(ALSO FEB. 10) Mark Ronson, Courtney Love, Carly Rae Jepsen, Weezer's Brian Bell, Alison Mosshart, Perry & Etty Farrell, Joanna Newsom, Cold War Kids, KT Tunstall, Dhani Harrison, PHASES, Will Forte, Ruby Amanfu, Sarah Silverman, Karen Elson, Butch Walker, Doyle Bramhall II, Jess Wolfe & Holly Laessig (of Lucius), Jessie Baylin, The Pierces, Jamestown Revival, Danny Masterson, Bijou Phillips, Elvis Perkins, Emily Armstrong, Adam Busch, Jack Dishel, Mereki And Many Many More Surprise Guests!
Los Angeles, 90017
Chicago-born and now LA-based performer, film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop.
Since beginning his recording career in 1997 he has released 12 albums and played several hundred shows worldwide. Bird has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as "Dr. Stringz" on Jack's Big Music Show, and headlined concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, and festivals worldwide. In 2004, Mojo Magazine declared him "simply incredible live."
In recent years he has composed his first film score for the movie Norman (hailed as "a probing, thoughtful score" by The New York Times), contributed to the soundtrack of The Muppets, and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation that debuted at New York's Guggenheim Museum and exhibited most recently at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2012, he released two critically-acclaimed albums, Break It Yourself, and Hands of Glory, followed by the EP I Want To See Pulaski At Night in 2013, and a collection of Handsome Family covers titled Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of… in 2014.
Bird is currently working on a series of site-specific improvisational short films and recordings called Echolocations, the first of which was created in one day in a remote Utah canyon, and his next studio album, due out in spring 2016.
5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Penguin Prison's self-titled debut album garnered substantial critical acclaim across both mainstream and indie media: ROLLINGSTONE.com cited his "excellent" songwriting and "sleek, modern production style [that] recalls Phoenix, Scissor Sisters and Hot Chip," while SPIN.com called the album, "one of the catchiest concoctions" (10/14) and KCRW said he's "so damn good." Since releasing his debut LP, Chris has been praised by BBC for "turning out immaculate remixes for Marina and the Diamonds, The Temper Trap and Dirty Vegas..." as well as for his DJ sets with live vocals which have been described as "some of the most engaging on the Williamsburg scene" by the NEW YORK TIMES. Chris added a full band to his live show in 2011, playing high profile shows all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe, including multiple showcases at the world-renowned SXSW, sold out dates with Girl Talk, Temper Trap, and Miike Snow and festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Firefly Music Festival, Virgin Free Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, TomorrowWorld, Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Budweiser Made In America, Splash House, Full Moon Fest, Culture Collide and more.
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Aquarium of the Pacific (formerly the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific) is an aquarium on a 5-acre site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, United States. It is situated across the water from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village, and the Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction. Its mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems.
6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
One unique feature that separates the Petersen Automotive Museum from other automotive museums is the constantly rotating exhibit spaces. To keep The Museum fresh, relevant, and to keep visitors coming back, it was decided from the beginning not to display the entire Museum Collection at once. In the 100,000+ square feet that comprise The Petersen Automotive Museum, only about 150 vehicles are on display at any one time. The other half of the 300+ vehicle collection is in on-site storage, awaiting the chance to go on exhibition. Depending on the chosen subject, the rotating exhibits can range from 100% Petersen vehicles to 90% on loan.
A large part of The Museum’s focus is to collect and preserve historic vehicles, and a great deal of importance was placed from day one on acquiring a great number of significant vehicles of all shapes, sizes, makes, models, and purposes. As the Museum’s popularity grew as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit educational institution, people came to realize that it was the perfect tax deductible home for their prized possession. Our first donation was a beautifully restored 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet from Annapolis, Maryland. Since then, we have taken in donations from all over the world varying greatly from single vehicles, to multiple vehicle collections, rare automobile components, artwork, photographs, books, and automobilia.