Open Arts & Music Festival featuring the Allah-Las and more!

Open Arts & Music Festival featuring the Allah-Las and more!

Open Arts & Music Festival

Live music, art, kids area, public art & beer garden!
Allah-Las met while working at the biggest of all the L.A. Record stores, but they became a band in an even more rare and special space—a California basement, dug out somewhere between the mountains and the beach. They began gigging shortly after their conception in and around Los Angeles in the later part of 2008. It wasn’t until three years later that they would find the proper environment to record their first single “Long Journey” which now bookends their self-titled release. These were the kind of songs that bounced between London and Los Angeles, the kind of thing that could have come from Mick Jagger or Arthur Lee or both at once, with crystalline guitar and slow-mo drums that recalled the way the waves take big bites of the beach at night. This was mystery music from the strange and ancient-modern California fringe, more Night Tide than Easy Rider. Allah-Las were a reflection of a reflection, an echo of an echo, a band that was psychedelic not because of reverb or shredding through pedals but for the simple way their songs seem to extend to infinity. (Chris Ziegler)

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Blondie @ Microsoft Theater 7/28

All photos taken in Los Angeles by Bradley Dupray.

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The Growlers’ Beach Goth 2018 at LA State Historic Park, August 05, 2018

The GrowlersBeach Goth 2018 at LA State Historic Park, August 05, 2018

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Leland and the Silver Wells debut stunning new single, "Luck of the Draw"




Photo Credit: Larissa Jakes



Download: http://bit.ly/2M6yb62
On her latest album Leland and the Silver Wells, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Leland Ettinger creates songs that are expansive yet intimate, offering artfully layered arrangments that transport the listener while driving home the vividly personal lyrics of such intoxicating tunes as “We Dissolve,” “Was a Prisoner,” “Give Up the Gun,” “Lost My Way” and the epic, Joan Didion-inspired “Play It As It Lays” (Didion’s namesake novel also inspired the “Silver Wells” moniker). The album’s lovingly textured arrangements incorporate strings, brass and woodwinds along with conventional rock instrumentation to create a stirring musical statement that abounds with warmth and humanity.
Leland and the Silver Wells is the artist’s third album, and her first in over a decade. While her two previous efforts—2004’s Forever and 2007’s The Golden West, both released under the name Leland—won Ettinger a fair amount of attention, she’s also kept busy in her parallel career as a photographer, in which she explores the visual aspect of the same iconoclastic vision that drives her music.
“I wanted to make a true album that feels like an emotional journey and a singular entity, even though everybody tells me that people don’t perceive music this way anymore,” the artist says of Leland and the Silver Wells. “I think that there are still people who want the traditional emotional journey of an album. It’s like a novel, and the songs are the chapters that inform each other and give depth to one another.
“This group of songs,” she continues, “comprises the protagonist’s journey through valleys and swamps, through dark alleys, across oceans, high atop the mountain, deep inside the forest, and across the desert plain to redemption. Similarly to my photography, I would like this music to affect people on a primitive level as something that first draws the listener in because of something familiar and then opens up into something new, fresh and transformative. I want the listener to be transported on an emotional journey of healing and truth.”
For Leland and the Silver Wells, the Los Angeles-based artist—who plays piano, six- and twelve-string guitar and banjo on the album—assembled a large group of some of that city’s finest musicians, with the help of producers Marc Dote (who also plays bass on most of the tracks) and Steve Gregoropoulos (who arranged the album’s strings, woodwinds, brass and marimba).
Leland grew up in San Francisco and attended the Rhode Island School of Design and U.C. Irvine, studying painting, photography, video and performance art. She received an Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the California Institute of the Arts, where she also took classes in piano, harp, sitar and Indian singing. She began writing songs in her early 20s, equally inspired by the introspective songcraft of Joni Mitchell and the widescreen presentation of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
“I think my expressions in both music and photography grew out of a need to collaborate and be social,” she continues. “When I write a song, I am working to complete it so I can convene with other people to make it come alive. The song to me is the blueprint or the script that allows the real magic of collaboration to unfold. It becomes greater than the sum of its parts, and it is exhilarating to give birth to something that is the result of like minds plugging into the One Mind and creating magicin that moment. That, to me, is the high of art. Music to me is the superlative high of collaboration, so immediate and beyond mind and words.
“This album was the product of many years of stops and starts in songwriting after the birth of my daughter,” Leland explains. “After I had her, it became very difficult to write, and I thought I would never be able to complete a song again. The songs on this album are composed of many of the scattered fragments I could come up with over these years, which I revisited on my iPhone and which miraculously came to life. After I composed three songs, I called my producer Marc Doten and we embarked on a two-year recording process. I worked with many of the same musicians I had worked with on my previous albums, but this time we spent a lot more time rehearsing, and we were able to create some interesting tempo changes and musical shifts that evolved during rehearsal.”
With Leland and the Silver Wells having reached its long road to completion, Ettinger is looking forward to bringing its songs to life on stage. “We’re excited to perform it live,” she says. “We had our first gig in March with an eight-piece band including trumpet and violin, and another one coming up in June, and I’m very excited about booking more dates.”
Leland and the Silver Wells
Leland and the Silver Wells
Rubia Records
September 14, 2018

