Jonny Whiteside

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  • 5 days ago

    Long ago and far away in the Land of 1,000 Dances (aka East L.A.), a few dozen sharp-dressed teenagers took destiny into their hands. Some, like Thee Midniters and The Premiers, went from backyard jams and high school dances to hit records and sho...

  • 15 days ago

    The Sloths, who began life as teen rockers on the Sunset Strip circa 1966, represent an unlikely anomaly in Los Angeles’ time-space–big beat continuum. Broken up by 1967, their sole surviving 45, “Makin’ Love,” took on a life of its own. After one...

  • 2 months ago

    Swamp Dogg and Bobby Patterson are two wild cats whose tag-team billing represents a funk-soul summit of rare and arousingly apocalyptic proportions. Swamp Dogg, of course, has been flipping lids since the late 1960s with his brilliant, biting bra...

  • 2 months ago

    With big beat barrages from more than 30 musical acts, Hollywood’s annual Elvis Presley tribute bash is a richly ritualistic rock & roll variety show. This year’s edition, a special matinee show marking the King’s 80th birthday — on a stage where ...

  • 2 months ago

    Multi-instrumental virtuoso Cody Bryant is a stone country music zealot. Obsessed with the rich California honky-tonk tradition, Bryant has long since given over his entire life to pursuit of the neon-lit dream, performing here in his Viva Cantina...

  • 3 months ago

    Believe it or not, there once was a time when rock & roll radio stations actually played an aggressive cultural role, and here in Los Angeles KMET 94.7 (“a little bit of heaven”) was among the last of them. When the station went belly up on Valent...