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Outrageous Tour With a GTO: Pamela Des Barres Rock Tour 2018

Like any engaging rock star, Pamela Des Barres goes on tour. Author of the bestselling memoir, “I’m With The Band” (1987), the book that alt-rocker, Kim Gordon, calls the best book about music that she’s ever read, Des Barres tours as … Continue reading

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The 2nd Annual LA Punk Film Festival is Coming to Beyond Baroque in Venice

The 2nd Annual Punk Film Festival is set for March 30th at Beyond Baroque in Venice Beach. The Los Angeles Punk Museum has been curating punk and 80s-related events around the world since 2012. Our own Tequila Mockingbird is the … Continue reading

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Rock Gods: Robert Knight Photography Exhibit And Book

Here’s a great book for your collection if you’re into rock photography–Rock Gods by Robert Knight. Knight is one of the photographers in my holy triumverate of lensmen who have been there. I mean, really been there. When I say … 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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My, How Time Flies – Some Favorites of 2017

I don’t quite know how it’s happened, but we’re already halfway through January of 2018! The future is uncertain, but here are some personal favorites of last year (whether or not they were released in that year). Albums: Lilly Hiatt … Continue reading

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Face Time with Face to Face: Gallery and Book Signing to Celebrate 25 Years of So Cal Punk

“Face to Face: 25 Years of So Cal Punk,” an art exhibit, book signing and reception, will be at The Last Bookstore on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, from 7 – 9 pm. The collaborative event by Sugar Press and book … Continue reading

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American Girl: an Interview with Roxanne Fontana

“Well, she was an American girl, raised on promises. She couldn’t help thinking that there was a little more to life, somewhere else. After all it was a great big world, with lots of places to run to. And if … Continue reading

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Almost, Almost Famous at The Morrison Hotel Gallery

Just in case you think I stopped attending events at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at Sunset Marquis, here you go!  Last night I was in attendance at the gallery for none other than the man who inspired me to pick … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of a Lucky Man, Greg Lake: 1947-2016

“The greatest music is made for love, not for money.”-Greg Lake And let me assure you that Greg meant every word of it, too. Every word. Greg Lake lived to make music; music that he truly loved. Quality music. He … Continue reading

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From “Hot Lips” to Animal Humanitarian; Loretta Swit Unveils Latest Book on Birthday and 45-Year M.A.S.H. Anniversary!

On Sunday November 5th, a most legendary book signing, exhibit unveiling, and birthday celebration was in full swing at the opulent Max Factor building-turned-Hollywood museum.  Yes, while you were all cursing the rush hour traffic only to remember it was … Continue reading

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