Friday, August 7, 2015

What We're Talking About This Week

Tomorrow is a very special day in Los Angeles: It's the LA Weekly's Burgers & Beer event at the centrally located Memorial Coliseum.  Be sure to get tickets in advance.  We can't wait to try all off the offerings, especially those from our favorite spots, such as Little Dom's and Plan Check.  

 We have spoken about our love of the annual Peaches Christ Showgirls extravaganza at San Francisco's Castro Theatre before, and now is your chance to see the action for yourself at tomorrow's show!

The other big event going on in San Francisco this weekend is obviously Outside Lands, which starts today and runs through Sunday.  The city's biggest musical festival, this year's line up includes Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, St. Vincent, D'Angelo, and Chet Faker.  As excited as we are for the music, the food and drink tents are always stiff competition for our attention.

Like any city, LA is constantly changing, and sadly, bringing in the new means saying good bye to some favorite old haunts. This list remembers some of the best places of the past decades that are closing or moving.  We still can't believe that House of Blues won't be in its legendary Sunset Boulevard location anymore.

We are currently loving Keith Richards' memoir Life, especially his reflections on his career and musical influences.  We already knew some of the work of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, and Robert Johnson, but it's been especially enjoyable to revisit their music knowing the massive influence they had not only on Richards, but the Rolling Stones as a whole, as well as the Beatles, and other contemporary bands.

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