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Presenting: Glare, a New Collection by Kevin A. Short

Peek through the window of Kevin Short’s studio on a weekday afternoon, and you will find the artist covered in paint, probably sandy, likely singing, maybe dancing, and possibly trying to wrap up early for the day in anticipation of … Continue reading

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2014 ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo

On Thursday, after my return form my San Francisco trip I popped into the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo at the Loews Hotel at Hollywood & Highland to put my hand on the pulse of the art and business of … Continue reading

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Interview: Early Winters Appear To Discuss Their New Album Vanishing Act

  I joined Dan Burns, Justin Rutledge and Carina Round to explore Early Winters newest release Vanishing Act. Unfortunately, Zac Rae was unable to attend. Zac is a talented pianist and has one of my favorite looks in the music biz, … Continue reading

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Eternally Inflammable: An Interview With Stiff Little Fingers’ Jake Burns

It’s been thirty-five years since Stiff Little Fingers launched their debut album, Inflammable Material, into a severely agitated United Kingdom. A first-hand account from the heart of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the band’s righteous spirit and urgent delivery established … Continue reading

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Band Interview: The Black Widows Deliver Wicked Bite

The Black Widows have been menacing the streets and shores of Southern California for two decades with their unique brand of rock and surf that defies both genres. These guys are bad dudes who could never be your “friendly neighborhood … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach Party

It was a wild weekend for LA-based Beach Party.  Fresh back from performing at Red Bull’s SXSW showcase after winning the Red Bull Sound Select last month at The Echo, they got right back to work, opening for The Black … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview: John “Drumbo” French

The name of John French is rarely if ever seen among those polls naming “best” – aka most famous – rock drummers of all time. But to the musicians who have had their world upended by the music of Captain … Continue reading

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Strawberry Alarm Clock: Iconic 60s Psychedelic Band Talks with Los Angeles Beat About its New Album and July 19 Whisky A Go-Go Concert

Strawberry Alarm Clock, a quintessential Los Angeles psychedelic band, has released a new album “Wake Up Where You Are,” the band’s first record since 1969.  Known for its #1 1967 hit “Incense and Peppermints,” the band’s history includes numerous members … Continue reading

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Everybody Ought To Know Amy Allison

“My dad’s work and mine has a unique sense of humor that runs deep: kind of existential and philosophical. There’s like some sort of self-effacing quality. I feel like my family has a real bullshit detector. We’re real. We don’t … Continue reading

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Danny Elfman Bares All Right In Front Of His Record Company

The legendary and elusive Danny Elfman made a rare appearance in front of his adoring fans in the outdoor patio at Warner Bros. Records on Tuesday. No, Elfman hasn’t rediscovered his passion for the live performances he quit doing so … Continue reading

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