This is a small boutique record shop and I love their CD collection. They get mix CDs from artists that I might have overlooked. I can go in there and get dope mix tapes of a bunch of people I’ve heard about. I can do it all in one swoop over there. I like that.
This is probably the best. The staff there really gives a f—. Everyone who works there is really involved in the music scene, too. It’s a very community-driven record store. I think they’re definitely the best place around to get vinyl. I never make it over to that side of town. If I go, it’s only for that.
Lyon Recreation Center at USC
I go to the gym three days a week at USC. I lift weights. It’s actually a really amazing facility. They have everything there: a beautiful track and a weight room that’s great—the machines are really good. I’ve definitely gained more muscle mass working out at that gym than working out at the gym I was at previously. It’s $10 every time or you can get the pass and it’s cheaper.
I’m a member. Anytime they have something cool scheduled I try to go down there and see it on the big screen. More than anything I love being there with all the people who love cinema. It’s so awesome. I know everyone there is involved or wants to be involved in the film business, but it’s still a really cool place for the young people. It’s like the Low End Theory for people who watch movies.
I’m not a big music venue guy—I’ll just go wherever the person I want to hear is playing. But I’ll go to Piano Bar lot to hear what jazz is happening.
This place is pretty new. I got a great graphic novel from this little bookstore. It’s all art books and stuff, or artists sketch books.
Odd Future Pop-Up Shop
Obviously I go here and hang out with the Odd Future boys for a minute.
I shouldn’t even be putting this in print. Man, whenever I go there the goddamn spot is so full! I try to get something different every time because there’s so much stuff. I love panang curry. I’m into spicy.
Dantes Fried Chicken Truck
I love this truck but they’re never around anymore. They’re only here and there. I get to have it maybe once a year, but it’s so good.
Taco Zone Truck
After a show at Low End Theory I try not to go eat, but sometimes it can’t be helped. And at that hour you’re pretty much only going to get tacos. I go to Taco Zone—that truck is really good. Everyone loves to go there.
Photographs courtesy (in order): (1) turntablelab.com, (2) poobah.com, (3) afproducts.com, (4) cinefamily.org, (5) yelp/joon h., (7) oddfuture.com, (8) jitladala.com, (9) blog.stylesight.com, (10), eatingla.blogspot.com