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Sexy Photos From The 2015 AVN Awards (SFW)

The 2015 AVN Awards, considered the Oscars of the adult industry, premiered this past Friday on Showtime (with upcoming airings this weekend and available immediately via On Demand and Showtime Anytime).

AVN Awards: Red Carpet Photos (SFW)

Considered the Academy Awards of the adult industry, the 2014 AVN Awards were held last month inside The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

2013: The Adult Industry in Photos, Part 1 (SFW)

This is the fifth consecutive year we've looked back at the past twelve months in the adult industry, headquartered in the San Fernando Valley -- we traveled thousands of miles for 49 productions, three award shows, one convention, six colleagiate visits, two weddings, a book signing, a movie screening, and a benefit fundraiser.

Photos: Behind The Scenes At The Sex Awards (SFW)

The inaugural edition of The Sex Awards, which is kind of like a People's Choice Awards for porn, was taped in October at Avalon Hollywood.

2012: The Adult Industry in Photos, Part 3 (SFW)

Here's a look at five major porn movies released last year.

2012: The Adult Industry in Photos, Part 2 (SFW)

Continuing from yesterday, Nadya "Octomom" Suleman filmed a solo porn video that was released by Wicked Pictures in June and nominated for four AVN Awards, including Best Celebrity Sex Tape.

2012: The Adult Industry in Photos, Part 1 (SFW)

This is the fourth consecutive year we've looked back at the past twelve months in the adult industry, headquartered in the San Fernando Valley, and again the statistics speak for themselves -- we traveled thousands of miles for 18 set visits, three award shows, one convention, four collegiate visits, a movie premiere, and a benefit movie.

2011: The Adult Industry in Photos, Part 5 (SFW)

A candid look back at the past twelve months at a business that is headquartered in the San Fernando Valley.

2011: The Adult Industry in Photos, Part 4 (SFW)

"2011: The Adult Industry in Photos" is a candid look back at the past twelve months at a business that is headquartered in the San Fernando Valley.

2011: The Adult Industry in Photos, Part 3 (SFW)

"2011: The Adult Industry in Photos" is a candid look back at the past twelve months at a business that is headquartered in the San Fernando Valley.

2011: The Adult Industry in Photos, Part 2 (SFW)

"2011: The Adult Industry in Photos" is a candid look back at the past twelve months at a business that is headquartered in the San Fernando Valley.

2011: The Adult Industry in Photos, Part 1 (SFW)

This is the third consecutive year we've reflected upon the past twelve months in the adult industry, headquartered in the San Fernando Valley, and again the statistics speak for themselves -- we traveled thousands of miles for a whopping 26 set visits, four award shows, two conventions, two collegiate visits, a recording studio visit, a movie premiere, and one benefit.

On-Set: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation: A XXX Parody' (SFW), Part 4

So what's next for Sam Hain, director of Star Trek: The Next Generation: A XXX Parody? Tonight, Hain will be seen on Last Call with Carson Daly in a pre-taped segment, talking about his love of sci-fi and its transformation into best-selling and critically-acclaimed adult movies.

On-Set: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation: A XXX Parody' (SFW), Part 3

The mood on the set of every Star Trek incarnation has always been dictated by the actor playing the series' captain, and that has even proven true with Sam Hain's Star Trek: The Next Generation: A XXX Parody.

On-Set: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation: A XXX Parody' (SFW), Part 2

In retrospect, LAist was either incredibly dedicated or insane (probably a little of both) to have been present for all four days of production on Sam Hain's Star Trek: The Next Generation: A XXX Parody. The first day, on the Enterprise-D bridge, ran over 20 hours, with at least one castmember falling asleep on-set until needed.

On-Set: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation: A XXX Parody' (SFW), Part 1

When director Sam Hain told us last year of his plans to film a porn parody of Star Trek: The Next Generation, we could hardly contain our excitement, as his parodies of The X-Files (The Sex Files: A Dark XXX Parody and its sequel) were respectful of the series' established canon and received several prizes including Best Parody - Drama at the recent XRCO Awards.

Sasha Grey's 'Neu Sex' Book Signing Is Tonight

Last night was the star-studded private opening of Sasha Grey's Neü Sex photo exhibition at the Martha Otero Gallery. Wearing a dress made entirely of Tyvek designed by Remy Holwick, Grey mingled with guests who included her Entourage co-stars Adrian Grenier and Scott Caan, Billy Corgan, artist David Choe, and photographers Kristin Burns, Dave Naz, and Dennis McGrath.

XRCO Awards 2011: Red Carpet, Part 1

Last week, the X-Rated Critics Organization held its 27th annual XRCO Awards at Highlands in Hollywood. Hosted by Tom Byron and Inari Vachs, the boozy gala awarded prizes in 28 categories and inducted RayVeness, Tricia Devereaux, Jessica Drake, Lynn LeMay, Juli Ashton, Aurora Snow, Dave Cummings, Manuel Ferrara, and Peter Van Aarle into their Hall of Fame.

XRCO Awards 2011: Red Carpet, Part 2

"It's one of the shows I actually enjoy attending," blogged Bobbi Starr. "There's no pretension there and people are there to have a good time. The fact that there's an awards show and that you might win a heart-shaped wooden trophy is a secondary, possibly tertiary, concern. The awards usually unwind like this: the assorted members of the porno-American community slowly make their way to the venue, hang out by the bar, become increasingly drunk and by the time the show starts, no one pays attention."

