Members of Lynwood act La Resistencia had about the crappiest Christmas morning you can imagine this year.
The skacore band has a recording and rehearsal space in Lynwood, where they normally keep their touring van off the street. On Christmas Eve, however, they moved the van to accomodate a neigh ... More >>
So you're looking for a way to celebrate Christmas without having to sacrifice your metalhead cred in the process? If the guys from Immortal caught you tapping your foot to Mannheim Steamroller, you'd lose all corpse paint privileges with no questions asked. So to help you save (painted) face, we've ... More >>
Sheriff's officials say Michael Wieczorek is a Grinch who stole Christmas. Literally.
After busting him Wednesday for allegedly swiping a delivered package from the porch of a home on Redondela Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes, cops say they found more pilfered holiday goods in his possession, includin ... More >>
Many so-called Christmas songs don't celebrate Christmas so much as the act of shopping. Other holiday tunes confuse that warm Christmas spirit feeling with that warm feeling in your pants. So, which of these songs are genuinely talking about the holidays, and which are just talking about raking in ... More >>
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If you look outside while reading this, the odds are that it's sunny and mild. You might see green and red lights and tinseled pine trees glowing through ... More >>
We've all heard the warnings: No matter how it pains you to say goodbye to the holidays for a long, loveless January, do not leave your Christmas tree up as a symbol of denial. L.A. County and City officials go to great lengths, each year, to make the disposal process as painless as possible, offeri ... More >>
It's not always easy being a New York transplant in Los Angeles. I defend you a lot, LA, to everyone back home who hasn't eaten at your taco trucks, felt your gleaming afternoon sunshine or appreciated the sweeping vistas mid-hike through your urban mountains. But this holiday season I chose to stay ... More >>
Anybody's who's ever watched Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" and reads this column knows the flamboyant nightlife reporter, Stefon (played by Bill Hader), and yours truly have similar sensibilities when it comes to colorful clubbing. Midget pirate parties ... white trash drag queen hoe ... More >>
While visions of sugarplum fairies might be dancing in your head this time of year, it's going to take a little more to bring your Christmas party to the next level.
While the traditional seasonal standards are... standard, the surefire way to put the star on your tree -- or the eggs in you ... More >>
L.J. WilliamsonSee also our preview: Aimee Mann's Christmas Show For People Who Don't Really Like Christmas
Aimee Mann opened her sixth annual Christmas show with dialogue from A Charlie Brown Christmas, quoting Chuck himself: "I think there must be something wrong with me -- Christmas is co ... More >>
Inglewood Public LibraryChristmas treeEveryone gets into the Yuletide spirit differently. In the case of Bri Webber, a library assistant at the Inglewood Public Library, her version of decorating for the holidays did not involve jingle bells, shiny ornaments or boughs of holly. Instead she ... More >>
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The annual Aimee Mann Christmas spectacular is becoming a venerable Los Angeles holiday tradition. Now in its fifth year, it's a "Christmas show for people who don't really like Christmas," in Mann's words.
We'd call it a blend of comedy ... More >>
You know that complaints about the commercialization of Christmas are as unfashionable as figgy pudding when "Your Ad Here"-equivalent Christmas ornaments are popular store items.
Companies like Coca-Cola pay big bucks to buy advertising space on billboards and bus stops, but they've cleverly figu ... More >>
It won't poison you or compel anyone to kiss you. It won't send mommy rushing into Santa's arms. In fact, it probably won't remind you of Christmas at all.
We've spent January trying to bring Christmas back into our hearts, but Squamscot's Mistletoe Mist, despite its festive name and the mistletoe ... More >>
Billboard reports an amazing tale concerning rapper The Game's Christmas shopping misadventures at a local mall. Apparently Game and his associate Avante Rose (also, apparently a Tila Tequila associate) were at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park last Friday and they left their vehicles ... More >>
A long time ago, in a manger far far away...people were revising their Christian iconography to fit a Lucasfilm agenda. Check out these Star Wars themed nativity sets. Sacrilegious, but crafty.
1. What Rebel Child Is This?
Are these Stormtroopers Mary and Joseph? Or are they inspecting the newborn ... More >>
Leonardo FrusteriThe Royal Yule LogWhen we talked with Darren McGrady, the Royal Family's former private chef (and later Princess Diana's chef -- yes, he considers those two very different titles), he told us about cooking for the Queen of the kitchen, as well as his thoughts on the upcoming ... More >>
What is it with Christmas movies and food? Whether it's George Bailey borrowing his mother's good dishes for the high school dance in It's a Wonderful Life or Ralphie's little brother showing Mom "how the piggie eats" in A Christmas Story, eating is inextricably linked with holiday festivitie ... More >>
More than miniature twinkling lights or The Little Drummer Boy blaring from every boutique, the surest sign the Christmas season has arrived is the return of Candy Cane Joe-Joe's -- or, as they're known on the street, Christmas Crack.
Thanks in part to their seasonal nature, these ersatz Oreos ha ... More >>