On the west coast, the club kids popped up around 1991, the local counterparts of the New York City Party Monster types, attending the types of underground raves your parents explicitly forbade. It wasn't all about drugs, but there were certainly plenty: ketamine, acid, cocaine, ecstasy, and more, s ... More >>
Call it '90s club kid redux, compare it to the wacky, avant-garde fashion popularized by Lady Gaga, or simply marvel at the strange beauty of it all. But there's no denying that over-the-top, other-worldly self-expression in nightlife is back in Los Angeles.
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Lina Lecaro The Lady is a vamp.
The hedonistic mystique of '90's New York club kid culture has been slowly bubbling beneath the surface in Los Angeles for a couple years now, and after last night, it's fair to say it's officially exploded into a full blown resurgence. Influential dance diva ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Rebel's a hot trampIn this week's Nightranger column (out tomorrow), we cover some of LA's most flamboyant polysexual characters and performers (nothing new), but ya know what is? Many of them are suddenly infiltrating the national pop mainstream in a big way.
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Out on on the patio of Hollywood club Bardot during Tuesday night party mr. BLACK LA, Robert Vargas was creating a charcoal portrait of club promoter Luke Nero. Dressed in a tux, with a mouse-ear hat and white gloves, Nero sat as still as one could with a bustling club crowd surrounding him. Vargas ... More >>
A futuristic pop-art fashion show, comedy, live art, acrobatics, and a hoppin' house band, all showcased inside an old bank vault. The fourth installment of Robert Vargas' Red Zebra party last Thursday night was a varied slush of local tribes and vibes that not only brought the creative zest of Down ... 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 >>
Shannon CottrellLenora Claire and Luke Nero at mr. BLACK
When Luke Nero moved to Los Angeles, he brought the hippest gay club in New York City with him. But as the doors opened last night at Bardot for the first installment of the Tuesday night party mr. BLACK LA, one had to wonder if a club ... More >>