Category: LA CANVAS

The LA CANVAS Coachella Itinerary

Whether you’re opting for Coachella or Nochella, you can’t deny that driving out to Palm Springs is a good idea, especially when it’s during the biggest festival around and there’re parties every which way you turn. For those workin’ nine

Hit List: The Sunnies You Need To Cop ASAP

To be quite literal, let’s face it—festival season—with some of the best eyewear styles that have dropped this Spring 2016. There’s never just one pair of shades to pack when you hit the road to your favorite music fest because there’s never one

Foot Forward with Jagger

You’ve seen the “G’Day LA” wrapped windows across the street from the Eastern Standard Building by now, right? Soon a Downtown LA fixture, BNKR, the Australian fashion retailer housing C/MEO COLLECTIVE, Finders Keepers, Keepsake and The Fifth Label, now welcomes

The dFm’s Jesse Lee Top 5 Coachella Parties

This time of the year, everyone flocks over to the desert in hopes of good music and great parties. But if there is one person we would rely on for knowing exactly what events are worth going to, it would be

Soldout: A Q&A with Hinds

Carlotta Cosials is nothing short of a superwoman; sitting in her Madrid apartment, the lead singer of Spanish garage rockers Hinds is surrounded by a half empty bottle of rum and a bouquet of slowly decaying flowers from some admirer,

The Undercard: Your Coachella-bound Playlist

Coachella’s 2016 lineup packs a formidable punch. With bands like LCD Soundsystem, CHVRCHES, and Disclosure at the top of the bill, the most highly anticipated festival of the year lives up to its hype once again. It’s the 100+ undercard

State of the Art: Superchief LA

Downtown LA contemporary art access point Superchief has friends and fans in high places. The gallery is a year and a half into its LA residency and is already beloved by magazines, blogs, and creative figures with art-world clout. With

Editorial: Lost Daze by Photographer Hollyanne Faber

Remember those days in high school when being a loner was frowned upon? Photographer Hollyanne Faber channels that mood and marries it with the nostalgic feeling of teen rebellion in her editorial Lost Daze, which was shot on a 35mm. Styled

Fine Time: Yes, More Parties in LA

The seed for something independent was planted after Kate Stimac and Tahl Klainman noticed a void in their Los Angeles music scene while working alongside the booking and talent buying operations at venues The Echo, Echoplex and The Bootleg Theater.

Going from Day to Night with The Semi-Tropic

There aren’t many places in Los Angeles you can hang all day, enjoying coffee and a scone with fresh sweet cream in the morning and then a great beer in a seated lounge area with friends by night. Inconspicuously located

Souls Revive With Floetry Reunion At The Wiltern

Founded in 2002, Floetry was comprised of Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart. Best known for their sexy soulful slow jams best paired with an early ’00s romance movie montage scene, the two have obvious capabilities of bringing love to the club. Selling over 1.5 million

5 Must-Try Flavors at Donut Farm

Calling all sugar addicts. NorCal’s favorite vegan donut shop, Donut Farm, opened its fourth location at the Golden Plaza on Sunset Blvd. Not only are the donuts vegan but also made from 100% organic ingredients – so that bright purple donut

Soulection: The Humble Collective Putting LA on The Map

If you’ve got a SoundCloud account, chances are a Soulection artist is in your feed. For those who have been following this crew’s success, it’s hard to believe this modest assemblage of forward-thinking beatmakers, DJs and artists has already been

Record Store Day Announces Exclusive Titles For 2016

Record Store Day is back! The indie record store supporter just announced its list of exclusive titles, plus the launching of the RSD Disney Cruiser Turntable, The Smart Studios Story as the official film for 2016, the first re-recordings of iconic

Maradentro Brings Their Seaside-Style Mexican Food West

Most of LA’s best Mexican food comes by way of truck or street stand. Think Echo Park’s Quesadilla queen with her blue corn. On the other end of the economical and authenticity spectrum, we also have a burgeoning scene of

Kendrick Lamar Blesses Us With Surprise Mini Album “untitled unmastered”

Completely unexpected and utterly well-received (we’re not complaining!) Kendrick Lamar’s mini album,untitled unmastered, is the perfect follow-up to How to Pimp a Butterfly. Yup, we wanted more and Lamar simply came through. The 8-song album is the studio version of songs that Lamar performed on

Experience Kilo Kish & Her “Existential Crisis Hour”

Alongside books by Georgia O’ Keefe and Mark Rothko, Kilo Kish sits taking eggs to the face and Fruitloops to the forehead. The multidisciplinary artist and neo-soul musician just released the video for her track “Existensial Crisis Hour,” and it’s serving

Hate to See You Go: LA CANVAS’ 2015 in Review

We love all the excitement surrounding the New Year (did someone say party-hopping?!) but we’re not ready to say goodbye to 2015 just yet. The border between December and January should indeed filled with high hopes for the future, but also

Listen Up: Your Alt Holiday Playlist is Here

Known for her innate love of music, fashion and international culture, our gal DJ/producer Val Fleury is back with a new one-hour Fall/Winter mix. Having just wrapped a month long tour alongside disco-pop darling Gavin Turek (who delivers the welcoming introduction) to the premiere of this

Halloweekend Recap: El Jimador Art Brawl

The already ridiculous number of things going on at any given time in LA makes an exponential spike on a holiday. Yep, the city sure does love any excuse to celebrate. We confess that our favorite activity after a big party-day

Behind the Lens with Chris and Sarah Rhoads

When you envision your soul mate, you might imagine someone with similar tastes— you know,  in humor, lifestyle, hobbies, etc. But Chris and Sarah Rhoads’ common ground is not just a keen eye, it’s their wildly successful photography careers. As

Interview: YACHT on Siri, Taylor Swift, and the Dystopian Future

  It’s been four years since the release of 2011’s Shangri-La, and in that time, LA-based performance artists Jona Bechtolt and Claire Evans, better known as the avant-garde band YACHT (an acronym for Young Americans Challenging Higher Technology), have been busy

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