Category Archives: Music

Dusty Hill, Bass Player/Vocalist For ZZ Top, Dead at 72–A Driving Memory

Dusty Hill, the bass player as well as one of the vocalists for blues-rock giant ZZ Top, died today at his Houston home. This brought an interesting memory to me. Around 2005, I took a cross-country trip with a friend … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview – Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson

As Los Angeles rubs its collective eyes, crawls out into the sun and tries to put the prior era of unpleasantness into the rear view mirror, it feels like a particularly good time to scream. The last year has left … Continue reading

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Dio Cancer Fund To Celebrate Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday With Virtual Fundraiser

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was established to honor one of the top heavy metal rock vocalists of all time. He tragically lost his fight with stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. On Saturday, July … Continue reading

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Ska Boom! The Lively Origins of American Ska

“Ska Boom! An American Ska & Reggae Oral History” is a great new book from Marc Wasserman, ska enthusiast and bassist/lyricist of the first NJ ska band, Bigger Thomas. His heartfelt introduction and Stephen Shafer’s excellent opening history of ska … Continue reading

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Moby Kicks Off NeueHouse’s ‘Summer Sounds’ with Moby Doc and Reprise Event

Moby has always been an intriguing person. He’s proved to be a popular, energetic and innovative creator. He also has a number of personal struggles that have gained public attention and earned him some notoriety. He has managed to turn … Continue reading

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Livestream Review: Voivod Presents Nothingface – Tune In For Dimension Hatross This Sunday

Midway through metal legends Voivod’s live-in-studio performance of the album Nothingface that streamed last Sunday afternoon, it occurred to me that the band’s long-expressed desire to become a Psychic Entity, freed from the limitations of the body’s ability to travel, … Continue reading

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The Ford Amphitheatre Comes Alive

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre is a wonderful, intimate, 1,200 seat outdoor venue located in the Hollywood Hills. Founded in 1920, the Ford stage has been graced legends from all corners of the performing arts–from the Ramones to Pharoah Sanders … Continue reading

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POP to Stage Bizet’s Don Procopio

Following the success of last month’s Trouble in Tahiti, the Pacific Opera Project is returning to Heritage Square Park the weekend of June 4-6. The company will be staging the first known west coast production of Don Procopio, an comic … Continue reading

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‘Summer Sounds on the Plaza’ Returns to The Original Farmers Market This Week

  Live music returns to the Original Farmers Market! ‘Summer Sounds on the Plaza’ begins this Thursday, May 27, and will take place every Thursday and Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. through June 25. Come to shop or … Continue reading

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The Roosevelt Hotel Has a New Outdoor Bar & it’s Hosting Live Jazz Tonight

If you’re a fan of Hollywood’s historic Roosevelt Hotel, you may have visited its Spare Room. A cocktail lounge and gaming parlor tucked away on the hotel’s mezzanine level, the Spare Room is a gorgeous vintage spot that serves inventive … Continue reading

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