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Restaurants, Squid Ink Talking Beer and Oktoberfest With Festmeister Hans

Talking Beer and Oktoberfest With Festmeister Hans

As the sun sets on this year's Oktoberfest, we sit back and take a moment to remember Oktoberfest 2013, the good times, the bad times and the hazy times we only sort of remember. For the Oktoberfest-inclined in Los Angeles, there are several options, the largest and longest-running being Alpine...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Tattoo Exhibit Celebrates the Artist Zulu and L.A.'s Body Art History

Tattoo Exhibit Celebrates the Artist Zulu and L.A.'s Body Art History

See also: *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *10 Awesome Tattoo Artists in L.A. At last week's opening night of the Craft and Folk Art Museum's exhibit "L.A. Skin & Ink," which celebrates the last 60 years of tattooing in Los Angeles, the crowd could be heard...…
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News, The Informer Matt Kemp: Fan Favorite

Matt Kemp: Fan Favorite

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. By late afternoon, most of the players have already left the Dodgers' spring training campus at Camelback Ranch in Arizona, but Matt Kemp is still standing. After signing autographs for...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 10 Awesome Tattoo Artists in L.A.

10 Awesome Tattoo Artists in L.A.

When it comes to tattooing, we are fortunate to have an enormous wealth of talent in Los Angeles. Though tattoo culture erupted in mainstream popularity several years ago, it was a vital part of L.A. long before that and remains so today. There are artists in every corner of the...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Jimmy Wong Has a New YouTube Cooking Show (for Nerds)

Jimmy Wong Has a New YouTube Cooking Show (for Nerds)

Jimmy Wong continues to perfect the art of being more awesome than the rest of us. The 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist, actor, goofball and YouTube sensation launched a new YouTube channel in December where he and his hyper-adorable co-host, Ashley Adams, show you how to re-create the food and drinks from your...…
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Music, West Coast Sound The Adicts on Football Hooliganism, Masturbation, and Running Up $400 Bar Tabs

The Adicts on Football Hooliganism, Masturbation, and Running Up $400 Bar Tabs

The Adicts' music is fast-paced and upbeat, and they sport a Clockwork Orange droog look - except for front man Keith "Monkey" Warren, who dresses like some kind of evil joker. Their live sets feature bubble machines, streamers, giant beach balls, and sing-a-longs. They invite their fans on stage. But...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Sonia Leigh on Country Music In L.A. (Yes, It Exists)

Sonia Leigh on Country Music In L.A. (Yes, It Exists)

See also: *If You Don't Like Country Music You're A Blue State Elitist *Olin & The Moon: Cigarettes, Coors, And Startlingly-Sincere Alt-Country Atlanta-based artist Sonia Leigh is a master storyteller, whose truly-American songs are about the struggles and joy of daily life. Her sound melds classic country with rock and...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Father Tiger - Boardner's - 12/20/11

Father Tiger - Boardner's - 12/20/11

Better than...sitting around complaining about modern music and listening to your old Depeche Mode albums. Los Angeles-born synthpop duo Father Tiger tease their fans with sporadic YouTube videos and performance dates. Last night they played Kitty Kitty Bang Bang's XMESS party -- which doubled as a Toys for Tots drive...…
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Music, West Coast Sound FYF Attendee Says Her Neck Was Pierced By A Flying Spike

FYF Attendee Says Her Neck Was Pierced By A Flying Spike

See also: Our review of FYF Fest, September 3, 2011 On Labor Day at FYF Fest, Rae Deslich was enjoying the performance by the recently reunited dance-punk band Death From Above 1979. The 28-year-old Echo Park resident had gotten separated from her friends at the event, held at Los Angeles...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle LACMA Muse Dead Man's Costume Ball Puts Tim Burton Show in the Ground, With Costumes From Jack and Sally to Beetlejuice

LACMA Muse Dead Man's Costume Ball Puts Tim Burton Show in the Ground, With Costumes From Jack and Sally to Beetlejuice

The LACMA Muse Costume Ball is one of Los Angeles's hottest Halloween tickets, and with the wildly popular Tim Burton exhibit in its final days and KROQ jumping on board, Saturday's sold out Dead Man's Ball came with an especially large amount of hype. The attendees were dressed in professional-grade...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Opeth - The Mayan - October 19, 2011

