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Brian Michaels

About Brian Michaels

Brian Michaels is grew up in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles in the glory days of the late 1960s and 70s. Only a stone's throw from the Sunset Strip, Michaels had an early education in rock music. Michaels attended his first punk rock show at the age of 14 at the Whiskey a Go Go and has been going strong ever since. Brian is a defense attorney by profession but adds photography and writing to a list of his many passions outside of the his job. Brian can be found on the web at

2015 Academy Awards – Our Predictions!

It’s that time of year again in Los Angeles.  Oscar season is upon us and it’s time to get our prognostications out just in the nick of time. This is shaping up to be one of the most difficult Oscars … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up! Historic California Surf hits Malibu Beach.

Historic surf sets hit the Southern California coast this week as the result of Hurricanes in the Pacific. Waves of 10-12 feet hit the Malibu Coast which drew epic crowds to see some of our best local surfers. World famous … Continue reading

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Our 2014 Oscar Predictions – Put your “Gravity” boots on…

With a little more than a day away from the Academy Awards Ceremony and having now finally seen the last of each and every film nominated, with the exception of the 3 short documentaries Itunes couldn’t manage to release, here … Continue reading

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Pearl Jam at the Los Angeles Sports Arena; November 23, 2013

If you grew up in the 1970s, like I did, you were fortunate to live through a period of music history that remains unrivaled. Rock and Roll, that great fusion of Blues and Country, and R and B, which had … Continue reading

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Bass Player Live! Concert at the Henry Fonda Theatre 11/9/13

Saturday night brought together a collection of world class musicians at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood to celebrate Bass Player magazine’s awards and celebratory concert. The show honored Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats, and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath. … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck – Live Review and Photo Gallery

One of the things I kept hearing about the summer tour pairing of Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck was how “unlikely” it was, even “inappropriate”, as if there’s no way fans of elaborate vocal constructions might also enjoy hotshot guitar … Continue reading

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Abbot Kinney Festival – September 29, 2013

Sometime between 2003, when I left the neighborhood, and now, something happened to Venice Beach. I am not too sure what to make of it. Venice was, and still is in parts, a grungy, artsy, funky and edgy famous Los … Continue reading

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Jason Bonham Experience and Heart at the Greek

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Wolfmother Invades The Troubadour in Hollywood 7/15/13 & 7/22/13

Sitting in front of my computer several weeks ago, my local music app “Bandisintown” alerted me that Aussie Hard Rock band “Wolfmother” was playing the venerable old and intimate Troubador in Holllywood right down the street from my house. “Wolfmother” … Continue reading

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The George Zimmerman Verdict – A View From the Jury Room.

In yet another example of the news media botching its legal analysis of another high profile Murder trial, there is outrage, rioting and possibly undue violence occurring on the streets of America as we speak as a result of another … Continue reading

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