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Radolescents At Cafe Nela

Last Friday night I experienced 40 firey minutes of pure punk rock euphoria. Radolescents were at Cafe Nela, and they played the “Blue Album” in it’s entirety. I’d seen footage of the sold-out show they played at the Doll Hut … Continue reading

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Album Review and Band Interview: Evilution by The Black Widows

Southern California’s favorite arachnid rockers are back and in a massive way.  Evilution, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Revenge of the Black Widows, delivers 16 blistering tracks of pure instrumental evil.  The Los Angeles Beat serendipitously heard a brief sample … Continue reading

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Blasters to Play Benefit January 9th at Cafe NELA for Roadie Jamie Cassius

“Big” Jamie Cassius has been a fixture on the LA rock n roll scene for over 25 years. He has worked the door at the Troubadour, Safari Sams, and the Coconut Teaser. He has roadied for a number of bands including the Blasters, Los Lobos, … Continue reading

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Old Punkers Alert – Historic Reunion, Rare Solo Sets & More In Store At Dez Cadena Benefit

Dez Cadena – former member of Black Flag, Redd Kross, DC3, Bulimia Banquet, Vida, and countless other bands, most recently seen touring with the Misfits and Flag – is one of those rare punk rock pioneers for whom  everyone has … Continue reading

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Cafe Nela Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary: An Interview with Cafe Nela Founder Dave Travis

In two short years Café Nela has emerged as a premiere destination for underground and alternative music in Los Angeles. Located on a dark stretch of Cypress Avenue in Cypress Park, the gateway neighborhood from downtown to the rapidly gentrifying … Continue reading

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ALBUM REVIEW/CONCERT PREVIEW: Wish Granter by the Atomic Sherpas

Wish Granter, the Atomic Sherpas’ third release, is a complex, conceptual assortment of music that captures the Los Angeles band’s fascinating evolution and its mastery of jazz, funk, rock and roll and avant garde. Formed in 2000 by Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Album Review: HellBat! Puts the Fright in Fright Night

Yay Freedom!, the debut release by Los Angeles rock quartet HellBat!, is an ambitious convergence of punk, classic rock and jazz.  Transcending the dry ice, leather studded outfits and heavy metal imagery that the band’s name might imply, HellBat! challenges … Continue reading

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Concert Preview: Radwaste at Cafe NELA, Saturday, March 22

Radwaste’s 1986 video “Capital” After a 25-year hiatus, Radwaste presents its own brand of tribal, post-punk music this Saturday evening at Café NELA, Northeast Los Angeles’ premiere destination for live underground music.  Founded by Los Angeles punk rock pillar John Talley-Jones (The … Continue reading

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