The following are our top picks for the best live entertainment in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas for the remainder of 2013. All locations are in Los Angeles, California, unless otherwise specifically notated.
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Life of Art, Werner Herzog, The Getty Center, through January 19th, 2014
The Columbia Record Story, The Grammy Museum, through October 31st
10, The Mission UK, Nokia (review forthcoming here on News Blaze)
12, Death In June, The Vex (review forthcoming here on News Blaze)
10 through November 2nd, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare at the LA County Fearplex, Pamona
19, Death Angel, Whisky a Go Go
20, Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, The Greek
20, Deicide, Whisky a Go Go
23, Tricky, El Rey
25, Passion Pit, The Joy, Formidable, The Greek
26, Naked and Famous, Fox Theater, Pamona
ALkaline Trio with New Found Glory, Nokia
26, 27, Life is Beautiful Festival, downtown Las Vegas, with the killers, Beck, Empire of the Sun 26, Newfound Glory, Alkaline Trio, Nokia
26, Suicide Girls, Blackheart Burlesque, House of Blues
26, Five Knives, Cirque Du Soleil, and many more
26, They Might Be Giants, Royce Hall at UCLA
27, Sky Ferreira, El Rey Theatre
28, Slayer, Palladium
29, Flaming Lips, The Greek
Cory Feldman, Whisky a Go Go
29, 30, 31, Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, Nokia
30, Gov’t Mule, Fonda
1, The Moody Blues, Nokia
2, Rob Zombie, Eagles of Death Metal, Powerman 5000, 45 Grave, Pamona Fearplex
5, David Sedaris, Pasadena Civic Center (best selling author lecture)
9, Buddy Guy, Saban
10, Buddy Guy, The Canyon
11, Sparks, Nokia
12, Cults, Nokia
15, Misfits, Dickies, D.I, Attack, House of Blues, Sunset
1, 22, 23, Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band, Palms in Las Vegas
22, 23, The Black Crowes, Wiltern
2, Warhol Out West, final day for this Warhol art show at bgfa, Bellagio, Las Vegas
5, Blue Oyster Cult, The Canyon
6, Berlin, The Canyon
31, The Tubes, The Canyon
Suggested venues in L.A. for great punk gigs not here listed:
The Vex Arts Club, and Los Globos
1, Copyright all of your music and lyrics, separately and together.
2, Register all of your music with ASCAP or BMI.
3, Try to avoid sharing music with co writers if possible until you are signed, it makes things more complicated for labels and managers.
4, Don’t send bulk emails to agents, managers or labels, email them or write them individually and address the person by name.
5, Get someone to write your query letter for you if you do not know how to write a professional letter. Be polite and ask the person what you want- don’t order.
6, See other bands that are more successful than you and make friends. Do favors for those who can help you so that you may get help in return.
7, Get someone to manage your social media, and build it up big. You Tube is a must, with big viewership for your video or videos.
8, Play out live often. Never think you are too good to play a hole in the wall to few people. Every positive action builds the momentum.
9, Stay clean- avoid drugs and don’t booze it up too much.
10, Have integrity. Do what you say you are going to do. Be one time and don’t screw people over.
11, Use performance contracts – simple ones until you get a manager to handle this for you.
12, Unless you are playing for free, always require half the money up front, and the other half upon completion of your gig.
13, Treat your fans like gold- they are why you will get to do what you do for a living.
14, Don’t diss other artists. If you don’t like em’, just ignore them but don’t insult others. It will not help your career.
15, Forget what you think the market wants and play what you feel in your heart and soul, with passion.
For more free advise, feel free to write me at the front page of The Hollywood Sentinel in the link here below.