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Into The KTCHN: A Word With Ryan Heffington On His Upcoming Show

Into The KTCHN A Word With Ryan Heffington On His Upcoming Show 1

In anticipation of Ryan Heffington’s premiere of KTCHN this coming Friday at Mack Sennet Studios in Silverlake, I recently asked Sir Heffington a series of questions about his inspirations and creative process. I imagine the performance and the evening to be a contemporary incarnation of a Ballet Russes/1960s happening that pushes traditional and academic modes of dance, choreography, and visual expression to a tipping point of ecstatic swooning full of laughter, gasping, and musing. Stay tuned for my response to the actual performance of KTCHN, too! But, for now, a word with Ryan on the upcoming show.

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Cayucas’ Bigfoot

Cayucas' Big Foot

Those hot LA days are nearly back and those hot days call for really chilled out music. Like, music that you can just turn on and zone out to as you tan and just enjoy the sun vibes the sky is giving you. Santa Monica’s Cayucas are very aware of this and they’ve perfectly crafted their sound to be the backdrop for these hot Southern California days. They know this is something locals like so that is what they are giving to us in their debut LP Bigfoot, an eight track record of hazy beach laid back rock. It’s a listen that will put any person–local and not-local–into that California cool point of view.

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Life’s A Pitch: A Word With DJay Brawner of Anthem Films

Life's A Pitch A Word With DJay Brawner of Anthem Films

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 DJay Brawner of Anthem Films.

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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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Molecule Designing The UNseen

Fifth Floor out in Chinatown is hosting a little art show about little things called Molecule. Catch it October 4 through November 16.

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Paper Chase Paper Cuts

Designer stationary outfit Paper Cuts by Paper Chase Press has three new entries into their series: get Luggage Tags from Tomboy Style, sketchbooks from Kelly Wearstler, and stationary from Sophie Buhai.

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Spider Pavilion Natural History Museum Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Natural History Museum is hosting a Spider Pavilion from September 21 through November 2. This is crazy and scary and cool.

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Grist And Toll Elegant Cooking WIth Whole Grains

Grist & Toll is having a class called Elegant Cooking With Whole Grains. These are always great learning experiences with food and you can get in on it on October 4.

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