Two words come to mind when I look back on this weekend — soaking wet. But despite being battered by the rain and wind, L.A. Weekly still managed to get out of the house and take in the city. We went slipping and sliding through the mud for LA Tech Paintball, hung out with mythological creatures at Meltdown Comics, chatted with Frank Kozik at the Robert Berman Gallery and got sweaty with Fucked Up at Echoplex. Read on for more…
Liz Ohanesian stopped by Meltdown on Saturday night and for LA Myth, an art show that imagined Los Angeles as a “whimsical, sometimes disturbing fairy land filled with cracked
skateboards, smog monsters and grotesque starlets, where laborers
became superheroes and St. Shakey watched over the girls working the
Santa Monica and Highland intersection.” Read more in her Style Council blog, “LA Myth: Exploring the Creatures That Run the City @ Meltdown Comics.”
Toronto, Canada's Fucked Up tore through an insane set on Friday at Echoplex. The killer lineup also included Mika Miko, Trash Talk and The Underground Railroad to Candyland. Check out more photos in Timothy Norris' slideshow.
On Saturday, the same day Shepard Fairey was arrested in Boston on tagging charges, fans lined up outside Bergamot Station's Robert Berman Gallery to nab limited edition Fairey posters as part of Harley-Davidson's “The Art of Rebellion” group show, which also featured work from Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Shawn Barber, the Clayton Brothers and more. Read more in Sophia Kercher's Style Council blog, “The Art of Rebellion: Fairey Fanatics, Low Brow Art Lovers @ Bergamot Station.”