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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 simonesnaith.com.

Random L.A. – Melrose Angel

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Skaters’ “In Your Head” Video

New York band Skaters have released a quirky video for the single “In Your Head” from their upcoming album Rock And Roll Bye Bye. Directed by Josh Moore and starring Thea Norris as a “Chav Ballerina,” it features the latter sauntering and dancing … Continue reading

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Souvenir Driver Release “Brace Yourself” EP, Play Harvard & Stone in March

“Now I have to listen to the bullshit he’s gonna say…Every day, every day.” Portland’s Souvenir Driver has released an EP called Brace Yourself on Bandcamp featuring four songs written in disgusted reaction to Trump’s election. The band is donating all … Continue reading

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“The Belle of Amherst”: The Untold Story of Emily Dickinson

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Dancin’ To 60s Soul at Los Globos

This Tuesday, January 24th, Brown Sugar Productions presents a 1960s Soul Dance Party at Los Globos in Silverlake. Guests should dress in ’60s Prom Night attire and expect to dance to music by The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, … Continue reading

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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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