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Skirball Cultural Center

Sunset Concerts: IAN SWEET

Feat. DJ The Witching Hours

Public Programs | Music

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Photo by Ariel Fish.

Get cathartic with Pitchfork-endorsed, Valley-raised musician IAN SWEET! This LA indie rocker sings self-probing songs that blur airy pop electronica with defiant, driving guitar riffs.

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This program took place on
Thursday, August 17, 2023

About the Program

LA rising star IAN SWEET and her critically lauded blend of kaleidoscopic indie rock challenge conventional notions of a woman's need to be discreet. Raised in the San Fernando Valley by a Jewish family, IAN SWEET frontwoman Jilian Medford’s music offers both an exercise in self-forgiveness and an exploration of unresolved trauma, with lyrics that express vulnerability and confusion with emotional honesty.

The artist released her latest full-length Show Me How You Disappear (2021) at an acute juncture in her life, charting from a mental health crisis to an intensive healing process. Shimmering with electrified unease and a hum of tangled melodies, Medford's music incorporates meditative mantras, where new truths surface with explosive, defiant hooks.

Arrive early for some pre-concert fun! While picnicking and enjoying the Skirball’s hillside courtyard, enjoy a set by DJ The Witching Hours.

“Catharsis doesn’t get more satisfying than this.”—Pitchfork

Just for Visitors 13 to 19!

Talk music, make art, and have a SWEET treat at The Loft! The Loft is an exclusive hangout space for visitors 13 to 19 to connect and create while DJ and radio host The Witching Hours spins ethereal sounds for all. Snag your spot today, and bring your friends to join in on the fun! 

TeenTix LA passholders enjoy parking perks! Don't have a TeenTix pass? Sign up for free 

Questions? Email education@skirball.org. 

Watch the music video for "Sword" by IAN SWEET.

Donor Support

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball are generously sponsored by:

The Bilger Family

The 2023 Sunset Concerts season is made possible in part by additional support from:

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About Sunset Concerts

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Our popular summertime music series is back! Get together with friends and family to sing and dance to an eclectic lineup of musicians in the Skirball’s picturesque hillside courtyard.

Featuring artists from Jewish, African, and Cuban diasporas, our twenty-sixth season traces music’s connective threads to the past and its ability to forge cultural bonds and inspire hope for the future.

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