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Dennis Hopper, Priestess - the Sublime and the Rockin

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Some people get long weekends, so this one's for you, lucky ducks.

If you haven't seen Dennis Hopper's show yet at the Ace Gallery on the Miracle Mile, you're missing out. One would imagine that with all the tales of drinking, drugging, and not-so-easy riding, Hopper's art would end up more psychedelic and expressionistic.

Instead what you will be met with is a smooth, calculated, controlled, mild technique that at once puts you at ease as it welcomes you to look it over.

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Highlights include a beautiful portrait of Andy Warhol, who, of course painted Hopper back in the day.

Dennis Hopper - a Survey, The Ace Gallery, Institute Of Contemporary Art, 5514 Wilshire Blvd., 90036 (323) 935-4411

Spaceland tonight allows Priestess to crawl from the shadows of local rockers The Bronx with a headlining gig. Hailing from Montreal, Priestess isn't as powerful as the Bronx, but their guitar solos are a tad better. Almost as if the Bronx are late for a bus and Priestess couldn't care less.

Life's about the journey anyway.

Priestess is far more interested in getting in that sweet pocket, that head-nodding groove, as you can hear on "Lay Down". Beware the Blue Oyster Cult meets L7 "Two Kids" which emotionlessly states "Two kids found dead in the water/beside each other./I don't think they drowned" and tell us you're not going to throw on some bell bottoms and head down to Silver Lake for some of that Hellacopters slash Wolfmother throwback core.

Priestess, The Vacation @ Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Silver Lake