a highly-opinionated selection of things happening around town, and sometimes out of town. this month's page here.
fri. dec. 1 true widow @ resident wed. dec. 13 keith & tex, ken parker @ dub club @ echoplex silent running (w/ q&a) @ laemmle fine arts fri. dec. 15 thee oh sees, ty segall @ teragram nihilist film festival 8 PM @ epfc numb.er FREE @ monty bar sat. dec. 16 the murder of fred hampton 5 PM @ 2936 w. 8th st. thee oh sees @ teragram thu. dec. 21 an evening with don hertzfeldt @ lacma fri. dec. 22 a christmas story MIDNIGHT @ nuart sat. dec. 30 danger: diabolik MIDNIGHT @ new beverly sat. jan. 13 mary lattimore, dollar band FREE (6 PM) @ permanent recs echo park fri. jan. 19 julie byrne @ zebulon lucas fitzsimons @ the love song bar sat. jan. 27 dead meadow, morgan delt, frankie and the witch fingers FREE (starts early) @ night on broadway @ orpheum fri. feb. 16 mary timony plays helium @ troubadour mon. feb. 26 rogue squares, thurston moore group @ zebulon sun. mar. 4 earthless @ teragram WHAT IT IS: THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON On December 4, 1969 the Chicago Police in coordination with the FBI assassinated the 21 year-old Black Panther and movement leader Fred Hampton. Fred had worked tirelessly to build the Black Panther Party, spread Marxism as the central ideology of the movement, and unite the entire organized working class in the Rainbow Coalition, among many other achievements. His work was deemed so threatening to the ruling establishment that he became a top target of the notorious COINTELPRO operation led by J. Edgar Hoover. In spite of his murder his legacy has lived on among the countless organizers inspired by his example. Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a film screening and discussion on Hampton's legacy and how we can take the lessons of the past into the movements of today.