Category Archives: Photo Essays

Photo Essay: The 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

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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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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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Venice Beach: Where the Wild Things Are

Where else? Venice Beach is the setting for “wild thoughts,” the latest rush of wheat-pasted photocopy activism inspired by the genius of French-born global street artist, JR and his Inside Out Project . “The event was designed to celebrate everyday people within … Continue reading

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LA Weekly’s “Brunch at the Races” at Santa Anita Race Track 

When Bonnie and I struck out for The LA Weekly Brunch at the Races we had foodie dreams and alcoholic libations on our minds. Upon arrival, we oriented ourselves as we drank in in the bucolic beauty of the Santa Anita … Continue reading

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GRAMMY Museum Opens Expanded Exhibit Celebrating 40 Years of “X”

Yesterday The GRAMMY Museum unveiled a new, expanded exhibit called “X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles.” The exhibit is being displayed on the second floor in the Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery. Items on display include original instruments and played … Continue reading

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Nikki Sixx Photo Exhibit “Conversations with Angels” and Leica Q Launch at the Leica Gallery

I met up with Nikki Sixx at the Leica Store and Gallery for a somewhat spontaneous interview and photo session for the launch of the special “Nikki Sixx Edition” of the Leica Q camera and photo exhibition of Nikki’s exceptional … Continue reading

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Stiff Little Fingers at The El Rey: Live Review And Photo Gallery

The sound of Stiff Little Fingers, forged in Northern Ireland at the height of that country’s Troubles, is an unmistakable rebuke to authority, and if some of the specific authorities mentioned in “Alternative Ulster” have changed face and name over … Continue reading

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Nightshift 2017 With Grace Potter, The Revolution, Big Sam’s Funky Nation – Live Review And Photo Gallery

Nightshift is an annual Labor Day party thrown by the heads of local labor groups under the banner of Working Californians for several years now, and with its customary $20 price for general admission, it’s become one of the best … Continue reading

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The Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Was Awesome in Sweet, Idaho

Taken by Ed Simon for the Los Angeles Beat around 11:25am in Sweet, Idaho. What an amazing experience!

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