Yes yes y’all, LA’s own minimal producer Nosaj Thing will be playing a free show at the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur park in Los Angeles starting at 7PM. We’ll most definitely be there and you should too. Check out his website for more info.
Probably one of the more important things that’s happening in my life is the anticipation of all things James Murphy everything. I’ve become infatuated with the man and am particularly excited for this exhibit as my interest in disco music has peaked as well, and I’m ready for the groovy goodness. There’s no date set for the exhibit yet, but there will be room replications of famous disco clubs from around the world, some disco inspired art and live performances (what would I do to see James Murphy spin again…things I can’t say over the internet [just kidding the internet is for weird shit like that but I won't tell you.... maybe it's the same answer to what I'd do for a Klondike bar....?]). Other than drooling over disco balls and James Murphy and the fact that he put it all together, this exhibit is especially important in examining a cultural movement that is continuously expanding. I haven’t seen a major boom in disco music (not like EDM at least), the disco world is quite vast, yet quiet. They make silent moves. Disco music and the culture that followed found many marginalized groups uniting for a common cause and became a source of identification as well. Just like when “Art in the Streets” was at the MOCA Geffen (the street art exhibit), it’s a cultural movement that’s still young, but needs to be documented. It needs emphasis on major figures, recognition of the “greats”, people who pushed the boundaries not only in the music but in the spaces the music was listened to, the atmosphere, the people who gave into disco, and gave it their all. Now that I’m done gushing, know that I’ll definitely be reporting back with dates and line-up announcements.
TRAFIK, a collective of bikers who bike the streets of L.A. have brought to you a documentary that dissects the fixie scene which has entered mainstream in the Bicyling world. We all know riding a bike on the streets of L.A can be dangerous, just last week there was a horrifying accident involving a drunk driver and 11 cyclists (3 of whom were hospitalized). “To Live and Ride in L.A”, directed by David Rowe dives into the lives of well known riders and the hidden culture that is unique to Los Angeles. From drag races in rush hour traffic to warehouse parties, there’s something new in this film you’ve probably never explored before.
This Saturday, June 25th, a screening and release party will be held for To Live & Ride in L.A. coinciding with other release parties in London, Germany, and Phoenix on the same night.
Banksy has been in the news a lot lately making a push for his incredible documentery Exit Through the Gift Shop to win an Oscar. Well, he’s at it again leaving his mark across Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, one of which I just so happened to drive by yesterday not even realizing it was his. Check it out below along with some other pieces that are being found. He is also posting them to his website so stay tuned for more.