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Midnight Mirage

Los Angeles pop-rockers Midnight Mirage have a sweeping, radio-friendly sound that would seem to put them in the same category as mega-successful act like the Maroon 5. Originally from New Jersey, the five-piece outfit now operates out of North Hollywood. Midnight Mirage’s sound is characterized by catchy pop songs with clean vocals and hooky choruses, underpinned by heavy rock guitars.  Here’s a hot clip of the band strutting their live chops as they perform their original number “Whatever You Want.”

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LA Venues: The Viper Room


By now, is there anyone alive who doesn’t know Johnny Depp is one of the original partners in what’s become a fast part of L.A. rock ‘n’ roll history? Right in the very heart of lively Sunset Strip, the Viper Room is a good ole fashioned rock ‘n’ roll club with metal or hard rock acts taking the stage, and name rockers sitting… Read More

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Great Venues: The Wiltern Theater – Los Angeles

This is another L.A. deco beauty, and a landmark to boot, the Wiltern Theatre built in 1931 by G. Albert Lansburgh, with incredible decorative plaster and tile and murals on the walls. When it opened, it has the largest pipe organ in the United States—a little-known fact. It’s also in the National Register of Historic Places, and its… Read More

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LA Venues: The Echo/Echoplex

 

The Echo and the Echoplex are two of the most important music venues to have sprung up on the eastside of L.A. in the last decade. The clubs are essentially offshoots of  the former Club Spaceland, which was widely regarded as the pioneering venue of the eastside rock scene. But while Spaceland was primarily a rock venue, the Echo and the cavernous Echoplex are more diverse in their booking practices.

 

 

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LA Venues: The El Rey Theater

 

The El Rey is yet another great L.A. deco theater. Built in 1936, it’s got sweeping staircases, an outdoor patio, a cafe and a balcony lounge. And it’s located in the Miracle Mile area of L.A., a preserved art deco district. For 80 years it was a first-run movie theater, and didn’t become a live Read More

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LA Venues: Bardot Hollywood

 

Want to hang with the cool cats without enduring the pretentiousness of some LA clubs? Look no further than Bardot Hollywood on Vine, a great place for music lovers, people watching, and having fun. Bardot is located on top of the famous Avalon Theater, and is comprised of three spaces—the intimate bar/lounge, an open-air courtyard, and the tent room, which is right out of ArabianRead More

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