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Brian Michaels

About Brian Michaels

Brian Michaels is grew up in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles in the glory days of the late 1960s and 70s. Only a stone's throw from the Sunset Strip, Michaels had an early education in rock music. Michaels attended his first punk rock show at the age of 14 at the Whiskey a Go Go and has been going strong ever since. Brian is a defense attorney by profession but adds photography and writing to a list of his many passions outside of the his job. Brian can be found on the web at

Wolfmother Invades The Troubadour in Hollywood 7/15/13 & 7/22/13

Sitting in front of my computer several weeks ago, my local music app “Bandisintown” alerted me that Aussie Hard Rock band “Wolfmother” was playing the venerable old and intimate Troubador in Holllywood right down the street from my house. “Wolfmother” … Continue reading

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The George Zimmerman Verdict – A View From the Jury Room.

In yet another example of the news media botching its legal analysis of another high profile Murder trial, there is outrage, rioting and possibly undue violence occurring on the streets of America as we speak as a result of another … Continue reading

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UCLA Jazz – Reggae Fest 2013

Check out headliners  Santigold on Sunday and Barrington Levy and Ziggy Marley on Monday this weekend at UCLA’s Drake Stadium. Our photos and review live on Monday night.

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Toots and the Maytalls at the Hollywood House of Blues 3/28/13

Ska and Reggae pioneer Toots and his Maytalls packs the Hollywood House of Blues. Our photos after the jump.

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New Order opens the 2013 Season @ The Santa Barbara County Bowl 4/19/13

The Santa Barbara County Bowl opened it’s season this past Thursday night with a triumphant return of 80’s Electronica band New Order. The reconstituted band comprised of founding members and new additions, no pun intended, electrified the Bowl for a … Continue reading

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The L.A Beat does the L.A Marathon…

Ok, not really, but we had fun following along with the back of the pack from  Westwood, through Brentwood and to the finish at  Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. Enjoy our photos of a great St. Patricks day in … Continue reading

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2013 Academy Awards – Our Predictions

It wouldn’t be the L.A Beat without an acknowledgment of our town’s biggest party, the Academy Awards.  Honoring the best films of 2012, it will be held tomorrow night at the Dolby Theatre.   Los Angeles is Mecca for a film … Continue reading

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Los Angeles’s Cold War past finds sanctuary atop the Santa Monica Mountains

Hidden in the brush and chaparral of the Santa Monica Mountains, at the end of what we used to call “dirt Mulholland” was a gem of a party spot for kids, like me, who grew up in the San Fernando … Continue reading

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Soundgarden Live Review – Wiltern Theatre 2/15/13

As a twenty something disciple of music of the late 60’s and early 70’s; now labeled as classic rock by the music media, the 1980’s was a musical wasteland. U2 was able to lay claim to the greatest rock and … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: The Who Rocks the Staples Center 1/30/13

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