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The insider’s view of Downtown’s culture, food, drinks, and the people who shape it.


Concerts we're looking forward to

Concerts we're looking forward to

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Lapsley

The Mayan | The Stocking Frame

You should start getting used to this raspy, 20-year-old English singer-songwriter. Her name is Lapsley. Her deep voice locks into the electronic background and unleashes a warmth in her music that touches on modern nostalgia. It feels familiar, emotional and new all at the same time. Lapsley’s first 12-song LP Long Way Home debuted earlier this year in March and she’s already played Coachella. Now she’s set to perform at The Mayan, an ornate landmark movie palace from the 1920s, in DTLA on November 16 at 7pm. And if you’re gonna go check her out, go ahead and treat yourself with a pre-show drink at The Stocking Frame. They open at 5 and have a $5 happy hour right up until showtime or you can just head over here after the show. They close at midnight. Good music and good bar vibes on a Wednesday – sounds like the best hump day ever!

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Two Door Cinema Club with Broods & Polica

The Shrine | Barcito

The ever-popular and catchy Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club is set to take the stage at The Shrine on November 30 at 8pm. The band just released their third album Gameshow and the single “Are We Ready?” - a pop tune driven by dissatisfaction with this generation’s addiction to social media. So unplug and show up ready to dance with other humans IRL. And if you wanna grab some drinks beforehand, you should check out Barcito on W. 12 Street. They open at 5pm and serve up delicious quick bites like empanadas and cocktails like the Penicillin. Plus you can avoid your typical parking chaos and easily catch the Metro over at the nearby Pico Station. 

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Jim James

The Orpheum | Preux & Proper

On December 9th at 7pm the beautifully ornate Orpheum Theatre will welcome Jim James. The My Morning Jacket frontman just released a solo album called Eternally Even where he uses his signature soulful music to address the state of our country, with inquisitive yet hopeful tunes. You’ll be in for a reflective evening with good music. You can warm up pre-show at the New Orleans, French Quarter-inspired Preux and Proper with some soul food and a delicious daiquiri. P&P’s happy hour runs daily from 4-6pm.

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Officine Brera

Officine Brera

El Dorado Bar

El Dorado Bar