Recommended Show of the Week: Built to Spill @ House of Blues. This is what indie rock is all about. Frontman Doug Martsch isn’t pretty, doesn’t care for the spotlight, writes epic songs that are familiar yet unpredictable and puts on a hell of a live show. Catch BTS Thursday or Friday at the House of Blues.
I’m reading the Argonaut @ lunch today and I discover they’re shrinking the performance zones in my old stomping ground. The beach madness is being curtailed, and that can’t be good: Since the lottery went into effect March 1st, street performers, who used to have few space restrictions, now have to limit their shows to a 20-foot-wide by eight-foot-deep marked area.
Unfortunately, supermarket parking lot tin shack fireworks are illegal within the city limits of Los Angeles proper. So where can one legally blow some shit up in their driveway to ring in the 4th?
Lisa Marie Meier of Los Angeles is suing Rubio’s, claiming the fast food chain deceived her when she purchased a $6 lobster burrito that actually contained langostino, a cheaper shrimp-like shellfish. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks class action status on behalf of all consumers who have bought a lobster burrito or lobster taco at Rubio’s.
If you’re suffering from Griffith Park Laserium withdrawal, Machine Project will create their own psychedelic light show, The Fourth of Doom, set to music late Sunday night.