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  • 3 days ago | First Look

    The anticipation has been almost too much to bear, but on Oct. 1, after a five-year closure and several unforeseen delays, downtown's kitschy, forest-themed landmark Clifton’s Cafeteria finally reopened to the public. Downtown dwellers and am...

  • 3 days ago | Lina In L.A.

    Goretober gets under way early in downtown L.A. as the city’s best makeup artists and stylish, dark-minded souls take part in this fleshy, freaky fete and spectacle. There should be plenty for the eyeballs to feast on, too, as the catwalk becomes ...

  • 5 days ago | Last Night

    For the mainstream music fan, the name Gary Numan is synonymous with “Cars,” the robotic hit that steered pop music away from the decadence of the disco era and into the otherworldly realm of new wave. The song’s presence on the charts both in the...

  • 5 days ago

    Heavy music, like heavy food, is best consumed voraciously and without much thought. But the McGenius behind Mac Sabbath is that they obviously put a lot of thought and skill into their quirky musical cookery, which roasts greasy fast-food corpora...

  • 5 days ago

    Most weeks, Complex's Monday night sing-along, Ground Control, is filled with black garb, neon-dyed tresses and distinctive tattoos. But don't expect it be an all-dark/no-dork affair. The songbook here has some heavy choices: Throbbing Gristle, Ch...

  • 5 days ago

    From Pac-Man fever to new-wave guy-liner, Madonna's baubles to Dynasty's shoulder pads, the '80s were all about excess and flamboyance. So it's fitting that famed L.A. bar duo Mark and Jonnie Houston showed (less than) zero restraint with their ho...


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