Tag Archives: Music

Billie Holiday Comes Alive in Leimert Park

For those who don’t know Billie Holiday, or only heard her in the background, here is a rare chance to hear her songs performed with the same emotion that made her a legend in the few short years of her … Continue reading

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Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho: “Electric Island, Acoustic Sea” Performances in LA!

Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho, both GRAMMY Award winners, will be appearing at the GRAMMY Museum for an intimate Q&A and exclusive live performance this week. An Evening with Tak Matsumoto and Daniel Ho will take place at the Clive … 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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Tommy “Chiffon” Martinez: Punk Blood – Thicker than a Cold Shot

With freshly bleached, close-cropped hair, relaxed in denim overalls and black baby-doll tee cut to reveal a striking Bette Midler tattoo, Tommy Martinez, AKA Tommy Chiffon, sat neatly tucked into the smooth mustard booth of the Hermosillo’s HP Brewery in … Continue reading

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Savion Glover Plus the Reopening of the Ford Amphitheater Equals Perfection

After going through a 70 million dollar renovation, the Ford Amphitheater, which originally was built in 1920, reopened with an incredible show Saturday. The amazing Savion Glover tapped to the sounds of Dance Candy, a super tight jazz group, that … Continue reading

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‘Baby Driver’ I’d Go Riding With This Dude Anytime

‘Baby Driver’ is by far the best film of the summer. I went to the press screening a few days ago and have not stopped thinking about it nor have I stopped playing the fantastic sound track. Edgar Wright (‘Shaun … 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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Music Review: The Residents – “The Ghost of Hope”

Upon my first listen — and a few subsequent listens, I struggled to grasp what The Residents were offering with their new outing The Ghost of Hope. What exactly was the album’s vision. While I was pulling together the content and … Continue reading

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La La Land’s Group Art Show Opening for Charity featuring Mark Mothersbaugh’s “Pure Joy” 45 Acetate

La La Land Gallery presents “For Goodness Sake” on Saturday March 25th. Kii Arens’ is curating a group of artists for a charity fundraiser including pop artist Peter Blake (best known for his sleeve design of the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Dennis Morris Celebrates 40 Years of Punk with “The Bollocks: A Photo Essay of the Sex Pistols”

I had a remarkable opportunity to interview Dennis Morris at The Salon (at Automatic Sweat) a while back. The interview was coupled with large prints of his photographic work that captured the most salient and critical moments in the Punk movement. We sat … Continue reading

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