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New Thom Yorke Song “Daily Battles” Featured in Edward Norton’s New Movie Motherless Brooklyn

The film incorporates a jazz arrangement of the song by Wynton Marsalis

New Thom Yorke Song “Daily Battles” Featured in Edward Norton’s New Movie Motherless Brooklyn

The film incorporates a jazz arrangement of the song by Wynton Marsalis

New Thom Yorke Song “Daily Battles” Featured in Edward Norton’s New Movie Motherless Brooklyn

The film incorporates a jazz arrangement of the song by Wynton Marsalis

New Thom Yorke Song “Daily Battles” Featured in Edward Norton’s New Movie Motherless Brooklyn

The film incorporates a jazz arrangement of the song by Wynton Marsalis

Talk Talk Announce Mark Hollis Tribute Show

Special guests will join surviving members at London’s Royal Festival Hall

Meet an Artist Monday: Senon Williams

Senon Williams, familiar to fans of Cambodian psych-rock outfit Dengue Fever as the band’s bassist, is also an accomplished visual artist. His ink and watercolor/acrylic drawings and a newly released zine share an edgy folkloric quality, with axiomatic bits of observational text and evocative existential commentary embedded in the organic color washes and visual puns of his ethereal images. L.A. WEEKLY: When did you first know you were an artist? SENON WILLIAMS: I don’t have recollection of becoming an artist. From my earliest memories I had the desire to make or destroy things. What is your short answer to people who ask what your work is about? Humanity. What would you be doing if you weren’t an artist? Does being a musician count? Did you go to art school? Why/Why not? I did...

Movie Pick: Party at the Drive-In with The Great Gatsby

The Grove’s new rooftop movie theater, the Level 8-Drive-In, is located atop the parking structure of L.A.’s popular shopping destination. On the last Wednesday of every month, guests can enjoy a screening of a crowd favorite while munching snacks and candy. This month’s program features The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s splashy Fitzgerald adaptation starring Leo DiCaprio. Presented by Citi in partnership with Petersen Automotive Museum and luxury car dealership O’Gara Coach, the evening is a throwback to the drive-in theaters of old. Bring your car, your appetite, and a spirit of nostalgia and enjoy the show. The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Fairfax, Wed., July 31, 8 p.m.; $25. (323) 615-2202, pacifictheatres.com/grove. The post Movie Pick: Party at the Drive-In with <i>The Great Gatsby...

Movie Pick: Party at the Drive-In with The Great Gatsby

The Grove’s new rooftop movie theater, the Level 8-Drive-In, is located atop the parking structure of L.A.’s popular shopping destination. On the last Wednesday of every month, guests can enjoy a screening of a crowd favorite while munching snacks and candy. This month’s program features The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s splashy Fitzgerald adaptation starring Leo DiCaprio. Presented by Citi in partnership with Petersen Automotive Museum and luxury car dealership O’Gara Coach, the evening is a throwback to the drive-in theaters of old. Bring your car, your appetite, and a spirit of nostalgia and enjoy the show. The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Fairfax, Wed., July 31, 8 p.m.; $25. (323) 615-2202, pacifictheatres.com/grove. The post Movie Pick: Party at the Drive-In with <i>The Great Gatsby...

A Caribbean Present Steeped in a Colonial Past

Firelei Báez, “Love that does not choose you (Collapse the rooms and structures that depend on you to hold them)” (2018), Gouache on paper (Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago) (all images by John Wilson White of Studio Picasso for the Museum of the African Diaspora) SAN FRANCISCO — Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox seeks to understand the enduring legacy of European colonialism in the Caribbean through the work of ten contemporary artists. The paradox named in the show’s title speaks to the commonality and cultural ubiquity of these materials  — the drivers of colonial slave economies in the Caribbean — and how their assimilation into contemporary society has enabled a forgetting of their primacy as cash crops of European coloniality. A further ...

Theater Pick: What if Anne Frank Had Survived the Holocaust?

In Anne, A New Play, Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter re-imagine Anne Frank’s story with an alternate path many wish we could’ve seen come true — the writer safe, alive and well living in a post-war world. After meeting a publisher interested in her story, the Holocaust survivor looks back on her years hidden away with her family during the Nazi occupation with a new, more embellished perspective that we never saw in historical accounts of her life. The novel production immerses the audience and actors into what they say feels like the same “dramatic plane,” bringing a realism and power to the show that’s been getting accolades from the theater community. Directed by Eve Brandstein, the play is produced by Tony Award-nominee Suzi Dietz and adapted for American audienc...

Theater Pick: What if Anne Frank Had Survived the Holocaust?

In Anne, A New Play, Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter re-imagine Anne Frank’s story with an alternate path many wish we could’ve seen come true — the writer safe, alive and well living in a post-war world. After meeting a publisher interested in her story, the Holocaust survivor looks back on her years hidden away with her family during the Nazi occupation with a new, more embellished perspective that we never saw in historical accounts of her life. The novel production immerses the audience and actors into what they say feels like the same “dramatic plane,” bringing a realism and power to the show that’s been getting accolades from the theater community. Directed by Eve Brandstein, the play is produced by Tony Award-nominee Suzi Dietz and adapted for American audienc...

My Favorite Album: Imperial Teen’s Will Schwartz and Lynn Truell

The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.) LYNN TRUELL: I always go to The Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin, the one with “Waitin’ For a Superman” on it. Everybody should buy that album. WILL SCHWARTZ: I’ve had favorites over the years. It’s hard to pick just one album. But if I think of the albums that really had a huge effect on me musically, The Breeders’ Pod was a huge album for me. Bjork’s Homogenic was a huge thing for me. Patti Smith’s Horses. The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers. My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless. Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? There are so many. TRUELL: Just put The Soft Bulletin. Imperial Teen plays with The Younger Lovers and DJ Javi En Rose at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 at The Echo...