Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fun Decanted at the Fairplex

Saturday night goldmedal winners of The Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition were the stars of a tasting event at the Fairplex’s Wine & Spirits Marketplace. Guests were treated to presentations such as the art of mixing cocktails and chocolate and … Continue reading

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Album Review: Glasser’s “Ring”

Glasser’s debut Ring pulled me in immediately with its unearthly quality.  The album resides in its own little world of lush synthesizers, tribal drums, twitchy programming and ethereal vocals.  Released in September by True Panther Records, Ring was born of … Continue reading

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A Preview of East LA Meets Napa: Shapes of Things to Come

Last week, Setá in Whittier hosted a preview of the upcoming East LA Meets Napa event held annually at Union Station. The benefit will be held on July 8th and sells out every year, so order tickets now. The event … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing on a Stick

I remember watching an infomercial for a slicer-dicer with my room-mate during college. We were simultaneously in great suspense shouting, “But can it make curly fries?” and laughing at how excited the infomercial was making us. When they spin-sliced the … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – monday, june 27, 2011

“fearless egbert” and his lion “monarch” wailing around a “wall of death” in a “lion drome” in 1929, pursued by a man on a motorcycle. I did not take this photo but felt very compelled to share it. more info … Continue reading

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With Cancellations, Are Los Angeles Firework Shows Going Up in Smoke?

With LA being a patchwork of communities, there are plenty of Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks shows to choose from. I was sad to find though, that a few of my favorite smoke and flame displays had been cancelled for 2011, two of them indefinitely. Continue reading

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LA Mag’s Island-Style Cookoff: Brendan Collins

Homemade Spam! The fourth and final entry in Los Angeles Magazine’s Island-Style Cookoff is presented by Brendan Collins of Waterloo and City. The recipe is intense, but at the very least I am making that Five Spice Brioche! Seared Foie Gras, … Continue reading

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Which Of These Music Festivals Would You Go To If You Had A Gun To Your Head?

There is a theoretical gun to your head. You are about to be forced to endure one of the following music festivals from beginning to end. Here is Choice A:

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Beat Recommends: The Dirtbombs @ Alex’s Bar – Long Beach

This Sunday, June 26, in continuation with Scion A/V bringing the best of garage-rock to a town near you, The Dirtbombs invade Long Beach, playing a free show at Alex’s Bar. Straight out of Detroit, The Dirtbombs are going 16-years … Continue reading

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Beat Happenings Tonight: Snoop and Willie Nelson Art Opening Smokes Downtown LA

Tonight the R&R Gallery Downtown is opening the group show ”Willie and Snoop” focusing on two iconoclastic icons — Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson. They got the braids, they got the endo, you just bring your grooving self — and maybe 5 to 10 … Continue reading

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