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Chris Walker

Mozejewski's infamous naked freeway ride

Xander Mozejewski's Ridiculously Awesome Life in a Wheelchair

An incoming call lights up the screen of Xander Mozejewski's iPhone. "Dude, you're not going to believe this," a friend says when he picks up. Somebody has just uploaded a nude photo of Mozejewski onto the wildly popular Internet aggregator Reddit, and it's blown up onto the front page, getting......

At Club Bahia in Echo Park, Live Nation Goes Indie

Echo Park has long prided itself on its indie music scene and trendy concert venues. Places like the Echo and the Bootleg offer a chance to buy $4 PBR’s and watch up-and-coming musicians before they become cool. They are anti-corporate venues, about the opposite of what one might experience at......
Kyle Hall performs at Risky Vision; Credit: Credit: Paisley Bruise

This House Music Party Is Cool, Even if It's Legal

The excitement of illegal dance parties held in warehouses is being in the know, and getting drinks well past the city’s 2 am curfew.  An event called Risky Vision is trying to tap into that vibe, with one major difference: It's legal. But it does still have cheap drinks and the same......
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Climate Change Expected to Hit These L.A. Neighborhoods Hardest

As the U.N. converges in New York this week for its 2014 Climate Summit, there's been more discussion about how local environments will be hit by global warming if it's left unchecked. A New York Times report suggests that by 2100, a new breed of "environmental refugees" will flee those cities suffering harsh......
Red Rocks on a "High" Note; Credit: Eric Gruneisen

Could Weed Be Your Gateway to Classical Music?

“Do you have anything that goes well with Beethoven?” The clerk at the Denver Wellness Center looks at me strangely, before motioning me over to a display case full of various THC-infused candies and baked goods. “Well,” he says. “We got weed cookies, gummies, lollipops, chocolate...I think any of them......
Rihanna and Eminem at the Rose Bowl; Credit: Jeremy Deputat

Lip-Synching Is a Plague Ruining Live Music

Do you enjoy live music? So do we. But a great deal of what you're hearing these days is not live at all. In fact, backing tracks — recordings that performers lip-synch to or ghost-play to on-stage rather than performing live — have become more common than ever.  We wrote about......
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What Happens in L.A. If California's Drought Continues?

We know the drought in California is bad. It seems like it hasn't rained in forever. Gardens are withering. And on the Internet, Californians have criticized the viral ALS ice bucket challenge in light of the parched conditions. Yet here in Los Angeles, the water keeps on running from our......
Daddy Kev at the Eagle Rock Music Festival; Credit: COLIN YOUNG-WOLFF

How Daddy Kev Uses Low End Theory as a Talent Incubator

Held every Wednesday at Lincoln Heights club the Airliner, Low End Theory is populated by lots of stoned kids with a love for avant-garde hip-hop. But the calm behind the storm rarely has more than a couple of drinks himself, and sticks to the periphery when he's not DJing or MCing. Kevin......