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Lethal Amounts Grand Opening Party: Featuring Angelyne – Youth Quake and DJ Howie Pyro – at Lethal Amounts – Los Angeles, CA

February 16, 2013

Lethal Amounts Grand Opening Party: Featuring Angelyne - Youth Quake and DJ Howie Pyro - at Lethal Amounts - Los Angeles, CA - February 16, 2013The good people over at Lethal Amounts opened their retail shop and gallery space this past Saturday at their new location just west of Downtown in Los Angeles. Not ones to do things quietly, the crew at “LA” kicked things off with an art show celebrating the life, career and cult mystique that is Angelyne in all her greatness. 

 

Music and entertainment was provided by Goddess Bunny, DJ Howie Pyro and New York Punks Youth Quake, who did an absolutely amazing cover of “Goodbye Horses”.

Lethal Amounts Grand Opening Party: Featuring Angelyne - Youth Quake and DJ Howie Pyro - at Lethal Amounts - Los Angeles, CA - February 16, 2013

A number of Angelyne’s personal memorabilia and billboard collection found itself hung on the galleries walls or behind glass on display for casual and die hard fans to admire, many of which at one point were billboards that advertised her presence in Hollywood during the 1980’s. Some items were as rare as they get while a few were pieces more commonly seen. A number of original Lethal Amounts designs were for sale to the public as well. Everything from the Jesus inspired GG Allin toilet seat to the suicidal Mickey Mouse and soon to be classic “LA safety pin” design flew off the racks and is hopefully how things will continue to be over there.

Lethal Amounts Grand Opening Party: Featuring Angelyne - Youth Quake and DJ Howie Pyro - at Lethal Amounts - Los Angeles, CA - February 16, 2013

What would an Angelyne art show be with out an appearance from the cult figure herself? Not one that Lethal Amounts would endorse! In true fabulous style Angelyne pulled up to the event in her little pink Corvette where fans surrounded and awaited the opportunity to take photos with perhaps Hollywood’s most notorious blonde bombshell. Corvettes are mostly known for their sleek looks and racing abilities, however Angelyne uses hers as a mobile merchandise booth as she sells droves of shirts out of her pink trunk, and boy did she sell a ton that night. If you missed out, don’t fret as the Angelyne show runs till February 27th, a limited edition t shirt is also available for purchase.

Lethal Amounts Grand Opening Party: Featuring Angelyne - Youth Quake and DJ Howie Pyro - at Lethal Amounts - Los Angeles, CA - February 16, 2013

Best of all the grand opening attracted a wide variety of subculture enthusiasts celebrating a true DIY ran company and gallery space. Punk rockers, metal heads, transvestites, stoners and street artists converged for a truly unique shops birth and we were glad to be there as it was the place to be that weekend.

Lethal Amounts Grand Opening Party: Featuring Angelyne - Youth Quake and DJ Howie Pyro - at Lethal Amounts - Los Angeles, CA - February 16, 2013

Good luck to our friends over at Lethal Amounts, we’re happy to see your shop up and running and we wish you all a ton of success.


Fore more info please visit Lethal Amounts in person at 1226 W. 7th St, Los Angeles, CA. or on the web HERE

 

 

 

More photos of the show can be seen HERE

 



-Louie Bones-
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Dr. Dre Day Featuring: Fart Barf – Neighborhood Brats – Pu$$y Cow – Horror Squad – at El Cid – Los Angeles, CA

February 9, 2013

This years Dre Day celebration was a huge success as expected. The show sold out and the venue was at max capacity before the first band even took the stage. 

In spite of MANY warnings from the event organizers to show up early to make sure they got in, many did not heed the warning and chose to show up late leaving them with their only recourse, which was to complain on various social media platforms about not getting in. El Cid has a great layout. On the patio there was a taco bar set up for concert goers, as well as the movie "The Carwash" being projected on the wall for people to watch as they ate.

While many still waited in line, Chino natives Horror Squad started their set. The Pop-Punk band had the crowd singing along through out their time on stage. You can tell these guys know how to party, and how to keep one going. They were a hell of a lot of fun.

Pu$$y Cow plays Dre Day every year, This is Joe Dana's baby! Just like every year before, Pu$$y Cow kicked ass. They nailed it with their version of NWA's "Gangsta Gangsta".

Whisky Christie made her rapping debut along side Joe and owned the crowd as she covered NWA's "I Ain't Tha 1".

To end the set, Joe crowd surfed while he sang "California Love".

 Enjoy this complete video overview of the event from start to finish

Los Angeles transplants "Neighborhood Brats" were up next. All I can say is "HOLY SHIT! Watch the video!" We are happy that Neighborhood Brats are officially an LA band. This hopefully means there will be plenty of upcoming gigs with them on the bill. If you haven't seen them yet, and you love real Punk Rock, make sure you check out a show if you get the chance. Their choice for a cover was a very Hard Core rendition of Dr.Dre's "Keep Their Heads Ringin".

