The album release party for the new Bei Ru LP on Friday was a lot of fun. Stay tuned for the first video from LA Zooo to drop soon. In the meantime here’s a video for ‘Sweet Temptress’ from his 2015 album Saturday Night At The Magic Lamp. Gives you a great sense of Bei Ru’s unique sound – seamlessly combining Armenian and Middle Eastern sounds with the hip-hop tradition of cutting samples together in amazing new ways. Video by Postas.
The good people at Hutch LA recently got their hands on the last of these great Gold Series tees from Los Angeles-based artist CRYPTIK. Moksha is the Hindu concept of transcending reincarnation and achieving liberation, release, and emancipation from the cycle of rebirth. Incredible original handiwork by the homie CRYPTIK!
This week’s T-shirt of the Week is this slightly older graphic tee from Work Clothing, which pays tribute to Los Angeles sports broadcasting legend Vin Scully, who has famously had 67 seasons as the play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers. His final home game was on September 25th, just a few days ago. Currently available from the good people at Hutch LA.
Over the weekend I signed a Change.org petition asking the popular SoCal burger chain In-N-Out to add a veggie burger to their menu. Here’s an interesting LA Times Opinion piece by Good Food Institute’s communications manager Emily Byrd (who started the petition) on all the madness that ensued.
East Side Story: a Celebration of East Los Angeles Through the Perspective of Gil Veni Vici opens at HVW8 Gallery in West Hollywood tomorrow evening. The exhibition celebrates East Los Angeles by tasking 14 artists to create the feel and culture of the neighborhood. Featuring Photographs by: Steven Arroyo, Alex Bortz, Jason Clifton, Faso, Patrick Hoelck, Niko the Ikon, Adri Law, Steve Olson, Estevan Oriol, Dan Regan, Rick Rodney, Patrick O’Brien Smith, Spanto, and Paulo Wallo.
A new 3 day music festival launches in Long Beach this weekend and it looks to be absolutely epic! Presented by KCRW and produced by a group of super talented and accomplished Long Beach-based musicians, find out more at the Music Tastes Good website.