by Ashley B. on
Walk down the grand spiral staircase into the lower level of The Edison and you will feel like you have stepped back in time. The decor is a mix of urban, industrial and 1920s elegance which is perfect for a venue that was originally the home of Los Angeles' first power plant. The combination of the original engines, silent black and white films projected on the walls, and exquisite lighting fixtures create a sultry mood. The roaming absinthe fairy give this downtown lounge the feel of an adult playground. While the drinks are a little on the pricey side, the ambiance doesn't fail. I recommend stopping in to see Big Willie's Band and a live Burlesque show, which happens every other Thursday.
by Merrill Santillan on
The Avalon is a pretty decent place to see a concert. It's a mid-sized venue that provides views of the band from most spots on the floor, but it's not very intimate. The sound is awesome though! The balcony area is a great place to sit and chill while listening to music. However, if you're gonna hang up there, don't be a douche and block the view of the people seated behind you by standing behind the railing. You will get bottles and cups thrown at you by the other concert goers. Either I have great timing or there's just never a line for the chick's restroom, which is fairly clean. I notice that the vendors pack up pretty early here so buy your merch as soon as you arrive. Avoid the bar...drinks are overpriced. Parking stinks, but it's Hollywood, so I wouldn't expect less than crap from the most overrated city of all time. I usually pay for parking across the street. It was $15 the last time I was there in October to see Brazilian Girls but I get the feeling that they make up prices on the spot.
by Edison Montee on
When you can't get in, everyone wants to go inside. Getting past the door guy will be a challenge. Be prepared to know someone or pay top dollar for a table. I think he said something like $3,000 in bottle service at 3:30 am. We weren't paying that. Luckily someone knew someone and we managed to slip through the door. The Box looks like quaint an old renovated theater with little converted box seats that have been converted for bottle service, just steps away from the burgundy and gold velvet curtains that open up to the stage, "the box". When the show starts, an usher comes through with a flashlight to clear the isles. Granted now it was close to 4 am and I wanted to see what the rage was about. A woman comes out in a stage wrapped in black electrical tape around her breasts, and around her legs, otherwise completely naked, she is holding a can of black paint and a paint brush. She proceeds to paint herself in black paint, very av-ante guard....and then...um...well, starts to get more personal with the same paint brush. My Italian friend looked at me and yawned. "Wanna get out of here?" We waited outside for 20 mins, we stayed for 20 minutes. It's not too shocking, or entertaining, but it makes for a good story and something to check of your to do list. Enjoy the show....