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L.A. Record throws itself a 100th birthday party Saturday

July 30, 2010 |  4:28 pm

100cover The last time we checked in with the good folks at L.A. Record, they hosted a 3-D extravaganza that looked like the most mind-sauteeing concert in recent memory as part of their long anniversary celebration. This Saturday, however, they'll be partying in glorious analog to celebrate their 100th issue -- a seriously incredible feat for a printed music magazine in 2010.

The 100th issue, the rag's first as a quarterly, looks to be boiling over with good stuff -- chats with FlyLo, Ariel Pink and scads of simmering new locals like Teen Inc. and Active Child (many of whom pop up in a swell mixtape); horoscopes by local folk mystic Ariana Delawari, who probably actually sees the future; and a sprawling new arts and books section.

But Saturday's party at a warehouse downtown will probably be one of the weekend's must-go shindigs -- sets by the awesomely-named Chicano Batman, Manhattan Murder Mystery and John Carpenter, and the first chance to pick up the new issue. We will be there trying to restrain ourselves from taking to the halfpipe and embarrassing our friends.

-- August Brown

L.A. Record's 100th Issue party is at 1269 E. 6th St. in downtown L.A. 6 p.m. Sat. $7, free to "L.A. Record 100" cardholders. All ages. 


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