Monday, November 30, 2009

Rey Fresco x The People


The Band "Rey Fresco" is definitely living up to their name - Translation: King of Cool!!! If you are not familiar it won't be long before you are - and the rest of the mainstream world. This SoCal reggae-rock quartet from Ventura, California are making their way to stardom. You really can't sum up a sound that is as eclectic as this and put it into a category. Their sound is a mixture of various influences that seem familiar to the ear and yet stands alone as something different. Regardless of what category you want to place their music - there is no doubt in my mind that when I am in the presence of these gentlemen, I am in the presence of stars!

I've heard the band on several occasions and let me tell you that their performances are body-moving! Whether it's playing at the local hangout, The Ventura Theater in their own backyard or The Wiltern in Los Angeles - the energy and vibe the band brings is electrifying. Check out the bands website ReyFresco.com to download a free single off their debut album The People. If you like what you hear download their entire album on iTunes - I already got my copy!

The band Rey Fresco on Rey Fresco!!!

Weekly Events Calendar : Found in LA (Nov. 30th - Dec. 6th)

LAST UPDATED - Dec. 1st

Monday / November 30th

- Herb Alpert, Lani Hall (Guest DJ Set) @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15)
- Seasons, Downtown/Union, Jack Wilson Jr., Regrets and Brunettes @ Echo (FREE)
- The Happy Hollows, The Pity Party, Twilight Sleep, Traps PS @ Spaceland (FREE)
- KXLU Presents Mississippi Man, Last American Buffalo, What Laura Says, Slipping into Darkness @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)
- Sean Carnage Presents Batwings Catwings, The Choke, Aristides, Trudgers @ Pehrspace
- Franklin Bruno, Wckr Spgt, Phil Yates @ Echo Curio
- Blind Boy Paxton & Frank Fairfield Show @ Redwood Bar
- FMLY Presents The World Needs You feat. Neal Morgan, Them Hills & more @ TBA
- Buddyhead Presents Dios, Brandon Intelligator and the Sheriffs, Olin and the Moon, Imaad Wasif, Tiny Television @ Hotel Cafe
- Nynth Ave. Drifters, Slater Sisters @ Molly Malone's
- The Growlers @ Origami Vinyl
- Beautiful Days @ Palihouse
- The Year in Music @ Grammy Museum
- Grand Fresh Presents "Sneakerhead"- The mini Documentary : Season 1, Episode 1 "The Originals" @ Space 15 Twenty - Guest DJ and Q&A with cast and director after the screening


Tuesday / December 1st
- Vic Chesnutt Band (with members of Fugazi, Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Godspeed You Black Emperor), Warpaint @ Echoplex
- Swords of Fatima, New Rome Quartet, Lightnin' Woodcock @ Echo
- West Coast Left Coast feat. Kronos Quartet, John Adams Conducts, LA Philharmonic @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
- Vise Versa, London to Tokyo, AM vs FM @ Silverlake Lounge
- Furcast, Bearface @ Bootleg (FREE)
- Section Quartet @ Largo
- A&R Knights Presents Lynhurst, A B & the Sea, White Arrows, Tigarah @ Roxy (On the Rox)
- Joshua Charney (Le Switch) @ (Pasadena Central Library - Donald R. Wright Auditorium)
- Dim Mak Tuesdays Presents De La Barracuda Afterparty feat. Benji Madden , Cubic Zirconia, Them Jeans, Dan Oh @ Cinespace
- Next Aid Worlds Day Event feat. Louie Vega, DJ Rap, Marques Wyatt, Turntables on the Hudson with DJ Nickodemus, Nappy G, Raul Campos (KCRW) @ Marrakesh House (Culver City)
- "All Tomorrow's Parties" (2009) feat. Guest DJ Michael Stock (Part Time Punks) @ Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theatre) - An acclaimed documentary on the famed transatlantic music festival ; 8pm/11pm showtimes


