The Smell


In Virtual Reality, a Condemned LA Punk Venue Becomes Immortal

This VR film will take you to a show at The Smell, complete with crowd surfing.


Much More Than a DIY Haven, The Smell Is One of LA’s Most Queer-Friendly Spaces

The DIY institution's impending closure could mean the loss of a safe space for young people still grappling with their sexualities.


LA DIY Staple Pehrspace Evicted After Ten Year Run

The news comes a little more than a week after LA DIY institution The Smell received a demolition notice.


Despite Demolition Notice, LA DIY Institution The Smell Won't Go Down Without a Fight

We spoke with owner Jim Smith and No Age's Randy Randall about the venue's legacy and what happens next.


Runaway Fest Is a Music Festival Booked Entirely By High Schoolers

With a solid lineup and a hearty DIY spirit, could Runaway be the next FYF?