THE HOUSE OF BLUES presents the hard rock band Wolfmother. The band released their self-titled debut album in October 2005, which reached number three on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. The album was also a critical success, winning the 2005 J Award and the 2006 ARIA Awards for Best Breakthrough Album and Best Rock Album. "Woman", a single from the album, won the band a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2006.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
In the 1960s and 70s, Los Angeles experienced an era of experimentation and new advances in art and technology. The Light and Space movement emerged around this time, and LACMA initiated its Art & Technology program, pairing artists with aerospace and other companies. At the same time, the architects Cesar Pelli and Anthony Lumsden developed their version of the late-modern glass skin building. Used throughout Los Angeles, this style became a telling regional expression of the “high-tech” aesthetic and a new corporate vernacular.
Daniel Paul talks about the influence of the local aerospace and technology industries on architecture and design during this period and explains the high-tech design idiom. Philippe Paré, AIA, principal at Gensler, and LACMA Art + Technology Lab advisor, gives an introduction.
Daniel Paul is an architectural historian who has worked with the City of Los Angeles to evaluate late-modern and postmodern architecture for potential Historical-Cultural Monument Status.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
ncludes a conversation with writer/director Matthew Weiner
Emmy Award–winning creator and executive producer of the AMC series Mad Men Matthew Weiner makes his debut behind the feature-film camera as writer/director of this comedy-drama. Owen Wilson stars as a small-town weatherman Steve Dallas, who spends more time getting baked and chasing women than pursuing his craft. His offhanded and quick-witted demeanor makes him a star by natural right. His friendship with his best buddy, Ben (Zach Galifianakis) is another example of Steve's protracted adolescent circling the drain. Ben’s sister, Terry (Amy Poehler), is battling Steve to preserve Ben’s soul and their family, who takes a body blow when their late father’s widow—the much younger Angela (Laura Ramsey)—arrives and fights for the family’s property. This conflict further stokes long-standing arguments between Ben and Terry. Steve is caught in the middle. Weiner will be present for Q&A to talk about his big-screen maiden voyage, his first departure from the work for which he is best known.
Mark Taper Auditorium 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles CA, CA 90071
Featuring Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan and film historian Marc Wanamaker
with series curator John Nein, Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
Lost & Found at the Movies is the Library Foundation's new series celebrating the art of cinema and the vitality of film culture. Eclectic in theme and varying in form, this onstage magazine explores how we lose ourselves and find ourselves at the movies.
In this fourth installment, join Nein, Turan, and Wanamaker as they explore the ways that Los Angeles has appeared in film over the years—from the very first few images of the silent era, to the suburban noir, to the blockbuster “disaster” films. Afterwards, Turan will sign copies of his newest book, Not to be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film.
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
The Hammer and public radio station KCRW present four nights of free live music in the courtyard. This year, the series spotlights some of L.A.’s most enduring club nights and residencies, showcasing the city’s vibrant and diverse music scenes.
Afro Funke' featuring Rocky Dawuni+ KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole & Afro Funke' resident DJ Glenn Red
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Greek Theater presents the American Rock band Neighbourhood. In early 2012, the Neighbourhood came together to release "Female Robbery" and "Sweater Weather". In May 2012, the band unveiled a self-released free EP titled I'm Sorry.... The debut EP was produced by Justyn Pilbrow. I Love You. was released on April 23, 2013 and debuted at number 39 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. On June 27, 2013 they performed their lead single "Sweater Weather" on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
"Sweater Weather" topped the charts in early June 2013, reaching number 1 on Billboard's alternative chartand breaking the top ten on Billboard Heatseekers chart. Rolling Stone debuted the world premiere of I Love You. on April 16, describing the album as "moody" and "atmospheric".