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Steve McQueen x Kanye West


On July 25, 2015, renowned filmmaker, Steve McQueen, and rapper, Kanye West, premiered the 9 minute long music video for "All Day/ I Feel Like That." Sadly, the exhibit was only up for 4 days. Luckily, I was able to catch the last two runs of the video yesterday, on a quick trip to LACMA! I've never seen so many teens and younger adults inside the museum - most people usually just hang around the infamous "Urban Light" installation. As hip-hop and Kanye lovers united, it was actually pretty cool to see how music can bring people together, even in art form. There were also a couple older adults who seemed like they stumbled upon the exhibit, but they stayed and watched the video in amazement and confusion anyway.


"Shot by artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, the video for Kanye West's songs "All Day/ I I Feel Like That" plays upon the relationship between the camera and the subject. As in a meeting between the bull and the matador, it remains unclear who chases whom within the arena. The roles of pursuer and pursued are at times inverted. Shot in a single 9 minute take with natural lighting and minimal context, McQueen accentuates the immediacy and intensity of the performer up close. Every movement of West is seen; every breath felt. It becomes apparent how the song itself fuels West's performance, from the bravado in "All Day," to the vulnerability of "I Feel Like That."


You could watch the video from either side of the room, and speakers were placed at every corner. You could feel the room shaking because of the intensity of the bass, and how high the volume was set. For a simple music video, I really enjoyed the pop up exhibit. I think I mostly enjoyed it because of how many people showed up for it's last screening, compared to how empty that room usually is. Too bad it was only up for such a short time, it was definitely worth visiting!

Thanks to Andres Tardio for these photos!

PatriciaManlucu - 07.29.2015 File under - Music

Ego Death


Have you heard The Internet's new album, Ego Death? With high anticipation from their fans, it's been nearly two years since the band's sophomore release of Feel Good. With Syd tha Kid's sensuous singing, you are carried into a world of relaxation. The album is composed and carefree - perfect for those long, summer night drives. Check out their most recent music video for "Dontcha," featured on their album, Feel Good, below:



Some of the artists featured include: Janelle Monae, Vic Mensa, Kaytranada, Tyler the Creator, and more. Pop Matters says, "The album slowly unfolds over a number of listens and each time you are likely to notice a new wrinkles - a guitar riff here, and bongo beat there - all of which give the album its unique identity." If you love laid-back music, this album is for you! Take a listen below:



PatriciaManlucu - 07.22.2015 File under - Music

Fool's Gold Day Off 2015



Free shows, Hard Summer, FYF, and now Fool's Gold Day Off? Festival season is coming up fast for Los Angeles! Fool's Gold just recently announced the line ups for their annual multi-city fest, and it's one you don't want to miss!



Day Off originally started five years ago as a party in a Soho parking lot. It's a place where people come together to listen to good music and have a good time! A-Trak, one of the original Fool's Gold founders says, "We've met people hanging out at DAY OFF that we ended up signing to the label - this is where the whole vision of Fool's Gold comes together."

Travi$ Scott crowd surfing at Day Off LA '14.

I went to last year's fest, and with artists such as Travi$ Scott, Danny Brown, and Vic Mensa performing it was one big party. Some of the headliners for the LA show include: Action Bronson, A-Trak, Travi$ Scott, Post Malone, and Towkio - check out the full line up below!


Not from LA? No problem! Day Off is a multi-city festival, and they'll be in Atlanta, New York, Miami, and Austin as well. Each line up varies per city, but you can see tour dates and full line ups below:

- photos courtesy of Fool's Gold

PatriciaManlucu - 07.15.2015 File under - Music

FYF Fest Sideshows!


August is coming fast, and that means it's almost time for FYF Fest in LA! If you guys didn't already know, this is the 12th annual fest, and this year's headliners include Frank Ocean and Morrissey. Personally, I love the line up! And for a festival in Los Angeles, it's a weekend you shouldn't miss.



FYF recently released this year's sideshows as well. Sideshows are are series of concerts throughout July and August, featuring more intimate sets with artists that are already scheduled to perform at the festival. These shows are perfect for those who want to see/hear longer sets from a specific band or artist, without having to deal with the large crowds. Check out the official poster below for a schedule of the shows:





- Photos courtesy of FYF - 

PatriciaManlucu - 07.08.2015 File under - Music

Free Concerts in July

How's everyone's summer so far? I know mine's been a mix of relaxing downtime and long, jam-packed days! But if you and your friends are looking for some fun events this month, I've got you guys covered. I've put together another list of free concerts in Los Angeles, all happening in July. Who says you have to spend a ton of money to have fun? Check out the list below for the shows - the venues range from the Santa Monica Pier, California Plaza in Downtown, and the Getty Center. Enjoy!


