On the hush hush, before Friday night’s Troubador gig, Neon Indian stopped by the ad agency MSN (UK) named one of the world’s 10 coolest spaces, TBWA \ Chiat \ Day LA. The article mentions their indoor trees, basketball court and more, but breezes through what would make me actually want to live and work in LA: the agency hosts live concerts. They’ve had the The Morning Benders, Edward Sharpe, Generationals and tons more stop by for intimate, on-the-down-low shows. Not bad. At least where I’m freelancing right now this guy appears on Fridays. [Thanks, Christina]
Though I missed the REBEL8 “Return of the Lost Angels” event by a week (video here and recap at Fatlace) I was lucky enough to drive down Melrose in time to catch the huge bomb Mike Giant dropped on the Shepard Fairey wall at De La Barracuda.
On the edge of LA’s Chinatown sits the birthplace of the French Dip sandwich, Philippe’s. Or at least, that’s what they say. Go downtown and Cole’s will claim the same thing. I can’t speak for Cole’s, but Philippe’s was a fine sando. [Sorry, no pic. It went down too fast.] For a pre-dipped version, it was surprisingly moist and flavorful without being a sloppy, drowning mess. And they score points for their clientele:
As ecstatic as he looks to put down his dip and take a pic with another, Lance was actually super nice. Hopefully I’ll be able to harass him at the X-Games tomorrow. Stalker alert!
Spotted at Olympic & Lincoln, outside Company 3. First Skullphone piece I’ve seen in a while. Apparently his new show Digital Media has been running at Subliminal Projects and is wrapping up July 2nd. Watch the vid below.
Dots are big part of his latest wave of work, “Through painted pointillism, the imagery dislocates as the artwork is approached.”
Last December Photo-, Cinema-, and all-around Ographer Davon Slininger took me around Echo Park to appease my thirst for good beer. Stopped at some LA-y wine bar, had Belgian strong ale PranQster on tap, and spotted these wheatpastes outside.