Copresented with KCRW 89.9FM
Happy hour 6:30 p.m.
Music 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Hammer’s summer exhibitions with four nights of free live concerts and KCRW DJs in the museum’s courtyard. Galleries open until 9 p.m. Cash bar and food trucks (Border Grill, Kogi BBQ, and The Pudding Truck).
Grace Mitchell is a force to be reckoned with. At only 19 years old she has already made a name for herself in the industry as a genre bender from her hit “NOLO and now her smash single “Cali God.” After she performed on the international Apple Music Festival opening for The Weeknd, CMJ, SXSW, Austin City Limits, and Bonnaroo, performed with JoyWave & St. Lucia on tour, and had “Jitter” crowned “World Record” by Zane Lowe, she continued to dominate with her critically acclaimed RACEDAY EP. She recently returned with her viral anti-establishment song “Kids (Ain’t All Right),” critically acclaimed track “NOW," and opened for Carol King at the Los Angeles LGBT Center for their annual “An Evening with Women” Gala. Portland-raised Mitchell signed to Republic Records in 2013, and officially entered the race with her cover of “Maneater,” which appeared on the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Her debut EP, Design, got the blogs buzzing in 2014 which included fan favorite “Broken Over You.” Grace recently made her Coachella debut performance this year and already has confirmed performances at Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Hangout Fest, and more.
In her own words she says: “My name is Grace. My music is loud. I like everything, and my music does too.”
WARGIRL plays "third world garage pop". The band are all natives to L.A. and Long Beach with exception of their Ecuadorian percussionist. Their sound is based around percussion with essentially two drummers. This makes for danceable, jammy grooves firmly rooted in Latin music and Afrobeat, with nods to later Clash, The Upsetters and hopefully some Sade.
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.
The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.