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Over the Weekend: The Crystal Method Play Secret Show, Julian Casablancas Begins His Downtown Residency, Plus LMFAO and PMX

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Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Thought the LA nightlife would calm down after Halloween? You thought wrong. From secret shows to Asian pop culture conventions, we were out and about this weekend. Keep reading to find out what happened.

Julian Casablancas at Palace Theater

click to enlarge TIMOTHY NORRIS
  • Timothy Norris

Julian Casablancas marked his move to Los Angeles with a residency at downtown's Palace Theater. At Friday night's inaugural gig, friends like Fabrizio Moretti, Albert Hammond, Jr. and Devendra Banhart were in attendance to cheer on The Strokes' frontman. Check out Timothy Norris' photos in his "Julian Casablancas @ Palace Theater" slideshow and read Drew Tewksbury's live review.

The Crystal Method Secret Show at Echoplex

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  • Colin Young-Wolff

Techno stalwarts The Crystal Method returned to the stage on Saturday night with a secret Echoplex show. Read Dennis Romero's review and peruse Colin Young-Wolff's photo gallery.

LMFAO's Party Rock Tour at Hollywood Palladium

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  • Timothy Norris

LMFAO brought the party rock to Hollywood with a massive show featuring performances from Shwayze, Far East Movement, Paradiso Girls and Space Cowboy. The fans, in return, showed up sporting their biggest, geekiest pairs of glasses. Check out the scene in Timothy Norris' photo gallery.

Pacific Media Expo

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  • Shannon Cottrell

Shannon Cottrell and I spent this weekend at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport for Pacific Media Expo. The annual convention combines pop culture trends from across Asia for an event that mixes fashion, martial arts, music and, of course, anime. Check out Shannon's photo gallery and the first installment of our blog coverage.

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