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Music, West Coast Sound Mötley Crüe Says Goodbye at the Hollywood Bowl

Mötley Crüe Says Goodbye at the Hollywood Bowl

Mötley Crüe Hollhywood Bowl July 21, 2014 Whether we are to believe all the fanfare about Mötley Crüe calling it quits forever, last night’s Los Angeles stop of their “All Bad Things Must Come to an End” tour at the Hollywood Bowl was undeniably poignant, even while it bombarded the senses with...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Obscure Sundays
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Party Pick of the Week: Obscure Sundays
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Beyond the cruiser crowd on Whittier Boulevard and the neighborhood dive bars filled with old-timers, East Los Angeles boasts a mass of music lovers with a taste for the dark side. A new bar in the area is catering to this cool, creepster crowd, and a new night highlights the...…
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Music, West Coast Sound New Order at the Greek Without Peter Hook Was Still Pretty Great

New Order at the Greek Without Peter Hook Was Still Pretty Great

Even with a couple new tracks in recent years, there’s not much that’s “new” about New Order, and their fans wouldn’t have it any other way. Last night’s show at the Greek Theatre offered all the nostalgic bliss one would expect from the seminal British band, complimented by big trippy...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Charles Phoenix Moonlight Rollerway Jubilee

Party Pick of the Week: Charles Phoenix Moonlight Rollerway Jubilee

The king of retro L.A., Charles Phoenix celebrates the gaudy goodness and kitschy cool of the city’s landmarks in his books, tours and website. His irreverent style is always educational and always a laugh riot, because that’s how he rolls. This week, he rolls all right, returning to a favorite...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Have a Sparkling Holiday Weekend

Party Pick of the Week: Have a Sparkling Holiday Weekend

There’s lots to do this Fourth of July weekend, and as usual, we call out the cool stuff with a twist, atypical events that the weekend-warrior set tends to overlook. Here are two of our faves. POOL PARTY AT THE TROPICANA  Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Friday, July 4,...…
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Music, West Coast Sound 10 Best L.A. Bars and Restaurants With Live Music

10 Best L.A. Bars and Restaurants With Live Music

Los Angeles has some of the best live music venues in the city. Take these, for example.  But what if one prefers to enjoy bands in the cozier settings of a bar or restaurant?  Here, then, are the 10 best L.A. bars and restaurants with live music.  10. Casey's Irish Pub...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Hell's Belles and 
Black Sabbitch

Party Pick of the Week: Hell's Belles and 
Black Sabbitch

Hell's Belles and Black Sabbitch THE SATELLITE 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake,  Friday, June 27, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $12 By their very nature, tribute bands are nothing new or novel. But when gals tackle testosterock legends - and pull it off - musically, that's something special. Hell's Belles have...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Make Music, Los Angeles!

Party Pick of the Week: Make Music, Los Angeles!

SUNSET TRIANGLE PLAZA (and elsewhere throughout the city) Sunset and Griffith Park boulevards, Silver Lake, Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Free The annual celebration known as Make Music Los Angeles is back to mark the summer solstice and unify the city in melodious sounds and goodwill. It might seem...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Picks of the Week: A Rave Called Ra, Roadshow Revival

Party Picks of the Week: A Rave Called Ra, Roadshow Revival

A Rave Called Ra  333 LIVE 333 S. Boylston Ave., downtown. Friday, June 13, 9 p.m.- 3 a.m. , $20-$30, 18+ When it comes to events, our philosophy is: the more flamboyant and theme-y, the better! Friday, Perish Dignam and the Studio 69 kids are back with a new gilded...…
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Music, West Coast Sound The Best Gay Pride Events This Weekend

The Best Gay Pride Events This Weekend

It's here! Pride weekend is always a big celebration, and this year there's plenty to celebrate. After all, gay marriage was not legal in California during last year's Pride, and now it is! Here are a few of our favorite gay/mixed haps both in and outside WeHo for the weekend...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Trannyshack, Banjee Ball

