Monday, June 29, 2009

SEASON FINALE of Puma Thursdays @ R-Bar !!! - This Thursday 7/2


FoundTrack and our friends at Puma, cordially invite you to the SEASON FINALE of our weekly Thursday evening of revelry at our favorite under-the-radar venue, R-Bar- This week we will have live art courtesy of R-Bar's very own Joey (AKA Thrashpants) in addition to an all-star selector lineup... see below for all sorts of fun details.

Our hope with this new weekly event is to create a laid back night that's focused on sharing good music and good creative energy. Expect fantastic eclectic tunes courtesy of our resident selector, Indie 103's DJ Jose Galvan, and a group of ALL STAR GUEST DJs from previous R-BAR Thursdays!

As of now, no RSVP will be needed, but make sure you remember THE NEW PASSWORD IS "IL MOSTRO" ! Feel free to share this info with friends, family and fellow down to earth folks!

Checkout PHOTOS from previous weeks here

We hope to have some festive surprises for you each week in the way of live art, giveaways, live performances and more. Please, please, please feel free to share any creative ideas you might have for making each week a unique and interactive experience:


Our lady friends at R-bar will be providing COMPLIMENTARY VODKA COCKTAILS from 9-10pm and COCKTAIL SPECIALS ALL NIGHT to assist in getting everyone loosened up for the night ahead!

R-Bar
3331 W 8th St, Los Angeles


Your Hosts for the evening:


Special ALL STAR Guests for 7/2:


LIVE ART BY THRASHPANTS!


MUSIC BY:

DJ MARIO COTTO (KCRW)

DJ DIVA SMILES DAVIS

DEF DEFINED DJs CLEARCUT & ICEBURRG

DJ KNEWJACK


DJ DARLINGS PONY-vs-TIGER

DJ DAVE VAUGHN (AFROBOTS)

DJ JAMIE B (BFF OF BROOKLYN)



Photos from FoundTrack x Puma Thursdays at R-bar Week 13, June 25

COMING SOON!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Jini's Pick of the Week - Wale's "Chillin'" and MGMT's "Kids" Music Vids


Jini's POW has been on holiday the past couple of weeks, so apologies that it's taken some time to get over the jetlag and find some kickass things to rave about - so here's 2 for the price of 1!

I last heard about Wale from his guest spot on Daniel Merriweather's track - Change (a former JPOW). Signed to Mark Ronson's Allido records, Wale has been working with Ronson for a while now but is finally set to release his debut album "Attention Defecit" this summer. I'm excited to hear more hot tunes like his most recent collaboration with current pop favourite Lady Gaga (very much sounding like M.I.A) in the track " Chillin' ". Check out the video below:

Wale feat. Lady Gaga - Chillin'



If you want to hear more Wale treats, check out his mixtapes at walemusic

And now for something completely different...MGMT's album Oracular Spectacular has been kickin' around for quite some time now but they have finally released an official video to their awesome tune "Kids". Looking like something out of the David Bowie classic movie "Labyrinth", this video is sure to give you nightmares.

MGMT - Kids



Source: hypebeast

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Weekly Events Calendar : Found in LA (June 29th - July 5th)

Monday June 29th
Ani Difranco @ Orpheum
Pollyn @ Venice Whaler
Oliver Future, Casxio, All Wrong and the Plans Change @ Echo (FREE)
Castledoor, Fools Gold @ Spaceland (FREE)
Ed Harcourt, The Langley Sisters, Nicole Simone @ Bordello
Della Valle, Katie Herzig, Sally Jaye, Jesse Harris @ Hotel Cafe
Mika Miko, Strange Boys, Cerebral Ballzy, PROTECTME @ The Smell
John Vanderslice, The Tallest Man On Earth @ Troubadour

Eatskeet Presents The Gaslamp Killer, DJ Fashen, Popular Losers (live performance), Grant Shapiro plus resident DJ's Skeet Skeet & Booty Two @ Temporary Spaces - FREE w/RSVP
Dam-Funk with guest DJ's @ Carbon (Funkmosphere) - FREE

Mad Mondays feat. Forth Magazine Issue Release Party with Hottub (live performance), guest DJ Richie Panic (Blow Up SF), With resident DJ's Valida, Spider, Hoff @ Standard Hotel (Purple Lounge) - FREE w/RSVP - MadMondays at gmail dot com
Secret Mondays feat. Pony vs Tiger @ The Doheny - Entrance to First 50 rsvp's to Steve dot livigni at gmail dot com ; If you don't make it , you'll still get invites for future events.

Tuesday June 30th
When You Awake Presents Leslie & The Badgers (Record Release), The Chapin Sisters, Olin And The Moon, Eagle Winged Palace plus DJ Set By Gold Dust @ Spaceland (FREE)
Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood @ Hollywood Bowl
Price, Rooney @ Hotel Cafe

826LA Presents Tiny Vaudeville @ Echoplex
Dim Mak Tuesdays Presents Larry Tee (Record Release Party) with Tranter, Leg Lifters plus resident DJ's Them Jeans, Dan Oh, more @ Cinespace (Dim Mak Tuesdays)
Breaking Atoms & Payday Presents Onra (France), Computer Jay, Ja$1000, HVW8 Soundsystem plus surprise guests @ Grandstar Jazz Club (Chinatown)
Amazing Baby @ Origami Vinyl
Filter Presents Sonic feat. Clifton AKA The Soft Touch @ Beauty Bar
Origami Vinyl hosts "Record Club" @ El Prado
Mathieu Schreyer @ Bar Marmont

