Category Archives: Technology

Brian May’s Red Special Is A Literary Tribute To The Two Most Influential Things In The Guitarist’s Life

Many musicians have a certain instrument they have become very attached to, for various reasons. Brian May, the brilliant guitarist of Queen, does too, and his guitar is named the Red Special. In a new book, “Brian May’s Red Special,” … Continue reading

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The Sundance TV Expands Its Creator Driven Programming Beyond “Rectify” and “The Red Road” with “An Honorable Woman”

Sundance TV hosted an event for the press to give us and their audience a showcase of the new direction Sundance is taking in programming with “Auteur TV”. We all gathered at SoHo House at the edge of Beverly Hills, at … Continue reading

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Honda Rockets New Music Out of Torrance with Three Great Bands to Launch Honda Stage

On Thursday, June 11th, Honda made a bold move to connect and brand Millennials. I was invited to join in on the exciting kick off of Honda’s new music platform “Honda Stage“. The whole shindig was opened by Ellen K, … Continue reading

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Pondering The Future Of Automated Rock With The Men Who Make It Happen

I really enjoyed my trip to C2SV in San Jose a couple weeks ago. I got to watch amazing sets by the Lemonheads, Thee Oh Sees and the Stooges, check out the Dirty Ghosts, Talky Tinas and Curious Quail who … Continue reading

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C2SV Digital Music Panel

At the recent C2SV conference, we attended a panel on “Digital Music: Discovery, Curation, Recommendation.” It was moderated by Jon R. Luini, President/Owner, Chime Interactive and included Jello Biafra, Peter DiMaria, Senior Director of Product & Content Strategy, Gracenote, Count … Continue reading

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C2SV Day 2: Thee Oh Sees, Iggy and the Stooges, Fatso Jetson

Saturday was the big finale in the park with San Francisco lo-fi breakout artists Thee Oh Sees, headlined by winner of the Keith Richards “Yes I still rock the fuck out” award and crowd pleaser Iggy Pop with newer Stooges … Continue reading

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C2SV Day 1: Clawhammer and OFF!

Last weekend Silicon Valley techies threw a big party in San Jose including speakers, panels, and lots of great music, including plenty of our local talent. Friday things started off with a bang with only the second show by 90s … Continue reading

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EPA Issues Cleanup Plan For Arizona Power Plants

Dear LA Beat readers, Good News! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored its obligation to our national parks by issuing a final cleanup plan for three ’70s-era Arizona power plants that will better regulate some of the biggest park … Continue reading

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Marky Ramone to Become First Rock Star in Launching of Revolutionary New Memorabilia Technology

  “ We’ve finally entered the Twilight Zone” says Marky Ramone, the lone surviving member of the iconic Rock and Roll group The Ramones. “I’m so glad that somebody has drummed up this new idea. I’ve been signing autographs forever, but I never imagined such … Continue reading

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24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report Begins TONIGHT at 5 pm PST

Al Gore, Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project Maggie L. Fox, President and CEO, The Climate Reality Project: “Dear Los Angeles Beat readers, We are pleased to invite you to join us this week when millions of people will … Continue reading

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