Category Archives: Music

Redd Kross and The Side Eyes at The Echoplex

Another Father’s Day had arrived, and I had nothing to do, so I decided to head down to The Echoplex and check out the “Punk is Dad” show featuring The Side Eyes and Redd Kross. When I walked into The Echoplex, … Continue reading

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Fear And Bloating In Los Angeles – Roger Waters’ Pig-Stravaganza At Staples Center

Ever since I first read Bukowski’s review of the 1975 Stones show at The Forum, I’ve wanted to write a review in the same vein, something that so perfectly encapsulates the irrelevance of the whole thing, in the face of … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: King Crimson at the Greek, This Wednesday

King Crimson has never been anything but obstinate. For the last forty-eight years, through a maze of shifting band members and musical visions, Robert Fripp has steered the Crimson ship into waters few would dare to tread; the one virtue … Continue reading

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Kehlani at the Novo

Sweet, Sexy, Savage. Not just the tour name and album name, those three words embodied the spirit of the show as well.  Kehlani, along with her openers, put on a show that led fans through a flurry of emotions – … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery – The Week In LA Rock

The LA Beat welcomes Deb Frazin to our esteemed group of contributors! Deb makes her debut with a photo gallery documenting eleven bands shot in nine days, June 2 through 11. Feast your eyes on a tableau of exciting shots … Continue reading

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Papermoon Gypsys, Winners of Two Awards, to Headline L.A. Music Critics Awards Showcase in Hollywood

Papermoon Gypsys, the Orange County-based blues/rock band, recently took home two L.A. Music Critics Awards, ‘Best Blues Artist’ and ‘Fan Favorite’. Several of the winners of this year’s awards will be featured at the L.A. Music Critics Awards Winners Showcase, … Continue reading

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The Great One is Dead: Saccharine Trust Record Release Party

 

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Album Review – Procol Harum – Novum

I was originally supposed to review this album, the latest by Procol Harum, back in April, you know, prior to its release. That would be the normal review process.  Listen to album, read the liner notes, and give your critical … Continue reading

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Sylvia Brooks, Dale Fielder, and More: June Jazz in L.A.

Jazz, despite any malicious gossip you may have heard to the contrary, remains alive and well in Los Angeles in 2017. Here are some upcoming shows we are looking forward to this summer, starting with one this very evening in … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: 1 Square Mile, Alley Cats and Mecolodiacs at Liquid Kitty PRBBQ at Cafe NELA 5/21/17

 

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