LA Concert Calendar: October 17 - 23

LA Concert Calendar: October 17 – 23

Recommended Show of the Week: Gang of Four @ Avalon. It seems like every band who was heavily influenced by Gang of Four is cashing in. A Franz Ferdinand song is featured in a Sony commercial, Bloc Party is in a Target ad and even Radio 4 got paid by Mitsubishi. See the original gangstas at the Avalon on Thursday or roll the dice and fight your way through INXS reality TV fans at the grand opening of the Hollywood and Highland Virgin Megastore Monday.

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Profile: Koffea

Profile: Koffea

I’m going to go against losanjealous company policy here and recommend a coffee shop that is not one of the top 20 Starbucks.

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Something Must Be Happening Up There, with All the Cars Going Real Slow

Something Must Be Happening Up There, with All the Cars Going Real Slow

Does anyone know what is going on up there, up the road, right now? There’s long lines of cars backed up before that isosceles intersection up at Wilshire and Santa Monica and everyone is just barely moving, like a couple of car lengths at a time.

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Great Moments in LA History: Elvis Dry Humps Nipper

Great Moments in LA History: Elvis Dry Humps Nipper

On October 28, 1957, Elvis performed an historic show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium. During an encore of his hit Hound Dog, Elvis’ one-night-stand wrangler, Byron Raphael, recounts the shock of watching his boss get intimate onstage with a stuffed animal version of RCA’s canine mascot, Nipper.

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Photo Op: The Robertson Dancer

Photo Op: The Robertson Dancer

Yes, this is indeed the Robertson Dancer you feared it might be when you saw the headline. No, I don’t know his name or story either. Yes, please do approach him and ask him why. Why. WHY!!!?

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