Green Street Mission Road

What’s a Garage Rock Opera?

Nathaniel Peterson

L.A. is like any other place. There are strange people, and there are really cool, nice people. I like getting down and dirty on the bus with them all.

I people watch, and I listen to podcasts on my ride. I’m really into a podcast called “Welcome to Night Vale.” It’s about this weird town in the desert, and all kinds of crazy and weird stuff happens there—like dimensional portals opening. But it’s really funny at the same time.

I’m also in a band called Planets. We call ourselves a garage rock opera. It’s a big performance art thing. Riding the bus gives me time to think about what I’m going to do for my next show.

Map: Green Street to Mission Road