Category Archives: Interviews

Upcoming Comedy Show by Nemr At Improv In Irvine Shows Way to Bridge Differences Through Laughter

Nemr is coming to the Irvine Improv on May 10, 2018, and to Levity Live in Oxnard from July 26 to July 29 with his latest comedy show, “Love Isn’t the Answer.” Lebanese born, his parents brought 3 year old Nemr … Continue reading

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It’s Time for the 2018 Festival of Books—Right Now

In what has become the largest literary festival in America, The LA Times’ Festival of Books returns to the expansive campus of USC this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, April 21st and 22nd, over 500 writers, chefs, artists and exhibitors … Continue reading

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Nig-Heist’s Long-Awaited Reunion this Saturday at SPOT’s Cornelius Projects Photo Exhibit

Saturday night, April 21, 2018, Cornelius Projects will be hosting the opening reception for “American Myths Violated & Realities Revealed:Photographs by SPOT.” The exhibit will be open from 6 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. “An accomplished musician and multi-instrumentalist, SPOT is … Continue reading

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Interview: John Németh Returns To Upcoming Ventura County Blues Festival

John Németh has been singing and playing the blues for most of his life. Starting at a young age with bands in Boise, Idaho, he has become an international blues star and recipient of several Blues Music Awards including 2014’s … Continue reading

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Truth! Stone Raiders at Leimert Park

Last week, I had the privilege of sitting down and speaking with Stone Raiders, a group that defies classification.  The interview took place in the cultural, still-beating heart of one of Los Angeles’ best-loved African-American communities: Liemert Park.  If you’ve … 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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Interview: From The Dils to Ford Madox Ford, Chip Kinman is Keeping it Real

By Andy Nystrom. Originally posted in There’s Something Hard in There Be real. Be honest. Be glad you weren’t a fuck-up. Those are words of wisdom that Chip Kinman has to offer at age 60 while reminiscing about his uncompromising … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview: Tina Turner – Strength, Dignity, And Awakening Beyond

In the world of popular music, there is perhaps no one that personifies subtle strength, dignity in the face of adversity, and self-awareness in the way that our subject has. When you combine these qualities with more than one hundred … Continue reading

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Upcoming Temecula Blues Festival A Day of Great Music And A Party Weekend

The Temecula Blues Festival takes over Old Town Temecula on Saturday, April 21, bringing lots of great music, food and fun to the heart of Southern California’s Wine Country. The event features headliner Tad Robinson, one of the top soul … Continue reading

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Los Lobos Disconnected Brings Fresh Unplugged Sounds To The Musco Center in Orange

Los Lobos may be the quintessential LA band. No other band has combined rock music so successfully with Los Angeles’ rich Chicano heritage. On March 18, they bring their Los Lobos Disconnected tour to the Musco Center for the Arts … Continue reading

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