• Trump Inauguration Protest in Downtown Los Angeles Smolders in the Rain
    January 21 at 11:03 a.m. by Ted Soqui

    Trump protesters faced the rain in downtown L.A yesterday morning to demonstrate against our newly elected president. The many colors of social oppression converged on City Hall and the Men's Central Jail to protest an administration that is…

  • World of Wonder's Anti-Trump Art Show Nailed It — Bigly
    January 19 at 3:15 p.m. by Lina Lecaro

    World of Wonder Productions grabbed ’em by the paintbrush on Wednesday, Jan. 18, with an audacious art show and party protesting President-elect Donald Trump. Best known for producing the reality TV hit RuPaul's Drag Race and its outspoken blog,…

  • Birth of the Boardwalk: Scenes From Venice Beach in the 1970s and ’80s
    January 18 at 6:04 a.m. by Hillel Aron

    When my parents moved to California in 1978, my dad didn’t want to go. My mother had landed a job as a professor here, but my dad was just getting established as a photographer in New York. So my mom told him that he could pick what neighborhood…


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  • Porn's Top Stars Shone at the 2017 XBIZ Awards (NSFW)
    January 17 at 11:19 a.m. by Gustavo Turner

    Adult industry magazine XBIZ held its annual awards show Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Think of the XBIZ awards as the Golden Globes to the AVN Awards' Oscars — it's in Los Angeles, it's more insiders — and you…

  • Santa Monica Restaurant Erven Makes Vegetarian Dining Into an Artful Affair
    January 17 at 6:29 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Erven is one of those double-storefront eateries that feels all inviting and glowy from the outside, especially on a rainy winter night, and that feeling extends long after you’ve entered. The place is named for its chef, Nick Erven, who captured…

  • Signs of the Times: Preparing for This Weekend's Protest Marches
    January 16 at 4:59 p.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    Angelenos of all genders, ages and races are gearing up to march in support of immigrants' rights on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, and at the Women's March on Washington sister march in L.A. on Saturday, Jan. 21, We visited signmaking events in Santa…

  • The Best Cosplay We Saw at Anime Impulse 2017
    January 16 at 2:32 p.m. by Ed Carrasco

    The worlds of anime and video games collided in Pomona over the Jan. 14-15 weekend at Anime Impulse 2017. The annual convention celebrates everything from Pokemon to the manga series Naruto, and the cosplayers were no slouches. Check out some of…

  • Silversun Pickups and Yacht Headline “Love Trumps Hate” Benefit Show at the Bootleg
    January 16 at 2:30 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    Silversun Pickups, Yacht, James Supercave, Bloodboy, Nick Waterhouse, Expo 86 with Ari Herstand, Disco Shrine and Grant Owens of WFNM performed at the Bootleg Theater as part of Love Trumps Hate, a benefit for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. The…

  • Fans Celebrate David Bowie at Part Time Punks’ Bowie Nite
    January 16 at 12:57 p.m. by Hannah Verbeuren

    On Sunday, Jan. 15, Part Time Punks and the Echo hosted their annual Bowie Nite, paying tribute to the late, great Thin White Duke with guest DJ Jose Maldonado of Sweet and Tender Hooligans. Many fans broke out their best Bowie costumes and makeup…

  • The Satanic Temple’s Black Mass Was a Bloody Good Time
    January 16 at 12:33 p.m. by Hannah Verbeuren

    The Satanic Temple Los Angeles and Das Bunker brought out the city's creatures of the night at Union nightclub's Black Mass. Live music was provided by 3TEETH, Lumerians and more.  Doubling as a fundraiser for numerous endeavors such as women’s…

  • A Look Inside Everything Is Terrible's <i>Jerry Maguire</i> Video Store
    January 14 at 10:05 a.m. by Star Foreman

    DJ Rainbow Jail played in front of a crowd of 13,446 Jerry Maguire VHS tapes Friday night when Everything Is Terrible! opened the first (and last) Jerry Maguire Video store in Echo Park. The storefront is devoted to Jerry on VHS, while the back is…

  • Celebrities Flock to 2017 Golden Globes Gifting Suites
    January 12 at 3:15 p.m. by Star Foreman

    The gifting suites surrounding awards shows are always a fun mashup of "I can't believe she knows him," and "oh my gosh is that a puppy," and "oh look, cool skincare products." Super handsome Sebastian Roché at GBK talked about his favorite shaving…

  • Lord Huron Kick Off Five Sold-Out Nights at Teragram Ballroom
    January 12 at 1:59 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    Hometown heroes Lord Huron performed the first of five sold-out concerts at the Teragram Ballroom on Wednesday, Jan. 11. L.A. Takedown opened the show. All photos by Mathew Tucciarone. Follow him on Instagram: @mathewtucciarone.

  • Artfully Dressed Creatives Storm the Opening of the L.A. Art Show
    January 12 at 1:06 p.m. by Shane Lopes

    Wednesday night marked the opening reception for the L.A. Art Show, which regards itself as the region's preeminent art fair. Held at the L.A. Convention Center, the show is a who's who of L.A.'s most creative — and creatively dressed — residents.…

  • Pretty Things and Boogaloo Dudes Were on a Roll at David Bowie Skate Night
    January 10 at 3:36 p.m. by Star Foreman

    In the year since David Bowie passed away, it seems our collective enthusiasm for memorializing the legendary rock star has not waned. Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale celebrated the first anniversary of his death with the David Bowie Annual…

  • Destroyer's Uber Photogenic Food Is Ready for a Closeup
    January 10 at 6:28 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    If you wanted to present a case study for the drastic revolution in the rules of the restaurant business, you might use the recent career of chef Jordan Kahn as Exhibit A. Specifically, you might compare and contrast his last venture — the flashy,…

  • Blue Mondays at Boardner's Lets the Children Boogie in Honor of David Bowie
    January 9 at 6:12 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Blue Mondays and Helter Skelter teamed up on Jan. 6 to pay tribute to the coolest of the rock gods, David Bowie, at Boardner's. One of many tributes planned for the anniversary of David Bowie's death all this month, this Friday night celebration…

  • Metro Riders Stripped Down to Their Undies for the No Pants Metro Ride
    January 9 at 2:57 p.m. by Ed Carrasco

    Dozens of riders took advantage of the rare pleasant January day on Sunday, Jan. 8, by ditching their pants and riding the Metro, to the amusement of their fellow passengers. In previous years, the ride ended in Hollywood, but this year's ride,…

  • No Age, Best Coast, Bleached, Ty Segall Mark the Smell&rsquo;s 19th Anniversary
    January 9 at 2:07 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    No Age, Best Coast, Health, Bleached, Ty Segall and Vice Cooler performed at the Smell's 19th-anniversary concert at the Belasco Theater as a fundraiser for the Smell's new location. Read the concert review here. All photos by Mathew Tucciarone.…

  • Brujeria Headlines Show Your Scars Fest
    January 9 at 1:02 p.m. by Levan TK

    The second annual Show Your Scars Fest, "a day to celebrate underground metal, punk, grindcore, doom and more," filled to capacity the Regent Theater downtown. This year's theme was "Dia de los Metaleros," and the headliners were controversial…



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