Wednesday / December 2nd
- Daniel Merriweather @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15)
- Grammy Museum Presents Maxwell @ Club Nokia
- J. Tillman (of Fleet Foxes), Pearly Gates Music @ Troubadour
- BuzzBands LA Presents Helen Stellar, Kav, Square on Square, Nightmare Air @ Echo
- KROQ Locals Only Presents Useless Keys, Samuel Stewart, Twinfight, Wrong Way Driver @ Spaceland (CLUB NME)
- Salt Petal, Bollweevil @ Pershing Square (Spaceland On Ice)
- Mo-ods, The Shakers, High Life Cavaliers @ Echo Curio
- Gamble House, Sounds of Wyoming, February Fifths @ Silverlake Lounge
- Seaspin, Jubilee, Woah Hunx, Little Girls @ Bordello
- The Sonus Quartet @ Bootleg
- Ian Thomas Parks, Jared Matt Greenberg @ Three of Clubs (Marathon Live)
- Corinne Bailey Rae (7:30/10pm), Kenneth Pattengale, Sydney Wayser, Emma Ejwertz @ Hotel Cafe
- The Return of GLK @ Airliner Club (Low End Theory)
- Tropicali feat. B+, Coleman, Coleman, Carlos Nino, Rani D @ The Short Stop (FREE)
- The Puma Holiday Party Remix feat DJ Hero and live guest DJ's @ Puma Store (3rd St. Promenade - Santa Monica) - Stop by and get 20% Off the Entire Store.



Thursday / December 3rd

- Fink @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15)
- Digable Planets @ Key Club
- Baroness, Earthless, Iron Age @ Troubadour
- Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Dirt Dress, Allah Las, Spirit Vine @ Echo
- Japanese Motors @ Echoplex
- Andy Clockwise, Trixie Whitley, Marvelous Toy, Globes on Remote @ Spaceland
- See Green, Cue the Moon, Ben De La Cour @ Silverlake Lounge
- Oso, Warm Climate, Rats @ Echo Curio
- Jim White @ Largo (The Little Room)
- Dramarama, I Will Never Be the Same @ Pershing Square (Downtown On Ice)
- Balerina Black , Full Frontal, Bestial Mouths, Wreck' n Slender @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Puma and Afro Funke Present African Soccer Fever feat. Rocky Dawuni and the Revelation Project, DJ Jeremy Sole (KCRW), DJ Glenn Red with Live percussion @ Zanzibar
- Rhythm Natives @ El Cid (The Rootdown)
- The Do Lab Presents A Night with Ghostly Int'l Artists Solvent, Michna, Kechner @ King King
- Process Media Presents Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts @ Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theatre) - On the 25th anniversary of his death, Andy Kaufman's girlfriend presents an evening of rare and never-before-seen solid Kaufman gold pulled from the video archives
- Zero Film Festival Presents Sound of Zero @ Space 15 Twenty -
7 pm - Music video premieres by Beach House, Yeasayer, Warpaint, Polyamorous Affair, Rainbow Arabia, Alexandra Hope and experimental films + special guest dj's and live performances to be announced.
- "Benny's Video" (1992), "Funny Games" (1997) @ Aero Theatre (Michael Haneke Double Feature)


