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By: Ashley Berry As Los Angeles-based band, Harriet, prepared to open their third residency performance at the Echo on Monday, March 18th, frontman Alex Casnoff chatted up the crowd casually as though he were talking to a small group of old friends.  In fact, he may very well have been doing just that, as residency […]

By: Ashley Berry Have your taste buds fallen asleep?  Did they die from boredom, atrophying in response to a lack of stimulation?  If so, then you must not have made it to the Grand Opening/ One Year Anniversary of Beachwood Café this past Friday.  Even though it was only March 1st, the undeniable feeling of […]

Kan Wakan at The Echo, 2.25.13

Posted: March 5, 2013 by Ashley Berry in Events - On the Town, Loud Music

By: Ashley Berry If Kan Wakan didn’t already have a dedicated fan base at the beginning of their February 2013 residency at the Echo, they most certainly did by their final performance on February 25th.  When lead singer Kristianne Bautista addressed the crowd and let them know that this was their last Monday night at […]

By: Ashley Berry   As I wound my way up Beachwood Drive on a drizzly Tuesday night, I found myself once again amazed by the seemingly endless opportunities for exploration in Los Angeles.  Beachwood Canyon is a quaint community in the Hollywood Hills that has the peaceful charm of a little, European village.  The area […]

Hunter Hunted at The Troubadour, 2.12.13

Posted: February 15, 2013 by Ashley Berry in Events - On the Town, Loud Music

By: Ashley Berry Valentine’s Day may have still been a couple days away, but on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, the Troubadour was as packed as it has ever been and the members of Hunter Hunted must have surely felt the love.  As they stepped onto the stage to begin testing their equipment, the crowd, already […]

Made in LA: Artisanal Tastings Event

Posted: February 7, 2013 by Ashley Berry in Events - On the Town, Grubbing Grounds

By: Ashley Berry As people have become disenchanted with the decreasing quality and character of mass-produced goods, a movement toward handcrafted artisan products has developed and this is especially true in the culinary world.  Consumers have become increasingly aware of the importance of high quality ingredients, free from the additives and chemical or genetic modifications […]

By: Ashley Berry Nestled in between the Jewelry District and the tent cities of Skid Row is an area of Downtown Los Angeles known as the Historic Core.  While this district has gone through waves of widespread crime since the early 1900s when it was the center of Los Angeles’ industry and entertainment cultures, the […]

Fiction Family – Fiction Family Reunion [Review]

Posted: January 17, 2013 by Ashley Berry in Loud Music, Preview

By: Ashley Berry It’s been almost exactly four years since Fiction Family released their self-titled album, but fans of the group that started as a collaboration between Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek, Works Progress Administration) and Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) need wait no longer.  Fiction Family Reunion, the sophomore effort from the group that now includes bassist, […]

By: Ashley Berry I have had my fair share of New Year’s Day hangovers, but this year I wanted to spend the first day of the year doing something grounded and peaceful.  So, when I heard about the “Happily Ever After” New Year’s Day event at the Integratron, I knew that there was no other […]

By: Ashley Berry On the evening of Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, the lobby of 5900 Wilshire Blvd., home to the headquarters of Los Angeles Magazine, was transformed into a wintery wonderland of holiday-inspired cocktails, delectable small bites, tunes spun by DJ Hem, and a general sense of merriment for the second annual Los Angeles Magazine Big Holiday […]