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TODAY:  We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set from 2-4 pm PST, along with the m...
11/09/2021

TODAY: We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set from 2-4 pm PST, along with the multi-talented musician/animator/muralist Sean Solomon, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in! (link in comments)

TODAY: We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set from 2-4 pm PST, along with the multi-talented musician/animator/muralist Sean Solomon, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in! (link in comments)

TODAY:  We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, ...
09/14/2021

TODAY: We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, along with the legendary Justin Pearson, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in! (Link in comments)

TODAY: We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, along with the legendary Justin Pearson, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in! (Link in comments)

We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, Monday afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, along ...
09/12/2021

We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, Monday afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, along with the legendary Justin Pearson, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in! (Link in comments)

We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, Monday afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, along with the legendary Justin Pearson, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in! (Link in comments)

TODAY:  We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, ...
08/23/2021

TODAY: We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, along with the legendary Ty Segall, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in (link in comments)! 📷 Josh Allen

TODAY: We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, along with the legendary Ty Segall, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in (link in comments)! 📷 Josh Allen

Sunday August 15th:  FLANGR, It’s Butter and Wayword!Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will...
08/14/2021

Sunday August 15th: FLANGR, It’s Butter and Wayword!

Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable) and a photo ID, along with their printed or electronic ticket. MASKS REQUIRED • $10 • ALL AGES

Sunday August 15th: FLANGR, It’s Butter and Wayword!

Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable) and a photo ID, along with their printed or electronic ticket. MASKS REQUIRED • $10 • ALL AGES

TODAY:  We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this morning from ...
08/12/2021

TODAY: We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this morning from 10 am to noon PDT (link in comments). We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Bethany Cosentino & Bobb Bruno from Best Coast. Please tune in! 📷 Kevin Hayes

TODAY: We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this morning from 10 am to noon PDT (link in comments). We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Bethany Cosentino & Bobb Bruno from Best Coast. Please tune in! 📷 Kevin Hayes

We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, tomorrow morning from 10 a...
08/12/2021

We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, tomorrow morning from 10 am to noon PDT (link in comments). We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Bethany Cosentino & Bobb Bruno from Best Coast. Please tune in! 📷 Kevin Hayes

We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, tomorrow morning from 10 am to noon PDT (link in comments). We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Bethany Cosentino & Bobb Bruno from Best Coast. Please tune in! 📷 Kevin Hayes

We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this Thursday morning from...
08/10/2021

We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this Thursday morning from 10 am to noon PDT (link in comments). We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Bethany Cosentino & Bobb Bruno from Best Coast. Please tune in! 📷 Kevin Hayes

We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this Thursday morning from 10 am to noon PDT (link in comments). We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Bethany Cosentino & Bobb Bruno from Best Coast. Please tune in! 📷 Kevin Hayes

Saturday July 24th:  The Paranoyds, Upchuck and Urns & Argyles!Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all atte...
07/23/2021

Saturday July 24th: The Paranoyds, Upchuck and Urns & Argyles!

Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable) and a photo ID, along with their printed ticket. MASKS REQUIRED • $10 • ALL AGES

Saturday July 24th: The Paranoyds, Upchuck and Urns & Argyles!

Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable) and a photo ID, along with their printed ticket. MASKS REQUIRED • $10 • ALL AGES

Wow!  Today marks the 15th anniversary of our good friend Gil Kenan’s amazing debut animated feature film, Monster House...
07/21/2021

Wow! Today marks the 15th anniversary of our good friend Gil Kenan’s amazing debut animated feature film, Monster House, which featured a couple of Smell related Easter eggs for those with sharp eyes. This film still holds up as a classic, and we are proud to have been associated with it in this small but meaningful way! Please do yourself a favor and check it out, if you haven’t already, along with Gil’s other mind blowing works. Happy 15th, Gil!

Friday July 23rd:  Deadheat,  Wise and Risk!Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will need to ...
07/18/2021

Friday July 23rd: Deadheat, Wise and Risk!
Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable) and a photo ID, along with their printed ticket. MASKS REQUIRED • $10 • ALL AGES

Friday July 23rd: Deadheat, Wise and Risk!
Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable) and a photo ID, along with their printed ticket. MASKS REQUIRED • $10 • ALL AGES

TODAY:  We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PD...
07/13/2021

TODAY: We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT. We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Jennifer & Jessie Clavin from Bleached/Mika Miko. Link in comments. Please tune in!

TODAY: We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT. We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Jennifer & Jessie Clavin from Bleached/Mika Miko. Link in comments. Please tune in!

We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, tomorrow afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT.  ...
07/12/2021

We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, tomorrow afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT. We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith , along with Jennifer & Jessie Clavin from Bleached/Mika Miko. Please tune in!

We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, tomorrow afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT. We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith , along with Jennifer & Jessie Clavin from Bleached/Mika Miko. Please tune in!

