Thursday, October 27, 2016

Eastside Weekend: L.A. Witch at The Echo; Homegirl poetry jam with Black Butterfly; Agents Provocateurs in Echo Park


L.A. Witch play at The Echo, Friday January 23. | Photo by Moni Haworth


Grandma’s magazines were practically ruined by the flood. They’re water stained, and some gnarly images have seeped through the pages, so all the models hands and legs are bleeding into one another. Perhaps these are the same images conjured when listening to L.A. Witch, the garage group with messy reverb and gnarly vocals. They play The Echo, Friday, January 23.

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Agents Provocateurs: A Selection of Subversive Skateboard Graphics & Artworks wants you to know all about the magical time known as the ’90s, when skateboard decks were canvases. Curated by Seb Carayol and Erica Overskei, the exhibit would like the public relive that era with art on decks by Alyasha Owerka-Moore, Andy Jenkins, Ben Horton and many more. Opening reception is Saturday, January 24 at Subliminal Projects.
This exhibit explores the life and works of journalist Ruben Salazar. His articles touched on a wide range of issues facing the Chicano population in the 1960s, from police-community relations, agricultural labor and education. The exhibit also features photos, videos of Salazar’s life. Curated by the Department of Chicano Studies at CalState L.A. and held in the JFK Memorial Library on the El Sereno campus.
Perhaps the words “homegirl poetry jam” are not part of your everyday lexicon. Enjoy “Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Piñata Woman, and Other Superhero Girls, Like Me” a production focusing on the lives of East L.A. girls reading works from Alma Cervantes, Sandra C. Muñoz and Marisela Norte. Presented this go around by East L.A. Rep. Friday, January 23 at Carmen Lomas Garza Primary Center Library.
Journalist and author Sam Quinones’s workshops, Tell Your True Tale, has sparked two books of nonfiction from emerging writers. The second volume is having a release event at the East Los Angeles Public Library, Saturday, January 24 at 3 p.m. with stories about Einstein in East L.A., a young man going to Tijuana to help a deported friend return and a girl on her way to Mexico, a child bride.

Nathan Solis is a Highland Park resident who writes about and photographs the L.A. music scene. You can find more of Solis’ stories, reviews and photos at Avenue Meander.

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One comment

  1. Tony the Main Spoon

    Nicely done, Nathan. Bring us more!

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