10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Over 40 of LA’s most dynamic artists bring to life excerpts of six boundary-breaking new projects, un-staged, as read by the wild Up chamber ensemble and conducted by Marc Lowenstein and Christopher Rountree. Lively video introductions precede each piece, taking the audience into the creators’ process. The six new works span an enormous stylistic range, including collaborations by the legendary Pauline Oliveros with the poet Ione, and rising-star composer Mohammed Fairouz with the poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum.
8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
In 1979, punk was over . . . but by 1981, hardcore was born. As teenagers in 1981, David Markey and his best friend Jordan Schwartz founded We Got Power!, a fanzine dedicated to the first-generation hardcore punk music community in their native Los Angeles. Their text captured the early punk spirit of Black Flag, the Minutemen, Social Distortion, Suicidal Tendencies, and Husker Du at the height of their powers. Meanwhile, their amazing photographs captured the dilapidated houses, abandoned storefronts, and disaffected youth culture of the early Reagan era. Never before seen, except in crude fanzine form, these detailed and richly narrative photos are now collected to present an intimate document a uniquely fertile creative moments. (Bazillion Points Publishing)
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary about the legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star’s three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Elliot Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few. With never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a story of artistic and musical salvation. See the film before its release in theatres, On Demand and on iTunes everywhere starting July 3rd. After the screening, there will be a Q & A session, and Big Star member Jody Stephens will perform.
150 East Fourth Street, Claremont, CA
8:00am to 10:00am
The Claremont Chorale presents a repertoire about lifes great appetites--one of which is singing! You are invited to a joyous exploration of songs about food, wine, love..and the melodies from many e...