Can you believe that Ninja Tune is turning 20? That’s crazy. The independent label that broke barriers and supports a prolific artist roster (Daedelus, The Death Set, Ghislain Poirier, Kid Koala, Mr. Scruff, Roots Manuva, Shuttle, Spank Rock, Toddla T, and on and on and on) is throwing a massive anniversary party at Santos Party House. Join us as we lose our shit to Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, DJ Food & DK, Poirier, Toddla T & Serocee, DJ Kentaro, & Eskmo. Doors open at 11 PM, see you guys there. Tickets are $20 presale so get em now while you can. Sorry kiddies, this is a 21+ event.
Cinefamily fans are in for a treat this week with the screening of Valhalla Rising, directed Nicolas Winding Refn (Director of Bronson and the Pusher trilogy). Nicolas himself will appear in person at the Cinefamily to present his latest film which is one of this year’s psychedelically charged original features. A metaphysical Middle Ages science fiction film shot in the remote highlands of Scotland, this film will be none like you’ve seen before. Nicolas draws from a variety of influences →
Tianguis is the Nahuatl word for open air markets dating from the Mesoamerican period and still in existence today. It also is the name of the project by Ana Guajardo, which examines a contemporary community of vendor-artists in Los Angeles that participate in the urban market culture. This project explores three different →
Obay Creative in association with Jog9 Productions are proud to release a director’s cut from filmmaker Joslyn Rose Lyons of the award winning 2006 Hip Hop Documentary Soundz of Spirit. OBay Creative is a boutique production and marketing firm that has worked with Warner Brothers, VH1, and Discovery just to name a few. Soundz of Spirit is a documentary film that explores the relationship between the creative process and spirituality in hip hop culture. The →
The group exhibit, Extreme Exposure, presented by the Annenberg Space for Photography features arresting imagery from five unique photographers who work specifically with wildlife, climate and environment. These guys have captured some of our planet’s most extreme environments, risking their lives by dangling from a helicopter or immersing themselves in alligator-infested waters. These photographers all share the same passion and purpose, which is →
Tickets for MoogFest 2010 have been on sale since August 13th at 12 Noon Eastern but it’s not too late if you haven’t gotten yours yet. Besides the amazing lineup that already exists, AC Entertainment is eager to share some new additions to the lineup, giving you yet another reason why you should be getting your ticket now. That’s right, DEVO, Disco Biscuits, Van Dyke Parks, Clare and the Reasons, Bonobo, and Ikonika are joining the festival bill! →
Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer in partnership with Collective Media and DIRECTV is proud to announce that they have had their debut of Guitar Center Sessions, a new television special featuring exclusive performances and intimate conversations with revered musicians on August 21st.
The show is hosted by Jason Bentley, KCRW’s Music Director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic. Guitar Center Sessions’ first episode features the iconic Peter Gabriel, fresh off of the release of his critically-acclaimed new album “Scratch My Back” and sold-out world tour. The show premieres August 21st on DIRECTV’s The →
Eleven Arts and New York-Tokyo is proud to bring to you the Japanese documentary film, Beautiful Islands, directed and produced by Kana Tomoko and executive produced Kore-eda Hirokazu. Yes, it’s a movie on global warming but trust, you’re not looking at An Inconvenient Truth part 2. This film looks at three beautiful islands, all effected in one way or another by climate change: Tuvalu in the South Pacific, Venice in Italy, and Shishmaref in Alaska. The people of these islands all love their native land and they welcome you into their daily lives. Festivals and traditional crafts that have been passed on for generations and living the simple life by the →
This month is the month for those of you out there in LA who are Japan-crazy but don’t have the yen saved up for a trip across the Pacific Ocean. San-X characters Rilakkuma (the ridiculously adorable brown bear) and Mamegoma are proud to present Rilakkuma Weekend. This weekend will include amazing food, fun and shopping, in association with Umami Burger. Jamie Rivandeneira of JapanLA will curate a custom San-X pop-up shop filled with San-X characters and rare merchandise from Japan. To celebrate and top off this amazing weekend, there will also be a party and Japanese-inspired events produced by Bubble Punch. Come join the fun and →
Bilal’s highly anticipated album, “Airtight’s Revenge” comes out September 14th from Los Angeles based independent label, Plug Research. This music video of “Robots”, which is featured on his new album, “Airtight’s Revenge” is shot by Mikael Colombu, and gives a great sample taste of what the new material entails in the upcoming album.