If you’ve spooned buttery corn risotto while watching Jackson Browne coo sweet nothings or popped salty beads of salmon roe between your molars in time with Twin Shadow’s synthesized drums, then you’ve been to the club that goes by “No Name.”
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
How civilized: classical music in an intimate setting followed by discussions with the musicians and a repast.
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
What began as an enclave of old-school reggae lovers sharing music with friends is now one of L.A.’s longest-running dance parties—of any genre.
Neighborhood: Echo Park
Whether it’s a celebration of George Gershwin or the sounds of Afro-futurism, an accordion festival or throwback Latin funk, Grand Performances at California Plazaoffers an astoundingly diverse lineup.
The Hollywood Bowl is one of the largest natural outdoor amphitheaters in the world. From its very first season performance in 1922, it has been a renowned Southern Californian locale where Angelenos have gathered to picnic and enjoy music…
We like the idea of stress-free shuttle service the Bowl provides from Chatsworth and Rowland Heights and Lakewood but hate to give up the freedom our chariot affords us…
Granted, the first visit to the Malibu Performing Arts Center can be off-putting. The room seems more conducive to a sonorous lecture on law…
Microphones are for wimps. Mickey Champion is an old-fashioned shouter with no need for amplification, a roost-ruling, room-roaming tempest no mink stole or muumuu can fully contain
Neighborhood: Leimert Park
The cosmic country music of Gram Parsons is alive and kicking in L.A. Its primary practitioner is reedy-voiced hipster Mike Stinson , whose hard-rocking honky-tonk is raising roofs and breaking hearts all over town, from the Scene in Glendale to the Cinema Bar in Culver City