The default attitude for most adults nowadays is cynicism. So, it is refreshing that a group like Babes can unfurl an earnest pop banner and dance under it for all to see.
What will it be this weekend? A concert of psychedelic cumbia punk or an afternoon of kite flying in El Sereno? Review your options at Eastside Weekend.
SILVER LAKE -- The long-vacant Sunset Pacific Motel — aka Bates Motel – went from eyesore to international art project this week after being coated with a whitewash. Not only was the exterior of the motel coated with limewash, so was the property’s chain link fence and barbed wire as well as neighboring palm trees and a billboard.
The Pop-Hop bookstore in Highland Park will host comedian Maria Bamford for the next three months as she works over new standup material with a changing roster of comedians in a workshop series. Her blend of humor is morbid, joyous, confessional and full of impressions. She does a great Paula Deen.
Eastside Weekend: Spoke(n) Art Ride in Cypress Park; Music at The Market in Highland Park; Designer purge in Echo Park
Even creative types feel the constraints of their 9-5 jobs. La Fabrica is a group of designers who are releasing all the wild imaginings they conjured during their days with clients who had very specific ideas. Designer Detox is a purging of the random thought patterns that percolated during the workday, finally able to see the light of day
L.A. band Roses is a tincture of modern melancholy mixed up with hints of new wave, pop and perhaps red wine. The trio have created a consistent EP, It’s Over, which encapsulates a warm, saturated feeling that’s both danceable and worth listening to with a critical ear.
Eastside Weekend: La Llorona in Boyle Heights; Mother of Inventions in Silver Lake; dance in Glassell Park
Photographer Forest Ann rubs the boundaries of self and environment with her double exposure images, where the elements of reality and beyond coexist in one thought.
This weekend's events include a Spring Fling mini music festival in Echo Park, a literary tour featuring cycling and feminism and a Sunday night of flamenco in Silver Lake.
SILVER LAKE -- The transformation of the boarded up Sunset Pacific Motel - aka the Bates Motel - into a conceptual art piece is scheduled to take place next month when a French artist will spray the entire building - as well as the adjacent palm trees and billboard - in a ghostly coat of opaque limewash.
Kera and The Lesbians function like a diesel engine, sometimes taking their time to warm up but always efficient at their craft. Okay, maybe a combustion engine is not the best analogy for this group. But consider this: the vocals and guitar can be loose at times and all the while expanding the core components with heat.