01. We Dissolve
02. Was A Prisoner
03. Luck Of The Draw
04. Give Up The Gun
05. Lost My Way
06. Carry Me Home
07. Coming Down
08. Shallow Tides
09. Play It As It Lays

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"For various reasons this record means a LOT to us and we’re thrilled have a chance to play it in its entirety, in New York, nonetheless. I’d say it’s gonna be a special night." – Tunde Adebimpe
July 31, 2018…New York, NY…Today TV On The Radio announce a concert to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their groundbreaking album “Dear Science,” to be performed on September 20, 2018, at Knockdown Center in New York. The band will play the album in its entirety. Tickets may be purchase HERE.

TV on the Radio has been called “the most vital band in America” (Associated Press), "one of the most compelling rock and roll stories of the modern age" (BBC), “the most innovative band on the planet” (AV Club) and simply "superb" (Rolling Stone). In short,TV on the Radio established themselves as the most groundbreaking musicians of this generation and one of the most influential bands of the decade.

The band’s 2008 album Dear Science was voted #1 by fans in Pitchfork’s Reader’s Poll and the #1 album in the Village Voice’s Pazz and Jop poll (composed of reviews by more than 800 critics). TV on the Radio consistently confounds expectations while managing to balance respect from critics and peers alike.
Grammy® nominated TV On The Radio - Tunde Adebimpe, Jaleel Bunton, Kyp Malone, Dave Sitek and formerly the late Gerard Smith – has been awarded the Short List Music Prize, asked by David Bowie to collaborate, performed on every continent, sold out both the Apollo Theater and Radio City Music Hall, graced the stages of every late night show including Saturday Night Live, and shot a music video with Pee Wee Herman.

Praise for DEAR SCIENCE:
TV On the Radio's third album proper, managed to pull off something rather special: it boldly took guitars where no album had gone before. And it did so with more creativity, daring and flair than any record since Radiohead's OK Computer. – The Guardian

Dear Science is a brilliant balancing act between pop aspiration and music-geek aesthetics.” Rolling Stone

On "Dear Science," TVOTR embraces emotions of the here and now -- lust, anger, the dancer's bliss.” Ann Powers Los Angeles Times

“Career-defining stuff.” The Guardian

“Yes, this is shit-hot thrilling music. But it's also brainy and ambivalent, and more engaging for it.” Pitchfork

“TV on the Radio traded its noisiness for clarity, the better to reveal the workings of its ambitious, multilayered songs: programming and hands-on playing, rock and funk, elegies and dance grooves, accusations and embraces. Each song follows its own idiosyncratic path from mourning to affirmation.” New York Times

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Anna Calvi Shares Title Track From Third Studio Album 'Hunter' Out on August 31


Shares title track to upcoming album - listen HERE

Hunter due out August 31st via Domino

Photo Credit: Maisie Cousins

Today, Anna Calvi shares the title track from her much anticipated third studio album,Hunterdue for release on August 31st, 2018 via Domino. "Hunter" sees Calvi celebrating the transcendent aspects of pleasure and finding a home and community in queer spaces.According to Calvi, the track is about "exploring a more subversive sexuality, which goes further than what is expected of a woman in our patriarchal heteronormative society."

