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Ali McCarthy

  • Arts and Entertainment
    Last Wednesday's show at the Billy Shire Gallery in Culver City had all the elements needed for a typical Los Angeles VIP event - work by a world renowned artist (Tim Biskup), a celebrity host (JJ Abrams), sponsorship from two hip brands (Vanity Fair and Helio), and a roster of guests most people only read about in the usual arts & culture magazines (Matt Groening, Mark Ryden, Adele Mildred, and Shepard Fairey, among others). The...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Last Wednesday's show at the Billy Shire Gallery in Culver City had all the elements needed for a typical Los Angeles VIP event - work by a world renowned artist (Tim Biskup), a celebrity host (JJ Abrams), sponsorship from two hip brands (Vanity Fair and Helio), and a roster of guests most people only read about in the usual arts & culture magazines (Matt Groening, Mark Ryden, Adele Mildred, and Shepard Fairey, among others). The...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Before heading out to your local Irish pub tomorrow night to partake in the St. Patrick's Day fiestas going on around town, you may want to sneak in some art just to balance things out. Paintings, prints, and a new handmade book titled "All Done But None" from local artist and fellow blogger Carol Es will be presented tomorrow night at the George Billis Gallery. The mixed-media show features quirky illustration and ironic childhood...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Before heading out to your local Irish pub tomorrow night to partake in the St. Patrick's Day fiestas going on around town, you may want to sneak in some art just to balance things out. Paintings, prints, and a new handmade book titled "All Done But None" from local artist and fellow blogger Carol Es will be presented tomorrow night at the George Billis Gallery. The mixed-media show features quirky illustration and ironic childhood...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    When the lineup for the Diamonds '07 tour was announced this past January, it may have left some indie and electronic music aficionados scratching their heads. In its first year of what will become an annual event, Diamonds '07, sponsored by MTV Urge and Puma, featured a split-bill between indie-electro favorites MSTRKRFT and Mega-Superstar DJ Digweed. Although both acts are founded on the general groundwork of "music to dance to," until recently, Digweed and...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    When the lineup for the Diamonds '07 tour was announced this past January, it may have left some indie and electronic music aficionados scratching their heads. In its first year of what will become an annual event, Diamonds '07, sponsored by MTV Urge and Puma, featured a split-bill between indie-electro favorites MSTRKRFT and Mega-Superstar DJ Digweed. Although both acts are founded on the general groundwork of "music to dance to," until recently, Digweed and...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Outside the Standard Downtown on Thursday night was a two-hour wait wrapping around the corner, a flashy red carpet, and huge security guards keeping attendees in order. With a quick passing, one would most likely think Hollywood's A-list celebs and socialites were inside swanking it up, but in reality, the mega-event was in celebration of the release of Kidrobot's new toy, the "Hello My Name Is Dunny," seen above. Kidrobot has built an extremely...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Outside the Standard Downtown on Thursday night was a two-hour wait wrapping around the corner, a flashy red carpet, and huge security guards keeping attendees in order. With a quick passing, one would most likely think Hollywood's A-list celebs and socialites were inside swanking it up, but in reality, the mega-event was in celebration of the release of Kidrobot's new toy, the "Hello My Name Is Dunny," seen above. Kidrobot has built an extremely...
  • News
    It's difficult to argue that KCRW, 89.9 FM, isn't one of the better things we, the citizens of Los Angeles, get to experience firsthand. Yeah, the station offers podcasts and streaming radio, but it's not the same as actually living in the city the station is broadcast from. Not only does the station play some of the most innovative and unique music in the world, but broadcasts daily news and cultural information unable to...
  • News
    It's difficult to argue that KCRW, 89.9 FM, isn't one of the better things we, the citizens of Los Angeles, get to experience firsthand. Yeah, the station offers podcasts and streaming radio, but it's not the same as actually living in the city the station is broadcast from. Not only does the station play some of the most innovative and unique music in the world, but broadcasts daily news and cultural information unable to...

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