L.A. TACO http://www.lataco.com "Celebrating the Taco lifestyle in Los Angeles" Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 LAX (Live Arts Exchange) DEPARTURE ~ This Saturday http://www.lataco.com/taco/lax-live-arts-exchange-departure-saturday http://www.lataco.com/taco/lax-live-arts-exchange-departure-saturday#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:00:55 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64575 LAX (Live Arts Exchange) DEPARTURE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 10PM – 2AM / $10 Departure from the 2014 Live Arts Exchange Festival (LAX) begins with Los Angeles–based artist collective Mothership. Self-described as ‘science funktion, a sporadic function,’ Mothership is a space-themed gathering featuring local DJs, minimal performance and immersive video design. Live Arts Exchange (LAX) creates […]

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LAX (Live Arts Exchange) DEPARTURE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

10PM – 2AM / $10

Departure from the 2014 Live Arts Exchange Festival (LAX) begins with Los Angeles–based artist collective Mothership. Self-described as ‘science funktion, a sporadic function,’ Mothership is a space-themed gathering featuring local DJs, minimal performance and immersive video design.

Live Arts Exchange (LAX) creates space for and draws attention to contemporary performance emerging out of Los Angeles. This home-grown performance series showcases some of the most innovative artists and independent companies in LA, creates social events that encourage cross-genre hangouts, and provides opportunity for peer to peer critique. Produced by Los Angeles Performance Practice and the Bootleg Theater, LAX pulls contemporary theater and dance, film/video, animation, punk opera, and party into one space.

MOTHERSHIP

MUSIC: Funk Fiction / Lawrence Grey / Mayacamas / Sahy Uhns

VISUALS: KEITH SKRETCH

FOOD TRUCKS: THE BEST FRUIT IN LA and MORE!

BOOTLEG BAR: OPEN TILL 2AM
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

PORTAL 543
LA Based design collective Portal 543 invites all visitors departing the Live Arts Exchange to explore the departures lounge with the new reality augmenter, the Sonic Hard Hat. Feel the sound waves and hear the party in a new way with these interactive performative devices!

THE STRONGER
Inspired by August Strindberg’s The Stronger, this L.A. centric twist on a theater classic has been adapted into a 20 minute theatrical experience for an audience of one.

CREATED BY: The Speakeasy Society in collaborations with Marlene Nichols.

COSTUMES BY: Jenny Foldenauer

PERFORMED BY: Genevieve Gearhart, Cristina Fernandez, Emma Green, Paula Rebelo

ADVANCE TICKETS (or $10 at the door!): bit.ly/laxdepart

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My Favorite Taco with Fei-Fei, Host of Feided ~ TONIGHT at the Lash in Downtown Los Angeles http://www.lataco.com/taco/fei-fei-interview http://www.lataco.com/taco/fei-fei-interview#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:17:10 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64613 What can people expect at your monthly night at the Lash in DTLA? Lots of tequila and lots of fun. And a ton of dope music. I have a pretty diverse style myself so I’m looking forward to bringing a different flavor to DTLA. A mix of all my favorite artists, friends and of course […]

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What can people expect at your monthly night at the Lash in DTLA?
Lots of tequila and lots of fun. And a ton of dope music. I have a pretty diverse style myself so I’m looking forward to bringing a different flavor to DTLA. A mix of all my favorite artists, friends and of course the Feided crew. It’s all about the vibe for me, whether it’s bass-house-future-indie-trap-hop-electronica. I just want people to have fun.

What brought you to LA, and what keeps you here?
I went to USC for film and never left. It’s a hot bed of creativity here.

You’ve played all over the world, what have been your favorite festival/gig/show you’ve played so far?
I love it all! It’s all bout the crowd interaction for me. I know I’m biased, but the first Feided at The Lash was pretty amazing. The show I did with Purity Ring up in SF recently also ranks up there. And I’m really looking forward to getting back to a lot of my favorite cities on my fall tour.

