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Thursdays in L.A. are about to get a lot more glamourous as one of the city’s legendary parties is coming back with a bang. Diamond Dogs (named after the David Bowie song) was originally put on by Club Kings Bryan Rabin, Kelly Cole and Ian Cripps for eight weeks in 2009. It was all about mixing rock with disco, new wave, no wave and the sixties/eighties beats of New York, London and L.A. It was an underworld and demi-monde style scene one rarely encounters in L.A.: people aged 20 to over 50, looking incredibly cool, accomplished, fashionable, iconoclastic, individual, all with their own interesting histories. It was a moment for everyone to let go of their daily stresses in a room with great tunes and old friends.
Rabin founded famed L.A. nightspots Cherry, Prague and The Lounge; he’s produced major events for Christian Dior, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Armani, Martin Margiela, MOCA and Gwen Stefani, and has launched a number of events for Paul Smith in L.A. and N.Y. He’s known for bringing together music, art and fashion crowds seamlessly. Cole has a clothing line and is a very well known DJ in New York, London and L.A. He’s played for everyone from the Rolling Stones to Cartier. Cripps is Warner Bros. Records’ youngest A&R exec by day, and party host extraordinaire by night. He’s also a musician, producer and artist manager. If you could line up all the friends of these three guys back to back, you may very be dealing with the coolest crowd in Hollywood. That’s just what Diamond Dogs will be. Let’s hope it lasts longer than eight weeks this time out . . .
Diamond Dogs will take place every Thursday starting April 12 at Bardot Hollywood, at 1737 Vine St; doors open at 10pm. And if you don’t have any leather, sequins, denim, fringe or serious boots – well, then you’ve likely fallen out of the L.A. scene anyway.
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