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Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at

Best of 2016 – A Short List

As usual, I spent most of the year listening to, reading and watching older stuff that I probably should’ve absorbed years ago, but here are a few new things I really enjoyed this year: Albums: Bootblacks – Veins (review) Patience … Continue reading

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Random L.A: “Bling Bling That Hot Street Thing”

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Live Review: Bootblacks at Complex

Bootblacks wrapped up their tour with Liste Noire recently at Complex in Glendale, promoting their excellent album Veins (reviewed here). The performance was more stark than the lush record, and felt slightly more industrial, but it was intense and full … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Monster”

“The Monster,” directed by Bryan Bertino (“The Strangers”), is the odd, intense story of a mother and daughter who are attacked by a supernatural creature after their car stalls on a forest road at night. Kathy (Zoe Kazan) is a … Continue reading

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Live Review: Cyndi Lauper at The Greek

Last week, Cyndi Lauper brought her Detour tour to the Greek Theatre, in support of her new, country music covers album of the same name. Lauper, whose stage banter is highly enjoyable, poked fun at herself for this genre change – … Continue reading

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Patience’s New Single, “The Pressure”

Patience (Roxanne Clifford of UK indie pop group, Veronica Falls) has released an excellent ’80s-styled synth-pop single called “The Pressure” on Night School Records. The song is wistful and a little melancholy but buoyed along by an infectious beat. It’s swoon-worthy in a way … Continue reading

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NEVERMORE METRO Immersive Arts Festival & Haunted Valley Busride

For a family-friendly, Edgar Allan Poe-themed event, you can check out the NEVERMORE METRO Immersive Arts Festival on Saturday, October 29th. The free festival will take place at the Van Nuys Courthouse West Civic Center and feature poetry readings by 35 local poets, … Continue reading

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“Army of One” – The Story of Gary Faulkner, Out November 4th

“Army of One,” starring Nicolas Cage and Russell Brand, tells the “mostly true” story of Gary Faulkner, a man who made eleven solo attempts to capture Osama bin Laden. Directed by Larry Charles (“Borat,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Seinfeld”), the comedy was inspired by … Continue reading

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“Into The Night: Pop For The People” at Skirball

On October 7th at 8pm, the Skirball Center presents “Into The Night: Pop For The People” to kick off the new exhibit “Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.” The opening night will include live music by synth-pop/kitsch artist Seth Bogart … Continue reading

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The 4th Annual Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus

Tomorrow night, La Luz de Jesus Gallery launches its 4th Annual Coaster Show, revealing nearly 1000 pieces of art made on 4″ tondo coasters. The opening reception is from 8-11pm at the gallery, which is located inside the Soap Plant/Wacko complex. The free exhibit … Continue reading

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