Sorry folks, due to unavoidable circumstances, the Vans DTLA store had to close today, unexpectedly, and today’s DJ set ...
06/15/2021

Sorry folks, due to unavoidable circumstances, the Vans DTLA store had to close today, unexpectedly, and today’s DJ set with Ty Segall will need to be rescheduled to a later date. Stay tuned for updates…

Sorry folks, due to unavoidable circumstances, the Vans DTLA store had to close today, unexpectedly, and today’s DJ set with Ty Segall will need to be rescheduled to a later date. Stay tuned for updates…

We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, tomorrow afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT.  ...
06/14/2021
Channel 66

We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, tomorrow afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT. We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith and the legendary Ty Segall. Please tune in!

We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, next Tuesday afternoon from 2-4 pm PD...
06/11/2021

We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, next Tuesday afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT. We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith and the legendary Ty Segall. Please tune in!

We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, next Tuesday afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT. We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith and the legendary Ty Segall. Please tune in!

Thank you to Bring Music Home for including us in their beautiful new coffee table book, to raise money for NIVA.  And t...
06/02/2021

Thank you to Bring Music Home for including us in their beautiful new coffee table book, to raise money for NIVA. And thank you Stephanie Loza, Randy Randall and Jim Smith for taking the time to be interviewed about the LA music community!

11/24/2020
thist-shirt.com

In partnership with FADER Magazine and music venues throughout Los Angeles, The Smell is lending its voice to this T-shirt fundraiser to support Save Our Stages in its efforts to raise financial support and awareness around the plight of independent music venues in the age of COVID. Please check out the link in our bio for more info.

All profits go to the family of William Lu...
07/11/2020
William Lu Shirt Fundraiser

All profits go to the family of William Lu...

The Smell & friends of William Lu have put together his precious artwork on T-shirts to raise funds for the Lu Family in these difficult times. Thank you so much! Artist: William Lu, Julie Orlick, Greg Young, and Rachel Cole. Print by HD Print Design Note: Once this store closes on July 19th, we...

We in The Smell/DIY community are heartbroken today at the news of the passing of our dear friend and contributor, Willi...
07/09/2020
Funeral for William Lu organized by Dat Nguyen

We in The Smell/DIY community are heartbroken today at the news of the passing of our dear friend and contributor, William Lu. His family has set up a GoFundMe to help cover the costs of funeral services. Please consider contributing what you can...

My name is Dat Nguyen and I am William Lu's cousin. This GoFund Me is to help my Aunt & Uncle Lu… Dat Nguyen needs your support for Funeral for William Lu

The first Riot Grrrl Carnival Vol. 1 compilation is now available on bandcamp for digital purchase @ riotgrrrlcarnival.b...
07/02/2020

The first Riot Grrrl Carnival Vol. 1 compilation is now available on bandcamp for digital purchase @ riotgrrrlcarnival.bandcamp.com

All proceeds from the purchase of this album will be donated to Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, one of the many chapters of a broader global network and movement towards justice and freedom for all Black people. (www.blmla.org )

Bands and artists included in this compilation have all contributed a track in support of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. Having had the honor of hosting The Riot Grrrl Carnival, in partnership with Susy Riot, for the better part of a decade, The Smell is proud to support the release of this compilation.

The Riot Grrrl Carnival is an annual fundraising event that aims to uplift and support local communities. It has supported and raised funds for several non-profit organizations over the years. It also centers the voices and presence of womyn identified, q***r, and non-binary gender musicians and artivists that contest heteropatriarchy, racisim, and social inequalities. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no Riot Grrrl Carnival 2020. But we hope to continue to hold space for our RGC community and supporters with the release of this compilation album made up of bands and artists that have participated over the years.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this album, and who have participated and attended RGC in the past. We hope to see you all soon!

#riotgrrrlcarnival
#BLMLA
#TheSmell
#riotgrrrlcarnival2020

06/10/2020
As many of you may have heard over the weekend, the bottom half of our beloved mural that has existed on our Main St. fa...
06/09/2020

As many of you may have heard over the weekend, the bottom half of our beloved mural that has existed on our Main St. facade for the past 3 1/2 years was painted over on Friday in a clear act of attempted censorship by the City of LA. But I’m happy to report that whoever it was in the City who was behind this act of vandalism, underestimated the resiliency of The Smell community, and within two days we have restored the mural to its original state, and it is better and more powerful than before. Big thanks to the creator of the mural, Sean Solomon and our good friends Danny Miller and Jessica Owen, and everyone who helped out on the original mural, for your hard work and creativity in making this all possible. And don’t worry, we are looking into taking action against those responsible for this blatant act of censorship!

06/05/2020
06/01/2020
bandcamp.com

Here's a really cool cover from our good friends Bleached, from a few years back, that seems pretty relevant today...

Stay safe out there.#BLACKLIVESMATTER 📷 Dan Rowan
05/31/2020

Stay safe out there.