Opeth - The Mayan - October 19, 2011

Opeth The Mayan October 19, 2011 Better than... your buddy's band who tries to do the same thing but should really stop trying. When you put the needle down on an Opeth record you get the urge to sit down in an oversized chair with a bottle of red wine...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Ministry Movie Screens Tonight; See Al Jourgensen Cooking, Smoking and Tying Off

Ministry Movie Screens Tonight; See Al Jourgensen Cooking, Smoking and Tying Off

Fifteen years in the making, FIX: The Ministry Movie screens at the Echoplex tonight. The long-delayed documentary focuses mostly on volatile frontman Al Jourgensen, and also features interviews with folks like Trent Reznor and Lemmy, who offer their takes on Jourgensen. A founder of industrial metal, Ministry's influence can't be...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Norse Hollywood Dining Vikings Plunder Alpine Village Oktoberfest

Norse Hollywood Dining Vikings Plunder Alpine Village Oktoberfest

It started like any other Family Fun Day at Alpine Village's Oktoberfest. Kids in tiny dirndls and lederhosen, parents enjoying a Paulaner responsibly, people laughing and relaxing while sharing a mutual love of all things Bavarian. At times it seemed like the ghost of Herman Prey could be heard singing...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Clint Carney's 'A Waring Tribe' Show at Congregation Gallery Will Worry Your Mother

Clint Carney's 'A Waring Tribe' Show at Congregation Gallery Will Worry Your Mother

Los Angeles artist Clint Carney has spread himself pretty thin over the years but somehow continues to create elaborate and rich final products, securing a place as one of the leading artists in a quickly growing world of dark art. Though painting was his first artistic endeavor he has since...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Clownvis - Hollywood Improv - 8/24/11

Clownvis - Hollywood Improv - 8/24/11

Clownvis Presley, the King of Clowns Hollywood Improv 8/24/11 Better than: The real Elvis. Clownvis's act is hard to wrap your head around. He's an Elvis impersonator, but dressed like a clown, and one that does magic tricks and cover songs. Clownvis Presley (the King of Clowns), doesn't like to...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Norwegian Metal Giant Indie Recordings Partners With L.A.'s Prosthetic Records

Norwegian Metal Giant Indie Recordings Partners With L.A.'s Prosthetic Records

Yesterday, Norway's Indie Recordings, home to some of today's best metal acts, announced they would be opening a U.S.-based office in Los Angeles. Check out their fancy new website! To do so they are partnering with L.A.'s Prosthetic Records, who will take over their day-to-day operations here starting next month...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Power of the Riff - The Echo & Echoplex - 8/14/2011

Power of the Riff - The Echo & Echoplex - 8/14/2011

What: Power of the Riff Where: The Echo and Echoplex When: 8/14/11 Better than: Listening to records and smoking pot in your mom's basement. The Power of the Riff at The Echo and Echoplex was a study in logistics: 19 bands, 2 stages, 1 day. Put on by Southern Lord,...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Filter and Saliva - Key Club - 7/31/11

Filter and Saliva - Key Club - 7/31/11

WHO: Filter and Saliva WHERE: Key Club WHEN: 7/31/11 Better Than... Staying home for KROQ's '90s weekend. If the 90's were good to you, then you were probably at the Key Club last night for Filter and Saliva. At the packed house the scent of cheap weed overpowered pockets of...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Rasputina - Key Club - 7/29/11

Rasputina - Key Club - 7/29/11

WHO: Rasputina
 WHERE: Key Club WHEN: 7/29/11 Better Than... Your kid sister's recital. Russian religious icon Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin has long been a great source of intrigue, fear and inspiration, and one of those inspirations is New York-based act Rasputina. Back in 1989, members Melora Creager and Julia Kent planted...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Slaughter Survivors at Key Club 7/21/11

Slaughter Survivors at Key Club 7/21/11

WHO: Slaughter Survivors Tour with Conducting from the Grave, The Contortionist, Scale the Summit, Rings of Saturn, Volumes, Structures WHERE: The Key Club WHEN: 7/21/11 Better than... Warped Tour Slaughter Survivors Tour, a blatant spin-off of the Summer Slaughter Tour, is essentially a group of bands that for whatever reason...…
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