RBMA Presents: Rhondavous with Guy Gerber // Seth Troxler // Gerd Janson ~ Tonight!

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Tonight in a secret location in downtown Los Angeles, RBMA and LA’s best party, A Club Called Rhonda, will host epic sets from Seth Troxler, Guy Gerber, and Gerd Janson. If you know house music at all, it’s “kind of a big deal”.

As usual you’ll also get love from Rhonda residents GODDOLLARS and Paradise. Entry is totally free but you must RSVP, and you will want to get there early to get in… atredbull.com/thiscityla.

Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days in LA: The Artwork

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Red Bull Sound Select has put together a pretty crazy lineup of music and events for every day of November, including Run the Jewels, Cut Copy, A$AP Mob and more more. For each event they’ve hired well-known and emerging artists to create unique posters that match the general aesthetic of the program. The first 50 fans through the door will receive exclusive artwork from that evening’s even Below, find a selection of some of our favorites…

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Every Taco Reference on the Simpsons Ever

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There’s an amazing new website on the interwebs called SimpsonsWorld.com, which collects every Simpsons episode from the past 26 seasons and allows you to watch them online. It also allows keyword search, so you know what that means– in-depth taconalysis from your friends at L.A. Taco! We discovered 22 references to tacos in the history of the Simpsons. One of those was a reference to Dutch “Putting on the Ritz” singer but the rest were bonafide Mexican food references.

The most common use of “taco” or “tacos” on the Simpsons over the past 20+ years has been when the writers reference taco day at school or taco night at home, but there are also references to “Korean tacos” (in the service of a pretty good Judd Apatow burn) and Mexican wrestling “Taco Belly”. Two fictional taco places are mentioned, “Taco Joe’s” and “Taco Bueno,” which reminds us that Springfield needs some authentic Mexican food to come to town. Probably the best use of the word taco comes in Season One, when Selma and Patty show slides from their Mexican vacation, including “a Mexican delicacy called a Taco Platter.”

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Interview with Djemba Djemba

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Djemba Djemba is one of the most interesting underground producers in Los Angeles right now, and has his hands in many projects and crews including Team Supreme, Mad Decent, and his own label Rabbit Records.  His bass-heavy style is punctuated by moments of pure beauty and utter strangeness, making his music unpredictable but resonant. Despite staying underground, he’s also managed to produce music for some of the world’s biggest pop stars while keeping his signature futuristic style intact. His live show gets people completely nuts– see for yourself on Sunday of Hard Day of the Dead coming up in 2 weeks…

L.A. TACO: What’s your favorite taco?

DJEMBA DJEMBA: Guisados and Tacos Arizas.

LAT: How does the City of LA inspire you? What are your favorite and least favorite things in LA?

DD: I’m originally from Iowa, so pretty much everything about LA inspires me. Even the traffic. Most of my music is made to play in traffic to get out your aggression, or to play while cruising the strip with your window’s down to get weird looks. The worst thing about LA is the air quality. My favorite thing about LA is my access to excellent Mexican, El Salvadorian, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, and Taiwanese foods; the meals that “foodie” restaurants other cities pretend to reinvent and charge 5x the price I can get it at home.

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My Favorite Taco ~ Roy Choi

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Roy Choi did a fun AMA on Reddit earlier today, and one of the questions the redditors asked him was about his favorite tacos. The reply was:

some are: mariscos jalisco, leo’s, ariza, taco zone.

Roy was also asked “What do you order to judge a taco truck?”, and responded thusly:

al pastor and carne asada plus i taste the salsas and look at the taquero’s face.

 

Recap: Dead Beat Club ~ Full Release

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This last friday night the Deadbeat Club held a one night only photography show in the city of Long Beach. Being that it was a rare and special event, the space was packed with art patrons of all ages and descriptions. The DJ was playing fresh vinyl with slick bass lines and beats to keep everyone grooving from one section to another. There were five artists on display which included Devin Briggs, Nolan Hall, Grant Hatfield, Dennis McGrath, Ed Templeton, and Tobin Yelland. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there to catch some of the show before she had to jet on over to a different event. Click the link to see a quick recap. (Continued)

Alphabet City, an Ignorant Coloring Book by FUZI

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Artist FUZI has just released a new book, a limited-edition coloring book– but not one for the kids.

The book is 52 pages, and features handmade binding and a screen-printed cover. The interior is riso-printed, and each page features a different letter of the alphabet and a corresponding Ignorant Style design by FUZI UVTPK. The book was produced in a limited-edition of 250, and each is hand numbered and signed.

It is available here. Keep reading for a look inside the book…

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Change the Name Protest Against the Washington Redsk*ns ~ Photos by Douglas Miles

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Douglas Miles is an artist living and working on the San Carlos Apache Nation in Arizona. Here he recounts his experience at the recent “Change the Name” protest in Phoenix, and shares his photographs of the event.

On Sunday October 12th the Phoenix Cardinals were to play the Washington Redskins in Phoenix Arizona. My friend Monica and I were invited personally via facebook by Amanda Blackhorse to attend an anti-mascot protest rally. This meant I would not only be there but I would photograph this radical event. For those that don’t know, Amanda Blackhorse was the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc. which sought to revoke trademark protection of the term “Washington Redskins” because it is disparaging and racist to Native Americans. She won. The Redskins team is now suing her in a “payback” move. Amanda, a single mother from the Navajo tribe, currently works as a social worker on the Navajo Nation.

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Tune of the Day: “Cloud City” by Sweater Beats

One of the most original and forward-thinking record labels in the world is Huh What and Where which was founded out of a dorm room at UC Riverside and reps Los Angeles to the fullest.

Their latest upcoming release is Sweater Beats’ Cloud City EP, which is due 10/28. Check out the title track above, which is also a free download. Sweater Beats AKA Antonio Cuna is currently opening for Chance The Rapper on his North American Fall tour.
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[Preview] CURIO Studio & Collection Presents: Austin Irving – Artist In Residency ~ October 18th in Venice

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CURIO Studio & Collection Presents: Austin Irving – Artist In Residency
Opening Reception Saturday October 18th, 2014 7pm to 11pm
324 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Sponsored by Sapporo

Please keep reading for a selection of preview images from the show…
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LAteria: A Chicano Loteria Game Celebrating Los Angeles

Husband and Wife team Andrew and Izette Montejo have created LAteria, a chicano-themed mashup of Loteria cards with East L.A. xipster Icons like Morrissey, the Raiders, Fixies, and more. Take a look and if you like the art, consider supporting the Kickstarter campaign.

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