Thursday, July 19, 2012

Events for July 19-25



People Under the Stairs


People Under the Stairs @ LACMA (Mid-City West)
Los Angeles indie hip-hop duo Double K (Michael Turner) and Thes One (Christopher Portugal) headline the third installment of LACMA and MURS' Through the Mic concert series. With Chris Burden's Urban Light sculpture as a backdrop and Skeme and VerBS also on the bill, this is sure to be a night to remember.

Red Line Chemistry @ The Roxy (West Hollywood)
Hailing from Kansas City, Mo., Red Line Chemistry hit the strip in support of last year's Dying for a Living. The quintet is sure to have the Roxy shaking with their in-your-face brand of hard rock.



In Theaters This Week
The third and final film in Christopher Nolan's artful and intelligent trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises; Director Takashi Miike's Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai; Also in theaters: 30 Beats and The Queen of Versailles


Nick 13 @ The El Rey (Mid-City West)
The Tiger Army frontman unleashed his country crooner side with a self-titled debut album last year and rides into the El Rey for two nights, each with a different setlist and opening band (Friday with Triple Chicken Foot, Saturday with the Far West).



Drinking in the Greek Manner: A Brief History of the Symposion @ The Getty Villa (Malibu)
Oxford University historian Oswyn Murray lectures about the Greek social institution of Symposion: meeting to converse and drink wine. Followed by a tasting of wines from Greece, Italy and Napa Valley. Cheers!

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (


Invasion of the Body Snatchers @ Cinespia (Hollywood)
I'm totally scared just looking at the photo from the Philip Kaufman film on Cinespia's website. Watching Donald Sutherland in the 1978 classic in Hollywood Forever Cemetery … Yikes! DJ David Holmes spins before and after the screening.


Extravaganza for the Senses @ Sunset Gower Studios (Hollywood)
The benefit for the Saban Free Clinic stimulates each of your five senses: taste (food samples from 40 restaurants, including Jar, Chaya and my favorite neighborhood restaurant, Canelé); smell (hundreds of wines procured by the Wine House); sound (live DJs); sight (bidding on silent auction prizes); touch (your support touches the lives of all the medical center's patients).

L.A. Street Food Fest @ Rose Bowl (Pasadena)
I went to Shawna Dawson and Sonja Rasula's first event in Downtown several summers ago, and it was so packed I decided to go have lunch somewhere else. But the festival has since graduated to a bigger venue with over 100 food vendors, like the Border Grill truck, the Grilled Cheese Truck and Seoul Sausage Company. It's $45 for food, drink and six-hour parking.cinespia

Fountains of Wayne (Violeta Alvarez)


Fountains of Wayne @ The Roxy (West Hollywood)
In support of their long-awaited release from last year, Sky Full of Holes, Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger are in the midst of a whirlwind tour. Their fifth full-length brings even more of the band's trademark high-energy power pop to the masses.



St. Lucia, Pony Boy @ Bardot (Hollywood)
Join St. Lucia (Jean-Philip Grobler) and Pony Boy (Marchelle Bradanini) for one incredible evening at KCRW's School Night. St. Lucia also performs July 24 at the Echo; Pony Boy also plays the Satellite July 31 and Villains Tavern Aug. 19.



Everest @ The Troubadour (West Hollywood)
I've seen Everest perform in venues that are totally opposite from each other. From intimate clubs here in their homebase of Los Angeles to the idyllic Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. Regardless of the setting, the quartet is always stellar, and I'm looking forward to seeing songs from their latest album, Ownerless, performed live.



Voxhaul Broadcast @ The Troubadour (West Hollywood)
Silver Lake's own celebrate the release of their new EP, Frozen Beach. The EP boasts the incredibly infectious single, "Turn the Knife," which serves as a perfect mid-summer track.

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