A Rrose in a Prose, Art, Lit Events, Performers, Punk, Shows, Songwriters

Tomorrow, at long last: a performance (and then some) by Mecca Vazie Andrews at A Rrose in a Prose

We’ve been begging, bribing, and blackmailing Mecca Vazie Andrews for years to come  down and show the A Rrose in a Prose crowd what she is capable of! And at long last, something happened (possibly a change in prescription drugs?), and she’s given us a hearty “yes!” We don’t even know quite what she is […]

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A Rrose in a Prose, Performers, Poetry, Punk, Satan's Favorite Bands, Shows, Songwriters, Zines

Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain coming to A Rrose in a Prose on August 16!

Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil are the co-authors of the internationally renowned Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk and the newly released Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose.

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A Rrose in a Prose, Books, Fiction, Lit Events, Los Angeles, Performers, Poetry, Shows, Zines

August 16: A Rrose in a Prose, ZZyZx WriterZ, L.A. Zine Fest, Poetry Palooza @ Echo Park Rising: Just Good Enough

Think workshops, open mics, and other forms of collaborative art, all slated to happen right after our amazing features conclude, including a rare open mic. Be there at 2 p.m. to sign up!

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BRGR TV, Burger Records, Garage Rock, Performers, Personal Shit, Photography, Punk, Satan's Favorite Bands, Shows

Great photos from Burger Boogaloo 2015 (including some of yours truly)!

I think bands only let me interview them because they can’t help but look better in comparison to me?

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Performers, Poetry, Shows, WORDS

WORDS plays our first 2015 show tomorrow in Pasadena. At a library.

WORDS is performing for the first time in 2015 tomorrow! It’s a poetry event hosted by KHADIJA ANDERSON, LYNNE BRONSTEIN and KARINEH MAHDESSIAN, and features an open reading, for you poetic types who want to strut your stuff.

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A Rrose in a Prose, Folk, Lit Events, Performers, Poetry, Shows, Songwriters

A Rrose in a Prose this Sunday: VALUABLE LIES

Have I told you that you look younger every day? So does the state of writing in America, which gets stronger every day even as our populace becomes more educated and literate! Come celebrate at Stories BooksandCafe on March 8, 2 p.m., with all these deceptive smarties, who will be reading and/or performing and/or bearing […]

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Bands, Blogs, Fiction, Lit Events, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Poetry, Shows

DUM DUM Issue No. 3 party this Saturday …

ATTEND! Listen to readings by authors, real authors, people souls haven’t left their bodies and swum down the snaky pipe at the base of their own toilets rather than cling to the monster who birthed them.

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L.A. Record, Lit Events, Literature, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Performers, Personal Shit, Poetry, Punk, Shows, Songwriters, The Beach Boys

the second Rrose Is a Rrose event is August 19

It’s going to be Ogden Nash’s birthday, and you know what that means: wacky witticisms will abound, like poached eggs nicely brown’d.

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dublab, Garage Rock, L.A. Record, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Personal Shit, Shows

my return to the Garage, AKA the Virgil

Tonight I am DJing an event with dublab at the Virgil. For those who know me, I used to DJ every week at the Garage, many, many years ago, and then had a set once a week at dublab. So for me, DJing a dublab event at the Virgil is a super double-backed reverse return to my much younger self!

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Album Reviews, Art, Comedy, L.A. Record, Los Angeles, Performers, Personal Shit, Poems, Poetry, Punk, Shows, Songwriters

A Rrose Is a Rrose – A Feather Boa of Words for the Drab Throat of L.A.

A Rrose Is a Rrose has everything, from poetry to confessional autobiography to music criticism to a marvelous idea for a new video game.

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Bands, Los Angeles, MySpace Pages, Performers, Punk, Shows, Songwriters

Pearl Harbour vs. Pearl Harbor

Piper and Sky, a couple of L.A. youngsters, have a cool band called Pearl Harbour that’s playing out a bunch! And now I honestly can’t decide whether they are better, or whether I prefer Pearl Harbor and the Explosions.  I think they should play on the same stage.  That would be fucking radd. I’ve never […]

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Garage Rock, Other Stuff, Performers, Shows, Songwriters

Ty Segall

I just saw this kid twice in one week–one of my bands played with him under a bridge in Frisco, where he performed as a two-piece, and then I caught him playing at a house party in Echo Park Friday night just by his lonesome.  He’s been in a bunch of awesome bands, like Epsilons […]

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