FREE Peter Bjorn & John Performance in Hollywoooood!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Howdy! We're hyped about the new concert series called Svedka Vodka Sessions, brought to you by the ridiculously dope people at Giant Step
! The first one kicked off in NYC with special Guests Wale and DJ Mark Ronson, check this coverage here
. Sessions 2 is coming up on Tuesday with Peter Bjorn & John and DJ Jason Bentley! Ahh!! The raddest part to all of this is that it's a FREE event! But you must must must RSVP
so do it NOW! See you there! BTW Svedka's whole future vodka thing is crazy with all the robots!
8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
Doors at 7PM, RSVP only!
SATURDAYS OFF THE 405: MAS EXITOS
Friday, July 10, 2009
Check this out!
, the legendary twice-a-month event held at the Verdugo Bar in Highland Park, comes to the Getty! The DJ collectivefeaturing Lengua, Hoseh, Ganas, and Enorbitounfold their international music selections and transform the Museum Courtyard into a hot spot south of the border. We'll be there!
Think of it as a National Geographic documentary on sound that takes you from the Andes of Peru to the streets of Mexico City to the East Side of L.A.cumbias, low-rider music, tropicalia, funky jazz oddities, y más. Listen as the crew plays their heritage on turntables. Also performing: Domingo Siete
. This pan-Latin-and-Caribbean quartet, which plays at home in L.A. when not touring Europe, scored the Oscar-nominated documentary The Garden.
"FREE / ALL AGES / 6pm-9pm
The Getty Center (yea...off the 405)
1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA
4th Annual Talent 1 Media Film Festival!
Friday, June 12, 2009
This is what we've been busy with. If you are in the LOS ANGELES area, please stop by the 4th Annual Talent 1 Media Film Festival
. It's totally FREE and is gonna be super dope. There will be Free film screenings, food, music, and a whole buncha rad organizations who fight human trafficking. This is an awesome awareness event which will also feature a FREE Screening of Call+Response
, the rockumentary of the century! Find out the schedule and all the deeets at www.talent1media.org
Aratani Japan America Theatre
244 South San Pedro Street
Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles
Saturday, June 13th, 2009
CALL+RESPONSE Documentary, FREE Screening at 2pm!
Seminar & Workshops 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Awareness Resource 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Film Screenings 6:15pm - 8:45pm
Reception & Entertainment 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Labels: causes, Events
Dublab Presents: A LABRAT MATINEE VI
Monday, May 11, 2009
Our friends at Dublab
are putting on another dope event that's gonna be held at the new Downtown Independent
"... join us for rarely seen music videos, new dublab VisionVersion films, comedy clips, out-there animation and other eye-melting magic. After the films stick around for an astral projection party featuring a live performance from one of dublab's favorite bands plus Labrat djs playing soundtrack selections on the Rooftop Patio. Don't miss these visions burning bright!!! "
Lots of dope music vids featuring peeps like Animal Collective, MGMT, Lucky Dragons, Prefuse 73, Daedelus, and Flying Lotus. On top of that there will be a mess of films from some really dope filmmakers and new Dublab VisionVersion films featuring some of our faves; Busdriver and Erlend Oye. The deets are below. Be there!
Saturday May 16, 2009
Doors open: 7:30pm
All Ages / $10 donation to dublab
Film screening: 8-10:30pm
Surprise live performance: 11pm
Labrat soundtrack party on the Rooftop Patio: 11:30PM-2am
251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Also check here
to find out more details about the ongoing Spring 2009 Proton fundraiser.
Cinema 16 Returns to the Bell House, NYC
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
I don't know about you, but I'm getting pretty bored of watching films the traditional way, in a theater, in the dark, just well, staring. For those of you who are getting antsy like me, there's a pretty cool event to check out called Cinema 16
that pairs short films with contemporary musicians playing live original music. It's going on April 19th at Bell House in Brooklyn, NY and I hear there's a complimentary Red Stripe happy hour going on as a nice lil perk.
The show features curated short films from artists like Joel Schelmowitz with performances from experimental artists like Brooklyn musician and singer Julianna Barwick
, (and also Parts & Labor guitarist) Sarah Lipstate
performing to her own short films.
Either way, if you're feeling antsy, curious or just craving some community art revival in your soul check it out. I'll be there.
