Los Angeles – The Getty Museum’s Saturdays Off the 405 is now in full swing, with four of six concerts under their belt. The series offers an eclectic mix of free outdoor performances of bands and DJs, along with free spotlight talks and mini tours of the Getty’s galleries. The concerts are in the Museum Courtyard and begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 9:00pm.
The Getty’s next Saturdays Off the 405 features the band Poolside on September 15th. Poolside’s music has been described as “daytime disco music.” The band is composed of Filip Nikolic on lead vocals and bass, Jeffrey Paradise on electronics, drummer Jason Pipkin and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gold. The group recently independently released their first Album Pacific Standard Time, which was described by LA Weekly as "anti–dubstep: self aware and playful." Check out their video for the track “Slow Down” in the left column.
The last concert in the series is October 20th and features the dark wave music and electronic pop of Cold Cave. Led by Wesley Eisold, the music is influenced by Eisold’s time spent playing in hardcore punk bands and his interest in industrial music.
In addition to the music, the 20 minute Spotlight after Dark tours offer explorations and discussions of art with a Getty Museum educator. Tours depart at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. A cash bar is also available serving a variety of cocktails including Getty-tinis. For food visit the Garden Terrace Café., Both the café and bar will be open until 8:30 p.m.
The Getty Museum is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles. Entrance to the museum is free and parking is $10 after 5:00 p.m. For more information visit www.getty.edu.