I know I’ve said it before, but Passion of the Weiss is really the only music blog I read these days. So when they posted this lovely eclectic mix recently, I had to give it a listen. Pretty awesome selection, classing mixing, no trainwrecks, no major surprises there. Well worth sharing? Check. You can visit the Passion of the Weiss site for in-depth notes on the track selection, and you can stream and/or download via the Soundcloud page. Enjoy.
ARTCRANK is a poster party for bike-lovers, which first started in Minnesota in 2007. This Saturday, November 9th, ARTCRANK-LA will take place at Space 15Twenty in Hollywood. Admission is free and the event will feature limited edition poster prints for $40 from the 30 contributing LA-based artists, who include Amy de Leon, Eyeone, Marco Zamora, SEIZER-ONE, and many more. Take a look at the 2012 video and some previews of the limited edition posters. More details on their FB page too.
Slow Culture are back with another great-looking opening, right on the tail of their successful exhibition of work by Jay Howell, in conjunction with The Hundreds. This week Friday, they’ll unveil a selection of work by LA-based artist Kristofferson San Pablo, who has an idiosyncratic style blending fine art techniques with contemporary pop culture references. 7-10pm. See you there.
I couldn’t make it to the recent Jay Howell opening at Slow Culture gallery in Highland Park, on account of being on the opposite side of the Pacific and all. Luckily, The Hundreds were on hand to document the shenanigans. It’s only fitting when you consider the exhibition showcased art from the Jay Howell x The Hundreds capsule collection, and the gear from said collection was also on hand. Word on the street is, this was one of Slow Culture’s best openings yet. Onward and upward, gents!
I was in Japan last week, for the recent Architecture for Dogs opening there. No complaints here, but one downside was that I missed the awesome one day Break Bread installation which Angeleno artist Patrick Martinez exhibited at El Tapatio Market in Bell Gardens (a city located between LA and Long Beach). Luckily, LA TACO have great coverage of Patrick’s amazing work inside the grocery store.
I’m not sure how long this amazing work from the CRYPTIK Pop-Up at HutchLA is going to be available online at HutchLA so all I can say is don’t sleep. If you couldn’t make it over to the retail/art space in Verdugo Village to check out the exhibition in person, this is your best bet for coming up on some amazing CRYPTIK work!
The good people at Australian magazine ACCLAIM recently interviewed my talented and industrious buddy Ivan Jimenez of Skulls Intl. Just like ACCLAIM said, Ivan has had an impressive career, and deserves a lot of credit for creating some of the most eye-catching 5-panel caps you’ll see anywhere. Ivan works harder than most people I know and he really respects his customers too. A lot of brands have jumped on his brandwagon and are biting his style shamelessly, so it’s great to see him credited for his work.
In preparation for the Jay Howell opening Except My Love at Slow Culture this evening, the Highland Park gallery have posted an interesting interview with the Cali-based artist, called 5 Questions W/ Jay Howell. It’s a great way to find out a little more about this talented artist, inspirations behind his pieces in the show, and also about his Nickelodeon cartoon Sanjay & Craig.
Last week Imprint Culture Lab hosted compelling Angeleno artist David Choe at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo, LA. It was pretty incredible, honestly. It was shocking and entertaining and intense and inspiring, all at once. The #IMPRINTPRESENTS talk series initially launched with LA-based videographer and VJ Levi Maestro earlier this year. The video reel from that talk is just out, so now everyone who couldn’t join us in LB can get a feel for what went down, by simply clicking play. It’s several highlights from an hour-long talk, edited down to about 9min.
If you’re looking for a funky soundtrack to liven up your cubicle/commute/crib today, you needn’t look any further than this new Planet Rock mix, just out from DJs Chuck Wild and Canyon Cody, in celebration of a year of weekly Saturday night party-rocking at The Virgil on Santa Monica Blvd. Just like the art says, it touches upon classics, hip-hop, funk, indie, disco, house, reggae, Latin, and global bass. Check out their Facebook page for more info on the party.