You guys! *Big* news for you (at least we think so): synthgoth act TR/ST is on tour now and is headed to Los Angeles for a show at The Fonda on September 27. If you aren’t familiar with the act, it is the moniker for Toronto musician Robert Alfons who makes a fantastic blend of dark pop and light electronic. He’s a super rad dude and, thanks to our Goldenvoice pals, we have a pair of tickets for you to see him next Saturday.
This week has been hot. Many people are surprisingly raising an uproar, surprised that this is happening now, so late in the Summer. For people who have lived in Los Angeles for years, the September heat wave is something expected: it may be warm all year, but—in September—it is hot.
To make heat matters worse, we are in a drought right now. We can share our version of drought tips all we want but sometimes the best way to express how to cope with the heat and the dryness is to visualize the problem—and the solution. Local design studio Italic did exactly that, drawing inspiration from the current climatic drama: they made little online playing cards of drought tips.
Plans are plans that you make—but why plan when you can just do something? Like what? CHECK THE RECAP!!
Locals know that Los Angeles is so much more than the Hollywood sign or the Downtown skyline. There are many other views of LA, most of which only we know about and only we cherish. This idea is the subject of a new little series of works that have been compiled into a book: it’s called 100 Not So Famous Views Of L.A. by Barbara Thomason and it is a run through some of our most beloved places.
If you were to think of the perfect Los Angeles art experience, what would it be? You might jump to a gallery show or even think that a film would encompass what the city is. But is that really it? You would think since the city is so big and full of so many different ecosystems that the most representative LA art experience would in fact be a mashing of every artistic discipline possible.
That’s what THE SERIES attempts to do. The performance based events are curated by local performer Nicole Disson who brings in a mixture of music and dance and spoken word and more into one space, for one night. It is an incredible local happening and, to kick off the sprawling dance and performance festival LAX, THE SERIES is kicking things off tonight. To get an idea of what to expect and how this collaborative art experience came to be, we had a chat with Nicole about THE SERIES.