Nightlife mogul Steven Edelson, the wealthy operator behind the renovated Los Globos club, has filed a $10 million claim against the city of Los Angeles, West Coast Sound has learned. The claim comes after the LAPD stripped Los Globos of its live music permits in October, though it has since resume ... More >>
So the center of the tech universe is still in Northern California. Big deal. Facebook's in freefall; the iPhone 5 is a snooze. Yes, innovation continues to matter, but these days, it's less about the platform and more about the content. On that front, L.A. is king. The top YouTube stars live here. ... More >>
We asked for your help finding the best and brightest online in Los Angeles, and you delivered. After combing through thousands of nominations for the L.A. Weekly Web Awards 2012, we're happy to announce our finalists. But we can't do all of this ourselves. We've got a panel of judges to help us pi ... More >>
Downtown's Regent Theatre -- a Skid Row echo of the movie palaces on Broadway just a couple of blocks west -- has been a first-run cinema, a warehouse, and during the porn heyday of the '70s and '80s, even an adult theatre. Most recently, it's been the site of one-off concerts brought by various pro ... More >>
Caroline on CrackBartenders at Mas Malo's mezzanine bar. Today, the 1920s building which houses whiskey bar Seven Grand presents one-stop shopping for fans of both bourbon and tequila with the opening of Mas Malo, the new downtown branch of Malo Restaurant. The historic 9,700-square-foot sp ... More >>
Soon to be known as the Satellite August Brown at L.A. Times posts an interview with the Satellite's Jennifer Tefft, the booker who left Spaceland about a year ago but who is back now that the location is transitioning to a new name and new ownership. As rumors about decamped Spaceland's Mit ... More >>
UPDATE: Spaceland Productions Senior Talent Buyer Liz Garo confirms new Spaceland Productions venue to open within a "few months" ... plus more on page two. It lasted seventeen years, but less than an hour ago Spaceland Productions announced they'd be moving out of the iconic 1717 Silver ... More >>
The influential mecca of the "Silver Lake scene" turns 15
Is there anything Sona Patel can't do? The legendary LA medical marijuana pinup physician is about to release a new album through the boutique Silver Lake label Drama of the Gifted Childd (rumored to be secretly owned by a couple of minor Strokes, the rhythm section of Ozomatli, and nightlif ... More >>
SXSW Stories: Psychedelic guitarsmith Imaad Wasif talks about playi
The first time West Coast Sound heard of Silver Lake band Local Natives was at Nettwerk Records' home office in Hollywood last November. The label's kingpin, Terry McBride, had convened a panel of Hollywood music biz types, including longtime PR man Mitch Schneider, Spaceland Productions' Mitchell ... More >>
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From old-school heads to prepubescent punks, Silver Lake is where L.A.s indie rock heart still beats
From October 13-19
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