by Laura D. on
I've been here on several nights including the infamous Miss Kitten's Friday nights and Respect drum'n'bass Thursdays. We took my sister to Miss Kitten's for part of her bachelorette party three years back. Now, she's pretty easily offended by vulgarity - but I'm not. So this review is coming from a completely unbiased perspective and I'm just stating the facts of what exactly was going on in that venue. There is a medium-sized bar next to a small room with a dance floor and stage. A short skit was performed on the stage that involved two men and one women scantily clad and performing faux sexual acts. The chick had a short black wig on and X-tape over her nipples and a thong. It was a pretty funny little skit - had me laughing - had my sister's mouth hanging open in shock and horror. Other than the skit, the stage wasn't used. Usually though, on other nights, a DJ sets up on the stage area. The outside area was nice except that one of the walls was reserved for projecting pornography on a screen. Again, my sister's face was priceless upon noticing the adult movie AND the group of male observers smiling at the screen with domestic beers in hand. I'll admit, I've never been to a club where they played pornography as background ambience - have you? I've never gone to S&M clubs. This type of behavior is probably common and I'm sounding like a prude. I'm a disco bunny - what can i say? Ok, so the more RECENT time I have been here was only a few months ago and was for Respect Thursday nights -- a drum'n'bass show that used to be at The Larchmont (RIP). This place was awesome for the show! I'm pretty sure they've done some renovations or at least expanded the dancing area since the last time I have been there. There were a lot of people but the place seemed comfortable and big enough to fit the commodity. I enjoyed Respect 10x more at The Dragonfly than i did The Larchmont. Good, inexpensive drinks, great sound, happy crowd and vibes...very casual. You don't have to get dressed up to go here, street clothes are fine and add to the kickback atmosphere.
by Christine Kindel on
a gorgeous gem and landmark in downtown LA. had the chance to check out damien rice here and was blown away by the ornate details of this newly restored theatre. almost felt underdressed in anything less that a tux, it's that grand. acoustics were excellent, can't wait to return here for more performances.