Live Music and DJ Sets at the Hammer Museum
Free, Outdoor and All-Ages
Thursdays in July
Los Angeles, CA (June 14, 2016) – KCRW and the Hammer Museum once again partner this July to present four Thursday nights of live bands and DJ sets as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights series. Free and open to the public, this year’s series, Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A. features live concerts from noteworthy Los Angeles musicians, and sets from KCRW DJs, in the Hammer Museum’s lively courtyard.
The series kicks off on Thursday, July 7 with a DJ set from Los Angeles duo Poolside (né Filip Nikolic & Jeffrey Paradise). After a releasing a steady stream of buzzworthy tracks online, including a brilliant reinvention of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” the duo hunkered down in their poolside studio (literally) and cranked out, Pacific Standard Time one of the most casually blissed-out, fully realized debuts in recent memory. Producer, arranger, composer, musician, radio host, and DJ Carlos Niño & Friends also perform and KCRW’s Aaron Byrd launches the evening with his own DJ set.
On Thursday, July 14, LA-based Stones Throw Records, celebrates their 20th anniversary with a headlining set from record label founder/DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, recently named one of LA Weekly’s top 20 DJ’s. Whether it’s a private dinner party for the Clintons, a string of dates with the Beastie Boys, or a 12 hour Boiler Room set, he is always at home behind the turntables. Wolf, who has also discovered Mayer Hawthorne, Madlib and Anderson .Paak, taps label-mate Mndsgn to perform tracks off of his debut album Yawn Zen. Concertgoers will also be treated to an opening set from KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer.
On Thursday, July 21, LA-based / Tijuana-raised Ceci Bastida brings her blend of Latin, electronica, rock, hip-hop, and social commentary to the stage. She was nominated for a Latin Grammy for her 2011 release Veo La Marea (I See the Tide), which featured guests Diplo, Rye Rye, Niña Dioz, and Tim Armstrong. Her latest solo album, La Edad de la Violencia (The Age of Violence) includes songs influenced by the rise of everyday violence in the US and Mexico. KCRW’s Anthony Valadez starts off the evening with a DJ set. More artists to be announced.
The series closes on Thursday, July 28, with Young Art Presents TOKiMONSTA featuring vocalist Ambré and additional special guests. Known for her unique take on electronic, hip-hop, and dance music, TOKiMONSTA will be joined by vocalist Ambré and other surprise guests from her imprint Young Art Records. Launched in 2014 with the release of TOKiMONTSA’s album Desiderium, Young Art was created to provide a home for her work, and to help nurture the creative output of artists she believes in. Young Art’s releases include TOKI’s collaborations with breakout artist Anderson .Paak as well as Montreal producer CRi’s Tell Her EP. The electrifying evening starts off with a DJ set by KCRW’s Travis Holcombe.
Happy hour with food and cash bar starts at 6:30 p.m., KCRW DJ sets start at 7:30 p.m., and live music starts at 8:15 p.m. The museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9 p.m. so guests can enjoy the Hammer’s museum-wide exhibition Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, the third iteration of the biennial exhibition of emerging art from Los Angeles. Made in L.A. focuses exclusively on artists from the L.A. region with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists. The Los Angeles biennial presents new bodies of work, newly commissioned works from emerging artists, and condensed surveys. Ranging from painting and sculpture to film and video, large- and small-scale installation, and performances, to name a few, the biennial gives a snapshot of current practices coming out of Los Angeles, one of the most active and energetic art communities in the world.
Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A. is sponsored by IKEA Burbank, with additional support provided by The Giving Keys and Tsingtao. Media sponsorship is provided by LA Weekly.
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KCRW and the Hammer Museum present Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A., four free nights of live concerts by Los Angeles musicians in the Hammer’s courtyard. The museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9 p.m. so guests can enjoy Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, the third iteration of the Hammer’s biennial exhibition of emerging art from Los Angeles. #disappearhere
Doors at 6:30 PM, Music at 7:30 PM
Thursday, July 7th
Featuring Poolside + Carlos Niño & Friends + KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd
Thursday, July 14th
Stones Throw Records – 20th Anniversary Celebration
Featuring Peanut Butter Wolf + Mndsgn + KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer
Thursday, July 21st
Featuring Ceci Bastida + TBA + KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez
Thursday, July 28th
Young Art Presents
Featuring TOKiMONSTA with vocalist Ambré and additional special guests + KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
Convenient parking is available under the museum for a $6 flat rate after 6PM. Parking for visitors with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3. In the event that the museum parking garage is full, use this map for additional parking options. Bicycles park free.
It’s also easy to reach the Hammer by public transportation. The 20/720 buses and Santa Monica and Culver City Bus Lines all stop within one block of the museum. You can also take the Metro Expo Line to Westwood/Rancho Park and transfer to the northbound 8 bus, which stops just outside the museum.
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The Hammer Museum at UCLA offers exhibitions and collections that span classic to contemporary art, as well as programs that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas. Through a wide-ranging, international exhibition program and the biennial, Made in L.A., the Hammer highlights contemporary art since the 1960s, especially the work of emerging and under recognized artists. The exhibitions, permanent collections, and nearly 300 public programs annually—including film screenings, lectures, symposia, readings, music performances, and workshops for families—are all free to the public.
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