A joint operation from FYF Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest, Mess With Texas 2012 featured Girls, Built to Spill, A$AP Rocky, Cults, Tycho, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Purity Ring, Tanlines, Titus Andronicus, Two Gallants, Chairlift, Deerhoof, Ceremony, Crystal Antlers and a ton of other bands. Photographer Nate "Igor" Smith camped out and captured the action.
Smog celebrated its third anniversary downtown with a takeover of Lot 613. London's Plastician headlined the night featuring Dubstep DJs Babylon System, 12th Planet, Emu, DLX, Pawn, Evol, Steady, Unit, Knyphy, Pablo Hassan,and Kemst. Deafening Dubstep delivered a full-body vibration experience...
Friends in online entertainment, marketing, advertising and tech schmoozed in their swimsuits for Digital L.A.'s pool party at Yamashiro's Pagoda Bar on August 30. Read more in Alexia Tsotsis' "Digital Pool Party: Digital L.A. at Pagoda Bar."
Fun in the sun on August 30 for Little Radio Summer Camp with music from Fool's Gold, The Ringers and Spider Problem. And let's not forget the water slide, the pool, or the BBQ from Wurstkuche. Some NSFW.
August took us to Club Hell and back, stopping at Sunset Junction, a couple of pool parties, and a secret M.I.A. show. If that werenâ€™t enough, we watched the HARD Summer music festival get shut down by riot police, danced our skates off at Down and Derby Roller Disco, and donned our best...
Like spotting a sasquatch in the woods or a low-flying UFO over a mountain range, the announcement of M.I.A.'s surprise L.A. visit was met with disbelief. The "secret" show reportedly sold out in 20 minutes and went off downtown at Lot 613. Read more in Drew Tewksbury's show review.
In 2009, an essential L.A. restaurant may not even be a restaurant at all — it may be a tweet telling you which street corner to hang around at, or a cart parked in the same location from the hours of 11 to 2. Read more in "Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential L.A. Restaurants."
While more mellow than previous years, Nightranger milked the Junction for all it was worth, hitting up SJ-related parties and events, both during and after the street stomping. Read more in Lina Lecaro's "Nightranger: Sunset Junction, Corner of Mellow and Sparse."
CuriousJosh brings you scenes from the L.A. underground including new private party DanceMusicSexRomance, Bass Ritual's monthly event at the Wal*Art gallery and art space, Blow Up LA's three year anniversary, and another renegade intellectual Mindshare event.