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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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No Pants Metro Ride 2018

The annual No Pants Metro Ride took place in Los Angeles last Sunday with hundreds of attendees looking like they had forgotten to wear their pants. Fear not! Nothing inappropriate happens! It’s all in good family-friendly fun. This event first started … Continue reading

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Fifth Annual Grand Park + The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A.

Thousands gathered at the 5th annual free New Year’s Eve event in Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the arrival of 2018. Security was tight; cops were around the vicinity to ensure order, and security guards checked bags … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Wondercon 2017

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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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