What’s your pre-party ritual before a show/event/night out?
Tacos and Tequila pre-party at my place every month before the Feided party at The Lash. I make a ton of tequila soaked treats along with the most amazing tacos with my friend Danny.

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What’s your favorite taco spot in LA?
Chano’s by USC is my favorite, but as I said above, I also make my own tacos!!!

MORE FEI-FEI: Soundcloud / Twitter / djfei-fei.com

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One Love: Last Days of Summer Nights ~ Sept 20th http://www.lataco.com/taco/one-love-last-days-summer-nights-sept-20th http://www.lataco.com/taco/one-love-last-days-summer-nights-sept-20th#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:00:38 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64553 More info here.

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Saut x Agod ~ Sons of Anarachy http://www.lataco.com/taco/saut-agod-soa http://www.lataco.com/taco/saut-agod-soa#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:14:43 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64490 Photos by the one and only Alexander The Great. Check out his FLICKR and INSTAGRAM for the best of LA’s graffiti vandals.

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Photos by the one and only Alexander The Great. Check out his FLICKR and INSTAGRAM for the best of LA’s graffiti vandals.

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Preview: Dirt Cobain and Serf TCF Pop Up Art Show ~ Opens Tonight http://www.lataco.com/taco/preview-dirt-cobain-serf-tcf-pop-art-show-opens-tonight http://www.lataco.com/taco/preview-dirt-cobain-serf-tcf-pop-art-show-opens-tonight#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:14:08 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64523 The Chosen Few Presents: DIRT COBAIN & SERF TCF pop up art show Open Bar / DJ / Art Stone Malone Gallery, 7PM Tonight 7619 Melrose Ave RSVP @ https://www.facebook.com/events/1459595117654251/  

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The Chosen Few Presents: DIRT COBAIN & SERF TCF pop up art show

Open Bar / DJ / Art

Stone Malone Gallery, 7PM Tonight

7619 Melrose Ave

RSVP @ https://www.facebook.com/events/1459595117654251/

 

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Barrio Roots Street Art Festival ~ Sept 19-21 in Bell http://www.lataco.com/taco/barrio-roots-street-art-festival-sept-19-21-bell http://www.lataco.com/taco/barrio-roots-street-art-festival-sept-19-21-bell#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:01:59 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64485 Festival de Arte en las Calles LA Barrio Roots. 19 al 21 de septiembre en la Ciudad de Bell, al sureste de Los Ángeles. Dirección: Bell Community Center Area, 6250 Pine Ave, Bell, CA 90201 Participarán reconocidos artistas binacionales. Se pintarán murales, habrá talleres, exposiciones, conferencias, música, entre otras actividades. Artists include: El Mac, Caché, […]

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Festival de Arte en las Calles LA Barrio Roots. 19 al 21 de septiembre en la Ciudad de Bell, al sureste de Los Ángeles.

Dirección: Bell Community Center Area, 6250 Pine Ave, Bell, CA 90201

Participarán reconocidos artistas binacionales.

Se pintarán murales, habrá talleres, exposiciones, conferencias, música, entre otras actividades.

Artists include: El Mac, Caché, Nuke, Man One, Sand One, HEX, and a special exhibition of Chaz Bojórquez…

LA Barrio Roots Street Art Festival is a space for interaction and bi-national expression in which well-known Mexican-American artists, and a generation of young promises get together with the Latino community living in Bell City near Los Angeles, California, to promote Community Mural Painting and Urban Art.

Form, technique, monumentality and especially the themes portrayed in the work of the invited artists are very powerful and convey this powerful message about how this important sector of society feels. These elements are the key to analyze and understand today’s Mexican-American identity. By inviting the community to join in the creative process we hope to promote mural painting among talented young people.

The Mexico-U.S. border’s identity is historically and culturally rich and yet it is rarely understood or appreciated. By promoting this type of festival, we aim to spread this richness as well as all the values represented in this unique artistic expression and to make it available for young people living there.

