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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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“Hollywood Premiere Party: The Show” at Manor on Vine

“Hollywood Premiere Party – The Show” is a high energy interactive experience now playing at the swanky Manor on Vine in the heart of Hollywood. The cool, colorful and kooky show is the brainchild of writer/director Kerry Logan.  Guests of the event … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Malibu Guitar Fest: 4 Days Of Guitar Worship And Amazing Music!

The Malibu Guitar Festival is in its second year and boasts an impressive list of musical artists, mostly and obviously guitarists, who have been influentially known for their craft or have been GRAMMY nominees and award winners, and who have … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival Presented by D’Angelico’s Guitars

This weekend starts early in Malibu for music and “guitar” fans! This year’s 2nd Annual Malibu Guitar Festival, presented by D ‘Angelico Guitars will be 4 days of guitar playing mayhem and magic starting Thursday, April 29th and running through Sunday, May … Continue reading

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