As the time of year meant for letting loose and basking in the warm air and sunshine, summertime fun and music festival go hand-in-hand, complete with live music, dancing and general revelry. Lucky for us, the music fest circuit is kicking into high gear and L.A. is hosting some of the hottest ones this summer for your enjoyment. This year we have long-running festivals holding it down and a couple of newbies breaking onto the scene, all of which cover the whole music fest spectrum, from the unst-unst, rave-y, PLUR-filled ones to the psychedelic hippy-ish retreats. We've pored over the plethora of events and narrowed it down to the ones you can't miss, so pay attention as we guide to the best music festivals to hit this summer in the L.A. area.
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After a long night of raging, sometimes leaving to get some food in your stomach as opposed to with some person you may find attractive at the time is just the smarter, less regrettable option come the morning. But you may not have the wherewithal for a full restaurant experience at midnight and the Jack In The Box drive-thru will have you swearing off those 99-cent tacos for life (trust me!). Luckily, we live in a city where food trucks roam the streets at night, and there are some seriously tasty and convenient late-night options that will surely satisfy the drunk munchies. So next time you're a little under the influence and looking for some grub, bring up this list and follow these trucks on Twitter! [via @baam25]
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With the sun officially out for the summer, it's time to cool off with some sweet bands or turn it up with edgy artists that'll make you sweat. Whether you're into singing along to folk music with the Hollywood Hills as a backdrop, or swaying to beach jams on the Santa Monica Pier, there are shows for everyone's tastes happening all over town in the next several days. No matter your musical preference, we've got you covered with this guide to L.A.'s best live music to see this week. [Photo via]