Category Archives: Music

Women of Rock Oral History Project Launch

Written by Lucretia Tye Jasmine for The Los Angeles Beat Party with a purpose! Thursday night at Zebulon in Silver Lake launched the Women of Rock Oral History Project fundraising events, with a punk rock price of only ten bucks. … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Flesh Eaters At The Echoplex

Ever since it was first released, the Flesh Eaters’ 1981 album A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die has been widely recognized as of the most glorious pieces of wax ever produced by the early practitioners of punk rock. … Continue reading

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My, How Time Flies – Some Favorites of 2017

I don’t quite know how it’s happened, but we’re already halfway through January of 2018! The future is uncertain, but here are some personal favorites of last year (whether or not they were released in that year). Albums: Lilly Hiatt … Continue reading

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Where to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Parades, Art, Music and Good Food

In Los Angeles, MLK Day is all about the parades. The 33rd Annual Kingdom Day Parade in South LA features floats, celebrities, beauty queens, bands, and our favorite – drill teams. The parade annually draws over 250,000 spectators each year. The parade starts … Continue reading

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Red Aunts at The Echo

It’s been about 20 years since I’ve had the pleasure of seeing The Red Aunts. Back in the 90’s, I never missed any of their shows, so you can imagine how excited I was to see them onstage again. The … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “Stakeout on Dope Street” (1958)

A trio of Los Angeles teens (among them Jonathon Haze from Roger Corman‘s “Little Shop of Horrors”) stumbles upon a briefcase containing two pounds of uncut heroin and decides to earn a fast buck by selling it, unaware that both … Continue reading

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Women Will Rock at Women of Rock Tonight

Ever since rock began, it has been kind of like a little boy’s fort with a big NO WOMEN ALLOWED sign (Written in adorable crooked letters, which is probably the only time misogyny has ever been considered the least bit … Continue reading

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Face Time with Face to Face: Gallery and Book Signing to Celebrate 25 Years of So Cal Punk

“Face to Face: 25 Years of So Cal Punk,” an art exhibit, book signing and reception, will be at The Last Bookstore on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, from 7 – 9 pm. The collaborative event by Sugar Press and book … Continue reading

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T.S.O.L. at The Regent Theater

Last night T.S.O.L. played their first e.p., and their punk classic “Dance With Me” album in it’s entirety at The Regent Theater. Corrupted Youth and Lower Class Brats opened the show. All the bands were fun and wild, and of … Continue reading

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American Girl: an Interview with Roxanne Fontana

“Well, she was an American girl, raised on promises. She couldn’t help thinking that there was a little more to life, somewhere else. After all it was a great big world, with lots of places to run to. And if … Continue reading

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