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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.

Dyke Day LA Queer Agenda: Babes and more at the fundraiser in Silver Lake this Saturday!

Calling all dykes, queer women – cis, trans and enbies – and friends/allies! Help support the June 10 Dyke Day LA in the Park event by attending this Saturday’s fundraiser at the Eagle LA in Silver Lake. From the Dyke … Continue reading

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Oakland’s Rose Haze brings their ethereal sonic expressions to LA clubs this week!

Oakland’s Rose Haze is fronted by songwriter Kate Ramsey (vocals & analog synth) with a stellar group of musicians making up the whole of the group: Ruben Gonzales (guitar, and also the group’s producer), Yoko Miyakawa (bass and violin) and … Continue reading

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This Saturday: Dickless Jane and The New Confusions at Artapalooza! in Highland Park

Sadly, Dick is no longer around but but you can still enjoy the vocal stylings of Jane Cantillon and her band Dickless Jane and The New Confusions (formerly The Dick and Jane Family Orchestra), their first outing taking place in … Continue reading

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Sapphic Musk invades a city near you this month!

for more info: Sapphic Musk

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It’s smooth sailing for THE WRINKLE ROOM’S tribute to Sean DeLear at the Zebulon Café

THE WRINKLE ROOM finally had it’s biggest event yet last Sunday night, March 26, at the Zebulon Café in Silver Lake. This particular TWR event was held to celebrate our much beloved gender bending queer, punk, performance artist and now … Continue reading

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Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival this weekend!

For screening schedules & locations: Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival  

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Calling all Queer Women and Friends! It’s a Dyke Day LA Fundraiser this Sunday!

This Sunday March 19, the Magiq Hour club holds a big fundraiser for LA’s annual Dyke Day LA in the Park that will take place during Pride month on June 10. Until then, here’s your chance THIS WEEKEND to come … Continue reading

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Terry Lee’s The Rocksteady Lounge St. Patrick’s Day Party this Thursday!

Next Thursday March 16, all kinds of ska, rocksteady, reggae and northern soul can be had for your St. Patrick’s Day dancing pleasure (one day early), with four selectors spinning! This monthly party is free at Akbar in Silver Lake. … Continue reading

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Zebulon LA Sunday Salon: Lydia Lunch, Joseph Keckler headline, Josie Wreck and more supporting

Next Sunday March 12, the Zebulon Café LA is the place for a plethora of amazing spoken word, music and performance featuring headliners Lydia Lunch and Joseph Keckler; with Dynasty Handbag, Sylvia Black, Tim Dahl, John Tottenham, and Josie Wreck … Continue reading

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Queerspace at the Zebulon!

Next Friday March 10, Peter Kalisch’s ongoing Queerspace party takes place at the Zebulon Café LA in Silver Lake. These shows usually showcase a variety of experimental, synth, noise and flamboyant musical acts from LA’s sizable queerdo music scene. This … Continue reading

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