The Smell announces 19th anniversary weekend

The Smell announces 19th anniversary weekend celebration, featuring No Age, Ty Segall, Best Coast, Bleached, and more!

The Smell announces its 19th Anniversary events, which will feature three nights of events, starting with a Penniback Records night at The Smell on Jan. 6, followed by a special off-site concert at The Belasco Theater on Jan. 7, and a Danger Collective Records night at The Smell on Jan. 8. Proceeds from all three nights will go towards The Smell’s Relocation Fund. #savethesmell

Night 1: Jan. 6 @ The Smell
Penniblack Records presents
Jurassic Shark
Super Lunch
Clit Kat
$10 / all ages
Tickets at the door

Night 2: Jan. 7 @ The Belasco Theater

No Age
Best Coast
Ty Segall
Vice Cooler
Special Surprise Guest
$35 / all ages

Night 3: Jan. 8 @ The Smell
Danger Collective Records presents
Current Joys (member of Surf Curse)
BOYO (solo)
$10 / all ages
Tickets at the door

Original post: May 31

Late Friday afternoon, The Smell, along with most of our neighbors on the 200-block of Main Street, were surprised to learn that the owners of our building, L&R Group of Companies, had, without warning, posted demolition notices on all of our businesses. As of this posting, no other information has been made available by either the building owners or the city, and there has been no indication as to how imminent this demolition is, or how much time we have to continue to operate.

Since Saturday, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, from people sharing memories, lodging protests, taking personal action and initiative, to offers assistance and advice. The response has been nothing short of inspirational. Volunteers met over the weekend and decided that it is vital to the overall cultural well-being of Los Angeles, that The Smell continue to exist and to move forward. In our view, The Smell has always been a community more than a physical space, and we will do whatever is necessary to assure that this community continues to thrive – if not in its present location, then in a new location suitable to its needs.

As of today, we are launching a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to take on this fight, and if necessary, to raise the capital required to purchase a new location, so that we never have to go through a crisis like this again. This GoFundMe campaign is the only legitimate place to donate to The Smell.