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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, queer, 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
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#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
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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, Clit 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...

Saturday February 8th:  F**ked Forever, The Groans, Street Play and Faetooth...
02/08/2020

Saturday February 8th: F**ked Forever, The Groans, Street Play and Faetooth...

Wednesday February 5th:  The Groans, Izumi and Ember Knight...
02/03/2020

Wednesday February 5th: The Groans, Izumi and Ember Knight...

Sunday February 2nd:  Kuromi, Birote The Musical, Matter Room and Dummy Casual...
02/02/2020

Sunday February 2nd: Kuromi, Birote The Musical, Matter Room and Dummy Casual...

Friday January 31st:  hotbrothers, Rick N Dick, Lucky Wife & Mother and Good Boy...
01/27/2020

Friday January 31st: hotbrothers, Rick N Dick, Lucky Wife & Mother and Good Boy...

Friday January 24th:  Sky Sky, Leo Dolan, Sketchtheheathen and Sunset Crater...
01/19/2020

Friday January 24th: Sky Sky, Leo Dolan, Sketchtheheathen and Sunset Crater...

Saturday January 18th:  Kamikaze Palm Tree, Thank You Congratulations, This Uni and Loko Ono...
01/18/2020

Saturday January 18th: Kamikaze Palm Tree, Thank You Congratulations, This Uni and Loko Ono...

Wednesday January 15th:  Glitterer, Justus Proffit and ANTHONY...
01/13/2020

Wednesday January 15th: Glitterer, Justus Proffit and ANTHONY...

Sunday January 12th:  Street Sects, Portrayal Of Guilt, Foie Gras and Glaare...
01/12/2020

Sunday January 12th: Street Sects, Portrayal Of Guilt, Foie Gras and Glaare...

Saturday January 11th:  Kicked Off The Streets, Law, Cardboard Boxer and Sustivity...
01/11/2020

Saturday January 11th: Kicked Off The Streets, Law, Cardboard Boxer and Sustivity...

Friday January 10th:  MoonFuzz, Crash 45, The Bummers and The Viles...
01/05/2020

Friday January 10th: MoonFuzz, Crash 45, The Bummers and The Viles...

Thursday January 2nd:  Good Boy, Beach Freaks and Rocket 9...
12/30/2019

Thursday January 2nd: Good Boy, Beach Freaks and Rocket 9...

Saturday December 28th:  Rinse & Repeat, Shock Therapy, Thrill Touch and Crisis Actor...
12/28/2019

Saturday December 28th: Rinse & Repeat, Shock Therapy, Thrill Touch and Crisis Actor...

Sunday December 22nd:  No Age, DADDY, Julia Gulia, Mr. Wright & The El Salvadorians and DJKG...
12/22/2019

Sunday December 22nd: No Age, DADDY, Julia Gulia, Mr. Wright & The El Salvadorians and DJKG...

Saturday December 21st:  Hot Brothers, After Zero, Raul Garcia and Beef & Pinky...
12/21/2019

Saturday December 21st: Hot Brothers, After Zero, Raul Garcia and Beef & Pinky...

ATTENTION:  For anyone who may have left a coat, scarf, hat, etc. at The Smell in the past year or so, please be advised...
12/21/2019

ATTENTION: For anyone who may have left a coat, scarf, hat, etc. at The Smell in the past year or so, please be advised that you have until the end of this weekend to collect your garments. After that we will be leaving them in the free clothing container for anyone to take. The coat rack is getting cluttered, and we need to make room for a new collection of left garments.

Thursday December 12th:  David Scott Stone, Lay/Haug and Oort Smog...
12/08/2019

Thursday December 12th: David Scott Stone, Lay/Haug and Oort Smog...

Friday December 6th:  St. Heartbreak, Hoboglyphs and Earth Is A Death Star...
12/06/2019

Friday December 6th: St. Heartbreak, Hoboglyphs and Earth Is A Death Star...

Sunday December 1st:  MoonFuzz, It’s Butter, Mediocre and The Stamp Collection...
12/01/2019

Sunday December 1st: MoonFuzz, It’s Butter, Mediocre and The Stamp Collection...

Saturday November 30th:  Whaja Dew, Marry The Psyche, Steve & The Ancestral Dissonance and Different Plants...
12/01/2019

Saturday November 30th: Whaja Dew, Marry The Psyche, Steve & The Ancestral Dissonance and Different Plants...

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