Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.
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We're sad to say that this is the second time in equally as many years that we're reporting on the death of Diego's. Earlier this month, the organizers of Sellout Productions which leased the Santa Ana building and rebranded the former Mexican res...
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Growlers Six Port of L.A. 10/28-29/2017 Any fan of The Growlers knows that when parsing the words of philosophical jester Brooks Nielsen, even the smallest, throw away jokes sometimes bare the biggest meaning. After taking a swig of the crowd's in...