Category Archives: Music

Taste of the Nation Brings LA’s Best Chefs to Culver City to Benefit No Kid Hungry

Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, one of our favorite benefits, is returning Saturday, May 4th, to Media Park in Culver City. This strolling event features unlimited delicious bites, sweets and cocktails crafted by more than 40 of Los … Continue reading

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La Traviata at LA Opera – The Lady Has Been Paid In Full

Rachel Willis-Sorenson as Violetta Valery in the LA Opera production of La Traviata. Photo by Cory Weaver, used with permission.  In the current LA Opera production of La Traviata, relocated here from San Francisco, things are presented with a highly … Continue reading

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Tequila’s Punk Museum Comes to Joshua Tree

Last month, the LA Beat’s own Tequila Mockingbird joined forces with graphic artist, Rolo Castillo, and AI artist and inventor, Phil Bosua, to bring “the past, present, and future of Punk” through the art of AI and the Punk Museum … Continue reading

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LA Opera’s La Traviata Premieres This Weekend – Don’t Miss Rachel Willis-Sorenson

Rachel Willis-Sorenson in the LA Opera production of La Traviata. Photo by Cory Weaver for the LA Opera, used with permission. This weekend sees the LA premiere of a new production of Verdi’s classic opera La Traviata. The miraculous Rachel … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Rozz Williams Tribute at Hollywood Forever Cemetery This Friday

Fans of Christian Death, Shadow Project and all manner of dark, pounding music are referred to this rare performance at the most appropriate venue of all time for a Rozz Williams tribute. Those fortunate souls in attendance at this event … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends – Voivod, Prong, Hirax at the Fonda This Sunday

Montreal’s Voivod are one of the most singular creations under the banner of metal. Born during the early 80s thrash explosion, they quickly evolved into a frighteningly capable outfit with blatant progressive rock tendencies and a lead singer who didn’t … Continue reading

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Otoboke Beaver at the Observatory

All photos by Bob Lee for the Los Angeles Beat. Even if they don’t claim to be fully punk, the existence and widespread popularity of Kyoto band Otoboke Beaver is proof that punk’s not dead. Although theirs is an extreme … Continue reading

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Nite of a 1,000 Slutty Bass Players – My Slutty Valentine at The Echo

A week ago Saturday, we celebrated the birth of one of the greatest men in the history of music – Cliff Burton. Like most, I usually spend the day in both quiet reflection of “what if” and in joyful bliss … Continue reading

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Otoboke Beaver Is Headed For LA

Otoboke Beaver, from Kyoto, Japan, titled their latest album Super Champon, after a Japanese dish that seems to involve throwing every single ingredient in the kitchen into a bowl with some noodles. It’s an appropriate metaphor for the band’s musical … Continue reading

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The Jim Irsay Collection Gives L.A. A Rock And Roll History Lesson…With Guitar

L-R Harmonica player Billy Branch, keyboardist Michael Ramos, lead singer Kevin Cronin, guitarists Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Mike Wanchic (hidden) at the Jim Irsay Collection. All photos by Bob Lee for the LA Beat.  Jim Irsay, to answer a question … Continue reading

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