631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012
When Mike Kelley passed away in 2012, he left the legacy of a body of deeply innovative work mining American popular culture and both modernist and alternative traditions. This screening features a selection of Kelley’s videos, from the sassy/melancholy Superman Recites Selections from 'The Bell Jar' and Other Works by Sylvia Plath (1999) to the threatening histrionics of Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #1 (Domestic Scene) (2000), as well as collaborative pieces, such as his minimalist exploration of sado-masochistic relationships in 100 Reasons (1991) – among others.
1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Three years after the acclaimed 'HURTSVILLE' and a move from the inner city of Sydney to the Blue Mountains, Jack Ladder returns with his new album 'Playmates.' His previous two albums (2008's 'Love Is Gone' and 2011's 'HURTSVILLE') were shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize.
6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Scottish electronic trio CHVRCHES are masters of contrast, juxtaposing the fragile, ethereal voice of frontwoman Lauren Mayberry with the fierce, synth-heavy bombast of the band's music. At their live shows, CHVRCHES compliments their beautifully austere compositions with state-of-the-art lighting, creating an all-out feast for the senses that marries technological savvy with organic sensibility. Whether they're performing originals like "The Mother We Share" or covering Prince's "I Would Die For You," You", the band's pulsing electronic sounds will have fans dancing the night away on their upcoming tour dates.
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015
Imagine a theater. As Chuck Berry would say, "the place is packed." The lights go out. An album cover is on the screen, and suddenly, a vinyl record begins to play. From the first song on side one, to the last song on side two — no phones, no computers, no interruptions. This is The Record Theater. Back for the fifth time by popular demand, the GRAMMY Museum invites you to the Clive Davis Theater to experience The Record Theater. An American mono pressing of The Beatles' Rubber Soul on Capitol Records awaits the needle drop. Released on Dec. 6, 1965, Rubber Soul climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and won John Lennon and Paul McCartney a GRAMMY for Song Of The Year for "Michelle." After the record ends, special guests Dave Morrell, author of "1974 — The Promotion Man — New York City: The Morrell Archives Volume 2," Brian Kehew, co-author of Recording The Beatles, and Chris Carter, host of Breakfast with the Beatles on KLOS, will join Record Theater creator Marvin Etzioni onstage for a discussion. Rubber Soul is the first Beatles album to not have the name of the group on the front cover design. As it says on the back cover "this monophonic microgroove recording... cannot become obsolete." Find out why. Get your tickets now! Screaming girls will not be admitted without a legal guardian.