MORRIS DAY WITH DAM FUNK

THURSDAY, JULY 9, 7:00 PM

@ Santa Monica Pier

WATTS50

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 8:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071


WATERS

SATURDAY, JULY 11, 6:00 PM

@ The Getty Center’s Museum Courtyard


DUMPSTAPHUNK

SATURDAY, JULY 11, 8:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

THALMA DE FREITAS

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 12:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071


THE LAST JIMMY: A HIP HOP MUSICAL WITH THE ROOTS DICE RAW

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 8:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

ONDATROPICA

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 8:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

REAL ESTATE WITH HIPPO CAMPUS

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 7:00 PM

@ Santa Monica Pier


JD MCPHERSON WITH SARAH GAYLE MEECH

THURSDAY, JULY 30, 7:00 PM

@ Santa Monica Pier

PatriciaManlucu - 07.01.2015 File under - Music

Summer Sounds: Kehlani


My favorite artist at the moment would have to be Kehlani! Every time I hop into my car, I can't help but go to her Soundcloud and listen to all her songs. Her feel-good tracks make you want to sing at the top of your lungs. This Oakland native is a true girlboss with her charm and talent. If you haven't listened to Kehlani yet, check out her mixtape, "Cloud 19," below:


Kehlani with her DJ, Noodles! (Check out my interview with her here)

PatriciaManlucu - 06.24.2015 File under - Music

Free Summer Concerts

Looking for some fun and free things to do this summer? Luckily, LA is the place to be when you want to do something cost free. One of the best things to do with your friends is go to a concert! From artists big and small, there's always something happening in the city. I've made this list of free shows happening through the rest of June for you guys, enjoy!


Michael Vidal

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 6:00 PM

@Amoeba Hollywood: 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028


DJ Set by A1

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 8:00 PM

@Amoeba Hollywood: 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Gaslamp Killer Experience

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 8:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Wattstax Revisited

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 8:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071


Nosaj Thing

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 6:00 PM

@Amoeba Hollywood: 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

DJ Set by Surfn’ Sammy

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 8:00 PM

@Amoeba Hollywood: 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Run River North

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 8:00 PM

@California Plaza: 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Failure

Tuesday, JUNE 30, 6:00 PM

@Amoeba Hollywood: 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

PatriciaManlucu - 06.17.2015 File under - Music

Low End Festival 2015


First founded in 2006, Low End Theory is home to many experimental artists such as Flying Lotus, the Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, Nosaj Thing, Daedelus, and more. Every Wednesday, this hip hop and electronic music club hosts shows at The Airliner in Lincoln Heights. Low End is one of the most influential venues for upcoming artists and producers in the beat scene.


This August, Low End is hosting their 2nd annual festival at the Shrine Auditorium! With Flying Lotus and Earl Sweatshirt as headliners for the fest, this line up is stacked with talent. Tickets range from $35-$65, and can be purchased here!

Purchase a ticket and you are automatically eligible to participate in the fest's Beat Invitational on the Brainfeeder stage. Five lucky artists will have the chance to perform, chosen by Flying Lotus himself!

PatriciaManlucu - 06.10.2015 File under - Music

SURF


Have you heard Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's new album? Surf was released on iTunes last week for free! The star-studded album includes features from artists such as: B.o.B., Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, J. Cole, Big Sean, Kyle, Jeremih, and more. Since the release, the album already has 3,640 ratings on iTunes, holding a five star rating average. To me, that's pretty amazing for a free album.



With the entire album being free, and none of the feature artists listed on the iTunes store, we can tell that the band is focused on showcasing their music and individual talents, rather than advertising through big names. And although Chance the Rapper is obviously the biggest name in SOX, it's important to understand why the album is under "Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment," and not just under his name. He explains that when you go to a Chance show, you're not going just to hear him rap and sing. You get the entire experience from Chance, Donnie, and the Social Experiment.


Overall, the album radiates talent, energy, and youth. There's a wide variety of songs on the album. From Donnie Trumpet's solo piece, to "Wanna be Cool" featuring Big Sean, Jeremih, and SuperDuperKyle.

PatriciaManlucu - 06.03.2015 File under - Music

At.Long.Last.A$AP


ASAP Rocky released his album, "At.Long.Last.A$AP," a week earlier than expected. The release date was set for June 2nd, but he surprised everyone by Monday night's release. The album has 18 tracks, featuring popular artists such as Kanye, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne, Juicy J, Future, Miguel, and more.



Rocky says, "I just poured it all out on this album.. All my emotions, my thoughts, my feelings. I didn't hold back one bit." Personally, I really liked the album. It seems as if he, along with the rest of the hip-hop community, are moving more towards instruments and rock influences in their music. There were also a lot of good flows and beats in the song - definitely recommend it! Stream the album below:

PatriciaManlucu - 05.27.2015 File under - Music

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