Category Archives: Music

Annette Conlon’s Folk U Series Brings Local Folk Music to the Vampire Lounge in Beverly Hills

Folk singer/songwriter and musician Annette Conlon is as principled about her music as she is about veganism and Americana. Now she is allowing others to experience her musical feelings as well as that of other folk artists at her new … Continue reading

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A “Killer” Show At The Greek

Last night was one of those rare occasions for me when I decided to just show up at a show on my own dime, enjoy it (which for me consists of watching the entire concert through the camera’s viewfinder), and … Continue reading

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Local Musicians Rally to Help Greg “The Pope” Romero

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Tommy “Chiffon” Martinez: Punk Blood – Thicker than a Cold Shot

With freshly bleached, close-cropped hair, relaxed in denim overalls and black baby-doll tee cut to reveal a striking Bette Midler tattoo, Tommy Martinez, AKA Tommy Chiffon, sat neatly tucked into the smooth mustard booth of the Hermosillo’s HP Brewery in … Continue reading

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Renowned Jazz Pianist Ramsey Lewis Talks About His Career, His Music and Performing at the Upcoming Long Beach Jazz Festival

The 30th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival is arriving for three music filled days, August 11-13. Because it’s the 30th year celebration, many exciting things are happening at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach. One of the biggest treats for … Continue reading

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10th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention Happening Now!

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Summertime Food Festivals and County Fairs

To paraphrase the Gershwin hit from Porgy And Bess, “It’s Summer Time and my fingers are greasy.” If you’re not firing up the backyard grill or smoker, and are tired of driving all the way to the pier for a … Continue reading

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A Selfie by Any Other Name: ACIDIC as Musical Ambassadors

Four dudes from Southern California waking up in Kazakhstan would probably panic under any normal circumstances. But the scenario that led Southern California rock band ACIDIC, comprised of Mike Gossard, Josh Bennett, Max Myrick, and Matt Whitaker to this very … Continue reading

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Cretins MC Island Party Saturday!

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Raymond Pettibon: Punk Rock Geeeeeenius

For some reason I imagine Wile E. Coyote saying the name of this film. stretching out the “E” dramatically. The first in the series, “The Art of Punk” by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAtv), it features interviews with Keith … Continue reading

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