Sarah Purkrabek

Sarah Purkrabek

Writer & editor

Music, travel & people-focused features are my jams.

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Space yacht club promoters trio silly danny liao article
LAweekly

Thanks to Space Yacht, Tuesday Is the new Saturday in Hollywood Clubland

For most people, it's a crazy weeknight. For Space Yacht co-founders Henry Lu, Rami Perlman and Ollie Zhang, it's just another Tuesday.

Mansionz chamber group article
LAweekly

Mansionz's Mike Posner and Blackbear Modeled Their Green Hair ...

“Can you include emojis in your story? Just put one after everything I say.”

Deadmau5 timothy norris article
LAweekly

Deadmau5's Cat Professor Meowingtons Is the Subject of a Lawsuit ...

It's a cat fight of ridiculous proportions.

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LAweekly

Brownies and Lemonade Books Unknown DJs and Still Packs in...

To Kush Fernando and Jose Guzman, co-founders of L.A. events group Brownies and Lemonade, the goal has always been the same: to throw a kick-ass party.

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LAweekly

I Survived 72 Hours of Nonstop EDM and Debauchery Aboard the Groove Cruise

The three-day floating festival feels like a cross between a rave, a private yacht party, and the first week of college.

Savant sm article
LAweekly

For Savant, EDM Is Synonymous With Art | L.A. Weekly

Aleksander Vinter is scooched to the edge of his seat in the lobby of the W Hotel in Hollywood, gesticulating wildly, his eyes bright and wide with possibility. He talks fast and is constantly following the ends of his sentences into new trains of thoughts.

Chicken bowl article
LAweekly

Ludacris' Personal Chef Starts a Veggie-Friendly Food Truck

At 25, with no culinary school training and only a few real years of cooking under her belt, Sami Udell might seem an unlikely food truck owner. Yet this month, she and business partner Rose Kai launched WholeSam, a food truck with a laser focus on health-oriented meals.

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LAweekly

EDC Las Vegas 2016: The Best and The Worst | L.A. Weekly

Best: Insomniac’s super polite and friendly EDC app.

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LAweekly

EDC Vegas' Ground Control Crew Quietly Keeps the Festival Safer ...

Behind an unmarked door in a nondescript wall behind a row of vendor tents, there’s a small army of positive-minded people whose job it is to make EDC Vegas fun and safe for every attendee.

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LAweekly

Steve James, 17, Is Dance Music's New Golden Boy — Just Ask Justin Bieber

Steve James seems almost like a normal high school kid. He has a girlfriend. He's quick to use his easy, carefree laugh. In June, when he moved from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to LA, he discovered — and got hooked on — Thai food. And not too long ago, he co-produced the......

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LAweekly

Jamie Jones on the Underground Dance Music Scene: "L.A. Is Ripe for the Taking"

It’s noon, and a soft late morning light spills into Jamie Jones’s impeccably white and impressively minimalist living room. Birds chirp in the background. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, there’s a peak at a cloudy downtown, but Jones isn’t seeing it. Instead he’s hidden behind monitors and mixing equipment, working on music......

Hard summer 2015 tucciarone article
LAweekly

Hard's New Stand Up + Dance Crew Aims to Keep Hard Summer Safe

Hard Summer has already announced a few big new moves for its 2016 iteration, including a new venue (Fontana's Auto Club Speedway) and the addition of a camping component. Yesterday, Hard Events announced another upgrade to its most well-known event — this time in the realm of safety.

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LAweekly

Taking a Helicopter to EDC Vegas Is Totally Worth It — If You Can ...

One thing’s for sure: There are worse ways to spend $500 at EDC.

Deep house yoga sf waylan choy article
LAweekly

Deep House Yoga Is Coming From San Francisco to Los Angeles ...

When you think of deep house beats, sweat and dancing, you probably think about a night out clubbing. And you’d be right … most of the time.