Category Archives: Miscellanious

Manhattan Transfer Songstress and Founder Erin Dickins has us-S-up for Her Singing: Upstairs at Vitello’s to Commemorate New Album!

Imagine if you will a halcyon Sunday afternoon in early November. Then take that late fall journey down memory lane, swinging a sudden detour across a street of the same name, hopping progressively on over to International Alley; Sprinkle it with … Continue reading

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Roky Erickson At The Roxy Theater 10.28.17

Last weekend I was blessed with a photo pass and ticket to the sold-out Roky Erickson show at The Roxy Theater. I’m a huge Roky fan, and I’d never had the opportunity to see him play live before, so I … Continue reading

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LAist Unexpectedly Turns Out the Lights and Locks the Door

To the shock of readers and bloggers alike, today’s LAist page was replaced by an announcement that they are ceasing to publish immediately. This holds true for all of the Gothamist pages — Bostonist, SFist, Shanghaiist, et al. They were … Continue reading

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Selling Infamous Houses is Murder!

By James Colin Campbell and Elise Thompson We’ve all heard lurid stories of infamous crimes, but what happens to the homes left behind by the criminals and victims? In California, state law requires that you disclose a death on a … Continue reading

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Only the Coolest Halloween Events and None that Suck for October 31st

It’s Halloweeeeen! We couldn’t be more excited!!! So much fun stuff is happening tonight! Disobey – Anton LaVey Exhibit $50 GA, $100 VIP Lethal Amounts presents an exhibit of Anton LaVey artifacts on loan from collectors all over the world … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everything is Combustible: Television, CBGB’s and Five Decades of Rock and Roll by Richard Lloyd

“One of the greatest guitarists ever: the truly unique Richard Lloyd.”- Johnny Marr Singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso Richard Lloyd was the legendary guitarist for the seminal punk band Television. He has also enjoyed solo success since the 1980s. His new … Continue reading

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Thrills! Chills! Opera!

Opera goers in Los Angeles and Orange County have a number of exciting (and seasonally appropriate) options to choose from this and next weekend. Pacific Opera Project, Los Angeles Opera and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County are all mounting … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Pre-Halloween Weekend (Bite-Sized Sugar Skull Edition)

“Land of the Dead” (2005, Shout Factory) The late George A. Romero‘s last solid zombie effort (two more lower-budgeted entries were released after it), which closes the door on civilization by suggesting that the dead may actually be more human … Continue reading

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Don’t It Always Seem To Go, That You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone?

Great words by Joni Mitchell.  I think the lyrics of her 1970’s hit “Big Yellow Taxi” are both poignant and a little sad, especially in this case because I’m referring to the sale of one of  Los Angeles’ most cherished … Continue reading

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‘Hello Stranger’ A Captivating Journey Against The Back Drop of the Day of the Dead

“Hello Stranger’ written by Sharon Yablon and directed by Sarah Figoten Wilson is one of the most original, engrossing plays I’ve seen in a long time. When the play opens we meet Mike (the outstanding Trevor H. Olsen) a man … Continue reading

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