Christine is a former resident of Fullerton and Anaheim and currently writes about music, art and culture from a tiny rent controlled apartment in L.A.
25 days ago | Music Festivals
While not cheap, the two-day festival Arroyo Seco Weekend is doable. Expense-wise, if you were to go both days, I would equate it as slightly less pricey than a weekend at Disneyland depending on your ability to limit souvenir spending. Single-Day...
2 months ago | live review
At The Drive-In The Shrine Auditorium 5/13/2017 At the Drive-In is here at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles because they have some unfinished business to take care of. Seventeen years after they made perhaps the best post-punk punk album of th...
4 months ago | cool shit
“Some of this is over my head right now,” I admit as I bump along in DJ Johnny Basil’s mid-nineties pickup truck. A decades-long fixture on the music scene, Basil seems to be going through a renaissance of sorts: popping up in music videos for hip...
6 months ago | Music
“Humans like to see humans perform. It’s just a fact.” So says Emilio Castillo, tenor saxophonist, vocalist, co-founder and bandleader of one of the most influential, yet underappreciated bands, Tower of Power. We are nearing the end of our conver...
9 months ago | live review
As Joni Mitchell put it, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Well, not exactly. The Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre isn’t paved over yet, and instead of a single parking lot, there might be a few, along with an expanded Los Olivos apartment ...
1 year ago | live review
X with LP3 and the Tragedy Alex’s Bar 5/5/2016 A night with one of SoCal’s groundbreaking bands from the early ‘80s punk scene, X, together with band whose East Los Angeles roots run deep, seemed like a fine way for this gringa to celebrate Cinco ...