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Inside Iko Iko, Part Two

Inside Iko Iko, Part Two 1

Catch the first part of our visit with Iko Iko here.

In describing her Los Angeles-made Rowena Sartin clothing and accessories, Kristin Dickson-Okuda continually refers back to function and personality. The concise bio on her website tells us there’s an “everyday to the pieces…the clothes want you to be you and show that.” When you see these pieces incorporated into the serene geometry of IKO IKO, you understand what she’s striving for.

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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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EastSide Food Festival Castle Gourmet Mack Sennett

November 9 is the Eastside Food Festival which will include lots of great goodies from Castle Gourmet and Food Is The New Rock and more. It’s taking place at the Mack Sennett Studios and will be delicious.

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Hollywood Forever Comedy Is Dead XVIII Brian Posehn Mary Lynn Rjskub

Hollywood Forever is hosting a big funny night called Comedy Is Dead which is in its eighteenth incarnation. It will include comedy group WOMEN and Mary Lynn Rajskub and Brian Posehn.

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Theatricum Boo-tanicum  2014

Every year, Theatricum Botanicum hosts a Halloween festivity called “Theatricum Boo-Tanicum.” This year, the event is happening on October 31. Check it out!

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Lido Los Angeles Club Nokia

Young Norwegian producer Lido is coming to Los Angeles for a show at Club Nokia on October 3. His new EP is out now as is his new video, which you can catch on Complex.

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Damon Wayans Lyric Theatre Super Secret Comedy Show

Damon Wayans is going to step in for a Super Secret Comedy Show event that is a *rare* ninety minute set at the Lyric Theatre. Catch it on October 15!

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