Category Archives: Events

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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The Boss – Diana Ross at Hollywood Bowl

The first time I saw Diana Ross perform I was in high school. Her set at the Universal Amphitheater back then ended with an enthralling version of “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand).” I was so amped up that when … Continue reading

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Book-Ness with K.P.-Ness: The Adderall Diaries

This is the story of a book → that was made into a movie → that was made into a movie about making the movie → and the film festival that was started because of the movie about the movie.  … Continue reading

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Metalachi Dishes About the Upcoming Tequila and Tacos Festival in Ventura

The 4th Annual Tequila and Tacos Festival comes to Ventura on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24. The event features many different street taco vendors, a day of tasting fine top-shelf tequilas and mezcals, and a day of sipping … Continue reading

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Everyone Prefers Blondes – Marilyn Event at Morrison Hotel Gallery

Coming up at The Morrison Hotel Gallery at Sunset Marquis is “Some Like It Hot,” an exhibition of the works of renowned photographer Milton H. Greene, in which never before seen images and footage of Marilyn Monroe are featured. In 1953, … Continue reading

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Album Review and Band Interview: Evilution by The Black Widows

Southern California’s favorite arachnid rockers are back and in a massive way.  Evilution, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Revenge of the Black Widows, delivers 16 blistering tracks of pure instrumental evil.  The Los Angeles Beat serendipitously heard a brief sample … Continue reading

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The Spirit Of 76 – Ringo’s Birthday

This week marked the passage of another 7th of July, a date that makes me quickly forget about Independence Day and all its hyperbole.  In case you weren’t aware, 7/7 is Ringo Starr’s birthday, an event he celebrates every year … Continue reading

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LA Chefs Come Out to Help “Stu and the Kids” Raise Funds for At-Risk Youth in Thailand

Stuart Skversky (Executive Director/Founder Stu and the Kids) with Neal and Amy Fraser (Chefs/Owners of Redbird, Vibiana, BLD, Fritzi) will be hosting their third annual fundraiser Sunday, July 31, 2016, from 4pm until 8pm at Vibiana, one of the most beautiful event spaces … Continue reading

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Rock Dreams at Book Soup This Weekend

Want to re-live the Sunset Strip of the ’80s this weekend, right on the Sunset Strip?  If you’re going to take a walk down memory lane, it might as well have the soundtrack of Guns N’ Roses playing in the … Continue reading

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The Annual Lotus Festival Returns to Echo Park Lake

Friday night is a free kickoff event. Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th, the Lotus Festival will take place from 12 noon until 5pm with Asian crafts, performances, and food.

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