XBIZ Awards 2011: Red Carpet, Part 1

Earlier this month, the local adult business publication XBIZ held its ninth annual XBIZ Awards at the Hollywood Palladium. Hosted by Jesse Jane and comedian Whitney Cummings, the show awarded 106 prizes in five categories (Movies & Production, Web & Tech, Pleasure Products, Retail & Distribution, and Special Recognitions).

XBIZ Awards 2011: Red Carpet, Part 2

Winner reaction was one of elation among many, tempered by humility. "'This is so amazing. I can't believe I won Female Performer of the Year,'" Andy San Dimas told XBIZ. "'I'm just happy to be doing what I do. I just showed up and did my best. I'm kind of speechless to be honest, but this is a great day,'" Male Performer of the Year winner Tommy Gunn confided.

2010: The Adult Industry in Photos (SFW)

Thousands of miles, 12 set visits, 4 award shows, 2 conventions, 2 colleges, and 1 benefit. Those were the statistics for LAist last year in covering the adult industry, headquartered in the San Fernando Valley.

FYF Fest w/ Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Washed Out, Man Man, School of Seven Bells, DeLorean, and The Rapture, 9/4/10

There's no question that FYF Fest promoter Sean Carlson can assemble a musical lineup that arguably rivals or even surpasses many of the longstanding festivals, including the Sunset Junction Street Festival. But will this year's problems be resolved next year?

FYF Fest w/ Let's Wrestle, The Growlers, The Blow, Cults, Screaming Females, Warpaint, Best Coast, and Thee Oh Sees, 9/4/10

Earlier this month, the seventh annual FYF Fest took place at the LA State Historic Park near Chinatown, and while the numbers -- 37 bands across three stages with 17 comedians and an estimated 20,000 attendees -- are impressive, the consensus among many was how disorganized the event was, as exemplified by tweets like "FYF = fuck you fans fest," "Almost 3 hours to get into @FYFFEST = FAIL," "@FYFFEST is like a hipster concentration camp," "Hey @fyffest maybe you wouldn't run out of water if you let us bring some inside. It's only 95 degrees. Jus sayin'," and "Fuck lines fest more like @FYFFEST."

FYF Fest w/ AA Bondy, Titus Andronicus, The Soft Pack, 7 Seconds, Local Natives, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and Dead Man's Bones, 9/4/10

"This year we hit a few growing pains. We can and will overcome these issues and continue to organize this festival that supports independent music in Los Angeles," FYF Fest promoter Sean Carlson wrote in an e-mail sent last Thursday to his e-mail list.

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival w/ Judson & Mary, Leslie Stevens & The Badgers, The Country, The Growlers, Gram Rabbit, Fitz & The Tantrums, and Dengue Fever, 9/18/10

Dengue Fever at the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival -- also see photos from 2008 (Koga/LAist) Last weekend, the 12th Annual Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival (aka "LobsterFest") was held at the Ports O'Call Village in San Pedro. As Losanjealous noted, this festival is the only one of the three held this month that has programmed their live musical entertainment beyond tribute bands, and this year's edition, curated by Mr. Shovel from...

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival w/ Devon Eisenbarger, Tijuana Panthers, Walking Sleep, Miss Derringer, The Section Quartet, and John Doe & Exene Cervenka of X, 9/19/10

John Doe confers with Exene Cervenka after a cruise ship interrupts their set at the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival -- also see photos from Saturday (Koga/LAist) As mentioned previously, the 12th Annual Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival (aka "LobsterFest") was held last weekend at the Ports O'Call Village in San Pedro. For Kevin Bronson from Buzz Bands, the highlight of Sunday's musical lineup -- consisting of Devon Eisenbarger, Tijuana Panthers, Walking...

Free Speech Coalition's 'Freedom Party' @ The Whisky, 9/1/10

Earlier this month, the Free Speech Coalition -- the adult association responsible for the recent anti-piracy PSAs -- threw its second annual benefit in conjunction with Hustler Hollywood, titled "The Freedom Party" and hosted by Tony Batman and Heather Chadwell, at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood.

The New Los Angeles Folk Festival is This Saturday

Mia Doi Todd, who headlines tonight at Spaceland, performs at The New Los Angeles Folk Festival this Saturday (Koga/LAist) While the "Eastside" indie rock scene has been garnering much attention, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that The New Los Angeles Folk Festival is this Saturday at Historical Monument 157 in Lincoln Heights. According to the festival's Kickstarter page, it "...celebrates the emergence of new L.A. folk in all its shapes and contrasts....

LA Street Food Fest w/ The Deadly Syndrome & Warpaint, 7/24/10

The second edition of last weekend's sold-out LA Street Food Fest (see previous LAist coverage) may be but a distant memory, but with many of the thousands of attendees wielding cameras, there is an abundance of content to wade through. Besides the vendors outside and inside the Rose Bowl, there was Unique LA's Marketplace as well as live performances from DJ Bryan Davidson and LAist favorites The Deadly Syndrome and Warpaint.

eXXXotica LA, 7/9-7/11/10 (NSFW)

As mentioned previously, last weekend was the inaugural edition of eXXXotica Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center. "Like superstar Kobe Bryant and his teammates, eXXXotica attracted a multitude of A-list stars for three days of selling products, promoting new projects and the de rigueur meet and greet with fans," reported AVN.

