Melody Nazarian | April 4, 2011 8:06 amIf you miss the days when Spring break was actually relevant in your life rather than a phrase you look on longingly, I have a solution for you. It doesn't involve Cancun and debauchery, but it can involve margaritas and live music! Universal CityWalk (100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 818-622-1111) launched a free Spring Break Live outdoor concert series last Friday that will continue every Friday and Saturday through May 7.Read More
Melody Nazarian | March 18, 2011 8:04 amHere's the plan this weekend: go Spring shoe shopping with Sam Edelman on Friday, scour the Santa Monica Antique Market, check out a rockin' burlesque show, and in honor of the LA Marathon, treat yourself to a hearty lunch.
The Helles Belles Burlesque babes are going to put on one helluva show this Sunday at El Cid (4212 Sunset Blvd., 323-668-0318). But don't only expect classic pinup moves; Natasha, Jaime, Sassi B, Breezsa, and Alikat Rose like to mix rock 'n' roll with their sexy routine.Read More
Melody Nazarian | March 15, 2011 8:06 amEven with handy email newsletters, I find that keeping up with all of the concerts in the Los Angeles area can be overwhelming. Pop, rock, rap, alternative, country, electronic, jazz — there's a head-spinning amount to choose from. If you're just as annoyed at concert-finding as I am, this personalized concert calendar should help; it includes the most show-stopping acts coming to town from now through June.Read More
Melody Nazarian | January 25, 2011 8:24 amIf you haven't made plans for Wednesday night, here's something that'll excite your vino-loving musical self. Corkbar (403 W. 12th St., 213-746-0050) is bringing back husband-and-wife acoustic duo Skinny Cowboy for an evening that marries California wine and pop, indie, and rock sounds.Read More
Melody Nazarian | January 18, 2011 7:45 amIf the name Kat Graham doesn't ring a bell, her expansive accomplishments likely will. She's toured with Black Eyed Peas, was the voice behind will.i.am's single "I Got It From My Mama," and starred in Nelly's latest hit, "Just a Dream." But the Switzerland-born, LA-raised star is also a dancer, model, and actress; you can currently see her playing Bonnie Bennett on CW's The Vampire Diaries."Read More
Melody Nazarian | January 6, 2011 8:04 amWhile most people know Vanessa Paradis as Johnny Depp's longtime girlfriend and mother of their two kids, she also happens to be a talented model, actress, and singer. In fact, she's been performing since she was 14 and collaborated with Lenny Kravitz in the '90s.
Whether you want to see her because of her famous beau or for her girlish voice, she'll be at The Orpheum Theatre (842 S.Read More
Melody Nazarian | November 5, 2010 4:16 pmGood Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden were among the first to rock out at Universal CityWalk's (100 Universal City Plaza, 818-622-1111) new Plugged In concert series last night — and they clearly had a good time! But fret not if you missed out on the rock 'n' roll festivities; there's way more awesome, free, full-set performances on the bill this year.
Next up are Saint Motel, Red Cortez, and Voxhaul Broadcast this Sunday, Nov.Read More