Category Archives: Books

Son of Monsterpalooza Makes Us Totally Geek Out

Last Friday, Son of Monsterpalooza descended upon the Burbank Marriott, bringing thrills, chills, and an impressive roster of makeup artists and movie stars. There were so many cool art galleries, shops, and displays that we didn’t even make it in … Continue reading

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We Got Power! Exhibit Showing Downtown October 8th

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“The Bollocks” Books Signing by Dennis Morris at The Salon (Automatic Sweet)

Anyone who was at “The Bullock” art opening back in 2014 at The Known Gallery knows of the majesty, mayhem and excitement it created in the Art and Punk worlds. My article “The Bollocks” A Private Reception for Dennis Morris at Known … Continue reading

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Keith Morris at the Release Party for “My Damage” at Skylight Books

Keith Morris speaks and reads from “My Damage” for his book launch at Skylight Books in Los Felix. Keith shares his first concert experience. Then Keith explains how him and Brendon Mullen of The Masque became friends at a gig … Continue reading

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Keith Morris Launches My Damage Friday at Skylight Books

It’s getting hard to keep up with all of these punker memoirs. It only makes sense though; it’s a short hop from songwriting to writing-writing. Tomorrow Keith Morris releases his contribution – My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor, The … Continue reading

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Beck, Burgers, And Hot Rods

I just love (endless) summer here in Los Angeles. Where else could you possibly go for a burger at the famed Mel’s Drive-In and be sitting a few tables away from famed guitar-slinger Jeff Beck? Last night, to celebrate the … Continue reading

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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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John Doe Discusses his New Book at Book Soup Sunday, July 24

John Doe’s book, “Under the Big Black Sun, A Personal History of L.A. Punk,” was published in late April and he continues to make the rounds promoting it, including an appearance at Book Soup tomorrow from 4-6pm. In the vein … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

“We all need to create the story that will make sense of our lives.” – “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City,” by Nick Flynn I will often choose a book based on the title or the dedication alone. With this … Continue reading

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Kathy Garver’s “Surviving Cissy”: From Toddlers in Tutus to Textural Tales of Life’s Great Tapestry!

Okay…Okay…So I know Kathy Garver played everyone’s favorite sitcom teenager in the form of Cissy of “Family Affair” fame back in the late ’60s/early ’70s. But did you know she currently does everything else from playing Aunt Polly in the … Continue reading

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