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
God is in the house.
His reputation and mustache precede him. Nick Cave brings his Bad Seeds to The Theatre at Ace Hotel July 12 — burning down the house with his recent masterpiece Push The Sky Away. We’re losing our minds over here at the chance to host one of music’s most respected elder statesmen — because fortunately in Cave’s case, respected isn’t the same as respectful. 
Tickets hit the street Friday May 9, but lucky for us, we’ve got a special pre-sale code for our friends to make sure we all get to share the experience.
Pre-sale starts today at 10am. Use the code SKYAWAY.
Photo by Andrew Whitton. Theatre sponsored by Martin Guitar.

Downtown Los Angeles

God is in the house.

His reputation and mustache precede him. Nick Cave brings his Bad Seeds to The Theatre at Ace Hotel July 12 — burning down the house with his recent masterpiece Push The Sky Away. We’re losing our minds over here at the chance to host one of music’s most respected elder statesmen — because fortunately in Cave’s case, respected isn’t the same as respectful. 

Tickets hit the street Friday May 9, but lucky for us, we’ve got a special pre-sale code for our friends to make sure we all get to share the experience.

Pre-sale starts today at 10am. Use the code SKYAWAY.

Photo by Andrew Whitton. Theatre sponsored by Martin Guitar.


Los Angeles / London / New York / Palm Springs
Pride is coming. And everyone is invited. This year we’re tickled all colors of the rainbow that JD Samson is teaming with us to pop the pride parties for our locals in LA / LDN / NYC / PSP. JD’s been a pardner to Ace here for a hot minute, and it’s with worlds of pleasure that we work together again. The cherry on top: JD went out and made a special mixtape for our aural delight. Participate. Be active. Let’s be out and let’s do this. #everyonespride

Los Angeles / London / New York / Palm Springs

Pride is coming. And everyone is invited. This year we’re tickled all colors of the rainbow that JD Samson is teaming with us to pop the pride parties for our locals in LA / LDN / NYC / PSP. JD’s been a pardner to Ace here for a hot minute, and it’s with worlds of pleasure that we work together again. The cherry on top: JD went out and made a special mixtape for our aural delight. Participate. Be active. Let’s be out and let’s do this. #everyonespride


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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.


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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. 


Downtown Los Angeles

Photographs by Austrian-born LA filmmaker and photographer Matthias Königswieser, whose first solo exhibition, Chiaroscuro, is up now at Ace Hotel Downtown LA. 


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Cher at age thirteen — arrested for “borrowing” her mom’s car.

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Cher at age thirteen — arrested for “borrowing” her mom’s car.


Downtown LA
The late, great Mike Kelley may have entered our world in the Midwest, but he was truly a child of Los Angeles. Featuring over 200 pieces, the broad, eponymous retrospective of Kelley’s work that’s been touring over the last year finally comes home this week — filling the whole of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with filthy felt beginning tomorrow through July 28. 

Downtown LA

The late, great Mike Kelley may have entered our world in the Midwest, but he was truly a child of Los Angeles. Featuring over 200 pieces, the broad, eponymous retrospective of Kelley’s work that’s been touring over the last year finally comes home this week — filling the whole of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA with filthy felt beginning tomorrow through July 28. 


Los Angeles, CA

The inaugural issue of Ren Quarterlya court-side compendium from editor Ben Taylor and creative director Davor Krvavac focused on Basketball in L.A. and beyond — hits the stands any minute now.

You can pre-order your very own today.


Downtown LA
The gesamtkunstwerk is alive and thriving. LA Chapter’s Exquisite Surfaces x Commune tiles honor the Viennese secession and issue a loving send-up to the Modernists who forever altered Los Angeles in the ‘20s. They function as angle-driven visual consorts rather than adornments, suggesting you follow their broken lines from the restaurant’s floor, across its walls to the ceiling and back down again. Like petroglyphs from a history that’s yet to be written.  

Downtown LA

The gesamtkunstwerk is alive and thriving. LA Chapter’s Exquisite Surfaces x Commune tiles honor the Viennese secession and issue a loving send-up to the Modernists who forever altered Los Angeles in the ‘20s. They function as angle-driven visual consorts rather than adornments, suggesting you follow their broken lines from the restaurant’s floor, across its walls to the ceiling and back down again. Like petroglyphs from a history that’s yet to be written.  


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