Wednesday July 1st
NME Presents Fitz & the Tantrums, Jenny O @ Spaceland (CLUB NME)
Bill Callahan (Smog), Bachelorette @ Troubadour
KCRW Presents Eulogies, Bad Veins, Avi Buffalo, A Decent Animal @ Echo
Exile, Mono/poly, Dr. Strangeloop, Egadz @ Airliner (Low End Theory)
"Scott Walker: 30 Century Man" (2006) @ New Beverly Cinema


Thursday July 2nd
FoundTrack / Puma Presents Thursdays @ R-Bar - feat. Guest Selectors Mario Cotto (KCRW), Smiles Davis, Pony vs Tiger, Def Defined DJ's Clearcutt & Iceburrg, DJ KnewJack, Dave Vaughan, Jamie Brundage (DJ BFF) and Master Blaster DJ Jose Galvan (Indie 103) plus live art by Joey Pants (Thrashpants) , drink specials, photos from Colin Young-Wolff and Brian Brown, more - FREE w/NEW Password - SHHHH!---> IL MOSTRO
Future Sounds Presents The Rumble- LA feat. Dios, Audra Mae, The Nights @ Three of Clubs
Amazing Baby, Band Of Skulls, Dazzler @ Hammer Museum

Kick out the Clots: A Benefit for Jennifer Tefft with She Wants Revenge & Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (special acoustic performance) & L.A.Ladies Choir (with Becky Stark, Eleni Mandell & more) , Great Northern, Moving Units (DJ Set), Living Things, Dead Meadow, Rocco DeLuca, Nico Stai, More @ Echoplex
Holly Conlan @ Hotel Cafe
Citay, Black Math Horsemen, The Dry Spells @ Silverlake Lounge
Can of Jam Presents Armada @ Knitting Factory (Battle of Los Angeles - Round 2)

Dance Right with special guests TBA @ La Cita - FREE w/RSVP
Engagement Party Presents Ojo's Flesh Car Crash @ Moca (Grand Avenue) - FREE
Shake the Hand 1 Yr. Anniversary Party feat. DJ's, Sourmilk, E regular, Drewbyrd @ Tantra - $1 entry with RSVP - RSVP at shakethehand dot com
KCRW Presents Nickodemus Release Party with a guest DJ Set plus Resident DJ's Jeremy Sole, Glenn Red @ Zanzibar (Afro Funke)
"House" feat. Raul Campos (KCRW) @ Boulevard3
Chicano Rock: The Sounds of East Los Angeles @ Silent Movie Theatre (Don't Knock the Rock 2009)

Friday July 3rd
Club Underground/Cafe Bleu/Transistor and Hang the DJ's Come Together @ Echoplex -
Featuring all the original DJs from the four LA Post-mod clubs
Emilie Simon @ The Levitt Pavilion, Pasadena
Control Presents Treasure Fingers, Posso the DJ, Mr. White, Elektrochasm @ Avalon
Dub Frequency Presents @ The Standard (Purple Lounge Fridays) - FREE w/RSVP
One Trick Pony, Ema and the Ghosts, The Sleeping Bags (Princeton side project), Voices Voices @ Mr. T's Bowl
Infinity (Female fronted Journey Tribute band), Priss (Female fronted Kiss Tribute Band) , Venus Envy @ Spaceland
The Wallburds @ Silver Factory Studios
Vibrate feat. Anthony Valadez @ Zanzibar

Saturday July 4th (Fourth of July)
Swimming In the Nude feat. Posso the DJ, Blu Jemz, Unemployed Lloyd, DJ Hoff, Kim Anha, Anon, Much More @ The Standard (Downtown - Swimming With Sharks) - RSVP Required
Filter and When You Awake Presents Deer Tick, Dawes, The Moondoggies @ Spaceland
Fast Fwd feat. Anthony Valadez @ Little Temple
Bootie LA @ Echoplex
Funky Sole feat. DJ's Music Man Miles, Clifton AKA The Soft Touch @ Echo
Cinespia Cemetary Screenings feat. "Jaws" (1975) @ Hollywood Cemetary
Tradition in Transition: A Postcard From Cali @ Downtown Independent Theatre - American Premiere ; Q&A from Quantic and Mochilla to follow screening.
Based around the music of Quantic and his Combo Barbaro.

Sunday July 5th
KCRW World Festival Presents Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan & Sara, The New Pornographers @ Hollywood Bowl
The Do-Over Summer Sundays with special weekly mystery guests @ Crane's Tavern (2-10pm)
Death Cab For Cutie w/LA Phil, Tegan & Sara, The New Pornographers @ Hollywood Bowl
Pollyn, 8mm, I Will Never Be the Same, Aimee Francis, DJ High Voltage @ Viper Room
Avi Buffalo, Aushua, The Shade, Shiloe @ Silver Factory Studios
The Coathangers w/ Bipolar Bear & Goldiggers @ The Smell
Crocodiles, The Meek, Lower Heaven, Part Time Punk DJs @ Echo (Part-Time Punks)

LOOKING AHEAD
7/07 - The Hold Steady, El Bronx @ El Rey
7/07 - Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Le Switch @ Echo
7/07 -
Vieux Farka Toure, Luke Top @ Troubadour
7/08 -
Dirty Projectors, What's Up @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
7/08 - Avi Buffalo, Dave Smallen, Pico vs Island Trees, Love Grenades, more @ Viper Room