Party Pick of the Week: Trannyshack, Banjee Ball

Have a ball (or two) with this weekend's outrageous, mixed-crowd club rubs. Trannyshack DRAGONFLY 6510 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, Saturday, May 31, 9 p.m., $15, 21+  On Saturday, San Francisco's famed Trannyshack, with hostess Heklina, returns to L.A. for more dragging and ragging with a special live performance by NYC...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week! A Trio of Hotspots for Memorial Day Weekend

Party Pick of the Week! A Trio of Hotspots for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend remains, hands down (and up) the most action-packed of party times. There are so many great events and parties - big parties that require outfit planning and, often, scheduled recuperation the following  ay. Here are our top three happenings, for extremely varied tastes, from fantastical frolic to retro...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Plastic Fantastic Presents Night of a Million Maleficents

Party Pick of the Week: Plastic Fantastic Presents Night of a Million Maleficents

ELEVEN 8811 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, Saturday, May 17, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., No cover before midnight. The appeal of Disney villains is a dark and deep-seated mixture of nostalgia, fear and fascination. There has always been something about Maleficent, the sinister siren from Sleeping Beauty, that made her arguably...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Kawaiiland and Flea Market

Party Pick of the Week: Kawaiiland and Flea Market

Kawaiiland  Saturday Los Globos, 3040 Sunset Blvd. Silver Lake, 6-10 p.m Silver Lake Flea MarketSaturday 1511 Micheltorena St., Silver Lake. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday offers some poptastic opps to shop and bop til you drop! "Kawaii" refers to the cutesiest of cuteness in Japanese culture - think Hello Kitty, Harajuku Girls,...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Return of Das Bunker: Star Wars Night 3

Party Pick of the Week: Return of Das Bunker: Star Wars Night 3

LOS GLOBOS  3040 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, Fri., May 2, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. , $15 advance/$20 door, 18+  After a three-month hiatus, Das Bunker is bringing the dark side of dance clubbing to a new home: Los Globos. Its most popular party of the year (with goths, ravers and the...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Dragula

Party Pick of the Week: Dragula

FAULTLINE 4216 Melrose Ave., Silver Lake, Sat., April 26, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Drag from the dark side is the thematic thrust behind Dragula, a monthly performance art - meets - dance club experience. This month, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite (if not a top finalist) Miss Kelly Mantle shows why she...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Axl Rose and Duff McKagan Reunited at the Golden Gods Awards Last Night. It Was Meh

Axl Rose and Duff McKagan Reunited at the Golden Gods Awards Last Night. It Was Meh

Golden Gods Awards Club Nokia April 23, 2014 It may not be trendy, but metal remains a vital genre with perhaps the most fervent fan base in music. Last night the annual Revolver magazine Golden Gods Awards opened with a surprise set by Slayer, after an introduction by Marilyn Manson. The...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: The MadRabbit's Underground Bunny Ball

Party Pick of the Week: The MadRabbit's Underground Bunny Ball

PERISH'S STUDIO 69 (formerly Marbella) 6757 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Sunday, April 20, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., $20. Easter Sunday also happens to be 4/20 this year. To mark the occasion, we think this is the spot to hop into. Billing itself as "L.A.'s only Easter costumed rave," the MadRabbit's Underground Bunny Ball...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Coven 13 VS. 
Helter Skelter

Party Pick of the Week: Coven 13 VS. 
Helter Skelter

DRAGONFLY 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd., Sat., April 12, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $10. L.A. will be saying, "Oh my Goth!" this Saturday as two legendary Gothic dance nights come together for a rare meld of menacing music and decadent dance. Helter Skelter reigned with the black-fishnet set back in the...…
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Music, West Coast Sound Party Pick of the Week: Full Frontal Disco at Akbar

Party Pick of the Week: Full Frontal Disco at Akbar

Akbar4356 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, Sat., April 5, 10 p.m., $10. Flamboyant, fun and flirty: The fete known as Full Frontal is best described with F words. And this Saturday it's also about fashion ... Hi Fashion, that is. The arty dance duo and their crew have been getting...…
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