By Kathryn Pinto
The Sunset Junction Festival scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. The L.A. City Board of Public Works denied the festival's request for a permit in a unanimous vote. Festival organizers failed to allay concerns of Silver Lake neighborhood groups or pay fees for city services in a timely manner, attempting an eleventh-hour maneuver with public requests for donations and a loan of funds from mega promoter Live Nation. For a more detailed explanation of this week's events see the Sunset Junction coverage at buzzbands.la.
As of this posting several excellent acts covered by this site are available to play this weekend, including Marvelous Toy, The Californian, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Shadow Shadow Shade, The Damselles, Olin and the Moon, among other more widely-known acts. According to buzzbands, promoters have been working to schedule makeup dates for the musical acts booked for the festival. Radio Free Silver Lake will keep you posted with these developments as we learn more.