7/08 - Rootbeer, U-N-I, Boombox Ninjas @ Echo
7/09 - Gillian Welch @ Largo
7/09 - Everest, Red Cortez @ Hammer Museum
7/09 - B-Music/DJ Andy Votel Presents Hungarian Rock Night @ Silent Movie Theatre (Don't Knock the Rock 2009)
7/10 - Muppet History 101 shown with Muppet Music Moments, Dark Crystal @ Silent Movie Theatre (Jim Henson)
7/10 - The Yelling @ Viper Room
7/10 -
Andrew Bird, Ra Ra Riot, The Heartless Bastards @ Greek Theatre
7/11 - Mas Exitos, Domingo Siete @ Getty Center (Saturdays off the 405)
7/11 -
Tortoise, Earthless @ Troubadour
7/12 - Ray Lamontagne, Jenny Lewis, Blitzen Trapper @ Hollywood Bowl
7/12 - The Summer Cats, The Tartans @ Echo (Part-Time Punks)

Long-Running Events

June 4th-July 2nd - The Times Won't Save You @ Carmichael Contemporary Gallery of Art
May 30th - July 11th - Dark Night of the Soul @ Michael Kohn Gallery
June 13th- July 11th - The Detournements of Wynn Miller @ Exhibit A Gallery
June 19th - July 11th - Geometry of Ruins @ Flux (326 Sunset Avenue - Venice)
June 20th - July 11th - This Must Be the Place @ Scion Installation L.A. Space
May 28th- July 18th - Barack Obama : The Freshman @ M+B
Feb. 19th-Aug. 9th - ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero! The Golden Age of Comic Books - 1938-1950 @ Skirball Cultural Center
Feb. 19th-Aug. 9th - Lights Camera, Action! Comic Book Heroes of Film and Television @ Skirball Cultural Center
May 14th - Aug. 9th - Occupation Dreamer @ Grammy Museum

Monday, June 22, 2009

THIS THURSDAY June 25th FoundTrack x Puma Thursdays @ R-Bar !!!


FoundTrack and our friends at Puma, cordially invite you to our weekly Thursday evening of revelry at our favorite under-the-radar venue, R-Bar- This week we're having a 2 canvas live painting session courtesy of DIAMOND DAVE & ZLA!... see below for all sorts of fun details.

Our hope with this new weekly event is to create a laid back night that's focused on sharing good music and good creative energy. Expect fantastic eclectic tunes courtesy of our resident selector, Indie 103's DJ Jose Galvan, and a host of unique guest DJs each week.

As of now, no RSVP will be needed, but make sure you remember THE NEW PASSWORD IS "IL MOSTRO" ! Feel free to share this info with friends, family and fellow down to earth folks!

Checkout PHOTOS from previous weeks here

We hope to have some festive surprises for you each week in the way of live art, giveaways, live performances and more. Please, please, please feel free to share any creative ideas you might have for making each week a unique and interactive experience:


Our lady friends at R-bar will be providing COMPLIMENTARY VODKA COCKTAILS until 10pm to assist in getting everyone loosened up for the night ahead!

R-Bar
3331 W 8th St, Los Angeles


Your Hosts for the evening:


Special Guests for 6/25:


LIVE ART BY:

DIAMOND DAVE & ZLA


Music by:

THE NURSE
(www.thenurse.us)

MAXIMUM THRILLS!
(Brooklyn)

DJ PAKEIN
(de Espana)


Photos from FoundTrack x Puma Thursdays at R-bar Week 12, June 18

COMING SOON!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekly Events Calendar : Found in LA (June 22nd-28th)

Monday June 22nd
KCRW Presents Wilco, Jonathan Wilson @ Wiltern
Dinosaur Jr., Earthless @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Elvis Costello joined by Jim Lauderdale @ Amoeba (FREE-w/live webstream)
Oliver Future, The Capshuns, Horse Thieves, Divisible @ Echo (FREE)
Castledoor, Local Natives, Music for Animals @ Spaceland (FREE)
Caitlin Crosby (Record Release) @ Hotel Cafe

Eatskeet Presents Eli Escobar, Oro11, Brek.One plus resident DJ's Skeet Skeet & Booty Two @ Temporary Spaces - FREE w/RSVP
Dam-Funk with guest DJ's @ Carbon (Funkmosphere) - FREE

Tuesday June 23rd
Wilco, Jonathan Wilson @ Wiltern
Dinosaur Jr. @ Troubadour
The Veronicas @ Henry Fonda Theatre
LMFAO, Hypercrush @ House of Blues (Sunset)
Cryptacize, Wounded Lion, Missincinatti @ Echo Curio

Sunset Rubdown, Elfin Saddle, Witchies @ Echoplex
Future Sounds and French Kiss Records Presents "A Trip to One Drop" feat. Local Natives, Sean Bones @ Space 15 Twenty
Coby Brown @ Hotel Cafe
The Yelling, Crash Kings @ Viper Room
The Boat People, Parson Redheads, The Picture @ Roxy (On the Rox)

