Music lover, record collector, DJ, broadcaster, Gilles Peterson celebrates his syndicated radio show, ‘Worldwide,’ with a two-disc set that spans the show’s ten year existence and features music from Nitin Sawhney, Cinematic Orchestra feat Roots Manuva, Qtip, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Herbert, Jay Dee, Dwele, Amy Winehouse, Dizzy Rascal, M.I.A., Sebastien Tellier, Benga, Darkstar and much more.
After 2 years of web development, The 1 Second Film is excited to finally share their new website with all of you!
From August 27th through October 10th MAMA presents (I Can) Feel the Pulse, an exhibition featuring the influence of hip-hop on contemporary art by guest curator Charlie Dronkers.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) had launched their gastronomical ambitions last Tuesday, August 17th, in our very own neighborhood, Echo Park, at the new raw food restaurant, Mooi. If you’ve missed this event, you can still support our local farmers every week, or even every other week, and pick-up locally grown produce. CSA sticks with seasonal fruits and vegetables and, of course, everything is organic. Produce is available every Tuesday from 3 pm to 5 pm and each bag is $25. Please spread the word!
As part of the lead up to the World Basketball Festival, Nike Sportswear created a mini documentary of Brooklyn-raised rapper, songwriter and producer Theophilus London giving a tour of the neighborhood he grew up in. This video is part of “1 Love,” a Nike Sportswear experience created to celebrate the AF1 and hoops culture throughout NYC’s 5 borough’s. The “1 Love” program consists of a series of borough-specific mini documentaries, the release of five exclusive Borough Edition AF1′s and a Borough vs. Borough basketball tournament which took place on 7/31 and culminated in a block party at Nike Sportswear’s NYC boutique, Nike Sportswear @ 21 Mercer.
Rhythm guitarist for James Brown and Parliament/Funkadelic Phelps “Catfish” Collins passed away on Aug. 6 of cancer. Collins created some of funk music’s most memorable guitar licks, including Brown’s “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine” and Parliament’s “Flash Light.” He was older brother and mentor to bass legend Bootsy Collins, as well as inspiration for successive funk and hip-hop musicians.
The National’s Matt Berninger guest stars on Clogs’ “Last Days,” a track from their eponymous E.P. The video is directed by twin brothers Benjamin and Stefan Ramírez Pérez who study film and animation at the Academy of Media Arts and the Vancouver School, respectively. “Last Days” is the first single from the L.P. The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton.
The Orchestra Unleashed
El Portal Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/11 to 9/12/10
The Orchestra Unleashed, a concert of new classical music for the orchestra, will take place September 11 and 12 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. The Saturday, September 11 concert is at 8:00pm and the Sunday, September 12 concert is at 2:00pm. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available for purchase at the theatre website. There are a limited number of in-orchestra seats available. This unique experience gives audiences the opportunity to sit with the orchestra, immersed in the music. These tickets are $100 and only available at www.theorchestraunleashed.com.
Indie-rockers Local Natives introduce “Airplanes” off their debut album Gorilla Manor (Frenchkiss Records).
Dublab’s Weekly Sound Expansion series
The Hyperion Tavern – Los Angeles, CA
The dublab tape team have dug up their favorite cassingles, mixtapes, and cassette spooled albums for a night of magnetic music. Come enjoy the sounds of super saturation, hosted by frosty + matthewdavid and featuring a special guest set by the Let Him In DJ’s. Live VHS visions on the big screen. →