LA folks: Amazing Dangerous Minds party Friday night, Masonic Temple

The Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles

Richard Metzger and Tara McGinley of Dangerous Minds have cooked up an incredible event taking place this Friday night in Los Angeles, timed to coincide with the occasion of the SXSW music, film and interactive festival/convention. Richard writes:

The fine people at Mastercard PayPass® and Google Wallet have teamed up with Cool Hunting and Dangerous Minds to bring a little of what’s cooking in Austin to you, the Dangeorus Minds reader. And they’re going to feed you and treat you to an open bar.

This Friday night, March 16th, at the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywoord Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, you can catch a big-screen simulcast of the Sub Pop Records showcase, live from Red 7 in Austin. featuring Niki & the Dove, THEESatisfaction and South Africa’s exciting Spoek Mathambo

The Los Angeles event will be MC’d by “America’s Funnyman” Neil Hamburger and DJs that evening will include Chris Holmes, Elijah Wood, Brie Larson and TURQUOISE WISDOM.

Food will be served by Grill Em All and Mandoline Grill with sweet deserts from Coolhaus.

If you are reading Boing Boing, you need to go. Man, Spoek Mathambo alone is worth it—below, his "Control."


  1. will be MC’d by “America’s Funnyman” Neil Hamburger

    That right there is a reason to attend.

  2. Its hard to square this

    The fine people at Mastercard PayPass® and Google Wallet have teamed up with Cool Hunting and Dangerous Minds

    with the impression I’ve received about Dangerous Minds here on Boing Boing. but i guess i’m just old or cynical or both.

    1. I had a similar feeling of uneasiness, and I’m a strapping young lad brimming with optimism. The plugs jarred me, and then the fact that Neil Hamburger was emceeing a non-Brylcreem® sponsored event confused me even more. Has America’s Funnyman become America’s Funnyman®? Or will he let loose with some of his patented crowd pleasers that have gotten him pelted with boos and sometimes heavier objects and risk the wrath of the credit card companies that have undoubtedly got him by his short and curlies?

    2. Sure, there is a good argument to be made that one should never take corporate money. But Richard Metzger has a history of taking money from the corps, then using it to do truly subversive things. It’s kind of like he’s pranking them.

  3. Ok, I’m gonna just go ahead and say it:

    I think Spoek Mathambo’s “Control” is even better than the original.

    I hate high-concept videos like that though.  They really just detract from appreciating the music.

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