8000 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90046
BLOOD LIONS - A Call to Stop Captive Hunting
Presented by The Humane Society of the United States
BLOOD LIONS, winner of the 2016 Genesis Award for International Feature Documentary Film, follows acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator Ian Michler, and Rick Swazey, an American hunter, on their journey to uncover the realities about the multi-million dollar predator breeding and captive lion hunting industries in South Africa.
BLOOD LIONS is a compelling call to action and shows how you can get involved in a global campaign to end the breeding of lions for the bullet. The film will be followed by a Q&A panel with director Bruce Young and wildlife conservation experts from Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
6:30 p.m. Wine reception and vegan hors d'oeuvres
7:30 p.m. Blood Lions screening
Q&A panel immediately following the film with BLOOD LIONS director Bruce Young, Masha Kalinina, International Trade Policy Specialist - Campaign to End Trophy Hunting, Humane Society International and Carson Barylak, Campaigns Officer - U.S. Big Cats in Captivity Campaign, International Fund for Animal Welfare
8000 W. Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Free 3 Hour Validated Parking
*Theater requires all guests to be 21 years or older*
6333 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, 90036
After taking a break from performing live, Los Angeles indie act The Cherry Bluestorms will return to the stage with a performance at The Original Farmers Market at the end of October. The band has been working in the studio to bring their third album, Whirligig, to life, and plans to do only a minimal amount of performances until it is complete. Heavily influenced by Britpop bands of the 1960’s and 1990’s including The Beatles, The Kinks, The Stone Roses, and The Charlatans, Whirligig is set for a 2017 release. Whirligig will feature many tracks that have become recent set list staples for The Cherry Bluestorms, including their version of The Beatles’ “She Said, She Said,” “Roy Wood”—their ode to The Move’s frontman, the ‘Mod’ anthem “Purple Heart Magic,” and the Rolling Stones-esque “Brighter Days.” Expect to hear these songs and more when the band takes the stage on October 28.
Guitarist Glen Laughlin had ended a long stint with punk rock legends The Dickies, and solo singer-songwriter Deborah Gee had recently come out of a development deal with A&M Records. After meeting at a coffeehouse they formed The Cherry Bluestorms—a highly stylized rock band inspired by the sounds, looks, and culture of 1960s Britain, but with a contemporary twist—a band that borrows from the past, but does not live there. The band’s debut album Transit of Venus and follow-up Bad Penny Opera were praised by the San Diego Troubadour, L.A. Weekly, Goldmine, Glasswerk UK, and others. Drummer Mark Francis White joined the band shortly before the release of Bad Penny Opera and they gained bassist Neptune J Max in June 2016. The Cherry Bluestorms have graced stages around the world, including The Cavern Club in Liverpool, The Bull & Gate and Dublin Castle in London, Toronto’s The Rivoli, and Los Angeles staple The Troubadour. The band has recently received radio airplay on Rodney Bingenheimer’s Rodney On The ROQ on KROQ, as well as in the UK, Japan, South America, France, and Canada.
The Cherry Bluestorms are set to perform Friday, October 28at EB’s Beer & Wine Bar’s West Patio Stage in The Original Farmers Market, 6333 W 3rd St., Los Angeles at 7:00 p.m. This is a free, all ages performance.
“The Bluestorms are really psyched to take a break from recording and perform at The Original Farmers Market again!” Says Laughlin. “We really hope to see you there for a special show!”
For more information on The Cherry Bluestorms, you can find them at their official website (www.thecherrybluestorms.com) or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
The American singer and songwriter is most well known as the lead singer for the 1990s re-incarnation of the Misfits from 1995 to 1998 and again from late 1998 until late 2000. Graves grew up in Dumont, New Jersey. He has also released several albums as a solo artist.