Elevator Flight with special guest DJ Black Morris (J* Davey) @ Roxy
Dim Mak Tuesdays Presents Sneaky Soundsystem (Australia) with guest DJ's Poirier (Ninja Tune), Anna Lunoe plus resident DJ's Them Jeans, Dan Oh, more @ Cinespace (Dim Mak Tuesdays)
Soul in the Park feat. Glenn Redd (Afro Funke), Al Jackson (Soul Children) plus resident selector Rani D @ Footsie's Bar (Highland Park)
L.A. Record Films Mas Exitos @ Verdugo Bar - Music publication films one of LA's best bi-weeklies
Mathieu Schreyer @ Bar Marmont
Origami Vinyl hosts "Record Club" @ El Prado
TV Tuesday: Unaired TV Pilots @ Silent Movie Theatre
Flux Presents Bjork's "Voltatic" (LA Debut) with guest DJ's LA Riots @ Montalban Theatre - RSVP is closed : (

Wednesday June 24th
Cafe Tacuba @ Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City Walk
Isis, Mammifer @ Henry Fonda Theatre

Dub Club Presents The Heptones with backing band The Lions @ Echo
NME Presents The Picture, Aushua @ Spaceland (CLUB NME)
Spinnerette, Har Mar Superstar, Woah Hunx @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
The 87 Stick Up Kids, Anjulie, more @ Viper Room

KCRW Presents Pete Yorn (Record Release) @ Roxy
Existent Domain w/ Here No Evol and Andrew Lessman Quartet @ Redcat Lounge
Susie Suh (Record Release), Butterfly Boucher @ Hotel Cafe
16bit, Kutmah, Alex B, more @ Airliner (Low End Theory)
"Wah Do Dem"AKA "What They Do" (2009) @ Landmark Theatre (4:30pm - LA Film Festival) - acclaimed narrative from musician Sean Bones feat. Norah Jones ; Standby tix still available
Scion A/V Presents The Trouble & Bass Crw, Drop the Lime, AC Slater, Star Eyes, The Captain, DJ Skeet Skeet @ Echo (Free w/ RSVP)

Thursday June 25th
FoundTrack / Puma Presents Thursdays @ R-Bar - feat. Guest Selectors Maximum Thrills, The Nurse, DJ Pakein and Master Blaster DJ Jose Galvan (Indie 103) plus live two-canvas art by ZLA and Diamond Dave, drink specials, photos from Colin Young-Wolff, more - FREE w/NEW Password - SHHHH!---> IL MOSTRO
Wilco, Okkervil River @ Wiltern
Deastro, Telephone Jim Jesus, Healamonster & Tarsier @ Spaceland
The Friends of Friends Label Launch Party feat. Daedelus, Peanut Butter Wolf (A/V Set), Jogger, Mexicans with Guns @ Echoplex
Little Radio Presents Avi Buffalo, The Minor Canon, Landy @ Regent Theatre

The Bird and the Bee @ Descanso Gardens (5:15pm-La Canada, Flintridge)
Amanda Palmer (of The Dresden Dolls), Jenny Owen Youngs @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Dance Right with special guests TBA @ La Cita - FREE w/RSVP
Afro Funke Presents Drez with Jahta Beat 2 Release Party plus Resident DJ's Jeremy Sole, Glenn Red @ Zanzibar
"House" feat. Raul Campos (KCRW) @ Boulevard3
(((folk Yeah's!))) "Festival in the Forest" (2009 - Sneak Preview) shown with "Celebration at Big Sur" (1971) @ Silent Movie Theatre (F is for Folk)

Friday June 26th
Electric Daisy Carnival feat. Paul Oakenfold, Thievery Corporation, Fedde Le Grand, Boys Noize, Fake Blood, C-Town, much more @ Los Angeles Coliseum/Exposition Park
B-52's, The 88 @ Canyon Club
Aretha Franklin @ Hollywood Bowl
The Element Band @ Levitt Pavillion (Pasadena Summer Concert Series)
Club Underground Presents Papercuts, Port O'Brien, Sean Bones @ Echo

Dub Frequency Presents Intricate Machines with Valida (DJ Set) @ The Standard (Purple Lounge Fridays) - FREE w/RSVP
Erica Driscoll (Blondfire) @ Hotel Cafe
Ceci Bastida @ Bootleg
Anavan vs. TPF!, Wet Dreams vs. Neon Navajo, Laco$te vs. L.E., Not The Government vs. Bastidas @ The Smell
Power Up Feat. Mario Cotto @ Barcade
Ben Nichols (Lucero) @ Eagle Rock, Center For the Arts
Drew Andrews @ Origami Vinyl

Vibrate feat. Anthony Valadez @ Zanzibar
Tim & Eric Present "True Stories" (1986) @ Silent Movie Theatre (Comedy Death Ray) - The hilarious duo of Adult Swim fame share some sketches they're working on and one of their favorite films, the David Byrne directed documentary about the quirky side of Texas in the 80's.

Saturday June 27th
Electric Daisy Carnival feat. Groove Armada, Paul Van Dyk, Crystal Method, Mark Farina, Simian Mobile Disco, DJ AM, Diplo, Major Lazer, much more @ Los Angeles Coliseum/Exposition Park
Rodriguez, Brightblack Morning Light, Glasser @ El Rey
The Zombies, The Yardbirds, Spencer Davis Group @ Wiltern
Explosions in the Sky, No Age, Eluvium @ Palladium
Telekinesis, The Boat People, One Trick Pony @ Echoplex
An Horse @ Echo
Not the Government @ Origami Vinyl
A Flock of Seagulls, Dramarama, When in Rome, Gene Loves Jezebel @ House of Blues Sunset Strip ("Lost 80's Live")
James Zabiela, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set) @ Vanguard (Giant)
Fast Fwd feat. Anthony Valadez @ Little Temple
Cinespia Cemetary Screenings feat. "East of Eden" (1955) @ Hollywood Cemetary

"Bottle Rocket" (1996) @ Angel City Drive In
Found Footage Battle Royal @ Silent Movie Theatre (Cinefamily) - Audience judges between some of the best collectors of web videos...knock-off of NY Underground Festival's "Tube Time" Event.
"Purple Rain" (1984) @ New Beverly Cinema - 25th Anniversary midnight screening of the Prince classic.

