Category Archives: Music

Singer Barbara Morrison is Ready for Long Beach’s Upcoming New Blues Festival II

The New Blues Festival II returns to Long Beach this year, expanded to two days and two stages with an even larger roster of musical stars. James Harman, Bernie Pearl, Teddy Lee Hooker, the New Blues Revolution, the Delgado Brothers, … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift Staples Center Takeover 08/22/15

Last night I had a front-row seat to the spectacle that is a Taylor Swift takeover of The Staples Center.  Trying to do a review of something on this scale can be daunting, even more so since it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Heart At The Bowl: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To A Zeppelin Show

Here we are again music fans, another night at one of my most favored venues, The Hollywood Bowl. A pearl in the necklace of Los Angeles. How can one be seated here and not be moved by the history and … Continue reading

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Beat Review: Stiff Little Fingers @ House of Blues Sunset 7/31/15

It was bittersweet when I learned it was the second-to-last show the House of Blues Sunset would host before closing its doors for good.  I knew the fate of the venue, soon-to-be demolished and turned into another shopping mall / … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ Summer 2015

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Kalin and Myles & Austin Mahone at the OC Fair – Photo Gallery

After a long day of excitement at the Orange County Fair, many teens made their way over to the Pacific Amphitheatre.  The lineup was an exciting one – starting with Bay Area rap duo Kalin and Myles, and ending with … Continue reading

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Three Days Of The Tiki: Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today”

After Thursday’s Meet & Greet kick-off party for at the Bali Hai for Tiki Oasis 15 the serious Tiki partying began in earnest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday. Everyone was dressed to the nines in the finest retro futuristic … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis: A Freaky Tiki Meet & Greet At The Bali Hai!

Last night kicked off Tiki Oasis 15: Yesterday’s Future Today at the lovely and exotic Bali Hai on Shelter Island in San Diego. The sun was shining and the bay was full of ships and boats creating a very scenic view … Continue reading

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Buddy Guy w/The Record Company – August 13, 2015, Center For The Art of Performance at UCLA (Royce Hall)

Last night’s performance by Buddy Guy and “first act” The Record Company was one for the books. It’s always a treat when you get two for the price of one, and last night was no exception. I always try to … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Bugs Bunny At The Symphony This Weekend At Hollywood Bowl

This weekend, the LA Philharmonic will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of a favorite local tradition – classic WB cartoons on screen with a live orchestra providing the soundtrack. This show’s played the Bowl about 20 times through the years, … Continue reading

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