Over the Weekend: Doves Live at Wiltern, Operation Bombshell, Vampyrically Speaking, DJ Jesse Saunders at Incognito
Two very odd things happened over the weekend: First, Angels and Demons somehow managed to beat Star Trek at the box office (we think it's a conspiracy), and second, two of our writers, Chris Hardwick and Alexia Tsotsis, each broke a toe on Saturday (the same toe, even... also a conspiracy). Don't believe us? Check out the Twitter play-by-play from #brokentoesaturday by following @nerdist and @alexiatsotsis.
For those of us that didn't spend the weekend in the ER, there was plenty of music, art, and even a little tassel twirling to enjoy. Read on for what we did and who we saw...
|Doves live at the Wiltern|
Twenty-five years ago, Jesse Saunders' seminal dance single "On & On" was released through his own Jes-Say Records, ushering in a style of dance music called house that would go on to dominate dance charts for the ensuing decades. "On & On" might not necessarily be the birth of house, after all, Saunders and his Chicago cohorts were already established DJs by the time of the single's release. However, the 12" did alter the way DJs approached their work. Now, DJs weren't solely meant to push dance cuts, they could make their own too. To celebrate this milestone, house legend Saunders kicked off a not-so-ordinary tour on May 16 at Incognito in L.A. Read more in Liz Ohanesian's article, "House Nation: Jesse Saunders Celebrates 25 Years of Four-on-the-Floor at Incognito."
Liz Ohanesian House Legend Jesse Saunders at Incognito, 5/15/09
|"Scarlotta" by Dienzo|