Category Archives: Music

Napalm Death, Voivod, Exhumed at LA House Of Blues: Live Review And Photo Gallery

Barney and Shane of Napalm Death at House Of Blues. All photos by Bob Lee for the LA Beat. This winter’s Through Space And Grind tour brought together Napalm Death and Voivod, two of metal’s most forward-thinking bands circa 1988, … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Sin 34 @ Liquid Kitty 2/24/08 In Memory of Phil Newman

Yesterday the LA music community lost bass player Phil Newman of Sin 34 and Painted Willie. According to friend and former bandmate Dave Markey, Phil fell and received an injury to the head, later passing away at the hospital. In memoriam we … Continue reading

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Brian Walsby: Rodney on the Roq

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Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras 2015

There were some notable Mardi Gras celebrations last weekend, and some events are happening as late as February 28th. But we are traditionalists here at The LA Beat and we will be celebrating on Tuesday, February 17th like all of … Continue reading

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Festival of the Desert: March 18, 2015 in Palm Springs

Now there’s more to the Coachella cultural scene than blazing Rice Krispie squares, whirling, twirling, swirling tie-dye and rampant dehydration. Break out your tux and snap up your tix for high desert elevation of a different kind. Festival of the … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ Presidents Day Edition: Mike Watt, Lawndale, Free Hot Dogs and More! Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

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Bo and the Bluesdrivers Rock this Town with Upcoming Shows

Bo and the Bluesdrivers have been honing their music together for 10 years now. Meeting at an open jam hosted by Brian “Chewy” James, the group’s bass player and their drummer J.J. Garcia, it was a moment that all three … Continue reading

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The Theme Of The 2015 Edwardian Ball Is “My Gorey Valentine!”

This year’s The Edwardian Ball theme is “My Gorey Valentine!” with a special performance of Edward Gorey’s “The Beastly Baby”. Rosin Coven and co-hosts Vau de Vire Society bring Edward Gorey’s story to life on stage with original music, theatrical choreography and narration. … Continue reading

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The Black Lantern Knows the Future

The Black Lantern from Long Beach, California, could be the punk version of Nostradamus. Unless of course they are speaking with confidence of their own future, which given the sounds and delivery on their debut album We Know The Future could be … Continue reading

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Sheila E Opens The E Spot In Grand Style

For the Grand Opening weekend of her new club venture the E Spot Lounge, situated directly above Vitello’s Restaurant in Studio City, Sheila E decided to christen the place herself with a rare club appearance. The multi-instrumentalist has put together … Continue reading

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