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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Brolesque Bingo

Party Pick of the Week: Brolesque Bingo

We love an old-­fashioned, boobalicious burlesque show as much as the next gal (and guy), but sometimes it just feels as if it’s all been done (and undone) every which way it can be. Plus, the burlesque scene in general needs more fellas (gay and straight). Leave it to striptease vet...…
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Music, West Coast Sound KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Could've Used More Female-Fronted Acts

KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Could've Used More Female-Fronted Acts

Though the 25th anniversary bill of KROQ’s Un-Acoustic Christmas show (seriously, they should change the name already) at the Forum this past weekend seemed extremely diverse when it was announced, the lineups fell into two very distinct camps: the vigorous, guitar-driven stomps of night one (Rise Against, Incubus, Linkin Park and...…
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Calendar, Archive Cat & Fiddle Send-Off Party

Cat & Fiddle Send-Off Party

Hollywood’s beloved English pub closes its doors on Dec. 15. The owners will be looking for a new location, but the historic Sunset Boulevard space, with its quaint patio and cozy indoor restaurant, will be sorely missed. A couple of nights before the final goodbye, on Dec. 13, one of...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Cat & Fiddle Send-Off Party

Party Pick of the Week: Cat & Fiddle Send-Off Party

Hollywood’s beloved English pub closes its doors on Dec. 15. The owners will be looking for a new location, but the historic Sunset Boulevard space, with its quaint patio and cozy indoor restaurant, will be sorely missed. But a couple of nights before the final goodbye, on Dec. 13, one of...…
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Calendar, Archive Kunst Hollywood Edition

Kunst Hollywood Edition

If you follow our L.A. party coverage, you know that, when it comes to some clubs, we can’t make this stuff up: the beautifully bizarre entertainment, the glamazon get-ups and just the uber-fabulousness of the city after dark, especially at artier events mixing gay and straight. In New York it’s...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Brandon Boyd on Art, Cat Videos, and Incubus' Return to KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

Brandon Boyd on Art, Cat Videos, and Incubus' Return to KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

This year marks the 25th anniversary of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, and the lineup is all over the place. The show is always a blizzard of bands, but this year's edition is going to be bigger than ever, moved to The Forum after last year's stint at The Shrine (which we...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Kunst! Hollywood Edition

Party Pick of the Week: Kunst! Hollywood Edition

When Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader created intrepid nightlife reporter Stefon, he probably attended one of legendary party diva Susanne Bartsch’s flamboyant Big Apple fetes for inspiration. If you follow our L.A. party coverage, you know that, when it comes to some clubs, we can’t make this stuff up: the...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Mega Nutt's Funky Fridays

Party Pick of the Week: Mega Nutt's Funky Fridays

Teacher, jamster and respected L.A. musician Lonnie Marshall knows how to throw a nice and nutty party. Just ask his cohorts from Fishbone, Trulio Disgracias and Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he’s shared the stage for some memorable bashes, mashes and groove-driven madness over the years. Now the bassist...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Picks of the Week: Alesso, Gareth Emery and Wolfgang Gartner

Party Picks of the Week: Alesso, Gareth Emery and Wolfgang Gartner

EDM alert! Major electronic DJs take over huge venues in L.A. this weekend, giving electronic dance music fans much to be thankful for before the holidays. Three of them happen to be on Saturday, and while you can’t do all at once, each has a unique style and vibe, from...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler Is Still a Fox

Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler Is Still a Fox

While '80s nostalgia has proven its enduring appeal on the tour circuit, few bands have the back catalog, not to mention the chops, to keep things fresh even without new material. Saturday night at the Henry Fonda Theatre, The Psychedelic Furs proved they still do, more than 20 years after...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: The Fourth Annual L.A. Fetish Film Festival

Party Pick of the Week: The Fourth Annual L.A. Fetish Film Festival

Doms, subs, goths, punks, pervs and sex/film nerds will gather for a tantalizing, two-night celebration of erotic entertainment, fashion and film at this weekend’s fourth annual Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival. On Friday, Stockroom Studio hosts a party with performances by Katy Walters (the contortionist seen all over town on...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: The Instagram Art of Mathu Andersen

Party Pick of the Week: The Instagram Art of Mathu Andersen

One of Hollywood’s wildest art and event spaces is back! The corner of Cherokee and Hollywood Boulevard is a historic locale: It was the site of famous punk club The Masque, and The Go-Go’s — who played one of their first shows there — have a star on the Walk...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Catopia Explores the Real Reason We Love Cats: Their Demonic Sex Appeal

Catopia Explores the Real Reason We Love Cats: Their Demonic Sex Appeal

Are you a dog person or a cat person? This web-quizzy query has been posed before, of course, and the stereotypes are always the same. Dog people are extroverts. Cat people are introverts. Dog people are simple. Cat people complex. Both pets are beloved for their own reasons, but cats...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Best and Worst Halloween Costumes of 2014

Best and Worst Halloween Costumes of 2014

Another Halloween has taken its last breath, leaving us in a zombie-like state of reflection. Before it all becomes a blur of ghouls, vamps, masks, makeup and "sexy" prefixes, it's time to take a tally of the costumed craziness that took over L.A. this year. We snapped a ton of...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: “Sex & Chaos” Opening Party

Party Pick of the Week: “Sex & Chaos” Opening Party

If you’ve ever stolen somebody’s pumpkin, gone to a costume party not in costume or called Halloween “amateur night,” then you, my friend, have a punk-rock attitude. The folks who’ll hit the opening party for “Sex & Chaos” at the Stockroom on Oct. 31 have one, too, so expect costumes...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Pre-Halloween Masquerades and Burlesque Wrestling

Party Pick of the Week: Pre-Halloween Masquerades and Burlesque Wrestling

Most of the biggie boo-gie nights are next weekend, but this week sure has some wicked warm-ups. Here are three very different but equally terror-ific events to break in your costume, sample bewitching brews and have a bloody good time. Great Pumpkin Festival: Full disclosure: We help out at this...…
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Restaurants, Squid Ink Hello Kitty's Hungry Hunt Takes Over L.A.

Hello Kitty's Hungry Hunt Takes Over L.A.

Hello Kitty fans are a voracious bunch, and her creators, the Sanrio company, are out to satiate fans in more ways than one for her 40th Anniversary. Kitty-themed cuisine is here — in conjunction with the highly anticipated Hello Kitty Convention, coming to MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary on Oct...…
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Music, West Coast Sound The Hottest Halloween Parties in L.A. (2014 Edition)

The Hottest Halloween Parties in L.A. (2014 Edition)

Two full weekends of Halloween madness? What's a party monster to do? We say, suck it up (like a vampire) and become a full blown creature of the night. Trying to keep up with the scary surplus of clubby creep-a-thons and dress-up events in L.A. might kill you, but these...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 6 Sexiest Trends of L.A. Fashion Week

6 Sexiest Trends of L.A. Fashion Week

Fashion Week in Los Angeles may (still) lack mega-sponsors, big production values, revered couture designers or even a cohesive home base, but it offers something else that can’t be duplicated in other cities: whimsical, anything-can-happen events, stylists with a knack for sexiness1 and a diversity of aesthetics that reflects the...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Monsters and Mai-Tais

Party Pick of the Week: Monsters and Mai-Tais

Los Angeles’ oldest tiki bar, the Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge, knows how to scare up intoxicating fun all year ’round. This time of year, its annual Monsters & Mai Tais bash takes the usual tropical-themed revelry to a terror-ific level, with a parking-lot party featuring vendors selling Halloween-themed art, tiki...…
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