WHEN: Sunday, April 19, 2009; 6pm doors; 7pm show
WHAT: CINEMA 16
WHERE: The Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215)
COVER CHARGE: $10
SPECIAL: Red Stripe Happy Hour from 6pm-7pm
Buy tickets in advance here
BRIEF EVENT INFORMATION:
WHEN: Sunday, April 19, 2009; 6pm doors; 7pm show
WHAT: CINEMA 16
WHERE: The Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215)
COVER CHARGE: $10
SPECIAL: Red Stripe Happy Hour from 6pm-7pm
Calvin Harris at Webster Hall NYC, Tonight!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Global Colors Benefit in Santa Ana, March 20th!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hey Guys, What are you doing Next Friday? If you're around in SoCal, come to the Guerilla Aid: Global Colors Benefit! As you can see from the poster above, there's gonna be some awesome stuff going on. Read about Global Colors here
. Friday, March 20th, 2009. 7-11pm. $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. Be there!
Heart Of Elephants presents: SPACE!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Labels: Arts, Events
Spare The Air Music Fest! TODAY!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
FYI, The Orange County Earth Day crew is back with a new focus on promoting public awareness of public transportation, alternative fuels, alternative energies and global warming. In other words, get your bicycle out and ride! Spare The Air Festival
features vendors, food, lots of good music, great sponsors, and positive environmental awareness. Amongst some of your favs they're also rollin out Peanut Butter Wolf and Free The Robots so you know that $10.67 is totally worth it! And you get to check out the awesome Downtown Fullerton restaurant and bar scene, good stuff!
Fullerton Transportation Center, 122 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Opens at 11am!
Labels: Concerts, Events
Free Event Tonight! TONALISM @ Santa Monica's Glow Fest
Saturday, July 19, 2008
What's up! It's the Weekend! Check out this dope event tonight at GLOW!
Tonalism takes place in the historic Looff Hippodrome carousel building on the Santa Monica Pier as a part of the GLOW festival
sponsored by the City of Santa Monica. Glow is a unique overnight experience happening in the beaches of SantaMonica. Billed as "a dusk to dawn festival on the beach and pier in Santa Monica," Glow will feature a dazzling array of interactive art, actions, sights and sounds by a diverse selection of installation artists, performers, musicians, video and visual artists, and DJs.LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:
DUBLAB SOUNDSYSTEM DJS:
Michael Stock (Part Time Punks) VIDEO PROJECTIONS BY:
Matt Sheridan FREE!!! Time: 7:30pm until dawn Where:Looff Hippodrome Carousel on the Santa Monica Pier200 Santa Monica PierSanta Monica, CA 90401 www.dublab.comwww.sassas.orgwww.glowsantamonica.org
Labels: djs, Events
New York's Rooftop Films!
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
I just discovered something super rad! Rooftop Films
! These guys put on awesome independent film screenings, sometimes the world premieres on about a dozen rooftops all over NYC. The Rooftop Films 2008 Summer Series will run every weekend from May 31-September 27 with the opening night coming up this Friday June 6th, with special live music by Dirty on Purpose
, presented by Sound Fix!
Be sure to check them out! They'll be reelin' 19 feature lengths and over 150 short films throughout the summer series. Check out all the deets and schedule here
. Sound Fix Presents: Rooftop Films Opening Party@ The Open Road Rooftop Project at New Design 350 Grand Street (btwn Essex and Ludlow) New York, New York All Ages! Doors at 8pm, Music at 8:45, Films at 9:30Cost: $8 <---that's cheap fun!
p.s....we need one of these in LA. Feel me?
Labels: Events, Film
Barker Block Goes Eclectic With Koop, Alice Russell, and Mocean Worker!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
This "KCRW Presents
" night was another excellent example of the creative efforts of various collaborators involved. We were thoroughly impressed. Parties involved: KCRW
, Barker Block Lofts
, and of course the awesome line-up. As an open house party, The Barker Block Lofts hosted Learn About Wine which well-hashed various a la cartes and an unlimited Beer & Wine tasting
with over 40 wines & microbrews. The image gallery
does no justice to the lofts inside. They were really neat, especially if you have a handle on getting some really amazing furniture. There was also an after party with a DJ spinning, art show and open bar. Before the music there was already an eventful night. This was an all around great way to promote several things in one well planned outdoor "venue."
To the Music! First Up: Alice Russell
sang with special guest TM Juke
which needless to say was nothing short of amazing. The entire set was acoustic and created a great show experience. She was interacting with the audience in a very intimate atmosphere and really having fun. It was pitch clear live.
