Things got hot at L.A's first ever Dirty Bird BBQ on Sunday, July 8, at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. With epic sets from DJ's Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, and J. Phlip, along with a bottomless BBQ feast. It was the perfect Sunday Fun day event! All photography by Shane Lopes
Titmouse Inc., the animation studio behind cartoon hits on Adult Swim, Netflix, Amazon Video and many more, hosted its somewhat annual Smash Party in Hollywood on Saturday, May 19.
Guests were invited to destroy their unwanted property in a giant cage surrounded by an audience. You could smash anything from plates and dishes to toilets and old-school tube TVs. Titmouse even provided an arsenal of weapons, including axes, baseball bats, crowbars or — the crowd favorite — the bowling ball.
If the insanity of the smash pit wasn't enough for you, Nekrogoblikon had a surprise performance to start the night. They were followed by the absolute craziness unleashed by cult band Radioactive Chicken Heads. All photos by Tyler Hagen. @t_hagenphotos.
When most Coachella-goers are winding down for the night, a special few were putting on their dancing shoes and getting ready to boogie all night. Music lovers saved their disco moves for the Rhonda Queen of the Desert afterparty. Presented by A Club Called Rhonda, the evening featured music by Talaboman and Motor City Drum Ensemble, as well as Peggy Gou.
All photography by Shane Lopes
Every year Coachella organizers face the dilemma of how they're going to top the previous year's art installations. From towering sculptures to million-dollar marble carvings, each year the bar is raised higher and higher. This year was no exception for Coachella, which stunned with a tower that guests could slowly walk up to the top. On top of this were wire fortresses made of thousands of layers of thin wire. And that was just two of the installations! All photography by Shane Lopes
From the brilliant minds behind Beetle House comes the Electric Pussycat Bar. Located in Glendale by that In N Out that isn't a drive-through but your GPS doesn't know that so at 11 p.m. you're hungry and outside a closed burger joint, the Electric Pussycat brings its menu of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and awesome shakes to a city we all visit but have never had somewhere amazing to eat in till now. It officially opens on Saturday, April 14.
All photos by Star Foreman.
Deep in the east side of Chinatown, surrounded by old warehouses and adjacent to train tracks, was the platform for Factory 93 with headliner Carl Cox on Saturday, March 23. Partygoers dressed in ’90s throwback fashions graced the scene, dancing from the early afternoon to well past sundown. With a nostalgic tribute to the downtown warehouse parties, Factory 93 was a refreshing change from today's highly produced party scene.
All photography by Shane Lopes.