We Rise For Mental Health

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On Memorial Day, I went over to the Arts District for We Rise LA in one of the newly-constructed brick facade building.  Since it’s Mental Heath Awareness Month, this pop-up event featured art, music, and discussions around mental health.  I showed up in time to catch Dan the Automator on the roof at sunset and here are some photos from the night:

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LA Auto Show

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I went to the LA Convention Center to check out the LA Auto Show. To be completely honest, the Auto Show this year seemed a bit lacking and bare minimal compared to previous years. I probably will not be going to the show next year. Here are some of my favorites of the evening:

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LA Art Show

Last weekend, the LA Art Show was in town at the LA Convention Center. I know convention centers are created to be versatile, but I am always excited to see how the space is transformed each time. The Art Show this year incorporated a lot more artists that utilize pop culture and street techniques, which is definitely a welcomed change next to all the traditional and classic works. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the show:

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“Moonlight”

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San Francisco native Hanni El Khatib follows his second album “Head In the Dirt” produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys with “Moonlight” which is officially out NOW!  His version of garage rock just keeps getting better with the progression of each album.  Check him out on tour in the upcoming months:

Feb 5 @ The Casbah (San Diego, CA)
Feb 6 @ The Goodland (Santa Barbara, CA)
Feb 10 @ The Showbox at The Market (Seattle, WA) w/ Dr. Dog
Feb 11 @ Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR) w/ Dr. Dog
Feb 12 @ Fox Theater (Oakland, CA) w/ Dr. Dog
Feb 13 @ The Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA) w/ Dr. Dog
Feb 14 @ Fox Theater (Pomona, CA) w/ Dr. Dog
Feb 16 @ Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix, AZ) w/ Dr. Dog
Feb 17 @ Orpherum Theatre (Flagstaff, AZ) w/ Dr. Dog
Feb 19 @ Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO) w/ Dr. Dog
Feb 20 @ The Depot (Salt Lake City, UT) w/ Dr. Dog
Feb 21 @ House of Blues at Mandalay Bay (Las Vegas, NV) w/ Dr. Dog
Feb 26 @ Antipode (Rennes, FR)
Feb 27 @ Splendid (Lille, FR)
Feb 28 @ La Rodia (Besancon, FR)
Mar 3 @ Le 106 (Rouen, FR)
Mar 4 @ La Gaite Lyrique (Paris, FR)
Mar 6 @ Paloma (Nimes, FR)
Mar 7 @ Le Fil (St Etienne, FR)
Mar 9 @ Stereolux (Nantes, FR)
Mar 10 @ Le Cargo (Caen, FR)
Mar 11 @ La Cartonnerie (Reims, FR)
Mar 13 @ Frannz Club (Berlin, DE)
Mar 14 @ Molotow (Hamburg, DE)
Mar 16 @ Underground (Cologne, DE)
Mar 17 @ Orangerie – Botanique (Brussels, BE)
Mar 19 @ Melkweg Old Room (Amsterdam, NL)
Mar 20 @ Atelier (Luxemburg, LX)
Mar 21 @ The Haunt (Brighton, UK)
Mar 23 @ Oval Space (London, UK)
Mar 24 @ Deaf Institute (Manchester, UK)

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Leo Fever

For the debut issue of Interview Russia, Leonardo DiCaprio glares at us on the cover rocking classic Ray Ban Wayfarers. This cover is shot by photographer Brigitte Lacombe.

I can’t wait to see him star in the upcoming J. Edgar movie.

Must LOVE Leo!

Hieroglyphics @ Key Club

This past Sunday, the 23rd, Marvel vs Capcom 3 brought us Hieroglyphics at the Key Club in West Hollywood featuring Aplus, Opio, Phesto, Pep Love, and Casual with DJ Toure and Domino on the one’s and two’s. Here are some photos from the show:

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