Author Archives: Simone Snaith

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.

Mary Jane Ansell’s “Of Dreams, Birds and Bones” at Corey Helford Gallery

Award-winning British artist Mary Jane Ansell makes her L.A. debut at The Corey Helford Gallery downtown next Saturday, June 10th. Entitled “Of Dreams, Birds and Bones,” the exhibit consists of all new works in Ansell’s signature style – the blending … Continue reading

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Black Metal Acts Travel to the Motherland in “Blackhearts”

“Blackhearts,” available now on DVD, Digital and VOD, is a documentary from Gammaglimt Productions that follows three Black Metal musicians and/or their bands, who travel to Norway from their home countries to perform at festivals and meet their idols. The … Continue reading

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Live Review: Second Still at The Echoplex

L.A. band Second Still played The Echoplex last Sunday, after releasing their self-titled debut this month on Manic Depression Records. The three-piece band offers a stylish, minimal “coldwave” sound with haunting vocals, strong bass lines and straightforward machine drums. The album … Continue reading

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Penelope Houston’s “Muzzlers” at La Luz de Jesus

From April 7th through the 30th, La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents “Muzzlers (The Accused)” by Avengers frontwoman and solo artist, Penelope Houston. The exhibit is a series of diptych oil paintings of mugshots from the 1920s and ’30s that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” is a gorgeous Focus Features film based on the story of Antonina and Jan Żabińska, the owners of the Warsaw Zoo who rescued hundreds of people during the Holocaust. The screenplay by Angela Workman was adapted from Diane Ackerman’s book of … Continue reading

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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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