1 month ago | Ska
Ska lovers rejoice… again! The Skacademy Awards are back for their second year of celebrating all things checkered, up-stroked, and horn themed behind the Orange Curtain - and now (one step) beyond! Skacademy Awards cofounders Cameron Hallenbeck a...
1 month ago | Locals Only
On a fall evening in 2014 Lauren Lusardi, aka Plasmic, nervously stood center stage behind her signature pink mane and synthesizer in front of a wall of neon splatter and old televisions playing a mix art films and static at the now defunct Heart ...
3 months ago | live review
X The Roxy 12/31/2016 Being a life long fan of X, when the opportunity arose to see them in Hollywood on New Years Eve I couldn’t refuse. Born and raised in OC, I’ve seen X more times than I can count, but never in the town that so much of...
5 months ago | Music Festivals
When Transgress Fest organizer Drew Arriola-Sands is on stage singing in her band Trap Girl she is a woman possessed. Behind long black locks she emits witchy magic with the transfixing might of a gorgon, she screams, falls, thrashes, and bleeds w...
7 months ago | Music Festivals
Tattoo artist and musician Louie Perez III is a major fan of all things vintage, especially vintage California. Buildings, Catholic ruins, urban fixtures, and art and culture that whether they wanted to or not, were forced to stand the test of tim...
7 months ago | Locals Only
Screeching feedback echoed through the dark, sticker-filled ambiance of the Doll Hut on some cold night in the early days of the recession. The smell of piss and stale beer emanated from everything that night and clung to my smoke drenched cardiga...