Category Archives: Music

Album Review: HellBat! Puts the Fright in Fright Night

Yay Freedom!, the debut release by Los Angeles rock quartet HellBat!, is an ambitious convergence of punk, classic rock and jazz.  Transcending the dry ice, leather studded outfits and heavy metal imagery that the band’s name might imply, HellBat! challenges … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Xylouris White at Jewel’s Catch One October 29

Tonight at Jewel’s Catch One, don’t miss the only LA show by Xylouris White, a collaboration between iconic Cretan folk musician George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White, who has played for the Dirty Three, Cat Power and PJ Harvey … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Le Reverie Opens Hellion’s Halloween Show with 5 Great Bands this Friday

Le Reverie, coming off of a smash performance at the 3rd Annual Rockers Against Cancer Benefit Show held last weekend with ’70s Glam-rockers the Sweet, again lights up the stage with their unique blend of Gothic, heavy metal, progressive and symphonic … Continue reading

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Charlie Overbey And The Broken Arrows To Make Their Debut At The Viper Room On November 6

Having risen from the ashes of some of L.A.’s coolest bands, Charlie Overbey and The Broken Arrows make their live performance debut at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip on Thursday, November 6. Charlie – who hails from ’90s Sunset … Continue reading

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Music and Comedy Festival Supreme

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Concert Preview: Sasquatch, White Dynomite and The Freeks Rock El Cid

Hard rockers Sasquatch brings their swinging, Black Sabbath- and Mountain-inspired tunes to El Cid Nightclub in Silver Lake this Saturday evening.  Sasquatch IV, released in 2013, continues with the heavy, pounding tunes that make Sasquatch, perhaps, the world’s most appropriately named rock band.  … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Raveonettes at The El Rey

On their new album, “Pe’ahi”, The Raveonettes, whose style has definitely changed a bit over the years, are masters of accessible melodies submerged in reverb and distortion. It’s a very satisfying combination of edginess and catchiness, that was only enhanced live at The … Continue reading

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Orange Goblin Guitarist Joe Hoare Chats about New Album, Touring, Kids, and Elton John

By Andy Nystrom. Published in There’s Something Hard in There September 28, 2014. Joe Hoare and his Orange Goblin mates have a hunger for traveling the open road and ripping through their 10-ton, rock-solid songs on stages all over the … Continue reading

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Long Beach Zombie Walk Oct 24th-26th

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Stuart Gordon’s Re-animator Musical Makes a Splash!

The Steve Allen Theater in Los Feliz has been home to some pretty incredible events. Trepany House may have outdone themselves this time by bringing Re-animator to life once again. The show has been touring the country to rave reviews, and has … Continue reading

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