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We Remember Steve Soto August 23, 1963 – June 27, 2018

Last night it was announced that Steve Soto, founding member of OC punk band The Adolescents had passed away in his sleep. He was 54 years old. Here his friends and fans remember him… Andy Nystrom. This post originally appeared … Continue reading

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Chef Monsour and Kopel Partner Up Again to Fire Up L.A. With ‘South City’ to Bring 8 Southern-region Inspired Chicken Sandos

Story and Media by Jonnathan Benites-Bernardini and Monique A. LeBleu The last couple of years has brought a surge of fried chicken sandwiches to the LA dining scene. Places like Howlin’ Rays, Freerange, Birdies – who all specialize in fried … Continue reading

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Interview: From The Dils to Ford Madox Ford, Chip Kinman is Keeping it Real

By Andy Nystrom. Originally posted in There’s Something Hard in There Be real. Be honest. Be glad you weren’t a fuck-up. Those are words of wisdom that Chip Kinman has to offer at age 60 while reminiscing about his uncompromising … Continue reading

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Jenn Pelly Takes her Book The Raincoats 33 1/3 for a Spin at Soap Plant + Wacko, Stories in Echo Park

By Lucretia Tye Jasmine 33 1/3 publishes books about specific albums, with each pocket-sized paperback about one album. Jenn Pelly discussed her book about The Raincoats at various venues last week in Los Angeles, including Stories in Echo Park on … Continue reading

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Rolly Crump: It’s Kind of a Cute Story at Oceanside Museum

Photos by Stella Stray Pop The Oceanside Museum of Art recently closed their exhibit, “Rolly Crump: It’s Kind of a Cute Story.” We managed to get some photos before the exhibit closed, thanks to Stella Stray Pop. The exhibit is … Continue reading

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Live Review: Sean Wheeler & the Reluctant Messengers at The Echoplex 1/18/18

Written by Hope Urban Sean Wheeler & the Reluctant Messengers opened the Flesheaters/Alley Cats Echoplex bill 1/18, and if you were unlucky enough to miss them, you’ll want to fix that in the near future. Plying spirituals that have been … Continue reading

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Women of Rock Oral History Project Launch: Panels

Written by Lucretia Tye Jasmine for The Los Angeles Beat Party with a purpose! Thursday night at Zebulon in Silver Lake launched the Women of Rock Oral History Project fundraising events, with a punk rock price of only ten bucks. … Continue reading

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WLN Woman to Woman Conference Inspires Growth

By Elina D. The 5th annual Woman to Woman Conference was held at the Skirball Cultural Center on Tuesday November 14, 2017. The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN), which is part of the organization JVS, hosts the event every year. It … Continue reading

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Selling Infamous Houses is Murder!

By James Colin Campbell and Elise Thompson We’ve all heard lurid stories of infamous crimes, but what happens to the homes left behind by the criminals and victims? In California, state law requires that you disclose a death on a … Continue reading

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