If you like drama and marijuana together, then 2012 was the year for you: It was jam-packed with topsy-turvy cannabis news.
As the Obama administration cracked down on medical marijuana dispensaries in California, the president himself said pot users in marijuana-legal states shouldn't be prosecut ... More >>
Our Best Of issue just hit stands! We found our fairy tale, and now we present it to you: 435 of the most fabulous things in all of Los Angeles. From the city's most amazing restaurants to its tawdriest dive bars, from its edgiest art exhibits to the top spots for live music, we've got it all covere ... More >>
*Medical Weed's Stay of Execution in L.A.
*How to Grow Weed in Los Angeles If Dispensaries Go Away.
Federal authorities today moved to shut down all marijuana dispensaries in the downtown area and Eagle Rock as well as one in the city of Huntington Park.
The move is part of an ongoing ef ... More >>
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Sunday, September 9th
Upon seeing the spelling of Restavrant's name you may ask, "Why are they misspelled like that?" Who fucking cares? This Texas-bred, L.A.-based duo's shows will have you pogo-ing, st ... More >>
See also: KDAY, the Gangsta Rap Oldies Station, Breaks New Ground by Playing Music From the Bad Old Days
Our big story this week is on L.A. radio station KDAY, one of the only terrestrial outlets in the country playing classic hip-hop. The station -- which is independent but gets great ratings -- c ... More >>
In an exclusive to West Coast Sound, the Levitt Pavilions in Pasadena and MacArthur Park have revealed the lineups to their massive, free summer concert series -- almost 100 shows between the two venues.
This year features everything from Latin alternative to folk, indie and world music. Highlights ... More >>
Jennie WarrenBy Justin Bolois
See also: Glen Palmer Makes Clothes for Rock Gods: Living on Tom Petty's Malibu Estate, He's Tailored Duds for Everyone From Bob Dylan to Fleetwood Mac
In this week's music feature, we profile rock n' roll tailor Glen Palmer and his helter-skelter journey desig ... More >>
Jennie WarrenThe Allah-LasRemember new love, that burbling feeling of excitement you feel upon playing a new group and realizing you can't live without them? "Who is this?" your friends exclaim. "Make me a copy!"
Here are our five favorite upstart local bands who released EPs in 2011 that ma ... More >>
Jennie WarrenSee also: Dumbfoundead: Koreantown Rapper Inspires a Tremendous Following with his Unlikely Story
In our music feature this week, Dumbfoundead discusses his seeming overnight success, which was actually preceded by a largely unseen and tedious grind. Just 25, he was already an i ... More >>
Jennie Warren[Editors' note: In this week's print edition Javier Cabral has a downright amazing piece on the eastside backyard punk scene. See also Jennie Warren's excellent slideshow.]
Growing up in the East L.A., it seemed like everyone tried to form a punk band. Even I did. The scene goes ... More >>
Jennie WarrenIce Cube may cut hair in the movies, but if you schedule a photo shoot with him, his people will request it be BYOB -- Bring Your Own Barber. You'll need to bring a makeup artist, too.
After all, he's not the same man he was when Boyz n the Hood came out, 20 years ago last month ... More >>
Remember when L.A. electronic duo Tearist turned up on the cover of LA Weekly two weeks ago? Now you can go behind the scenes of Jennie Warren's photoshoot with the band. Check out the video by LA Weekly Creative Director Darrick Rainey after the jump.
Jennie WarrenMito Aviles (l) and ChadMichael MorrisetteTV showcases the skills and antics of scheming survivors, struggling fashion designers, and kooky apprentice celebrities, so will television execs give the green-light to an ultra-talented window display artist who consistently knocks th ... More >>
PHOTO BY JENNIE WARRENJohn D'Amico: The WeHovians' choice.BREAKING NEWS: West Hollywood City Council frontrunner John D'Amico made history today, when -- after a final count of 757 provisional and absentee ballots -- he surpassed two decades-old incumbents and pushed out their pet appointee f ... More >>
Jennie WarrenWeHo City Council candidate John D'AmicoEven with some 930 provisional ballots that still need to be counted, West Hollywood City Council challenging candidate John D'Amico has ousted appointed council member Lindsey Horvath, according to political consultants who talked with L. ... More >>
Jennie WarrenWeHo City Council candidate Lucas JohnRead the latest L.A. Weekly news story about WeHo's hotly contested City Council race: "West Hollywood Incumbents Dig In."
West Hollywood City Council candidate Lucas John, a 28-year-old public relations consultant and co-founder of the gay ... More >>
Jennie WarrenWest Hollywood candidate John D'AmicoRead the latest L.A. Weekly news story about the West Hollywood City Council race: "West Hollywood Incumbents Dig In."
After raising around $105,000 for his campaign, City Council candidate John D'Amico realizes he's not exactly the kind of ... More >>
Jennie WarrenWeHo City Council candidate Steve MartinAttorney and community activist Steve Martin loves a good fight, and, this year, he's sticking himself smack in the middle of one -- the highly contested race for West Hollywood City Council, which features six challengers and longtime inc ... More >>
Jennie WarrenWeHo City Council candidate Mito AvilesUpdate, 11:50 a.m.: Aviles, who hung a Sarah Palin mannequin in effigy from his rooftop in 2008, has received an endorsement from the gay Republican web site GayPatriot.net. More after the jump.
For West Hollywood City Council candidate Mi ... More >>
Jennie WarrenWeHo candidate Lucas John, with his pet poodle Forget all that talk on the campaign trail about a "fur free" West Hollywood... City Council candidate Lucas John wants to ban the sale of crystal meth pipes.
If elected, the 28-year-old challenger tells L.A. Weekly, "I'm going to ... More >>
PHOTO BY JENNIE WARRENWeHo City Council candidate Mito Aviles wants to send the Mubarak -- er, mayor -- packing on a private jetIn this week's cover story, "Dethroning West Hollywood's Martinets," Patrick Range McDonald documents three underdog WeHo City Council candidates who are taking a st ... More >>
Jennie WarrenNew Boyz go globalWell, the New Boyz "You're a Jerk" might be one of the biggest pop/rap tracks of 2009, but it's still making its way across the world and inspiring MCs and producers with its weird, minimal style. More evidence that the world is shrinking, and the sound of LA ca ... More >>
Marcia Hanscom, the influential, grassroots environmentalist who successfully won the battle to save a major portion of the Ballona Wetlands, has raised a red flag alert to her supporters, writing that bureaucrats at the California State Lands Commission are holding a hearing this morning to possibl ... More >>