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A View From City Hall, Then And Now

A View From City Hall, Then And Now

I’ve been inside City Hall one time. It was to one of the top floors for a performance of Suzanne Lacy’s Pacific Standard Time Storying Violence, which gathered lawmakers, experts, and an audience of bloggers to discuss the problem of rape in Los Angeles. The last thing on anyone’s mind during such a serious conversation was, “Hey, excuse me, hey: do you mind if I take a step out onto the balcony snap a few photographs of the city? Pretty please with sugar on top??” Not happening. The place was under tight security and the only view I could see was a sliver of the Hollywood Hills from my seat. I was super bummed I couldn’t take a closer look. Thankfully, photographers Ellis R. Bosworth and Scott Harrison got the chance to do that…except they did it fifty eight years apart from each other! The result is a super fun then-and-now feature the Los Angeles Times has up on comparing various views from the top of City Hall.

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Eskmo’s Terra

Eskmo's Terra

Eskmo is the alias for Los Angeles electronic music producer Brendan Angelides. His style has been described as “electronic hip-hop” and certainly carries the weight of both synthesized music trends and hip-hop styles. He filters this concept through a buoyant electronic lens, perhaps even grabbing influence from his eskimo name as many of his songs are clean open landscapes that he distorts. His latest EP Terra comes out January 21 and is a quick little record that has Eskmo exploring a musical world that he has made up.

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Earthnform

Earthnform

We are all aware that we waste a lot of resources. In California, it’s almost pointed out to us daily because we are pushed to recycle and to conserve and to reuse our resources. “Do not waste!” is practically our state motto. Earthnform is a local art duo who are taking the idea of anti-waste and turning it into practical art. They take common and uncommon plastic forms you can find in a trash can and turn them into reusable, microwave safe ceramic dishes. They’re hyper-post modern, green bowls and vessels!

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Trust Los Angeles Los Globos

Robert Alfons’ Trust, his amazing electro goth act, is coming to Los Globos on April 24. This will be good. Do NOT miss this, people.

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New York Times Los Angeles Risk Of Decline

Here is some New York City sensationalism: the New York Times published and article titled “Report Finds Los Angeles at Risk of Decline.” Okay, dudes. But, truth telling: most of the article is bogus but our “expanding” so quickly from outsider money is something to be concerned about. Who is really in control of LA? Do those people actually care about the city? That’s where we see the imminent decline coming from…

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Bleeding Rainbow Los Angeles

Musical act Bleeding Rainbow is on tour now and is making a few Southern Californian pit stops: catch them at the Church On York on April 30.

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Moderns Los Angeles Synth Pop Sub Urban

Local synth pop act Moderns have recently hit the scene with their totally jam-able song “Sub Urban.” Quite nice: catch it below!

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Cinco De Mayo Party El Conjunto Nueva Ola Echoplex

The Echoplex is welcoming a (pre) Cinco De Mayo bash with El Conjunto Nueva Ola on May 4. Someone named “Skapeche Mode” will be performing as well.

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