There has been a pothole the size of a beach ball outside of our apartment for two months. It seems to have formed as a result of water runoff from the hill above it, speeding Hollywood Blvd commuters, and constantly turning Runyon Canyon visitors. We’ve learned to avoid it in our car but have seen many broken down cars camped out above it after injuring a wheel on it. How do you fix a problem like this? You can’t buy cement and patch the hole up yourself–but you can report it in via MyLA 311, a very helpful city maintenance (And more!) app every person in LA with a smart phone needs.
You know that scene in Star Wars where they are in that bar and there are all those crazy alien musicians? The idea of that is how you could describe the sound of Santa Ana/Los Angeles band Free The Robots. The sound like a normal jazz band put through a spacey filter with a dash of acid from many genres added into it. Their recently released In Other Worlds EP lives up to its title because, seriously, it sounds like the cooler version of whatever that Star Wars band was playing in Mos Eisley Cantina.
To help celebrate gay pride, Modern Love is hosting a two night party at the Standard Hollywood. There will be lots of guests from Booby Trap to Mustache Mondays to Sam Sparro to Kim Anh to Goddallars to Phyllis Navidad to Nicole of Nina Sky. Fun!
Raise your hand if you are refusing to listen to that new Daft Punk record? Well, that may only be me. Their move to make such a commercial, pop release was a total burn to the electronic stalwarts who once idolized them for doing their own thing. Now? They’re practically David Guetta. And good for them! Can’t wait until their robot helmet topped fragrance is released. What do you substitute in as an alternative to get your dance fix? Aside from the new Charli XCX or Rex The Dog or the new Disclosure single, there is an answer from LA: Classixx‘s guest filled about-damn-time debut LP Hanging Gardens. This is that *other* dance party album you’ll be hearing all Summer.
May 23 at Poketo will be a little book release party for James Gulliver Hancock’s All The Buildings In New York. It’s a little East coast coming West event and we totally need one of you guys to do something like this for LA.