1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
"Franky Flowers is a group I have heard mentioned before but never actually listened to until I saw them perform. Their stage presence wasn't anything particularly unique before they started but they possessed the young, super cool air about them that a few groups have today, most of which were at this show. Things changed for me when they began playing, that's when I heard a smooth possessing sound you wouldn't expect from a group of underage musicians. Immediately my first impression was shattered as I stood there filming/taking photos but mostly just lost in their performance. At the end of the first song I turned to my friend Kelly and said "damn, I'm into it" and she nodded with a smile. The rest of the set was song after song that impressed me more and more. The lead singer had a strong stage presence reminding me of an early Kurt Cobain with his hair in his eyes and intense relationship with his songs and guitar. This group reminded me that you can't always classify people by their age, something that I was often a victim of when I was a little younger. These were no longer "a group of underage musicians" that I originally labeled them as, they were a group of talented artists that have become a new source of musical satisfaction for me. YOU MUST GO LISTEN!"
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, 90027
This summer, explore the vibrant art, history, and cultures of the American West at the Autry. Fun for ages 5 to 10—or anyone young at heart.
-Explore the secrets of the Autry’s art masterpieces before creating your own
-Uncover stories of people who shaped the West through hands-on objects, dress-up trunks, and an interactive storytime
-Follow the clues to unravel museum mysteries through themed scavenger hunts
-Solve puzzles and play games inspired by 19th century parlor games
-Test your luck in the gold fields as you pan for gold—just like the 49ers did during the California Gold Rush
-In the Imagination Gallery, saddle up and ride through the West in front of a green screen and create your own sound effects like they do in the movies
-In the newly renovated Cowboy Gallery, snap a photo of yourself as a cowboy or cowgirl posing on a model horse
June 28–July 29, 2016
Tuesdays–Fridays, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
The 1920 Battle of Matewan was a pivotal moment in the history of labor organizing and union busting. Shot in gritty tones by the late Haskell Wexler, John Sayless award-winning film brings the power struggle between miners, the coal company, and town officials into stark relief. The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Made in L.A. 2016 artist Fred Lonidier, the guiding force behind Labor Link TV, a union activist collective that focuses on local labor movements. (1987, dir. John Sayles, 142 min.)
Santa Ana, 92704
(SOLD OUT) Mudcrutch was initially formed in 1970 in Gainesville, Florida and is the precursor to the legendary Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Tom Petty (bass/vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar/vocals), Benmont Tench (keyboards/vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar/vocals), and Randall Marsh (drums/vocals) make up the band’s current line up. In 1974, Mudcrutch was signed to Shelter Records and moved to Los Angeles where they released one single, “Depot Street,” to very little fanfare. The band broke up in 1975 and could have settled for being a legend, but instead Mudcrutch rose from the ashes in 2008 to remind us that the golden age of rock and roll bands still had a few treasures to unearth. Their debut, made some thirty-three years later, was an unexpected hit. Rolling Stone declared it “a country-rock instant classic” in a rave four-star review.
All members of Mudcrutch contribute songs on their new album 2. The album includes seven originals written by Tom Petty, with band members Mike Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh and Benmont Tench composing one each.