Watch the "Hunter" visualizer HERE

Stream "Hunter" via DSPs HERE

"Hunter" follows the release of the album's first single, "Don't Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy". The accompanying video was directed by rising star and recent Kendrick Lamar collaborator, William Kennedy, and choreographed by Aaron Sillis (FKA Twigs) and is available to watch here.

Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Grinderman) at Konk Studios in London with some further production in LA, Hunter was recorded with Anna's band - Mally Harpaz on various instruments and Alex Thomas on drums - with the addition of Adrian Utley from Portisheadon keys and Martyn Casey from The Bad Seeds on bass. It has a new rawness, a primal energy into which Calvi pushes the limits of her guitar and voice beyond anything she's recorded before.

Hunter is the embodiment of the feeling of truly letting go. For the BRIT award and double Mercury Music Prize-nominated songwriter and virtuosic guitarist, it was a catharsis, an opportunity to be more truthful than ever. A queer and a feminist record, Hunter is a visceral album exploring sexuality and breaking the laws of gender conformity and is galvanising in its hunt for freedom. It was important to Calvi that it was as vulnerable as it is strong; as beautiful as it is harsh; as much about the hunted as it is about the hunter. But she's careful not to characterise any of these traits as "masculine" or "feminine" - the whole point is that one person, of any gender, can be both. The power is in the contrast itself; in the way she oscillates between extremes, sounding freer than ever before. She wanted to express herself while being "free from the story that either gender is given, free from worrying how people would judge me on what I want to do with my body and myself. For me, that's quite a utopian vision."

Hunter will be available on CD, LP, digitally and on limited edition deluxe LP 180g red vinyl with exclusive signed print, encased in a high gloss gatefold sleeve with download code.
Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digitally

Hunter tracklisting
1.) As A Man
2.) Hunter
4.) Indies Of Paradise
5.) Swimming Pool
6.) Alpha
7.) Chain
8.) Wish
9.) Away
10.) Eden
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Billie Eilish North American Tour Sold Out. Is Vevo's Newest LIFT Artist


'dont smile at me' EP ENTERS TOP 40 IN THE BILLBOARD 200

“you should see me in a crown”
Retail | Apple Music | iTunes | Spotify | Tidal | Amazon | Google Play | Youtube

Billie Eilish’s North American headlining tour has officially sold out within minutes of tickets going on-sale. The Darkroom/Interscope Records artist also announced additional live dates in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C and Toronto. For a full list of tour dates and further information, see below and go to: www.billieeilish.com

In other news, Billie Eilish is Vevo’s newest LIFT artist of 2018. Vevo’s LIFT initiative connects today’s rising stars to audiences around the globe with original creative content. Vevo will release installments each week of performances and behind-the-scenes footage, bringing fans closer to the pop artist than ever before. Released today, Eilish’s performance of “bitches broken hearts” [watch HERE], which comes fresh off the back of the release of her latest single “you should see me in a crown” [watch Vevo LIFT’s exclusive performance HERE].

Billie’s has now surpassed 1 BILLION COMBINED STREAMS worldwide, while her debut EP ‘dont smile at me’ has now entered the Top 40 in the Billboard 200 Charts (currently at #38) and her singles “ocean eyes" and “lovely (with Khalid)” have both been certified RIAA GOLD in North America. 

Be sure to catch Billie’s bi-weekly Beats 1 radio show ‘groupies have feelings too’ HERE.

Billie Eilish is currently working on her debut album.

08/01 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL - SOLD OUT
08/02 – Lollapalooza Festival – Chicago, IL
08/04 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, ON
08/10-12 – Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA
08/23 - Republik - Honolulu, HI – SOLD OUT
09/15-9/16 - Music Midtown Festival - Atlanta, GA
10/02 - Bridgestone Arena (Supporting Florence & The Machine) - Nashville, TN
10/03 - Spectrum Center (Supporting Florence & The Machine) - Charlotte, NC
10/04 - The NorVA - Norfolk, VA - SOLD OUT
10/06 - All Things Go Festival - Washington DC
10/23 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR - SOLD OUT
10/24 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA - SOLD OUT
10/28 – Metro – Chicago, IL - SOLD OUT
10/30 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON - SOLD OUT
10/31 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON - SOLD OUT
11/02 – House of Blues – Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
11/03 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY - SOLD OUT
11/04 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA - SOLD OUT
11/05 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY - SOLD OUT
11/07 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC** SOLD OUT
11/07 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – SOLD OUT
11/13 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX - SOLD OUT
11/14 – Emo’s – Austin, TX - SOLD OUT
11/16 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ - SOLD OUT
11/17 – SOMA – San Diego, CA - SOLD OUT
11/20 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA - SOLD OUT
11/21 - The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA - SOLD OUT
11/23 - The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA - SOLD OUT

