PREVIEW: Artists Across America ~ Opens August 2nd at Flower Pepper


Artists Across America, curated by Daniel Rolnik, is an exhibit of original artworks sourced directly from the studios of over 50 artists working in the continent of North America. The exhibition opens Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, and will be on view from August 2nd – August 29th, 2014. Keep reading for artist list and a preview of some of the works to be shown…


“Fronteras Mutantes” ~ Live Music in Boyle Heights


On Saturday, July 26, the Tijuana-based electro/cumbia duo Sonidero Travesura (Tijuana, MX) will be performing at M Bar in Boyle Heights. The event will also feature live performances by Ekolekua Ska (East LA/Huntington Park) and The Dank (Los Angeles/Texas). Full info and some art and photos:


Inside the Daredevil Bike Race Around L.A. City Hall on July 12th


WOLFPACK HUSTLE has taken an underground bike racing event and turned it into a legit international competition that will rock the streets around City Hall next weekend. The head-to-head battle on the closed-course bike race in Downtown Los Angeles is known as the Civic Center Crit, and is drawing racers from all over the world.

The highlight of the Wolfpack Hustle Unified Race Title, the Civic Center Crit will lead racers through the streets of L.A., with a ceremonious start and finish in front of the historic City Hall building. The second annual Crit has a racer list that reads as the who’s who of the underground urban racing world, with entrants from Chicago, New York, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Switzerland and many other cities and countries. Entrants will converge on Downtown L.A. on July 12th to compete against local talent for a chance at claiming a set of Wolfpack Hustle dog tags.


Self Help Graphics & Art’s Annual Print Fair & Exhibition ~ Saturday, June 28th in Boyle Heights


Self Help Graphics & Art’s
Boyle Heights City Hall – Community Room
2130 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033

(enter via Chicago Street)

SHG Website event page:

GERMS Mural Unveiling at Hardware Studio ~ Thursday Night in Boyle Heights


The 6th unveiling of the #latagraphica mural project is this Thursday at one of LA’s best kept secrets, Hardware Studio in Boyle Heights. The one and only GERMS is the latest artist to get down for the project. There will be music from Bodega DJs Azul213* and Cee Brown, an open bar, and much more… More info at

“NWA2″ (Lil Eazy & DJ YELLA) Live at Amor y Tacos ~ June 20th



Yes, this is a real thing. Lil Eazy, son of Eazy E, and DJ Yella from NWA will be performing live this Friday in Cerritos at Amor y Tacos. From their Facebook:

N.W.A.’s DJ Yella and Lil Eazy-E come together for a VERY special#AmorYBeats set this Friday, June 20 from 10pm – 2am in the cantina. You don’t want to miss this one. BE THERE.


ZIPGUN LA ~ June 28th

ZIpgun Show Poster

CUMBIA ~ This Thursday


Red Bull Music Academy Panamérika en partnership with dublab presents…CUMBIA

In association with dublab, Red Bull Music Academy Panamérika will unite an array of forward-thinking Cumbia-inspired artists for a special night of music that will undoubtedly have those in attendance dancing non-stop. This is a FREE event. Full details below…


Score Tickets To The 5th Annual LA Street Food Fest ~ June 28 ~ Pasadena



The big one is back. No, not Circus Vargas. But LA Street Food Fest, featuring close to 80 food and dessert vendors from across the city at The Rose Bowl on June 28. You can check out the long list of vendors already planned to be there down below. And if you want tickets, here’s a link giving LA Taco readers a little discount. See you there!


Risky Vision with Kevin Saunderson ~ June 20th


Risky Vision is establishing itself as the best club night in LA for classic, adventurous, and experimental house and techno music. They got a big one coming up on June 20th at the Echoplex with Kevin Saunderson, The Black Madonna, Sleazemore, and their residents. Tickets available

6th Annual Los Angeles Composers Project ~ June 21st at Art Share LA

LACP 2014

On June 21st, What’s Next? Ensemble will stage its sixth annual Los Angeles Composers Project, a concert celebrating the music of contemporary composers living and working LA today.