Los Angeles Thread #8: Strong and Prouty

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Grimble Grumble playing an in-store at Permanent Records this Saturday at 5pm (they're also playing Sunday at Part Time Punks' MBV thing)

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

lee ranaldo at the satellite on april 10th, tix $15. so excited that he's finally doing a "song" album!

textile in thighville (get bent), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

look who's playing at vitello's later this month!

textile in thighville (get bent), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought it was John Travolta judging by the still.

Had my FAP ticket punched and everything

Cunga, Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i tried which wich, the new sandwich chain with a location in studio city. the sandwich was good (i got turkey on wheat with hummus and oil & vinegar) but the layout of the store is maddening. not enough seating, hardly anywhere to stand while you're waiting to pick up your order. maybe other locations will be different.

popcorn (get bent), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

need to spend more time on ventura someday

did anyone experience the car-horn symphony last week?

http://laist.com/2012/02/17/httpwwwlaimyourscom10202car-horn-sy.php

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

also maybe it's just me but i feel like i heard a lot more honking in nyc than i do here, even when i walk by high-traffic areas

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

need to spend more time on ventura someday

the ventura/laurel cyn intersection has become my second home. i'm there several times a week (come stalk me, we'll have lunch).

popcorn (get bent), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

also maybe it's just me but i feel like i heard a lot more honking in nyc than i do here, even when i walk by high-traffic areas
― Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, February 17, 2012 4:55 PM (44 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

For sure people here honk way more for any stupid reason. It was pretty nerve racking to me when I first drove in NY

Aerosol, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like there will be a totall traffic jam where you are just not going to move and peope are honking like crazy just because. In LA people just sit there and stare at the car in front of them.

Aerosol, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's because we've given up.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is happening:

http://welcometolace.org/exhibitions/view/staalplaat-soundsystem/

LACE will host Dutch sound artist collective Staalplaat Soundsystem for a 10 day residency 20 Feb. – 1 March 2012. Within the current mood of worshipping the latest technology in media art, Staalplaat Soundsystem provides a breath of fresh air, reminding us of the 100-year tradition of noise-making machines, in which “mad” inventors and various kinds of artists operating in the margins of the art world meet. During their residency Staalplaat members Geert-Jan Hobijn and Carlo Crovato will construct a site specific, interactive sound installation that will also serve as the focal point for a participatory sound performance. They will also lead a two-day youth workshop, culminating in a concert.

Using “everyday electronic junk” scavenged from thrift stores and donations, Hobijn and Crovato will fashion new “sound machines” that will be controllable by the audience via smartphones. As the residency proceeds the artists will create and add more machines to an ever-growing installation in LACE’s main gallery space. In the final phase of the residency they will re-locate the installation to the storefront space and set it up so that LACE visitors and the general public can conduct the “orchestra” via their mobile phone both inside and outside from the Walk of Fame.

ABOUT STAALPLAAT SOUNDSYSTEM

Since its inception in 2000, Staalplaat Soundsystem has started creating a multitude of “machine installations” using all manner of consumer electronics, such as a dozen floor polishers (Sweet Sissy and the Ballroom Hiss), and Avantilator, a composition for one hundred electric office fans. At the heart of this work is a low-tech philosophy: to make installations appear simple, revealing rather than concealing how they are made.

Artists participating in the LACE residency include Staalplaat Soundsystem founder Geert-Jan Hobijn and Carlo Crovato. Staalplaat Soundsystem has been showing works at several international festivals, museums, galleries and events like Avanto (Helsinki), Sonar (Barcelona), 798 South Gate space (Beijing), DEAF (Rotterdam), Transmediale (Berlin), DOM (Moscow), Ars Electronica (Linz), Todaysart (Den Haag), MOCA Taipei, Museeum Weserburg (Bremen), Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), Steirischer Herbst ( Graz), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Khoj International Artists (New Dehli), and Auditorium (Rome).

For more information on Staalplaat Soundsystem, visit staalplaat.org.

popcorn (get bent), Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

proper concert on feb 27 (a monday night).

popcorn (get bent), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to that wrestling show tomorrow. CULTURE.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

date and i are going to see justin bond tonight (s/he's performing saturday and sunday as well)

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

On a gentler note to the LACE show, Machine Project is having an infantcore show Saturday.

What?

After our friend Sally brought her baby Otto to play Nate Page’s Storefront Plaza we realized that we had a perfect baby vivarium on our hands, and if we were going to invite a bunch of babies to crawl around for an afternoon, why not put them to work as variables in a algorithmic sound composition?

