2 days ago | Culture
I'm standing next to a row of Reagan-era cultural artifacts: an Indiana Jones fedora, a prop lightsaber, a Centipede arcade game. They're on display inside a dusty fabric factory in downtown L.A. that's been refashioned into an art gallery an...
2 days ago | Gathering of the Juggalos
Have you every ghosted a subculture so completely that later, when you shine a light on it, you realize it was your tribe all along? Here in Thornville, Ohio, for the 17th Gathering of the Juggalos, where the wicked clowns are here to — and I'm qu...
5 days ago | Rock
Here's exactly how much I know about being coked-up: nada, which is also precisely how much I know about yachts, F-14 pilot training programs, weight lifting and jock culture. I also know very little about Kenny Loggins, except that he's known for...
1 month ago | Pop Music. Ever Heard of It?
[Welcome to "Art Tavana vs. the World," a monthly column in which L.A. Weekly's angriest (and nerdiest) music critic, Art Tavana, takes on his many nemeses in an ambitious quest to boldly go where no other critic has gone before.] Sky Tonia Ferrei...
2 months ago | Culture
I'm at a chic West Hollywood café, where the tables are evenly spaced and the dimly lit room reverberates with chatter. A vaguely Latin waiter holds up a chalkboard with the day's specials. Right on time, the maître d' brings a brunette over and p...
2 months ago | Punk
“Lemmy would be fuckin’ pissed,” says Scott, aka “Nazi Scott,” a lovable scoundrel on the Sunset Strip known mostly as Lemmy Kilmister’s best friend and sometime assistant. He’s now working at the Whisky A Go Go and giving lip to the Barb Wire Dol...