Author Archives: Judy Ornelas Sisneros

Judy Ornelas Sisneros

About Judy Ornelas Sisneros

I am a native Californian, born and raised in Bakersfield and eventually escaping to San Jose then San Francisco where I spent every free moment in punk and post-punk culture spaces before heading to LA permanently in 1989. I have also spent major time as an AIDS and queer street activist, which today along with my passion for punk/alternative music still informs my personal and social life. I love photography, film and playing punk/post-punk stuff on the bass. My LA Beat contributions are usually photos that give a glimpse into the vibrant art and music scene that makes Los Angeles such an amazing city to live in today.

Here Kitty Kitty! The 2018 CatCon Roars into Pasadena With a Massive MEOW!!!

Hundreds of cat and kitty lovers invaded the Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday to fulfill their feline obsessions and bask in the atmosphere of like-minded fanatics.  An endless array of cat products caused many oooh’s and aww’s, from low-brow to … Continue reading

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Silver Lake and other Communities Continue to Mourn the Tragedy at Trader Joe’s

Photos of the makeshift memorial outside of the Silver Lake Trader Joe’s store (plus one of nearby burger joint Rick’s) taken one week after the July 21 hostage takeover by a gunman and resulting police shootout. This tragedy sadly culminated … Continue reading

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Queer LA: Chicas Ridin’ in Style!

Beating the heat wave by classic car ridin’ in Santa Monica. ©Photo by Judy Ornelas Sisneros. All rights reserved. Please follow and like us:

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Random LA: East Wind Lion Dancers Say: “Welcome to Chinatown”

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Polka party with Pierogi this Saturday night in Highland Park! And accordion mania too at Bookshow!

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Sick City Records Does Record Store Day Big with Grand Opening in Echo Park, Patton Oswalt New Record Signing in Silver Lake

Inside Sick City Records, Silver Lake’s ground central store for glam, new wave, post-punk, shoegaze, britpop and post-punk revival selections, customers can hear classic Cramps, Bowie, Cure and Siouxsie blasting over the loudspeakers, along with more recent artists such as … Continue reading

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Bela Lugosi’s NOT Dead but Alive and Well at Akbar’s Day Goth Club This Sunday Afternoon!

Tomorrow, come and get spellbound at Day Goth, Akbar’s new monthly goth club that is now set to take place every second Sunday of the month. Day Goth, a late afternoon club, is the creation of Kimberly Kim and Bradford … Continue reading

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Queer LA: Blackoustic Debuts at the Align Gallery in Highland Park

Blackoustic, promoted by headliner/producer Vixen Noir as a night of entertainment by black queer performers, made its debut last Saturday night at the Align Gallery, situated in the heart of York Avenue’s small but thriving nightlife in Highland Park. The … Continue reading

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Queer LA: Agender Post-Punks the Bootleg Theater!

Post punk was front and center at the Bootleg Theater on a recent Wednesday night. Romy Hoffman is lead singer and songwriter of Agender, the all female band that has recently formed. Agender also includes local band vets Cristy Michel, … Continue reading

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Alice Bag’s “Blueprint” Record Release Party w/ Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries, Trap Girl and Faith Santilla plus Special Guests!

Hear the LP live that is getting rave reviews! All ages are welcome to this early show. Graphic courtesy of Alice Bag, all rights reserved. Please follow and like us:

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