We’ve nearly reached the end of the first half of Summer, which means the hottest days are (hopefully) over soon, kids will be headed back to school, and every where else will go into Fall and we’ll keep on Summering. What is there to do this weekend, though? We have a few ideas as there are some art openings, some film screenings, and some performances around town you should see. You’ll find out where after you check THE RECAP!!
Nan Lawson is a Silver Lake based illustrator known for making quirky, nerdy illustrations. As she says on her website, her work is inspired by “hipsters, cult television shows, and flea markets,” all of which manifest themselves obviously in her work. One thing that isn’t? Her mild obsession with popular culture figures.
There Is No Teenage Love is a Los Angeles ambient group composed of Erik Tokle and David J. Dowling. They create big sweeping fields of sound that twinkle and resonate through deconstructing the limits of what a guitar can do. They are very, very good: who knew Los Angeles had modern ambient musicians at work?
We noticed something we wanted to share while visiting Otherwild’s Tea Dance Taste Test Trunk Show last weekend: artist Amy Von Harrington‘s Tarot Deck. Naturally, we have no idea how to read tarot (I WISH I KNEW HOW.) but Amy’s deck of cards were quite eye popping as they sat on a table in between an arrangement of Arc of LA bags and Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s Beloved Object & Amorous Subject, Revisited.
Her voice belongs with a piano, or perhaps it’s just never very far from one. This Wednesday, mistress of Soviet kitsch Regina Spektor ventured into the hot and crowded Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studios in Santa Monica to record a handful of newish songs and give the crowd of 200 an experience they aren’t soon likely to repeat.