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.

Something Witchy: Day Goth 2nd Anniversary Party with Lydia Lunch

Last week, on Sunday, March 8, Day Goth held it’s second anniversary party and on hand to help celebrate was the legendary confrontational and transgressive musician Lydia Lunch (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8-Eyed Spy, Beirut Slump, Harry Crews, Medusa’s … Continue reading

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Five Mondays in December: Club Scum takes over the Echoplex/Echo for an epic close to 2019

This past December saw Club Scum promoters Rudy Bleu Garcia and Hex-Ray bring a diverse group of performers to the Echoplex (December 2 and 9) and the Echo (December 16, 23 and 30), each a Monday night residency to give … Continue reading

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Club Scum Attracts End-of-Summer Party People

This last Friday night there was a heatwave going on in Club Chico as party people gathered to celebrate Club Scum co-founder Rudy Bleu Garcia’s birthday, along with other Leos in the house: performer Blasia Discoteca and bartender Tony Vicious. … Continue reading

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Day Goth: A Carnival of Living Souls in Silver Lake

Neither daytime, sunshine, heat or Echo Park Rising shall keep these Day Goth faithful from partaking in this monthly party at Akbar. Beautiful creatures and the vaguely human swoon and imbibe to their hearts’ content until called home, surely to … Continue reading

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Louder She Said: Turn It Up! Fundraiser at The Echoplex Amped up the Volume for Women in Music

Turn It Up!, the newly formed Los Angeles-based organization which advocates for parity for women in the music industry, held its first large benefit show last Sunday at the Echoplex to raise funds for its educational and advocacy work. Gender … Continue reading

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Goth Goes to Joshua Tree

Embrace your scary nighttime desert apparitions when goth, dark wave and more arrives this Wednesday night at SPELLBOUND, a dance party which will have its inaugural night in the Joshua Tree area.  Phantasmic desert kisses await you! Or will they … Continue reading

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Gathering of the Faithful: In Search of Goddesses and Gods at Lisa Derrick Fine Arts and Coagula Curatorial

The large two-gallery exhibit Goddesses and Gods, opened last Saturday night at Lisa Derrick Fine Arts and Coagula Curatorial on Chung King Road in Chinatown. Guests were invited to dress in costume as their favorite goddess or god…and a few were up … Continue reading

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Queer LA: Smells Like Butch Spirit

Butch rockstars were in the house last Sunday night at the all-ages venue, The Smell, to check out the Crickets, Kuromi and A G E N D E R show.  The headliners were the New York-based Crickets, which is a … Continue reading

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Photoville LA: Many Stories, Many Worlds Displayed

Last weekend I went to Photoville LA, a large free outdoor exhibition that originated in Brooklyn (as Photoville) in 2009, created by United Photo Industries, with mini galleries installed in step-in containers and kiosks, photos presented in cubes and triangles, on banners … Continue reading

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Foster the Kittens: Heaven on Earth Rescue has the Furry Companion for You

If you’re a cat maniac like myself, you would’ve been delighted to be at Heaven on Earth‘s open house last Sunday evening in North Hollywood, an unexpected location to feel like you are in kitten paradise! Heaven on Earth is … Continue reading

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