This week PopCult congratulates our buddy and fantastic local artist, Glen Brogan, as he has his first solo art show in Los Angeles.
Our pal Glen, who did the large mural on the side of the Bluegrass Kitchen as well as the Charleston postcard style Streetworks sign, has an opening tonight at Gallery 1988 (East), at 7021 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. His show of new works opens tonight from 7 to 10 PM and runs through June 22.
In addition to having a beautiful animation-inspired style that straddles the world of fine art and cartooning, Glen is also a heck of a nice guy and it’s great to see him achieve such a high level of success in the international art world. His upbeat, positive view of pop culture is a refreshing ray of optimism in a world that too often turns to dark themes. Glen’s stuff always puts a smile on your face.
So congrats to Glen and if you’re one of the PopCult readers in the L.A. area, head over to Gallery 1988 (East) and check out Glen’s cool exhibit.
The guy your PopCulteer hangs out with at Dr. Sketchy’s is now a full-fledged L.A. Artist, and to think, we can say we knew him when…
The No Pants Players Reach Out to Help Where The Wind Comes Sweepin’ Down The Plain
Forgive me for the headline, and head down to St. Albans for this very worthwhile benefit. The No Pants Players raise money to help victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes and put on an all-ages comedy show to do it. The details are right here…
That’s Saturday, starting at 8 PM. Admission is $12. From their events page, “The No Pants Players are calling on their fans to help those who lost everything in Oklahoma during the recent tornado disaster. We are working in conjunction with The American Red Cross, and 100% of the proceeds from tickets sales are going to Oklahoma!”
Stuff To Do.
The big music event in town tonight is our old buddies, Radio Free Charleston faves, Mother Nang, at the Empty Glass, starting at 11 PM. The cover charge is the usual $5/$7 EG sliding fee, and Beckley’s Motion Theater is also on the bill. The RFC camera crew will be on hand to document the evening.
Of course that’s not all there is in town tonight. Free music includes Himes and Allen at Taylor Books at 7:30 PM, Blue Million at Bruno’s on Leon Sullivan Way at 9 PM, Renegade Mary at Smiley’s Lounge in St. Albans at 9 PM and the Apres Songwriter Stage at Charleston’s Daily Cup from 6 PM until 9, featuring Jeff Ellis, Casey Lutz, Roger Rablais and more.
Music with a cover charge tonight sees InFormation, Beggars Clan and Meet Me At The Matinee at The Sound Factory at 10 PM for five bucks, The Vandal Band at The Boulevard Tavern at 10 PM for five dollars and Red Lights with Snakebox at Sam’s Uptown Cafe at 10 PM for a fiver.
Matt Lindsay will perform, sans cover, at Taylor Books at 7:30 PM. Hybrid Soul Project will be at The Boulevard Tavern at 10 PM for a five dollar cover charge. No Pretty Pictures, Blue Ring and South Paw will perform at Sam’s Uptown Cafe at 10 PM for five bucks. Over at The Empty Glass, it’s Whiskers and Beer night, with an eight-dollar cover, discounted to five dollars for any guy (or girl) with facial hair. The music is The Living Deads and The Big Bad, so you know all the hirsute music lovers will be out for that one.
That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Things are back on track in PopCult’s computer farm, so next week all our regular features and Radio Free Charleston return. Did anyone catch the Andy Prieboy reference in our headline?