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What Are You Doing On February 9? Partying With National Forest, The Standard, Nite Jewel, M83, and Us.

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If you have been to The Standard Hollywood since December, you may have noticed that it has totally been transformed into a California cosmic winter wonder zone courtesy of National Forest‘s Justin Krietemeyer and Steven Harrington. The show is their Auroraborealis and is totally great. To support the close of the show, we are teaming up with both The Standard and National Forest to throw a kick ass party on February 9. As you can see above from the flyer, you will not want to miss this.

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Land Laid In LA

Land Laid In LA

Lay of the Land is a unique local studio who physicalize geography. They dont make little woodblocks or maps but instead these really interesting topographical representations of lands. They’re like little views of a state or country or physical mass as seen from space created with plush greens and solid blues. They’re little reminders of nature and geography.

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Making Made Collection

Making Made Collection

Who doesn’t need fancy, well-made, wooden tabletop items? Well executed little objects make for great gifts and are as functional as they are fun. They’re those perfect little things you see in OK and Poketo and whatever store you stop into. You can’t help but pick one up every so often! The locals at Okum Made are carrying on this idea of simple, cute, excellent little products that you don’t need but you need. It’s their Made Collection, a new selection of simple and woody goods that are currently being Kickstarted.

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Making The Arts District: An Interview With Michael Smith and Tyler Stonebreaker of Creative Space

Making The Arts District: An Interview With Michael Smith and Tyler Stonebreaker of Creative Space

A neighborhood isn’t planned: a neighborhood happens. It’s the result of like-minded individuals and businesses grouping together in the same area and growing a part of town into their perfect community. This process takes years and relies heavily on change as the catalyst for success. Los Angeles neighborhoods are constantly changing. With a huge population of creatives, makers in need of space, and new businesses looking to expand, forgotten and neglected parts of the city become neighborhoods coping with a status change: they are maturing and, in some cases, rematuring. Los Angeles–now–is a collection of neighborhoods happening at warp speed.

Venice, Highland Park, Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, the Arts District, Chinatown, various Fairfax Corridors: these are just a few of the Los Angeles neighborhoods that have and still are coming into their own. People are taking note of this and doing what they can to ensure that these neighborhoods succeed. People like Tyler Stonebreaker and Michael Smith are following the growth and changes in Los Angeles very closely because it is their job to know what neighborhoods are doing and how businesses new and old to Los Angeles can fit within our landscape.

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Trust Los Angeles Los Globos

Robert Alfons’ Trust, his amazing electro goth act, is coming to Los Globos on April 24. This will be good. Do NOT miss this, people.

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New York Times Los Angeles Risk Of Decline

Here is some New York City sensationalism: the New York Times published and article titled “Report Finds Los Angeles at Risk of Decline.” Okay, dudes. But, truth telling: most of the article is bogus but our “expanding” so quickly from outsider money is something to be concerned about. Who is really in control of LA? Do those people actually care about the city? That’s where we see the imminent decline coming from…

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Bleeding Rainbow Los Angeles

Musical act Bleeding Rainbow is on tour now and is making a few Southern Californian pit stops: catch them at the Church On York on April 30.

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Moderns Los Angeles Synth Pop Sub Urban

Local synth pop act Moderns have recently hit the scene with their totally jam-able song “Sub Urban.” Quite nice: catch it below!

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Cinco De Mayo Party El Conjunto Nueva Ola Echoplex

The Echoplex is welcoming a (pre) Cinco De Mayo bash with El Conjunto Nueva Ola on May 4. Someone named “Skapeche Mode” will be performing as well.

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