Link a la página de internet: http://www.ime.gob.mx/LABR/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarrioRootsArt
Twitter: @BarrioRootsArt
Instagram: @BarrioRootsArt
Hashtags: #LABRFEST #LABARRIOROOTS

Organiza Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior, Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles, Ciudad de Bell, Oficina del Senador Lara y HABITAJES. Centro de Estudios y Acciones sobre el Espacio Público, en colaboración con artistas y organizaciones de la sociedad civil locales.

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The Street Art of Laurel Canyon ~ A Visual Tour by Tom Andrews http://www.lataco.com/taco/street-art-laurel-canyon http://www.lataco.com/taco/street-art-laurel-canyon#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:45:59 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64498 Los Angeles has a few areas which are synonymous with street art and graffiti– Melrose and Fairfax, the Arts District, the Venice walls, etc. but part of what makes this city a true art lover’s paradise is that public art pops up just about everywhere you look. A unique area of the city which has a […]

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Los Angeles has a few areas which are synonymous with street art and graffiti– Melrose and Fairfax, the Arts District, the Venice walls, etc. but part of what makes this city a true art lover’s paradise is that public art pops up just about everywhere you look. A unique area of the city which has a vibe all its own, both artistic and otherwise, is Laurel Canyon, and it’s also a surprisingly vibrant place for street art.

Famed as a 70’s singer-songwriter paradise, the area’s home prices have risen to astronomical levels, but there are still artists, hippies, and weirdos hiding out in those canyons and hanging on to the dream. The best street art in this area is site specific and captures the feeling of being in a place that is both urban and natural, a canyon made by millions of years of water but decorated by hundreds of years of humanity. The street art of Laurel Canyon is often subtle, sometimes self-referential, and tends towards the decorative. If there is one theme that seems to unite the work of artists working the streets of the canyon, it’s love.

Street artists working in Laurel Canyon include some famous names, some up-and-comers, and some local heads who don’t regularly venture south of Hollywood Boulevard. The eclectic mix of styles, media, and participants make for an interesting scene that is simultaneously isolated from and deeply connected to Los Angeles’ broader graffiti movement.

In the canyon you’ll find graffiti, posters, stencils, stickers, tags, land art, installations, sculpture, and more– but you have to slow down and look for it, it won’t jump off a billboard and scream for your attention. The exception there would be art added to to street signs, but even then you might not notice the first time you speed by. Given the dearth of actual walls in the area, street furniture in the area are the main target of vandals and artists. Here’s an extensive tour of Laurel Canyon’s street art by photographer Tom Andrews of some recent street art in and around Laurel Canyon…

Laurel Canyon Bl at Mulholland

Starline tour bus Mulholland

Becca coyote Mullholland near Laurel Canyon Blvd

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Becca Coyote Mulhollan near Laurel Canyon

teach peace

teach peace laurel canyon blvd at mulholland

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Laurel Canyon at Lookout Mountain 7

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Laurel Canyon at Lookout Mountain5

Laurel Canyon graff peeled off wall 2

Laurel Canyon graff torn off wall

Laurel Canyon Blvd at Hollywood Blvd

Laurel Canyon at Lookout Mountain3

Laurel Canyon Lookout Mountain 3

love me stickers laurel canyon

lookout mountain stop eating animals

wonderland and lookout moutain

laurel canyon at hollywood blvd

and now youre even older

lookout moutain

nagel eyes Hollywood and Laurel Canyon

bunny stencil Wonderland Ave

vw bus laurel canyon

wonderland ave rock drawings

I heart U on hillside made from sticks

random rock sculpture laurel canyon 1

rock sculpture on Laurel Canyon

rock sculptures on Laurel Canyon 3

rock sculpture on Laurel Canyon

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60 mv laurel canyon

faded priority mail label

kitty lookout mountain

Laurel Canyon at Hollywood Blvd

traded everything for love sign on laurel canyon

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