Category Archives: Live Music

Giuliano Cardella and Marco Bragaglia: A Feast for the Senses by way of a Duet of Deliciousness in the form of Delectable Drawings and Good Eats for the Ears!

It is a warm but cool, breezy, but still pre-Christmas, non-holiday evening as I saunter by Counterpoint Records and Books (5911 Franklin Ave). Catching my eye through the window:  a cinematic screen alive with effervescent artistry and a guitar flanked … Continue reading

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Rick Lawndale & Friends at House of Blues Tuesday!

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Offbeat L.A.: Straight Out of David Lynch- The Surreal Lounge Act of Jimmy Angel

In our city fact and fiction blend seamlessly. Really what is the difference between legend, myth and the hard facts of reality? Like beauty, it is often in the eye of the beholder. In Los Angeles we know this too … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Motorcycle Black Madonnas Record Release Party

Since the end of the nineties, Motorcycle Black Madonnas have been one of LA’s most reliable purveyors of pounding rock and roll with an equal fondness for garage-psych hysterics and Blue Oyster Cult-ian sonic fantasy. Founding couple Marea and Jonathan … Continue reading

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Chill in Long Beach, Tiki Xmas in Marina del Rey, Holiday Fireworks On Snow in Mammoth, Wine and Snow in Ventura and Brew Ho Ho in Anaheim: Some Fun Holiday Events

‘Tis the season for some fun, some joy and some ho ho wow! Four events coming up will bring holiday cheer to all those who attend. First, CHILL, the Queen Mary’s holiday ice extravaganza, is being taken over December 17th … 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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The Boys of Summer Bring Their Eagles Tribute to the Pala Casino This Saturday Night

The Boys of Summer, the band from SoCal that is known as one of the top Eagles Tribute groups, is doing a rare Southern California performance tomorrow at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort. The Boys, hot off their latest … Continue reading

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Bob Dorough @ The Echoplex 11/24

When first arriving at the Echoplex Monday evening it was surprising to discover that “Schoolhouse Rock” had such a cultish and enthusiastic following. But it soon became apparent that the excitement of the crowd was only partially due to the familiar songs; Bob Dorough was … Continue reading

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