• Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins' New Band Poptone Sells Out the Teragram Ballroom
    May 22 at 1:27 p.m. by Levan TK

    Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, who played together in the seminal acts Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets, have reunited to form a new band, Poptone. Their first tour, together with Haskins' daughter, Diva Dompe, is seeing them performing…

  • U2 Celebrate <I>The Joshua Tree</I>'s 30th Anniversary at the Rose Bowl
    May 22 at 12:50 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree, U2 performed two concerts at the Rose Bowl as part of the Joshua Tree Tour. Ninety-three thousand fans packed the stadium to hear some of the band's massive hits from the record, including…

  • Art Deco Fans Dressed to the Nines for Catalina Island's Avalon Ball
    May 22 at 10:56 a.m. by Jared Cowan

    In the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, it's sometimes easy to forget that only an hour's boat ride away lies an enchanting island that instantly transports you to bygone era. Though karaoke bars and trendy restaurants now line the bay along…


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  • Here's What You Missed at the First-Ever East LA Comic Con
    May 21 at 10:26 a.m. by Star Foreman

    The line was around the block at 11 a.m. when East LA Comic-Con opened the doors on its inaugural year, and at 3 p.m. the line still stretched around the block. The freshman convention hit capacity within moments of opening, and newcomers had to…

  • Phantogram Perform for the David Lynch Foundation at the El Rey
    May 19 at 1:12 p.m. by Jay Valena

    Phantogram performed at the El Rey on Wednesday, May 17, as part of a fundraiser for the David Lynch Foundation. The filmmaker's foundation promotes implementation of transcendental meditation in order to improve "health, cognitive capabilities,…

  • A Visual Tour of a Vintage Bus Graveyard
    May 19 at 6:56 a.m. by Star Foreman

    At Egon Kafka's amazing, historic bus yard in Fontana, a museum's worth of vintage buses have been waiting for somebody to scoop them up and place them into exhibits. But now that the city of Fontana has annexed the property that Kafka rents to…

  • Rare Photos Capture Classic Hollywood Stars at Play
    May 17 at 3:49 p.m. by LA Weekly

    Clint Eastwood does bicep curls backstage at Universal Studios. Jack Lemmon and Jimmy Cagney hang out at a luau with their wives. Frank Sinatra pitches during a game of baseball on the streets of Hoboken, New Jersey. In the pages of the new book…

  • Sample Seasonal Sake and Japanese Small Plates at Tsubaki, the Echo Park Izakaya
    May 16 at 6:26 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Tsubaki, the new izakaya in Echo Park, features a seasonal section of sakes, which is especially fun, showcasing special sakes that are particular to the time of year. Much of the food is a simple celebration of the ingredients at hand. Hiramasa…

  • Danny Lethal's Birthday Bash With 45 Grave And Only Theatre of Pain
    May 15 at 7:38 p.m. by Levan TK

    Danny of Lethal Amounts knows how to throw a bash, and his birthday celebration on May 12 at the Monty was no exception. The night had special performances by L.A.'s highly influential, old-school death rockers 45 Grave and Christian Death tribute…

  • At Strange 80's, Tenacious D, Weird Al, Jane Wiedlin and More Go Retro for Charity
    May 15 at 3:22 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    The fundraiser Strange ’80s featured performances by Tenacious D, Sarah Silverman, "Weird Al" Yankovic and members of The Go-Go's, Deap Vally, Slipknot, Anthrax, OK Go, Anberlin, Filter, Goldfinger and others. The event was hosted by Stranger…

  • Jamie Jones' Paradise in the Park Brings a House Dance Party to MacArthur Park
    May 15 at 3:03 p.m. by Miles Najera

    Paradise in the Park was an extravagant gathering of L.A.'s house and techno lovers presented by U.K. DJ and producer Jamie Jones. Kicking off the party was L.A.-based Marques Wyatt, who was followed by Nathan Barato and Art Department. Jamie…

  • Women of Wrestling Superheroes Put On a Badass Show at the Belasco
    May 15 at 1:58 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    The professional wrestling league Women of Wrestling Superheroes battled at the Belasco in front of an energized crowd. Fame, glory and justice were all at stake during the evening's pain-filled matches. Flying kicks, stage dives and trash talk…

  • Stunning Photos Capture the Food and Landscapes of Nordic Countries
    May 12 at 11:05 a.m. by LA Weekly

    These photographs, taken by chef Magnus Nilsson, aim to take viewers on a culinary trip through the Nordic countries of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. They're part of the exhibit currently showing at…

  • The Goats Are Back in Downtown!
    May 11 at 8:37 p.m. by Shane Lopes

    With the days getting longer and the grass getting taller, it's finally that time of the year again, when we bust out the goats for a little yard maintenance. Every year, dozens of goats are trucked into downtown to help clear excess brush and…

  • The Most Beautiful Sushi in Los Angeles
    May 11 at 8:29 a.m. by LA Weekly

    Los Angeles is the city that introduced sushi to the U.S., and all these decades later we've still got the best in the country. Of course, being that this is a city of dreamers, innovators and weirdos, we've also done some strange things to sushi.…

  • Flaming Lips Bring Unicorns and Confetti to the Theatre at Ace Hotel
    May 10 at 2:13 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    The Flaming Lips performed a sold-out concert at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in support of their latest record, Oczy Mlody. The concert was filled with giant blow-up dolls, balloons, strobe lights, confetti and a unicorn, which Wayne Coyne rode around…

  • Check Out the Ponte's Pizzas, Pastas and Rustic Italian Cuisine
    May 9 at 6:25 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    The Ponte recently took over the space that once housed the restaurant Terrine. The turnaround was swift, and the place doesn't look that much different — Terrine's burnished mirrors and brasserie interior have been replaced by a vaguely midcentury…

  • Sex Appeal Stepped Into the Ring at Lucha VaVOOM's Cinco de Mayan
    May 8 at 7:06 p.m. by Timothy Norris

    Saucy striptease and masked wrestling returned to the Mayan Theater for Lucha VaVOOM's annual Cinco de Mayo festivities. Blaine Capatch and Drew Carey hosted a night of sexy, sinful and funny performances by aerialist Veronica Yune, Tanya Gagne,…

  • A Perfect Circle Conclude Their Comeback Tour at the Hollywood Bowl
    May 8 at 3:14 p.m. by Levan TK

    A Perfect Circle's first tour since 2011 wrapped up at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, May 7. The band, led by Tool's Maynard James Keenan and guitarist Billy Howerdel, played a mixture of old and newer material and even a new "unfinished" number, as…

  • The Beautiful People of Das Bunker's <I>Star Wars</I> Night
    May 8 at 2:32 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Das Bunker's annual "May the Fourth Be With You" Star Wars night returned on Friday, May 5, this year as "Revenge of the Fifth" (get it?) at Union Nightclub. While there were a few Federation members in the crowd, the night went off without a hitch…



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