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Pearl and The Beard and YOU

Pearl & the Beard

Currently touring across the country with fellow indie poppers Wild Child, Pearl and the Beard also put out their new indie-pop dance track….”YOU”

Pearl and the Beard passionately intertwine three distinct voices amidst a powerfully delicate orchestra of cello, guitars, keyboard, bells, and percussion, offering songs that speak to joy and sorrow, love and loss. ​

Check the website for more information!

Remaining Tour Dates:

*supporting Wild Child

Jan. 27, 2015- Syracuse, NY / The Westcott *

Jan. 29, 2015- Brooklyn, NY / Rough Trade –  Headline show

Jan. 30, 2015- Pittsburgh, PA / Rex Theatre*

Jan. 31, 2015- Chicago, IL / Lincoln Hall *

Music We Missed in 2014: Audra Isadora “Creature of Desire”


Jazz on a Monday Morning with LA’s Brian Charette

Here’s something a little different for today’s Music spotlight.

Brian Charette

Los Angeles jazz organist Brian Charette just released his new single, “Time of the Season”. The cover of this 1968 hit by The Zombies is the latest from Charette’s full-length album, Good Tipper.

CIn addition to the release of this single, if you are a super die hard Jazz fan, you’ll be thrilled to know that you can hear Brian Charette LIVE, and you’ll want to!  He’s been raved about by All About Jazz, Jazz Times, Jazz Inside Magazine, The LA Times and the NY Times!  Brian’s got multiple show dates throughout the month of January starting this evening in Santa Cruz. No worries Angelenos, he’ll be here at the Baked Potato next Tuesday night!

Show Dates

Monday | 1/19 | 7pm| Santa Cruz, California – Kuumbwa Jazz
Tuesday | 1/27 | 9:30 pm | Los Angeles, California – Baked Potato
Wednesday | 1/28 | 7pm | Hermosa Beach, California – The Light House
Thursday | 1/29 | 8:30 pm | San Jose, California – Cafe Stritch


Beginning his career as a jazz organist/keyboard player at the young age of 17, Brian Charette “cut his teeth” with many well-known artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, and Michael McDonald. He will also be playing with Danny Carrey, Tool’s drummer at an upcoming show at the Baked Potato jazz venue. Brian is a grammy-nominated musician and recently received the 2014 Downbeat Critic’s Poll for Rising Star: Organ. When he’s not recording and performing, Brian teaches master classes all over the world and is on the faculty of the Czech Summer Jazz Workshop at Jesek Conservatory in Prague.

Music We Missed in 2014: Sleepy HaHas Dull Days


8MM: Rapture at the Viper Room


We dropped the camera. Ok, maybe not dropped but definitely fumbled. So it was a toss up as to which Android or iPhone myself and my photographer were going to use.

But honestly, it didn’t matter. Nobody really hit The Viper Room for the photo shoot. They came for the Friday, January 9th rapture. And the intensity of 8MM was FIERCE!

They came to play a show with Jimmy Gnecco.. But by the end of a very sexy, powerful set, we couldn’t have cared less. No offense Jimmy. 8MM was so more main act than opener – we were basking in the multi-lit stage glow of a ripping performance which drove through an intentional build topped by an explosive finale.

Noir pop rock, there is a definitive cross-genre sound.  Not so much battlecry, super serious or super dark. But absolutely channeling classic CBGB (NYC) edge. Everything about Juliette Beavan and the band takes you to the precipice of the pleasurable dark side.

Find them on their sites:

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The duo consists of music producer/mixer Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, Guns N’ Roses) and his wife Juliette Beavan. Together, they are one of the most licensed artists in the business, having songs appear in award-winning movies such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and critically-acclaimed television shows like “Pretty Little Liars”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “One Tree Hill.”


Fear FestEvil Takes Over San Jose, CA on April 10

Metallica Guitarist Kirk Von Hammett is keeping HORROR interesting at the 2nd Annual Fear FestEvil with murder and music!



A tasty Murder Mystery Dinner/ VIP Party at the legendary Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. is set to take place on FRIDAY APRIL 10, followed by a spectacular two-night Fear FestEvil musical punch at RockBar Theater on SATURDAY APRIL 11th and SUNDAY APRIL 12th.


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On the 10th, guests attending the Fear FestEvil VIP Party will enjoy a classic night of ‘whodunnit’ mystery madness, dining alongside Kirk Hammett, touring the infamously eerie and atmospheric mansion, and trying to figure out who killed who! Guests can expect twists, turns and clues from some very special ‘horror royalty’ as they try to crack the mystery open.

On Saturday April 11and Sunday April 12, Fear FestEvil friends heading to the RockBar Theater can expect to see some of the finest pieces in any modern horror collection as Kirk Von Hammett unveils more of The Crypt publicly, before throwing down some heavy music courtesy of Meshuggah, High On Fire, Orchid, Blues Pills, Agnostic Front, and Asada Messiah. Sirius Radio’s Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin and 107.7 the Bone’s Nikki Blakk will preside over proceedings.  Other guests that are starting to appear on the event’s Facebook page are: Bela Lugosi Jr. and Derek Riggs.

It has always been my intention that Fear FestEvil events carry both the weird and the loud,” says Kirk Hammett, “and what better way to achieve another extension of what we want to do than eat dinner in a haunted house while solving criminal acts before a weekend of super kick-ass music?!”

Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil kicked off last year in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom. The inaugural event featured highlights of Hammett’s world famous Crypt Collection, an array of panels and guest speakers, live musical performances, and various on-site vendors. To see photos from last year’s FestEvil, click HERE.

For more than 25 years, Kirk Hammett has been the lead guitarist for Metallica. With the band, he has sold 100 million albums worldwide, won nine Grammys, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of the world’s most avid collectors of horror memorabilia, in 2012 Hammett published his first book, Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection, via Abrams Image. The stunning 228 page, hardback, large format coffee table book features over 300 full color images from Kirk’s private collection. To purchase Too Much Horror Business – The Kirk Hammett Collection, click HERE.

Freddy & Francine: Break Up To Make Up at the Hotel Cafe This Month


LA-based Americana folk-rock duo Freddy & Francine (Lee Ferris on guitar & vocals and Bianca Caruso on vocals) are back with a 3 week residency at the Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles starting this Saturday evening on January 17th,, 24 and 31 at 9pm each night.  Doors open at 8:45pm.

Music romantically brought them together and then tore them apart. This residency marks the duo’s official reunion ending a 3-year hiatus to the demand of their loyal fan base.  They’ll also be introducing new songs from a new album planned for release this year.  So if you are fan of artists like Ray Lamontagne, The Lumineers, Civil Wars or Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, you are going to want to get on this offer asap!

Hits Magazine has described their live set as “captivating”, music fan blogger Jason Hougaard described the duo as having “a true knack for sophisticated yet whimsical song writing and harmonies that would make Brian Wilson weep.

Hotel Cafe at 1623 North Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90028

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