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So, About Black Flag In 2014

Once again, the internet is buzzing with news about Black Flag. This has been happening every couple of months for a year now, and it’s become disquieting. For twenty-five years, there was no news, because there was no Black Flag. … Continue reading

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CD Review: Flaming Lips – The Terror (Warner Bros.)

Give the Flaming Lips credit for this; after thirty years in business, at the height of their commercial stature on a major label, they’re not afraid to keep it weird. During my twenty years as a fan (I can point … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview: John “Drumbo” French

The name of John French is rarely if ever seen among those polls naming “best” – aka most famous – rock drummers of all time. But to the musicians who have had their world upended by the music of Captain … Continue reading

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The LA Beat Presents At The Redwood: Sassafras, Youthbitch, Boom! on Sunday August 26

We’re continuing our series of free, all-ages afternoon shows at the Redwood Bar and Grill this weekend with appearances from one of our favorite San Pedro bands of the moment and a couple of visitors from Portland, Oregon. Sassafras have … Continue reading

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Live Review: Neville Bros., Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., Roddie Romero & The Hub City All Stars – Hollywood Bowl

These roughly annual New Orleans nights at the Bowl are becoming one of my favorite LA traditions, an opportunity to see an Angeleno crowd get off its collective behind and wave some handkerchiefs in the air. Classic Louisiana music typically … Continue reading

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Strawberry Alarm Clock: Iconic 60s Psychedelic Band Talks with Los Angeles Beat About its New Album and July 19 Whisky A Go-Go Concert

Strawberry Alarm Clock, a quintessential Los Angeles psychedelic band, has released a new album “Wake Up Where You Are,” the band’s first record since 1969.  Known for its #1 1967 hit “Incense and Peppermints,” the band’s history includes numerous members … Continue reading

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CD Review: Neil Young And Crazy Horse – Americana (Reprise Records)

I have a feeling that shortly after Neil Young announced his plans to release an album of cover tunes – mostly old timey American campfire songs like “Oh Susannah” and “Comin’ Round The Moutain” – somebody from the Home Shopping … Continue reading

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Everybody Ought To Know Amy Allison

“My dad’s work and mine has a unique sense of humor that runs deep: kind of existential and philosophical. There’s like some sort of self-effacing quality. I feel like my family has a real bullshit detector. We’re real. We don’t … Continue reading

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