Some all-ages clubs are so loosely organized, it can feel like Lord of the Flies when there's an open-mic night or a battle of the bands. But Pehrspace creates a distinctively different atmosphere. Established by Adam Hervey and Darren King in 2006 and run by volunteers, the not-for-profit, garage-size space juxtaposes group art exhibitions with all manner of literal noise — hardcore, electronic, avant-garde, punk — as well as more melodious and typically arty strains of indie rock, new wave and lo-fi pop. Entry to most shows is just $5. As for the location, Pehrspace is hidden in a nondescript building behind a nondescript parking lot in a nondescript part of town that's variously described as Westlake, Filipinotown or southern Echo Park. Rest assured, it is worth tracking down. —Falling James
325 Glendale Blvd., Westlake, 90026. (213) 483-7347, pehrspace.org.