Category Archives: Photo Essays

Five Mondays in December: Club Scum takes over the Echoplex/Echo for an epic close to 2019

This past December saw Club Scum promoters Rudy Bleu Garcia and Hex-Ray bring a diverse group of performers to the Echoplex (December 2 and 9) and the Echo (December 16, 23 and 30), each a Monday night residency to give … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – saturday, december 28, 2019

korean king and queen sculptures by the friendship bell in my pedro town this morning… made by artists ta-mok and chang-san. photo by mike watt – – – – – mike watt’s hoot page

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watt’s picture of the week – friday, december 20, 2019

on my sixtysecond bday this morning: the vincent thomas bridge from peck park in my pedro town, not far from where I met d boon ‘pert-near fifty years ago… photo by mike watt – – – – – mike watt’s … Continue reading

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Conan Gray’s Comfort Crowd Tour: Review and Photo Gallery

Picture this: you’ve wrapped your sold-out North American tour, have amassed 1.2 million followers on Instagram, and about 6 million people stream your music every month. You’re not just any 21-year-old – you’re Conan Gray. I caught Conan’s night 1 … Continue reading

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The First Krampus Run Held at Alpine Village was a Swatting Good Time for Both the Naughty and the Nice.

Last Saturday at 5 o’clock the doors to one of the chalets at Alpine Village began disgorging Krampus of all shapes and sizes–horned, furry, blue, black, and white, with glowing eyes, protruding tongues and pointy teeth. And they were not … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: December 8, 1980

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watt’s picture of the week – saturday, december 7, 2019

“she’s in the water!” restoration continues on the tall ship swift of ipswich as she’s lowered into the sp slip here in my pedro town yesterday. still missing her masts, she’ll be part of the topsail youth program once she’s … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: It Wasn’t a Reindeer!

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watt’s picture of the week – sunday, december 1, 2019

the turning basin in my pedro town this morning… photo by mike watt – – – – – mike watt’s hoot page

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The 42nd Occasional Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena: What Did That Look Like?

On November 24th, a glorious Sunday in East Pasadena, folks gathered with high expectations dressed in street clothes and ludicrous costumes. They were waiting in anticipation of the 42nd running of The Pasadena Occasional Doo Dah Parade. The crowd was a … Continue reading

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