Monday, July 30
EL REY THEATRE
The South rises again in the form of Big K.R.I.T. ("king remember in time"), a marvelously dexterous rapper-producer from Mississippi who insists that it's "Cool 2 Be Southern" on his debut full-length CD, Live From the Underground. He has produced key tr ... More >>
photo by Sidney BensimonRussia dances to music by Ariana Delawari
Performance artists making out in the lobby, belly-dancers popping out of the ether, acrobats flexing pool-side, Mia Doi Todd serenading the audience from atop of the fireplace -- Nicole Disson's performance art extravaganza TH ... More >>
David Lynch: visionary filmmaker and....pop star? Lynch just released two new singles on Sunday Best Recordings, the electro-pop "Good Day Today" and blues-y "I Know." While Lynch has worked on his own soundtracks and other music projects in the last few years, these tracks are quite a depa ... More >>
Desolate solo acoustic version of the already "Almost There" from Aska Matsumiya, Moonrats singer/keyboardist, L.A. Ladies Choir co-founder and collaborator with Spike Jones and Flea and David Scott Stone and now Ariana Delawari, whose own story leads from Kabul to L.A. to David Lynch's new label. ... More >>
SoulwaxThe two most pressing questions about Saturday's HARD Summer in downtown Los Angeles have nothing to do with quality.
With Soulwax, Crystal Castles and Major Lazer topping a bill that includes the likes of Flying Lotus and Diplo, promoter Gary Richards has assembled the kind of dance ... More >>
The free staging of the musical New. last weekend pulled a win for the avant-garde social scene. While experimental theater has long been a place for innovative social commentary by crafty bohemians like Beckett and Shakespeare, the emerging twentysomething generation hasn't much bothered to make th ... More >>
Here's an Earth Day thought: imagine that two narcissistic party girls--Nicole & Paris but with better vocabularies--survive the apocalypse and rebuild civilization according to their depraved self-serving desires. They destroy the world maybe twice in the process through song and dance. This ... More >>
While you were sleeping off NYE on Friday, LA-based Manimal Vinyl and Brit-based Duran Duran teamed up to announce the details of the label's forthcoming David Bowie tribute, which, as of this writing, is still unnamed.
Among the many potential highlights are covers of Bowie songs by the aforeme ... More >>
For fans of semi-obscure Canyon folk music, tonight is a watershed moment. Linda Perhacs, whose single album from 1970s, Parallelograms, is a transcendent piece of Topanga beauty, will perform selections from the album for the first time ever. As well, she will debut a new song, the first she's unve ... More >>