L.A. TACO http://www.lataco.com "Celebrating the Taco lifestyle in Los Angeles" Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:32:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Introducing MCAL Clothing Brand http://www.lataco.com/taco/introducing-mcal-clothing-brand http://www.lataco.com/taco/introducing-mcal-clothing-brand#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:17:02 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64213 L.A. Taco Contributor Anthony Godinez just sent us this video to announce the launch of his clothing brand, MCAL (MUSIC. CULTURE. ART. LIFE.) Check out the video and look them up on Instagram: @MCAL_BRAND

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L.A. Taco Contributor Anthony Godinez just sent us this video to announce the launch of his clothing brand, MCAL (MUSIC. CULTURE. ART. LIFE.)

Check out the video and look them up on Instagram: @MCAL_BRAND

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Surfers Shoot the Malibu Pier (Two Videos) http://www.lataco.com/taco/malibu-pier http://www.lataco.com/taco/malibu-pier#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:13:45 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64218 The above drone video shows surfer Allen Sarlo “shooting the pier” at Malibu the other day. Shooting the pier is a classic California surfing maneuver meaning to go between the pilings and not fall off (or die, see below). Back in the early days of California surfing in the 1950s and 1960s it was what […]

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The above drone video shows surfer Allen Sarlo “shooting the pier” at Malibu the other day. Shooting the pier is a classic California surfing maneuver meaning to go between the pilings and not fall off (or die, see below). Back in the early days of California surfing in the 1950s and 1960s it was what could set you apart from the rest of the gang and get all the beach bunnies riled up. From a Malibu Patch article from a few years back that mentions Sarlo shooting the pier during the last huge Malibu swell:

Sarlo made it through the pier several times, approaching it at speed and looking for the gaps that hid broken pilings that could have killed him if he’d hit them. Sarlo shot the pier several times, made it through on all of them and even did a big reentry in the shorebreak— detonating in front of the parking lot.

Shooting the Malibu Pier is dangerous business. The pilings aren’t angled correctly, and you have to pick a wave that stays green as it moves through. Back in the late 1950s, an African-American surfer named Nick Gabaldon died when he hit the pier while trying to shoot it. The incident is mentioned in the 1957 novella Gidget.

Another angle from the beach when Laird Hamilton shot the pier.

Want to know more about Nick Gabaldon? Check out the clip below:

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Trance Farmers Record Release Party ~ August 28th in Eagle Rock http://www.lataco.com/taco/trance-farmers-record-release-party-august-28th-eagle-rock http://www.lataco.com/taco/trance-farmers-record-release-party-august-28th-eagle-rock#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:14:05 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64201 Listen to the Trance Farmers: BIO – Leaving Records and Stones Throw Records jointly present the debut album of Trance Farmers — ‘Dixie Crystals’ is a guitar-slathered, twang-soaked sashay through the unique musical mind of time-travelin’ bluesman Dayve Samek– a soulful, exhilarating collection of tunes steeped in magical and murky Los Angeles. Recorded over several […]

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Listen to the Trance Farmers:

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Leaving Records and Stones Throw Records jointly present the debut album of Trance Farmers — ‘Dixie Crystals’ is a guitar-slathered, twang-soaked sashay through the unique musical mind of time-travelin’ bluesman Dayve Samek– a soulful, exhilarating collection of tunes steeped in magical and murky Los Angeles. Recorded over several years and across the city, the album draws from Samek’s experiences on the blown-out shores of Venice Beach to the majestic foothills of Altadena. An omnipresent pollutant haze hangs over the whole affair, choking twinkling tones like so much carbon monoxide.

Songs range from tenderly warped ballads of friendship and love to inhalant-fueled rockabilly joyrides. Over the course of ten tracks, a drifting young hayseed finds himself temporarily settled in a sprawling but claustrophobic megalopolis, which feels more like a decrepit roadside attraction on the information superhighway. Sweaty, garage-born ballads brush shoulders with drifter anthems and gasoline drenched doo wop. Next – moonshine.

Before the album’s release, Samek will have already sauntered on down the road, leaving the west coast a distant, smudged memory– a faded photograph worn with joy and laughter and sadness. ‘Dixie Crystals’ can then be considered a memento, its gleaming selections fragments of getting lost and growing up and finally hitting the road. Last we heard, Samek was spotted somewhere down in the swamps of Louisiana running his vital cassette label, Glue Moon Records. Who knows what lies ahead? Ride on, Greasy Rider.

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Dodgers Captain Snakeskin Cap http://www.lataco.com/taco/dodgers-captain-snakeskin-cap http://www.lataco.com/taco/dodgers-captain-snakeskin-cap#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:05:55 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64205 We strive to bring you the latest in LA headgear, and this latest entrant combines things you know you want– faux snakeskin with captain’s crests. The all black fitted cap is sold by New Era and is available here. This is the full product description: Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Snake Scramble Collection 59FIFTY Cap Made […]

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We strive to bring you the latest in LA headgear, and this latest entrant combines things you know you want– faux snakeskin with captain’s crests. The all black fitted cap is sold by New Era and is available here. This is the full product description:

Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Snake Scramble Collection 59FIFTY Cap
Made of 70% Polyester, Woven, 30% Polyurethane

This Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Snake Scramble Collection 59FIFTY Cap features an embroidered Los Angeles Dodgers team logo on the front, stitched New Era® flag at wearer’s left side and embroidered MLB® logo on the rear. Interior includes branded taping and a moisture absorbing sweatband. Visor features faux snakeskin material with embellishments on each side.

