Video: ConquerLA Photography Meetup

Last month L.A. TACO’s Erwin Recinos documented a monthly photography meetup brought together through social media by a group called ConquerLA. With just over six thousand followers on Instagram, ConquerLA has built a network of young photographers that are creating on their own terms in Los Angeles. Check out the video and experience what it’s like to walk with a massive pack of shooters, partying in the streets, spinning wool and acting a fool. Check out ConquerLA on social media via Facebook, Twitter and IG to see when their next meetup will happen.

Mr Oizo’s Ham ~ Directed by Eric Wareheim

It’s amazing to think it’s been 6 years since Eric Wareheim’s seminal Dance Floor Dale music video for the song Parisian Goldfish by Flying Lotus on his debut album, Los Angeles. That influential clip introduced many to Wareheim’s music video aesthetic, which has now culminated in “Ham” by Mr. Oizo. While Wareheim has shown off some impressive commercial and music video chops in-between that breakthrough video and his latest, it’s no coincidence that “Ham” is also a track by an artist on Brainfeeder Records. Brainfeeder, despite the deep musicianship they cultivate, has always had a bizarre side that is both avant garde and intentionally obtuse. The latter two, combined with a love of the grotesque, perfectly aligns with Eric Wareheim’s style making the Brainfeeder-Tim marriage so successful.

Both Parisian Goldfish by FlyLo and Ham by Oizo (the original Parisian Goldfish?) have this repetitive quality that is perfect for Wareheim’s over the top satire. Just as Tim and Eric grind a joke into the ground like a cigarette butt, only to have it jump up off the ground and die all over again, both Brainfeeder tracks obsess over a rhythm, only to summarily discard it and allow it to mutate into something else.

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Video: Daytime Pasting with Mear One

LA TACO’s Erwin Recinos was recently invited on a daytime wheat pasting run with artist Mear One. Driving through downtown Los Angeles, Mear hit spots in Chinatown and Little Tokyo, pasting some different works, including his “Freedom for Humanity” poster that has now been released by 1XRUN as an exclusive 20 x 27 inch 14-color screen print (click here). Here’s a quote from Mear about his latest release:

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The Midnight Moan ~ “What I Need” ~ Compton’s Richland Farms

Blazing NYC band The Midnight Moan just put out their first video.  The song is called “What I Need” and the video was shot in the Richland Farms neighborhood of LA’s own city of Compton. You’ll see a different side of Hub City here, as it captures dramatic horse-dancing and local vaquero culture right here in the center of urban Los Angeles. All backed by a killer track. Check it out and give a listen to their album “Comes in Phases” on iTunes and Spotify if you like what you hear.

The Art of Chaz Bojorquez (Video)

Robert Carpintero of The Chicano Art Project has created another beautiful slideshow, this time featuring the work of Chaz Bojorquez. Enjoy!

TACO SESSION ~ ZLA

A new feature on L.A. Taco, get up close with some of our favorite artists as they show you how they work with pen and paper. First up is ZLA. Shot and edited by Erwin Recinos.

Video Recap: Stuck Up OC 2014

Over the weekend artist NVAZN hosted #StuckUpOC2014, a sticker show and exchange event for all the SoCal sticker heads. From what we understand, this was the first of its kind event in Orange County. The event was such a success that there might another in the works so stay tuned. There has been a drought of such shows in the Los Angeles area and L.A. TACO’s events editor Erwin Recinos was in attendance to bring this video to our readers.

Video Interview With Legendary Freestyle MC Supernatural

SUPERNATURAL is an all time legend in the world of freestyle hiphop, and has performed in front of millions of people worldwide. On August 5, 2006, Supernatural set a new world record for the longest continuous freestyle rap at the Rock The Bells Festival in San Bernardino, CA. where he rapped for 9 hours and 15minutes. Here he speaks with RYO1 exclusively for L.A. Taco about his life in hip hop, his latest music and of course his favorite taco spot…

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Drive the Sunset Strip in 1964

The above video dates from 1964 and has nice and clear footage of driving the Sunset Strip at that time. The vintage cars, the billboards, it’s all there for your viewing enjoyment.

Sadly, the video lacks a soundtrack which could also be a plus. What song to listen to while you cruise? Here are the top 20 songs from 1964, unsurprisingly dominated by the Beatles:

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Tacología: Mexico Visits California ~ Mariscos Jalisco in East Los Angeles

Earlier this year, our friends from WeAreNotZombies.TV visited Los Angeles to see how our tacos stack up against the motherland. Please enjoy the first edition of WANZ.TV and LA TACO “Tacología” at Mariscos Jalisco in East Los Angeles.

Half Way to Nowhere ~ Birdman Photos

Birdman Photos is back with a short film starring some of the world’s best public artists and shot at an abandoned water park betweeen Los Angeles and Las Vegas. From the video’s description:

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