4:00pm – 12:37am
THE VOYAGER INSTITUTE: a film and music lecture series that invigorates and exhilarates
Music scholar Oliver Wang is back with a fantastic subject. He’s got a new podcast on the music appreciation tip — a cratedigger’s paradise called Heat Rocks, distributed by Maximum Fun. He and co-host Morgan Rhodes bring R&B warrior B.Slade to the Institute, for an intimate Q&A on a major ’90s pop turning point: Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation 1814”.
To start the show, Voyager’s first guest filmmaker Zena Grey presents a loving video tribute to horror film icon Tobe Hooper (1943-2017), director of Poltergeist and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
- A Tribute To Tobe Hooper (presented by Zena Grey)
- Androgyny In Rock (presented by Bret Berg)
- Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation 1814” (Q&A w/ B.Slade, live taping of Heat Rocks hosted by Morgan Rhodes & Oliver Wang)
ADDRESS: 428 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
DOORS: approx. 3:30pm, SHOW: 4pm.
10:00am – 3:00pm
DUBLAB Presents: Smorgasburg Los Angeles w/ Thomas Klepper & Jenny NONO
Smorgasburg Los Angeles brings together dozens of exciting food vendors, plus sophisticated shopping from the realms of design, craft, style, vintage, wellness, and more. Cultural events, pop-ups, and other surprise experiences will also be part of the market mix, transforming the vast site into a new node in Downtown LA’s burgeoning scene, and a unique destination for the region.
The market is open every Sunday, 10am-6pm. A new parking garage for more than 4,000 cars was just completed at the Alameda Produce Market (enter at Alameda & Bay) and market goers can park for free for 2 hours. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
1:00pm – 6:00pm
DUBLAB Presents: VIBING TIME at Ace Hotel Downtown LA w/Jimi Hey
dublab is a community supported web radio station and creative collective dedicated to the growth of progressive music, arts and culture. Since 1999 dublab has been exploring the wide spectrum of Future Roots music. dublab DJs dig deep to share music that blurs boundaries and elevates ears.
Each Sunday at Vibing Time, a rotating posse of dublab DJs share sun-soaked music selections from the rooftop of the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. This time Jimi Hey will be the one that will make you make sense of the world around you
Free / All Ages / Good Tunes / Bring Friends
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Julia Bloop and Greyghost at Stories Books & Cafe
Contact Wave + dublab Present: An Experimental Sunday at Stories
A free evening of sublime and adventurous sounds, featuring the sonic explorations of
Julia Bloop, who recently moved to L.A. from Brooklyn, recently released their second cassette, ‘Roland Throop,’ on the venerable Crash Symbols implrint. Named for a pair of low-frequency, underwater noises recorded in the mid-90s, the project relies on meticulously arranged loops and effects. The material here was gathered haphazardly though, while living out a dreary sublet overlooking a barren concrete courtyard. “I drank wine, watched movies, listened to the radio, and was never quite sure what sounds I’d find on my 4-track when I woke up the next morning.” Though both albums are more than adequate just as reveries, despite its more dreamlike passages ‘Roland Throop’ has a distinct emotional charge throughout. That atmosphere comes across perfectly in the opener “I Gotta Get Outta This Place,” a strain of melancholia beautifully drawn out and recast elsewhere into shades of loneliness, as with “Too Many Ghosts,” or ambling epiphanies like “That Dracula” and “Tenaya.”
Greyghost is the solo project of Brian Griffith which focuses on blurs, textures and minimalism through use of bass guitar. Inspired by esoteric thinking, New Age modalities and energetic flow, each spontaneous composition serves as an auditory snapshot of the present.
Free! Plus coffee, beer, wine, and books!