The Edwardian Ball made its L.A. debut on Jan. 31 downtown at the Tower Theater. Described as "an elegant, turn of the century celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus arts, DJs, ballroom dance, fashion, technology, and of course, the art and stories of Edward Gorey," the ball was hosted by Cirque Berzerk. Read more in Gendy Alimurung's "It Was a Dark and Gorey Night."
Metallica played a thrashing, hour-plus set at Stubb's Bar-B-Q on March 20 at SXSW. Read more in Patrick Range McDonald's "A Bizarro Night of Metallica and Devo" and "Metallica Sets Up Shop at Four Seasons."
The rockers and artists behind Art Core, Congregation of the Forgotten Saints and the Metal Awards Show invaded the Sunset Strip on New Year's Eve and bashed things up at On the Rox with band Black President.
It wouldn't be SXSW Interactive without a sneak peak at awesome new games and the chance to party with the ladies of tech, PR and social media. L.A. Weekly hit up the ScreenBurn Arcade Hall at the convention center, Facebook party at Pangaea, and traveling karaoke cabaret on wheels, the RVIP...
A sneak peak at the rare props and costumes from the Underworld vampire franchise up for auction Saturday Feb. 7 in El Segundo at the Premiere Props' warehouse. Get more details in Liz Ohanesian's Underworld Style Council blog.
Described as the "boisterous, twisted sister to Pasadena's prim and proper Rose Parade," the Doo Dah Parade celebrated 32 years of mayhem as it descended upon Old Pasadena on Jan. 18. There were giant rabbits with chainsaws, UFOs, Xenu, cows on roller skates, fabulous Furries and the belle of...
"I Kissed a Girl" and "Ur So Gay" hitmaker Katy Perry brought her "Hello Katy Tour" to the Wiltern on Jan. 31. Girls and boys of all ages packed the sold out venue to take in the show. There was even a dad or two (ahem, Duff McKagan) in the mix.
With a new album in the works, Autolux took the Henry Fonda stage on Jan. 17 before a packed house to debut a few songs for their hometown. L.A. Weekly showed up early and crashed their sound check to get an early glimpse of what the night had in store. The band has some great stuff on the way;...
Delta Spirit packed the house at the El Rey on Friday Jan. 16. Everest joined the night's lineup while on break from the Neil Young tour, but it was Delta Spirit that had the crowd dancing in the isles well into the night. The Watson twins also made a guest appearance.
East L.A.'s latin/jazz/gypsy/punk Killsonic Marching Gang invaded the Metro Red Line on Jan. 31, playing a series of 20-minute sets at subway stops between North Hollywood and Downtown. Read more in Chris Martins'
"Killsonic Marching Gang to Play... The Red Line Today?"
Nightranger has a fashion flashback, and offers a look at 2008's cool clubber style and off the wall wearables, from Barack and bondage, to crafting and cameltoes, to nerds and new wave nymphs. Read Lina Lecaro's new Nightranger column.
AC/DC, Muppet burlesque, Rococo Rendezvous at Royal/T, Metallica, Oasis, L.A. gang hoods, extreme dreidel spinning and insane Christmas light decorations, wrecking the halls with Indie 103.1, inside the studio with Jason Bentley at KCRW, and robbing banks with the cast of Point Break Live!