Rap Quotes by Jay Shells ~ April 25th

Rap Quotes by Jay Shells ~ April 25th


Gallery1988 will host the first Rap Signs show from NY artist Jay Shells. Jay’s street art has been featured here on L.A. TACO, The Huffington Post, Complex, Vice, in the LA Times, by the Associated Press and hundred of other artists, confirming the appeal of location-specific installations at the intersection of hip-hop and street art cultures.

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The Greatest of Them All ~ April 26th

The Greatest of Them All ~ April 26th


Alexander the Great, contributing photographer for L.A. Taco, has put together a one night only show that will display the work of some of the city’s best graffiti artists as well as the photographers who capture their work and the urban environment of Los Angeles.

There will be  live art, the unveiling of a new mural from the LODcrew, vendors, food, and a DJ. It all goes down on Saturday, April…

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Tune of the Day: Mocos by Depakote

Tune of the Day: Mocos by Depakote

If you like your experimental instrumental hip-hop slow, trippy, and free to download, this is the album for you. Straight outta Garden Grove comes Depakote, AKA Erik Lopez. He takes the sounds from your stoner uncle’s record player and makes them come alive in new and twisted ways, building up a groove almost subliminally before letting it all fall apart again… You can download the complete…

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Preview: Juxtapoz Psychedelic Book Release Party ~ April 26th at The Well

Preview: Juxtapoz Psychedelic Book Release Party ~ April 26th at The Well


Juxtapoz has an amazing new book, focusing on psychedelic art and the opening reception and exhibition will be in Los Angeles, specifically at The Well (1006 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90015) from 7p – midnight this Saturday (April 26th) night! Preview some of the images from the book and from the exhibition below…


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Real Noir ~ LAPD Photo Archives

Real Noir ~ LAPD Photo Archives


Gallerist Robin Blackman and her husband, LAPD Reserve officer have spent the last thirteen years combing through the LAPD photo archives looking for gems in a collection of crime scenes, mug shots, and other on-the-job photographs and negatives that were due to be destroyed. The result is a collection of about 50 images that will be made into prints and sold at this weekend’s Paris Photo LA.…

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Remember Your Roots w/ Rootcheck Vol. 4 - GTA Style Anaheim Chase W/ Arbe Kog / SUMEN / Betue

Remember Your Roots w/ Rootcheck Vol. 4 – GTA Style Anaheim Chase W/ Arbe Kog / SUMEN / Betue

@Rootcheck – Remember Your Roots @LAtaco / Vol.4


At first the plan was to cram the story of that night in, but some history of Anaheim came up in the archives, small detour.

If you want to skip all that and jump straight into what happened that night, look for the BOLD SENTENCE as a jump off.

Isek LTS and Arby KOG some time around 98.

Isek LTS and Arby KOG some time around 98.

Back in the day…

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Mahfood Taco ~ Jim Mahfood Gets Down at Grand Park

Follow Jim Mahfood aka Foodone as he creates a painting he donated during the LA Taco event held on April 5th 2014 in Grand Park, Downtown Los Angeles.

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A fine day was had by all at Grand Park on April 5th for Taco Madness Presented by Groupon, the culmination of our month-long bracket style tournament to determine the LA’s favorite taco of 2014. The sun was hot, the lines were long, and the micheladas were flowing. As many as 5,000 people filled the park all day long and enjoyed tacos, music, and art. The winner of the online vote was El Coraloense, an inventive seafood spot featuring ceviches, tacos and more in two locations in Downey and Bell Gardens. Above, brother and sister team Leo and Natalie Curie pick up their award on stage as artist Mear One paints in the background. Photos by Erwin Recinos.

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We also had a judge’s panel that included some of LA’s biggest eaters and Mexican food experts, who were faced with the daunting task of trying all 11 delicious tacos and coming up with a winner. In the end, it was a virtual landslide for Carnitas El Momo, another family-owned business which features a brother and sister. El Momo has two locations, one near LACC and one in South Los Angeles and (for now) is only open on weekends.

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Some of our favorite artists turned out to paint live in the park, including Boyle Heights legend Defer, above.


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The artist CALDER created an incredible tableaux out of cardboard, and invited the public to don masks he made onsite.

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Our friends from Hit+Run did live screenprinting and were busy from open until sunset.


Recap: Taco Madness Presented by Groupon A fine day was had by all at Grand Park on April 5th for Taco Madness Presented by Groupon…


Tijuana dark wavy tribaleros LOS MACUANOS are playing at La Cita tonight. Watch this classic if your not properly convinced.

Tacología ~ Ricky’s Fish Tacos

Our friends from Mexico City, WANZ.TV, recently toured California looking for interesting subjects, including the best taqueros in Los Angeles.