**5:30PM doors/ 6:30PM show.
“dont smile at me” EP is OUT NOW.
my boy
party favor
ocean eyes
iTunes | Apple Music | Spotify | Google Play | Amazon | VEVO

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Nico, 1988 opens in NY and LA this week, Tribute Concert at LPR in NY on 8/2 feat. Marissa Nadler, U.S. Girls & more!

Nico, 1988 opens in NY and LA this week, Tribute Concert at LPR in NY on 8/2 feat. Marissa Nadler, U.S. Girls & more!
TRAILER: Nico, 1988 -
Join us on Thursday, Aug. 2 at LPR in NYC for this very special one-night only concert celebrating the music of Nico and the release of the new film Nico, 1988, starring Trine Dyrholm, directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli and opening in NYC on Aug 1 and in LA on Aug 3. This intimate tribute concert will feature six artists performing a mix of Nico covers and originals, including Marissa Nadler, U.S. Girls, Julie Byrne, Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance / IUD), L'Rain and Tammy Faye Starlite.
Marissa Nadler
U.S. Girls
Julie Byrne
Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance / IUD)
Tammy Faye Starlite
Trine Dyrholm
Le Poisson Rouge / LPR.COM / #LiveatLPR
Aug. 2, 2018
Doors at 6pm / Show begins at 7pm
$20 advance / $25 at the door
Presented by Magnolia Pictures / Curated by Force Field PR & Brandon Stosuy
Poster design by Ben Barnes
Magnolia Pictures will open NICO, 1988, filmmaker Susanna Nicchiarelli’s authentically enigmatic chronicling of the iconic singer-songwriter’s final years, on Weds. August 1 at the Film Forum in NYC, and on Friday, August 3 exclusively at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles.
On Friday, August 10, the film’s run will expand to include Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and NoHo 7 in North Hollywood and the Edwards Westpark 8 in Irvine.
Driven by Trine Dyrholm’s (Thomas Vinterberg’s muse in such films as THE COMMUNE and THE CELEBRATION) electrifying performance, NICO, 1988 premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, where it won Best Film in the festival’s Horizons section, and went on to play at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Dyrholm’s portrayal of the aging Nico is a tour de force, interpreting rather than impersonating the famed singer-songwriter approaching 50 and leading a solitary existence in Manchester, far from her glam days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for The Velvet Underground. Her life and career on the ropes, Nico’s new manager Richard (John Gordon Sinclair) convinces her to hit the road again and tour Europe to promote her latest album. Struggling with her demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with the son (Sandor Funtek) whose custody she lost long ago. A brave
and uncompromising musician, Nico’s is the story of an artist, a mother, and the woman behind the icon.
93 minutes | Magnolia Pictures | Rated R
In English

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Stormy Daniels Joins Lady Parts Justice Golden Probe Awards Hosted by Margaret Cho



The Lady Parts Justice

 2018 Golden Probe Awards

Hosted by

October 20, 2018

Lady Parts Justice (LPJ) is thrilled to announce that Stormy Daniels has joined their exciting lineup of presenters at this year’s Golden Probes Awards.

From her unconquerable rally to expose Trump to recently being set up by Trump goons in a  pre-planned arrest, Stormy Daniels refuses to back down from the right wing's unscrupulous attempts to sideline and silence her. Stormy Daniels represents the new face of feminism and the right for bodily autonomy and is a welcome addition to an already star-studded line up of exceptional talent that includes Margaret Cho as this year’s host!