Friday / December 4th
- Little Dragon, Hecuba @ El Rey
- Todd Rundgren @ Orpheum Theatre
- The Cranberries, Griffin House @ Club Nokia (SOLD OUT)
- Airborne Toxic Event @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
- KCRW Presents Fink @ Spaceland
- Danceism feat. Villains, Robot Love, Ben Oprstu, Scorpion Breath, DJDT @ Echoplex
- The Shys, Castledoor, The Black Hollies @ Echo (Club Underground)
- Big Whup, Watercolor Paintings, So Many Wizards, Cobra Lilies, Congratulations @ Echo Curio
- Bob Bruno, Subtle Selves, The Misftis (Cover Band), Cardio Pulmonary @ The Smell
- Marcus Foster, Blue Roses @ Hotel Cafe
- Cold Cave, Abe Vigoda, Former Ghosts @ Eagle Rock, Center for the Arts
- Nite Jewel, Pocahaunted, Slang Chickens, L'eau Life @ Gallery 1018
- Peg Leg Love, The Crystelles, Megalosaurus, Stab City @ L'Keg Gallery
- Italic Indian, Bigger Insides, more @ Synchronicity
- Efft, Build, Missincinatti, Common Eider, King Eider @ Pehrspace
- The Night at Dramaturgy, The New Limb, Dead Feather Moon, Megasapien, Good Friday @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Dan Wilcox (KCRW) @ The Doheny (Free w/Facebook RSVP) - or email dohenyrsvp at att dot net
- Control Presents DJ Kraze, AC Slater, and Mr. White @ Avalon
- Charlie Hunter @ The Mint
- Peter Case @ McCabe's Guitar Shop (SOLD OUT)
- "Repo Man" (1984) @ Nuart (Midnight Screening)
- "Stunt Rock" (1978) @ New Beverly Cinema (Midnight Screening-New print with special guests)
- Montana Avenue Holiday Walk
- Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers @ Staples Center


Saturday / December 5th
- Girls, The Morning Benders, Tamaryn @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
- Frank Stallone @ Viper Room - That's right, Sly's brother
- Stellastarr*, Transfer @ Spaceland
- KiDROCKERS Presents The 88, Flying Tourbillon Orchestra @ Echo (Day Show)
- Music and Art with Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Insects vs Robots, Spot, The Shrine @ Echo Curio
- We Break Cameras @ Origami Vinyl
- KCRW Presents Sara Watkins, Tom Brosseau @ Largo (Little Room)
- Avi Buffalo, Foot Foot, Amps for Christ @ Pehrspace
- The Lost Patrol, Hans David Rearick, Bumtech, The Pristines, Push to Transmit @ Mr. T's Bowl
- PROTECTME, David Scott Stone, Common Eider, King Eider, TEARIST, Mike Vidal (of Abe Vigoda) @ The Smell
- FMLY Test Ride feat. Railcars, Moses Campbell, Manicorn, Jules Verne, Spider Problem, more @ TBA
- Toxic Avenger @ Shrine Auditorium
- Avalon 6-yr Anniversary Party feat. Nick Fanciulli, Matthias Tanzmann, David Squillance @ Avalon
- Tortured Soul @ King King
- Mark Farina @ Vanguard (GIANT)
- Restavrant,Voxhaul Broadcast, Love Grenades, Olin and the Moon @ Downtown Independent Theatre (Zero Film Fest 2009)
- Amoeba and Oscilloscope Labratories Presents "Beautiful Losers" (2008) Short Film Group Show @ Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theatre) - Documentary on 1990's loose-knit group of likeminded L.A. outsiders including Harmony Korine, Ed Templeton, Shepard Fairey, Mike Mills and Aaron Rose.
- Printed II (Opening Reception) @ Crewest Gallery (6-9pm) - An Exhibition of hand-printed art from Two Rabbits Studios
- LA 2.0 Think Tank @ GOOD Magazine (EVENT FULL)
- The 2nd Annual Unique L.A. Holiday Show @ California Market Center
- META 5th Annual Art Event @ Cisco Home Store (440 N. La Brea) - An evening of art, wine, and fashion design
- Space 15 Twenty One Year Anniversary Celebration @ Space 15 Twenty


Sunday / December 6th

- West Coast, Left Coast: Songs of the Sun with Brian Wilson, Dave Alvin, The Living Sisters, and - Harper Simon @ Disney Concert Hall
- A Benefit for Against the Stream/Dharma Punx feat. Sharon Temple, Siva Noir, Julie the Band, - Puppies and Kittens @ Spaceland
- Charlie Hunter Guitar Seminar @ McCabe's Guitar Shop
- Radio Moscow @ Origami Vinyl
- Tamaryn, Mack Winston & The Reflections @ Bootleg
- Cold Cave, Nite Jewel, Guest DJ Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) @ Echo (Part-Time Punks)
- Chin Up, Meriwether!, Tenlon's Fort, Stream, David Lee Paulson @ Echo Curio
- "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (1976) / "10" (1979) @ New Beverly Cinema (Blake Edwards Double Bill)
- "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" (2009) @ Egyptian Theatre (Sneak Preview) - late actor Heath Ledger's final film
- "London River" (2009), "The Door" (2009) @ Aero Theatre
- The 2nd Annual Unique L.A. Holiday Show @ California Market Center
- Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers @ Staples Center - Two of the best in the west ; Phoenix looking to avenge an embarrassing blowout loss in a few weeks before.


