This week for our music feature we profile local guitar hero Hanni El Khatib, whose sophomore album, Head In the Dirt, came out Tuesday on the heels of some cherry licensing placements (hello, Super Bowl commercial).
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[Editor's note: Highland Park four-piece Fidlar made a name for themselves last year for their explosive skate pop-punk. As we wrote in March, they were either on the brink of getting huge or flaming out; looks like it was the former. On the eve of their just-released self-titled debut album -- and ... More >>
Dublab 13th Anniversary Party
Better than...waiting in a Wendy's drive-through congested with D.U.I. candidates at 2 a.m.
At the 13th anniversary party for Dublab -- L.A.'s beloved nonprofit web radio collective -- there were nine DJs on one stage in roughly five hours. The party ... More >>
What is it that fascinates about Up w/ Chris Hayes, MSNBC's almost one-year-old alternative to weekend talking-points pitstops Face The Nation and Meet The Press? Is it that the bespectacled former go-to stand-in for Rachel Maddow with the enviably dewy complexion seems to genuinely care about drawi ... More >>
Photo via DNAinfo.For once we're going to concede that New York is ahead of the game. Manhattan news outlet DNAinfo reports that Pera's Turkish Taco truck began serving alcohol today alongside its street fare. Pera's is the first food truck with a liquor license in the city.
Westmalle TripelSmells and our discussions of them are a bit of a shell game; we're constantly moving things about. An almond might smell "apple-y." "This apple has undertones of vanilla." "And Tahitian vanilla contains elements of almonds." A shell game to be sure, but it's all we have. ... More >>
Wine-and-cheese is such a classic combination that you might not think of going beyond it. But beer is a pretty terrific match for cheese too, and this is just the week to switch out your glass of Cab for a pint. Consider it an homage to the biggest beer drinking holiday of all: St. Patrick's Day.
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There are many things capable of filling an Echo Park art gallery on a Saturday night, namely the promise of free booze, which makes any art opening a draw for the young and perennially broke. But usually there is at least some promise of pop culture-infused paintings or gender bending performance a ... More >>