For the past 3 months, I've been working on a half hour music show for Lexus called "Lexus: Music Uncovered" airing on CBS. We've been running around LA finding the best up and coming bands, and some of the coolest venues they are playing in (like Ham & Eggs Tavern as pictured). Not only have I met some gifted (and nice!!) musicians like The Ceremonies, The Royal Concept, and Run River North, but I've also had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing photographer Brantley Gutierrez who has photographed the likes of U2, Paul McCartney, Rhianna, Arcade Fire and countless others. I also had a chance to visit Project Gallery where Serj Tankian's interactive art exhibit DISARMING TIME and the new app "Eye for Sound" came together in one of the most unique art-meets-music experiences. I feel so lucky to have met such phenomenal and talented people who remind me why Los Angeles is one of the greatest cities in which to live...we're constantly surrounded by creativity here and what could be more inspiring?
You can check out our labor of love Lexus: Music Uncovered this Saturday, January 25th. Local listings are below:
NEW YORK (WCBS) 1/25 SAT 1135pm
LOS ANGELES (KCBS) 1/25 SAT 430pm
CHICAGO (WBBM) 1/26 SUN 1030am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW) 1/26 SUN 1130am
DALLAS (KTVT) 1/25 SAT 5pm
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) 1/25 SAT 5pm
BOSTON (WBZ) 1/25 SAT 7pm
WASH DC (WUSA) 1/25 SAT 7pm
HOUSTON (KHOU) 1/25 SAT 5pm
MIAMI (WFOR) 1/25 SAT 7pm
Welcome to my blog “About Town” where I scour Los Angeles on a weekly basis to find fun things to do, see, eat, buy, and blog about.
So, why did I start this blog?
There are some things I’m not so great at…dieting, for example, or gardening sadly enough. But what I’ve found to be VERY good at is continually finding exciting new things to do, see, eat, and buy in LA. (The fact that I moved from Hastings, Nebraska to the big city a few years back might explain why I was aching for entertainment!)
Since Los Angeles is a melting pot of people, dining, activities and art, why not start a dialogue for those of you who have similar taste and passions!
Here are things I love and plan to share:
Wine – Why can’t every hour be a happy hour? Yeah, I’m a wino.
Food/Restaurants - Did I mention I was a terrible dieter? Welcome all foodies!
Art exhibits – From LACMA to pop-ups in Silver Lake, eye candy is abound.
Culture - No shortage of that in LA
Music – Love it all! Let’s check out Coachella, Dudamel, Jazz on the Terrace, Concerts on the Pier and more!
Fashion – Fashion week? Let’s go! Sale? I’m in.
Museums - So many Picassos so little time
Travel - SoCal, NorCal, photography trips with my father across the US, and international explorations!
You get the idea. Are you in? Ready to hit the town? Then here we go…
Erica Olsen loves running "about town" In LA and all over the world finding cool restaurants, shops, events, exhibits & more!