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

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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YouBloomLA 2016 Hits The Eastside and Downtown

YouBloomLA 2016 marks the third year for the up-and-coming music festival and conference. This year, it takes place September 29th through October 1st, with the conference portion at Hamilton High School for The Arts. As before, the concerts will be … Continue reading

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Photos: Guillermo del Toro’s “At Home With Monsters”

“At Home With Monsters,” the Guillermo del Toro exhibit currently at LACMA, can’t be more highly recommended. Culled from the director/writer’s Bleak House – his personal collection of horror, scifi and fantasy-related art and props – it is a fascinating … Continue reading

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Photos: The Magical Mercado los Olvidados

Mercado los Olvidados at Pskaufman… Gallery last Friday was a little underworld of colorful, whimsical art, clothing and crafts. It was made even more surreal by the mysterious “dust storm” alert that kept going off on my phone, as I … Continue reading

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Random LA: That Bladerunner Look

Hollywood in smoke from the Santa Clarita fire. “It’s too bad she won’t live, but then again who does?”

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New Slash! Magazine Book by Hat & Beard Press

Hat & Beard Press held an opening night reception in Hollywood last night to celebrate the release of the collection, “Slash: A Punk Magazine from Los Angeles, 1977-80.” The new book includes every cover of the magazine’s 29-issue run, as well as new essays … Continue reading

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