L.A. Weekly went beyond the stage with misfit drummers Bobby Alt, Adam Alt and Frank Zummo of Street Drum Corps on Nov. 14 at the Palladium when the band opened for Motley Crue... guest celebs and last minute beer runs included. If you missed our interview with Street Drum Corps last week, read it here.
Playmates, athletes and celebs teed off, played twister and partied on November 14 and 15 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino for the 2nd Annual Playboy Golf Scramble, Awards Party and December Playboy Issue launch.
"The Psychedelic Experience: the Art of Karl Ferris" opened Nov. 15 at Mr. Musichead Gallery. An innovator of psychedelic photography, Karl Ferris is known for his iconic images of Eric Clapton, Cream, Donovan, The Hollies and Jimi Hendrix. The exhibit runs through Nov. 29.
Mudhoney is back on Sub Pop and as rowdy as ever. The band tore up the El Rey Theatre on Nov. 14 with openers Model/Actress and Japanese Motors, plus special guest David Yow (Qui, Jesus Lizard). Read Rita Neyter's review here.
Classic bodies glistened under the dim red lights of the Derby's cozy bar on November 15 for Viva Los Angeles' burlesque show and the Whistle Bait Mods and Rockers event. Read Erica Wrightson's article on the sensational event here.
On November 15, artists and rockers descended on Melrose Ave. boutique turned art gallery Congregation of the Forgotten Saints for the opening of "Art Core: Honoring Metal Through Art." In association with the Metal Music Awards, Hyaena Gallery, The Hive Gallery, and Cannibal Flower, this...
Friends, fans and family of longtime L.A. Weekly astrology columnist Rockie Gardiner, who passed away on Halloween, gathered at Boardner's in Hollywood on November 15 to celebrate the life of our favorite stargazer. Read her son Jeremy's touching farewell "Rockie Ascendent."
Being a club regular, one comes to expect loud music and the inability to hear a damn thing that dude next to you at the bar is saying. This week Cobrasnake captures the best, the worst and the most perplexing of partygoer's hand signs and body language.
On Nov. 13, Los Angeles was chosen for the biggest earthquake destruction simulation ever conducted in the U.S., based on a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault. These photos are from simulation sites in Encino, Van Nuys and Beverly Hills.
In Jonathan Gold's "99 Essential L.A. Restaurants" he writes about this year's "rise of the hypermasculine restaurant, where chefs take the same kind of fierce pride in their arcane meats and cheeses they probably used to take in their record collections." Based on these photos, it appears Gold...
On November 11, Scottish alt/indie/Brit pop band Travis made its only North America stop of the year at the Troubadour on the heels of its recent release, Ode to J. Smith, to the delight of many lucky fans.