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Happening Wednesday: Tom Morello, Clive Barker and more

January 12, 2011

POP MUSIC

L.A. Font The Echo Park four-piece tops a bill with Future Ghost, Kazai Rex and Two Guns. The Pavement-devoted band is headed by Danny Bobbe, an Alaskan with a penchant for spotlighting the grittiest, funniest details of his current surroundings and a frontman worth the admission cost alone. Silverlake Lounge, 2906 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. $8. foldsilverlake.com.

ART

Clive Barker The master of horror flicks and prolific visual artist presents a new series of oil paintings and ink drawings, many available for purchase. Barker's dark, eccentric images will be displayed at Bert Green Fine Art through Feb. 19. Bert Green Fine Art, 102 W. 5th St., L.A. Opening at 6 p.m. Free. (213) 842-8574. http://www.bgfa.us.

EVENTS

Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg The scribes of the breakout indie film "The Kids Are All Right," a modern take on the family-dramedy genre, join the Writers Guild Foundation's Writers on Writing series to discuss their craft with an audience Q&A. Ca'Brea, 346 S. La Brea Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $25. wgfoundation.org.

Tom Morello and Sam Durant Two politically minded artists meet for a discussion of the intersection of art and social activism in the Hammer Conversations series. Morello is the Grammy-winning guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and Durant is a multimedia artist who also teaches at CalArts. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. Free. hammer.ucla.edu.

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