Category Archives: Interviews

Hudson Marquez Features his ‘Rhythm and Shoes’ Paintings at Upcoming La Luz de Jesus Gallery Show

Hudson Marquez is excited about his upcoming show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood, starting January 9, 2015 and running through February 1, 2015. Hudson said, “There are going to be 15 paintings in the show. Six … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview: Chris D of the Flesh Eaters

It was most welcome to get news this fall that Flesh Eaters gigs would be happening in 2015, and particularly gratifying to find out that these shows would include the lineup that recorded the landmark A Minute To Pray, A … Continue reading

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Harvelle’s is More Than a Music Club, It’s L.A. Music History

Santa Monica was just a small town when, as the story goes (as Bruce Willis said in ‘Sunset’, ‘give or take a lie or two’) a female jazz-blues singer named Harvelle opened up a dry jazz supper club on 4th … Continue reading

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Gary Hoey talks about guitars, music and Christmas at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano

I caught up Friday with Gary Hoey before his show at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, part of his 19th Annual ‘Ho Ho Hoey’ Tour, where he combines his original tunes, covers of some dynamite rock, surf and … Continue reading

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Tonga Hut is Tiki Headquarters for Saturday’s 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

The 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade takes place this Saturday, December 6, 2014. The Tonga Hut is bringing several tiki-based treats to the parade this year. First of all, they will be having a float in the … Continue reading

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Martha Davis – Motels, Jazz and Two LA Shows in One Great Week

Some artists hit your radar like a meteor and just as quickly veer off into the void. Others craft ‘hits’ that become mainstays of media and memory, and so remain, ever fixated, tied to a time and place, maybe even … Continue reading

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Townhouse Saloon and Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice Bring the Roaring 20’s Alive with Repeal Day Festivities this Friday

A few months before the Repeal of Prohibition Amendment, the 21st Amendment, was ratified by Congress on December 5, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill allowing the manufacturing and sale of 3.2 percent beer. His famous quote after … Continue reading

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An Interview with Spot about his New Photography Book, “Sounds of Two Eyes Opening”

Most LA musicians know Spot from his years working as a sound engineer and producer for bands like the Minutemen, the Misfits, and Black Flag. A talented musician, Spot also played bass for Panic, the precursor to Black Flag, and Nig Heist, a comical … Continue reading

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Bigmista’s Barbecue and Sammich Shop Opens in Long Beach; ‘Que Fans Rejoice!

I’d already stopped in at Bigmista’s and was sitting outside eating the most scrumptous barbecued brisket sandwich (or sammich, as ‘Bigmista’ calls them) when I felt a pat on my shoulder, followed by Neil “Bigmista’ Strawder’s saying, “I knew you’d … Continue reading

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Chef Amar Santana Will Follow Up his Culinary Success In Laguna Beach When He Opens Vaca, a Spanish Restaurant in Costa Mesa

Chef Amar Santana and his partner, Ahmed Labbate, the team behind Orange County’s critically acclaimed Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, have announced their newest project, ‘Vaca’. Destined for a June 2015 opening in Costa Mesa, ‘Vaca’ will showcase … Continue reading

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