Category Archives: Miscellanious

Friday Night Concert: XTC on German TV 1982

Friday nights used to be a special time for young rock and roll fans in the seventies and eighties. In the days when not everyone had cable and VCRs, you had to get your music TV when it could be … Continue reading

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LA Beat Writers’ Picks For Echo Park Rising This Weekend

This year’s Echo Park Rising lineup is frankly exhausting just to contemplate. But if you are wandering the streets of Echo Park and unsure where to turn in the moment, here are a few recommendations from our staff. Your humble … Continue reading

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PB&J LA Opens at the Grand Central Market

Bonnie and I had a chance to be a part of a special preview and presser for the hottest new ticket in LA for the opening of “PB&J.LA” in DTLA’s Grand Central Market. On Friday a good size crowd had … Continue reading

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Weed Review: XJ-13 By THC Design

Maybe I’m not the right kind of nerd, but as I begin my experience with this sativa strain from THC Design, I have no idea what the brand name XJ-13 could possibly be referring to. It sounds vaguely like high … Continue reading

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Queer LA: Transgender Activists and Allies Gather in Unity in Aftermath of Military Ban

One of a number of small protests and rallies in response to the ban of transgender individuals inclusion in the U.S. military. This group of transgender activists and allies unite in community in West Hollywood Park after marching from Hollywood & … Continue reading

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15 Bands in 9 Nights

That’s right. I saw 15 bands over the past 9 nights. It all started on Monday July 17th with The Great Sadness at The Echoplex. On Tuesday, I saw Sextile and Algiers at The Echoplex. Wednesday I was treated to … Continue reading

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Charity Auction for Planned Parenthood at Amoeba Music

Amoeba Music in Hollywood presents a charity auction for Planned Parenthood on Saturday, August 5th at 4pm, with actress/musician host Tawny Newsome (“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”). Go bid on items like concert tickets, gift certificates and collectibles, including tickets to see … Continue reading

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Carol Marie’s “Magic Castle: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors” Clears Miasma of Mystery Surrounding Milt Larsen’s Magic Castle!

Conjure, if you will, divining all the secrets to the History of Hogwarts before Hogwarts (minus the nightly spectacles and dinner service) was even a speck in some imaginative Muggle’s eye!  Then, take these secrets, set them in the heart … Continue reading

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Lilly Hiatt’s “Trinity Lane”

Nashville artist Lilly Hiatt has released an endearing video for her uplifting new single “Trinity Lane.” Set in her comfortable-looking, messy apartment, and featuring several shots of her cute cat, the video and song are about being content on one’s own, … Continue reading

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Lisa Mann Brings the Blues Home

Lisa Mann has been playing the blues for years. Originally from West Virginia, she early on was transplanted to Portland, Oregon, where she’s been a professional musician most of her life. Her recent shows include the prestigious Waterfront Blues Festival … Continue reading

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