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May 2, 2016

2nd Annual Soiree For The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Sound Soiree will be hosting their 2nd annual benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on May 11th at the Teragram Ballroom. Singer/songwriters Jason Ryan Taylor and Brian Ripps will host the event along with LLS Woman of the year nominee Stephanie Insalaco, who is a top Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser.

Apr 29, 2016

KDB Studio/Alter at Jackalope

KBD Studio/ALTER will be at the Jackalope Festival in Central Park, Old Town Pasadena this weekend April 30th – May 1st . The two day Art and Craft Fair will feature over 200 hand-selected artisans selling trendsetting indie goods ranging from art, handcrafted wares, food, and more. It's the perfect opportunity to find that perfect gift for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or graduation. A series of free workshops will also be held. The event, which is free and pet friendly, will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 275 S Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101 You’ll find KBD at booth 58 – NIN

Apr 25, 2016

Bikinis at ICJUK

Summer is around the corner and ICJUK has added a line of smoking hot bikinis that will help you flaunt your beach-ready bod while making you look and feel fabulous. Be sure to also pick up one of Claire’s great rock and roll tees because festival season is just getting started. – NIN

Apr 20, 2016

b.Yellowtail End Of Season Sale

Fashionistas you can save 25% off at b.Yellowtail’s End of Season Sale with promo code: SEASON16 And, be sure to pre-order a copy of “In The Company of Women” by Grace Bonney. The book features inspiration and advice from 100 makers, artists, and entrepreneurs including designer Bethany Yellowtail. – NIN

Apr 19, 2016

SKOLD – The Undoing


Skold’s The Undoing is the album that almost wasn’t. Originally slated for an April 2014 release it was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Two years later Skold’s second CD will finally be revealed on April 22nd .

Having honed his chops with KMFDM and Marilyn Manson (to name a few) Tim Skold is no stranger to the industrial/darkwave/goth scene. The Undoing brings together the best elements of the multi-instrumentalist/producer’s various endeavors and combines them into one neat little package. Great guitar riffs, energetic drum beats, extensive programming, and angst fueled lyrics all clash together to give this disc its unique appeal.

The whole record kills but stand-out tracks are “Escape,” “The Oldest Profession,” “Chasing Demons,” “Wake Up and Die,” and “The Bleeding Heart.” – NIN

Apr 18, 2016

Moving Units – Damage With Care

(Metropolis Records)

The Los Angeles-based dance rock pioneers Moving Units have just unleashed their adrenaline fueled fourth release titled Damage With Care. I’ll start by saying that this is one of those albums you’ll want to listen to when you need all your cares to melt away. Trust me, they’ll be gone as soon as the indie new wave dance pop beats of “Hyatt Girls” invade your aural senses. From there the excitement continues with the fresh, funky vibe of “Opposite of Rhyming.” (Click link for free download) “Wishful Thinking” will make you want to hit the dance floor as will the retro disco vibe of “Fragile Magic” and “War on the Floor.” Try all you want to resist but the catchy upbeat nature Damage With Care will have you hooked. This album bursts with excitement and energy – fusing dance, pop, alt-rock, funk, disco, and punk into one neat little package. It’s a non-stop dance party from beginning to end. – NIN

Mar 23, 2016

Style Fashion Week FW16

Style Fashion Week has come a long way since its first showcase at Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. The FW16 Showcase was held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

The event began with a cocktail reception under the stars where guests socialized with industry insiders and celebrities.

Mar 18, 2016


FWLA hosted its second Trade Show/Runway Presentation at the historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. The two day event featured informative panels and runway shows and provided designers and brands with the opportunity to build stronger relationships with apparel buyers and West Coast Boutiques.

Mar 16, 2016


Former White Zombie bassist Sean Ysuelt will exhibit her solo art show in Los Angeles on March 18th. The collection, titled SOIRÉE D'EVOLUTION, presents a series of tableaux vivants documenting the soiree of a historically inspired secret society set in lavish Garden District mansion in New Orleans circa 1873. Inspired by the grisly depictions of the 17th century Dutch Masters and the high society culture of the 19th century, each print is a storyboard for a narrative of murder, mayhem, and excess. The unveiling of SOIRÉE D'EVOLUTION will take place at Lethal Amounts Gallery, 1226 West 7th St. Los Angeles 8 p.m. – NIN

Mar 15, 2016

L. A. Emerging Designer FW16 Showcase

On Saturday night I attended the L.A. Emerging Designer FW16 Showcase. The intimate event included a dual runway so everyone in attendance could get a good view of the apparel and accessories presented.

Mar 14, 2016

Laura Carbone – Sirens

(Aporia Records)

Berlin chanteuse Laura Carbone’s arresting voice is sure to captivate you on her solo debut Sirens. The album, which is already creating a buzz overseas, wears its influences on its sleeves – channeling 80s/90s darkwave pop. Crafty songwriting combined with brooding melodies and Carbone’s silver-tongued lyrics also add to the appeal.

Feb 29, 2016

The KVB – Of Desire

(Metropolis Records)

Nicholas Woods and Kat Day are the creative force behind the London based audio/visual project known as The KVB. This dynamic duo already has a handful of impressive releases under their belts and their latest, Of Desire, is just as noteworthy.

Teetering between several worlds The KVB’s sound is not easily categorized. Their style is a masterful blend of early Goth, nu-wave, and shoegaze with the occasional hooky pop chorus thrown in for good measure. Of Desire resonates with a dark, mysterious undercurrent that is accentuated by Woods’ murmuring vocals, minimal synth melodies, and hypnotic drum beats.

Feb 22, 2016

Music For Boobies

Rude Records has gathered some of the hottest acts in the alternative scene to join forces for Music For Boobies - a compilation that will benefit the Keep A Breast Foundation.  The CD features a mix of new and unreleased songs with 50% of all proceeds from sales going to fund KAB’s ongoing efforts of empowering youth around the world with breast health education and support. The record will be released on worldwide digital outlets on March 18th. In the meantime you can preview Zebrahead’s “Blue Light Special” and American Hi-Fi’s “Another Perfect Day” before placing your pre-order. For a full track list and more info visit: – NIN

Feb 19, 2016

Karen Michelle Boutique Spring Shopping Party

Spring is around the corner and Karen Michelle is celebrating with a party! There will be pizza, refreshments, raffles, music, and lots of shopping specials to help you restock your wardrobe. The festivities will take place Sunday Feb 28th 11am-5:30pm and Monday Feb 29th 11am-7pm. 1436 S Robertson Blvd. L.A. - NIN

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