How does that work?

Scott Cazan has written some software for the occasion that uses a camera and a computer to track the movement of the babies and convert that information into different sounds.

http://machineproject.com/archive/events/2012/02/18/infantcore/

nickn, Saturday, 18 February 2012 08:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Babies Making Music to Make Babies To

Cunga, Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Okay so, looks like my sweets and I will be doing a quick last minute trip up to Amoeba and the LA Zine Fest at the Last Bookstore this afternoon so maybe see folks there?

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 February 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

rrrobyn van pursuit (admrl), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooooh i would like to see that

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

The corridor in that image looks suspiciously like CalArts, but I guess it could be any hospital/government facility.

rrrobyn van pursuit (admrl), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

it does look somewhat calartian!

popcorn (get bent), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

the clean and times new viking at the echo, you guys.

http://www.criticalmob.com/news/more/the_clean_announces_us_dates_with_times_new_viking

popcorn (get bent), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Will be out of town then, sadly.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

tickets go on sale friday.

popcorn (get bent), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

!

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

in other show news, thee oh sees are playing downtown in march

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

admrl u going to vanessa renwick @ MJT tomorrow perchance?

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, I saw her show last night at CalArts and I think she is showing the same movies. I liked some of her work (Britton, SD is great) but there was quite a lot that didn't click for me.

rrrobyn van pursuit (admrl), Thursday, 23 February 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey folks, I will be in your fair environs next week. Flying in on monday, out on thursday. anyone for a fap or wanna head with me to some ucb/nerdmelt comedy events?

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm in for something... What part of town are you staying in?

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do y'all know any really great moving walkways in LA that are NOT at LAX?

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also here is something else we could potentially talk about:

http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2012/02/top_10_sandwiches_in_la.php

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've had the Langer's and Philippe's sandwiches, both of which I enjoyed. I don't have much to add other than I probably should eat less sandwiches

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had a good south american-style banh mi from a food truck for lunch

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

that sounds nice. What truck? Sorry if that's too personal a question

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just...i just CAN'T

j/k it was this one http://roaminghunger.com/chasing-paradise

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

haven't really done the food truck thing in awhile but it was so so nice out today and i didn't bring lunch

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

That does look nice. Isn't it beautiful today? So beautiful. I made lunch at home, sat on porch and looked at mountains. Los Angeles!

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had so much fun in LA this past weekend that i'm thinking of coming back down in april. seattle-LA $200, hell yes.

toandos, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll be in Lakeview, then Fullerton

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Friday, 24 February 2012 01:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've had the Langer's and Philippe's sandwiches, both of which I enjoyed. I don't have much to add other than I probably should eat less sandwiches

i've had both of these plus the godmother (bay cities deli).

rayanne graff generator (get bent), Friday, 24 February 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

bay cities is great but always crowded and too far away
also joan's on third sandwiches are always A+ imo (good celebrity stalking place too)

buzza, Friday, 24 February 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is my local. it's not quite an east coast style italian sub shop, but they do a good sandwich. very limited hours, sadly.

http://studiosub.com/menu.html

rayanne graff generator (get bent), Friday, 24 February 2012 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

larchmont village wine shop has my fav sandwiches. basic straightforward stuff but done really well. also the gals who make the sandwiches are sweet.

buzza, Friday, 24 February 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

my favorite higher-end sandwiches are at the artisan cheese gallery:

http://www.artisancheesegallery.com/our-menu

the pickles they serve with the panini are to die for.

rayanne graff generator (get bent), Friday, 24 February 2012 05:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

studio sub was never open whenever i walked by

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 24 February 2012 08:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

hat's the sandwich shop behind Intelligentsia in Silver Lake? Their sandwiches are pretty good I recall.

Can anyone ITT show me a great tamale?

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also - somewhere I can get good cornmeal pancakes.

Also - a bar that can reasonably be expected to be relatively quiet (no DJ, jukebox is fine so long as I can hear and get a seat/booth) on a weeknight around Downtown/Eastside. Tall order, I know!

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine recently took me to this place as she assumed it would be quiet and it was totally rammed:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/1642-beer-and-wine-los-angeles

It used to be a real dive when I lived in the neighborhood - my studio was just around the corner. Anyway, it would be great if there was any room. I reminded me of an SF-style bar, why don't we have more of those?

(Uptown Baby) (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink


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