This week, the ghost of a long-defunct society hosts a concert in Culver City, a video artist channels allergy-drug commercials and a sculptor pumps water through a maze of PVC pipes.
5. Renaissance meets RoboCop
Peter Weller starred in the 1987 film RoboCop, about a robotic police officer ("part ... More >>
This week, artist and sunglasses designer Alex Israel debuts the talk show he shot in the Pacific Design Center, trombonists perform in a downtown art space, and fringe physicists reinvent gravity.
5. They're a collective, not a choir
The trombone is purportedly the brass instrument with a range cl ... More >>
Hearing a DJ throw on the one song you never thought you'd hear other than on your own iTunes playlist will seal your allegiance to him. By spinning Supa Blanco's slurry Southern underground anthem "I Bet I Do," Brenmar did just that when he opened for Iggy Azalea's recent, supa anticipated show. In ... More >>
See also: The Classical Music Concerts We're Most Looking Forward to in 2012
This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of America's most influential composer, John Cage. He was born and raised -- and studied composition with Arnold Schoenberg -- right here in L.A. The man was one of the great ... More >>
Courtesy 1301PE GalleryA still from Modern Times, Forever, which might be the longest film ever made
Pacific Standard Time's performance-art festival continues through this weekend, but there are a few great exhibitions to see as well. One in Chinatown is almost therapeutic, while another, o ... More >>
5. Cage 2012
Southwest Chamber Music, Japanese American National Museum, March 3-4
Hey L.A., where's the love for your native son, John Cage? It's the 100th anniversary of his birth next year, and the only party in town is being thrown by Southwest Chamber Music. The opening Cage 2012 concert sho ... More >>
Do you like ballet? Do you like Baryshnikov? Do you have $350? If so, there are still a few tickets to see him dance this Monday night June 7 at REDCAT. It's a one night only thing. Proceeds benefit Cunningham Dance Foundation (CDF) and the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT).
For ... More >>
Legendary composer-performer Terry Riley is the creator of such groundbreaking "Minimalist" works as In C, A Rainbow In Curved Air, Poppy Nogood and, with the Kronos Quartet, decidedly un-Minimalist works as Cadenza on the Night Plain and Salome Dances for Peace.
He'll perform solo and in collabora ... More >>
"Big Church" begins with a female chorus. Then a low-tuned distorted guitar powers up like a muscle car, and the juxtaposition between the chorale passage -- all altos and sopranos -- and the creeping guitar pattern -- baritone and bass -- is immense. Both move slowly and with great intent, beauty ... More >>
Chart describing rough schedule of the Kronos Quartet, Matmos, Terry Riley, Mike Einziger concert at the Disney
We recently had lunch with Johanna Rees and Lisa Bellamore from the LA Philharmonic, and over the course of the meal the two outlined the next half year of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl ... More >>
The Silver Daggers were on the bill to play at the Part Time Punks' Third Anniversary show Sunday night. This is what they did for 20 minutes instead (a few of them--not all members were present):
At least if you're going to do nothing, make it interesting- see: John Cage; Kevin Smith; Andy Kauf ... More >>
Artists giving away their music for free, a chronology.
1906, Brant Rock, Massachusetts. Sailors off the coast of the Atlantic hear an eerie, otherworldly sound emanate from a box given to them by inventor Reginald Fessenden. On shore, Fessenden stands in front of a microphone attached to a sync ... More >>