Sunday June 28th
KCRW World Festival Presents Adele w/Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Etta James & the Roots Band, Janelle Monae @ Hollywood Bowl
The Los Angeles Accordion Festival @ Ford Amphitheatre
KCRW Presents Phoenix, Amazing Baby @ Wiltern
Cursive, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Box Elders @ El Rey
Kid Rockers Presents Local Natives, Saint Motel @ Echo (Day Show) - Adults can't get in without a kid. Sounds like a great concept started by an ambitious kid who wanted payback for Rated R Restrictions.
1st Annual Rock n' Roll Rescue feat. Gliss, Death to Anders, Rainbow Arabia, Army Navy, Polyamorous Affair, ExitMusic and many more @ Echoplex - Pet Rescue Benefit Show
Melting Pot feat. Michael Barnes (KCRW/Good Foot) with special guest O-Dub @
Footsie's Bar (Highland Park)
St. Christopher, Tartans, Sea Lions, Part Time Punk DJs @ Echo (Part-Time Punks)
@ Space 15 Twenty (Sundays in the Courtyard)
Stimulus in the Dark feat. Garth Trinidad, Smiles Davis, Mona Lisa, and more @ The Standard Downtown - Limited Space - $15 w/RSVP - info at garthtrinidad dot biz
The Do-Over Summer Sundays with special weekly mystery guests @ Crane's Tavern (2-10pm)

LOOKING AHEAD
6/29 - Pollyn @ Venice Whaler
6/29 -
Oliver Future, Casxio, All Wrong and the Plans Change @ Echo (FREE)
6/29 -
Castledoor, Fools Gold @ Spaceland (FREE)Link6/30 - Leslie & The Badgers, The Chapin Sisters, Olin And The Moon, Eagle Winged Palace @ Spaceland (FREE)
6/30 - Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood @ Hollywood Bowl
7/01 - Bill Callahan (Smog), Bachelorette @ Troubadour
7/02 -
Amazing Baby, Band Of Skulls, Dazzler @ Hammer Museum
7/02 - Nickodemus @ Zanzibar (Afro Funke)
7/03 -
One Trick Pony, Ema and the Ghosts, The Sleeping Bags (Princeton side project), Voices Voices @ Mr. T's Bowl
7/04 -
Deer Tick, Dawes, The Moondoggies @ Spaceland
7/05 -
Death Cab For Cutie w/LA Phil, Tegan & Sara, The New Pornographers @ Hollywood Bowl
7/05 - Pollyn @ Viper Room
7/05 -
Crocodiles, The Meek, Lower Heaven, Part Time Punk DJs @ Echo (Part-Time Punks)

Long-Running Events

June 6th - June 27th - Intersection @ Colorado Wine Company
June 18th - June 28th - LA Film Festival @ Various Theatres in Westwood
June 4th-July 2nd - The Times Won't Save You @ Carmichael Contemporary Gallery of Art
May 30th - July 11th - Dark Night of the Soul @ Michael Kohn Gallery
June 13th- July 11th - The Detournements of Wynn Miller @ Exhibit A Gallery
June 19th - July 11th - Geometry of Ruins @ Flux (326 Sunset Avenue - Venice)
June 20th - July 11th - This Must Be the Place @ Scion Installation L.A. Space
May 28th- July 18th - Barack Obama : The Freshman @ M+B
Feb. 19th-Aug. 9th - ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero! The Golden Age of Comic Books - 1938-1950 @ Skirball Cultural Center
Feb. 19th-Aug. 9th - Lights Camera, Action! Comic Book Heroes of Film and Television @ Skirball Cultural Center
May 14th - Aug. 9th - Occupation Dreamer @ Grammy Museum

Saturday, June 20, 2009

FoundTrack's Winter '09 Collection (Track 22/22) - The Menahan Street Band - Going the Distance


The Menahan Street Band - Going the Distance (Track 22 of 22)
Album - Make the Road By Walking (Sample/Purchase)
Label - Dunham (Daptone)
http://www.myspace.com/dunhamrecords
Photo By Parsley Steinweiss


The Menahan Street Band is a super group of the best in brass musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings , El Michels Affair, Antibalas and The Budos Band, brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With influences reaching beyond the funk/soul/afrobeat architecture of their other projects into the more ethereal realms of Curtis Mayfield and Mulatu Astatke, the Menahan Street Band creates a unique new instrumental soul sound that is as raw as it is lush with eerily quirky arrangements, vibes, horns, piano, organ, and percussion all served with the subtle guitar strings on the album's plate. Their debut album, Make the Road by Walking was released on Dunham Records, Brenneck’s new imprint of Daptone Records. You may have noticed that our featured "Going the Distance" is an interpolation of Bill Conti's famed Rocky score. In concluding this Winter compilation, we just had to make sure we went the distance as well, that is...all the way into summer...lol. Speaking of which, here is some footage from their debut performance last year at NY's annual SummerStage Concert Series in Central Park.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Foodie Fridays: Guelaguetza

Abby and Shevin initially bonded over their mutual love of boba during their freshman year at USC and have since been together and enjoying all of LA's wonderful culinary offerings. They both love to travel, explore, and most importantly eat!

