Category Archives: Music

The Dream Syndicate at The El Rey Theater

I think everyone can agree that 2017 was a year packed full of great live shows. Last night, The Dream Syndicate played a stunner at The El Rey Theater, and it was a perfect grand finale to such an incredible … Continue reading

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Malcolm Mooney at The Echoplex

Last Sunday, Part Time Punks had their annual “Krautrock Nite” at The Echoplex with special guests Savage Republic and the legendary Malcolm Mooney of Can. This was Malcolm Mooney’s first Los Angeles appearance in almost 20 years, and it was … Continue reading

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Almost, Almost Famous at The Morrison Hotel Gallery

Just in case you think I stopped attending events at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at Sunset Marquis, here you go!  Last night I was in attendance at the gallery for none other than the man who inspired me to pick … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys This Sunday

Stevie Wonder is a national treasure, and any time spent in presence is likely to leave you feeling a little better about the state of the world than you did before. This December, that soothing presence feels utterly necessary, a … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of a Lucky Man, Greg Lake: 1947-2016

“The greatest music is made for love, not for money.”-Greg Lake And let me assure you that Greg meant every word of it, too. Every word. Greg Lake lived to make music; music that he truly loved. Quality music. He … Continue reading

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From the Archives, In Memory of John Fleck: Larry Tamblyn Talks About The Standells

Note: I’m republishing this interview I did in 2014 with Larry Tamblyn, one of the original founders of the Standells. John Fleck, one of the key members of the Standells for many years, has died of AML Leukemia this past … Continue reading

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Rodney on the Rock’s ‘GTO’ Vol. 2 Skids in After 20 Years

Sirius XM DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, a.k.a. the Mayor of the Sunset Strip, has once again put together a collection of Christmas tunes for the holidays with “Rodney On The Rock Presents: Santa’s Got a GTO Vol. 2,” being released by … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Closes 2017 Season with La Bohéme: AKA “The Hipsters”

What more can be said about La Bohéme? Puccini’s romantic masterpiece of comedy, tragedy and beautiful music is the surely the most popular and often produced opera in the canon. Given this ubiquity, is fair also to ask what more … Continue reading

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Jazz Great Bennie Maupin to Perform the Jewel in the Lotus at REDCAT on December 8th

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble will be performing the music from Maupin’s classic album The Jewel in the Loutus in concert at REDCAT on Friday, Decemeber 8th at 8:30 PM. Released in 1974 on the ECM label, the date was the … Continue reading

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The Boys of Summer Bring Their Eagles Show to The Slidebar in Fullerton

The Boys of Summer, one of the top tribute bands playing the music of the legendary Eagles, come to nest at the Slidebar in Fullerton this Saturday, December 2 for a live show. The Boys, who grew up as friends … Continue reading

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