Monthly Archives: November 2012

CD Review: Simon Townshend: Looking Out/Looking In

  “Life has served up some interesting stuff that’s inspired me! I think it’s my best CD yet. Now let us know what YOU think. You may have to buy it first though. Damn!” – Simon Townshend I agree, Simon. … Continue reading

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New Single from The Ross Sea Party: “Two Things”

The Ross Sea Party are a local band named after one of the ships in Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition.  Their new album Hotel Pool was released in October and the group is offering their second single “Two Things” as a … Continue reading

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EPA Issues Cleanup Plan For Arizona Power Plants

Dear LA Beat readers, Good News! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored its obligation to our national parks by issuing a final cleanup plan for three ’70s-era Arizona power plants that will better regulate some of the biggest park … Continue reading

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Orchestre Surreal plays “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

If you’ve already seen The Nightmare Before Christmas enough times in 3D, here’s a different way to kick off the holidays with the Tim Burton classic. Grand Performances presents Elvis Schoenberg’s Orchestre Surréal at California Plaza’s WaterStage on December 14 … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Pass the Farm Bill Supporting Organic Dairies and Other Healthy-Food Farmers

The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. Pictured:acres of natural, organic produce growing on a California organic farm may be a thing of the past without consumers’ support … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ: Mike Watt Putting the Opera to Bed

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The Mating Album Covers Series: Part Four

As fall wears on, the art war between BCB Music Forum members Kath and Phenomenal Cat reaches new heights of absurd hilarity. We’re proud to present Part Four in our series of re-appropriated images courtesy of the collage artists. Be … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ: People Talk, Blood on the Saddle, Lawndale

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Daichan: Japanese Soul Food

written with Bob Lee Tucked into a little corner in the shadow of Sugarfish lies Daichan, a hidden gem along sushi row. Touted as “Japanese Soul Food” the menu is awash with bowls of hot, steaming comfort foods as well … Continue reading

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Follow the Arrow: an Interview with Alan Merrill

The son of famed Jazz musicians Aaron Sachs (saxophone/clarinet player) and Helen Merrill (singer), Alan Merrill was born Allan Preston Sachs on February 19, 1951 in The Bronx in New York City. Alan started his musical career in his mid teens, playing … Continue reading

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