Tuesday, December 25
Believe it or not, there are actually a few clubs open on Christmas. Over at Liquid Kitty in West Los Angeles, DJ Charlie X is spinning a no-cover mix of punk rock and various hits from that lost decade, the 1980s. Across town, at Viva Cantina in Burban ... More >>
*James Franco's MOCA Show Opening: 'There's Just a Lot of Dicks in There'
*James Franco & Alex Israel: Why Their Obsession With Celebrity Doesn't Pay Off
Who are we to argue celebrity artistic merit -- or any artistic merit anywhere? It is 2012, after all, and it has kinda all been done. ... More >>
If experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger had written Hollywood Babylon today (instead of during the 1950s), his subjects would have been among Saturday night's turnout at the MOCA members' opening for Kenneth Anger: ICONS.
Just substitute guitarist Dave Navarro for Rudolph Valentino, plus-size porn ... More >>
More Manimalian--Manimalien?--news today: L.A. band Hecuba has been laying a little low since the release a memorable EP and a very sophisticated full-length since 2008. If you've never met them, allow John Payne to introduce you to producer/singer Jon Beasley and singer/daner Isabelle Albuquerque ... More >>
(photo by Randall Roberts)
Today's a travel day for me, having just experienced the best little festival I've ever attended, the first annual Marfa Film Festival, in Marfa, Texas. The second annual one is already on my calendar for next year (and in the interim I'll be trying to convince my bosses ... More >>