Converse and FILTER have teamed up to bring you Hometown L.A., a series of videos shot throughout Los Angeles that capture some of L.A's best bands playing in a variety of locations. Shot in black and white, the video's focus on unique and beautiful locations throughout LA -- and the bands that bring them to life. Look out for more videos in the Hometown L.A. series throughout 2012.
Week of July 4th - Local Natives
Week of July 11th - AWOLNATION
Week of July 18th - Foster the People
Week of July 25th - Grouplove
Week of August 1st - Warpaint
Week of August 8th - Vanaprasta
Week of August 15th - Best Coast
Week of August 29th - Young The Giant
Week of September 5th - Saint Motel
Week of September 12th - Dawes
Week of September 19th - AWOLNATION
Week of October 3rd - Belle Brigade
Week of December 5 - Lord Huron (Live)
Week of December 12 - AWOLNATION
Week of December 19 - Alekesam
Week of December 26 - Gardens & Villa
JJ Corsini - 987FM
Kevin Bronson - Buzzbands LA
Michael Howe - EMI
Jennifer Tefft - The Satellite
Alex Patsavas - Chop Shop
Jeff Castelaz - Dangerbird
Nic Adler - The Roxy
David Jacobs - Fearless Records
Sterling Andrews - Sterling Andrews Photography
Niki Roberton - iamsound
Paul Tao - iamsound
David Jacobs - Fearless Records
Tom Hoppa - The Viper Room
Tom Windish - The Windish Agency
Liz Garo - Spaceland Productions
Mitchell Frank - Spaceland Productions
Sam Feld - Filter Magazine
987 is all about the local lifestyle here in LA. We support Small Business Saturday because some of our favorite hot spots are family owned. Make sure you go out and support your local favorite spots whethere its a record shop, coffee place, restaurant, anything!
If you are looking for a hidden gem to find all of your vinyl favorites, Origami Vinyl is the best place to check out. They are a key staple in the Echo Park community providing customers with the newest releases along with nostalgic favorites. Origami Vinyl is also known for having cool in-store performances and on occasion they give out free tickets to great bands playing around Hollywood. Be sure to swing by Origami Vinyl and support this local business.
Have you ever wanted to go shopping for the latest fashion pieces, check out the art scene and pick up music all in the same place? Well, in the heart of Burbank there is a great local spot called Backside. Since 1994, they have charmed their patrons with their handpicked garments, the latest in new and used music and art shows by local artists. This is the perfect place to spend the day with your friends and indulge in all the merchandise and events they have to offer. What else do you need! Make sure to check out Backside and don’t miss out on all the fun. Support your local businesses.
Vacation Vinyl is perfect for selling, buying, and trading your vinyl and cassettes, yes I said cassettes! This is one of the few places where you can come up on great finds at amazing prices! 2 for $1 records are perks of hanging out at Vacation Vinyl and with Small Business Saturday quickly coming upon us you will definitely want to support this small local business. Make the drive to Sunset Junction of Silver Lake to check it out.
Self named as the “best coffee in the world”, Intelligentsia Coffee is not your normal coffee bar. Since 1995, Doug Zell and Emily Mange made a plan to collaborate and develop exclusive coffee flavors to coffee lovers In Chicago. As stated on their website, “Intelligentsia’s buying team cumulatively spends over 365 days each year at source” by working with top notch coffee growers to sell the ultimate product to their customers. This coffee bar has branched out to the Los Angeles area in Silver Lake which means you can now partake in the Intelligentsia Coffee experience.
Located on one of L.A.'s most pedestrian friendly streets, in the heart of the sought-after Los Feliz neighborhood, Little Dom's combines the laid back atmosphere of Los Angeles with the dynamic feel of a New York block. The menu at Little Dom's features fresh and delicious Italian-American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some local favorite dishes include the wood-oven Pizzas, the meatball & mozzerella sandwich or Cedar Plank Salmon with pomegranate and baby celery. This is a great place to try delicious food so make sure to come on down to Little Dom’s and have a meal…or two!
Bio courtesy of Littledoms.com
The look of the 101 Coffee Shop was carefully designed by Warner Ebbink after extensive research of coffee shops of the 1960’s and ‘70’s. From the stone wall behind the retro brown leather booths to the counter that extends through most of the space, the hipster residents of Hollywood are transported to a funky diner straight out of the late 1960’s. The hotel and space housing the 101 Coffee Shop has been popular in Hollywood since it opened in the late 1930’s. Celebrities through the decades have visited the space and countless movies and television shows have featured the 101 for its unique décor and cool Hollywood vibe. Make sure you get a glimpse of this historical landmark and try some of their tasty dishes.
Bio courtesy of The101coffeeshop.com
Wirtshaus is your go to place to dine if you have a craving for authentic German cuisine and beer. There are no gimmicks of fusion styled dishes here; you get exactly what you order. The top dishes at Wirtshaus include schnitzel, sausages, potato pancakes, and yummy pretzels. Bring your friends and your appetites to the Wirtshaus in Los Angeles and get your schnitzel on!