Backstage @ FAME Awards, 7/10/10 (SFW)

Last weekend, the fifth annual Fans of Adult Media and Entertainment Awards, co-hosted by Jessica Drake and Sunny Leone, were held during the inaugural edition of eXXXotica Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center. If the AVN and XBIZ Awards are the Oscars and Golden Globes of the adult industry, the FAME Awards are the equivalent to the People's Choice Awards.

eXXXotica Expo Starts Today

Pornstar/director Jenna Haze, pictured at last year's FAME Awards, will be at eXXXotica Expo (Koga/LAist) For the past several years, Erotica LA has been an annual summertime tradition at the LA Convention Center, with Conan O'Brien on his short-lived edition of The Tonight Show even mentioning its existence. But while that adult convention is not happening this year, in its place this weekend is eXXXotica Los Angeles. "EXXXOTICA Los Angeles, presented by HotMovies.com, is...

'The New Erotic' Premieres Tonight

For years, LAist has covered the local alt-porn scene -- befriending many of its auteurs, not to mention partying with Vivid-Alt and Burning Angel and visiting their porn sets -- and yet we were pleasantly surprised that a documentary like The New...

Annual 'Also I Like to Rock' Series Kicks Off Tonight

Tonight, the month-long "Also I Like to Rock" free concert series kicks off at the Hammer Museum. Curated by Buzz Bands' Kevin Bronson and KCRW, the scheduled lineup is as follows:

Make Music Pasadena w/ Big Whup, Franki Chan, Warpaint, Eliza Rickman & Jessica Fichot, 6/19/10

Emily Kokal from Warpaint performs for a packed hometown crowd on the Main Stage at Make Music Pasadena (Koga/LAist) This past weekend, Pasadena was not only host to the Annual Chalk Festival, but the 3rd annual Make Music Pasadena (see LAist's coverage of the inaugural edition). We checked out a sampling of the over 50 performances across town, with a focus on local artists: Big Whup at Vroman's Bookstore, Franki Chan and Warpaint at...

On-Set: 'The Sex Files 2: A Dark XXX Parody' (SFW)

When LAist favorite Kimberly Kane won Best Actress (AVN, XBIZ, and XRCO) earlier this year for her portrayal of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in The Sex Files: A Dark XXX Parody, it was a good omen for her reprisal of the award-winning role with Anthony Rosano as Fox Mulder in the sequel, reuniting with director Sam Hain as well as Lee Roy Myers.

Silver Lake Jubilee w/ Downtown/Union, Moses Campbell, Wet and Reckless, Family of the Year, Dios, Seasons, Division Day, The Monolators, Radar Bros., Walking Sleep, Foreign Born & The Like, 5/23/10

Foreign Born perform during sunset at the Silver Lake Jubilee (Koga/LAist) See additional photos published yesterday from last weekend's inaugural edition of the Silver Lake Jubilee....

Silver Lake Jubilee w/ Halloween Swim Team, Big Whup, Spirit Vine, Dirt Bird, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Blue Jungle, Wait. Think. Fast, Nico Stai, Eulogies, Olin and the Moon, The Growlers & The Living Sisters, 5/22/10

Fans take in The Growlers' set during sunset at the Silver Lake Jubilee (Koga/LAist) Words by Molly Bergen. For those of you who aren't out every Monday night scouring the free residencies at Spaceland, the Echo, or the Silverlake Lounge for your new favorite band, the Silver Lake Jubilee was a great primer. For five bucks, it gave you a taste of some of the best acts out there from pop (The Like, Big...

On-Set: ''Seinfeld': A XXX Parody #2' (SFW)

Seinfeld may have ended its television run 12 years ago, but it remains a pop culture phenomenon due to the recent cast reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm and last year's porn parody from director Lee Roy Myers.

LAist Was There: XRCO Awards

BFFs Kristina Rose and Alexis Texas at last night's XRCO Awards Last night, the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) held their 26th annual awards show at Highlands in Hollywood. If the AVN Awards and XBIZ Awards are the Oscars and Golden Globes of the adult industry, then the XRCO Awards are equivalent to the New York Critics Circle or Los Angeles Film Critics Awards. The industry-exclusive gala presented awards in 26 categories and the inductees...

Kidrockers w/ Buddy, Dengue Fever, The One AM Radio & The Watson Twins, 2/14 & 3/14/10

The Watson Twins were the latest headliners to grace Kidrockers This Sunday afternoon, the family-friendly Kidrockers returns to The Echo, hosted by comedians Matt Dwyer and Jonah Ray with performances by His Orchestra and LAist favorite Warpaint. In the meantime, enjoy photos taken at Kidrockers shows earlier this year with Buddy and Dengue Fever as well as The One AM Radio and The Watson Twins....

Soundcheck: Local Natives @ KCRW's 'Morning Becomes Eclectic,' 03/31/10

Local Natives with "Morning Becomes Eclectic" host Jason Bentley "This and Coachella are what we've been looking forward to," observed Local Natives' Taylor Rice during their soundcheck at KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Two weeks ago, the local indie rising stars were the in-studio guests on the Jason Bentley-hosted program, serving up a concoction that had much of the press buzzing at South By Southwest. "Gorilla Manor rightfully earned its hype for an omnivorous appetite...

