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Live Review: The Specials At Arroyo Seco Weekend

Perhaps one of the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival’s best and most overlooked aspects was the opportunity to see The Specials up close without having to put up with their usual audience. Just weeks before this concert, some friends of mine … Continue reading

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LA 92: A Transformative Documentary about the 1992 LA Riots

The synopsis of “LA 92” references the Rodney King verdict that sparked the 1992 riots, the protests, violence, lootings, and arson that followed. It continues, “Twenty-five years later, the documentary “LA 92,” from directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin explores … Continue reading

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Redd Kross and The Side Eyes at The Echoplex

It was Father’s Day, and I had nothing to do, so I decided to head down to The Echoplex and check out the “Punk is Dad” show featuring The Side Eyes and Redd Kross. When I walked into The Echoplex, … Continue reading

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Jesus And Mary Chain At The Wiltern- Live Review

When Jesus And Mary Chain appeared in 1985, they had the look of something revolutionary but unsustainable. Their first album Psychocandy showed a knack for simple. effective hooks buried in frightening layers of blank-faced noise, but reports of this band … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Sensitivity Training” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

Serena, played byAnna Lise Phillips, is a high energy research microbiologist with a no fuss unsentimental personality who heads the research at a microbiology lab to find cures for diseases. This story arises out of a conflict that between Serena and … Continue reading

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“Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World” Presents Atomic Cinema Festival

“Atomic Cinema Fest”, is part of the International Uranium Film Festival, and was a one day film festival presented by “Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World”, held at Raleigh Studios to bring movies and documentaries dedicated to educating people on the risks … Continue reading

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Malcolm Mooney At the Echo 1/24/16 – Live Review

For a certain type of music explorer, going through a Can phase is an established rite of passage. The German improvisational collective produced music between 1968 and 1977 that shifted a lot of peoples’ imagination when it came to the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Night Beds’ “Ivywild”

Winston Yellen’s Night Beds started as a weird art project, if not a band, and the sophomore offering “Ivywild” is a departure from the well received folky Country Sleep. For the most part “Ivywild” chronicles the emotions of a broken relationship. But … Continue reading

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2001: A Space Odyssey / Hollywood Bowl, 8/18/15

Sitting under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl was the ideal setting for experiencing Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by conductor Brad Lubman, gave a stellar performance of the … Continue reading

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Live Review: Cracker at Pappy and Harriet’s

Presented with the opportunity to shoot Cracker, a band I’m well familiar with, going back to their seminal roots of Camper Van Beethoven: Camper Van Beethoven first release was on Bruce Licher’s Independent Project Records that delivered the alty hit “Take The Skinheads … Continue reading

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