Category Archives: Music

EPIC: Blockbuster Music from Video Games & Film

Angel City Chorale presents EPIC: Blockbuster Music from Video Games & Film next weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7. Starting at 7pm, the Los Angeles-based, multi-cultural choir and instrumental ensemble will perform imaginative arrangements of music from an exciting … Continue reading

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Alan Parsons Talks About His Upcoming LA/San Diego Concert Dates and his Book ‘Art and Science of Sound Recording’

Alan Parsons has always had show business in his blood. Part of it came from his mother, an actress, professional folksinger and harpist. Some of it came from his father, Denys Parsons, an accomplished pianist and flautist as well as … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival Sunday

  All photos by Rachel McKnight for The Los Angeles Beat

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Spring Fling in Venice May 30, 2015

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Canned Heat Headlined a Great Day of Music in the Hi Desert at the Inaugural Adelanto New Blues Festival

On a sunny afternoon in the high desert town of Adelanto, an enthusiastic crowd gathered for a full day of music and fun at Mavericks Heritage Field at the inaugural Adelanto New Blues Festival. The event, featuring as the headliner … Continue reading

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Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival has a Lineup of Pure Classics on their Blues Stage this Weekend

The Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival is always a good time, if just for the crawfish and the dancing. This year the festival has pulled in some big names and truly historical performers. The event features a Blues … Continue reading

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ShipKicker Country Music Festival this Weekend at the Queen Mary features Parmalee

This Saturday and Sunday, it’s time to dust off your Tony Lamas, put your hat on straight and head on down to the Queen Mary in Long Beach for the inaugural ShipKicker Country Music Festival. Dustin Lynch will headline Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Sir Angel Romero plays Rodrigo’s Aranjuez, May 21-24, Walt Disney Concert Hall

Classical guitarist Sir Angel Romero first performed Concierto de Aranjuez with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1964, when he was just 16 years old. Romero at last will return to play the Andalusian-inspired masterpiece written by his mentor, Joaquin Rodrigo, … Continue reading

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Canned Heat’s Fito de la Parra Talks about the Blues, Canned Heat, Woodstock and the Upcoming Adelanto New Blues Festival

When Fito de la Parra started playing drums as a child, he had no idea where it would take him. He only knew that he loved playing. Ultimately, his musicianship brought him to Los Angeles, where he became the drummer … Continue reading

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Rhythm and Brews – The Ridge and New Gold Dream

Given the fashion within the craft brew industry for over-hopped, bitter, resinous pale ales – great as they are – it’s refreshing to encounter a pale ale that comes on all light, bright and fresh before revealing its bitter finish. … Continue reading

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