Long - Running Events
- Nov. 27th - Dec. 3rd - "Strongman" (2009) @ Downtown Independent Theatre
- Oct. 24th - Dec. 5th - Native @ M+B Gallery
- Oct. 30th - Dec. 5th - Other Aspects @ David Kordansky Gallery
- Dec. 3rd - Dec. 6th - ZERO Film Fest 2009 @ Downtown Independent Theatre
- Nov. 21st - Dec. 12th - Euphoria Left the Room @ Scion Installation Space
- Sept. 10th - Dec. 13th - Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings @ Cal State University Long Beach Art Museum
- Nov. 1st - Dec. 14th - Beyond the Iron Curtain: Hungarian Cinema Observes the Fall of Communism @ Billy Wilder Theatre (UCLA Film & TV Archive)
- Nov. 1st - Dec. 14th - 1939 Redux: Digging Deeper Into Hollywood's Greatest Year @ Billy Wilder Theatre (UCLA Film & TV Archive)
- Dec. 11th - 18th - "The Misfortunates" (2009) @ Nuart Theatre
- Dec. 5th - Dec. 31st - Printed II @ Crewest Gallery
- Dec. 12th - Jan. 17th - Mountains & Flowers @ Space 15 Twenty
- Dec. 12th - Jan. 23rd - High Lonesome @ M+B Gallery
- Oct. 20th - Jan. 24th - "I Feel Different" @ LACE
- Nov. 14th - March 7th - "Sport: Iooss & Leifer @ Annenburg Space for Photography
- Nov. 19th - March 7th - "Road To Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-68 @ Skirball Cultural Center
- Nov. 15th - May 03rd - Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years @ MOCA

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Foodie Fridays: Yuko Kitchen


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, please send an email to foodiefridays at foundtrack dot com. Eat on!



Japanese fare is abundant in L.A., but if you want your sushi served with a side of love, stop by Yuko Kitchen in Miracle Mile. The small eatery is located just off Wilshire in the former Café Back Door space.



The cheerful owner, Yuko Watanabe, and her friendly staff make sure that every customer is greeted with a smile and fed a tasty and memorable Japanese meal. Yuko began her career as an intern at a local pastry shop in her hometown of Shizouka. Throughout her high school career, she would come into work at 5:30 in the morning, head to school at 9, come back after class at 4, and stay until 10. Her hard work paid off as she landed a job as a pastry chef at a traditional restaurant in Osaka soon after high school. Due to the restaurant’s busy nature, Yuko was forced to learn how to also prepare rice, vegetables, fish, and finally sushi.



When she moved to L.A. a few years later, she applied for a job as a pastry chef at a Japanese restaurant, but on her first day, a sushi chef quit and she took over for him, making her one of just a handful of female sushi chefs in the city. After working there and a few other eateries for about four years, she began her own catering company, “Yuko Kitchen.” Her catering credits include Fashion Week shows and Top Chef and Project Runway premiere parties. Yuko finally opened the doors of her own restaurant in Miracle Mile in May.



Yuko treated us to an incredible meal. Upon first laying eyes on the spread, our photographer Jen excitedly remarked, “it’s like Japanese Thanksgiving!” Like Thanksgiving, only better…



We began with two refreshing beverages. Yuko’s signature drink is the mint lemonade, essentially a cross between a mojito and a slurpee. The perfectly sweet and foamy strawberry soda is another must-try.



For appetizers, we enjoyed the robust garlic cherry tomatoes and the spicy Shishitou peppers.



