Join us along with our friends Amoeba and Org Music for an epic celebration of record store day!
A special art installation by Tv On The Radio where the first 100 guests will get a complimentary caricature drawing of themselves by Tunde of TV on the Radio and their album art designer Julian Gross!
Accompanied by a live DJ sets from Dave Sitek of Tv On The Radio. *Line up starts on Ivar
3PM - 6PM
Live Vinyl DJ sets and full playback of select Record Store Day vinyl releases by:
Hope everyone had fun at Coachella weekend one! This past week, we're happy to hear that Tyler, the Creator and Passion Pit have announced their new albums online!
Tyler's album, Cherry Bomb, was released on April 13th. Since then, it has received a variety of reviews. For the first time, none of Tyler's fellow OF members are featured on the album. Instead, he was able to snag some renowned names, such as Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne, and Schoolboy Q. Tyler says that the album was very much inspired by N.E.R.D. Physical copies of the album will be available on the 21st, meanwhile, stream it through Spotify here!
Passion Pit's album, Kindred, has not yet released for purchase, but you can stream it on iTunes radio! They bring back their usual upbeat, feel good sound with this new release. Michael Angelakos recently had an interview with Pitchfork and said, "This record was written around the time when I was trying to figure out what constitutes family: who loves you, accepting love, giving love. I was like, "I have no idea what's going on and I wish I did but I just don't have the answers." Gossamer was like, "This is what happened, I'm so sorry" - acknowledging what happened but not saying that I'm going to do anything about it. Kindred is like: "I'm really trying to make this work and be better." Stream Kindred on iTunes Radio here!
Coachella Weekend 1 is coming very soon and I'm sure most of you festival goers are very excited! With all the excitement over the lineup, Coachella looks, parties, and more, it may be easy to forget to pack some of the most essential items!
Personally, I have never gone to Coachella, but I've gone to enough concerts and outdoor events to get a feel of some of the more important things to bring along. I've also done some research to put together this list of festival essentials for you guys:
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of experiencing one of the wildest shows, also known as the Rodeo. Travi$ Scott and Young Thug really got Club Nokia bouncing (seriously, I felt like the ground was bumping with everyone jumping around me). And with such a high demand, they were able to host two back to back shows on Saturday night! Metro Boomin played a great opening set with all the latest bangers from Wrist by Father, to Know Yourself by Drake.
At most shows, I find myself going towards the front of the pit because I like to get a nice view, and I'm short. But I didn't mind being a little further back this time. With the way Club Nokia is set up, I was at the front of the general admission section, right behind the VIP pit. And even being far back, I still felt like I was going to pass out at some point with all the pushing and shoving - but I guess that adds to the fun of the show, right?
Most of the crowd knew the lyrics to the songs, so there was rarely a dull moment. At the 8:30 show, Travis brought out Birdman - most of the crowd seemed really disappointed because he made it seem like he was bringing out Kanye. Bittersweet as it is, Kanye and Chris Brown came out at the 11:30 show that night. Overall, it was a really great night.
This week, we're graced with new album releases from both Earl Sweatshirt and Action Bronson.
Earl's self-produced album, "I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside," is available on iTunes and streaming through Spotify. According to Pitchfork, "the album's aesthetic is still based in the ambling beats, messy synth counterpoint and off-jazz chording to which Odd Future releases usually defer." His 10 track album features Vince Staples, Na'kel, and others. Meanwhile, Action Bronson has released his 13 track album, "Mr Wonderful." Stereogum says, "It's a full-bodied soulful album that kicks off with a Billy Joel sample, and stays deep in jazz and soul territory." Bronson's album features tracks with Chance the Rapper, Big Body Bes, and more.
