Despite the June gloom, we kicked off our sticky sweet weekend on Friday with National Doughnut Day and followed it up with the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Long Beach, Club Suicide's one year anniversary party at the Echoplex with the Suicide Girls, and a sold out show with Little Joy at the Troubadour. Read on for more of what we did and who we saw...
Club Suicide's One Year Anniversary at the Echoplex with the Suicide Girls
Alternative pin-up tattooed beauties, the Suicide Girls, partied it up for their Club Suicide
dance party's one year anniversary at the Echoplex on June 5 with guest DJ Scotty20Boy and Erick Neutron on the turntables. If you missed it, check the photos in Christopher Victorio's "Suicide Girls Celebrate Club Suicide's 1 Year Anniversary"
Doh! Celebrating National Doughnut Day With Grace
If anyone needed an excuse to scarf down a few glazed doughnut holes Friday, National Doughnut Day begged celebration. While dozens of shops offered free pastries on Friday, pastry chef Mariah Swan, at Grace Restaurant used the holiday to show off her doughnut skills. At Grace, doughnuts are treated as seriously as the sauteed scallops, carefully shaped into perfect globes and rings, painted with various delectable glazes, served with warm, rum-spiked milk, or paired with homemade ice cream. Read more in Erica Zora Wrightson's "Doh! National Doughnut Day With Grace: 'We can offer the fanciest doughnuts... but we're still all Homer Simpson.'"
Ink-N-Iron: Tattoo & Kustom Culture Festival '09
Bitchin' wheels and badass ink returned to the Long Beach waterfront with a vengeance June 5-7 as the Ink-N-Iron festival brought scores of tattoo enthusiasts and custom car aficionados together to celebrate the counterculture that combines 21st century cutting edge with mid-20th century stylistic chic. View more photos in the Ink-N-Iron slideshow
and read Nicole Campos' "Sweet Rides, Serious Ink and Sonic Sounds: Ink-N-Iron 2009."
Little Joy at the Troubadour
Little Joy brought it home to a sold out crowd at the Troubadour on June 5. Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes) made it back from his recording session in time for the encore, which brought more shrieks from the already shrieking crowd. Warpaint opened and played in near darkness throughout their set. View more photos in Timothy Norris' "Little Joy @ the Troubadour" slideshow.