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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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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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Penelope Houston’s “Muzzlers” at La Luz de Jesus

From April 7th through the 30th, La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents “Muzzlers (The Accused)” by Avengers frontwoman and solo artist, Penelope Houston. The exhibit is a series of diptych oil paintings of mugshots from the 1920s and ’30s that … 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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Keith Morris “My Damage” All-Star Punk Rock Signing Party at La Luz de Jesus

A week ago Sunday, I attended what I like to think of as a Punk Rock “Hoedown” or “Hootenanny,” sans the dancing, for the “My Damage” All-Star Punk Rock Signing Party at La Luz de Jesus. Unlike the book signing by Keith … Continue reading

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“The Bollocks” Books Signing by Dennis Morris at The Salon (Automatic Sweet)

Anyone who was at “The Bullock” art opening back in 2014 at The Known Gallery knows of the majesty, mayhem and excitement it created in the Art and Punk worlds. My article “The Bollocks” A Private Reception for Dennis Morris at Known … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “London Town” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

“London Town” is a coming-of-age story set among the turmoil of Thatcher’s England. During the era there were widespread labor strikes, and race relations in England were at an all-time low as The National Front gained power and threatened violence against immigrants. Shay, played by Daniel … Continue reading

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Attila Keeps Punk Rock’s Eternal Flame Glowing

Attila still has a hairdressing salon on the corner of Fairfax and Melrose. He has been cutting the hair of the underground rock stars of Los Angeles for the last thirty years. He even cut Dee Dee Ramone’s hair. Attila was the star … Continue reading

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Hey Ho, Let’s Go! Ramones Exhibit Comes To West Coast

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Ramones’ debut album, Morrison Hotel Gallery in West Hollywood is presenting “Gabba Gabba Hey”, an exhibition of rare and unseen photographs from the band that defined Punk Rock. Hosted by Guitarist Johnny Ramones’s widow, Linda … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Vigils at The Redwood Bar

The Vigils are one local band that really have that “It” factor. Thanks to an exciting stage presence and great songs with a nostalgic punk & Goth vibe, their next show is always something to look forward to. Maintaining “the … Continue reading

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