Author Archives: Brian Michaels
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
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
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.
Ska and Reggae pioneer Toots and his Maytalls packs the Hollywood House of Blues. Our photos after the jump.
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
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
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
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
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