Category Archives: Live Music

The LA Beat Talks with Chef Neal Fraser about Face Forward’s Charity Gala Happening this Saturday

On Saturday evening, Face Forward’s Seventh Annual Charity Gala themed “Havana Nights” comes to the gorgeous Vibiana event space downtown. Starting at 6pm, guests will enjoy Cuban inspired cuisine by Top Chef Master Neal Fraser, cigar lounge, mojito bar, conga … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath at the Hollywood Bowl 9/19/2016

When I was 13, I became a Black Sabbath fan. My parents, nice Baptist people, were outraged but that just made it all the better. After years of listening to James Brown and Aretha Franklin 24 /7 , I finally … Continue reading

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Malibu Rocks Hollywood at Lucky Strike: Mondays Just Got Good Again!

August 22nd, was the kick-off of “Malibu Rocks Hollywood” at Lucky Strike. It’s a new music series that will happen every Monday night at Lucky Strike. It is produced by Doug DeLuca of Malibu Guitar Festival and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kenneth … Continue reading

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“Into The Night: Pop For The People” at Skirball

On October 7th at 8pm, the Skirball Center presents “Into The Night: Pop For The People” to kick off the new exhibit “Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.” The opening night will include live music by synth-pop/kitsch artist Seth Bogart … Continue reading

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Live Review – Sergio Mendes at Hollywood Bowl

Brazilian band leader and keyboardist Sergio Mendes has been a regular visitor to the Hollywood Bowl, undoubtedly because he’s the perfect addition to any summer lineup you could possibly conceive. Those haunting and lovely compositions by A.C. Jobim, Baden Powell, … Continue reading

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Steinstock: A Benefit for Musician Chris Stein’s Cancer Battle

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One to Remember: “The Fantasticks,” Pasadena Playhouse, Now Through October 2nd

“The Fantasticks” seems like just a syrupy treat—until it cuts your heart in two like a fine-honed sword. It’s an ambush, a lilting, mid-century psyche-out, and this twist of surprise makes “The Fantasticks” the must-see of the new theater season … Continue reading

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Diana Rein Talks About Her New Band the Papermoon Gypsys and the Upcoming Woodystock Rock ‘n’ Blues Festival

The 4th Annual Woodystock Festival returns to the high desert on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2. This promises to be a great weekend of fun, blues and rock music on the 10 acre Woodardville Ranch in Apple Valley. … Continue reading

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We Got Power! Exhibit Showing Downtown October 8th

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The Dead Daisies to Play First Headlining Show at The Whisky September 15

This review of The Dead Daisies’ Dayton, Ohio gig, supporting Kiss on the Freedom to Rock tour, provides a sneak peek of what to expect at their upcoming LA show at The Whisky A Go-Go. The legendary venue will host … Continue reading

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