It seemed like a great idea for FoundTrack to introduce a food column. Let's face it, those of us who enjoy art, film, fashion, and music usually have a soft spot for great dining experiences as well. So now, these two young Angelenos will have the chance to share some of their favorite tasty spots in LA with all of you fun people through Foodie Fridays.

If you have any recommendations you think should be considered for the column, plese send an email to
foodiefridays at foundtrack dot com. Eat on!

Guelaguetza
3014 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 427-0608
Map


Holy mole! In celebration of Abby's birthday, we headed to Guelaguetza in K-Town for a very special fiesta edition of Foodie Fridays. This time we were joined by an enthusiastic group of friends who were excited to try out the restaurant's delicious Oaxacan cuisine.


We began with a round of cocktails with which we toasted the birthday girl.


Abby enjoyed a refreshing mojito, while the mango margarita was another hit. For a non-alcoholic option, opt for a seasonal agua de fruta or a delightful horchata con tuna y nuez, a sweet rice-based drink containing nuts, cantaloupe, and cactus fruit (don't let its pink Benadryl-like color scare you away!)


Complimentary chips topped with red mole and cheese are brought out right away and certainly provide a more interesting alternative to the standard chips and salsa served at most Mexican restaurants.


We decided to order family style for the table so everyone could sample Guelaguetza’s mouthwatering dishes. The restaurant’s moles are what keep diners coming back, so the festival de moles is a must for any first time visitor. The appetizer consists of four unique moles, served along with sliced chicken, rice, and a homemade tortilla for dipping.


We also ordered a veggie clayuda, essentially a “Oaxacan pizza” made of a crisp tortilla covered with black bean paste and topped with cheese, onions, peppers, and tomatoes. If you’re a diehard meat eater, you’ll probably want to opt for the clayuda de choriqueso—essentially the same idea, except topped with shredded chorizo and cheese instead of the bean paste and vegetables.


Additionally, we enjoyed a meat sampler consisting of chicken, chorizo, and tasajo (thinly sliced beef) and an enchilada topped with red mole and Oaxacan string cheese.


The restaurant also offers a wide selection of tasty treats at its in-house bakery. Here I am, peering down at my options like a kid in a Oaxacan candystore.


But the food at Guelaguetza is only half the fun. The live music and dancing is what really makes this place come alive. After watching the band play and the dancers twirl, we naturally decided it was time to throw the birthday girl in the spotlight.


A special birthday ballad was dedicated to her, and as always, she was a hit with the crowd. A huge beer and a shot of tequila were brought out, and after Abby downed both, they spun her around and then started chanting to her. Whatever gets the job done!


For some unbeatable mole and energetic live entertainment, Guelaguetza hits the spot. Feliz cumpleaños, Abby!

TIPS:
Ask to be seated in the back room if possible. As great as the live music and dancing are, having a conversation can be difficult when all the festivities are taking place just a few feet away from your table!
The restaurant has three other locations as well, one of which is literally next door to FoundTrack’s favorite laidback lounge, R-Bar.

NEXT TIME on Foodie Fridays... stay tuned!

Photos by Jennifer Saracino.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

FoundTrack's Winter '09 Collection (Track 21/22) Mishka - Above the Bones



Mishka - Above the Bones (Track 21 of 22)
Album - Above the Bones (Sample/Purchase)
Label - Keep Livin'
http://www.myspace.com/4mishka
Photo By Doug Seymour



Mishka, the premiere artist from Mathew McConaughey's newly formed Just Keep Livin label, delivers deep reggae grooves and acoustic roots throughout his critically acclaimed third release, Above the Bones, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard's Reggae charts. Mishka spent most of his childhood on a boat in the Caribbean, traveling the oceans with his seafaring family, inevitably drawn to the music of his battery run cassette player, presenting anything from his parents love for Jimmy Buffet and the Beatles to his sisters infatuation with the Police and Roxy Music. But as soon as he heard Marley, Burning Spear and Jimmy Cliff he became addicted to roots reggae, Rastafari, inspiring him to use make music of his own. On this latest effort, Mishka has teamed up with the legendary Sly and Robbie guitarist Darryl Thompson, who brings forth his fine rock and blues background to the mix. We've featured the album's titled track, Above the Bones, a beautiful folk song about honoring our ancestors and their experiences and allowing that to inspire a prayer for the living . For more info. on how Matt/Mishka/and J.K. Livin came together, check out this interview/performance on Jimmy Kimmel live.



Mishka is currently on tour in the east coast through the end of July. Check his myspace for dates and details.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Weekly Events Calendar : Found in LA (June 17th-21st)

Wednesday June 17th
The Dead Weather @ Roxy
KCRW Presents Zap Mama, Jeremy Sole @ El Rey
Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang with Heavyweight Dub Champion and Warchurch @ House of Blues (Sunset)
Busdriver @ Amoeba (FREE)
Butterfly Boucher, Susie Suh @ Hotel Cafe
Awesome New Republic @ Boardner's (Club Moscow)
Michael Berg, David J. (of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), Damien Youth @ Bootleg
The Entrance Band, Sleepy Sun, Slang Chickens @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Deleted Scenes, So Many Wizards, Constant Collection @ Silverlake Lounge
Art Brut, Nico Stai, Tall Hands @ Spaceland (CLUB NME)
Viva Voce, Cut Off Your Hands @ Echo
Illa J, Memory9, Jayceeoh @ Airliner (Low End Theory)
Baadd, Hawnay Troof, Captain Ahab, Electrocute @ The Smell
Scion House Party Presents Zomby, Joker and MC Nomad, 12th Planet @ Roxy - FREE w/RSVP

