• Mastodon Brings Their Psychedelic Metal to the Hollywood Palladium on 4/20
    April 21 at 12:04 p.m. by Jay Valena

    Mastodon performed at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday night in front of a sold-out horde of rabid fans, many of whom were celebrating 4/20. Russian Circles started the night off with muscular instrumental metal, and Eagles of Death Metal…

  • Peek Inside the Instagram Dream That is the Museum of Ice Cream
    April 21 at 11:01 a.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    We got an early glimpse of the Willy Wonka-esque Museum of Ice Cream, which opens to the public on April 22. Inside the bright pink building between the Arts District and Fashion District downtown, a one-way walking tour brings you to a collection…

  • All the Pretty Veggies at P.Y.T., Josef Centeno's Newest Downtown Restaurant
    April 18 at 6:29 a.m. by Anne Fishbein

    Josef Centeno is doing something slightly different at P.Y.T., something that makes this newest venture relevant in its own right. Where all the food at Bäco Mercat — meat and meat-free — is aiming for maximum flavor and contrast and excitement,…


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  • Coachella 2017 Photos, Weekend One: Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Justice, Future Islands (Sunday)
    April 17 at 4:29 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    The final day of Coachella featured musical performances by Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Justice, Future Islands, Devendra Banhart, Grouplove, DJ Khaled, New Order and others. Sunday, April 16, saw 125,000 music fans filling the Empire Polo Club in…

  • The Most Beautiful People of Coachella 2017
    April 17 at 4:21 p.m. by Shane Lopes

    As the sun rose on Monday morning, the desert dust had settled and Coachella weekend one officially drew to a close. But along with the music still echoing in our ears are the bountiful memories of all the beautiful faces that attended over the…

  • Take a Trip Down the S&M Rabbit Hole at the Wonderlust Ball
    April 17 at 1:44 p.m. by Ernie Manrique

    On Friday, April 14, we ventured down the S&M rabbit hole for A Nightmare in Wonderland and the Wonderlust Ball, two sexy parties on two levels of the Globe Theatre downtown. Unless he was a spanking enthusiast, even Lewis Carroll would have been…

  • Last Rites Marks the End — for Now — of Club Monte Cristo
    April 17 at 12:57 p.m. by Star Foreman

    At the end of the Summer of Love in 1967, there was a mock funeral to signal the end. Fifty years later we have the end of one of L.A.'s iconic goth clubs, the Monte Cristo. Today they unplug the neon, strip the furnishings, and shutter the doors —…

  • Coachella 2017 Photos, Weekend One: Lady Gaga, Future and Dreamcar (Saturday)
    April 16 at 4:24 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival continued Saturday, April 15, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. The iconic festival's attendance expanded from just under 100,000 last year to 125,000 this year, and some of the world's biggest musicians…

  • Our Favorite Scenes From the Tax Day Protest in Downtown Los Angeles
    April 16 at 1 p.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    The April 15 Tax March in downtown L.A. drew thousands of protesters demanding the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns. Men, women, children and a few dogs joined the peaceful march from Pershing Square to City Hall. The participants…

  • The Best (and Weirdest) Fashion at Coachella 2017
    April 16 at 12:43 p.m. by Shane Lopes

    Never mind festival season — with Coachella, spring fashion season has sprung. The festival brought out plenty of black crochet and metallic macramé, and the coordinating outfits of BFFs appear to have been cut from the same cloth — literally…

  • Coachella 2017 Photos, Weekend One: Radiohead, Travis Scott and Phantogram (Friday)
    April 15 at 3:30 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off Friday, April 14, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. The iconic festival's attendance expanded from just under 100,000 last year to 125,000 this year, and some of the world's biggest musicians…

  • Vince Staples Brings the Life Aquatic Tour to the Fonda
    April 12 at 3:16 p.m. by Mathew Tucciarone

    Vince Staples wrapped up his 28-date Life Aquatic Tour on Tuesday, April 11, with the first of two concerts at the Fonda Theatre. The tour concludes April 12 at the Fonda. The concert featured three giant LCD screens and an array of changing…

  • Sampha Brings His <i>Process</i> to the El Rey
    April 12 at 2:29 p.m. by Brian Feinzimer

    Sampha played to a packed crowd at the El Rey on Tuesday, April 11, ahead of his Coachella performances later this month, in support of his acclaimed debut album, Process. The show started soothingly and built in intensity as the U.K.…

  • Of Montreal Bring Their Costumed Extravaganza to the Teragram Ballroom
    April 12 at 2:27 p.m. by Shane Lopes

    Of Montreal put on a glitter-filled, exploding rainbow of a performance that was something to remember on Wednesday, April 12, at the Teragram Ballroom in support of their latest EP, Rune Husk. From dancing dragons to a depiction of the United…

  • Peek Inside L.A.’s Lost Iconic Buildings
    April 12 at 6:07 a.m. by Hadley Meares

    Alas, you can no longer party at Pickfair or the Garden of Allah. But you can relive L.A.'s glorious, debaucherous past by delving into these photos. Read more about these historic wonders here.

  • Maids and Squires Partied Like It's 1599 at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire
    April 11 at 1:27 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Fifty-five years ago, there was no such thing as a Renaissance Faire. People didn't even spell fair with an e at the end. It was a dark and dreary time with no giant turkey legs, no jousts, not even a tightly laced bodice. If not for Ron…

  • <i>Hamilton</i> Burlesque Parody <i>Hamiltease</i> Brings the Sexier Side of the Broadway Smash
    April 11 at 12:45 p.m. by Ernie Manrique

    On Saturday, April 8, Peepshow Menagerie brought Hamiltease, a burlesque parody of the Broadway smash musical Hamilton, to Fais Do-Do in West Adams. The sold-out show featured performances by Tas DeVille, Nox Falls, Sgt. Die Wies, Kitschy Koo and…

  • Broke L.A. Returns, Bigger and Weirder Than Ever
    April 11 at 12:10 p.m. by Shane Lopes

    Broke L.A. (formerly known as Brokechella) kicked off with a bang for the seventh year in a row on Saturday, April 8. For the first time, the festival was not held on the same weekend as Coachella, and it was moved to a new, larger space in East…

  • The Legs Were Short But the Fun Was Long at Corgi Beach Day
    April 10 at 2:48 p.m. by Star Foreman

    Corgis to the left, corgis to the right, corgis everywhere at Spring 2017 SoCal Corgi Beach Day at Huntington Dog Park. More than 4,000 people and innumerable dogs showed up to the thrice-yearly event. The festivities featured a tiki costume…

  • The Most Beautiful People of When We Were Young Fest
    April 10 at 2:03 p.m. by Ed Carrasco

    The Descendents and Morrissey headlined the two-day When We Were Young festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana over the April 8-9 weekend. We were there to capture the festival's most beautiful people in the crowd and onstage on Sunday, including…



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