To sample the best of Yuko Kitchen, go for the Chicken Special Plate. Chunks of well-flavored teriyaki chicken are served over Happa rice (half brown, half white). Also included is a salad with miso ginger dressing, four pieces of spicy tuna roll, and a mini portion of the soup and desserts of the day (which for us were carrot ginger and cookies and strawberries, respectively).



The Spicy Salmon Rice Bowl is another safe bet. The bowl includes smelt eggs, radish pickles, and a bed of mixed greens.



Ever been out for sushi and found yourself worried that just one roll won’t fill you up? Yuko’s Big Rolls are sure to solve this dilemma. The generously sized “Big3” is packed with salmon tempura, cucumber, avocado, kaiware sprouts, greens, and cream cheese.



Another innovative creation of Yuko’s is the “bowlito.” Essentially take all the ingredients from one of Yuko’s rice bowls, wrap it in seaweed, and voila, you have a Japanese burrito! This tasty treat is served with a spicy mayo dipping sauce.



If Baba, her Cowboys & Turbans neighbor across Wilshire, has been named the “Spice Master,” I think it’s only fair to crown Yuko the “Green Tea Master.” At the end of our meal, she served us a perfectly smooth and sweet piece of green tea tiramisu.



She flawlessly infuses green tea into cakes, cookies and lattes as well. Our dessert plate also included sesame cookies and flourless chocolate cake.



Everything at Yuko Kitchen is presented so beautifully, you—almost—don’t want to eat it.



Yuko has clearly made fantastic use of her training in both sushi and pastry preparation. For a fun and unique spin on Japanese fare, make sure to pay the Green Tea Master a visit.



Yuko Kitchen, 5484 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. 323.933.4020, www.yukokitchen.com, MAP.

Photos by Jennifer Saracino.


NEXT TIME on Foodie Fridays: We'll be visiting Bricks and Scones, a brand new coffee shop in Larchmont.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Jini's Pick of the Week - Little Boots x Youth Music x Destroy Rankin



I was lucky enough to attend theYouth Music 10th Anniversary charity event just over a week ago and it didn't disappoint. In association with the Destroy Rankin exhibition at the Philips de Pury gallery in London, the main event was a Little Boots live acoustic set.

Not only were we supplied with a couple of free drinks (a rarity in London), but we were surrounded by lovely photos of some of the greatest musicians of all time (yes, especially Kylie)! The idea behind the Destroy Rankin exhibition was for the artists to "destroy" the photos taken by the reknowned photographer Ian Rankin, with great results. Check out some of the pieces in the slideshow below as well as on the website where you can find out how to purchase the book.



We were eased into the acoustic electro-pop by supporting act by The Woo!Worths, who came off more folksy without the help of a their electric beats, but enjoyable nonetheless. Then the main event of Little Boots, who lived up to her name as she sat at her piano leaving very few people in the crowd able to see the dimunitive artist (calls of "stand up so we can see you" were understandably ignored). Performing some of her hits off her fabulous debut album "Hands" with only her piano meant she was able to strip down each song to its emotional core with great effect. Ending with her brand new song "Echo", I am certain that we're going to see a lot more from this previous pick of the week artist in 2010. Special mention to FT fan Si who was able to garner a lot of attention when he held up his iPhone with a rolling electronic banner that said "Can I be your Big Boots?" which Little Boots responded to by saying "I'm not quite sure what that entails but I'm not sure I can make that kind of commitment!" Brilliant!

Here's a little video treat for those that wished that they were there:



Just to show how much synergy there is within my posts(they're not as random as you might think!), I just so happened to bump into to previous pick of the week artist Paloma Faith in the McDonalds after the gig...completely by coincidence but it definitely topped off a great night!

