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Tuesday, April 7

Matt and Kim Live Performance & Signing

Amoeba Hollywood

6400 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028

6:00pm

Celebrating release day of their new album, New Glow, with a live mini-performance at Amoeba Hollywood! Fans who purchase New Glow get a limited-edition LIVE AT AMOEBA poster pre-signed by Matt and Kim!

Matt and Kim, aka Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums), have made an album of undeniably catchy beat-driven anthems with hooks that just don’t stop.

With New Glow, the duo who love hip-hop and pop have made an album of undeniably catchy beat-driven anthems with hooks that just don’t stop and just won’t leave your head. “The best era of music is right now and I believe we’re doing our best work yet.” says Matt.

“Anyone who has seen one of our shows knows we love any style of music you can have fun and get wild to. I’m not sure we were able to put that diversity on any of our albums the way we did on New Glow. While there are definitely songs that will feel familiar to people who know our stuff, there are also songs like “Get It” which have always been part of who we are but went unrecorded to this point. We helped edit a lyric video for “Get It”, using live footage from a handful of festivals and shows we played in the last couple years. Going through that footage really made it hard to believe how lucky we are to have the best f**king job in the world.”

The two met while attending Pratt Institute and quickly became known for their thunder-punching, melodic mix of indie and dance music. Right off, Spin said “there truly is no sound these two won’t use to support their almost religious commitment to spreading huge grins,” while Pitchfork described their quality as “melody so happily jerky and rhythms so dangerously spastic that you can practically hear paroxysmal crowds pogo-ing madly…Johnson sings, and thousands of other kids in his zip code (and others like it around the country) feel like he’s describing their Saturday nights.”

Previously, Matt and Kim’s video for “Lessons Learned,” in which they strip naked in Times Square on a very cold February day, won an MTV Music Award for “Breakthrough Video.” 2012’s Lightning (FADER) featured the Alternative radio hit “Let’s Go” and single “Daylight” was certified Gold.

All the while they toured the globe, becoming the go-to band for raw exuberance, bombastic beats, sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems on larger and larger scales. They’ve performed at many, many major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Firefly, Summerfest, Big Day Out, Fuji, V, Pukkelpop and Ultra.

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Tuesday Night Cafe-Season Opener!

Aratani Courtyard/Union Center for the Arts

120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, 90012

7:30pm

Come kick off the 17th season of Tuesday Night Cafe, one of the longest running free public arts series in downtown Los Angeles. Now the longest still-running Asian American mic series in the country, TNC highlights new work in visual and performance arts from the Los Angeles and Asian American artistic community in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

Named Best Los Angeles Open Mic by USA Today's 10Best, Best Free Downtown Performance Series Los Angeles 2013, and one of Ten Great L.A. Open Mic Nights for Music by LA Weekly!

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Artist on Artist: Zackary Drucker on Brian Weil

Santa Monica Museum of Art

2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

7:30pm

Walkthrough SMMoA’s Brian Weil, 1979–95: Being in the World exhibition with Los Angeles-based artist and award-winning Transparent associate producer Zackary Drucker, whose work seeks to cultivate and investigate under-recognized aspects of transgender history, locate herself in that history, and communicate her contemporary experience of gender and sexuality.

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Wednesday, April 8

13th Annual Indian Film Festival at ArcLight Hollywood

ArcLight Hollywood

6360 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

12:00am

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (February 19, 2015) – Now in its 13th year, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

The five-day festival is the premiere platform for the latest in cutting-edge global Indian cinema and bridges the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world – Hollywood and India. The festival will showcase more than 30 films from the Indian filmmaking community across the globe, host the highly anticipated Opening and Closing red carpet Galas, and the Closing Awards ceremony. This year will feature again the wildly popular “Bollywood by Night” series, live music, and dance performances. APRIL 8-12, 2015

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