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The Last Ever Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ

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Winter Is Officially Over – Hollywood Bowl Announces 2016 Lineup

In cities around the world, people will be celebrating the onset of Spring and the gradual fading of winter.  In some locales, this is marked by melting snow, the return of foliage, and the lifting of the general malaise some … Continue reading

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Album Preview: StaG’s “Don’t Check Out”

StaG are an intriguing local band consisting of childhood friends Matt McGuire and Will Walden, who met in a tee-ball league. There’s an odd story behind the duo’s name that seems relevant to the lyrical theme of their upcoming album Don’t Check … Continue reading

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Chinatown Welcomes the Year of the Monkey

Today marks the start of Chinese New Year. Many Chinatown restaurants are offering specials, including Empress Pavilion (213.617.9898)Fortune Gourmet Kitchen (213.628.8188) Golden City (213.253.2660) Hop Woo BBQ & Seafood Restaurant (213.617.3038) JR Bistro (213.620.0838) and Ocean Seafood Restaurant (213.687.3088) Things … Continue reading

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Fer Youz at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

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The LA Beat Interview With Manika About Her Hit “I Might Go Lesbian (Featuring Tyga)”

I had a little time set aside to chat with Manika about her salacious and cleverly penned hit “I Might Go Lesbian: featuring Tyga” that strays into some of Manika’s other interest of  Love Line radio show, her TV show … Continue reading

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It’s Mardi Gras! Where to Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez

CAP UCLA Presents Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 at Royce Hall 2/9/16 The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA will be presenting their ‘Mardi Gras party, a night of festive New Orleans jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B with a … Continue reading

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Reviewed: New Single By Alternative Artist Jennifer Hope – Bring Me To Life

If you’re a lover of alternative rock/ambient music, there’s a compelling new release on the way from local artist Jennifer Hope; the single “Bring Me To Life”.  Best described as hauntingly melodic, this release from Los Angeles-based Hope sounds like it would be … Continue reading

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OFF! Mike Watt & The Missingmen and Toys that Kill @Alex’s Bar 1/30/16

Last night Alex’s Bar in Long Beach celebrated its 16th Anniversary with a sold-out show featuring OFF!, Mike Watt and the Missingmen and Toys that Kill. All photos by Jordan Schwartz

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Malcolm Mooney At the Echo 1/24/16 – Live Review

For a certain type of music explorer, going through a Can phase is an established rite of passage. The German improvisational collective produced music between 1968 and 1977 that shifted a lot of peoples’ imagination when it came to the … Continue reading

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