Category Archives: Live Music

Long Beach Funkfest 2014

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Johnny Ramone Tribute At Hollywood Cemetary – Review And Photo Gallery

Rob Zombie and guitarist John 5 at the Ramones tribute. All photos by Brian Michaels for the LA Beat. Hey ho, they’re all gone. But Ramones fans and horror buffs gathered at Hollywood Forever Cemetary last weekend for the 10th … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ Labor Day Weekend

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The Zombies / Santa Monica Pier, 8/21/14

The Twilight summer concert series at the Santa Monica Pier is one of the many reasons I love summer in southern California. It offers the chance to hear great music for free while witnessing the sights, sounds and smells of … Continue reading

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The Duck Stops Here!

The Port of Los Angeles host the west coast debut The Netherlands’ artist Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck at Tall Ships® Festival L.A. The Duck made its entrance to the Port of Los Angeles on August 20th and will remained docked in the … Continue reading

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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 (whose song “Antlers” … 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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