Category Archives: Music

Jared James Nichols at The Peppermint – Live Review

I first saw Jared James Nichols at the Down and Out in 2012. He played a show with Prima Donna and The Hangmen. Talk about a killer show! Prima Donna and The Hangmen are a couple of my all-time favorite … Continue reading

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Where to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in LA 2023

After a two-year hiatus on in-person events, the parades and celebrations are back! Even the rain is going to stop just in time for outdoor events. There are a variety of ways to observe the Civil Rights Leader’s birthday, from … Continue reading

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The Canyon Club welcomes Sandy Haley For A Killer Night Of Blues In Agoura Hills

The Canyon Club welcomes Sandy Haley for her first gig in 2023 to the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Sandy, profiled before here in The Los Angeles Beat, shares the bill with Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, the premier West … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: Billy Idol Gets His Star on the Walk of Fame

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Jon Geiger Brings His Unique Blues Style to SoCal Clubs To Fire Up The Winter

Jon Geiger is certainly one of the most talented guitarists, writers and composers to come along in recent memory. Part of it comes from the mix of music genres in his background—he can incorporate jazz, classical, funk, rock and soul … Continue reading

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LA Through a Cracked Lens: The Japanese Beetles Sumo Wrestler Beatles Cover Band

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The Hollywood Christmas Parade with Tequila Mockingbird

2022 marks the historic 90th anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Once again, the sleepy town of Hollywood awakens for the glitzy event. Established in 1928, the parade is a staple of the Los Angeles scene, celebrating its stars, soap … Continue reading

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Tonight! Goblin Performs ‘Susperia’ at Palace Theater!

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Bound for Hell – The Most Aptly Named Record Of The Sunset Strip

The Sunset Strip always seemed like such a mysterious place to me. I heard about it, read about it, saw pictures of it, but that was far from experiencing it. I was no stranger to bar hopping but my main … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview – Rock Photographer Henry Diltz

Legendary Laurel Canyon photographer Henry Diltz has been curating the Morrison Hotel Gallery – named for one of the classic albums featuring his work on the cover – for two decades now. For the gallery’s latest exhibit, it’s returning to … Continue reading

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