Category Archives: Music

Stiff Little Fingers Takes Over the House of Blues this Weekend

“It’s been thirty-[six] years since Stiff Little Fingers launched their debut album, Inflammable Material, into a severely agitated United Kingdom. A first-hand account from the heart of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the band’s righteous spirit and urgent delivery established … Continue reading

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Listen to LA Beat Writer Ed Simon Discuss the Blues Friday on the Laguna Blues Radio Show at KX93.5 FM

On July 31st at 7pm, our own Ed Simon will be the guest of the Laguna Blues radio show, hosted by noted local blues musician Kenny “Big Daddy” Williams. They will discuss the influence the blues has had on American … Continue reading

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Thursday Night: Back of the Hand All-Stars Play Mrs. Fish in DTLA with CeeKay Jones & the Wylde Bunch and Marley Munroe

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Tony Marsico Book Release for ‘Late Nights with Bob Dylan’ at La Luz Tonight

July 29th, 2015, from 7-10 PM La Luz de Jesus will be hosting the book release party for “Late Nights with Bob Dylan” by Tony Marsico. The event will include a reading, book signing, and live music by Cisco & … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Weirdos, The Adolescents and CH3 at the Roxy

All photos by Martin Wong. All rights reserved.

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VidCon Day 3: Photo Gallery

Those who fully embraced the VidCon experience were definitely exhausted by the end of the three-day convention.  The three days of hustle and bustle finally came to a close.  Many YouTubers dropped huge announcements, including (in no particular order): Troye Sivan … Continue reading

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Behind The Art Behind The Music – Conversations With Ernie Cefalu – Part I

It’s one of those rare days in Los Angeles. Rare not only because it’s July and the temps are just right, but rare because I’ve just spent the day discussing rock history, album covers, anecdotes about rock icons, and art … Continue reading

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Wilco Releases New Album, “Star Wars” for Free Download

On July 16, Wilco quietly released their entire new album, “Star Wars” free on iTunes, Amazon,  and their own website. The offer for a free download is only good for 30 days from last Thursday, which is August 13th. It is … Continue reading

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VidCon Day 1: Photo Gallery

VidCon: the digital media convention where fangirls, influencers, creators, and brands come together.  The number of attendees grows each year.  In 2010, VidCon had just 1400 participants.  Fast forward to now, 2015, with over 18000 participants. VidCon has a place for everyone. … Continue reading

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Interview: Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind – “The Inclusiveness Of It All”

Yesterday Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind was kind enough to chat with the LA Beat between sound check and his pre-show bike ride.  What follows is an engaging, meaningful discussion with someone who takes the fans and the music very, very … Continue reading

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