Every year Silverlake’s Neighborhood Alliance holds the annual Sunset Junction Street Fair that celebrates the community with food, drink and, most notably, music. Milling around the various booths, I observed a mix of hipsters, families and drag queens – even brushing shoulders with Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in the crowd of thousands.

Diversity is not only in the festival’s attendees. The Junction is most known for the eclectic range of acts (over 20 bands per day) that perform every year. Bands like Ashford and Simpson, Dengue Fever, and Los Abandoned shared billing with current Spaceland fixtures such as The Like, Starlite Desperation, and On the Speakers.

Entertainer extraordinaire, Har Mar Superstar’s shedding of clothes seemed fitting for once as the sun’s rays combined with the heat from dancing to his infectious beats. Har Mar’s writhing encouraged the crowd to let down their own inhibitions until they were moving along with him to "EZ Pass." Fans pushed their way to the front of the stage for a glimpse of Ima Robot who captivated with new wave-synth-pop gems like "Black Jettas" and "Dynomite."

Despite numerous sound problems and two keyboards breaking, Ben Kweller managed to come through with a great set. The evening was topped off with The Donnas’ in-your-face live show, performing tunes from 2003’s Spend the Night and their forthcoming album, Gold Medal, proving their onstage presence is as electrifying as ever.