First came the birds. Gallery owner and guerilla street artist David Browne covered the city's telephone wires with whimsical plywood "berds," as he called them, in 2008. Then came the celebrity heads, encased in giant arrows; the bicycling robbers; the foam letters adorned with mustaches; the tiny ... More >>
For about three months now, Northeast L.A. and Eastside residents have been noticing dozens of stuffed animals -- mostly teddy bears -- slung like drug-house sneakers from area telephone lines. The mystery culprit appeared to be much more prolific than the street artist who started dangling Wizard ... More >>
Lina Lecaro The "final" Check Yo with Erol Alkan at the Echoplex 2 years ago. In our years covering the popular dance party Check Yo' Ponytail (which started at the now-defunct Safari Sam's) we always felt the best thing about it was the mix of patrons: from ironic indie rockers to day-glo-ga ... More >>
Also, Michael Gira, The Pretenders, Foreign Born, and others
Hipsters heart him
Want proof that L.A.'s in the middle of an astoundingly fertile period of musical expansion? See the list below. We're going to have our hands full this year. Expect around the clock coverage from Austin.