On-Set: Burning Angel's 'Bartenders' (SFW)

Kylee Kross, James Deen, Kleio Valentien, Brian Street Team, Dana DeArmond, Joanna Angel and Moretta Coxxx in "Bartenders" Earlier this month, pornstar, director, and entrepreneur Joanna Angel oversaw the production of Bartenders, Burning Angel's most ambitious title yet. On the day LAist was invited to the set, shooting took place at the 6th St. Warehouse in Downtown LA, which marked a return for stars Dana DeArmond and Andy San Dimas to the site of...

XBIZ Awards 2010: Red Carpet

Female Performer of the Year nominee Jenna Haze on the red carpet at XBIZ Awards 2010 As mentioned previously, earlier this month, local adult publication XBIZ held their eighth annual XBIZ Awards at Avalon in Hollywood. While the AVN Awards may be considered the Oscars of the adult industry, the XBIZ Awards should not be considered the equivalent of the Daytime Emmys as TMZ joked, but rather the Golden Globes, and as a result...

XBIZ Awards 2010: Red Carpet & Media Room

Male Acting Performance of the Year winner Evan Stone and nominee Tommy Gunn in the Media Room at XBIZ Awards 2010 Continued from Part One. "WOW what an honor to win both AVN's Best Actress and now the XBiz Awards Best Actress," blogged Female Acting Performance of the Year winner Kimberly Kane. "I guess some where down the line I didn't make the VIP/Guest List Cut... Huh? Yeah. I wasn't on the list to...

LAist Was There: Castledoor @ Spaceland, 2/22/10

"We've never been a cool band... we've been a cross between Radiohead and the Jonas Brothers, and that's not a bad thing," acknowledged Castledoor frontman Nate Cole during their set on Monday night at Spaceland. As mentioned previously, with Gabe Combs and wife Coury's imminent departure, it was the band's final show

Castledoor: A Photo Retrospective

Castledoor @ USC Fisher Museum Of Art, 11/7/08 Local indie band (and LAist favorite) Castledoor tweeted yesterday that "No easy way to say this... tomorrow at Spaceland will be the last show for Castledoor as we know it. Spread the word." Once branded in 2008 by Buzz Bands' Kevin Bronson as a "Band to Watch" alongside The Airborne Toxic Event and The Deadly Syndrome, the band self-released a full-length album last year (Shouting at...

LAist Was There: XBIZ Awards 2010

Female Performer of the Year winner Tori Black, accompanied by Tee Reel, at XBIZ Awards 2010 Last night, local adult publication XBIZ held their eighth annual XBIZ Awards in Hollywood. Newly relocated this year to Avalon from Boulevard 3, the celebratory industry gala presented awards in 67 categories, including Feature Movie of the Year (Adam & Eve's The 8th Day), Female Performer of the Year (Tori Black), Female Acting Performance of the Year (Kimberly...

Soundcheck: Warpaint @ Natural History Museum 02/05/10

Part of an ongoing photo series, featuring local rising stars during their soundcheck, that includes Silversun Pickups, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Movies, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives, and Avi Buffalo (Pictured - Warpaint, 4:51 PM) With advance tickets selling out two weeks ago and people lined up yesterday before noontime (and in the rain no less!) to buy the remainder, interest in last night's edition of First Fridays at the...

LAist Was There: Kate Voegele @ Hotel Cafe 02/03/10

On Wednesday night, singer-songwriter and One Tree Hill actress Kate Voegele performed a sold-out show at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood (also on the bill that night were Josiah Leming, Terra Naomi, and Joey Degraw). Now a Los Angeles resident, Voegele noted how great her return was to the venue, not unlike Katy Perry a year ago....

LAist Was There: The Living Sisters @ Bootleg Theater 02/02/10

It's not very often that local songstress supergroup The Living Sisters, comprised of Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark, Eleni Mandell, and The Bird and the Bee's Inara George, perform live, so it's little wonder that they drew a packed house on Tuesday night at the Bootleg Theater as part of Ferraby Lionheart's month-long residency. "Their sweet songs imbued with the cadences of doo-wop, classic country, and folk evoke a nostalgia for the pure and simple...

LAist Was There: 'This Ain't 'Star Trek' XXX #2' (SFW)

Joey Brass, Tony De Sergio, Evan Stone, Jada Fire, Keni Styles, and Cheyne Collins in 'This Ain't 'Star Trek' XXX #2' Yesterday, in a San Fernando Valley soundstage, director Axel Braun began production on Hustler Video's This Ain't 'Star Trek' XXX #2. While much of the cast have returned -- Evan Stone as Captain Kirk, Tony De Sergio as Spock, Cheyne Collins as Bones, Anthony Rosano as Scotty, and Jada Fire as Uhura --...

2009: The Adult Industry in Photos

2009 was the biggest thus far for mainstream crossover artist Sasha Grey (Taken @ Busbys East, 12/5/09) With the ongoing recession and continued threat of piracy, 2009 may have been tough for the multi-billion dollar adult industry, but it was also Sasha Grey's most prominent thus far. With the leading role in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience, she caught the eye of revered film critic Roger Ebert, who admitted, "I haven't seen any of...

