Category Archives: Music

Sidney and the Detours Rock The Rose in Pasadena

Last night at The Rose, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy drew an SRO crowd of inked rockabillies, stingy-brim fedoras and the usual Eastside hipster crowd, but Pasadena is still vibrating from the power of opening acts “The Sound of Ghosts” followed … Continue reading

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Live Review: Second Still at The Echoplex

L.A. band Second Still played The Echoplex last Sunday, after releasing their self-titled debut this month on Manic Depression Records. The three-piece band offers a stylish, minimal “coldwave” sound with haunting vocals, strong bass lines and straightforward machine drums. The album … Continue reading

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Deborah Silver: A Night of Classic Jazz at The Catalina Jazz Club!

The doors opened at 7 p.m. and by the time Deborah Silver took the stage at 8:30 p.m., The Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood was completely full, with every table filled with expectant faces. With a full band to back … Continue reading

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What to Check Out at the LA Times’ Festival of Books this Weekend

We’re getting geared up for the LA Times’ Festival of Books, the largest literary and cultural festival in America. Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd the literati will invade the University of Southern California. There are so many panels, conversations, … Continue reading

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The Phantom Blues Band Talks About Their Music and Headlining the 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival

The 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 29. The headliner of this year’s event, the Phantom Blues Band, consists of some of the top musicians in the music industry. Playing individually on many top … Continue reading

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Sidney and the Detours Opening at The Rose in Pasadena

Opening for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Friday, April 21 at The Rose in Pasadena, Sidney and the Detours (FB @sidneyandthedetours) will give you the summertime blues— so deep that you’ll never get out alive Sidney Iverson, (BTW a chick), … Continue reading

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The 3rd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival: Mick Fleetwood and Steve Vai Headline!

The 3rd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival  runs May 18th – May 21 and should be no exception to the high-caliber performances and amazing examples of musicianship I became familiar with at last year’s festival. Day after day, band after band, the … Continue reading

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Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival A Fun Day In The Sun At Dana Point

On a beautiful, sunny day at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, a sellout crowd walked around the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival, enjoying food and beer while listening to music from groups like Metalachi, Rival Son and … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Gimme Danger & Danny Says

 Protopunk fans will find much to drool over in these two documentary features, the former centered on the force of nature that was Iggy and the Stooges, the latter focusing on publicist/ manager/ journalist/ all-around impresario Danny Fields, who was … Continue reading

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Penelope Houston’s “Muzzlers” at La Luz de Jesus

From April 7th through the 30th, La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents “Muzzlers (The Accused)” by Avengers frontwoman and solo artist, Penelope Houston. The exhibit is a series of diptych oil paintings of mugshots from the 1920s and ’30s that … Continue reading

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