Next up on the bill was Mocean Worker
or MoWo droppin' funky hiphop induced drum 'n' bass tunes from their summer release Cinco De MoWo
. Lots of Jazz and some Latin sounds were coming from an awesome band which included a bass trumpet and mutiple percussions.
After some short set-up Koop
was up. They performed another awesome set including Tonight, Waltz For Koop, Come To Me, Sumer Sun and I See A Different You! It was longer than the El Rey show with the quality! I never get tired of these songs. They started the set with Koop Islands with a blue lighting set. Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen
was on the microphone and I have to point out her outfit changes. We all think it really made the show that much better. Another beautiful multi-piece jazz orchestraic with lots of great solos and breaks! If you haven't heart any of these bands, we'll hook you up with some tracks, then Go out and get the albums!
SUPER BONUS!: Live Exclusive Video of Summer Sun
. Download it Free!
Labels: Events, Funk, hiphop, jazz, soul
Get The Free INSOUND "Lets Get Digital 3" Sampler!
Friday, October 12, 2007
is at it again and this time around CMJ is teaming up to give YOU the Totally Free Let's Get Digital 3 sampler featuring bands at this year's CMJ Music Marathon
. The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is the largest of it's kind with 5 amazing days of over 1000 bands performing at 64 venues, with 17 films all in New York on Oct. 16-20. 27 years and now bigger than ever. Wow!!! Honestly that's overwhelming. To give you a taste of some of the bands performing (and trust me, it is really just a tiny taste) CMJ has teamed with Insound to bring you a free 15 Track, downloadable sampler with some awesome bands!
Let's Get Digital 3 here
Here's the track listening! You won't be disappointed!
1. Jesu - You Wear Their Masks
2. HEALTH - Triceratops
3. British Sea Power - Atom
4. Eagle Seagull - I'm Sorry but I'm Beginning to Hate Your Face
5. Les Breastfeeders - Viens avec moi
6. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles vs. HEALTH - Crimewave
7. Georgie James - Need Your Needs
8. Bald Eagle - Jammin' the Wedge (exclusive edit)
9. The Teeth - The Coolest Kid in School
10. Hallelujah the Hills - Effie's on the Other Side
11. The Octopus Project - I Saw the Bright Shinies
12. Marla Hansen - Shuffle Your Feet
13. We Are Wolves - Fight & Kiss
14. Mannequin Men - Boys (They Don't Mind)
15. Tiny Masters of Today - Hologram World (Feat. Karen O. & Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Labels: Events, indie, Music
HIDDEN DETOUR PARTIES w/ Ed Banger Recs & The Villians!!!
Sunday, October 07, 2007
heard about the Hidden Detour Party
about two days before the event and I had absolutely no idea what to expect except that there would be lots of dancing. And I guess that's all we really needed to know! Boost Mobile & Fader put on 2 parties at these hidden locations in LA and the only way to go was to rsvp/text to get a text back of the address on the days of, raver status true. We went Friday night for the Ed Banger crew
Pedro Winter a.k.a. Busy P runs Ed Banger Recs
since '02, it was part of Headbanger Entertainment. Most of the acts are French electro/house DJs and Artists including heavyweights DaftPunk
! Friday night was one of the best DJ live sets we have ever heard/seen/experienced. Some of the DJs included Kavinsky, So-Me, Justice, Mehdi and of course Busy P. We danced to mixes, remixes, mashups done way proper on the 1s and 2s of Feist, Beastie, some old school, lots of dance and house beats. You could definitely feel the anticipation from all the boiling point build-ups and follow-the-leader beat drops. LA brings the eclectic crowds out; clubbers to indierockers and Rec heads to some older folks (dance knows no age). I remember Googling
the location, street viewing, and realizing there wasn't really anything there other than some random/regular downtown warehouses. Turned out to be a perfect
These parties of course were lead-ups to Saturday's L.A. Detour Festival
which included Moving Units, The Ed Banger Crew, Teddybears etc. etc. I do say good show.
Labels: Dance, Electronic, Events, indie, Shows
Calvin Harris Creates Disco and Produces Stuff!
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
The U.S. release of "I Created Disco
" is finally here! The album was just released yesterday off the Almost Gold Recordings
(Peter Bjorn & John, etc.) and you can get it on Amazon
for 11 bucks! If you haven't heard by now, Calvin Harris
is the 23 year old hailing from Scotland who's responsible for creating dance chaos all over the U.K. and at this point probably all over the world with his super catchy synthy-rich electro-indie goodness. He's created quite the buzz here in the U.S. with tracks like "Merrymaking At My Place" and "Acceptable in the '80s" along with music videos
that set examples of what to do when listening to his new album.