Mayer Hawthorne and Jake Uno have teamed up to form the funk duo, Tuxedo. They released their self named album, "Tuxedo," on March 3, 2015, and since then have remained #1 on R&B charts. The duo also hosted an album release show the following night at The Regent Theater in Downtown LA. With Mayer Hawthorne being one of my favorite artists, it's really fun seeing him team up with Jake Uno to create an album that just makes you want to dance - which is what their original intention was when they first started. NPR said, "Jake and Hawthorne have mastered a new old sound." With Dam-Funk and Peanut Butter Wolf as opening acts, it was one groovy night to remember.
Peanut Butter Wolf
Tuxedo pouring henny and gingerale before their encore, performing "Henny & Gingerale."
Join us for a live performance by Chicago raised musician/songwriter, Kate Diaz. Kate has performed at such music festivals like Lollapalooza, Milwaukee Summerfest, Midpoint Music Festival, Taste of Chicago and now she comes to Space15Twenty! Thursday March 19th 7PM - 9PM
Last Friday, Lola Blanc came and performed for us here at Space15Twenty! She’s a singer, songwriter, actress, and model based right here in Los Angeles. She’s widely known for co-writing Britney Spears’ single “Ooh La La,” and for her colorful style and dance music. It was a great turnout for the night, and the weather was perfect for a concert under the stars. With Miss Glitt3r’s jammin’ dj set that prepped the crowd for Lola, and drinks complimentary of House Beer, we had one dance big party! Luckily, I was able to talk to Lola for a little bit before the show about herself, her career, and what’s coming next.
Lola & Miss Glitt3r
How did you choose the name Lola Blanc?
I’ve always been obsessed with lolitas! I wanted to embody the spirit of what it meant. Choosing “Blanc” was just me wanting to be French.
How would you describe your sound?
I’ve been working on a new description for that so that one’s kinda tough! But I’d say early 2000’s hiphop meets Cabaret pop
How did you first start out as musician?
I’ve been writing since I was 9, and I was really obsessed with the Spice Girls. I just knew I wanted to be a pop star.
What’s been your favorite experience throughout your career?
Just the process of making music videos and doing all these things that would usually require a major record label to do.
Who are you listening to right now?
Childish Gambino; I also put on a playlist of sad music a lot. It’s really nostalgic of when I was a sad teenager.
Where do you get the most inspiration?
Movies – my favorite is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Been really inspired by Liza Minnelli, lots of old music.
What are your favorite trends lately?
I like this idea of polished and classic. I’m growing up and I feel like the trends are growing up with me too.
What’s next for you?
My EP! More videos and more shows.
What’s one thing you’ve learned throughout your career?
Be as brutally honest with yourself as you can! It’s the best thing you can do for yourself.
Over the weekend, I saw Giraffage and Spazzkid at their closing show at the El Rey! A sold out show at a small venue – all I can say is that it was one big dance party.
StarRo opened up the show, and he really got the crowd moving with his instrumental beats and dance remixes – especially through opening his set with a remix of “Latch” by Disclosure. That’s always a crowd favorite since everyone knows the lyrics! But what really caught my attention during his set was his use of an electronic drum pad, while mixing songs and beats simultaneously. Everything had a natural feel to it, rather than just computer-produced sounds.
Spazzkid & starRo
Once Spazzkid came out, everyone was really into the music, and most people knew the flow of every song, even if they were just beats. Everyone “sang” along, and really vibed with him. StarRo and Spazzkid gave so much energy on stage, not just through their music, but through actually dancing and interacting with the audience. Their love for music really translated through their aura on stage. Spazzkid also has some really trippy visuals in the background, most of which were Asian girls or a mix of 3-d graphics.
This was the first time I really got to listen to Giraffage, and his sound is so different live. He really utilized his lights and cute dog visuals within his set. (YES, cute dog visuals - corgis, a dancing golden retriever, frenchies on swings, you name it.) Every song he played got the crowd dancing – especially through his remixes of “Party in the USA,” “Ignition,” and closing with an encore by playing his mix of “Someone to Call My Lover” by Janette Jackson. What better way to end a show than with some good throwbacks?