January 19, 2012
NIGHT LIFE After a year-long break, the deviant dance club/drag show Club Dragstrip 66 returns to the Eastside for a late night of glitter, gender-bending and "Diva Gangsta" dress. DJ Paul V. is set to spin a mix of electro-pop, indie beats and mashups, so don a wig and heels and let your freak flag fly. The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Sat. $15. (213) 413-8200. http://www.attheecho.com
December 7, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Walt Disney Concert Hall Willie Nelson, March 13 (Sun.) Los Angeles Theatre Wilco, Jan. 27 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre Trans-Siberian Orchestra, April 1 (Fri.); Hot 92 Love Affair with the Intruders, Bloodstone and more, Feb. 10-11 (Sat.) The Wiltern Elvis Costello & the Imposters, April 17; Young the Giant, Feb. 11 (Fri.) El Rey Theatre Punch Brothers, March 10; Galactic, March 29; Todd Snider, March 30 (now)
November 24, 2011
Cries of "punk is dead" resurface every few years, but it's been hard to make that case of late as scads of fast, noisy bands are gaining acclaim. Melt Banana, the Japanese titans of thrashy tumult, have been at it for ages, and they top a great bill of like-minded veterans including locals 400 Blows and the supergroup Retox. Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sun. $15. http://www.attheecho.com
October 31, 2011
MOVIES The Tingler Capping a monthlong Halloween celebration, the Cinefamily screens William Castle's 1959 horror-thriller, starring Vincent Price, about a centipede-like parasite that feeds on human terror. In keeping with the film's original release, the showing is presented in Percepto (with vibrating seats). Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. $12. (323) 655-2510. http://www.cinefamily.org . MUSIC Zola Jesus The dark-wave synth-wrangler and powerhouse vocalist Nika Danilova just released "Conatus," the biggest statement yet in an already-long career for the young singer-producer.
October 26, 2011 |
Los Abandoned always had a flair for the theatrical. So when the L.A. bilingual band decided to stage a one-night-only reunion show at the Echoplex this Friday, four years after breaking up in memorably dramatic style, it named the event the "Resurrection" concert and timed it to celebrate Day of the Dead. The set-opening number? Band members are joking about covering Peaches & Herb's "Reunited. " "It's basically a big-ass thank-you to our fans, to our community," said bass player Moises Baqueiro, also known as Vira Lata, explaining what prompted Los Abandoned to come together for a projected 30-song show that will trace its entire creative arc and empty out its catalog.
July 7, 2011 |
The chewy chips at Más Malo will ruin your appetite if you're not careful. Eat one and the blind flirtation of grease and salt on your tongue will cause you to reach for another, and then another. And before you know it you will become a mindless hand-to-basket-to-mouth machine, dipping these intentionally crunchless, deep-fried curiosities into the pillowy depths of the restaurant's housemade guacamole and through the fiery landscape of its five-part salsa flight. That's warning No. 1. Warning No. 2: The cocktails, agave-laced tributes to punk rock aesthetics, will quickly put you down for the count, so stick with two — three, at most.
June 30, 2011
MUSIC Blonde Redhead, the seminal 1990s indie rock band, is on summer tour and headed to Los Angeles, partly in support of its latest release, "Penny Sparkle. " It's the band's third album for label 4AD and its eighth studio album. Hear the twisted sonic magic live. Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles. 9 p.m. Fri. $25. (213) 413-8200; http://www.attheecho.com.