There’s a new venue in town, and it goes by the name Art House Live. Los Angeles has a long lasting and ever changing musical climate. The scenes come and go, shift and evolve. One such change that has taken place over the last several years, is a severe lack of a west-side scene to call your own.
For the last four years that I’ve lived in Los Angeles, I’d say about 95% of the shows I go to are east of the 101. It’s great for east-siders, but if you happen to live westward, like me, it can become a real drag making that trek. But drag no more, because Art House Live has begun, in might fashion, to fill that west-side void.
It started early this summer, when an old Top Tomato Market in Mar Vista was purchased and re-purposed as an office space/venue/gallery. Put in charge of the venue/gallery part of it, a group of young and hungry college students set out to get shows going every Friday during the summer. And so, every Friday, this summer they’ve thrown eclectic shows, from jazz nights, to electronic night filled with heavy beats, to folk-centric nights, to indie rock nights. Nothing is off limits,and no genre feels wrong in this space. That’s the beauty of it all. Whether it’s the jazz musings of growing legend Adam Schatz, or the staple of LA electronic music of Daedelus bringing down the house, it’s all fair game.
However, the summer sessions are coming to a close. This Friday, the 10th will be the summer session finale for Art House Live, and it won’t be one to miss, with acts from local musicians/bands Stag, Native Eloquence, Wet Leather, and Think. But fear not, we can look forward to Art House Live continuing on as a beacon of hope and a haven for truly good music even as the summer passes. I highly suggest you try to make it out on Friday (Facebook RSVP). Check out some pictures of the space and some of the events they’ve put on below, and follow their every move on Facebook.
At top, Daedelus at Art House Live.