Category Archives: Live Music

Interviewed: Rudy Sarzo, Musician Extraordinaire and Animal Activist

Legend is a term that gets tossed around a lot, especially in music, and the term can be highly subjective. But if the subject of your attention has played on a number of records that have sold in excess of … Continue reading

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My Experience for Desert Trip 2nd Weekenders

But for the cigarette/cigar/reefer smoke, this was the best concert I ever attended. So I have the following pointers: 1. Be prepared for dust (and cigarette smoke); most of the concert workers wore bandanas on their faces to cover their … Continue reading

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Save Music in Chinatown Rocks Sunday, October 16th

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Food Festivals this Weekend! Spanikopita! Mole! Bratwurst!

Besides the fantastic Pier del Sol on the Santa Monica Pier, there are several other exciting food festivals going on around the city that reflect our rich cultural heritage. Starting Friday at 5pm and continuing Saturday and Sunday, The Greek … Continue reading

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Donovan: A Great Concert That is Not in the Desert

Just in case you’ve decided not to get in your car and sit in traffic all the way out to the desert this weekend for Desert Trip, there are other concerts going on in and around Los Angeles, and they … Continue reading

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LA’s Best Chefs Gather at the Santa Monica Pier to Raise Money for Special Olympics at the 20th Annual Pier del Sol Fundraiser on October 9

At Pier del Sol a week from Sunday, families can play carnival games, feast on a VIP brunch prepared by over 37 of the best restaurants in LA and enjoy unlimited access to rides. Presented by Westfield Inc., the event includes live music, arts & … Continue reading

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Patti Smith, Violent Femmes, Devendre Banhart and The Adicts Play Beach Goth October 22nd & 23rd

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Bob Log III Live This Thursday!!! Cats! Don Bolles! Chicken Hypnosis! Knife Throwing!

One-man-band Bob Log III will be concluding his three-month North American tour at HM157 in Lincoln Heights this Thursday, September 29, 2016. Bounce on his knee to his Delta blues stylings and find out if he really can play the fastest song in … Continue reading

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Kraftwerk in 3D at the Hollywood Bowl

This is the end of a very hot California summer. Where better to enjoy it than under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl? I inherited two tickets to the Kraftwerk show last Sunday from some friends. I was thrilled. My companion, Rudi, is tall, handsome, … Continue reading

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The LA Beat Talks with Chef Neal Fraser about Face Forward’s Charity Gala Happening this Saturday

On Saturday evening, Face Forward’s Seventh Annual Charity Gala themed “Havana Nights” comes to the gorgeous Vibiana event space downtown. Starting at 6pm, guests will enjoy Cuban inspired cuisine by Top Chef Master Neal Fraser, cigar lounge, mojito bar, conga … Continue reading

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