Stormy Daniels states: “I was surprised and honored when I was invited to be a presenter at this year's Golden Probe Awards and I'm very much looking forward to this exciting evening. With reproductive rights under assault in Washington, there's never been a more important time to shine a light on the assholes trying to take our rights away."

Other celebrity comedians and actors to present at this year’s Golden Probes include Lizz Winstead (“The Daily Show,” Founder LPJ), Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Jessica Pimental (“Orange is the New Black”), Dan Savage (Host of Savage Lovecast, Writer of “Savage Love”), Dulce Sloan (“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”), Kathy Najimy (“King of the Hill”), Michelle Buteau (WNYC’s “Late Night Whenever”), plus Brian Unger, Mike Hot Pence, Holly Miranda, Ambrosia Parsley, and Franchesca Ramsey with MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME!

The Golden Probe Awards is produced by LPJ, the comedy based reproductive rights non-profit, helmed by “The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead who states:

“Stormy Daniels encompasses what the Golden Probes is all about. A woman who lives her life on her own terms and who will fight assholes great and small who try and get in her way!”

In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, this past year set Golden Probe records in terms of the number of terrifyingly stellar nominations received for most sexist, most misogynist, and most insane anti-abortion enthusiasts. With categories like “Best Original Science” and feminists fan favorite, the “Pro-Lifetime Achievement” award, it promises to be a night full of raucous resistance. The Golden Probes will not only give out awards, it will also feature all the trappings of an awards show including musical numbers, comedy monologues, and some of your favorite “celebrity interviewers” on the red carpet!


Tickets $30-250
The Golden Probes 2018 at Town Hall
5pm red carpet
6pm VIP reception
7pm regular doors
8pm show

The full show will be available to watch online on Sunday, October 28 at 8pm ET/5pm PT!


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Sevdaliza & director Emmanuel Adjei team up for new film 'Shahmaran'. A spiritual symbolic story.


Sevdaliza partnered with visionary Emmanuel Adjei to create their new film "Shahmaran". With Sevdaliza's music and energy in the film, Ghanaian director Emmanuel Adjei tells the story of the black man, that continues life in a cycle of oppression. The modern chains on black men today are the aspirations of decadence, power and success that create a false sense of autonomy and freedom. This leaves them victim to addictions to power and materialism. Unable to venture outside what is "expected" of their behavior. The film serves to show two very different marginalized individuals (Sevdaliza & Adjei) supporting one another, whilst respecting each other's space and voice. The visual featuring, three years in development came to fruition after Adjei and Sevdaliza came to a symbiotic understanding that 'Shahmaran' was her music to his story.
Shahmaran, is the creator and creation in symbiosis. It is a painting that remains unfinished. The musical process, of composition and production which was ongoing for several years, gave Sevdaliza the ability to let Shahmaran grow as she grew in her artistry.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/2uMsLPlPfJo

"Carrying the burden of their ancestors most African American men today are still born into an environment that limits their freedom. Drawn to the dream of having power and success they hold on to the image of a false like idea of autonomy and with it success. It is however this house of freedom that has enslaved these men again. Chained to a phantasy often with materialistic nature keeps them upright throughout survival. They have become a victim of their addictions to power and materialism."

Emmanuel Adjei is a Ghanaian-Dutch film director and visual artist working internationally in moving image from Amsterdam, Netherlands. With a background in Fine Arts and a primary interest in storytelling, Emmanuel's work deals with human narratives, captured by his unique visual language. Creating atmospheric worlds in both a painterly and cinematic style, Emmanuel always seeks to challenge the boundaries between fiction and reality.

In 2016 Emmanuel received acclaim for his short film 'The Formula', and his music video 'Human' for Iranian-Dutch artist Sevdaliza was praised by the likes of Billboard, Vogue, The Fader, Nowness, Pitchfork, Promo News and V Magazine. In 2017 Emmanuel transcended into commercial work, most recently for Hugo Boss, Dita, and the Dutch streetwear giant Patta. This combination makes Emmanuel Adjei one of the biggest talents in an upcoming generation of European directors from the black diaspora.

VIDEO ASSETS FOR POSTING: http://bit.ly/shahmaran_assets

"Shahmaran" is part of the debut album of Sevdaliza, ISON, listen here: 

Sevdaliza is on tour, check here:

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