Thursday June 18th
FoundTrack / Puma Presents The FoundTrack x Hips & Hair T-Shirt Release Party @ R-Bar - feat. pop-up shop by Hips & Hair, live art by Jonathan Bussiere (Hips & Hair), plus guest selectors Ash Knuckles, The Ivan Party, Clifton and as always Master Blaster DJ Jose Galvan (Indie 103) photos from Colin Young-Wolff, complimentary vodka cocktails til 10pm - FREE w/NEW Password ---> IL MOSTRO
Chairlift, Luke Top, The Frequency @ Echo
KCRW Presents White Rabbits, The Subjects @ Troubadour
Busdriver,
Nocando, Blank Blue @ Knitting Factory
Art Brut, Rumspringa, Voxhaul Broadcast @ Spaceland

Warpaint @ Amoeba (FREE)
New York Underbelly Presents Fitz and the Tantrums, Le Mood, Music For Animals, Adamandevil with Hell Ya! DJ's @ Three of Clubs - RSVP

You + Me, Meho Plaza, Spider Problem @ Space 15 Twenty (Thursdays in the Courtyard)
Dance Right feat. Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better), Chairlift DJ Set, more @ La Cita - FREE w/RSVP

Afro Funke Presents Chief Boima, Laura Izibor Listening Party (9-10pm) and Resident DJ's Jeremy Sole, Glenn Red @ Zanzibar
"House" feat. Raul Campos (KCRW) @ Boulevard3
Flux Presents "Geometry of Ruins" (Opening Reception)
@ Flux (326 Sunset Avenue - Venice) - FREE w/RSVP

Friday June 19th
KCRW Presents
Grizzly Bear, Here We Go Magic @ Wiltern
Todd Rundgren @ Club Nokia
Control Presents DJ Kraze, Blaqstarr, plus resident DJ's Destructo, Mr. White, more @ Avalon
Art Brut, The Blood Arm @ Echo
Ben Kweller, Local Natives, Jones Street Station @ El Rey
Thieves Like Us, Nightwaves, Esser @ Echoplex
Love Like Fire, Spleet United, All Wrong and the Plans Change
@ Bootleg
Guilty Simpson @ Airliner Club (Urban Underground)
Vibrate feat. Anthony Valadez @ Zanzibar
Purple Lounge Fridays feat. DJ Sets by Jayceeoh, Original Bozak, more @ The Standar Purple Lounge (Hollywood) - FREE w/RSVP
US Air Guitar Championships @ Troubadour
Emily Wells (EP Release Show), Olin and the Moon @ Hotel Cafe

Dan Wilcox @ The Doheny - RSVP Only - Dohenyrsvp at att dot net
Hammer Presents Open Projector Night feat. MC's The Sklar Bros. @ Hammer Museum
Opening Night "Food Inc." (2009) @ Landmark Nuart Theatre- opening night to the exclusive engagement of highly acclaimed documentary

The Beatles "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) @ Nuart (Midnight Screening)

Saturday June 20th
Beestings & Nosebleeds feat. live performances by Wale, Dude Royal, Carter plus DJ sets by Jayceeoh, Lady Sha, DJ Sour Milk, Nicky Savage, more @ The Standard Hotel (Downtown 1-8pm) FREE w/RSVP
Grizzly Bear @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Chairlift, Dublab DJ's Frosty and Ale @ Getty (Saturdays off the 405)
KCRW Presents Nouvelle Vague @ Henry Fonda
PJ Harvey & John Parish @ Wiltern
Shellac, Arcwelder @ Echoplex
KCRW Presents Artists Making Music for Film & TV feat. Oren Lavie,Gary Jules, Lex Land @ The Mint

Julie Doiron (ex-Eric's Trip) @ Hotel Cafe

The Mae Shi, Local Natives, The Shade, Blue Jungle, Seasons @ Mr.T's Bowl
"The Happy Shop" @ The Hollywood Roosevelt (Cinegrill)
- Premiere of their monthly jazz night; sharp dress code; ties required

Fast Fwd feat. Anthony Valadez @ Little Temple
"Black Dynamite" (2009) Funktacular feat. live score from motion picture by Adriane Young and guest DJ Suckapunch @ Space 15 Twenty (7-10pm)

Cinespia Cemetary Screenings feat. "The Graduate" (1967)@ Hollywood Cemetary
Scion Space Presents
"This Must Be the Place" (Opening Reception) @ Scion Installation L.A. Space


Sunday June 21st
KCRW's World Festival feat. Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Santigold, Raphael Saadiq @ Hollywood Bowl
Make Music Pasadena Festival feat. Juana Molina, Whispertown 2000, Quetzal, much more @ Levitt Pavilion (Old Town Pasadena) (FREE)
Circle Jerks @ Key Club
Shellac, Arcwelder @ Echoplex
Captain Ahab, Starfucker, Atole, Halloween Swim Team @ The Smell

