Matador y TorosBoa-dacious at Club AM/FMCosmic rave-like excursions, fetishistic extravaganzas, undead dance orgies, Chinatown birthday blowouts... it's another week in party picks. Enjoy!
Fri., Aug. 12
A decade ago Club Underground opened its doors at Tempest on Santa Monica Blvd. Unlike m ... More >>
The Playwrights Horizons production of Melissa James Gibson's domestic comedy, This, opened on Sunday at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (presented by Center Theatre Group). In an excellent production, it's an absorbing soap opera with a metaphysical reach it can't quite grasp. See ex ... More >>
Lina LecaroSaturday night dress code: vampy and violet (see Resurrection and Prince party).Summer will be gone before you know it, so get ready to mark off a few must-dos from the bootie-bumper bucket list. Been to a DJ-driven afternoon pool party yet? A three-day Mod scooter ride and stomp-a ... More >>
So far this summer, the club scene is...whatever you want it to be. Be it indoor or outdoor, goth or groove, retro or nouveau, there's even more to do than usual around town. Here are this week's boogie bests.
The Stone Roses get spun FridayFri., July 22
We've heard of week-long birthday c ... More >>
On June 19, Malediction Society, the Sunday night LADEAD party at Koreatown club The Monte Cristo dedicated to darkwave, industrial and other dark alternative sounds, celebrated its sixth anniversary. As has been the case in years past, the club's anniversary coincided with its ... More >>
A steamy celebration; see Sunday pick.
June Gloom can't dampen a dynamic dance party and this week, there's a bevy of bashes that got the goods, sunshine or no. No matter what the clouds may decide, floating about the floor is easy when great DJs and well-connected, experienced promoters ar ... More >>
The year -and decade- are done, and the city's biggest, most buzzed about New Year's Eve bashes (Hard, Giant, Gridlock) are either out of your budget or out of your comfort zone. The house party of a good friend -with lots of other good friends- might be optimal this Thursday night, but we think we' ... More >>
We are the World (Music)Music, as Madonna wisely pointed out, makes the people come together (it also apparently makes the bourgeoisie and the rebel. Oh, Madonna...). But the endless, relentless, unmanageable offer of music that the invention of recording unleashed in the very late 19th centu ... More >>
It was a Vampire Weekend for more than just the hip Brooklyn band's appearance in the South Bay. From vampire balls to "bats and cats" masquerade, it's almost like Halloween never ended. Add The Raveonettes and a dessert-themed burlesque show to the mix and you have one wild November. Keep reading t ... More >>
Click here to view Shannon Cottrell's slideshow from Hello Kitty's Bats and Cats Masquerade.
If there's one song that can drag me to the dance floor anytime it's played, it's "Lady Shave," a weird, minimal synth gem from Fad Gadget. Friday night, when DJ Amanda Jones (Maled ... More >>
Liz OhanesianDave Navarro with Royal/T owner Susan Hancock
You're at a Hello Kitty party inside a maid cafe and realize that you're standing next to Dave Navarro. What do you do?
You ask him who his favorite Sanrio character is. I was expecting him to mention one of the darker characters, ... More >>
View more photos in the Steampunk Ball slideshow.
Shannon CottrellWhen Xian Vox first conceived of the aesthetic behind Malediction Society four years ago, steampunk was barely a blip on the cultural radar.
"Back in 2005, nobody really knew about the genre except for a few gamers and geeks like me ... More >>