Category Archives: Live Music

Review – The Antlers: Familiars (and live at the Troubadour 7/13/14)

    Brooklyn’s Antlers started out in the same modest way many aspiring young bands do these days – in a home studio where lead singer/guitarist Peter SIlberman wrote his first songs, influenced by other low-fi artists such as The Microphones … Continue reading

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Live Review: Flaco Jimenez With Max Baca And Los Texmaniacs at Skirball Center

The Skirball Center’s central courtyard came alive last Thursday night with an appearance by superstar accordionist Flaco Jimenez, backed by Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs. Playing to a lively crowd that took full advantage of the tiny dancefloor between the … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! The 4th Annual LA Food and Wine Festival! Thursday and Friday’s Lineup

August 21-24 the LA Food and Wine Festival (LAFW) returns to LA, spanning four cities with nearly 30 special events! Tickets for most events range between $50 and $250. Not bad for some of the best food you will ever eat in your … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney @Dodger Stadium, 8/10/14

Paul McCartney: consummate showman. Last night he performed for about three hours. His voice was in great form, the band was stellar, he looked fit and handsome in an appropriately Dodger-blue suit, and played mostly songs I loved. He was … Continue reading

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Sweet Sister’s Harmonies: The Haden Triplets Play The Skirball Cultural Center In Memory of Charlie Haden

I’ve had a soft spot for the Haden sisters since I received That Dog‘s eponymous release from Geffen Records back in the 90′s. So it was a no-brainer to attend this special show: especially, in light of the recent passing … Continue reading

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Tiki Drinks and Culture Make for a Fun Weekend at San Diego’s Upcoming Tiki Oasis

Rum has been a big part of several cultures for many years. Starting in the 1600′s, rum was a regular part of any sailor’s ration in both Navy and merchant vessels. By the 1900′s, songs had been written about rum, … Continue reading

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The Seventh Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention Rolls Out Surf’s Monster Guitars at the Starting Gate

It has been nearly 6 months since Surf Fest rolled out at the Starting Gate and now with summer reaching its peak season nothing says summer fun like the big guitar sounds of a rockin’ Surf shindig! Slackstone and Seattle’s … Continue reading

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Live Review: Bonnie Montgomery at Grand Ole Echo

Last Sunday, Bonnie Montgomery headlined at the Grand Ole Echo, the weekly country music/Americana night at The Echo. The Arkansas-based singer/songwriter is classically trained in opera but plays country rock mixed with Americana and folk. Her training was especially noticeable … Continue reading

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Burger a-go-go This Saturday!

Saturday head down to Orange County for Burger Records’ Burger a-go-go, an event celebrating girl power with all female-fronted bands. The label, which has been slinging power pop bubblegum punk and keeping the cassette alive since 2007, is known for its 1 … Continue reading

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NOW Festival at REDCAT: ICELAND & More

Last Friday, REDCAT kicked off Program One of its New Original Works (NOW) Festival with three performances: Wilfried Souly’s Saana/The Foreigner, Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide’s Still and a preview of ICELAND from Overtone Industries. The evening opened with Saana/The Foreigner, which was … Continue reading

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