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Melissa Moore

  • Arts and Entertainment
    Comics! They tell us about the creative world and are imagination in drawing. They're a place for creatures, super heroes, or even talking turtles. That's where Comic-Con comes in! This convention is where my people roam.
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    After interviewing a member of the Teddybears camp, we knew we had to see their live show to become completely indoctrinated.
  • News
    July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and all month long LAist will be featuring a hand-selected park a day to showcase just a few of the wonderful recreation spaces--big or small--in the Los Angeles area.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    The "Bad Kids" of the Black Lips were back in LA last Friday night in support of their Mark Ronson-produced full-length, Arabia Mountain. After a particularly rousing set by Brooklyn-based hardcore punk outfit Cerebral Ballzy (not since shooting GWAR have we had to protect our camera and selves from stage shenanigans, but within the first three songs we'd been covered by projectile beer splatter twice), the Lips took the stage and showed there ain't no...
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    The pre-show party for the Buddy Society event was a blast, introducing us to a beautiful old building in a part of Highland Park we've not yet explored. The boutique had a little something for everyone - teddy bear-adorned denim, event t-shirts, albums, pins, and more - and the opening DJ (Hyasynth) set kept the mood relaxed and intimate.
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    Puro Instinct will be performing at Buddy Society on Saturday, May 21. (Photo by Melissa Esterby for LAist) Initially conceived as a gift for a child, Violet Valen decided to develop her own line of custom teddy bear-themed one-of-a-kind sweatshirts after the adults went batty for the designs. Since forming Buddy Society in 2004, she's expanded into all manner of items to adorn yourself with, including denim jackets, jeans, and t-shirts. Where does the...
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    The last "real" day of SXSW was full of mini festivals, secret shows, hot and windy weather, and raves held at the local mall (we didn't go, but we were shown a photo of 18 year olds dancing in front of a Wet Seal so we know it was true). Feeling a little homesick, we decided to head to the Mess With Texas event, hosted by our good friends and LA locals of FYF. The...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    The past three days have been a complete blur of street food (not to hate, but the Korean BBQ taco truck we hit up last night had NOTHING on LA's Kogi), drink specials (Free Guinness!?), and bands (the good, the bad, and the DEAR GOD PLEASE TAKE THE MIC AWAY FROM HER MY EARS ARE BLEEDING). Friday daytime was marked by a lot of walking back and forth between venues, but only catching the lineup...
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    Having readjusted to the the shock of so many people and bands and free drink specials packed into a few square miles, we thought ourselves prepared for Thursday's festivities - finally in our SXSW stride. We totally forgot that Thursday was St. Patrick's Day. The sea of green that met us as we walked down Lavaca to 6th was a tip off, but it wasn't until we ran into some U of T kids (student...

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