Banny Grove: ‘A classic but hard-to-find flavor’ at Oracle Tavern this Friday
Read the interview! And experience the interweaving musical magic on October 14th with STUNTDRIVER, Glen Meadmore, Ziemba, & DJ Kyle Mabson.
STUNTDRIVER’s iconic ‘Red Road’ to redemption
Kym Priess welds majestic soaring metallic arcs to the late night bump ‘n grind of the shaggiest Electro. Musical heaven. Don’t miss the show!
CatCon 2022: It’s paw-some to be back
Meet the catfluencers! This was the purrfect comeback after two years of Covid cancellations. Embrace the meow-ment…
René Kladzyk unleashes Ziemba, her ‘Tender Monster’
Unsubtle Magic. Power ballads. FEELINGS. Post-Covid, that’s all we really need, right? Ziemba is the gold at the end of the rainbow…
…And we’re back! ‘Friends & Family Reunion’ photos from Fridays at Oracle Tavern
Thank you so much for our first concert since 2016! See photos of Chaki, Dawn Of Sequins, Dicso Bunny, DJ Kyle Mabson, Fagenstein & more…
Get frocked up with ‘Drag monster’ Fagenstein
Fagenstein, aka Mark Gallegos, appears TONIGHT at Oracle Tavern with Chaki, Dawn of Sequins, Dicso Bunny & DJ Kyle Mabson. See you there?
Friendship bracelets are back! Richmond Tan explains their origin
Get your bracelet at Oracle Tavern. Superstars Chaki, Dawn of Sequins, Dicso Bunny, DJ Kyle Mabson & more perform!
I’m booking shows again! ‘Friends & Family Reunion’ September 16 at Oracle Tavern
It’s a pleasure to be back doing what I love the most: promoting challenging music and performance. See you at the first show?
Rest in power: Douglas Halbert—iconic BIRTH! performer, class act & friend
Here’s a remembrance of a great friend & performer gone way too soon. Updated with Doug’s memorial photos from L.A. & Denver.
9 Shocks Terror’s SoCal tour with Tony Erba & Jim Konya changed my life
Twenty years ago I roadied for perhaps the greatest thrash / hardcore band this planet has ever known, 9 Shocks Terror…
Rupaul’s Dragcon 2022 recap: This is the way America is supposed to werk
When people come together for something they love—10 gazillion drag queens!—to love what they love together, it’s really powerful.
Behold the new Pehrspace—check out new music from Cupid & Psyche this Friday
Pehrspace kicks off at 2220 Arts + Archive with Cupid & Psyche, a new project from Abe Vigoda’s Juan Velasquez & Michael Vidal.
L.A.’s Top 10 underground Halloween concert parties of the 2000s
Go into the mouth of Halloween madness with the artists, musicians, thinkers, doers & fans that make Los Angeles great. Check out the photos!
Watch: The year Jack E. Jett celebrated Halloween on TV five times with weird celebrities galore (& Sandra Bernhard too)
Halloween is gay Christmas with Butch Patrick, Glen Meadmore, Selene Luna, James St. James & more…
L.A.’s all-star Halloween Covers Night explained by creator Sean Johnson & the Monolators
It’s trick or treat for underground bands as they assume musical alter-egos for one night, like the Sparks cover band Tips for Teens, which I got to play with!
Listen: No Wave icon Lydia Lunch & Sean Carnage talk music, sex and life on the underground scene
It’s not often one gets the chance to spill the ol’ guts to a legend. So when Lydia Lunch calls, that’s a big freaking deal.
Fourteen astounding facts about 14 Year Old Girls—plus Pehrspace movie first look!
After fourteen years in a time warp, L.A.’s Nintendo punks are back thanks to VGA Zine—and a new movie.
That time RuPaul chewed me out on the red carpet in front of Kylie Sonique Love & Pandora Boxx
RuPaul teaches Sean the meaning of “If you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready” in front of Drag Race All-Stars Season 6 queens Pandora Boxx and Sonique…
A Pride month must-see: The Rise & Fall of the Hottest Gay Magazines Ever
Mandate, Honcho, Inches & Playguy publisher George Mavety is an unsung hero of the great gay awakening of 1970s and ’80s culture. Made in cooperation with ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at USC.
Look at the crazy revenge I’ve taken on my late mentor Larry Flynt
With these fifteen movie edits, I’ve broken all Larry’s rules—I think he would secretly love the cheekiness.
15 years ago we made a wild movie with 52 bands on one stage at the Il Corral
On March 6, 2006, L.A.’s best underground performers made history—now you can watch the complete recordings online for the first time…
Lenora Claire shares memories of TV’s “Cirque du So-gay”
Get down with Goddess Bunny (RIP) & more in a rare 2006 magazine featuring Jack E. Jett’s The Queer Edge…
Something to look forward to in 2021
Watch the brand new trailer! Love emerges from a time warp…
Mirth & mishigas: Chaki’s holiday special funks up Christmas Eve
The beloved funk wizard’s cosmic slop of seasonal cheer comes your way December 24th via the Museum of Home Video.
Best Pehr show ever? New pics of the Mae Shi original line-up by Cari Veach
Exclusive photos. Plus don’t miss a special announcment about the 2020 Pehrgeant streaming December 28th.
A decade of D.I.Y. now online: The complete Monday Night photos, dates & performers
10+ years of underground events, performers, venues & photos online for the first time.
Need your help with old show photos
Have photos or video of old Sean Carnage Monday shows? I will give you full photographer credit. Looking for specific events. Check the list.
Bret Berg’s Museum of Home Video brings you the lowdown on download culture
It’s a TV party every Tuesday night on Twitch with the latest subcultural offering from L.A.’s avatar of the underground.
Remembering the generosity of William Lu
William was a mainstay at The Smell and Pehrspace, and was an 8-bit video game artist, gamer, and generous friend. He will be missed.
Black Lives Matter: Support the cause with new music from Monday Night legends Mabson & HEALTH
Black lives matter. We’ve waited too long. Enough is enough. Consider donating to BLMLA & get some cool music in the process.