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The Darkness Envelops The Wiltern For Its 20th Anniversary

Justin Hawkins rocking the Wiltern. Photo by Bob Lee for the LA Beat.  It’s a strange thing, watching the Darkness play a full show in celebration of a twenty -year-old record with a fifty-year-old sound. Their appeal is easy to … Continue reading

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Daddy Issues or How I Attempted to Learn Pole Dancing

When I go to a new town on vacation, I try to visit the most famous church, the oldest graveyard, and a strip club. I believe that’s how you get the feel of a town: How they worship their god, how they … Continue reading

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Martha Davis – Motels, Jazz and Two LA Shows in One Great Week

Some artists hit your radar like a meteor and just as quickly veer off into the void. Others craft ‘hits’ that become mainstays of media and memory, and so remain, ever fixated, tied to a time and place, maybe even … Continue reading

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Beat Review: Caravan Palace @ The Fonda 07/17/2013

Caravan Palace brought their energetic mix of swing and dance beats Wednesday night to the Fonda Theatre.  Dubbed “electro swing”, Caravan Palace is on a US tour in support of their second album Panic — (think Django Reinhardt meets Daft … Continue reading

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Live Review: FYF Fest – Day One

Now in its second year of partnership with Goldenvoice, the FYF Fest seems to have worked out most of the logistical bugs that plagued its early attempts to grow too much too soon. Set times ran like clockwork, the dust … Continue reading

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