KGRL's Top 10 Albums To Watch Out For In 2010

Carina Round at Hotel Cafe, 6/3/09 With 2009 and New Year's Day now in our collective memories, Mysty at the female-focused local Internet radio station KGRL provides their list of Top 10 Albums To Watch Out For In 2010. 10. Emily And The Whispers (MySpace) - Habits: UK-based band Emily And The Whispers, who we got to know via one of our favorite Flower-Powered Artists (FPA) Miss Hazel Mills, is set to release their...

Kidrockers w/ The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra & The 88 @ The Echo 12/05/09

Audrey Malone and Hunter Curra from The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra are entertained during Kidrockers Earlier this month, the family-friendly Kidrockers followed their November show with The Henry Clay People and Silversun Pickups with their last show of 2009 at The Echo, hosted by comedian Matt Dwyer and music by local indies The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra and The 88. The next edition of Kidrockers is on January 17th at The Echo with hosts and bands...

Belladonna & Kimberly Kane's 'Winter Wonderland' Benefit @ Busbys East 12/05/09

"Winter Wonderland" hostesses Belladonna and Kimberly Kane flank AVN Live interviewer Lexi Belle As mentioned earlier this month, pornstar-directors Belladonna and Kimberly Kane organized the "Winter Wonderland" fundraiser, benefiting the besieged Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, at Busbys East. Adult performers in attendance included Lexi Belle (who was the interviewer for AVN Live), Burning Angel's Joanna Angel and Brian Street Team, Andy San Dimas and Kristina Rose, Dana DeArmond, Mandy Morbid and Zak...

'Ho-Ho-Tel' 2009 @ Hotel Cafe, 12/17 & 12/18/09

Sara Bareilles entertains on the first night of "Ho-Ho-Tel" with a Rihanna "Umbrella" adaptation called "'Jersey Shore' Christmas" As mentioned previously, earlier this month, over 50 singer-songwriters and bands participated in "Ho-Ho-tel" 2009, a three-night fundraiser with the proceeds benefiting the LAFD's "Spark of Love" Toy Drive, at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. LAist was there for the first two nights, where the lineup included Erin Mclaughlin, Alex & Sam, Clare Means, Michelle Featherstone,...

Happy Holidays from Youngwood Court

In what has become a yearly tradition, Youngwood Court, aka "The House of Davids", located in Hancock Park at the intersection of 3rd St. and Muirfield Rd., has been decorated for the holidays. This year's decor is the most extensive yet, complete with sidewalk snow, an African-American Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus sitting together on a throne, a large crown and "NORRYWOOD" sign on the roof, and a larger-than-life representation of the house's owner, Norwood...

Coming Soon: 'Ho-Ho-Tel' 2009

Starting tomorrow, over 50 singer-songwriters and bands will participate in "Ho-Ho-tel" 2009, a three-night fundraiser with the proceeds benefiting the LAFD's "Spark of Love" Toy Drive, at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. The rather impressive lineup includes Alex & Sam, Shane Alexander, Sara Bareilles, Javier Dunn, Jen & Abby, The Elevaters, Michelle Featherstone, Erin Mclaughlin, Clare Means, Jay Nash, Jake Newton, Chris Pierce, Joe Purdy, Joey Ryan, The Rescues, Charley Turner, and Sydney Wayser for...

LAist Was There: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ The Mayan, 12/14/09

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' frontman Alexander Ebert Last night, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, supported by Fool's Gold and Las Cafeteras, headlined a sold-out show at The Mayan, capping a memorable year for the local band that included performances at the Hammer Museum, the El Rey Theatre, the Abbot Kinney and Manimal Festivals, as well as KCRW's Halloween Masquerade Ball, and even Late Show With David Letterman. Though the set was...

LAist Was There: 'Winter Wonderland' Benefit

Koga/LAist Last night at Busbys East, adult actress Lexi Belle hosted red carpet interviews for AVN Live at Belladonna and Kimberly Kane's "Winter Wonderland" benefit, which raised thousands of dollars for the embattled Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation. Look for additional photos on LAist in the near future....

Kidrockers w/ The Henry Clay People & Silversun Pickups @ The Echo 11/8/09

Host Matt Dwyer with Silversun Pickups, who headlined Kidrockers with a special seven song acoustic set at The Echo Last month, the family-friendly Kidrockers presented a show at The Echo, hosted by comedians Matt Dwyer and Greg Behrendt, with music by The Henry Clay People and the newly Grammy-nominated Silversun Pickups. "Two hometown favorites returning from their respective fall tours, performed together... filling the room with a wall-to-wall mass of kids and their rock-savvy...

Dispatch: The Airborne Toxic Event, The Henry Clay People, Red Cortez & The Parson Red Heads in New York

Los Feliz-based The Airborne Toxic Event perform the first of two sold-out shows at Webster Hall in New York City "It's like a Spaceland lineup from 2007," quipped The Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett in October the week before CMJ at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, about 20 minutes north of Albany. "Short of being at Spaceland in LA a few years ago, I'm pleasantly shocked that I'm getting to see a lineup...

Coming Soon: Belladonna & Kimberly Kane's 'Winter Wonderland' Benefit

Bid on the grand prize -- a group dinner date with Belladonna, Kimberly Kane, Sasha Grey, Joanna Angel, Faye Reagan, and Georgia Jones Reportedly a month in the making, pornstar-directors Belladonna and Kimberly Kane have organized a star-studded holiday-themed "Winter Wonderland" fundraiser, benefiting the beleaguered Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, this Saturday night at Busbys East. "'Kimberly and I were discussing the financial problems of AIM in a phone conversation one day, and I...