Rough Trade Records Night@ Echo (Part-Time Punks)
The Helicoptor Rounds @ Space 15 Twenty (Sundays in the Courtyard)
The Do-Over Summer Sundays with special weekly mystery guests @ Crane's Tavern (2-10pm)
The Official KCRW Hollywood Bowl Afterparty feat. Kerri Chandler, Marques Wyatt plus Afro Funke takes over the Deep Soul Lounge with DJ's Jeremy Sole, Glen Redd, Wiseacre, more @ Vanguard (Deep 10pm-4am)

LOOKING AHEAD
6/22 - Elvis Costello @ Amoeba (FREE)
6/22 - Castledoor, Local Natives, Music for Animals @ Spaceland
6/22,23,25 - Wilco @ Wiltern
6/22,23 -
Dinosaur Jr. @ Troubadour
6/23 -
Cryptacize, Wounded Lion, Missincinatti @ Echo Curio
6/23 - Sunset Rubdown, Elfin Saddle, Witchies @ Echoplex
6/24 - The Heptones, The Lions @ Echo
6/25 -
Deastro, Telephone Jim Jesus @ Spaceland
6/25 -
Daedelus, Peanut Butter Wolf, Jogger, Mexicans with Guns @ Echoplex
6/26 - B-52's @ Canyon Club
6/27 -
Rodriguez, Brightblack Morning Light, Glasser @ El Rey
6/27 -
Explosions in the Sky, No Age, Eluvium @ Palladium
6/27 -
Telekinesis, The Boat People, One Trick Pony @ Echoplex
6/28 -
Adele, Etta James & the Roots Band, Janelle Monae @ Hollywood Bowl
6/28 - Phoenix, Amazing Baby @ Wiltern

Long-Running Events
May 23rd - June 20th - Nerves @ Show Cave Night Gallery
May 29th - June 20th - COOP @ Corey Helford Gallery
June 6th - June 27th - Intersection @ Colorado Wine Company
June 18th - June 28th - LA Film Festival @ Various Theatres in Westwood
June 4th-July 2nd - The Times Won't Save You @ Carmichael Contemporary Gallery of Art
May 30th - July 11th - Dark Night of the Soul @ Michael Kohn Gallery
June 13th- July 11th - The Detournements of Wynn Miller @ Exhibit A Gallery
June 19th - July 11th - Geometry of Ruins @ Flux (326 Sunset Avenue - Venice)
June 20th - July 11th - This Must Be the Place @ Scion Installation L.A. Space
May 28th- July 18th - Barack Obama : The Freshman @ M+B
Feb. 19th-Aug. 9th - ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero! The Golden Age of Comic Books - 1938-1950 @ Skirball Cultural Center
Feb. 19th-Aug. 9th - Lights Camera, Action! Comic Book Heroes of Film and Television @ Skirball Cultural Center
May 14th - Aug. 9th - Occupation Dreamer @ Grammy Museum

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Congrats to our Pals at Riot Games!

Congrats to our buddies at Riot Games who recently won GameTrailers.com's Best Strategy Game of E3 Award for their debut title, "League of Legends"! Always cool to see our friends and fellow alumni kicking ass and taking names! My favorite things about the game is it's unique character and level art - checkout the awesome concept art from its development...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Banksy vs Bristol Museum

Hey all you UK art fans... everyone's favorite renegade street artist / mad genius Banksy is up to his old tricks again. He'll be displaying a new collection of work at the Bristol Museum for free daily June 13th-August 31st. All of you that won't be making it out across the Atlantic can checkout this sneak peak sizzle reel:

Friday, June 12, 2009

THIS THURSDAY June 18th FoundTrack x Puma Thursdays @ R-Bar !!! HIPS & HAIR x FoundTrack T-SHIRT RELEASE PARTY!


FoundTrack and our friends at Puma, cordially invite you to our weekly Thursday evening of revelry at our favorite under-the-radar venue, R-Bar- This week we're having a RELEASE PARTY for our FOUNDTRACK x HIPS & HAIR t-shirt! Our friends at Hips & Hair have designed a rad collaborative t-shirt with us and we'll have limited quantities available for sale at the event. They'll also be hosting a Pop-up shop of their new and sample lines AND be creating live art at the event!... see below for all sorts of fun details.

Our hope with this new weekly event is to create a laid back night that's focused on sharing good music and good creative energy. Expect fantastic eclectic tunes courtesy of our resident selector, Indie 103's DJ Jose Galvan, and a host of unique guest DJs each week.

As of now, no RSVP will be needed, but make sure you remember THE NEW PASSWORD IS "IL MOSTRO" ! Feel free to share this info with friends, family and fellow down to earth folks!

Checkout PHOTOS from previous weeks here

We hope to have some festive surprises for you each week in the way of live art, giveaways, live performances and more. Please, please, please feel free to share any creative ideas you might have for making each week a unique and interactive experience:


Our lady friends at R-bar will be providing COMPLIMENTARY VODKA COCKTAILS until 10pm to assist in getting everyone loosened up for the night ahead!

R-Bar
3331 W 8th St, Los Angeles


Your Hosts for the evening:

V and DJ Jose Galvan of Indie 103:



THURSDAY 6/18:
HIPS & HAIR x FOUNDTRACK T-shirt RELEASE!
AND Hips & Hair Pop-up shop & Live Art!

Special Guests
for 6/18
:


LIVE ART by JONATHAN BUSSIERE OF Hips & Hair

Music by:

DJ ASH KNUCKLES
(AshKnuckles.com)

THE IVAN PARTY

CLIFTON aka DJ SOFT TOUCH
(MySpace.com/cliftonj)