Category Archives: Music

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in LA with a Parade, Festivals, and Free Cake!

THE KINGDOM DAY PARADE On Monday, the 32nd annual Kingdom Day Parade will once again travel down MLK Jr. and Crenshaw in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday. The parade features marching bands, floats, equestrian units, celebrities, beauty queens, dance … Continue reading

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Can’t Wait for the Summer Festivals? Just Head Downtown to the DTLA Proud Block Party

Saturday, January 28, DTLA Proud will host the “DTLA Proud Block Party at Night on Broadway” in conjunction with the 3rd annual “Night on Broadway.” The free Block Party will be happening from 4pm – 11pm and will be located on 4th … Continue reading

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Lawndale, Atomic Sherpas and Double Naught Spy Car at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

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The Devil, You Say! A Fundraiser for The Satanic Temple of Los Angeles

January 14, Das Bunker and The Satanic Temple present “Satanic Mass,” an evening of music, dance, ritual, and tales of possessed felines. Starting at 7pm, the night will include an “Invocation Ritual” with live music by 3teeth, a Destruction Ritual with … Continue reading

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Best of 2016 – A Short List

As usual, I spent most of the year listening to, reading and watching older stuff that I probably should’ve absorbed years ago, but here are a few new things I really enjoyed this year: Albums: Bootblacks – Veins (review) Patience … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends – The Deadbeats, Saccharine Trust, Egrets on Ergot This Saturday

This Saturday, prepare for a rare local sighting of the lovably off-kilter Deadbeats, presently in action mode to promote their newly released/ seventeen years in the making double album 666-1313 (see our interview with Scott Guerin in which we discuss … Continue reading

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CD Review: Bob Dylan – The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (Legacy)

Bob Dylan – The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (Legacy 2-CD) Bob Dylan was on one hell of a roll during his 1966 tour, his first with an electric band backing him. It’s the period right in between Highway … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: ‘Tis the Season – High Tension for the Holidays

“Don’t Breathe” (2016, Sony) What seems at first like the simplest of robberies – the theft of insurance money hidden in the home of a blind man (Stephen Lang) – proves far more complicated for a trio of young and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life as a Circle Jerks Bassist and Beyond: “The Prodigal Rogerson”

By Andy Nystrom. This post first appeared in There’s Something Hard in There At the age of 14, I first encountered the Circle Jerks at the Starwood in Los Angeles. It was a night I’ll never forget. As we entered … Continue reading

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For Your Holiday Shopping – Sinatra Around The World

Just in time for the holiday season comes a pair of classics (it’s actually a quad, two concerts on each DVD).  From Eagle Rock Entertainment, comes some classic Sinatra.  You may have seen some of these clips, like “The Main … Continue reading

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