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Spotlight: Echoplex and The Echo, LA

  The sister venues of Echoplex and The Echo are the stuff of legend in Los Angeles, California. It is where many artists have started illustrious careers like Beck, NIN and Thom Yorke.   The Echo is the smaller of the two venues, which can work as a graduation system. A band will come to town and play The Echo, ... Read More »

Music Interview: Justin Gage + L.A.

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  For those whom have never been to L.A., imaginations often conjure scenes of red carpets, Hollywood premieres and shopping on Rodeo Drive a la Pretty Woman (or Entourage, depending on your age). But for those outside “the business” who call L.A. home, it is a very different city; a city with an active music scene and growing art world. ... Read More »

Landmarks on Vacation: The Hollywood Sign Runs Amok In L.A.

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  It’s stood at the top of Los Angeles’ Mount Lee for over 87 years, looking down at the city of angels and unemployed acting coaches below, so who can blame the iconic Hollywood Sign for wanting to stretch its legs and take a little tour of the town that shares its name. As you can see, the letters have ... Read More »

Sunday’s Oscar Wins Continue to Bring Attention to Controversial Locations

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  Let’s give one last great round of applause to the Oscar winners last night. While the show itself was a tad dull, being the creators of a travel-guide series that tours you through the world’s most famous film locations, we were thrilled by the virtual global voyage the Academy Awards offered. while James Cameron’s “Avatar” picked up scores of ... Read More »

McClane on Location: “Die Hard 5″ Means More Frequent Flyer Miles for America’s Favorite Cop

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  “Well it’s got to go worldwide,” said Bruce Willis to MTV about the very real possibility of a “Die Hard 5″. “That would be my contribution to the next movie.” One assumes he means, “that would be my contribution on top of sweating, bleeding, killing baddies, wisecracking, grimacing, and sweating some more.” But, yes, Mr. Willis is right—after 22 ... Read More »

Biafra’s New School, Golden Age Bloopers, and Criterion Online

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  After all that shouting and scheming, EMI will not be selling Abbey Road Studios. (NYT)   Jello Biafra, singer of seminal L.A. punk band The Dead Kennedys, is now touring the country with his new band…wait for it… The Guantanamo School of Medicine. (Brooklyn Vegan)   Here’s a rarity, a blooper reel from Hollywood’s Golden Age including flubs by ... Read More »

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