Category Archives: Books

Local Artist Alex “Ali” Gonzalez Creates a Tribute to Lost Icons at Hollywood and Highland

Alex “Ali” Gonzalez is a photographer, illustrator and muralist who hails from Granada Hills in the San Fernando Valley. His first mural, John F. Kennedy, was created as a gift to his alma mater, John F. Kennedy High School. Since … Continue reading

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Events to Honor and Celebrate Black History Month

Black History is World History. Black History Parade and Festival in Altadena & Pasadena February 16, 2019   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  FREE The 37th annual Black History Parade and Festival will begin at 10 a.m. at Charles White … Continue reading

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Upcoming At NAMM 2019

That’s right campers, it’s time for that venerable annual show, NAMM 2019 in Anaheim. There are going to be many noteworthy events this year, but rather than telling you about them all after the event, I thought I would bring … Continue reading

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Self-Identified Mermaid Publishes Memoir

Dame Darcy‘s latest art project, a soft cover over-sized book published this month by Feral House, “Hi-Jax and Hi-Jinx:  Life’s a Pitch – and Then You Live Forever,” feels like the friend you always wanted to have: creative, bold, and … Continue reading

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A List of Favorites From 2018

As usual, my Year End list doesn’t include much released in the current year, because I’m a slow mover with a tendency to look back over my shoulder. But here are some things I discovered this year that I recommend. … Continue reading

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Richard Lloyd Presents New Album ‘The Countdown’ with a Live, In-Store Acoustic Set at Amoeba Music in Hollywood!

“I can only be me. I can’t turn into somebody else. So every record I make is just a progression. I never felt the angst necessary to be a punk. I was too young to be a beatnik and too … Continue reading

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Leave The Light On: 8 Creepy Books for Halloween Time

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ahem, I mean Halloween. And while there are plenty of excellent, well-known horror novels out there for you to cuddle up with this season, here are eight creepy books that might not … Continue reading

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TODAY! San Gabriel Valley Pride 17th Annual LGBTQ Pride Event at Pasadena’s Central Park

“San Gabriel Valley Pride: Now! More Than Ever!” 17th Annual LGBTQ Pride Event and Car Show will present their 17th annual LGBTQ Pride celebration On Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 11 a.m. To 9:30 p.m. in Pasadena’s Central Park. As … Continue reading

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Book Launch for Women Who Rock: From Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrls at Book Soup Tomorrow!

Tomorrow night, October 10, 2018, Book Soup in West Hollywood will host the book launch for “Women Who Rock: From Bessie to Beyoncé. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl” at 7 PM. The book is a collection of more than 100 … Continue reading

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War Stories: Tales of 70’s & 80’s Punk Mayhem Told By The Perpetrators Themselves! This Sunday at The Roxy

This coming Sunday, Theresa Kereakes and Pleasant Gehman, creators of the fanzine Lobotomy, will host an evening of spoken word and readings from some of the people who made the LA punk scene happen. Featured musicians and writers include Flea (RHCP), … Continue reading

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