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Sunday, December 7

A BUCKET OF BLOOD / WAR OF THE SATELLITES

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

Arguably director Roger Corman’s most famous early effort, A BUCKET OF BLOOD stars Dick Miller as a mentally challenged waiter at a beatnik cafe who resorts to murder to uphold a reputation as a genius sculptor. It's followed by Corman's imaginative, lightning-paced and ultra-low-budget thriller WAR OF THE SATELLITES, about an alien spaceship intent on blowing up every Earth satellite.

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Canadian Brass Holiday Concert

Valley Performing Arts Center

18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

7:30pm

Since its founding in 1970, the award-winning Canadian Brass have elevated the art of the brass quintet through their international touring and extensive recording catalog. Beyond their unparalleled musicality, each extraordinary musician possesses the creativity, good humor and love of performing that is the ensemble's hallmark.

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Clone of Jonny Two Bags (Social Distortion)

The Echo

1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

10:00pm

Salvation Town, the surprising and powerful solo debut by Jonny Two Bags, guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion, defies expectations at every turn.A diverse array of talent that spans the musical spectrum was enlisted for the recording. Revered singer-songwriter Jackson Browne shares vocals with Wickersham on “Then You Stand Alone,” while David Lindley, whose guitar work graced several of Browne’s classic ’70s albums, contributes to four tracks. Los Lobos’ multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo and his sons David Jr. and Vincent join in on “Wayward Cain” and super-sideman Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Eric Clapton, k.d. lang, Dave Alvin) also appears on guitar. The drum chair is filled by Pete Thomas, a mainstay of Elvis Costello’s bands The Attractions and The Imposters. Guest vocalist Gaby Moreno (recent Latin Grammy Award winner as Best New Artist) sings on “Avenues.” Other vocal guests include Julie Miller (wife and collaborator of Buddy Miller) and backup singers Terry Evans and Arnold McCuller, best known for their work with Ry Cooder and James Taylor. Wickersham’s colleagues in Social Distortion, keyboardist Danny McGough and bassist Brent Harding, join on a few tracks while Austin accordion luminary Joel Guzman and bassist/punk kingpin Zander Schloss (Weirdos, Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster) round out the lineup.

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Ritual Howls + Terminal A + The Choke

The Echo

1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

10:00pm

Salvation Town, the surprising and powerful solo debut by Jonny Two Bags, guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion, defies expectations at every turn.A diverse array of talent that spans the musical spectrum was enlisted for the recording. Revered singer-songwriter Jackson Browne shares vocals with Wickersham on “Then You Stand Alone,” while David Lindley, whose guitar work graced several of Browne’s classic ’70s albums, contributes to four tracks. Los Lobos’ multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo and his sons David Jr. and Vincent join in on “Wayward Cain” and super-sideman Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Eric Clapton, k.d. lang, Dave Alvin) also appears on guitar. The drum chair is filled by Pete Thomas, a mainstay of Elvis Costello’s bands The Attractions and The Imposters. Guest vocalist Gaby Moreno (recent Latin Grammy Award winner as Best New Artist) sings on “Avenues.” Other vocal guests include Julie Miller (wife and collaborator of Buddy Miller) and backup singers Terry Evans and Arnold McCuller, best known for their work with Ry Cooder and James Taylor. Wickersham’s colleagues in Social Distortion, keyboardist Danny McGough and bassist Brent Harding, join on a few tracks while Austin accordion luminary Joel Guzman and bassist/punk kingpin Zander Schloss (Weirdos, Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster) round out the lineup.

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Monday, December 8

Lou Beach: White Pink Turpentine

Offramp Gallery

1702 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103

1:00pm

With White Pink Turpentine, Lou Beach continues to explore the art of collage and the far reaches of his imagination. Described as "very precise hallucinations . . . taking your breath away" by author George Saunders, Beach's collages are playful, restless, endlessly inventive, and memorable for their beautiful strangeness.

Lou Beach (nee Andrzej Lubicz-Ledóchowski) was born in Göttingen, Germany in 1947, the son of Polish parents displaced by the Second World War. The family emigrated to Rochester, NY in 1951 where Lou attended public schools and junior college.

