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Oktoberfest commemorates more than consumption of beer and sausages

Oktoberfest commemorates more than consumption of beer and sausages

Bust out your lederhosen because it’s time of year for all the pretzels, beer and oompah music you can stomach, it’s Oktoberfest. Across Southern California, Germans and fans of the celebration enjoy festivities in the spirit of the traditional Bavarian holiday, renowned for its copious consumption of beer. Dating back to 1810, the history behind […]

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Discussions of horror, Netflix and The New 52 Future’s End take root on this week’s Geek Clash

This week on Geek Clash, the trio touches on the climate of horror “things.” Lita dives into her comic book recommendations with The New 52’s, “Future’s End” arc. While Trevor talks about his lack of a Netflix account and the groups feelings on “Alien: isolation.” Geek Clash is available every Wednesday on the Sundial’s website. […]

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Downtown LA bar has 1Up on competition

Downtown LA bar has 1Up on competition

With Downtown Los Angeles becoming a hotspot for nightlife in recent years, it can be difficult for a new bar to stand out from the crowd. At EightyTwo in the Arts District, the answer is as simple as video games. Now these aren’t video games you’d find at your local Dave & Buster’s, but instead, […]

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Four cocktails to die for this Halloween

Four cocktails to die for this Halloween

Halloween falls on a Friday this season, so lets take the opportunity to celebrate! The universe has given us the chance to make this holiday count. So, pick out your costumes and dress up your drinks with these four festive cocktails! Red Rum Piña Ghoul-lada Serves two Bring an eerie side to a refreshing classic […]

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Brasil guitar duo fascinates VPAC

Brasil guitar duo fascinates VPAC

Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora of The Brasil Guitar Duo encompassed all that is the classical genre, but with a slight latin flare during their set at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Thursday. This incredibly talented duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition joins the VPAC as part of a small […]

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Gerard Way takes over LA

Gerard Way takes over LA

Anticipation is at an all time high within the walls of the Henry Fonda as hundreds of anxious fans wait for Gerard Way to take the stage. “He’s coming!… It’s almost time!,” shouted the girls in excitement, hanging on the front barricades as 10 p.m. drew near. Finally, the time approaches, the lights dim and […]

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Geek Clash heats up as the team discusses the latest on television

Geek Clash heats up as the team discusses the latest on television

The Geek Clash crew is back this week with their most heated show yet. Lita and Josh are at each other throats as they discuss the premier episode of “The Flash,” and Trevor reports on Indiecade, the festival dedicated to indie video games and the culture revolving around it.  The crew also jumps into the […]

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HBO star Lena Dunham pens first book, but it’s nothing viewers haven’t heard before

by Kristine Malicse, contributor The name Lena Dunham has become a household name for the modern “millennial” feminist or women who missed out on the “Sex and the City” franchise. Dunham is not one to shy away from controversial topics on her show, along with her much talked about openness to nudity. The 28-year-old creator […]

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LA’s annual haunted hayride lacks scare factor

LA’s annual haunted hayride lacks scare factor

Upon arrival at Griffith Park’s Annual Haunted Hayride, guests are greeted by an array of gruesome characters highlighted by a red glow that remains consistent throughout the event. While many attendees clung to their friends and significant others, I found it hard to be scared by these fictional creatures projected by this year’s apocalyptic theme. […]

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Cassette tapes find revival through record stores

Cassette tapes find revival through record stores

By Fredrick Balian, contributor Earlier last year, a record company by the name of Penniback Records was founded and created to give local bands recognition by promoting their music. But what sets this company aside from others, is that they gear towards mainly releasing music on cassette tapes, a music medium format that many thought had […]

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London Philharmonic entrances the VPAC

London Philharmonic entrances the VPAC

  The music of classical composers Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Prokofiev flowed beautifully through the Great Hall of the Valley Performing Arts Center on Friday night as the London Philharmonic Orchestra entertained a packed house. The 100-piece orchestra performed amazing pieces that were striking, yet intimate. Dvorak’s “The Noonday Witch,” started out calm and soothing, but […]

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Early 2000s rock is here to stay: New Found Glory/Yellowcard album reviews

Early 2000s rock is here to stay: New Found Glory/Yellowcard album reviews

New Found Glory, “Resurrection,” Hopeless Records   With their new album “Resurrection,” New Found Glory (NFG) has resurrected not only their career, but everything we love about early 2000s punk rock. In their first record since 2011’s “Radiosurgery,” Jordan Pundik (vocals), Chad Gilbert (guitar, background vocals), Ian Grushka (bass) and Cyrus Bolooki (drums) put together […]

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