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by Rudy Klapper [22 Mar 2009 | 5 Comments | 1,064 views]
Tinted Windows: America’s Next Supergroup?

Supergroups are often a dangerous proposition for record companies, and given the immense amounts of pure ego and cocaine involved, the potential for chaos amidst platinum sales is often too high to risk. But for every Zwan or Velvet Revolver, where prima donnas and/or exorbitant amounts of rehab cheques sabotage any attempt at longevity, there’s the chance to be a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young or The Mars Volta and actually succeed in working together to create beautiful/terrible music.

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by Erin Darling [22 Mar 2009 | 3 Comments | 980 views]
The Otheroom is a Good Place to Have an Awkward Conversation

Are you looking for a dark room to hang out in with an extensive/expensive beer menu and a lot of people bumping into you? Then man-oh-man have I found the place for you. It’s called The Otheroom, in Venice. Now I know this article already reeks of pessimist sarcasm, but I’m here to assure you that the place wasn’t as bad as it seems right now. It’s one of the few bars in LA where you can actually sit, music to the ears of every stiletto-wearing fashionista in LA, right? And walking around in the dark, candle lit venue was pretty sexy, I’ll admit it. Oh, and there was easy street parking and valet…you’re not believing it, are you? Not to mention the lack of the usual LA creepers (Thank GOD). Yup, I spent two hours in this place without a random guy grabbing my arm, hips or ass.