2010 AVN Awards Nominations Announced

Adam & Eve's Kayden Kross at the 2009 AVN AwardsLast Wednesday, the nominations for the AVN Awards, considered the Oscars of the adult industry, were announced. Hosted by Digital Playground's Kayden Kross and Wicked Pictures' Kirsten Price, the 2010 edition will take place on January 9th inside the Palms Casino Resort at the Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. As in previous years, it will be held the week of the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, which...

Daniel Martin Moore, Eleni Mandell, Inara George & Ferraby Lionheart @ Bootleg Theater 11/10/09

Eleni Mandell & Inara George mesmerized the packed room at the Bootleg Theater Last Tuesday, LA-Underground co-presented a show with KCRW at the Bootleg Theater, featuring Kentucky-based Daniel Martin Moore as well as beloved locals Eleni Mandell, Inara George (The Bird and the Bee), and Ferraby Lionheart. "We normally don't say much about the shows we help out with (before or after the show) but we really must give a warm round of applause...

KCRW's Masquerade: The Happenings & Bands

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros close out KCRW's Masquerade (see yesterday's coverage) Last Saturday, KCRW presented its First Annual Masquerade: A Halloween Costume Ball & Dance Party at the Park Plaza Hotel in Downtown LA. With music by DJ Shadow and Sweden's Little Dragon as well as local indie favorites Sea Wolf and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, plus food from Grilled Cheese, Border Grill, Kogi, Coolhaus and Sprinkles, it was an...

2nd Annual Manimal Festival w/ Fool's Gold, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, VOICEsVOICEs, Juliette Commagere, The Polyamorous Affair, Warpaint + More @ Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, 10/4 & 10/5/09

VOICEsVOICEs perseveres through the harsh cold and windy gusts at the 2nd Annual Manimal Festival Earlier this month, local record label Manimal Vinyl (see our interview last year with its founder) held its 2nd Annual Manimal Festival at Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace. "In its second year, the two-day event showcases bands on Paul Beahan's record label... alongside musically bohemian peers," described Daiana Feuer from Papermag. "Manimal's experimental pop catalog -- which began most...

Kidrockers w/ The Damselles & The TC4, Quazar & The Bamboozled @ The Echo 10/4/09

As mentioned earlier this month, the family-friendly Kidrockers kicked off its second season at The Echo, hosted by comedians Matt Dwyer and Emily Maya Mills, with music by The Damselles & the TC4 and Quazar & the Bamboozled. "Sometimes getting away from it all is as close as LA, and sometimes you can even take your kids with you," says Peace, Love and Momminess. "Kidrockers is a whole new concept in arts and entertainment if...

Soundcheck: Correatown, Eagle & Talon, The Voyeurs @ The Echo 10/5/09

Part of an ongoing series, featuring local bands during their soundcheck, that has included The Movies, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Deadly Syndrome, The Happy Hollows, Castledoor, The Pity Party, The Henry Clay People, The Parson Red Heads, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives, Warpaint, and Avi Buffalo Local singer-songwriter Angela Correa's band Correatown has held this month's Monday residency at The Echo, and tonight is their final show before embarking next...

Kidrockers Returns This Sunday to The Echo

Le Switch during a special Mother's Day edition of Kidrockers @ Castle Ivar, 5/9/09 After a successful inaugural season that included The Afternoons, The Deadly Syndrome, The Parson Red Heads, Whispertown 2000, The Broken West, Le Switch, Radar Bros., The One AM Radio, Eulogies, Langhorne Slim, One Trick Pony, Local Natives, and Saint Motel, the family-friendly Kidrockers LA returns this Sunday to The Echo, hosted by comedians Matt Dwyer and Matt Braunger with music...

Faye Reagan Celebrates Her 21st Birthday With a Bang (NSFW)

Faye Reagan blows out the candles with Georgia Jones and Dane Cross Last Saturday, pornstar, American Apparel model, and Fleshbot Crush Object Faye Reagan -- who is on the back cover of the current issue of LA Weekly -- celebrated her 21st birthday with a party at a lavish Encino mansion high above the San Fernando Valley. In attendance were Reagan's girlfriend Georgia Jones and boyfriend Dane Cross, and Celeste Star, Missy Stone, Victoria...

Billy Corgan & Spirits in the Sky @ Hotel Cafe, 8/31/09

Dave Navarro and Billy Corgan jamming at the Hotel Cafe On Monday night, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Spirits in the Sky -- germinated from the recent Sky Saxon tribute at The Echoplex, whose lineup includes guitarist Dave Navarro and 19 year old drummer Mike Byrne -- performed the final show of their mini tour at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. The six stop tour for the band across Central and Southern California...

Rock 'N Roll Summer Circus w/ Marvelous Toy, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Fol Chen & The Henry Clay People @ The Echoplex, 8/14/09

Andy and Joey Siara from The Henry Clay People keep on "Rockin' the Free World" Earlier this month, the Rock 'N Roll Summer Circus took place at The Echoplex, hosted by Eli Chartkoff from The Monolators with main stage performances by Marvelous Toy, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, Fol Chen, and The Henry Clay People as well as sideshows by the Natural Disasters, Downtown/Union, The Damselles, Les Blanks, and Roadside Graves. "Turning the Echoplex over...

