Category Archives: Interviews

A Frenchman in Los Angeles: an Interview with Conductor Lionel Bringuier on His Return to LA and the Philhamonic

French Conductor Lionel Bringuier is returning to LA to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic with pianist Hélène Grimaud from March 28th through 31st in a program of music by Gershwin and Ravel at Disney Hall. Bringuier was named the Phil’s … Continue reading

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Los Creepers on LIVATION, Wednesday 3/20!

Northeast LA punk rock veterans Los Creepers established their foundation with long time members Alex Alvarez (guitar), Herman Ibarra (drums), vocalist Javee Lopez, John Hernandez (bass), and Danny Gonzalez (guitar). Los Creepers remain true to their roots, addressing the harsh … Continue reading

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Frozen Charlottes on LIVATION, Wednesday 3/6

Frozen Charlottes is a female-fronted band melded with a sound borne out of classic Post-Punk and early Goth music. Frozen Charlottes has distinguished itself with powerful live performances and a volatile unapologetic attitude. Formerly known as Operation Mockingbird, the recent … Continue reading

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Unshakable Nightmare on LIVATION Wednesday Night!

This Wednesday, 2/27/2019,  Unshakable Nightmare plays live on Livation on KXLU! The multi-talented Giuliano Scarfo (AKA Dewey Peak of the recent line-up for The Dils,  Ford Madox Ford, & The Katellas) is on drums in the duo.  You will want … Continue reading

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Blind Lemon Peel Opens For Titans Of Blues Tour At Rose Theater In Pasadena February 28

Blind Lemon Peel opens the Titans of the Blues Tour on February 28, 2019, at the Rose Theater in Pasadena. The Titans of the Blues Tour stars Coco Montoya and Tinsley Ellis, both top Alligator Records blues artists. Blind Lemon … Continue reading

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Enemy Proof Live this Wednesday Night on LIVATION!

This Wednesday, 2/20/2019,  Enemy Proof plays live on Livation on KXLU! Enemy Proof is a band from L.A., members Anthony Drinkwater, Daniel Boots Alonzo, Irvin Pacheco, & Alex Ramirez will rock the airwaves and worth checking out!  The band goes on between 12:15 -12:30 … Continue reading

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Double Bill of Local Punk Movies from Penelope Spheeris and Dave Markey Rock The Red Bull Festival Saturday, February 16, 2019

Red Bull’s inaugural Music Festival Los Angeles Film Program – Center Channel – is taking place this month at the Ukrainian Culture Center in Hollywood. What better place, with its history of punk rock shows and melees? I myself have seen Black Flag, … Continue reading

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Dolly Parton Beguiles at Grammy Museum with Sparkling Conversation and Bedazzling Costumes

Dolly Parton!, the Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist astounds with her music, movies, business acumen—and sparkly clothes! The LA Beat was lucky enough to catch a sneak preview of “Diamonds in a Rhinestone World: The Costumes of Dolly Parton” at … Continue reading

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Sssssss! Plays Live this Week on LIVATION on KXLU

This Wednesday, 2/6/2019,  LIVATION welcomes Sssssss! to perform live on KXLU. The band goes on between 12:15 -12:30 a.m. early Thursday morning, with an on-air interview with the band to follow. Tune in at 88.9 FM in Los Angeles, stream it live at kxlu.com or … Continue reading

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Karen Lawrence And Blue By Nature: Great Live Blues Remastered On Best of Live

Karen Lawrence and Blue By Nature came out of the LA music scene with several years of great blues and rock-tinged blues tunes. Karen grew up in LA, enjoying the music and singing from an early age. Blues was always in … Continue reading

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