All posts by Justin LaBaw-Rivers


WELO Tune of the Week | Prince Pheenix Wade “Forever Lovers”

Local Venice personality and good friend of WELO, Prince Pheenix Wade brings us his first cut out of 5 that we’ll be introducing over the next few weeks. This one is called “Forever Lovers”. A great track. It has a ...

Coachella Fashion 2012 | Abbot Kinney Shops Have You Covered

The much anticipated Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival is upon us. If you were one of the lucky 200,000 that scored a ticket, you must not only plan your wardrobe, but put your most stylish foot forward. Let ...

Slyde Handboards | A New Way to Surf the Waves of Venice

“Remember the days as a kid on the beach ‘borrowing’ fast food restaurant food trays to catch the shore break at your local break? Well we did!” says Steve Watts, founder and creative director of Slyde Handboards. Venice local Steve ...

“In the Buff” Opening Reception: Feb. 16 | New work from Venice artist, Isabelle Alford-Lago.

VAC Event of the Week: “In the Buff” is a new collection of work from local artist Isabelle Alford-Lago “Gorillas” series, which has captured the attention of many art lovers who have attended the Venice Art Crawl over the last ...

Pic of the Day | “At Peace on VB”

Pic of the Day 2.10.11 “At Peace on VB” Wow. Photo courtesy of Faith Ann Young Submit your own Pic of the Day! … Email it to:

Coachella 2012 | WELO’S Top 10 Acts Not to Miss

. It’s obvious that Coachella has jumped shark in a big way. I’ll be the first to admit that the “organic luster” of the festival has rubbed off a bit since I went for the first time 3 years ago. ...

Your Complete Menu Guide to DINE L.A | Venice Style – (Jan 22nd – 27th) & (Jan 29th – Feb 3)

DineLA 2012 (the early edition) is in full effect fellow Venicians. I know most of you are probably just getting off of your “Master Cleanse”, “Juice Detox”, or even your “4-Hour Body Cleanses” and here at WELO we’re proud of ...

Rocketfizz | Sugar, Sugar Baby!

Your sweetheart is waiting next door…Sugar baby! At 8340 Lincoln Blvd., just before Manchester, in Westchester is a dreamy soda pop & candy shop called Rocket Fizz. Rocket Fizz stores are popping up all over Southern California with an out – ...

Boys & Girls Club of Venice presents “We Are Venice” | Wednesday, Jan 18th – 5:00 p.m

A special note to WELO readers from Aileen Martinez of The Venice Boys & Girls Club The Boys & Girls Club of Venice truly believes that GREAT FUTUTRES START HERE! In 2012, we plan to continue our rich tradition and ...