Fart Barf was the perfect band to close this party. After all the excitement of the previous bands and the Eddie 40's Hand competition, the drunk crowd was ready to dance their asses off. The eclectic cavemen kept the dance floor moving through out their whole set, they are a seriously entertaining and original band.

Sadly 2pm came and everyone was kicked out of El Cid, but that didn't mean the party was over. A large, very hungry group of Pizza Punx mobbed over to Garage Pizza to satisfy their appetites and keep it goin' a little bit longer.

Can't wait to celebrate Dr. Dre's birthday again next year.


                             More photos of the show can be seen HERE



-J.Moncrief
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Peter Hook – “Unknown Pleasures” Book Event – at Skylight Books – Los Angeles, CA

February 1, 2013

Peter Hook - "Unknown Pleasures" Peter Hook sat down Friday night at Skylight books to discuss his newest writing, “Unknown Pleasures, Inside Joy Division.” He was joined by Simon Reynolds, an expert on all things Post-Punk who accompanied Peter through out the events duration.

Peter Hook - "Unknown Pleasures" Book Event - at Skylight Books - Los Angeles, CA - February 1, 2013

The start of the event was briefly disrupted by a lighting fixture falling from the ceiling at which Peter jokingly nodded that Ian Curtis was around, it was quite eerie at first but later sort of comical, something the crowd appreciated. Through out the discussion Peter shared perhaps what were his fondest memories during the few years that Joy Division were together to much of the crowds amusement. Fans consisted of old school Joy Division fans to some who were there with their parents and meeting Peter for the first time. Some fans had memorabilia signed by Peter dating back to the 80’s and were getting new editions autographed as well.

Peter Hook - "Unknown Pleasures" Book Event - at Skylight Books - Los Angeles, CA - February 1, 2013

The event served as a fun way for fans and the author to discuss some of their favorite passages in the book and other memories surrounding the band and their legacy, though it was the signing that got the place going wild with pandemonium. 

Peter Hook - "Unknown Pleasures" Book Event - at Skylight Books - Los Angeles, CA - February 1, 2013

More people showed up than what the bookstore could hold so a que of fans remained outside until doors were later opened for them after the early autograph seekers were finished. We took photos of some of our favorite items that were brought and signed. One die hard fan had Peter sign her arm as she was planning to get that tattooed next to her Joy Division and Factory records tattoos. Other favorites were a bass and of course rare out of print records that date back to the late 1970’s.

Peter Hook - "Unknown Pleasures" Book Event - at Skylight Books - Los Angeles, CA - February 1, 2013

Peter did mention that his band The Light would be back on the road later in the year and playing Los Angeles near September. That is certainly something we look forward to here at Bigwheel as he plans to bring New Order songs to his set, we can’t wait! Big thanks to Peter and Skylight book for the fun event!

 

 

 

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Die Posers Die III Art Show – at Exhibit A Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

November 30, 2012

Last week Tony Alva’s Exhibit A Gallery located on Fairfax in LA opened its doors for the third annual “Die Posers Die” art show / party, and what a party it was. We at Bigwheel were there to capture a bit of the chaos as we arrived just before the mad surge of fans and guests filled both the gallery and outside patio space to capacity.

As with every rad party the best in punk rock and heavy metal filled the air as a DJ spun classic tracks suitable for a gnarly skate session as well as a thrash bash. Much like every Alva event, there was nothing short of pure radical’ness every which way you looked. Whether it’s the rare 80’s skateboards on display or the low brow art hanging on the gallery walls, Exhibit A has something for the subculture enthusiast in everyone. 


Best of all, the artists responsible for the paintings on display were there mingling amongst art fans and skateboard legends also on hand. We caught glimpse of Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Steve Olson, Stacy Peralta, Steve Caballero and Lance Mountain amongst others in the patio where free tacos and soda were there for the guests free of charge (our kind of party!). There was even a customized  Die Posers Die cake for dessert, it was fucking delicious!

The party may be over, but If you happen to enjoy great art and find yourself in the Little Ethiopia neighborhood down on Fairfax, do yourself a favor and check out Tony Alva’s Exhibit A Gallery. You’ll like what you see and might even spot a skate legend or two while you’re there.

