12 Apr
We grab the wheel of one of the finest machines money can buy

This is our second collaborations with automobile culture site eGarage. Our aim is to bring you a series of pieces that reflect our mutual aesthetic — which means beauty, transmitted through machinery. This is only our second episode (after our Day On the Paul Ricard Circuit With the 740 HP Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Electric […]


27 Dec
The Sunset Strip's Roxy Theater kicks off the 20th Anniversary of hip-hop's most beloved party album

In our humble opinion, there is no better hip-hop party album ever recorded than the Pharcyde’s stellacular Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde. It is pure celebration in sonic form (oh how many brain cells we’ve happily surrendered to “Oh Shit”). In honor of The Pharcyde’s groundbreaking 1992 debut, (which, by the way, was quoted as Kanye […]


5 Sep
The Danish shoegazers are back with a blissed-out new album

Danish duo The Raveonettes will release their new record, Observator, on September 11th via Vice. Before then, you can stream the entire album at Rolling Stone. Despite taking months for members Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo to write the album, it was recorded in just one week at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles […]


14 Aug
Harry Diltz photographs from The Morrison Hotel album session

LIAS readers should be no stranger to The Morrison Hotel Galleries in NYC as we have covered several of their finer events and gallery openings over the years — such as the Lynn Goldsmith Circle of Friends Exhibit, Jim Marshall/Johnny Cash’s Pocket Cash, and Catch the Beat: Roots of Punk & Hip Hop. What’s got us […]


16 May
Ryan Staake directed video for Clown & Sunset Aesthetics

DARKSIDE is the moniker of the collaboration between Chilean/American techno producer Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington. The duo’s first eponymous EP came out last fall on Jaar’s own Clown & Sunset label, and are prepping for a longplay album coming soon. To keep eager fans sated, Clown & Sunset Aesthetics released a new video for […]


29 Sep
The Elf pens a plea to the Oz behind Sallie Mae

NOTE: Albert Lord is the CEO of Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae is a privately owned American student loan company. If that company were a person, it wouldn’t be like Sally Struthers or even like the mamma of Forrest Gump, Sally Field. It would be more like Kim Jong-il or Dick Cheney. Dear Mr. Lord (or […]


25 Aug
Mötley Crüe, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim and an army of aging groupies flock to celebrate West Hollywood's most fabled street

As we posted last week the Sunset Strip Music Festival went down this past Saturday, and as expected the festival was a true spectacle — both with the bands performing, and the festival goers who went to celebrate the mighty Sunset Strip… including the armies of aging, drunk and bottle bleached groupies who descended into […]


There are no shortages of music festivals in Los Angeles every year, but none carry the cultural cajones of the the Sunset Strip Music Festival. After all, when you’re celebrating one of the most famous streets in the history of rock n roll it’s tough to compete. Hall of Famers like Van Halen, The Doors, […]