5 Local Artists to Watch This Weekend @ Sunset Junction

Theresa Wayman, Emily Kokal & Jennifer Lindberg from Warpaint outside Spaceland, 8/9/09 (Holga Polaroids by Renard Garr) As you may have heard, the 29th annual Sunset Junction Street Festival is this weekend. "I've only attended the last three years, and never knew the festival back in [its] free days," says Brad Roberts from Radio Free Silver Lake. "So, frankly, the cost isn't as much of an issue for me as it is for others....

Soundcheck: Fol Chen @ KCRW's 'Morning Becomes Eclectic,' 7/20/09

Part of an ongoing series Last month, local art-rockers Fol Chen dropped by KCRW in Santa Monica for an in-studio performance and interview on Morning Becomes Eclectic hosted by Jason Bentley. As recounted by the station, "Highland Park's Fol Chen have been attracting a lot of blog attention lately for their lo-fi dance sounds and cryptic identities. The enigmatic crew claim to have secret powers and list Prince, Scritti Politti, and Hot Chip among...

Little Radio's Summer Camp Returns August 16th

Film School @ Little Radio's Summer Camp, 7/6/08 It may be months late, but Little Radio's weekly Summer Camp series finally returns on Sunday, August 16th, with performances by The Living Things, Har Mar Superstar, and Restavrant as well as DJ sets by Ana Calderon, Daisy O'Dell, and Clifton Weaver. Summer Camp runs every Sunday thereafter until September 20th. "That's three Sundays in August, then 3 more in September," according to Little Radio. "Let's...

Vivid-Alt's 'Content' Release Party @ Miss Kitty's Parlour, 7/24/09

After his company received a whopping 30 nominations for the 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards earlier this year, Vivid-Alt head and alt-porn auteur Eon McKai shot Content, his fifth directorial effort for the Vivid Entertainment imprint. During the making of the movie, McKai often deadpanned that "It's just content." And yet Content is more than just paint-by-numbers gonzo pornography, as Fleshbot editor-in-chief Lux Alptraum described in her review yesterday: "Translation: this is just stripped...

Free Speech Coalition's 'Sex, Drinks & Rock 'N Roll Freedomfest' @ The Whisky, 7/29/09

Last Wednesday, the inaugural edition of "Sex, Drinks, and Rock 'N Roll Freedomfest," hosted by Hustler Hollywood and benefiting the Free Speech Coalition, took place at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood. While it's easy for recent punching bag Perez Hilton to snark that "...porn stars want to be able to say what they want in and out of the filmed orgies," the reality is that the adult industry has been targeted...

On-Set: The Comic Misadventures of 'The Guild' Continue With Season Three

Part of an ongoing series At a time when Hollywood has scaled back significantly on Web video productions, The Guild, an independent series focusing on Cyd Sherman, her MMO alter-ego Codex, and her dysfunctional group of gamers, has become the proverbial Little Engine That Could. Named one of "The Net's Best Serial Shows" by Rolling Stone, The Guild won Best Comedy Web Series, Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series, and Best Female Actor...

On-Set: Belladonna Hosts a 'Party of Feet' (NSFW)

Part of an ongoing series Last Thursday, pornstar, entrepreneur, and radio host Belladonna was hostess to a foot fetish-themed party at her San Fernando Valley home. Filmed by her husband, business partner, and director Aiden for Evil Angel, the aptly-titled Party of Feet features an all-star cast of nine industry favorites and relative newcomers to the adult industry, including Kimberly Kane, Bobbi Starr, Adrianna Nicole, Lexi Belle, Alexis Texas, Alexa Jordan, Madison Ivy, Evie...

Erotica LA & F.A.M.E. Awards Expected to Draw 40,000

You've probably seen the billboards and other advertising promoting this weekend's Erotica LA at the LA Convention Center. While smaller in scale than AVN's Adult Entertainment Expo, the 13th annual incarnation is still the city's largest yearly adult consumer exposition, with predictions of over 40,000 people in attendance, many of whom will be women and couples. Featuring pornstars (over 70 confirmed thus far), burlesque, fashion, dance shows, seminars, and hundreds of vendors, among the...

Belladonna Radio is Live and On the Air

Part of an ongoing series LAist favorite Sasha Grey has been quite a media sensation due to her leading role in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience, with film critic Roger Ebert even observing that "I haven't seen any of [her adult work], but now I would like to see one, watching very carefully, to see if she suggests more than one level." But we would be remiss if we didn't sing the praises of...

Ceci Bastida, Robert Francis, Juliette Commagere & Rademacher @ The Echo, 5/18/09

Juliette Commagere (read her interview with LAist's Michele Reverte) Local songstress Juliette Commagere has had the Monday night residency at The Echo, and last week, she was joined by Ceci Bastida, Commagere's brother Robert Francis, and Fresno-based Rademacher. Tonight, Commagere concludes her month-long residency with locals Landy, The Chapin Sisters and Jogger. And in June, she embarks on a month-long tour through Europe, with stops in Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, England,...

