• Salazar Spotlights Mexico's Sonoran Barbecue Style Cooking
    September 27 at 6:30 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Walking through Salazar's gates into the garden dining area from the somewhat grotty intersection of Fletcher Drive and Ripple Drive is like stepping through a portal of some sort into a desert fantasy. It’s not too slick, but it is beautifully…

  • Music Tastes Good Festival Debuts in Long Beach With Warpaint, The Melvins, Deltron 3030
    September 26 at 3:59 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    The inaugural Music Tastes Good festival took place this weekend in the downtown Long Beach Arts District. Spread over three days, the festival's biggest day was Saturday, when four stages featured performances by Warpaint, Dr. Dog, Deltron 3030,…

  • The Sights, Sounds and People of Music Tastes Good
    September 26 at 3:51 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    The Music Tastes Good festival took over the streets of Long Beach's arts district on Saturday, Sept. 24, with live music on four stages and plenty of food, street art and other activities to keep fans smiling.  All photos by Mathew Tucciarone.…


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  • Gowns Down: <i>Game of Thrones</i> Burlesque
    September 26 at 1:46 p.m. by Daniel Sliwa

    Winter is coming ... but Dirty Little Secrets will warm you up with a sendup of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones. It was equal parts parody and thematic burlesque stylings in the basement of Harvelle's Bar in Long Beach. Quality costuming, props…

  • Postapocalyptic Partiers Get Dirty in the Desert at Wasteland Weekend 2016
    September 26 at 1:36 p.m. by L.J. Williamson

    After enduring entry lines of more than five hours — Wasteland Weekend's stand-in for the misery of a nuclear bomb blast — survivors did battle in Thunderdome and Jugger matches, roared around in car parades, danced the dust and partied like it…

  • Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Day Two: Knotfest With Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax
    September 26 at 1:22 p.m. by Hannah Verbeuren

    Ozzfest meets Knotfest ended with a (head)bang on Sunday, Sept. 25, as Knotfest took over the San Manuel Amphitheater and festival grounds. Festival founders Slipknot were, of course, the main attraction, along with Slayer, Anthrax and Amon…

  • Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Day One: Ozzfest With Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Brujeria
    September 26 at 1:20 p.m. by Hannah Verbeuren

    Metal festivals Ozzfest and Knotfest combined forces on the same weekend for the first time in San Bernardino at the San Manuel Amphitheater. The lineup on Saturday, Sept. 24, lineup belonged to Ozzfest and included Black Sabbath, Megadeth and Los…

  • Jane’s Addiction, The Cult and Garbage Say Goodbye to Irvine Meadows
    September 26 at 12:03 p.m. by Levan TK

    Jack FM's 11th annual Jack's Show brought Jane’s Addiction, The Cult and Garbage to the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Orange County for one last blowout on Friday, Sept. 23. (The beloved outdoor venue is slated to be torn down later this year.)…

  • Cold War Kids Hold It Down at the Hollywood Palladium
    September 26 at 11:59 a.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    Cold War Kids performed a hometown concert at the Hollywood Palladium in support of their latest release, Hold My Home. The Strumbellas opened the Friday, Sept. 23, show. All photos by Mathew Tucciarone. Follow him on Instagram:…

  • Die Antwoord Sells Out the Hollywood Palladium
    September 23 at 3:09 p.m. by Levan TK

    South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord played to a capacity crowd on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Hollywood Palladium, debuting tracks from their latest album, Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid. As is often the case at a Die Antwoord, the crowd was…

  • This Is What HIGH-End Marijuana Cuisine Looks Like
    September 23 at 3:08 p.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Andrea Drummer is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and co-owner of Elevation VIP Co-op, a Los Angeles–based company that caters high-end, intimate dinner parties. Tonight’s theme is “Trashy to Classy,” and she’s created a menu that features the likes…

  • A Look Inside Fender's New Hollywood Offices
    September 22 at 4:49 p.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    L.A. Weekly got a look at Fender's new Hollywood offices, where the guitar maker designs and tests new equipment. The new offices feature large open spaces and a jam room for trying out products. The lobby also features two exploded guitars,…

  • Emmy Nominees and Winners Shine at GBK and Pilot Pen Lounge
    September 21 at 3:45 p.m. by Star Foreman

    The Emmys are over, the last of the big red-carpet events has shuttered its doors, and we have winners and losers. Luckily for us, everyone at gifting suites is a winner. You get a bra, and you get a bra, and you get a bra — everyone gets a…

  • Smelling the Roses at the Country's Largest Flower Market
    September 21 at 8:40 a.m. by Star Foreman

    Imagine it is 3 a.m. in downtown Los Angeles. Just steps away from Skid Row, the parking is full, cars are flying in and out, people are trading. Amid a silent city, something grows. The ancient (95 years old) Original Los Angeles Flower Market…

  • 35 Years of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, in Pictures
    September 20 at 6:20 p.m. by Staff

    In 1988, when Cassandra Peterson starred in the campy-as-hell feature Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the goth-punk B-horror-movie hostess Peterson created was at the height of her popularity. But before the rest of the country — and world — caught…

  • A Closer Look at Here's Looking at You
    September 20 at 6:30 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Koreatown's Here’s Looking at You is the brainchild of Animal veterans Jonathan Whitener, the former chef de cuisine, and Lien Ta, a former manager. Given his inventive cooking at Animal, it seemed inevitable that Whitener would eventually split…

  • How Scary is Halloween Horror Nights This Year? Take a Look.
    September 19 at 12:13 p.m. by Jared Cowan

    This year's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood resurrects some beloved horror movie icons: Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Leatherface. Among the familiar faces, though, are some brand-new tricks and treats on…

  • Son of Monsterpalooza's Most Terrifying Halloween Creatures Came to Burbank
    September 19 at 12:05 p.m. by Hannah Verbeuren

    Son of Monsterpalooza officially brought Halloween to Burbank over the Sept. 18-19 weekend. With tons of vendors, special exhibits, an art gallery and more, there was no event more fitting to get us in the spooky spirit.  All photographs by Hannah…

  • Dawes Performs New Album <i>We're All Gonna Die</i> With Mandy Moore Singing Backup at Hollywood Forever
    September 19 at 11:54 a.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    L.A.'s very own Dawes released their latest record We're All Gonna Die on September 16, and what better way to celebrate it by having a release day concert at Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge. Singer Mandy Moore joined the band for a song to sing…

  • Chance The Rapper Colors Our World at the Greek
    September 19 at 11:51 a.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    Chance The Rapper continued his Magnificent Coloring World Tour, performing a sold-out concert at the Greek Theatre in support of his latest release, Coloring Book . Francis & The Lights opened the show. All photos by Mathew Tucciarone. Follow him…



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