June 8, 2012 |
The word "brunch" doesn't usually conjure images of overflowing magnums of champagne, dizzying house music and a designated driver. But that's how summer is shaping up. A summer wave of Los Angeles hospitality, rooted in the ever-escalating standards of supper club service, is inviting you to burn the midnight oil in broad daylight with a fresh take on the weekend brunch: a celebratory meal that transitions seamlessly into a nightclub-style dance...
February 21, 2013 |
There may be no place in Los Angeles with a higher coolness-per-square-foot ratio than the Highland Park store Mount Analog . The music/fashion/sundries boutique on Figueroa St. is L.A.'s general store for noise-punk tapes, occultist supplies and home decor for the Illuminati enthusiast. But occasionally it expands its reach with old-fashioned club nights. Nuit Noire is a sporadic private party series that the store's owners host, featuring live acts and DJ sets from the globe's best goth-inclined electro and house producers.
March 14, 1992 |
Promoter David J. Gaar of Westminster is changing the location of the Cajun-zydeco dance parties he has been throwing on the third Saturday of each month. Starting with a Bad Boys Zydeco Band gig March 21, the place will change from the Sunset Beach Club in Orange to the Meadowlark Cafe, 6197 Ball Road, Cypress. Coming attractions include the Joe Simien Cajun Band, April 18; John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys, May 17, and the Cheryl Cormier Cajun Band, June 20.
May 8, 2003 |
The Afro-Cuban All Stars turned their Royce Hall concert Tuesday into an usher's nightmare. The dazzling 17-member orchestra had the entire audience on its feet, with couples dancing in the aisles and on the balconies. By the end, with the house lights up, it felt as if a big party had broken out on a school night at UCLA's stately theater. Normally it's frustrating to watch salsa bands in a concert setting because there's no place to dance, and ushers try to keep the aisles clear.
April 20, 2003 |
Thax is back! If that name's ringing a bell with you, you're old enough to recall the man with the dance party -- "The Lloyd Thaxton Show" -- who attempted to dethrone "American Bandstand's" Dick Clark. For eight years during the '60s, Thaxton, a popular Los Angeles DJ, was host of the entertaining, albeit schmaltzy, local show. His signature? At least once on every show, he lip-synced popular songs, hamming it up. "People started calling me a musical Ernie Kovacs," recalls Thaxton, now 75.
July 30, 1998 |
Let's merengue! Or maybe the jitterbug is more your style. How about the two-step or salsa? Don't worry if you've never boogied to country, swing or Cuban tunes. Here's your chance to learn in a party atmosphere with great music. Each Friday and Saturday through August, Universal CityWalk will hold free dance lessons and provide live music on the east end adjacent to Hard Rock Cafe.