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Stronghold Climbing Gym Opening 3 PM March 5

This has been a long time coming for me, I can only imagine what it’s been like for the owners and those more intimately involved with the creation and opening of this amazing gym. I’m proud to be working at such a great place. To the good times!

From my email box:


From 3 PM tomorrow, the gym is OPEN!
We’ve traveled a long road to get to this point. We are so grateful for your support and for the fact that you had interest in the gym before it was open to the public for a single hour. THANK YOU!
Rest assured, we will be celebrating with a grand opening party in the few weeks. But first, it’s time to climb. We invite you and the general public to climb for free tomorrow, from 3 PM – 11 PM. From then on, the gym will be open for regular business hours. Yoga classes will start on Friday. Let’s get to it!

Parking reminder: For the sake of our neighbors at the Brewery, please make sure to park between the horse sculpture and the gatehouse on South Avenue 21, or on Moulton St. The artists at the Brewery all have some anxiety that their parking spaces will be snapped up by climbers, so let’s not jump into their spots even when it’s hectic during our first few days. Also note that Bus Line 76 goes from Union Station right by the gym, and that we are installing new bike racks out front.


Our mailing address is:
The Stronghold Climbing Gym
650 S. Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA 90031

4 Mar 2014

Recent HAM Parties

I’ve been shooting a lot of HAM parties out here in DeaThLA. Here of some of my personal favorite shots.

2 Mar 2014


From the facebook:

Saturday, February 15th

+ VerBS

+ IE

+ Terra Firma Dinosaur

+The Jessicas (members of In Tents and She Khan)

9pm, $5, All Ages

4 Feb 2014

The Ratchet Opera at Bar Lubitsch

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I’m DJing at Bar Lubitsch this Thursday. Come out!

Check out the facebook event ->

16 Dec 2013

Check out This Flyer!


VerBS seriously out did himself with this one! Good job buddy. I see Nelson in there, Pikachu, Nick Cage, a couple red head babies, and a black santa.

From the FB:

No Cover
Cheap Beers
Cheap Beers
Hot Bartender Candice

DJ Sets by:
Mikey Wally´╗┐
Chill Murray (very rare VerBS DJ set)
DJ El Ray
Jada Pinkett Snitch
Faze the LAdj

Very Rare Performances By:
This Machine Kills Zombies
Sugg Savage
Alicia Murphy

Face painting by Canari Fox

Hosted by Flako Siete´╗┐ and HP

And fuck it, wer’re gonna give some of the money we make to a charity, not just cause it’s “the season” and shit, but cause we good humans.

10 Dec 2013

VerBS and I at the Chrome Foo Race

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6 Dec 2013

Support Food Not Bombs


From the event page (edited for brevity):

FRI DEC 6, 2013 – 9:00 PM
SANTA YOUTH:::VerBS::::and Friends at The Smell

247 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA
get yr slay bells ready, and don’t forget to BE GOOD for this evening of antics with SANTA YOUTH
( )

Co-Headlining performance by verBS + special guest
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introducing Wa Le Lu featuring Alaska, Andrew Manley, Robert Quijano, and dithy.

opening act, DPDR, a two piece drum battle between myself and DITHYRAMB. featuring some very special guests

for more info visit

$5 9pm be on time for we are very punctual
after party may or may not be announced at some point.

4 Dec 2013

New York Friends, Go to This!


25 Nov 2013

Here’s a new one

19 Nov 2013

Burlesque to the Masses


From the facebook page:

Please join us Saturday, November 16th for an evening of hilarity and debauchery at the C.O.F.

Support community living and community art space, as you witness all night Burlesque Performances, Music, Comedy, Gambling, and generally Titilating Transgressions.

House Dancers all night with surprise performances by your favorite friends and party-goers!

House Music all night by new act Phi featuring secret sets: DJ’S TBA

Come dressed in all your flourishing finery, get your Polaroid snapped and support a great cause!

21 +
$5 Dollar entry includes 3 drink tickets or tips for the dancers. Doors open at 9pm, first performances at 10.

29 Oct 2013