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FIRST FRIDAY’S Every first friday of the month (JULY 7), the trendiest people from all over the west side flock to Venice’s popular street Abbot Kinney, which becomes host to a wide assortment of food trucks and vendors. (ALL AGES)
Starting with yoga at 5:30am, followed by a dance party, surprise performances, and free beer and breakfast foods; Daybreaker hosts an early morning celebration while raising money in collaboration with Planned Parenthood. (JULY 12 AT THE ARGYLE)
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Located at Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens on JULY 1-2 AND JULY 21-23, the night market is a large collection of Asian street food vendors, live music, art, and drinks. (ALL AGES)
Almost every night in July, Sofar Sounds hosts a secret show at one of their many locations in DTLA, Venice, Silverlake, and surrounding areas. Guests must apply for tickets online, and the exact location will be released right before the event. (ALL AGES)
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Every WEDNESDAY night at THE AIRLINER, Low End hosts a set by one of its resident DJ’s (Daddy Kev, Nobody, Gaslamp Killer, D-Styles, Nocando) along with one surprise guest. (18+)
On July 15, catch Miguel With Gabriel GarzonMontano for a free concert at the Annenberg Space for Photography. (ALL AGES)
TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Every THURSDAY night on the SANTA MONICA PIER, music fans can watch the sunset while enjoying a free concert. The July 2017 lineup includes: Marcia Griffiths (7/13), Eric Burdon & the Animals (7/20), and Miami Horror (7/27). (ALL AGES)
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Every TUESDAY night, Sound Nightclub hosts a live DJ performance, with a secret lineup which is revealed the night of. (21+)
Pride parades date all the way back to the Stonewall Riots in June of 1969, ultimately launching the gay liberation movement. Stan ding for equalit y an d human rights, pride parades take place all over the world— Los Angeles ranking among the top for its large and exceptional celebrations. In light of the current political climate, LA Pride changed things up this year. Instead of a typical parade, the #ResistMarch took place, where members of the LGBTQ community and their allies marched from Hollywood and Highland to West Hollywood to ensure a positive future.
In addition to their powerful march, LA Pride brought the vibes with an extravagant twoday festival in West Hollywood Park. Dubbed “Gaychella” by many, the festival was d e co rate d with b rillia ntly colored lights, eclectic food trucks, and a massive stage. Performing artists included Aaron Carter, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Chromeo, Young, M.A., Brandy, Erika Jayne, and Kat Dahlia to name a few. Adorned in glitter provided by the MAC station, the crowd danced under the green trees and sang loudly and proudly along to the incredible performances. The positivity was palpable in everything from witty slogans on shirts to YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous yelling “ YA A ASS queens” to the crowd. Every performer even made a point to touch on the importance of acceptance and pride. This was especially noticeable during ILOVEMAKONNEN’s set when a small fight broke out in the crowd. ILOVEMAKONNEN
BY BROOKE BIERMAN
photos by Natalie Nasr, Sam Kamerman
Rainbows and glitter illuminate the streets of West Hollywood, and lively music blares out of every bar and shop in sight. B eautif ul men and women across the gender spectrum dress in colorful attire, and genuine laughter fills the air. This is happiness. This is freedom. This is LA Pride.
“LA Pride absolutely embodied b e a u t y , good times, acceptance, a n d progressivism. “
stopped the music, deemed the fight unacceptable, and urged the aggressors to hug it out. “There is no hate here, only love,” exclaimed the rapper. Throughout the festival, the bass from the speakers flowed through every heart as the stage lights cast a divine multicolored glow over the entire park. Everyone relished in the festivities and, most importantly, celebrated their freedoms and the opportunity to be their real selves in this crazy world. LA Pride absolutely embodied beauty, good times, acceptance, and progressivism.
SPACE YACHT // QUIX DATE JUNE 20 th , 2017 FROM THE LENS OF ANASTASIA VELICESCU
SOFAR SOUNDS LA // COLD WAR KIDS DATE JUNE 23 RD, 2017 FROM THE LENS OF DAVID BENJAMIN
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tyler spangler BY JAMIE COHEN
Walking into the small Santa Monica coffee shop, Tyler Spangler blended in well with all the twenty-something surfers who regularly frequented the space. Clad in a worn out t-shirt from a surf competition he had participated in, board shorts, and a Patagonia backpack, he gave off the vibe that you would expect from a young Southern California native. However, what set Spanglerâ€™s appearance aside from the coffee
shopâ€™s other denizens was the bright, psychedelic looking sticker on his backpack. It was a design that he had created himself. Spangler is an LA based visual artist, who is widely known for his digital pieces that can be described as a combination of psychedelic, dada, and pop art. Although he is reluctant to place his art under a specific genre, Spangler admits that
he once received some feedback that seems to be the most accurate description:“ A high school yearbook on acid.”
