If you didn't attend the 1st Annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival this past Saturday, you did indeed miss out.
Gates opened at 2pm and the music played on until about 11pm. A total of four stages were set up among the blocked off streets allowing one to wander around as one pleased. Aside from the music stages, a variety of vendors lined up along the streets which included everything from food to clothes to music.
Considering there were a multitude of bands one could choose from, it was a bit difficult to decide who to see. My lineup began with Blackalicious leading to Blonde Redhead, Peeping... Read More
The LA Weekly Detour music festival starts today at 2pm in Dowtown Los Angeles on 1st and Main St.
Beck, Queens of the Stone Age and Basement Jaxx will lead the show, but awesome bands like Peeping Tom, Red Kross, Blonde Redhead and Blackalicious will also be performing for this event. The complete list can be found at http://www.laweekly.com/detour/artists.html along with the set times. If you are only interested in seeing the major bands, Beck, QOTSA and Basement Jaxx will close the festival around 8pm.
Detour is the 1st annual music festival organized by LA Weekly. All proceeds to benefit... Read More
Do you feel like your apartment could use some personalization? Are your walls a boring plain white? Then it's probably time to go take a stroll on the Venice boardwalk.
Located right on the ocean front walk, Mr. No Poster Shop is an awesome store with a very large variety of posters. From the classic Bob Marley portrait to vintage art expo posters from the 30's, this shop offers a wide range of styles and prices. A simple little poster can be purchased for about $15 there, but you can also get a huge lacquer framed piece for $300.
There is so many posters in this little shop that browsing through... Read More
Chances are you havenâ€™t heard of 826LA. Donâ€™t worry youâ€™re not alone. At least for now.
826 is a nonprofit started by Dave Eggers, founder of McSweeneyâ€™s and author of such works as A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and Giraffe? Giraffe!. What started out as an act of love in San Francisco has spread like a benevolent cancer across our nation to Seattle, New York, Chicago, Ann Arbor and our own fair City of Angels.
Its purpose is to support students aged 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to help teachers inspire their students to write. What this... Read More
Angelenos should know that the 1st Annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival is happening this October 7th in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $35.50, which seem like a value considering the artist lineup. Some of the more notable artists include Beck, Blonde Redhead, Peeping Tom, Queens of the Stone Age, Basement Jaxx, as well as many others. The festival is located at First & Main. Doors open at 2pm.
Aside from an immensely promising show at a bargain value, part of the proceeds will be donated to the TreePeople(.org) which is a non-profit Los Angeles organization which educates people about... Read More
On my most recent journey to reside in the world's larget playground, Las Vegas, Nevada. Who would'nt want to live amongst the glamour, the glitter, the shows, the lights, the all-you-can-eat buffets, clubs, casinos, all 24/7, play anytime, anyday?? Yes, my friends , these are all the fun things to do........when you visit Las Vegas. I , on the other hand, packed up my family, after having been born and raised in Southern California, Mar Vista/Venice area, and decided it was time for a change. So, I pack up the family July of 2005, and head up that lovely 15 freeway, unbeknownst to me at... Read More
Are you gonna cruise the Miracle Mile? â€“ Billy Joel, Itâ€™s Still Rock and Roll to Me (Glass Houses, 1980)
Long before the Piano Man referenced L.A.â€™s Miracle Mile in a song, this stretch of Wilshire Boulevard between Fairfax and La Brea Avenues was just an idea in the mind of Los Angeles developer A.W. Ross.
In the early 1920s Ross turned 18 acres of empty land west of downtown into a bustling commercial district. The automobile, not the pedestrian, would shape the Miracle Mile. Ross mandated that the building facades along Wilshire be engineered so drivers could see everything through... Read More