Downtown Los Angeles

Bruce Haack was a Julliard drop out, instrument inventor and innovator in early electronic music. He made children’s records and acid-tinged concept albums with titles like Electric Lucifer and Captain Entropy. Bruce Haack changed everything.


New York City

Tinariwen perform “Chaghaybou” at our last 5 at 5 in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York. We’re exporting the series to the West Coast for the first time tomorrow at 5pm, with a special stripped down set from Lily Kershaw, Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.


Downtown Los Angeles

Purple just shared Samantha Casolari's kaleidoscopic throwback to last February's residency with L.A. Dance Project — a dreamland look at the Theatre and the show, with National guitarist Bryce Dessner’s score for choreographer Justin Peck’s “Murder Ballads” soundtracking.


Downtown Los Angeles
In observance of Go Skate Day — the holiest of our secular holidays — we’re about to make our Atelier Ace x Vans Era 59 public. They’re the much-revered, all black everything lace-up worn by Ace Downtown LA’s doormen and front desk team — our first team up with Vans, whose waffle-shaped soles have left such an indelible footprint on SoCal skate culture. Atelier Ace’s limited edition update to Vans’ iconic Era silhouette — the shoe originally designed by skate pioneers Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta in 1975, whose padded collar and grippy sole have made them the gold standard in skate footwear for decades — goes live online on June 23.

To celebrate, we’ve just dropped Noise Grind — an interactive skate game testing your ability to identify skateboard tricks by ear. Put your aural acumen to good use, and you might win the mother load — with prizes including a stay at Ace Hotel DTLA, a year’s supply of fresh Vans and cash to spend at Ace’s online shop. On Sunday June 22, we’ll be hosting a free screening of the instant skate classic Dogtown and Z-Boys at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles — RSVP now to be sure we can squeeze you in.

Downtown Los Angeles

In observance of Go Skate Day — the holiest of our secular holidays — we’re about to make our Atelier Ace x Vans Era 59 public. They’re the much-revered, all black everything lace-up worn by Ace Downtown LA’s doormen and front desk team — our first team up with Vans, whose waffle-shaped soles have left such an indelible footprint on SoCal skate culture. Atelier Ace’s limited edition update to Vans’ iconic Era silhouette — the shoe originally designed by skate pioneers Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta in 1975, whose padded collar and grippy sole have made them the gold standard in skate footwear for decades — goes live online on June 23.

To celebrate, we’ve just dropped Noise Grind — an interactive skate game testing your ability to identify skateboard tricks by ear. Put your aural acumen to good use, and you might win the mother load — with prizes including a stay at Ace Hotel DTLA, a year’s supply of fresh Vans and cash to spend at Ace’s online shop. On Sunday June 22, we’ll be hosting a free screening of the instant skate classic Dogtown and Z-Boys at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles — RSVP now to be sure we can squeeze you in.


Downtown Los Angeles
George Evelyn’s steadily approaching the silver anniversary of his Nightmares on Wax sobriquet — 25 years of beats, rhymes and life — and he’s not slowing down any time soon. We’re lucky enough to have him Upstairs tonight at Ace DTLA — going back to basics for a stripped-down DJ set.

George is a worldly guy, so we thought we’d get the skinny on some quick travel tips.


What’s the best piece of travel advise you’ve ever got?

Always go off the beaten track. The high street or the city will never give you the real taste of how people live.

What things do you never go on a trip without?

Music, books, sunglasses and swimwear.
What’s your favorite airport? 
Schipol airport, Holland.

Favorite film?
Magnolia

Plane, train or automobile? 
Plane

Downtown Los Angeles

George Evelyn’s steadily approaching the silver anniversary of his Nightmares on Wax sobriquet — 25 years of beats, rhymes and life — and he’s not slowing down any time soon. We’re lucky enough to have him Upstairs tonight at Ace DTLA — going back to basics for a stripped-down DJ set.

George is a worldly guy, so we thought we’d get the skinny on some quick travel tips.