Spangler laments the fact that many of today’s musicians, as well as digital artists, are not always accredited for their work due to free music streaming websites and unchecked social media. His main motivation for opening the venue was to provide local artists with opportunities to play for crowds of punk music fans and to be able to profit. With his feet up on the coffee shop’s leather couch, he flips through iPhone photos and reminisces about his illegal music venue. Despite its short three week lifespan, Spangler’s concert venue has left him with no shortage of stories. He laughs as he recalls the one time a fan decided to set off fireworks from the third row of a show: “It was probably the most exciting three weeks of my life.” Spangler uses his passion for music to influence his creativity as a visual artist. He admits that he never designs without listening to music, singling out the band Electric Wizard as a favorite.
Although Spangler no longer lives in Los Angeles, he considers it a place that allowed his art to really develop. “I think it really affected my work! LA is such a big and dirty place with a lot of different characters and dreamers”. But after two years of living in the city, Spangler opted for a community more like the mellow beach town that he grew up in. He now resides in Pacific Palisades, a slower-paced place where he can focus on art, surfing and raising his soon to be newborn son, along with his wife Jodi. Spangler’s next goal is to have his work recognized more publicly. While he has found success in selling his work online, he plans to expand his company and eventually move on to murals or billboards, with art that expresses environmental messages. “I’m about to have a kid and I want him to be able to surf and appreciate the ocean as much as I did growing up,” he said.
Perhaps the psychedelic nature of his art is also a reflection of his rebellion against conformity. In addition to creating art, he also started an illegal punk music venue that successfully hosted thirteen live shows before being shut down: “I didn’t expect the place to last long because of the atmosphere and culture of punk shows…but I was also extremely passionate and inspired by how many good bands were without places to play.”
In closing, when I asked about what the future will have in store for his work, Spangler shrugged and said, “asking what my next work is going to look like is like asking me what my next favorite song will be. I won’t know until I hear it.”
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Take one look at any girl’s Instagram and you’ll see the same thing: girls, all in basic tees, light-wash denim, and white Converse, with a faded photo filter. Enter Subdued, the European brand making a name for itself in the United States. The clothes in Subdued LA live up to their name. Everything is in delicate shades of pale pink, white, and gray. Look at any of the shopping assistants and you see a moving ad campaign. Leggy and rail thin, the girls here are selling more than clothes; they are selling an image.
At first it seemed to appear out of nowhere. One might walk past a Subdued storefront and not quite know they have missed something. Gaggles of girls might give it away, but that’s no matter. Painted black with minimal signage and a minimalistic interior, Subdued is for girls who know where to find it.
“The Subdued girl is someone who is young and carefree” says Haley Hoffman, a Subdued marketing intern. This carefree attitude has garnered the brand over fifteen thousand followers on Instagram— and that’s just in the United States. The majority of inspiration for the brand comes from the girls they work with, says Hoffman. “The brand loves to work with their supporters on social media and with influencers who have their own unique style and sense of self.” Pulling from social media has lead their high numbers on Instagram. “The brand loves to learn what the California lifestyle is all about and then channel that into the store’s look with their original Italian twist.” According to their website, Subdued aims “to offer our girls something special that adds that extra touch to every outfit to set it apart from run-of-the-mill mainstream fashion.” Knowing the customer’s lifestyle means understanding what they want and the kinds of clothes they want to wear, and it’s working. Subdued makes clothing that girls want to be photographed in. The brand was founded in Italy over fifteen years ago, and already has a stronghold in Europe. “The company’s plans for the future are to keep expanding stores in the US,” says Hoffman. “They also hope to add in a ‘cool Californian girl’ twist into the new stores.” Their easy, 90’s aesthetic has been a hot seller over the past year; everyone from Brandy Melville to Adidas has been looking for inspiration from the grunge era. That cool ‘Californian’ girl look has lead the brand to open its popular Santa Monica location in Los Angeles, as well as one in New York City.
BY JULIA MARZOVILLA photo by Gatsby Keyes
co-founders lindsay sunada, brooke bierman, julia marzovilla editor in chief lindsay sunada editors brooke bierman, maddy kochenderfer, julia marzovilla words brooke bierman, jamie cohen, julia marzovilla photos anastacia vilescu, david benjamin, natalie nasr, sam kamerman, matthew gatsby keyes, lindsay sunada layouts & graphic design zoĂŤ mccrum social media & creative director avery vernon-moore featured artists tyler spangler, matthew gatsby keyes models haley hoffman, alana thurman, shelby will thanks haley hoffman, shelby will, tyler spangler, space yacht, sofar sounds la, subdued, nick pugliese, jena fakrodin, alexa walters, anya milioutina, bill kochenderfer, craig sunada, bryan linares questions/submissions email@example.com Hear & There copyright 2017. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission from the publishers. The views expressed in Hear & There are not necessarily those of the contributors, editors, or publishers. Thank You.
In this issue: Cold War Kids live, an interview with graphic artist Tyler Spangler, LA Pride recap, and more..