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Wednesday, October 29

THE DROP: OK GO

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0

7:30pm

Formed as a quartet in Chicago in 1998 and relocated to Los Angeles three years later, OK Go (Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka, Andy Ross) have spent their career in a steady state of transformation. Their new record,  Hungry Ghosts, due out in on October 14 will release on the band’s own label, Paracadute. Hungry Ghosts is the band’s fourth full-length album and the newest addition to a curriculum vitae filled with experimentation in a variety of mediums. The band worked with longtime producer and friend Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Weezer, MGMT), while also enlisting a new collaborator in Los Angeles, veteran Tony Hoffer, (Beck, Phoenix, Foster the People) to create their most comfortable and far-reaching songs yet. Building on (and deconstructing) 15 years of pop-rock smarts, musical friendship, and band-of-the-future innovations the forthcoming Hungry Ghosts contains melancholic fireworks (“The Writing’s on the Wall”), basement funk parties (“Turn Up The Radio”), IMAX-sized choruses (“The One Moment”), and space-age dance floor bangers (“I Won’t Let You Down”). Continuing a career that includes viral videos, New York Times op-eds, a major label split and the establishment of a DIY trans-media mini-empire, collaborations with pioneering dance companies and tech giants, animators and Muppets, OK Go continue to fearlessly dream and build new worlds in a time when creative boundaries have all but dissolved.  Please welcome OK Go to The Clive Davis Theater to celebrate the release of Hungry Ghosts. Following an interview, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, the band will perform.

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Delta Spirit

Troubadour

West Hollywood, CA 90069

8:00pm

Acclaimed San Diego-bred five-piece Delta Spirit add fall dates to their extensive nationwide tour celebrating the release of their anticipated album Into the Wide, due September 9 via Dualtone Records. Keeping an eye toward the live experience is always essential to the band. “We just want the songs to be as epic and meaningful as possible when we play them in front of people, which is the be-all and end-all for us as a band,” says Matt Vasquez (vocals, guitar). 

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Thursday, October 30

Something Cool Jazz Festival

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles

6101 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles, 90045

9:00am

A Four Day Jazz Festival Celebrating The Cool School. Features Lee Konitz, Woody Herman Four Brothers with Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen, Don Menza Tribute to Stan Getz, Remembering Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray with Ricky Woodard, Al and Zoot Revisted, Pres Conference with Frank Capp Juggernaut, Music of Lennie Tristano with Gary Foster, Alan Broadbent, Ted Brown, Music of Warne Marsh, Dave Brubeck Octet with Bill Smith, Shorty Rogers Cool and Crazy, Stan Kenton In Lighter Vein, Music of Marty Paich Deketette, Jeff Clayton, Kurt Reichenbach, Gil Evans and Ten, Gerry Mulligan Tentet with Pete Christlieb, Music of Johnny Carisi, Bobby Troup Songbook with Mark Winkler and John Proulx, Something Cool Stephanie Nakasian Sings June Christy, Bill Mays Trio Remembers Bill Evans, A Celebration of Miles Davis Kind of Blue with Bobby Shew, Music of Claude Thornhill and The Birth of the Cool and more

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Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist (50 min)

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist presents a full-scale survey of one the most important artists of the Harlem Renaissance, featuring the painter's visual examination of African American culture during the Jazz Age. The exhibition covers Motley's entire career, including periods in Chicago, Paris, and Mexico. Motley received his formal training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and went on to create strong and somewhat solemn portraits of his community, as well as vividly hued, lively scenes of crowded dancehalls that reflect the colorful spirit of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition features a number of paintings depicting the black communities of Chicago and Paris just before and after the Great Depression, and concludes with introspective moments of quotidian life in Mexico, made during the artist's travels during the 1950s.

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