Category Archives: Books

Tony Marsico Book Release for ‘Late Nights with Bob Dylan’ at La Luz Tonight

July 29th, 2015, from 7-10 PM La Luz de Jesus will be hosting the book release party for “Late Nights with Bob Dylan” by Tony Marsico. The event will include a reading, book signing, and live music by Cisco & … Continue reading

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Interview: Farley Elliott on His New Book ‘LA Street Food’

One thing that has always impressed me about Farley Elliott is his dedication to thorough research. The first food article of his that I read was a search for the best burgers in LA back in 2010. And you can … Continue reading

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Alice Bag’s “Pipe Bomb for the Soul” Detonates the Crowd at Lethal Amounts

Lethal Amounts was the site of another fabulous event: the book release party for Alice Bag’s new book “Pipe Bomb for the Soul,” which took place Friday night, June 26. Along with reading excerpts from her new book, several songs were … Continue reading

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An Interview With Alice Bag

In the earliest years of LA’s punk scene, Alice Bag was one of its leading lights. The Bags – or Alice Bag Band, as we on the east coast whose only exposure came via the Decline Of Western Civilization on … Continue reading

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‘Liquid Vacation’ Tells the Story of Tiki Drinks in Las Vegas with Recipes Too

Liquid Vacation—-77 Refreshing Tropical Drinks from Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas is much more than a recipe book. It tells the story of Tiki culture in Las Vegas, a place where the over-the-top South Seas décor and kitsch was … Continue reading

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See! Hear! Read! Local Author Desiree Zamorano at LitFest Pasadena, Saturday, May 9

Novelist Desiree Zamorano may be una bruja—though definitely of the glistening, Glinda good-witch variety. Her luminous writing reminds us that the shoes we are wearing right now are in fact the ruby slippers that will take us home—not necessarily where … Continue reading

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Gary U.S. Bonds talks about music, his life and his book, ‘By U.S. Bonds, This Is My Story’

Long before his successful collaboration with Bruce Springsteen on the hit song This Little Girl, Gary U.S. Bonds was admired and used as inspiration for many of the top musicians from the ’60s on up to the present day. Gary … Continue reading

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Death Positive with “Memento Mori” at La Luz de Jesus

The vibe was anything but solemn at La Luz de Jesus, although liturgical calendars marked April 3rd as Good Friday and Passover. LA-based art historian, author and scholar Paul Koudounaris, decked out in signature Baroque splendor, received swarms of old friends … Continue reading

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A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Alan Ginsberg’s HOWL

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 7:30pm, Hal Willner will present a celebration of Allen Ginsberg’s HOWL, featuring a cast of characters almost as surreal as the poem itself. The event is billed as “part comedy show, part concert.” Performers as diverse … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview: Craig Ibarra, Author of “A Wailing of a Town”

Friday, April, 17th, END FWY is hosting a two-part book release party for “A Wailing of a Town: An Oral History of Early San Pedro Punk and More.” The 416-page softcover was released on April 1, 2015, D. Boon’s birthday. This … Continue reading

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