Last week we were at a bit of a loss as to where to grab a bite to eat. We wanted to try some place new and different for us, things like Black Hogg and L&E Oyster Bar coming to mind but still somewhat familiar sounding to us. We sent out a Tweet, hoping to grab a great tip and, sure enough, we did. Thanks to Tweet from Bolton Design, we were tipped on to a new-ish Venice spot that comes by way or Roy Choi: Sunny Spot. We hadn’t heard of the place and were so intrigued by a Caribbean (“Caribbean”) restaurant that we decided we had to go!
Angeleno Jimmy Tamborello (code name: Dntel) caused a stir yesterday, when his new track “Bright Night” hit the online presses. We caught the song on XLR8R and it is a glitched out, horn driven electronic song for Spring.
Halfway through last Friday’s show with The Magnetic Fields and Bachelorette I remembered Stephin Merritt is one of us now. The iconic New Yorker moved to Los Angeles several years ago since adding film composer to his repertoire. I like to imagine him sitting in Hollywood bars dodging fans and scribbling down new songs for The Magnetic Fields.
The Queer Art canon in Southern California is thriving right now, an area of activity within the art realm that is branching from visual art to performance art and all other arenas as a result of the city being so diverse and welcoming, almost like the Ellis Island of the twenty first century. We welcome all ethnicities, all genders, all sexuality: Los Angeles is a land that allows you to be whatever you want professionally, physically, artistically, even sexually. In a way, it is the most American city. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives and ONE Archives Gallery & Museum have two concurrent shows that showcase queer art at the mid-century mark, sharing the place of LGBTQ art within the context of Pacific Standard Time.
It seemed like this time would never come: the end of Pacific Standard Time, the landmark Southern California chronicling areawide art show/happening/event that told everyone around the world, “What now? Southern California art IN THE HOUSE!!!” The overarching PST closes on March 31, which will feature tons of great programming and even a chance to see a bunch of great shows for free. There will be plenty of shows pushing on into April, May, and even June. However, no more sundials, no more My Time, no more Art As An Appetizer: PST as a whole will close Saturday, perhaps to come back soon in various incarnations around town. To celebrate this and give a fond goodbye, we have six extremely limited edition Pacific Standard Time Posters to give away!