Youth Music is a charity that supports young artists and developing music talent in the UK.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Weekly Events Calendar : Found in LA (Nov. 23rd - 29th)

LAST UPDATE - 11/25

Monday / November 23rd

- The Books @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary (Masonic Lodge)
- Green Day @ Nokia Plaza
- Jet @ Club Nokia
- KCRW Presents El Perro Del Mar, Annie Stela, Parson Redheads, Hecuba @ Hotel Cafe
- Fanfarlo, Freelance Whales @ Echo
- The Happy Hollows, Dios, One Trick Pony, Real Estate @ Spaceland (FREE)
- KXLU Presents Mississippi Man,Whispering Pines, Olin and the Moon, Wake Up Lucid @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)
- Sean Carnage Presents Former Ghosts, Whitman, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Brother Mitya @ Pehrspace
- [Post-Foetus], Anus Kings, Little Teeth, The 1921A @ The Smell
- Now Music Monday with Bob Bruno and guests @ Echo Curio
- Queen Victoria, The Faraday Trippers, Dogwiper @ L'Keg Gallery
- Railcars, more @ Synchronicity


Tuesday / November 24th
- (RED)Nights Presents Wolfmother, The Heartless Bastards, THENEWNO2 @ The Wiltern
- KCRW Presents Cafe Tacuba @ Club Nokia
- Max Tundra, Deastro, Healamonster and Tarsier @ Echo
- The Bixby Knolls, Northern Sky, Los Nova @ Spaceland
- Elle Macho, Mr. Gnome, Diamonds Under Fire @ Silverlake Lounge
- Lissie @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15)
- KCRW Presents Red Arrow Messenger, Lissie, Leslie & The Badgers @ Bootleg
- Caitlin Crosby @ Hotel Cafe
- Real Estate, Best Coast, Pearl Harbour @ Echo Curio
- Ten out of Tenn Tour feat. Katie Herzig, Butterfly Boucher, others @ Troubadour
- Dim Mak Tuesdays feat. DJ Sets by James Amato, Mighty Fools, Them Jeans, Dan Oh @ Cinespace
- Imaginary Knots @ LACMA (Bing Theatre) - FREE w/Tickets Required. Celebrate the cultural origins of Persian Carpets with Hamid Saeidi, Mamak Khadem, and Shida Pegahi. Three of Iran's most creative and cutting-edge artists present an evening celebrating their rich Persian heritage and the musical roots they draw upon


Wednesday / November 25th
- Le Branche and Lost in a Supermarket Presents A Pre-Turkey Day Celebration feat. tunes provided by D.YSH, JMV, Black Vomit, Rob Simas @ R-Bar (Password = STUFFED)
- Traffic Events Presents
"Thanksgiving Eve" with Shavo Odadjian from System of a Down @ Area Nightclub
- Simian Mobile Disco @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15)
- Simian Mobile Disco, JDH & Dave P @ Mayan Theatre
- Semi Precious Weapons, Rocket, Juke Kartel @ Viper Room
- Kenneth Pattengale @ Hotel Cafe
- The Estate @ Three of Clubs (Marathon Live) - FREE
- Jami and the Vaporizers @ Silverlake Lounge
- Catalyst Magazine Presents Curiosity Kills II feat. Power Axe, Death Hymn, and guests @ Echo Curio
- Sucker For Pumps, Mulhollands, Troy This, Matt Kollar and the Angry Mobs with Resident DJ's Keith 2.0, Raulie, DJ N @ Boardner's (Club Moscow)
- Low End Holiday Edition feat. Daedelus (Extended Set), Nobody and D-Styles @ Airliner Club (Low End Theory)
- DJ Tiesto, Dada Life @ Shrine Auditorium
- The Lucent Dossier Experience with DJ Merlin @ H.Wood
- Echo Park Records Pre-Thanksgiving Drunkathon feat. Mario C (KCRW) & guest GODDOLLARS (A Club Called Rhonda) @ Verdugo Bar (Boom For Real - FREE)
- The 11th Annual Thanks Givends Benefit feat. Anthony Valadez (KCRW), much more @ The Church (606 E. 6th St.) - An annual effort benefiting select organizations and individuals that promote art and music programs. This year benefiting Mar Vista Family Center and Peace 4 Kids.
- The Modern Audio Collective Pre Turkey Day Extravaganza feat. Dam- Funk, J-Logic, DJ Jedi plus special surprise guest @ Medusa Lounge - $5 before 11pm , $10 after.
- Soul in the Park feat. Santana + SP (Truthseekers Radio) and Resident DJ Rani D @ Footsie's


