Category Archives: Music

Movies Till Dawn: Spring Cleaning Edition

“We Are X” (2016, Magnet) As an introduction to the glam-symphonic metal of X Japan, Stephen Kijak’s doc “We Are X” provides a primer on the veteran group’s highly theatrical music and stage presence – which plays as an amalgam … Continue reading

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Live Review-Fire of the Phoenix Tour Engulfs Ohio

The last few years have been a comeback and new beginning for L.A. based Dawn of Ashes with vocalist Kristof Bathory pursuing other musical ventures only to eventually return to the fold of DOA. The Phoenix awoke and rose to … Continue reading

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ellee ven Shows Intense Creativity In Her New Music Video ‘Sun Up’

ellee ven, the self-proclaimed ‘groovalutionary’, has released a new video, Sun Up. She describes it as an “in the pocket deep groove” and is excited to be back at work with longtime collaborator, L.A.-based rapper Prodéje. Also in the video are … Continue reading

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Jesus And Mary Chain At The Wiltern- Live Review

When Jesus And Mary Chain appeared in 1985, they had the look of something revolutionary but unsustainable. Their first album Psychocandy showed a knack for simple. effective hooks buried in frightening layers of blank-faced noise, but reports of this band … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ is Resurrected at Cafe NELA!

Welcome to the new home of the Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ. Many punkers, young and old, mourned the closing of Liquid Kitty last year due to corporate greed. Hopefully we can start a new tradition at Dave Travis’ Cafe … Continue reading

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Black Metal Acts Travel to the Motherland in “Blackhearts”

“Blackhearts,” available now on DVD, Digital and VOD, is a documentary from Gammaglimt Productions that follows three Black Metal musicians and/or their bands, who travel to Norway from their home countries to perform at festivals and meet their idols. The … Continue reading

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The Films of David Markey at Beyond Baroque May 26th

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Music Review: Dawn of Ashes- “Daemonolatry Gnosis”

Everything that Hollywood produces doesn’t always shimmer like gold or sound angelic. Sometimes some of the most brilliant and creative music comes from the gutters, dark tunnels and blackened crevices of the mind. Vocalist Kristof Bathory has spent seven albums … Continue reading

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Topanga Days – Ozomatli & Jefferson Starship To Headline Over Memorial Day Weekend

Topanga Days is back, and being a four-year Topanga resident, I look forward to this event every year. I can’t think of a better way to spend Memorial Day weekend. In its 44th year, this three-day family-friendly festival and fundraiser continues … Continue reading

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Taco Madness is Back!!! Tonight!!!

After a hiatus last year, Taco Madness is back just in time for Cinco de Mayo! LA Taco and I Love Micheladas are here to save you from oversized sombreros, chihuahua races and tangy dayglo margarita mix. Come to La … Continue reading

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