Category Archives: Music

Rolling Stones Author To Visit Los Angeles

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here at The Los Angeles Beat, and I’ve been waiting for a local event that I think music fans in our fair city would want to know about.  And of course, there … Continue reading

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Grandmother of Pearl – Roxy Music at the Kia Forum

Roxy Music’s 50th Anniversary Tour, which had its final performance in North America last night at the Kia Forum, has at its heart a somewhat fascinating premise. It is less of a roaring, victorious affirmation that “we’re back,” than a … Continue reading

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Honoring a Queen: Kelly Clarkson Gets Her Star Near a Walgreens

Guest Post and Photos by Else “Evil E” Duff I can walk pretty quickly down to Hollywood Blvd, yet I rarely catch the Walk of Fame star presentation ceremonies. For one, it’s almost always impossible to see. But it’s really … Continue reading

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Celebrate Cafe Gratitude Venice’s 10-Year Anniversary on 9/18

Celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Cafe Gratitude’s Venice location when Jason Mraz hosts an afternoon party on Sunday, September 18. Starting at noon, guests can enjoy live music, a photo booth, raffle prizes, and samples from pop-ups including Nomadica wine, … Continue reading

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Wet and Mild: Duran Duran with Nile Rodgers and Chic at the Hollywood Bowl

Guest Post and Photos By Else “Evil E” Duff I never bought a Duran Duran record but do I remember when “Rio” came out, my friends were losing their minds. I certainly liked it but not enough to buy it. I … Continue reading

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Melody Trucks Helps Keep The Spirit Of Allman Brothers Music Alive–And is Also Charting Her Way Through Her Own New Music

Melody Trucks was born into one of the “first families” of blues and Southern Rock. Her father was Butch Trucks, one of the two drummers for the Allman Brothers Band. Her cousin is Derek Trucks, of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band. Melody, … Continue reading

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High and Dry – Joan Jett / Poison / Def Leppard / Motley Crue at SoFi, August 27, 2022

Guest Post And All Photos By Else “Evil E” Duff High and Dry. Guess that’s the best way to recap the Joan Jett / Poison / Def Leppard / Motley Crue concert at SoFi Stadium. You can bring in a … Continue reading

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$3 Movie Tickets, Vegan Ice Cream Showdown, Halloween Movies, & Other Fun Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is about to begin. Due to the heatwave, my weekend will be primarily oriented around ice cream, central air, and a swimming pool, but if you need to get out, here are a few suggestions for a … Continue reading

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Pedro’s RIG Reunites for 2-Day Friends of Fleps Benefit this Weekend with Rosemary’s Billygoat and Toys that Kill!

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Paul Roessler’s New Album – The Turning of the Bright World

Noted Los Angeles musician, composer, and producer Paul Roessler (The Screamers, Nina Hagen, Josie Cotton, Mike Watt and a whole bunch more) has released a deeply moving new album of original material, The Turning of the Bright World, on the Kitten Robot … Continue reading

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