Thursday / November 26th (Thanksgiving)
- 10th Annual Gobble Gobble Give @ The Echo (Sign up early; show up @ 10; done by 1pm)
- Special Thanksgiving Programming @ 89.9 (KCRW)
- Peaches, Amanda Blank @ Wiltern
- DJ Rhettmatic @ El Cid (The Rootdown)






Friday / November 27th
(BLACK FRIDAY)
- The Left-Over with special Mystery guests @ Crane's Hollywood (2-10pm - FREE) - A Special holiday edition of the epic summer sunday day parties.
- "Somewhere Hidden in the City of Angels" Pop Up Shop @ Mystery Venue with special guests - More details at info at rockwellclothing dot com
- KCRW Presents Julian Casablancas (of The Strokes), Haim @ Downtown Palace Theatre
- Rooney, Tally Hall, Crash Kings @ El Rey
- Cafe Tacuba @ Fox Theatre (Pamona)
-
Supertone, Chasing Kings, Autobody, The Interns, Angela Peterson @ Troubadour
- Aquarium Drunkard Presents Japandroids, Surfer Blood @ Echo
- Hatcham Social @ Spaceland
- Sean Carnage Presents Quarterly Release Party with NASA Space Universe, Twin Lions, W-H-I-T-E, Dva Damas @ Pehrspace
- Little Teeth, Hyena, Freaky Mountain, Moses Campbell, The Chicken-skin-hand-ranch, Marionettes @ Echo Curio
- Incognito Presents The Day After Thanksgiving feat. Palenke Soultribe, Ricardo Tobar, Chymera @ King King
- La Font, Others @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Control Fridays feat. Breakbot (Ed Banger) @ Avalon
- DJ Tiesto, Dada Life @ Shrine Auditorium
- "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001) @ Nuart (Midnight Screening)
- "Singin In the Rain" (1952) @ Aero Theatre
- "Love Exposure" (2008) @ Silent Movie Theatre - One of the best films to come out of Japan in the last year/decade ; get some sleep, this one runs over 4 hours.
- Gift! Pop Up Shop (Opening) @ Space 15 Twenty


Saturday / November 28th
- USC vs UCLA - Finally a game in this rivalry that actually has implications for both teams.
- Joker, Nomad, Nosaj Thing @ Lot 613
- DJ Tiesto, Dada Life @ Shrine Auditorium
- Sebastien Ingrosso, Made in Brazil, Manufactures Superstar @ Avalon
- Peaches, Amanda Blank, Steel Lord @ Wiltern
- Black Crowes @ Club Nokia
- The English Beat @ Troubadour
- Bobby Long, The Idyllists, Sarah Carter @ Hotel Cafe
- Sirah, Niantic, Give Me Motion, Voodoo Merchant, Nice Peter, The Shrine @ Pehrspace
- Mucho Wednesdays Presents Ilegal En Estyle with Pilar Diaz, Wait.Think.Fast @ Echo
- The Moore Brothers, Them Hills @ Echo Curio
- Part Time Punks Presents Dum Dum Girls (First ever LA Show), The Tartans, Pearl Harbor @ Spaceland
- The Voyeurs, Cobra Lilies @ Origami Vinyl
- Kitten, Fort Wife, Torches in Trees, PLG/VNDR @ The Smell
- Hillbilly Prophet, Next of Kin, Good Friday, Pistols and Pesos, Panic Space @ Mr. T's Bowl
- "Hard Day's Night" (1964), "Head" (1968) @ Aero Theatre
- "Alice in Wonderland" (1949) @ Silent Movie Theatre - 5pm/7:30 -Rare Screening of a MOMA-restored 35MM print
- "Wisdom" (1986) @ New Beverly(Midnight Screening) - I haven't seen this horribly good looking movie starring Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore but I might just have to now. Trailer.
- "Somewhere Hidden in the City of Angels" Pop Up Shop @ Mystery Venue with special guests - More details at info at rockwellclothing dot com

