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Young Adults’ House Slippers

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It’s been a little bit since we’ve checked in on LA dance makers Young Adults, the Friends of Friends supergroup from Leeor Brown and David Fisher. They’ve been pretty active lately, doing everything from running the deep house label to doing mixes for The Fader. They’ve also taken some time to do some things for themselves, namely release a new mix of some of their current favorite tracks. The resulting mix is fifty minutes of new house stuff called House Slippers, a clever examination of current players in the genre.

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Life’s A Pitch: A Word With Peter Monro

Life's A Pitch A Word With Peter Monro

In anticipation of the Los Angeles Music Video Festival, we spoke with four directors who will be presenting music video pitches to band Five Knives for the RedBull Records sponsored Life’s A Pitch contest. Each director will present a video idea and, whoever wins Five Knives’ vote, will get two days to make the video. To give an idea of who these directors are, we had a quick chat with each of them about their style and what they bring to this competition. Thus, meet Peter Monro.

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Pharaohs’ Replicant Moods

Pharaohs' Replicant Moods

Sometimes it feels like there is too much going on in Los Angeles and that it is absolutely impossible to keep up. It doesn’t give you a feeling of being overwhelmed: it kind of makes you feel like you’ll never quite be able to track all of the moving parts in this city. Music is an area that constantly eludes us and we try to forecast musicians who are worth a listen before they explode into something bigger than small town musical heroes. Rhye is the perfect example of an LA band who sidestepped all local forecasting and knocked every music listener of 2013 onto their asses. Pharaohs is another band who has been equally as elusive and is starting to bubble up in everyone’s conversations. Their recently released LP Replicant Moods is going to be another 2013 album that gets some next level attention because it’s a bright, casual, non-aggressive dance album we all didn’t know we wanted.

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Life’s A Pitch: A Word With John Heeg & Chris Westlund of Nautico

Life's A Pitch A Word With John Heeg & Chris Westlund of Nautico

In anticipation of the Los Angeles Music Video Festival, we spoke with four directors who will be presenting music video pitches to band Five Knives for the RedBull Records sponsored Life’s A Pitch contest. Each director will present a video idea and, whoever wins Five Knives’ vote, will get two days to make the video. To give an idea of who these directors are, we had a quick chat with each of them about their style and what they bring to this competition. First up? Nautico, AKA John Heeg and Chris Westlund.

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An Opening Of The Field Jess, Robert Duncan And Their Circle PMCA

PMCA has three upcoming shows of note, from September 14 through January 11: there is a showing of Jess Collins and Robert Duncan’s work along with contemporary show Burning Down the House and an installation by Stas Orlovski. There is a reception on September 13 too!

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Lacma September 2014

LACMA has a few upcoming events of note: September 6 and September 13 is an artist family workshop with Ingrid Calame and Shelby Roberts; Angel City Jazz is stopping by on September 19; and September 27 is Koran Arts Day.

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Dreamland Summer Haunted Euth T.S. Claire

Dreamland Summer is a new show opening August 30 at Clean Aesthetic that will feature new works from Haunted Euth and T.S. Claire.

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Demdike Stare

Doom techno and Modern Love artists Demdike Stare and Andy Stott are coming to town for a rare showing thanks to Mount Analog and Hollywood Forever. It’s happening September 27!

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Art Collector Starter Kit II Corey Helford

Corey Helford is welcoming Art Collector Starter Kit II, a big group show that sounds like it should have you walking out with some art. It has a big kick off on August 30 and will be up through September 13.

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