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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Deap Vally
Punk duo Deap Vally has long been entrenched in the LA music scene. Forming in 2011, the story goes that Julie Edwards and Lindsey Troy met in a crochet class, but that sounds a little tame compared to their incendiary music. Playing their first-ever show at the Silverlake Lounge, Echo Park remains their stomping grounds. Their new album Femejism comes out September 16.
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Los Angeles, CA
food
Zankou Chicken
Zankou Chicken is a small, family-owned chain of Armenian and Mediterranean fast casual restaurants within the Los Angeles area.
7851 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
shopping
Spacedust
Echo Park's new indie outlet: gifts, clothing and art.
2153 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
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Eagle Rock Brewery
Chill taproom pouring house beers & flights in a spare space with food trucks in the parking lot.
3056 Roswell St, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA
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Amoeba Music LA
Music fans head to this bustling shop for its huge selection of vinyl, video & CDs, plus live shows.
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
food
El Atacor
You have, no doubt, tasted a potato taco, but not like the wonderment of civilization that is the potato taco at this taqueria chain's outpost on the fringes of Glassell Park.
3520 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065, USA
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Watts Towers
The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo ("our town"), are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park. The towers were designed and constructed solely by Sabato Rodia over a period of 33 years, from 1921 to 1954, and are an example of Italian-American naïve art. Materials include steel rebar, concrete wrapped with wire mesh and pieces of porcelain, tile, and glass. The structures are decorated with found objects, including bottles, ceramic tiles, seashells, figurines, mirrors, and much more.
1727 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002, USA
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The Smell

The Smell is an all-ages, alcohol and drug-free, punk rock/noise/experimental venue in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The Smell, notable for its DIY ethic, is home to many of the area's avant-garde performers and artists.

247 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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Hank’s Bar
Hank's is the ultimate dive. It's close to the Staples Center, so if you want to get a drink before/after the game or concert, you gotta hit Hank's. It's a hole in the wall dive bar, hidden in the lobby of the Hotel Stillwell on Grand (between 8th & 9th Street).
840 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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Self-Realization Fellowship at Lake Shrine
The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is a Temple, Shrine, and beautiful Meditation Garden open to anyone who seeks a quiet oasis for meditation, prayer, or receiving the teachings of Indian yogi and guru Paramahansa Yogananda, who is credited for introducing millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation.
17190 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, USA
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Big Foot Lodge
Lively bar with Yellowstone-like decor that serves novelty drinks & hosts events, such as bingo.
3172 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
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