Category Archives: News

Relax! They Can’t Take Your Milky Bar Away.

As near as I can gather among the shrieking panic of social media, Cadbury can no longer export their chocolate to the US.  It seems Cadbury licensed Hershey’s to produce American-made Cadbury. American-made Cadbury has more sugar, more emulsifiers and … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gold Drops the Pretense of Anonymity

It’s hard to remain anonymous in the age of social media. Especially when you have long red hair.

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Remembering Kim Fowley

Kim Fowley was born July 21, 1939 in Los Angeles, the son of actors Douglas Fowley and Shelby Payne. During the 60s he worked as a producer, collaborator and publicist. He co-wrote a number of fantastic songs for musicians as diverse as … Continue reading

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Coachella 2015 – AC/DC – Steely Dan Setlist Revealed!

It’s the talk of the nation – two seventies icons are sharing a stage at the world’s most cutting-edge music festival. However, the LA Beat is now prepared to reveal stunning news: the two groups are not going to appear … Continue reading

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Get Your Ass Down to Starry Kitchen Now or Regret it Forever!

The very last day of Starry Kitchen is January 31st 2015. They have decided to “draw a line in the sand.” They want their own brick and mortar restaurant that is exclusively theirs, no big investors, no renting out spaces, basically, a real place of their own. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Fresh Squeezed- Orange Picking at Heritage Park in La Verne

It’s hard to believe, but it wasn’t too long ago that if you headed East out of Los Angeles, beautifully vibrant orange groves stretched as far as the eye could see. Even before we were known for our movie production, … Continue reading

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Praying To The Aliens At The Integratron: Moby’s “Hotel Ambient” Performed Live

I became aware of George Van Tassel‘s Integratron in Landers from an episode of Huell Howser’s California Gold. That was many years ago. I finally made it out to the Integratron with friends, Liz and Matt, about a month ago. We … Continue reading

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D. Boon The Day the Music Died: Linda Kite in her Own Words

Dennes  “D.” Boon was a pioneer in the Los Angeles punk rock scene of the 80s, along with his band, the Minutemen. He was a singer, political songwriter and guitarist who turned into a hurricane on stage. Rocking back and … Continue reading

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The Historic Cat & Fiddle has Closed

This is a very Dickensian Christmas story about a cruel landlord willing to take away the soul of a society for a few shekels more. The closing of the Cat and Fiddle Pub is a huge loss for our community. For 32 years, this historical … Continue reading

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Blackheart Burlesque Tour Hits the House Of Blues Friday

You may remember the cray cray fun at the House Of Blues last year when the SuicideGirls blew-up their NSFW Blackheart Burlesque Tour. The buzz wasn’t hype and these ladies are back to sizzle and pop once again on the “HOB” Stage … Continue reading

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