Los Angeles’ Palace Theatre used to be one of many exquisite shrines to cinema in downtown Los Angeles, but these days it looks every bit of its 112 years. For one thing, the “P” in “Palace” on its marquee is no longer illuminated, and the surrounding neighborhood feels, well, gritty. But sometimes you have to dig well below the surface to find the good stuff, and last weekend at the Palace, what’s old was gloriously new again during the Numero Group label’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Since its inception, Numero has celebrated numerous unsung scenes and sounds with lavish, oft-Grammy-nominated compilations and boxed sets, from ’70s New York proto-punk to
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