Hide your kids. Hide your wife. John Waters has escaped from Baltimore.
On Friday, Waters will appear at the University of Southern California for a discussion and screening of his classic Pink Flamingos. If you scored tickets you're in for a treat: by this point, Waters is almost as well known fo ... More >>
Ignacio SegoviaThe Sixth Chamber in the burnt forests of Chatsworth, CA
Local psychedelic outfit The Sixth Chamber creates one of the biggest sounds you will ever hear inside a small club. Rahne Pistor's massive blues riffs merge with Sevan Kand's outrageously soulful wail and a propulsive rhythm se ... More >>
Brave New Archive UCLA will get the correspondence, speeches, papers and audio recordings of 20th-century author, seeker and drug experimenter Aldous Huxley. L.A. TimesSlay Case Man Still Missing Nearly nine months after the gruesome killings of four people in a Quartz Hill house, a fifth presumed v ... More >>
New Yorkers may hate us more, but no one tops the British when it comes to binge-dissing L.A. in print. (Who can ever forget Aldous Huxley's travelogue of Angeleno strangeness, in After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: "Then suddenly the car plunged into a tunnel and emerged into another world, a vast, ... More >>
Lost somewhere in the shuffle of the 43,214 stories on the potential impact of Obama's ex-pastor's crack-pot comments*, was the news that Albert Hoffmann, the founder of LSD, died this week at the ripe old age of 102. Along with completely dis-proving everything you ever learned in D.A.R.E class a ... More >>
Yeasayer are a jam band, they just aren't aware of it yet. At one point during the Brooklyn four-piece's set Saturday night at the Echoplex, lead singer Chris Keating even paused to extemporaneously inform the crowd that "people call us hippies, but that's just not true. We're from Baltimore." Thi ... More >>