Currently he is touring with the likes of a full band to back up the traveling party and he'll be showin' some love here in the states, well two states. He'll be creating a crazy dance party at the Mercury Lounge
in NYC on September 12th, and for all you westcoastin' Calvin will be at The Echo
in Echo Park, Los Angeles on Friday September 14th (Next Weekend!! Only $8) with a special Club Underground
Hang the DJs! It's gonna be a dance extravaganza!
If these aren't already in heavy rotation on your playlists, no worries, get'em now!
“My tunes aren't supposed to invoke deep thought within people; they're just to get you dancing." -Calvin Harris
Labels: Electronic, Events, indie, Shows
Last Night: Common @ the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show!
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Jackie Chan is such a sweet sweet sweet man, yet very violent. Yay! The whole night both him and Chris Tucker were showin' mad love to eachother. It was cute as crud! Common opened with "The People" off his new album Finding Forever
, which dropped yesterday. He had a buncha people backin' him up on stage. He went on to perform "U, Black Maybe", "Drivin' Me Wild" along with one of my older favs: "The Light"...Mid performance he did a 5 minute freestyle and I was way impressed. Not cause he could but cause he wasn't flowin with words like duck, chuck and ....
Here are some free tracks to get you a preview!
Yo our flash player went wackasaurus this morning so we changed it up. It's a building project. Any suggestions? hit us up!
Labels: Events, hiphop, Music, Shows
2nd Annual Talent 1 Media Film Fest in Little Tokyo
Friday, July 13, 2007
Talent1Media is the non-profit (503)c organization behind the 2nd Annual Tom Film Fest. Last year's TOMfest was focusing on AIDS in Africa, and they worked with several organizations including World Vision
. This year the issue we tackled: Human Trafficking. We invited several organizations including ICare Community
, World Vision, Oasis USA
, LA Loves
, LA Unity Coalition with it's members and JustOne
. They were all a great resource for attendees to get involved in practical ways here in the U.S. and over seas.
The festival was held at the George & Sakaye Aratani Theatre
in the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles on July 7th. With over 600 in attendance, 9 Films, Free Appetizers & Refreshments, neat Lights (one of them splashing our logo on the theatre), 15 volunteers, our friend DJ Seanzerelli (spinnin' bossa to hiphop) and some well committed individuals, the festival was a success! People were connecting with eachother, resources, speakers and of course the Films! Tan Panda was on the scene as well to help. Come January and We'll be planning the 3rd annual. I'm very excited about it!
Labels: Events, Film
DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist's 7" Fury @Hollywood Bowl
Monday, June 25, 2007
Without a doubt
, It was one of the best
shows I've ever been to at a venue I've never been to. Last night was "high" energy with the Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars
recreating a vibrant West African percussionist dance party. The stagecraft and colors coordinating with the light panels and instruments were brilliant
. They use a musical message to spread love and peace as they have experienced the exact opposite from their own native homes in Sierra Leone. Read their amazing story here
. After they finished their set, they bowed out and just the way they all lined up and went to their knees was very humbling, it really felt like they were living in appreciation of their lives. Everyone there was having a great time. The Brain Placement.
The stage revolved to reveal an 8-turntable set-up which made me think of a futuristic hiphop deathstar control room. The set started with a tutorial audio/visual about Vinyl, 45's, the history, and turntable kickback. It was genius; my appreciation for record collecting culture, DJs and all things turntablism went through the roof. They used nothing but 7" recs. The visual of a Jukebox robot destroying flying iPods
was nuts! Shadow and Cut went back and forth quickly picking out their boxes of 45s turning the place into an art show with sound. There were all kinds of '50s,'60s,'70s funk furiously jamming out of those speakers with psychadellic visuals, beats and of course the scratch. Hand-eye-ear coordination at its best.