 

 

 

 

 


                      

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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-Louie Bones-
Big Wheel Staff Reporter

 


 

 

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The Fort LA in downtown Los Angeles will be opening as an All Ages multi purpose music space

November 24, 2012

The Fort LA in downtown Los Angeles will be opening as an All Ages multi purpose music spaceHere in Los Angeles we have a lot to be thankful for, and we are all especially thankful that there is always a group of people that create places for the music scene to grow and flourish. Big Wheel Magazine was just given an exclusive look inside the a new place where music will grow in downtown Los Angeles. The place is call The LA Fort and it's a not-for-profit co-op and it is DIT (Do It Together) as opposed to DIY which they are hoping will encourage everyone who wants to be involved to get involved since there is no one asshole at the top dictating what will and won't happen in the space. All walks of life are welcome to participate as long as the goal is to keep the Fort alive. Their mission is to provide a safe and neutral space for positive expression in an all ages environment in an effort to help grow and nurture the arts and music community in Los Angeles.

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The Fort Los Angeles
The Fort in downtown Los Angeles photo

The Fort will be the hub for different circles, clicks, groups, and ideologies to come together and create new, unexpected interactions and act as a home for artists and musicians traveling through. With creative collaboration as one of the top priorities, The Fort aims to get people out of their normal patterns and better connect Los Angeles. Besides an event space, there will be lock outs, shared artist space, and touring band bedroom.

Check out this video for more background on The Fort

Currently they have an IndieGoGo fundraiser right now www.indiegogo.com/theLAFort, the contributions will be going towards building out the lockouts, fixing up the shared artist space, finishing the soon to be 10,000 watt PA, and making sure we can pay rent while we do this. Right now there are between 5-10 people going to work at the Fort for free every day after they get off of their regular jobs. No one is making a cent; just working towards a common goal.




The upstairs is being built out for band lockouts, a touring band bedroom and other multi-use areas



The Fort will not be officially open to the public till January 2013 and each show's profits will be split 60/40 in favor of the bands -and The Fort will NOT be doing any "Pay to Play" type shows. However, there is an "Invite Only" event happening on Friday November 30th.

The show is a "Build the Fort Benefit" and the bands on the bill will be:

Nightmare Enterprises - Horror Punk band from LA, it's going to be their first show ever.
The Peeks / Facebook page - A power trio from Burbank - These guys played the Big Wheel anniversary party and if you like Rancid meets The Dils, you are gonna dig them.
Fallujah 71 / Facebook page - Blitz Rock power trio that have been a long time favorite of ours here at Big Wheel.
Sloppy Jane / Facebook page - Femme-Grunge Rock from LA that sound like L7 and Sharp Ease -A must see band.
M31 / Facebook page - Neo-Psychedelia from LA which mixes The Cramps with a 60's garage vibe.

Now if you want to go to this, hit up one of the bands that are playing this show on their Facebook and RSVP to get an invite.... More info on getting an invite can be found HERE.

All proceeds from the show will go directly to construction materials, water, power, getting the licenses necessary to stay open. The show is to support the efforts going on there so they can provide the services other than just throwing shows that will allow them to survive in the future.

Get involved today HERE:
www.indiegogo.com/theLAFort

Add yourself as a friend to The Fort Los Angeles Facebook page HERE

Perhaps you have been one of those people that has complained about the lack of All Ages venues or that there are too many places that disrespect bands by making them sell tickets in order to play, as well as a need for a place that celebrates the music -Then this is a place you need to support if you care about the music scene and it's future here in Los Angeles.

 

             More photos of this inside look at The Fort LA can be seen HERE



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Vampires Rock – at The Music Hall – Aberdeen, UK

November 23, 2012

Vampires Rock - at The Music Hall - Aberdeen, UK - November 23, 2012Vampires Rock is a flirtatious fantasy of rock anthems, comedy, sexiness and blood!

The Storyline is a musical comedy set in the year 2030 at the live and let die club in New York, where vampires and the un-dead roam freely,The lead role, of Baron Von Rockula, was played by Steve Steinman who also wrote, produced and directed the show.

He is in search of a bride, one day an innocent young female called Pandora wanders in looking for a job a singer at the club, little does she know that’s he will become Von Rockulas next bride.

What follows next for 2 hours is a sing along fest with music from Meatloaf, Bon Jovi, Billy Idol and Queen to name but a few, expertly played by the very Goth looking” Lost Boys “, with guitarist Jordan Bracewell playing like a man possessed (excuse the pun) Taking of his shirt for the ladies and dripping blood all over his chest, the audience were up on their feet in no time at all.


The Lost Boys provided lots of eye candy for the females in the audience but the men and women were kept more than happy by the scantily clad Vampire, writhing dancers. A special mention should be given to Bossley, Von Rockula’s moronic, risqué janitor who had a very funny role, in whole a great sing along night with a  feel good factor show.

If you need cheering up, this could be the show for you, loads of old school rock anthems!

 

-Dod M.-
Big Wheel Overseas Correspondent

 
            
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