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A view of Chatsworth from the Santa Susana Mountains; Credit: Photo by Colin Young-Wolff

Chatsworth: Los Angeles' Final Frontier

Deep in the northwest corner of the San Fernando Valley, the Santa Susana Mountains mark L.A. County's boundary with Ventura County. Chatsworth — nestled at the foot of these hills and still laced with Old West charm — is the final frontier of Los Angeles. The sounds of the city fade......
Band The Internship performing in a UCLA parking garage

Which Has a Better Music Scene: UCLA or USC?

The rivalry between USC and UCLA is long and storied. Do you bleed cardinal and gold, or blue and gold? This question is usually most heated on the football field. But we wondered: Which university has the better music scene? To duke it out we brought in two of our......
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The Best and Worst of Outside Lands 2013

Outside Lands went down at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend; it was frigid and there were transportation headaches, but the music made it well worth it. Here's the best and worst of the weekend:......

Brokechella is Back! And It's Still Damn Cheap

Not enough cash for Coachella this year? Too burnt out from sandstorms and empty-Daft Punk promises to try round two? Perhaps you don't care about any of that and just enjoy drinking outside. Whatever your reason, Brokechella might be what you are looking for. Now in its third year, this......
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Aras Baskauskas: Survivor Winner Is Now a Singer-Songwriter

Aras Baskouskas, the grandson of soap opera star McDonald Carrey, won Survivor's Panama edition, which aired in 2006. He was 24 then -- he's now 31, lives with his girlfriend, model Christy Peterson, and has a career as a singer-songwriter. But there have been a lot of adventures along the......
Comedy Living Room hosts Matt Lottman and Frank Chad Muniz; Credit: Photo by Gabrielle Canon

Comedy Living Room: It's Comedy…in a Living Room

See also: *10 Best Stand-Up Comedy Shows in L.A. *12 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013 It all started with a red curtain. Roommates Matt Lottman and Frank Chad Muniz realized that the front of their Hollywood rental house resembled a stage one morning when Muniz stood in front of......
Volunteer Ken Perry accompanies performers; Credit: Gabrielle Canon

What's It Like to Go to an Open Mic Night…on Skid Row?

It is midday last Thursday and Georgia Berkovich is rushing to ready the Day Room of the Midnight Mission, where she works as the community relations manager. L.A. musician Ken Perry tunes a guitar before accompanying a man wearing a reflective vest, as he sings "Dead or Alive" to a......
Skinhead Rob

Skinhead Rob On His New Band Death March

Death March doesn't give a shit what you think about them. Then again, it wouldn't be punk rock if they did. The band is the latest collaboration between vocalist Rob Aston -- better known as "Skinhead Rob" from his work with Rancid -- Freddy Zepeda, Jimmy Zepeda, and 21-year-old bass......