• /the-shot-blog/experience-who-shot-rock-roll-live-again

    It seems like our very first concert series, Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live, just ended though it's actually been several months since the free summer event concluded in August. We had such a great time working with our partner KCRW to put on these shows for the Los Angeles community. Who doesn't love impressive photography and great live music?

    We now have a place on our website where you can relive those three nights which included performances by Moby, Pourtugal. The Man, Rapahel Saadiq and Band of Skulls. Click here to see several slideshows as well as full performance clips and experience the shows all over again.

  • /the-shot-blog/portugal-man-who-shot-rock-roll-live

    Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live continued over the weekend with the second of three concerts we are presenting with KCRW - and what a show it was! The night served to bring people together to celebrate music and photography  as well as commemorate the 40th anniversary of T. Rex's influential album The Slider - all for free! Portugal. The Man put on an amazing show - one that people were still talking about days afterward.

    Droves of people filled the park outside of the Annenberg Space for Photography.

    Everyone was in good spirits at this all ages show. Some adults even let out their more youthful and care-free side.

    There was a line to enter to see the Who Shot Rock & Roll photography exhibit all day long.

    One of the exhibit's featured photographers, Ed Colver, who also attended the Moby concert earlier this month, showed up with his lovely wife Karin.

    Before the show, the members of Portugal. The Man came up to the Annenberg Foundation to play for a live televised news segment.

    KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox & Gary Calamar began the entertainment part of the night by spinning some records.

    The crowd had a good time listening to music...

    ...and dancing!

    A concertgoer proudly shows off his newly purchased Who Shot Rock & Roll t-shirt!

    Portugal. The Man came on stage shortly after 8 o'clock playing their own songs as well as covers of T. Rex tunes.

    The band has even compiled their own YouTube video playlist inspired by the exhibit.

    The crowd - really energized by the music!

    The band ended their fantastic hour and a half-long set with a lively rendition of the Beatles' "Hey Jude."

    Thanks to everyone who came out to this magical night to enjoy rock & roll images and rock & roll music. Our third (and final!) show in the free concert series with Band of Skulls & Raphael Saadiq will be Saturday, August 4. Find more information about that night here.

    (All images by Unique Nicole for the Space)

  • /the-shot-blog/our-free-moby-concert-saturday

    We're excited for this Saturday's Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live concert with Moby! KCRW's Jason Bentley will be DJing on stage that night, too. It's going to be a real fun night. Whether you're coming to the Space to see the photography exhibit or just the concert, here's a quick rundown of some important info you'll need for that day.

    For those of you who have re-confirmed your RSVP for this event through KCRW, please note that attendees will be granted entry on a first-come, first-served basis until we hit capacity. We are only able to accommodate the first 4,000 guests. One wristband per person will be distributed at check-in. Concert check-in begins at 5pm and the show will take place from 7:00pm - 10pm. 

    No outside food & beverage is allowed but most of the restaurants in the park will be open, including Piknic, Craft, The Stand, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. There will also be a beer garden for those who are over the age of 21. No chairs, umbrellas, pets, or outside food & beverage (including alcohol) are allowed into the venue.

    The general public will be able to visit the galleries of the Photography Space to see Who Shot Rock & Roll from 11am - 5pm on Saturday without having to wear a wristband. After 5pm, the Space will only be accessible to those visitors who are wearing a wristband as a concertgoer. As a bonus, those guests will be able to enjoy the exhibit through 11pm.

    Self-parking in the underground garage at Century Park is a flast rate of $1. You must bring cash and pay upon entry.

    Who Shot Rock & Roll: Live is a free concert series created by the Annenberg Foundation and KCRW to benefit the community. The Foundation supports the arts as part of its mission to share ideas and knowledge. The Foundation and KCRW encourage you to copntinue to support the arts.

    Follow the Photography Space and KCRW on Twitter for real-time updates on capacity on the day of the show. See you then!

  • /the-shot-blog/come-rock-out-photo-space

    Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History 1955 - Present will debut at the Annenberg Space for Photography in what seems like no time. Once here, visitors will be able to take in the amazing images, music videos and original documentary that are all part of the exhibit. But, that's not all. To further celebrate the exhibit (and also take advantage of the great summer weather in Los Angeles!), we're offering a free summer concert series that will feature Moby, Portugal. The Man, Raphael Saadiq and Band of Skulls. Very cool, right? We think so.

    On the nights of these special concerts, which are being put together in conjuction with our friends over at KCRW, the Photography Space will remain open until 11pm so guests can come to the galleries to experience the exhibition once the artists have put down their guitars and turned off their mics.

    Details and dates are here. Be a part of the fun and RSVP for your free tickets now. Hope to see you all there!