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Phuture Perfect Presents Ghosts on Tape at the Lash ~ Thursday, August 28th 2014 http://www.lataco.com/taco/phuture-perfect-presents-ghosts-tape-lash-thursday-august-28th-2014 http://www.lataco.com/taco/phuture-perfect-presents-ghosts-tape-lash-thursday-august-28th-2014#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:20:49 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64196 The first Phuture Perfect — Lash takeover sees San Francisco resident and Icee Hot record label cofounder —GHOSTS ON TAPE— in L.A. to share with you the pulsing sounds of his bass-heavy, gritty house and techno. As the key artist on the Icee Hot roster—a 2011 Redbull Music Academy selection— and releases on Wireblock, Planet […]

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The first Phuture Perfect — Lash takeover sees San Francisco resident and Icee Hot record label cofounder —GHOSTS ON TAPE— in L.A. to share with you the pulsing sounds of his bass-heavy, gritty house and techno. As the key artist on the Icee Hot roster—a 2011 Redbull Music Academy selection— and releases on Wireblock, Planet Mu, Tigerbeat 6, FriteNite, Shockout, True Panther, Friends of Friends, Fifth Wall and Opit— Ghosts on Tape — shares the Phuture Perfect taste for darkness, sex and rave.

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with support from
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Preview: Dreamland Summer ~ New Works from Haunted Euth and TS Claire http://www.lataco.com/taco/preview-dreamland-summer http://www.lataco.com/taco/preview-dreamland-summer#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:09 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64176 “AS TRUE TO THEIR DAILY LIVES AS CAN BE: PIZZA, PILLS, CAFFEINE AND KNIVES WITH FEMALE EMPOWERMENT…” Opening reception: Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 6 P.M. – 10 P.M. Clean Aesthetic 323 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293 Music, open bar and free to the public. Check out some preview images from the show… […]

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“AS TRUE TO THEIR DAILY LIVES AS CAN BE: PIZZA, PILLS, CAFFEINE AND KNIVES WITH FEMALE EMPOWERMENT…”

Opening reception: Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 6 P.M. – 10 P.M.

Clean Aesthetic
323 Culver Blvd. Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Music, open bar and free to the public.

Check out some preview images from the show…

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Artists Haunted Euth and Tina St. Claire announce the unveiling of their newest collaborative and solo pieces at their upcoming show “Dreamland Summer”. What to expect at this show is the result of the two artists painting together both in studio and on the streets of Los Angeles for the past year. This new body of work merges their backgrounds in printmaking, illustration, and graphic design to create iconic imagery and create a visual lexicon that is definitively their own.

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“Dreamland Summer” features the duo’s newest wildly colorful paintings, limited edition hand-printed t-shirts in a special collectors color way, the release of a limited edition artist’s series skateboard deck and more.

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“Dreamland Summer” is themed on Haunted Euth’s idea of basic obsession; the utter fixation on ritual and the repeating of actions converged into TS Claire’s world of female empowerment and abstraction. In many ways these themes have been the driving force of both artist’s work. Subliminal messages integrated into patterns, hidden agendas, references and ideology may fill the rich and heavily layered body of work, revealing themselves to only the most attentive of viewers.

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About the artists:
Haunted Euth is a notorious Los Angeles based painter and print maker known for a vast array of visual works, many of which are public installations and landmarks well known around the city in which he resides. “Dreamland Summer” marks the debut of the first half of his pieces in a new body of work “Basically Obsessed” and features hand painted wood panels that focus on new patterns the artist is creating based on items and objects from his personal life, whether it be pizza and knives or pills and coffee.

TS Claire is a self-taught native Los Angeles painter whose work focuses on the theme of female empowerment and balances elements of portraiture, abstraction, design and screen printing. Her new body of work for “Dreamland Summer” focuses on a move toward abstraction, split narrative and indecision, that combines nature and design with pattern and surrealism.

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Vandal Spotlight ~ Versuz Kog Lts http://www.lataco.com/taco/vandal-spotlight-versuz-kog-lts http://www.lataco.com/taco/vandal-spotlight-versuz-kog-lts#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:09:57 +0000 http://www.lataco.com/?p=64193 The latest from video crew Talented Vandalz focuses on Versuz, one of LA’s most prolific graffiti vandals. Video Description: In this artist spotlight we followed Versuz around the streets of Los Angeles, through downtown alley’s, rooftops, empty lots, billboards, and permission walls to document the versatility he brings to the graffiti culture. Known as one […]

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The latest from video crew Talented Vandalz focuses on Versuz, one of LA’s most prolific graffiti vandals. Video Description:

In this artist spotlight we followed Versuz around the streets of Los Angeles, through downtown alley’s, rooftops, empty lots, billboards, and permission walls to document the versatility he brings to the graffiti culture. Known as one of Los Angeles’ most dedicated graffiti artist’s, Versuz talks about how he stays motivated, how he prepares for a night of bombing, and how he plans to stay ahead of the competition. Special thanks to KzerGabeGallery (IG @KzerGabeGallery) and Hunter Photograpghy (IG @hunter_) for the photos.

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