Category Archives: Music

Savion Glover & The Reopening of the Ford Amphitheater Equals Perfection

After going through a 70 million dollar renovation, the Ford Amphitheater, which originally was built in 1920, reopened with an incredible show. The amazing Savion Glover tapped to the sounds of Dance Candy, a super tight jazz group, that included … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Buddy Guy At The Saban Theater

What do you get when you cross a guitar legend with a theater that’s on the National Register of Historic Places?  You get a show that is a must-see, that’s what!  That’s right, if you haven’t seen Buddy before, or … Continue reading

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Lilly Hiatt’s “Trinity Lane”

Nashville artist Lilly Hiatt has released an endearing video for her uplifting new single “Trinity Lane.” Set in her comfortable-looking, messy apartment, and featuring several shots of her cute cat, the video and song are about being content on one’s own, … Continue reading

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Lisa Mann Brings the Blues Home

Lisa Mann has been playing the blues for years. Originally from West Virginia, she early on was transplanted to Portland, Oregon, where she’s been a professional musician most of her life. Her recent shows include the prestigious Waterfront Blues Festival … Continue reading

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The 4th Annual ‘Stu and the Kids’ Fundraiser is Returning to Vibiana and We are SO Excited!!!

Stu and the Kids has announced that their 2017 fundraiser will take place at Vibiana on July 30th. Now in its 4th year, the benefit draws big name chefs to help raise money to help at-risk children in Thailand. “In 2009, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “The Apple” (1980)

Infamously unhinged sci-fi musical that enjoys a cult following based entirely on its refusal to adhere to anything resembling coherence or good taste. In the distant and dismal future of 1994, sappy Canadian folk singers George Gilmour and Catherine Mary … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ringo! Peace And Love Under A Blazing Sun

Whew!  If you like your celebrities well-done, then today’s global Peace And Love bash was just your kind of celebration.  Of course I’m talking about Ringo Starr’s annual birthday celebration right in front of the Capitol building.  With temperatures hovering … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Burger Boogaloo

Last week the annual Burger Boogaloo hosted by Burger Records outdid themselves, and once again scored the coolest MC ever — John Waters! Mosswood Park in Oakland with the addition of some cool, gigantic, cartoony backdrops provided the perfect place … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July/Survivor Day from the LA Beat!

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Egrets on Ergot and Gitane Demone Quartet at The Offbeat

Last Tuesday marked the final night of Egrets on Ergot’s month-long residency at The Offbeat – A Bar on York in Highland Park. Mane (from San Francisco) and Gitane Demone Quartet opened the show. I arrived late and missed Mane, … Continue reading

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