Category Archives: Music

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Pepperdine University – Live Review

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall have been married for forty-three years, and are still a very cute couple. They give PDA at every opportunity, even in the music videos projected on the big screen behind them. They each talk about … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Dead Boys At The Viper Room Friday 11/10

The full name of the outfit that is currently on tour to promote the 40th anniversary of the rather excellent record album Young, Loud and Snotty, is “Dead Boys Featuring Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz.” Of course there is no … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival this Saturday at Queen Mary

Here in LA, “festival season” is practically year-round — we just take a little break between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. We can’t think of a better way to send out 2017 than the inaugural Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival, happening … Continue reading

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Roky Erickson At The Roxy Theater 10.28.17

Last weekend I was blessed with a photo pass and ticket to the sold-out Roky Erickson show at The Roxy Theater. I’m a huge Roky fan, and I’d never had the opportunity to see him play live before, so I … Continue reading

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Radolescents At Cafe Nela

Last Friday night I experienced 40 firey minutes of pure punk rock euphoria. Radolescents were at Cafe Nela, and they played the “Blue Album” in it’s entirety. I’d seen footage of the sold-out show they played at the Doll Hut … Continue reading

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Tonight! Amazing Lineup to Benefit Bruce Moreland of Wall of Voodoo

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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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