Events, Food, LA, Music 3 years ago

Tomorrow’s Chart Topper is Today’s Guest Performer at Genghis Cohen’s

In the years before Guns n’ Roses welcomed us to the jungle, Fairfax Village and the nearby Hollywood Sunset Strip were a different place. Not yet dazzled by the hairspray invasion that would soon come and change the musical landscape forever, the area was home to dozens of cafes, bars and small clubs who welcomed […]

Music 3 years ago

Songs For August

I started this playlist with a sweet, fun Beatles cover by The Beach Boys. Maybe it’s famous and I live under a rock, but I just discovered their Beach Boys Party! album and wow, it’s incredible. Listening to it really feels like you’re watching them perform at a little house party in Laurel Canyon. There were […]

Events, Music 3 years ago

In Celebration of Elliott Smith at Largo

I don’t often see the name Elliot Smith, one of my favorite songwriters, pop up on my newsfeed. The singer/songwriter revolutionized the folk-pop music scene in the 1990s, and until his early death in 2003. To celebrate the birthday of the dearly missed but not forgotten singer, our neighbor Largo at The Coronet is hosting a […]

Art, Events, LA, Music 3 years ago

Muse ’til Midnight This Saturday at LACMA

Add this to one of Ms. Basil E. Frankweiler’s mixed-up files: This Saturday, August 2nd, beginning at 8pm, Angelinos have the unique opportunity to party into the wee small hours of the night at none other than LA’s premiere modern art destination, the LA County Museum of Art. That’s right, our good friends (and Fairfax […]

Events, LA, Music 3 years ago

The Grove’s Summer Stage Series

Here in Los Angeles – and our own Fairfax Village in particular – no summer is complete without the perfect soundtrack. There’s something about those seemingly endless moments, where each morning is bright, each night arrives slowly, and each day is its own adventure, that doesn’t feel complete until it’s matched with a song. Mixtapes […]

Music 3 years ago

July Playlist

It’s summertime. The days get longer and shorts get shorter. This playlist feels to me like the perfect summer day. It starts by waking up in a yellow, country room at The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel with “Cherry Licorice” by The Felice Brothers. Their new album Favorite Waitress really could have been the entire playlist, but […]

LA, Music 3 years ago

Skate over to Headline Records

Skate culture is alive and well in Fairfax and doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. And what’s more skate than an independent punk, garage, ska, hardcore and import records store? Headline Records, located less than a mile from Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, is just that place – bringing a bit of the odd and the […]

Art, Events, Music 3 years ago

Elaine Mayes

Veronica and I were watching the sunset in the Farmer’s Daughter parking lot during “Whiskey Hour,” when one of the hotel guests asked to photograph us. She took two quick pictures and told us to come to her photography opening that night. “What kind of photography? “Rock and roll.” On a whim, we decided to […]

Events, LA, Music 3 years ago

The Both Rocks the El Rey Theatre

Get ready to rock because that’s what The Both does best. Following a new-age meet-up via Twitter, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo formed The Both to bring soulful indie rock and power pop to the masses. With tickets costing only $25, June 14 at 9 p.m. is your chance to see one of alternative and indie […]

Music 3 years ago

Tunes For June

I made this playlist to help you ease into summer. Maybe sip a cocktail from Tart next to the pool and sunbathe with the rubber duckies in a bean bag chair, like I’ve been doing. I picked some old favorites like The Beach Boys singing about me and Joni Mitchell singing about my home. Plus […]