Category Archives: Photo Essays

Photo Essay: Burger Boogaloo

Last week the annual Burger Boogaloo hosted by Burger Records outdid themselves, and once again scored the coolest MC ever — John Waters! Mosswood Park in Oakland with the addition of some cool, gigantic, cartoony backdrops provided the perfect place … Continue reading

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Egrets on Ergot and Gitane Demone Quartet at The Offbeat

Last Tuesday marked the final night of Egrets on Ergot’s month-long residency at The Offbeat – A Bar on York in Highland Park. Mane (from San Francisco) and Gitane Demone Quartet opened the show. I arrived late and missed Mane, … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Tacolandia 2017

Last week we attended the 5th annual Tacolandia event. Organized by The LA Weekly and curated by Tacorizzo Bill Esparza, the one day festival is one of the biggest and most popular food events in Los Angeles. This year there … Continue reading

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Redd Kross and The Side Eyes at The Echoplex

It was Father’s Day, and I had nothing to do, so I decided to head down to The Echoplex and check out the “Punk is Dad” show featuring The Side Eyes and Redd Kross. When I walked into The Echoplex, … Continue reading

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Happy 20th Anniversary to Fred 62!

Last weekend Fred 62 in Los Feliz celebrated its 20th anniversary. My first “professional” blog post was about Fred 62’s 10th anniversary, so it seemed fitting that I repost the blog with a few updates. We have also been following … Continue reading

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2017 Taste of the Nation Raised $100,000 for No Kid Hungry

On Sunday, June 11, Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation raised $100,000 for No Kid Hungry, which means providing over 1 million children with the meals they need. We were invited to attend the relaxed and quietly elegant event, which … Continue reading

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Queer LA: Shout It Out At the West Hollywood Dyke March!

  It’s pride month so naturally queers take to the streets to show off the pride we actually sustain 24/7 and 365 days of the year. On Friday June 9th in West Hollywood, it was the night for dykes to … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery – The Week In LA Rock

The LA Beat welcomes Deb Frazin to our esteemed group of contributors! Deb makes her debut with a photo gallery documenting eleven bands shot in nine days, June 2 through 11. Feast your eyes on a tableau of exciting shots … Continue reading

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The Bat Signal Shines on City Hall in Honor of Adam West

A huge crowd assembled last night to honor the late Adam West, who passed away June 9th at the age of 88. West portrayed Batman on ABC from 1966 to 1968, as well as in a feature-length film version released in … Continue reading

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LA Food Fest had Something for Everyone

Last Saturday’s LA Food Fest offered an entire hour and a half of exclusive VIP time before general admission. This time allowed us to leisurely enjoy the the event, which was blessed with perfect weather. It also meant we had time … Continue reading

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