Category Archives: Live Music

Santa Anita Park Hosts a BBQ Championship With a Side of Horse Racing

Nestled below the scenic, snow-capped (occasionally) San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita Park is one of the premiere sites for horse racing in the country. On Saturday, March 21st, it also becomes the location of the prestigious 4th Annual Winner’s Circle … Continue reading

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Napalm Death, Voivod, Exhumed at LA House Of Blues: Live Review And Photo Gallery

Barney and Shane of Napalm Death at House Of Blues. All photos by Bob Lee for the LA Beat. This winter’s Through Space And Grind tour brought together Napalm Death and Voivod, two of metal’s most forward-thinking bands circa 1988, … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Sin 34 @ Liquid Kitty 2/24/08 In Memory of Phil Newman

Yesterday the LA music community lost bass player Phil Newman of Sin 34 and Painted Willie. According to friend and former bandmate Dave Markey, Phil fell and received an injury to the head, later passing away at the hospital. In memoriam we … Continue reading

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Donny Most: From “Happy Days” to “Happy Days are Here Again” Makes his Next Mirthful Appearance at Catalina Jazz Club March 1st!

When you reflect upon the 70s sitcom Happy Days and you think of a smooth and polished swing and big band singer, the class-clownish character of Ralph Malph hardly comes to mind. Donny Most however is all that and a … Continue reading

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Chinatown Welcomes the Year of the Ram

It’s our favorite time of year again — the Chinese, or lunar, new year. It is the Year of the Ram, ushering in artistic potential and creativity. As usual, The Chinese Chamber of Commerce has worked in conjunction with community organizations to host … Continue reading

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Upcoming Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival Features Celebrity Chefs, Great BBQ and Beer

Some of BBQ’s top pit masters will be in the Inland Empire town of Norco from May 29 through May 31, 2015, when Norco hosts the Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival. Debbie Yopp, coordinating the event, talked about it … Continue reading

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Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras 2015

There were some notable Mardi Gras celebrations last weekend, and some events are happening as late as February 28th. But we are traditionalists here at The LA Beat and we will be celebrating on Tuesday, February 17th like all of … Continue reading

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Festival of the Desert: March 18, 2015 in Palm Springs

Now there’s more to the Coachella cultural scene than blazing Rice Krispie squares, whirling, twirling, swirling tie-dye and rampant dehydration. Break out your tux and snap up your tix for high desert elevation of a different kind. Festival of the … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ Presidents Day Edition: Mike Watt, Lawndale, Free Hot Dogs and More! Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

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Bo and the Bluesdrivers Rock this Town with Upcoming Shows

Bo and the Bluesdrivers have been honing their music together for 10 years now. Meeting at an open jam hosted by Brian “Chewy” James, the group’s bass player and their drummer J.J. Garcia, it was a moment that all three … Continue reading

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