K.Flay plays the Echo this Saturday

Bay Area indie hip-hop artist K.Flay will perform at the Echo this Saturday, October 3rd.

K.Flay has become one of indie hip-hop’s most intriguing underground artists. She’s been profiled/featured by everyone from Rolling Stone and the NY Times to Elle among many many others (Now LA Snark!.) She started writing and performing while pursuing a double major at Stanford University in the mid-2000’s and quickly garnered a lot of buzz with local hip-hop shows and a string of EPs, mixtapes and singles.

Her last EP, What If It is, was released on RCA Records. For Life As A Dog, K.Flay took her career back into her own hands and fully funded the record via a Pledge Music campaign in the matter of days. The record debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and #14 on the Rap Chart. She just wrapped a summer of shows and is heading out on the road again this fall.

Also appearing: Night Riots, The Black & The White

Tickets here.

KCRW’s Halloween Masquerade 2014 – Saturday, 9/25


KCRW is bringing their annual Halloween Masquerade Ball back to the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel on Saturday, September 25th and new acts have just been added.

The Masquerade will feature DJ sets by Bonobo, Les Sins, Chris Malinchak and 13 KCRW DJs including Music Director Jason Bentley.

There will also be live performances by Tom Vek, Hollie Cook, Fool’s Gold, Noah and the Megafauna as well as acts by Harlow Gold’s vintage burlesque review Blind Tiger, avang-garde circus performers Lucent Dossier and The Bella-Donnas. There will be food trucks and a costume contest.

I went in 2010 and it was super fun. People were hanging out in bath tubs. You should go.

Tickets on sale now at:

LA area’s largest outdoor yoga gathering – 9/21 at the Terranea Resort

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I just learned that September is National Yoga Awareness Month (you were probably already aware, so savvy.) Well, the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes (a city I have still not been to for some reason) will host again, as stated in the title, the largest outdoor yoga gathering in the Los Angeles area.

Open to the public, the free yoga event begins Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. with an outdoor wellness marketplace. For those wanting to arrive early and unwind at The Spa, Terranea is providing a discounted $45 day pass, allowing guests to relax by the pool and access additional spa amenities.

The feature event, a special sunset yoga class, will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Terranea’s 16,000-square-foot oceanfront Palos Verdes Meadows. The complimentary one hour class, led by Terranea’s fitness gurus, will emphasize the most current yoga moves and techniques. Seasoned yogis and beginners alike are invited to participate. It is recommended that attendees bring a yoga mat.

Participants will receive a goody bag featuring a variety of products and special offers and be eligible for a drawing to win one of several prizes, including an overnight stay at Terranea Resort with 60-minute spa treatment, valued at $700.


“Born in Blue” Exhibition Celebrates 75 Years of Blue Note Records

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Celebrate iconic jazz record label Blue Note’s 75th anniversary at the “Born in Blue” exhibition at Sonos Studio. The exhibition opening will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 7-10pm with a performance by Robert Glasper and special guest.

LA Snark readers are invited to the opening and must RSVP here to attend.

“Born in Blue” will be open to the public September 10 to October 24, Wed.-Sun., 12-6pm, for guests to check out the exhibition, enjoy a cup of joe from the gourmet coffee bar, and check out a skateboard from the skateboard lending library. Your readers may RSVP for the opening event HERE.

“Born in Blue” explores the 75 year history of the storied jazz label Blue Note Records. In a reimagined record shop with modern touches you can check out historic artifacts from the Blue Note archives; watch dynamic artist performances, including Robert Glasper on opening night; and take yourself back in time through an interactive installation that explores the full history of jazz. Displayed throughout the exhibition is iconic Blue Note imagery reinterpreted by high-profile graphic artists including Big Active, Osk Studio, Phil Bicker and Shadrach Lindo.