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Biggest Trends Of 2012

Biggest Trends Of 2012

The trends of 2012 (and any modern city) are moving far too fast that we cannot keep up with. There have been a few in Los Angeles that have popped up and nearly slapped us in the face before we could recoil with a celever analysis of it. Some trends have been more overt than others (and we have shared them as best we could) while others were happening around us all and became so common that “its being a thing” became normal.

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Our Favorite Events Of 2012

Our Favorite Events Of 2012

Boy, were there a ton of events and happenings to attend this year. So many! These ranged from super fun tiny performances to big brands doing their best to seem cool. We don’t always want to go to events (Read: We only go to events because it’s “for work” and most of the time they are just OK.) so it is always a huge relief when you have way too much fun than you expected and the people throwing the party go above and beyond an art opening or product release or this or that. Let’s see who did the raddest happenings in 2012!

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Our Favorite Art Of 2012

Our Favorite Art Of 2012

Any casual art person in LA with any smarts has noticed that the climate of the city’s creativity has gotten out of control. We started LAIY to celebrate this and we will continue to do so until LA breaks off of California and turns into some island wasteland. What was brilliant this year? A LOT. We wanted to share so, so many stories but we could only share the few that stood out most. Enjoy out favorite art stories and art moments of 2012!

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Newsbites

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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June Wayne Prints Paintings Tapestries Pasadena California Museum Of Art

PMCA’s next show is a celebration of the work of painter, printmaker, and feminist activist June Wayne’s work. It opens May 4 and will be on view through August 31. Time, Space & Matter: Five Installations Exploring Natural Phenomena will run concurrently.

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