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

📷 Dan Rowan

04/29/2020
The Smell's virtual reality tour

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there. Can’t wait to start hosting shows again, when it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, check out this 360° VR video we made a few years ago (directed by our good friends Vice Cooler and Gil Kenan). It’s best experienced using VR goggles, but can also be enjoyed in 2D. It’s not quite the same as being there in person, but it’s the next best thing!

The Smell's virtual reality video tour, featuring 360° VR live performances by Alpha MC & VerBS, David Scott Stone, Celebrity Crush, C**t Kat and No Age. We ...

UPDATE:  the City has announced an indefinite extension of the COVID-19 lockdown.  Accordingly, The Smell will remain cl...
03/13/2020

UPDATE: the City has announced an indefinite extension of the COVID-19 lockdown. Accordingly, The Smell will remain closed and all scheduled shows are hereby cancelled until the lockdown is lifted and it is safe to resume normal activity. We will keep you posted with any further developments. Stay safe!

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Smell Community: After much gut wrenching consideration over the past 24 hours, we have reached the decision to cancel all remaining shows until at least the end of March, in response to the continuing spread of COVID-19. While we are hopeful that this pandemic we are facing will eventually end, and we can all resume our normal activities, we feel that for the time being it is best to err on the side of caution, until we get a clearer picture of where this situation is heading. We greatly appreciate your understanding. Please be safe!

Thursday March 5th:  Squirrel Spam,  Uptightsick and miser...
03/02/2020

Thursday March 5th: Squirrel Spam, Uptightsick and miser...

Sunday March 1st:  P R O T E C T M E, J-NU, GIO and Wayvyman...
03/01/2020

Sunday March 1st: P R O T E C T M E, J-NU, GIO and Wayvyman...

Saturday February 29th:  Death Lens, Sweet Pill, The War Toys and Hexed...
03/01/2020

Saturday February 29th: Death Lens, Sweet Pill, The War Toys and Hexed...

Saturday February 22nd:  MoonFuzz, Buddha Trixie, Not From England and Poll Tax Riot...
02/22/2020

Saturday February 22nd: MoonFuzz, Buddha Trixie, Not From England and Poll Tax Riot...

Saturday February 15th:  Rick N Dick, Chase Petra, It's Butter and Graves-13...
02/09/2020

Saturday February 15th: Rick N Dick, Chase Petra, It's Butter and Graves-13...

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TODAY: We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set from 2-4 pm PST, along with the multi-talented musician/animator/muralist Sean Solomon, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in! (link in comments)
TODAY: We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, along with the legendary Justin Pearson, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in! (Link in comments)
We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, Monday afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, along with the legendary Justin Pearson, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in! (Link in comments)
TODAY: We are excited to be back at Vans Channel 66 hosting another livestream DJ set, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT, along with the legendary Ty Segall, and The Smell’s own Jim Smith! Please tune in (link in comments)! 📷 Josh Allen
Sunday August 15th: FLANGR, It’s Butter and Wayword! Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable) and a photo ID, along with their printed or electronic ticket. MASKS REQUIRED • $10 • ALL AGES
TODAY: We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this morning from 10 am to noon PDT (link in comments). We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Bethany Cosentino & Bobb Bruno from Best Coast. Please tune in! 📷 Kevin Hayes
We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, tomorrow morning from 10 am to noon PDT (link in comments). We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Bethany Cosentino & Bobb Bruno from Best Coast. Please tune in! 📷 Kevin Hayes
We are excited to once again be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this Thursday morning from 10 am to noon PDT (link in comments). We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Bethany Cosentino & Bobb Bruno from Best Coast. Please tune in! 📷 Kevin Hayes
Saturday July 24th: The Paranoyds, Upchuck and Urns & Argyles! Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable) and a photo ID, along with their printed ticket. MASKS REQUIRED • $10 • ALL AGES
Wow! Today marks the 15th anniversary of our good friend Gil Kenan’s amazing debut animated feature film, Monster House, which featured a couple of Smell related Easter eggs for those with sharp eyes. This film still holds up as a classic, and we are proud to have been associated with it in this small but meaningful way! Please do yourself a favor and check it out, if you haven’t already, along with Gil’s other mind blowing works. Happy 15th, Gil!
Friday July 23rd: Deadheat, Wise and Risk! Please note, we will be at limited capacity, and all attendees will need to bring proof of vaccination (a photo of your vaccination card is acceptable) and a photo ID, along with their printed ticket. MASKS REQUIRED • $10 • ALL AGES
TODAY: We are excited to be co-hosting a livestream DJ event, along with Vans Channel 66, this afternoon from 2-4 pm PDT. We’ll be featuring DJ sets from The Smell’s own Jim Smith, along with Jennifer & Jessie Clavin from Bleached/Mika Miko. Link in comments. Please tune in!