Tag Archive | Los Angeles

Black Monday: Dragsters In the Punk Lane

If you haven’t heard of Black Monday yet, you will. This fueled-up band emerged from the Los Angeles punk rock scene, playing with such legends as Fear, The Adicts, Agent Orange and The Dickies. Since reuniting last year, they’ve been booking shows throughout SoCal. They also got a brand-spankin’ new frontman, Brian Christensen. And their “Black Hell EP” […]

Tomorrow: Downtown Summer Party at Down & Out and Coronados

Take a break from watching the Olympics, and catch some amazing bands play in Downtown LA for FREE.  I’m DJing at Down & Out after 5 pm.

Two Sticks and Extra Chocolate? Is It Mardi Gras?

If you lived for Gob’s magic tricks, Lindsey’s self-absorbed attempts at charity work, Buster’s secret affair with Lucille Austero, George-Michael’s not-so-secret crush on his cousin and never-nude Tobias’ stint as a Blue Man, you should check out Gallery 1988’s latest art opening, “There’s Always Money In the Banana Stand,” a tribute to Arrested Development.  It’s […]

The Young Royals: Some Like It Loud

The Young Royals deliver a head rush of rock ‘n’ roll.  We’re talking gut-punch lyrics, reeling guitar riffs and melodies that stick. You want heavy?  These guys are the real deal.  Catch them tomorrow night at the House of Blues, opening for Steel Panther. In the meantime, here’s a morsel to tide you over. The […]

Tomorrow: Summer Kick-Off Party at Down and Out

Put on your banana hammock and apply your SPF liberally: Summer’s officially here!  And there’s no better way to celebrate (or mourn–if you’re a Debbie Downer) than to get your indie on at Down & Out.  Catch four LA artists/bands, including Johanna Chase, The Never Never, Peachy Keene and Lovers Drugs for nothing more than the lint in your pocket.  I’m DJ-ing […]

Mortified LA: ‘I Wanted To Crawl Into a Hole and Die…’

Admit it. In junior high, you scrawled prose on the pages of spiral-bound notebooks to divulge your innermost thoughts: the longing for your crush, the fact that you hated school…or, if you were me—bad, original rock lyrics that made Poison ’s seem profound. To 12-year-old you, these words made perfect sense. But if you were to […]

Tomorrow: The Corners Festival in Downtown L.A.

Hit the corner of Spring and 5th Street tomorrow for the motherload of music, theater and poetry. A few bars and book stores around the Alexandria Hotel are hosting.  I’m DJ-ing at The Down and Out Bar from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., between band sets.  If The Down and Out sounds familiar, it’s the […]

Deliciously Aesthetic: The Art of Cooking

“Cherrios” by Lucien Smith; courtesy of Wagstaff Worldwide, Inc. Get ready to fill your plate with hearty helping of scrumptious art:  Starting Friday, April 27 and extending through August 2012, Royal/T in downtown Culver City will host a food and art-themed exhibit called “The Art of Cooking.” It’s a celebration of food in art form—featuring […]

It’s Time to Get Art with Mike D

Starting Friday, April 20, MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary is blowing minds and multiple senses with 17 days of the best in contemporary design, food, film, music and culture—compiled through the vision of Mike D.  Yes, that Mike D. It’s all part of TRANSMISSION LA: AV CLUB—an exhibition that shows how audio and visual art forms feed off of each […]