Saturday, June 30, 2012

June photos from the Huntington

Not much in photos this month with one major exception, my visit to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

N8 | Rose Garden

N8 | Reverse focus

N8| Rose garden walkway

N8 | Pagoda at the Chinese Garden

N8 | pond at the Japanese Garden

N8 | Banzai tree

N8 | More banzai trees

N8 | Steps at the Japanese Garden

N8 | Overlooking the bridge at the Japanese garden

N8 | Koi pond

N8 | Entrance to the bamboo forest

N8 | Purple flora

N8 | Yellow Flora

N8 | Wildlife at the ponds

This place was so big, I was too exhausted from walking around to see everything.  I missed 2/5 of the outdoor gardens and everything indoors.  Thus I have goals for my next visit.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

8bitweapon + ComputeHer at Amoeba Records

N8 | Michelle Sternberger and Seth Sternberger of ComputeHer and 8 Bit Weapon

I managed to catch a joint set from 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer at Amoeba Records before heading out to Echo Park to see Art vs Science.  The played a groovy and geeky 8 bit set from their soundtrack for "The Art of Video Games" at the Smithsonian.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Phantom Planet at The Satellite

N8 | Phantom Planet

I caught word of a can't miss secret show at The Satellite for Monday June 4.  I decided to skip my normal gaming night to check this out.  The band turned out to be Phantom Planet.  I never heard of them :(  This was their first show in a few years.  They played some good tunes.  I also got to meet Brie Larson, who really enjoyed their set.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Art vs Science at the Echo

In the fall of 2011, I went to see Art Brut at The Satellite.  The Australian electronic band Art vs Science opened for them and blew me away. I anxiously awaited their return to Los Angeles.

N8 | Art vs Science

One strange thing about The Echo is how many taco joints are nearby.  Even the Vietnamese restaurant I had dinner at served tacos.

N8 | Art vs Science played a high energy and fun set that was much too short.

N8 | Parlez-Vous Francais?

Be sure to check to check out my full gallery from the show.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

The Cult at Jimmy Kimmel Live

One day after Rammstein, I went over to Jimmy Kimmel Live to see the Cult.  After standing all night for Rammstein and another 3 hours for The Cult, my feet were in massive pain.

N8 | The Cult - Love Removal Machine

While the video quality is still great on my Nokia N8, the audio really suffered here.  Really looking forward to upgrading to the Nokia 808 Pureview.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Rammstein at the Honda Center of Anaheim

A couple of photos from Rammstein's stop in Southern California at the Honda Center of Anaheim for their Made in Germany tour. 

N8 | I love this set design

N8 | Sparks fly for Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen

N8 | Masks with flamethrowers attached for Feuer Frei!

N8 | Performing on the second stage

N8 | Red, white and blue confetti during Amerika

N8 | The fire wings of Engel

N8 | Cleanup after the foam bath of Pussy

This was a great show.  Every song had a crazy stunt.  I'm glad they brought back some old tunes like Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen, Buck Dich and Mein Herz Brennt. I was especially glad to see Amerika for the first time.  Only drawback from this show was the weak crowd. 

I did shoot a couple of videos, but the audio quality was just horrible.  I think my N8's mics might be blown out.  A simple search on youtube for "Rammstein live 2012" will net some great results.