He travelled to California in 1968 where he began his artistic career by making assemblage art and studying the Surrealists, visiting galleries and museums, and creating collages from pictures cut from old Life magazines. He worked during this time in bookstores, as a delivery man, moved furniture, and ran a punch press and forklift.

A road trip across country, ostensibly to travel on to Europe from the East Coast, brought him to Boston where he lived from 1972 until 1979, much of the time as the sexton at the famous Arlington St. Church. There he created collages in earnest and had his first one man show at the newly established Boston Center For The Arts, as well as being hired for several illustration assignments.

Returning to L.A. he reacquainted himself with old friends, one of whom was prominent in the music business, and was asked to illustrate a record album cover. This was the beginning of a long and fruitful career as a record cover illustrator as well as an editorial illustrator, making pictures for magazines and newspapers. He continued making art, if not showing in galleries, by creating collages as gifts and for his personal enjoyment. Not until his grown children (Alpha and Sam), both fine artists, encouraged him to seriously concentrate on making art again did he embark on reestablishing himself in that realm. A nearly sold-out show at Billy Shire Fine Arts in 2009 saw the reemergence of Lou in the world of fine art along with subsequent showings at Nickelodeon, La Luz de Jesus, Offramp Gallery, Adventureland (Chicago), and Firecat Projects in Chicago.

In June, 2014 two Lou Beach collages were acquired by the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago for its permanent collection.

White Pink Turpentine is Beach's second solo show at Offramp Gallery. It will be shown concurrently with Patssi Valdez: Somber Hues.

Offramp Gallery 1702 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
626-298-6931

Regular Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1-5pm or by appointment

Wall blackboard is available for kids to create their own artistic
masterpieces.

Street parking -- Ample street parking is available on Canada Avenue, just north and west of the gallery.

http://www.offrampgallery.com

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Madi Diaz

Troubadour

West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:00pm

Her father and mother both have wide arms and colorful palates, and supplemented her education with a steady stream of classic rock, metal, r&b, pop and prog. The inspiration stuck with Madi, who left small town life behind for Boston's esteemed Berklee College of Music. There, she began to shape her sound with songwriter Kyle Ryan, where her powerful voice intermixed with Americana undertones. Next she moved to Nashville, self-releasing her first album "Plastic Moon" in 2012, and beginning to explore her music's cinematic feel.

Now with Madi's Nettwerk debut "Phantom," her songs dive deeper and fly higher, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars. As she takes to the road again this summer, Madi is poised to unleash her powerful songs and chase whatever the future may hold. "I can never sit still," she says "I wanna hurl myself into life. These songs tell a story about lighting flames and letting every part of the last fire burn out. Don't turn around and don't look back. Look forward."

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Snowpiercer with Bong Joon-ho

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0

7:30pm

"Bong Joon-ho’s epic adventure describes an impending ice age caused by human hand, whose last survivors are left circling the earth in a nonstop express train. The rich are in the front carriages and the poor—from whose perspective the story is told—at the back. If you walk along a moving train from back to front, you end up traveling faster than the train itself relative to the Earth. This is the dynamic force upon which Bong’s film thrives: there’s only one direction in which this revolt can go and it’ll be doomed to failure if its speed doesn’t exceed the reaction. With its impressive cast (including Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho, Octavia Spencer, and John Hurt) breathtaking artificial landscapes, fantastic make-up, over-the-top décor, fresh, witty dialogue, and a healthy portion of humor, Bong gives back to cinema what the Lumière brothers themselves already used to impress their audiences: the sheer force of the machine" (Berlinale, 2014). (Courtesy of Radius TWC. 126 min. 2013. South Korea/Czech Republic/USA/France. Dir. Bong Joon-ho.)

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Andy Allo

Hotel Cafe

1623 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

8:00pm

a Cameroonian-born singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, model, and actress.

She is known for her appearances in American television shows, including the comedy-drama series The Game, the talk show Attack of the Show!, and her musical performance on the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Allo has also produced two record albums.

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