From bedroom recordings and family band theatrics that sounded like melted cassettes left out in the sun to tastefully professional production and performances—Ariel Pink and his Haunted Graffiti has risen to the rank of the rock star, headlining a show featuring one of the world’s greatest psych rock bands with a legacy of nearly 40 years.
December 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment
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Tonight at Pehrspace, LA indie pop purveyors Big Whup celebrate the joint release of their first two music videos with a screening that pairs dictators with dancers and pillow fighting with glitter. Band members Drew Denny, Jenna Eyrich, Geoff Geis, Morgan Gee, and Rand Voorhies joined forces with directors Kate Gill and Matthew Chevlen for [...]
December 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment
In the preface to The Order of Things, Foucault recalls Borges’ description of a ‘certain Chinese encylopedia’s’ taxonomy of fauna (a. belonging to the emperor, b. embalmed … ) as a magically humorous interpretation of reality. Such is the interpretation offered by the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Founded and directed by David Wilson since its nomadic inception in ‘84, the Museum of Jurassic Technology needs not distinguish history from fantasy. Wilson’s collection investigates the whimsical with as much ardor as the technical, the old wive’s tale with as much nuance as the astrophysicist’s process. A walk through his Museum leads one from micro-miniature to 3-D, stereoscopic to X-ray, model to map to taxiderm— instilling within visitors a sense of wonder that endures far beyond the Museum’s doors, turning Culver City into another Borgesian Labyrinth. This interview by Drew Denny.
November 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment
The Telethon is an inclusive group swimming upstream for an eternity. The community might never find that home, and the needs might never fully be met, but it’s that eternal striving that puts the “Eternal” in Eternal Telethon. Benefits may include hugs, balloons, and cake. This interview by Drew Denny.
November 12th, 2010 · No Comments
The Center For Land Use Interpretation, founded and directed by Matthew Coolidge, wants to keep you on your toes! It is clothing optional, and there are no security guards outside CLUI’s exhibits, nor are there locks. A simple code will get you in because CLUI trusts you. They will not, however, make anything too easy for you to find. Heightened awareness, inspired by this search connects a human to her surroundings—a good thing if you ask Matt Coolidge, who spends his days documenting and interpreting human ity’s constructed landscape, scribing stories and drawing bits of meaning but making no conclusions, mind you, because doomsday has come and gone and the Garden of Eden was only a previous version of whatever nature means to you. This interview by Drew Denny.
August 12th, 2010 · No Comments
We Are The World choreographer Ryan Heffington connects the underground to the mainstream pop circuit, the sewing machine to the street and the studio to the wilderness to the screen. Between touring to Mexico City and finalizing Ke$ha’s “thug dance,” Ryan took a minute to relay a manifesto that outlines dance for the people and drags performers from the stage to public space while scoffing at outdated notions of gender and sexuality—the only concepts this artist can’t choreograph. This interview by Drew Denny.
April 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment
Now this is music I can masturbate to! As danceable as it is disturbing, Clay Stones squirms me right from the get-go: “Foot Follows Foot” and “Clay Stones” are coming-of-age ritual music for the last pagan rave.
February 20th, 2010 · No Comments
Ray Wylie Hubbard helped put the warhead on Jerry Jeff Walker’s heat-seeking missile and put the phrase ‘redneck mother’ into the English language. He is heading west with a new record put out by a record company whose president he knows very very well. This interview by Drew Denny.
February 19th, 2010 · No Comments
Experience Drew Denny & Kyoung Kim’s AQUARIUM exhibit at Sea & Space while enjoying a reading curated by Daiana Feuer. FEB 23 7:30pm sharp Sea & Space Explorations 4755 York Blvd, 90042 They wanted something special. We’ll give ya…something! Be blown away by the following mix of word, song, noise, and video by…… The poet [...]
January 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment
Singer/songwriter/filmmaker/etceterator Emily Lacy is currently crashing the Japanese Pavilion at LACMA and creating “Temples of the Mind,” a loop-heavy soundscape that feels like Linda Perhacs broadcasting over a secret shortwave station. She speaks now about shape-shifting, pedals and the origin of “Temples.” This interview by Drew Denny.