Kidrockers w/ The One AM Radio & Eulogies, Le Switch & Afternoons, 4/26 & 5/9/09

Since LAist's last report on Kidrockers, the monthly event entertaining families with live music and stand-up comedy, two more shows have taken place -- a Dangerbird Records presentation with The One AM Radio and Eulogies on April 26th at The Echo, and a special pre-Mother's Day Spa Retreat benefiting Kid's Play International with Le Switch and Afternoons on May 9th at Castle Ivar in Hollywood. Kidrockers continues on May 31st at The Echo with...

Alexandra Hope, VOICEsVOICEs, EXITMUSIC & Warpaint @ The Smell, 5/6/09

Earlier this month, LA-Underground co-presented a showcase, with KXLU and Manimal Vinyl, at The Smell in Downtown LA, featuring Alexandra Hope, VOICEsVOICEs, EXITMUSIC, and Warpaint. As described by the notable local music blog, which celebrates its fifth anniversary next month, "...this is a lineup that needs no introduction by us or anybody. Simply put, this musical gathering represents four bands at the forefront of L.A.'s new world order of ethereal post-rock. Not that any...

Soundcheck: Avi Buffalo @ The Echo, 5/5/09

Part of an ongoing series (read their interview with LAist's Molly Bergen) LAist first met Long Beach/Los Alamitos-natives Avi Buffalo last March at an LA-Underground-presented showcase that included local rising stars The Sweet Hurt, Ema and the Ghosts, Amnion, and Cobra Lilies. Since then, the unsigned indie rock quartet have continued performing in Southern California, and in January landed on tastemaker Kevin Bronson's list of Bands to Watch: "Labels are already checking out this...

First Fridays w/ The Ruby Suns & Wolfmother, 5/1/09

Last week, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park continued its monthly First Fridays program with a sold-out show of music by The Phatal DJ and Chico Sonido in the African Mammal Hall and performances by the New Zealand-based The Ruby Suns and Australians Wolfmother in the North American Hall. Among the highlights of Wolfmother's energetic hour-long set was the debut of "California Queen" off their forthcoming sophomore album Cosmic Egg, and the encore...

XRCO Awards, 4/16/09 (2/2)

Part of an ongoing series When Tori Black, whom LAist first met last March, walked the red carpet at the XRCO Awards, she almost broke into tears when confiding to a nearby photographer friend about how hard she's worked this past year. And while she again lost to Stoya for New Starlet, her excitement at winning Cream Dream, against an impressive lineup that included Lexi Belle, Dakoda Brookes, Alexis Love, and Faye Reagan, was...

Katie Melua @ Hotel Cafe, 5/3/09

On Sunday night, Georgian-born singer-songwriter Katie Melua performed a sold-out show, as part of her latest tour promoting the release of her new album Pictures, at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. It was actually her second show of the day as she did a free in-store earlier at the nearby Amoeba Records. Seeing Melua, who in 2006 was Europe's highest-selling female artist, at such an intimate venue as the Hotel Cafe, was not unlike Katy...

XRCO Awards, 4/16/09 (1/2)

Part of an ongoing series If the AVN Adult Movie Awards are the Oscars of the adult industry, then the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) Awards would be the equivalent of the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. Coinciding on the same night as the Grey Gardens premiere at the neighboring Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the 25th Annual XRCO Awards were held last month at Highlands in Hollywood, hosted by pornstars Jessica Drake and Kayden Kross,...

Lucy Schwartz, Annie Bethancourt, Tristan Prettyman & Jesca Hoop @ Hotel Cafe, 4/1/09

Last Wednesday, San Diego-based Tristan Prettyman (MySpace) and local Jesca Hoop (MySpace) anchored a solid night of female singer-songwriters at Hotel Cafe (MySpace) in Hollywood that included openers Lucy Schwartz (MySpace) and Annie Bethancourt (MySpace). The show also marked the beginning of Prettyman and Hoop's month-long residencies. Prettyman, who hasn't performed at Hotel Cafe in years, mentioned committing to a residency after reuniting with many of its regulars, including local Jim Bianco (MySpace), a...

Kidrockers w/ Le Switch & Radars Bros. @ The Echo, 3/29/09

Last Sunday was the fourth edition of Kidrockers at The Echo (MySpace), hosted by comedians Matt Dwyer (MySpace) and Matt Braunger (MySpace), with performances by local indie bands Le Switch (MySpace) and Radar Bros (MySpace). With this show, it is become readily apparent that the Kidrockers brand, which was established in New York and started here late last year, is now strong enough to pack the room, regardless of their musical lineup. The next...

'On My Dirty Knees' Release Party @ The Echoplex, 2/27/09

Last month, Vivid-Alt head Eon McKai (MySpace) celebrated the release of his new movie On My Dirty Knees, his fourth directorial effort for the imprint, and one that LAist was witness to during its first day of filming, with a party at The Echoplex (MySpace). It was coincidentally held the same night of Miss Kitty's Parlour 7th Anniversary Ball. In attendance were stars Violet Skye, Dane Cross (MySpace), and Daniel (MySpace). Also present were...

A Night In the Life of Sasha Grey

LAist has been fortunate to run into pornstar and mainstream crossover artist Sasha Grey (MySpace) already a few times this year -- at AVN's Adult Entertainment Expo and Adult Movie Awards as well as Vivid-Alt's Live In My Secrets release party. In that time, Grey responded to recent criticism in editorials published by UCSB's Daily Nexus newspaper, the news of which even made the New York Post's Page Six column. Her musical project, ATelecine...

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