Category Archives: Music

The Don and Bunk Show: Tough in Torrance December 9th

The Don and Bunk Show is coming to the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library in Torrance on Saturday, December 9th at 2 pm. The trio consists of keyboardist Don Preston and saxophonist Bunk Gardner, both alumni of the Mothers of … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

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Chasing Trane: Exploring a Jazz Giant at the GRAMMY Museum

John Coltrane left this mortal plane fifty years ago, but the his spirit lives on in his music, which remains as influential and powerful as ever. The GRAMMY Museum explores the jazz giant’s life and work with it’s newest exhibit … Continue reading

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Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival: Live Review and Photo Gallery

Having attended multiple events at the Queen Mary in years past, including a great staging of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in 2003, and multiple versions of the Ink And Iron Festival, I thought I knew what we would be … Continue reading

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Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Pepperdine University – Live Review

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall have been married for forty-three years, and are still a very cute couple. They give PDA at every opportunity, even in the music videos projected on the big screen behind them. They each talk about … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Dead Boys At The Viper Room Friday 11/10

The full name of the outfit that is currently on tour to promote the 40th anniversary of the rather excellent record album Young, Loud and Snotty, is “Dead Boys Featuring Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz.” Of course there is no … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival this Saturday at Queen Mary

Here in LA, “festival season” is practically year-round — we just take a little break between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. We can’t think of a better way to send out 2017 than the inaugural Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival, happening … Continue reading

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Roky Erickson At The Roxy Theater 10.28.17

Last weekend I was blessed with a photo pass and ticket to the sold-out Roky Erickson show at The Roxy Theater. I’m a huge Roky fan, and I’d never had the opportunity to see him play live before, so I … Continue reading

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Radolescents At Cafe Nela

Last Friday night I experienced 40 firey minutes of pure punk rock euphoria. Radolescents were at Cafe Nela, and they played the “Blue Album” in it’s entirety. I’d seen footage of the sold-out show they played at the Doll Hut … Continue reading

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Tonight! Amazing Lineup to Benefit Bruce Moreland of Wall of Voodoo

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