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11th Annual No Pants Metro Ride

Participants of the No Pants Metro Ride pose for a group photo on the steps of the Hollywood & Highland Center on Hollywood and Highland on January 13, 2019. (Photos by Andrew Bell for the Los Angeles Beat) It was … Continue reading

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Interview: Discussing Just about Everything with Milo Aukerman of the Descendents

Written by Andy Nystrom. Originally posted on “There’s Something Hard in There January 7, 2019. The young man who was so shy that his eyes were fixated on the floor during most of his early performances is now leading the … Continue reading

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Random LA: Simpsons Table Read

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Photo Gallery: LA Pride Parade 2018


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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

UPDATES: **10-21-19; 10-1-19; 8-1-19 Story and Media by Jonnathan Benites-Bernardini, with contributions by 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 … 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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