With ’08 around the corner, Nightranger takes a look back this week at the after-dark madness of 2007. Keeping abreast of club makeovers and shake-overs is one thing, but we found ourselves doing so much more this year. L.A. is in the midst of a club-culture renaissance, and despite what the tabloidy climate might suggest, it’s not all paparazzi pit stops and velvet-rope vampin’, though undeniably that’s become a big part of it, especially this past year. And that’s okay. Some glitz is fun, and anyway more grit always seems to follow. We’ve done our best to give you glimpses of both this year, rediscovering old dives, bopping out to new bands, swaggin’ and swiggin’ at liquor- and corporate-sponsored shindigs, soaking up our city’s continually swelling art and fashion scenes, and even sharing some starstruck moments. Here, some of the sights, sounds, spaces and... More >>>
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