Category Archives: Music

David Garfield Defies Genres and Brings His Music to Bogie’s

When David Garfield moved to Los Angeles in 1974, he wanted to make music his way. These days, he’s making a lot of music, with people like George Benson, Smokey Robinson, Boz Skaggs and many others. He has also had … Continue reading

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GRAMMY Museum Opens Expanded Exhibit Celebrating 40 Years of “X”

Yesterday The GRAMMY Museum unveiled a new, expanded exhibit called “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles.” The exhibit is being displayed on the second floor in the Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery. Items on display include original instruments and played … Continue reading

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Ozomatli to Play Benefit Concert for Friends of the LA River Saturday Night!

Friends of the LA River!! Come help support FoLAR work to continue to restore the LA River Oct 14th 7pm. Noche del Rio tickets and info available here now:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079297Location is at the Frogspot2825 Benedict StLA CA 90039 Posted by Ozomatli … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Declares “X Day” at City Hall

Yesterday, the city of Los Angeles proclaimed October 11th as “X Day” in honor of the band’s 40th anniversary. I first met Exene and John at a store called Raconteur on Santa Monica Blvd. It was next door to the … Continue reading

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Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho: “Electric Island, Acoustic Sea” Performances in LA!

Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho, both GRAMMY Award winners, will be appearing at the GRAMMY Museum for an intimate Q&A and exclusive live performance this week. An Evening with Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho will take place at the Clive … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “Clambake” (1967)

Facing a life burdened by privilege, oil scion Elvis Presley leaves his Texas home to seek out life as lived by ordinary folks. Opportunity knocks in a chance encounter with Will Hutchins, who’s headed to Florida to work as a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert: California Jam 2 1978

Travel back in time with us to the pre-cable and VCR days when rock bands could only ever be briefly glimpsed on TV late on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show. … Continue reading

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Nikki Sixx Photo Exhibit “Conversations with Angels” and Leica Q Launch at the Leica Gallery

I met up with Nikki Sixx at the Leica Store and Gallery for a somewhat spontaneous interview and photo session for the launch of the special “Nikki Sixx Edition” of the Leica Q camera and photo exhibition of Nikki’s exceptional … Continue reading

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Tom Petty, Great Musician, Good Guy

In the mid to late 70’s I lived in an area called Encino Park, north of Ventura Blvd. At the time, the “real” part of Encino hated to even call us Encino, in fact some went as far as calling … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert: Kiss in The Makeup Years

Travel back in time with us to the pre-cable and VCR days when rock bands could only ever be briefly glimpsed on TV late on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show. … Continue reading

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