Franki Chan and Zane Landreth on Their Check Yo Ponytail 2 Tour

Danny Johnson

L.A.'s Franki Chan, equal parts record label owner, DJ, comic book artist, and promoter, is a defining force in his city's art and nightlife scenes. Known for parties such as Cinespace Tuesday, Fucking Awesome, and Check Yo Ponytail — which have earned a nearly cult-like following among L.A. scenesters and frequently attract some of Hollywood's young stars — Chan has also been a force in international dance music with his IHEARTCOMIX label. Collaborating with Danny Johnson (Media Contender) and his longtime friend Zane Landreth, Franki has now returned with a national tour labeled Check Yo Ponytail 2. We spoke with Franki and Zane about the acts on this tour, along with just how Franki manages to balance all his artistic endeavors. This Friday, they debut their first show on the road featuring Spank Rock, Big Freedia, The Death Set, Pictureplane, and more at Mezzanine.

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