Sunday / November 29th
- Factory Record Nite w/guest DJ Tristes Tropiques @ Echo (Part-Time Punks)
- Ilo Mar, Emily Lacy, Daniel Munkus, Geoff Geis @ Echo Curio
- "Los Angeles Plays Itself" (2003) @ Egyptian Theatre
- "Wizard of Oz" (1939) @ Aero Theatre
- "Somewhere Hidden in the City of Angels" Pop Up Shop @ Mystery Venue with special guests - More details at info at rockwellclothing dot com

Long - Running Events
- Nov. 4th - 24th - Dublab Decade Proton Drive - Nov. 20th - 27th - "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe" (2009)@ Landmark
- Nov. 27th - Dec. 3rd - "Strongman" (2009) @ Downtown Independent Theatre
- Oct. 24th - Dec. 5th - Native @ M+B Gallery
- Dec. 3rd - Dec. 6th - ZERO Film Fest 2009 @ Downtown Independent Theatre
- Nov. 21st - Dec. 12th - Euphoria Left the Room @ Scion Installation Space
- Sept. 10th - Dec. 13th - Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings @ Cal State University Long Beach Art Museum
- Nov. 1st - Dec. 14th - Beyond the Iron Curtain: Hungarian Cinema Observes the Fall of Communism @ Billy Wilder Theatre (UCLA Film & TV Archive)
- Nov. 1st - Dec. 14th - 1939 Redux: Digging Deeper Into Hollywood's Greatest Year @ Billy Wilder Theatre (UCLA Film & TV Archive)
- Dec. 5th - Dec. 31st - Printed II @ Crewest Gallery
- Oct. 20th - Jan. 24th - "I Feel Different" @ LACE
- Nov. 14th - March 7th - "Sport: Iooss & Leifer @ Annenburg Space for Photography
- Nov. 19th - March 7th - "Road To Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-68 @ Skirball Cultural Center
- Nov. 15th - May 03rd - Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years @ MOCA

If you want to subscribe to the Found in LA Weekly Events Newsletter sent out at the beginning of each week, email nassir at foundtrack dot com

Thursday, November 19, 2009

DJ KnewJack Mix - "Cloak & Dagger"


Every month FoundTrack Friend and resident party rocker DJ KnewJack provides you guys with some funkrockin new tunes to get down to. Checkout his latest DJ mix "CLOAK & DAGGER"- This one's funky, dark and moody folks, so get ready for an adventure, it'll only be available for one month!:
# ARTIST TRACK
1 Davey Two Fingers Missing Intro
2 Arcadion Arc
3 Fever Ray Triangle Walks (Rex The Dog Vs. Frequenze Old School Edit)
4 Kasper Bjorke Young Again (WhoMadeWho & Tomboy Remix)
5 Tensnake In The End (I Want To Cry)
6 Jackpot Ragazza (In Flagranti Remix)
7 Crazy P Caught Up (Still Going Remix)
8 Eli Escobar Glass House
9 Helsinki 78-82 Cruising
10 Basic Soul Unit The Stand
11 Bernard Badie Move To The Beat
12 Tiga Shoes (A Bang Gang Hot Shoe Re-Shuffle)
13 Den Haan Release The Beast
14 RCMP The Bird AKA Ignition (12" Promo Mix)
15 Still Going Spaghetti Circus
16 Tim & Eric Petite Feet Dub (Devlin & Ghostdad Remix)
17 Snowcone Dusty Dream Dub
18 The Knife Silent Shout (Lulu Rouge Instrumental Re-edit)
19 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Heads Will Roll (Willy Joy Sex Dream Dub)
20 Nacho Lovers Acid Life (Eli Escobar Remix)


(The crimson-bearded dynamo himself- DJ KnewJack)

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