In the heart of Hollywood beyond the Walk of Fame, party-goers celebrated New Years Eve with the interactive performance troupe The Lucent Dossier Experience. H.wood bar was transformed into a glamorous wonderland as stilt walkers, musicians and dancers roamed the crowd.
The Hear Gallery and Notorious Jen brought LA Violette back to the Purple Lounge in Hollywood's Standard Hotel for one last end of the year party. Resident DJs Fresh2Death (Notorious Jen and Swift) and Owen Masback (Master of Retro) spun classic "back in da day" tunes from Prince, Tupac,...
Nine Inch Nails, Mars Volta, Stone Temple Pilots, Dirtbombs, REM, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, TV on the Radio, Fleur de Tease, Angels and Airwaves, Erykah Badu, Cold War Kids, Marc Broussard and many others on the weekend of October 24-26.
2009 was a year filled with parties, girls and more girls. L.A. photographer Mark "The Cobrasnake" Hunter traveled the world and captured the best of the party scene in all its glory. A tough job, we know, but somebody's gotta do it. Some photos NSFW.
Autolux, Definitive Jux, jerkin', Julian Casablancas, SXSW, Coachella, Depeche Mode, FYF Fest, Metallica, Moby, Morrissey, Lucent Dossier, Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, Mike Patton, Silversun Pickups, M.I.A, Bon Iver, DJ AM, Lady Gaga, Maynard James Keenan, Iggy Pop, Peaches, Street Drum...
As Lady Gaga was taking over Nokia Theatre last night, Kid Cudi was tearing up the stage at neighboring Club Nokia with openers Johnny Polygon and Chip tha Ripper. Read all about Kid Cudi's upcoming collaboration with Definitive Jux rapper Cage in this interview.
Sugar and ice at Ghetto Gloss and Pershing Square, Rodney Bingenheimer's ROQ-in birthday bash, Camp Freddy gets grungey and The Rootdown's groovin' good-bye. Read more in Lina Lecaro's Nightranger column.
Sunday evening, we headed to HM 157 in Lincoln Heights for Old Timey Winter Nite. The one-off, variety show and party featured music, readings, Appalachian clogging and lots of tribal fusion bellydance.
CuriousJosh brings you scenes from the L.A. underground, including Sqysh Fysh which featured aerialists and DJs at a benefit to return their three eyed mutant vehicle to 2010's Burning Man festival. Rumors suggest further pre-playa mayhem will be announced on the Sqysh Fysh website.