What’s the best piece of travel advise you’ve ever got?

Always go off the beaten track. The high street or the city will never give you the real taste of how people live.

What things do you never go on a trip without?

Music, books, sunglasses and swimwear.

What’s your favorite airport?

Schipol airport, Holland.

Favorite film?

Magnolia

Plane, train or automobile? 

Plane


Fullerton, CA
We took a trip out to Burger HQ this week — to the O.C. strip mall that the Burger boys Lee and Sean call home. Within these hallowed, pungent walls, Burger Records has leveraged their prolific label into a modest punk revolution — inhabiting an all-encompassing, suburban teen dream with a special kind of stony acumen. 
The logical heir to SST’s cultish SoCal throne, Burger is, in its strange way, maybe the last label that really matters — a logo whose personality has managed to become bigger than the sum of its parts. Burger world have granted them a temporary visa to visit us Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles for the first of their monthly takeovers — this time with a DJ set by GAP DREAM, a live performance by Gabe Fulvimar and Bobby May plus visuals Grant Shumate. They gave us some Burger-y clues for what we might expect to hear:

Fullerton, CA

We took a trip out to Burger HQ this week — to the O.C. strip mall that the Burger boys Lee and Sean call home. Within these hallowed, pungent walls, Burger Records has leveraged their prolific label into a modest punk revolution — inhabiting an all-encompassing, suburban teen dream with a special kind of stony acumen. 

The logical heir to SST’s cultish SoCal throne, Burger is, in its strange way, maybe the last label that really matters — a logo whose personality has managed to become bigger than the sum of its parts. Burger world have granted them a temporary visa to visit us Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles for the first of their monthly takeovers — this time with a DJ set by GAP DREAM, a live performance by Gabe Fulvimar and Bobby May plus visuals Grant Shumate. They gave us some Burger-y clues for what we might expect to hear:


Downtown Los Angeles

Last night in LA, Swedish siren Lykke Li enchanted a sold out audience at The Theatre, and we’re still basking in the glow of her spell. We’ve been waiting months for this moment, and L.L.’s command of the space was awe-inspiring — the elegant bluster of her voice convincingly taking over every corner of the house. Think we might have fallen a little bit more in love with you, Lykke Li. Is it too soon to do it again?

Photos by Makiko Wakita.


Downtown Los Angeles
There’s some serious herstory in the making tonight, you guys. After two weeks of sitting on our hot little hands, the season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race — shot in The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown — finally goes out to the world. 
We know, we know — the wait’s been killing us, too. If you can’t hardly stand it, here’s a quick sneak peak. Get an eyeful of our beloved Theatre when RuPaul’s Drag Race Reunited airs tonight on Logo. 
Oh, and in case you hadn’t heard: the West just got a little more civilized. The best kind of baby steps, baby. 
Photo by Maggie Stoody

Downtown Los Angeles

There’s some serious herstory in the making tonight, you guys. After two weeks of sitting on our hot little hands, the season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race — shot in The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown — finally goes out to the world. 

We know, we know — the wait’s been killing us, too. If you can’t hardly stand it, here’s a quick sneak peak. Get an eyeful of our beloved Theatre when RuPaul’s Drag Race Reunited airs tonight on Logo

Oh, and in case you hadn’t heard: the West just got a little more civilized. The best kind of baby steps, baby. 

Photo by Maggie Stoody


Los Angeles

Our beloved Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles — once the Texaco building — makes a cameo in this original Superman clip. We’re guessing it’s George Reeves starring in Superman and the Mole Men.

Thanks Kev and Don for the tweet.


Los Angeles, CA 

The Avant garde filmmaker’s filmmaker, Kenneth Anger made the Thelemic masterpiece Lucifer Rising in England and Egypt over an extended period from the mid-’60s – ’70s. The Theatre, sponsored by Martin Guitar, and our pals at cinespia reunite to bring it back to the big screen tonight, with a special appearance by Los Angeles’ favorite Occult octogenarian himself. Lucky all of us. 


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