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Long Beach Funkfest 2014

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Johnny Ramone Tribute At Hollywood Cemetary – Review And Photo Gallery

Rob Zombie and guitarist John 5 at the Ramones tribute. All photos by Brian Michaels for the LA Beat. Hey ho, they’re all gone. But Ramones fans and horror buffs gathered at Hollywood Forever Cemetary last weekend for the 10th … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ Labor Day Weekend

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Q&A with Gipsy Kings, who Love LA!

It’s been 25 years since the Gipsy Kings came out with their distinctive blend of traditional Flamenco, Latin, Rock, Jazz and other genres. The band members are truly master musicians who create a sonic fabric that has helped them win … Continue reading

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SMASH Fashion Rocks Big Cat Love at South Bay Customs Saturday, August 30

SMASH Fashion: (Left to right) Reijo Kauppila, Lloyd Stuart Casson, Tony Kinman and Roger Deering. Los Angeles rockers SMASH Fashion have been enjoying significant press attention and receiving solid accolades on both sides of the Atlantic with the release of their … Continue reading

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The Zombies / Santa Monica Pier, 8/21/14

The Twilight summer concert series at the Santa Monica Pier is one of the many reasons I love summer in southern California. It offers the chance to hear great music for free while witnessing the sights, sounds and smells of … Continue reading

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The Duck Stops Here!

The Port of Los Angeles host the west coast debut The Netherlands’ artist Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck at Tall Ships® Festival L.A. The Duck made its entrance to the Port of Los Angeles on August 20th and will remained docked in the … Continue reading

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The Fix: ‘It Had to be Loud, it Had to Hurt,’ Says Vocalist Miller / Interview

By Andy Nystrom This article was posted on There’s Something Hard in There  August 9, 2014 My family never had a dog … we opted for frogs, goldfish and guinea pigs. However, one day in 1982, a snarling and ferocious … Continue reading

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Review – The Antlers: Familiars (and live at the Troubadour 7/13/14)

Brooklyn’s Antlers started out in the same modest way many aspiring young bands do these days – in a home studio where lead singer/guitarist Peter Silberman wrote his first songs, influenced by other low-fi artists such as The Microphones (whose song “Antlers” … Continue reading

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Live Review: Flaco Jimenez With Max Baca And Los Texmaniacs at Skirball Center

The Skirball Center’s central courtyard came alive last Thursday night with an appearance by superstar accordionist Flaco Jimenez, backed by Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs. Playing to a lively crowd that took full advantage of the tiny dancefloor between the … Continue reading

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