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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!
Palm Springsteen

Palm Springsteen is a band, a moniker, a portmanteau, a person, a place, a thing, and Bez from Happy Mondays. It’s interchangeable with the word “grease”, from the song Grease, from the movie Grease. It’s Blow Pop in Space. It’s Alan Vega screaming at Peter Hook to turn up that Jesus and Mary Chain record. It’s a feeling; a combination of ethereal synth, raw guitar, and driving rhythms for an explosive aural experience. Born in the professional hedonism of Los Angeles, Palm Springsteen draws from elements of new wave, post-punk, synth pop and, ahem, “blow pop” to create something that even E.T. would phone home about.

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Los Angeles, CA
bar
The Friend
Playful neighborhood spot with pinball and disco balls, plus light fare, cocktails, beer, and wine.
2611 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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coffee
Lamill Coffee Boutique
Upscale cafe with elaborately prepared coffee and light Californian fare in a stylish, modern setting.
1636 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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landmark
Union Station (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Union Station is the main railway station in Los Angeles, California, and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States.

800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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landmark
Bradbury Building
The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark in Downtown Los Angeles.  It has been designated a National Historic Landmark and has been featured in many films and television shows, most notably Blade Runner and the original Mission: Impossible TV series.
304 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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landmark
2nd Street Tunnel
The 2nd Street Tunnel is a widely filmed and photographed landmark under Bunker Hill in Downtown Los Angeles.  It has been called "the most recognizable city landmark most Americans have never heard of," by the Los Angeles Times.
620 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Ennis House
The Ennis House is an iconic Los Angeles architectural landmark situated in the hills of the Los Feliz neighborhood.  It has been featured in a number of films, including Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill, for its unique aesthetic designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
2607 Glendower Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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lodging
The Line Hotel
Hip lodging and fantastic food in a restored mid-century building in the middle of Koreatown.
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
venue
The Echo
Music venue and nightclub in Echo Park known for their punk rock shows and monthly dance parties like the popular Emo Nite, which attract long lines of fans.
1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
food
Pattaya Bay Thai Restaurant
Relaxed cafe with colorful, beachy decor, Southeast Asian eats, karaoke, and boba tea.
Pattaya Bay Thai Restaurant, North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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shopping
Mohawk General Store
Modern shop for trendy, designer apparel, shoes, swimwear, and lifestyle accessories for men & women.
Mohawk General Store, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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outdoors
Elysian Park
Nestled near Dodger's stadium, Elysian Park offers paths for walking and biking, as well as a great view of downtown.
929 Academy Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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outdoors
Griffith Park
Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.  The park is also home to the Griffith Observatory, the L.A. Zoo, and the famous Hollywood Sign.
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
food
Guisados Tacos
Unpretentious taco spot earns buzz for its braised meat & veggie stews atop handmade tortillas.
1261 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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bar
El Cid
Quirky neighborhood fixture offering tapas, paella, and weekend flamenco shows, plus live-music nights.
4212 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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bar
Tenants of the Trees
Dimly lit nightspot serving inventive craft cocktails in a rustic-chic setting with outdoor space.
2808 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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artist guide
Los Angeles, CA
Palm Springsteen
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