Category Archives: Live Music

Years and Years at the Fonda Theatre – Photo Gallery

If you want to attend a 2 hour long dance party, Years and Years is the band for you.  With their unique synthetic beats and electronic-pop sound, their concise yet particular setlist is sure to have you on your feet. … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival Presented by D’Angelico’s Guitars

This weekend starts early in Malibu for music and “guitar” fans! This year’s 2nd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival, presented by D ‘Angelico Guitars will be 4 days of guitar playing mayhem and magic starting Thursday, April 29th and running through Sunday, May … Continue reading

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Live Review: Ex Hex and Sheer Mag at The Echo

Last week, Ex Hex sold out The Echo, playing tunes from their truly enjoyable, upbeat album Rips. Described by some as power pop, the band frequently reminds me of The Cars, sans keyboards and with more guitar solos. The group’s three members – singer/guitarist … Continue reading

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Concert Preview: Saturday Night’s Alright for Smash Fashion and The Smithereens, The Rose, Pasadena, April 30

In a title bout of power pop heavy weights, Los Angeles’ Smash Fashion will pair up with veteran rockers The Smithereens this Saturday at The Rose in Pasadena. In the far corner is Smash Fashion, the home town boys delivering … Continue reading

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The Descendents Played a Super Secret Show in Hermosa Wednesday Night

There was a time when you could see the Descendents in a small venue, up close and sweaty. Nowadays they play almost exclusively at festivals and big venues. They are one of the few early punk bands that have gotten … Continue reading

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The Most Awesome Moments From Every Prince Show I Ever Saw

It’s a tough one, this piece of news. Prince was so vital, so unpredictable, with every show so different from the last, that it’s astounding to think it’s over, that the late show in Atlanta last Thursday is the last … Continue reading

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The 1975 at the Shrine Auditorium – Photo Gallery

The 1975 is the biggest band in today’s music that you’ve never heard of.  Fresh off the release of their sophomore album, entitled I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, The 1975 is … Continue reading

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The Damned at the Glass House 4/20/2016

Here is a little teaser of a photo essay for you. Friend of The Beat Martin Wong got some great photographs at The Glasshouse in Pomona last night and ended the night in the best way possible. “…the first-generation U.K. punk … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Residents at Regent Theater

Written with Bob Lee For music fans who love living on the edge, the Residents are an eternal touchstone, a beacon of light emanating from further out there than usual. They’ll never be huge, but their dogged insistence on doing … Continue reading

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Joey D Talks About The Upcoming Ventura County Blues Festival, The Delgado Brothers, Growing Up in East L.A. and more

The 11th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival is coming up on April 30th. Riding high on their 1st Place win at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, the Delgado Brothers are this year’s headliner. Joey D, who won the … Continue reading

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