The Hollywood Bowl
is such a chill place to hang out under the stars (smog) and listen/see a wide variety of music. Mad props to the lighting & camera crews. Definitely an amazing set up including wireless wrist cameras on Cut and Shadow. KCRW
's World Festival, a collaboration with the LA Philharmonic Association
, is completely
appropriate as is was the case last night. We got there just in time, parked in a great spot, not to mention FREE tickets!DJ ShadowHigh NoonThis Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)Erase You ft. Christ JamesCut ChemistWhat's The Altitude ft. Hymnal The Garden
Labels: Concerts, Events, Hollywood Bowl
Midweek Music Mix! Food for your Ears!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
I'm really liking the new Blonde Redhead
album "23" which has a great consistent sound with their other stuff. They are actually playing tomorrow at the Glass House and I am guessing the tickets are long gone. They will also be performing at Coachella
with a gazillion awesome bands! I will do a short Coachella entry next week for some of my favorite bands playing. Something totally strange: The hits on my site go up around 75-120 hits on average a day. Who the crap is looking at this site? If you are reading this, hit me up with a comment. I'm curious. Alright here is some new music and some old favorites for the early midweek mix!Blonde Redhead
- 23Mice Parade
has come out with a self-titled new 7th album on FatCatRecs
. For me it is highly
anticipated. Beautiful new instrumentals with Kristen Anna Vattysdottir on the mics (and other interesting instruments). With Peirce's lead, Kristen's voice becomes less creepish and more essential
to the sound. When it's there, it's there. Mice Parade will be ending their U.S. tour on the westcoast with 3 shows in California then heading off to Japan and Taiwan. You will definitely see me at the Echo in LA on Jun, 07th
. The new CD is dropping the 8th of May.
TWO NEW songs just for you!Mice Parade
- Sneaky Red
& Double Dolphins On the Nickel
Fun pop from another great Swedish band.Agent Simple
A favorite Canadian group with a late '06 release. Def check out Blankets EPThe Acorn
- Brokered Heart Bear Colony
Great Locals, also check out the music video via myspace
.The Bird and the Bee
- Again and Again
One of my fav. 90s bands but a lesser known song.The Cardigans
- In The AfternoonDear and The Headlights
- Oh No!
At the beginning he sounds like Cake...right?The Foreign Resort
You know that girl you hear singing on those Sufjan tracks?Katrina Kerns
- Run With Me
Same way I felt about Michelle Branch, - high school and + rock.KT Tunstall
- Suddenly I See
Norwegian Singer songwriter. Why do accents disappear when singing?Marit Larsen
- Under the SurfaceMoonbabies
More Canadian goodness with a beautiful cello(?) at the beginning.Oh Bijou
- Widths and Curves
The acoustic version, thank you to Kharkoal
.Saves the Day
- In My Waking LifeThe State of Samuel
- The Residents of Gloom The Second Band
- A Song I can't Recall Seu Jorge
- Team ZissouLoe & The Nastys
- Penny WaltzThe New Amsterdams
- Stay on the Phone
Okay that's 21 songs for you to enjoy for a while. I will be updating less frequently (Like once a week) cause I'm getting busier. Does anyone want to be a contributor to BBQCHICKENROBOT.com
? That would really help out. I will show you the ways of finding music...from what I know.
Someone brought up an interesting point the other day. We go crazy when people die in the U.S. and we careless when they die outside of the U.S....even U.S. troops. Would someone please tell me why?
Today a Chinese Oil field in Ethiopia was attacked by rebels and 74 people died and some Chinese workers were kidnapped. Feelin' the pain? Read up
Labels: Events, MIX, Music, Shows
Emi Meyer, Nike+, and Weekend Rotation!
Friday, March 30, 2007
Last Wednesday we saw singer/ songwriter Emi Meyer
perform at the Montmarte Lounge in Hollywood. I have never been before and for a club it was huge with tons of swankin' expensive modern furniture, lighting and 3 bars! The show was a multiple act with art show, but I think the event didn't match the venue. Emi has a 4 song Ep trio style with drums, bass and a 'live at the Hotel Cafe' CD with 14 solo tracks. Emi recently won 1st place
in the Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocalist competition and will be performing in a special concert in Kobe, Japan!
Check out these two beautiful songs from her EP
Above: William flying with the Fullerton fairy!
NIKE+ iPod College Tour is coming to Cal State Fullerton on April 9th, 11a-2p. Be on the lookout for a huge Nike+ Van and people running the campus course!
More Rotations for your Weekend!
Labels: Events, jazz, Music, Rotation
KidRobot Mega Event at the Standard Hotel!
Saturday, January 27, 2007
I met Huck Gee and Peanut Butter Wolf so I can't complain. I still don't understand why these toys are soooo freakin' popular/ hip. Urbanites, hiphop lovers, indie kids, hollywood hype types, and even some kids were poppin out of this place. I have to say the Gundam 20" Dunny was the awesomest. Tokidoki comes in 2nd, it had some interesting colors. The Standard hotel is insane and you'd only know if by going in. All I know is 25g's from toys in 2 hours is more than enough.