July 31, 1987 |
According to article after article, all the really hip people are turning into couch potatoes, proudly staying home at night to watch videos instead of hitting the hot spots. Let me assure you that it was not an attempt at trendiness that kept me at home this week. I was supposed to be at Sugar Shack. That's the new Caribbean place on Pico Boulevard that seems to be the latest restaurant discovery. Everybody kept asking if I'd been there yet, but somehow I kept finding excuses not to go.
January 17, 2002
The right combination of atmosphere, bookings and clientele creates a sense of community at several local clubs. Some worth checking out: Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 466-6111. Hard-rockers' home away from home. Features the weekly Pretty Ugly Club and shows by veteran booker Dayle Gloria. Over 21. The Garage, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 662-6166. Local underground rock, punk and dance music draw a range of colorful scenesters. Over 21.
March 11, 2004 |
Moments into Stars' lush album "Heart," you think the sap starts to ooze. Each member of the Montreal quartet issues an introduction: "I am Evan, this is my heart; I am Amy, this is my heart," and so on. Cute ... or not. By the end, "Heart" is neither precious nor overwrought, the band's collection of sweets having folded the myth of love into songs that use melody as subterfuge and beauty as camouflage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1992
The Southern California Veterinary Medical Assn., in cooperation with the Los Angeles Departments of Animal Regulation and Recreation and Parks, is scheduling eight low-cost rabies vaccination clinics for dogs beginning Saturday. All dogs that are 4 months or older must be vaccinated against rabies under state, county and city ordinances. Rabies vaccinations provide protection for one year for dogs 4 months to 12 months old, and for three years for dogs 1 year old and older.
March 10, 1994 |
Perhaps because Silver Lake rates as a low-key locale on the hipster club spectrum, Pan--a new Thursday night club at Dreamz--is a comfortably inviting scene. With its truck-stop interior and drab decor, Pan is a great example of how a venue can spring to life with a bit of ingenuity and some good music.
HOME & GARDEN
December 6, 2007 |
Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca opened their first A+R store in a tiny space on Silver Lake Boulevard, showcasing international designs for the home including cutting-edge Czech ceramics and the in-your-face products of London manufacturer Suck UK. Now, Westside residents can get a taste of the couple's cool-seeker sensibility in a new Venice location. The space, designed by L.A.
December 10, 2010 |
Do you know Neil Hamburger? I think he's very funny. He writes such cutting jokes. I'm a fan of characters and I like things that are a little beyond reality. I like a little razzle-dazzle. Have you ever seen him? He's this guy named Gregg Turkington, who's this cool hipster guy who plays this old vaudeville kind of salty, greasy [guy] ? he wears a suit and tells these one-liners, as people usually boo or are confused. He has a show at Spaceland once a month. And he was just on tour with Tim and Eric.
January 8, 1995
The Los Angeles Department of City Planning will hold a series of open houses on proposed changes to the Northeast Los Angeles Community Plan. Residents are invited to the open houses to receive information on proposed changes to the 15-year-old plan regarding zoning, land-use policies and plan objectives and programs. The plan is a part of the city's General Plan, which guides development of the community.
December 29, 2012 |
The Henry Clay People performed on New Year's Eve at the Satellite last year, and by all accounts it was a Champagne-saturated bacchanal of indie rockers letting their hair down. They'll reprise it this year with a set to wrap up their December residency, which is celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band. Torches, Kissing Cousins and the Lonely Wild join them, and if your heart still lies with fuzz-blasted rock tunes and stage-diving frontmen, this is where you want to watch the ball drop (or ignore the ball-drop to spray someone with PBR)