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By on December 15, 2011

A good friend of the roots community has taken to anonymously blogging her LA dating experiences. I’m sure alot of us can relate! If you care to follow “Ivy Dunning” friend her on Facebook and check out her blog

My little town of Sierra Madre now has a new radio station! You can read about it here!

Matt Lax and Nearly Beloved were nominated for The Deli SF Bay Area’s artist of the month poll here Fans can head to the SF Bay Area homepage to vote! the poll is on the top right. Matt Lax (ne Lacques) is brother to I See Hawks in LA guitarist, Paul Lacques. You can see what they’re all about here: They will be playing The Grand Ole Echo this spring!

From Brian Wright: Here is a free EP of live in-studio version of songs from “House on Fire”. Share with your friends, family, and cohorts!

Courtney Sudbrink via Turnstyled, Junkpiled
Enter for your chance to win this Turnstyled Junkpiled ‘Sounds of Sin City’ prize pack featuring albums from recently featured LA based artists: Matt Cartsonis , Mark Lennon, Paladino, Damngivers and Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

The New American Farmers EP series “Rotation” has part 1 in circulation now (there are 4 parts to be distributed over the year)

Terry Roland of Folkworks has published his interview with FolkUke (Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson) who were just in LA opening for Randy Weeks at the Cinema Bar.
He also did a piece on Ellis Paul for No Depression that is worth the read!

And Lastly: Enjoy a holiday song from Anny Celsi – recorded with Nelson Bragg
featuring Paul Lacques on lap steel and Carl Byron on accordion
Watch the video here and share it with your friends:

Monday, December 12th
-Patty Blee, Amilia K. Spicer & Bliss Bowen @ The Cinema Bar 9pm
3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

-BLUES LEGEND – DEACON JONES’S 68TH BIRTHDAY PARTY – WITH SEVERAL INCREDIBLE GUEST SINGERS! @ THE MAUI SUGAR MILL SALOON (18389 VENTURA BLVD, TARZANA, CA 91356) ! – 8:00 PM until 9:30 PM SHOW. SUGGESTED DONATION $12 TO $15 PER PERSON. …(WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR GENEROSITY) we recommend coming early to grab a table and chair – say around 7:30 pm. The Sugar Mill has a lovely, pleasant wait staff and serves delicious meals from a varied and full menu. There is a 2-drink minimum for people in seats and a requested 1 drink order for those who are standing.

-Hot Club de LA and Two Man Gentlemen Band @ Redwood Bar & Grill 9pm
316 W. 2nd Street in Downtown LA $5

Tuesday, December 13th
-Hillbilly Hip Stage Red Skeleton, Lorb Lorbson Little Lucifer, Dummer, Barbara Bush and More live! $5 8pm 127 Topanga Blvd. Topanga CA

-Patty Blee and Friends (including Bliss Bowen) @ Genghis Cohen 7pm
740 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046 This is Patty’s last gig in town until she visits us again, so try to come out and say hello!

-Brett Detar, Rachel Dean, Stephen Sowan @ Satellite 9pm
1717 Silverlake Blvd. Silverlake, CA

-The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show @ Pepperdine University Smothers Theatre 8pm $40-$65 with Sara and Sean Watkins
24255 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90263

Wednesday, December 14th
-Funk n’ Fried Christmas party @ The Falcon
A special night of originals, covers and Christmas tunes. Think “Night Moves” and “Silent Night” or “Houses of The Holy” and “Oh Holy Night”, “Hells Bells/Silver Bell”. You get the drift!
PAUL INMAN. And all the usuals! Bobby Joyner, Hippie Dan, John Schreffler, Ted Wulfers, Funkyjenn! Maybe Ted Russell Kamp, Andee Nunn
7213 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046

-The Ettes, Becky Stark, Oogly Boogly, Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Bob Odenkirk, Brendon Small, Dana Snyder, Emo Phillips & Frank Conniff, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, London May, Jesse Merlin, Hans Fjellestad @ The Steve Allen Theater 4773 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027 $35-$300 VIP Package

-Amberside, KC Turner and Welcome Matt @ West Coast Songwriters at Genghis Cohen 7pm 740 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046

-The Freightshakers @ Joe’s American Bar & Grill 9pm

-Pete Fahey @ The Cinema Bar 9pm
3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

-Stories Books and Cafe present ho ho homo-centric 7:30-9pm
“With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings…”
This month we’re proud to be featuring authors:
David Robert Cook… Ofelia Del Corazon &Peter Saenzwith your intrepid host Hank Henderson as they share holiday tales!
1716 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026

-Triple Chicken Foot at Akbar for crafts and Squaredancing! 9pm $2
dances called by Susan Michaels
4256 W. Sunset 90029 (corner of Fountain and Sunset in Los Feliz/Silverlake neighborhood)

Thursday, December 15th
-Barry Big B Brenner @ Firefly Bistro BURGERS, BEERS & BLUES
from 6-9pm 1009 El Centro Street SOUTH PASADENA
(626) 441-2443;

-The Xmas Traveling Rock & Roll Revival! With X, Sean Wheeler and Zander Schloss, The Black Tibetans 7pm @ The Canyon Club
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

-Tim Easton and The Joshua Tree Army @ Pappy and Harriets 7:30pm
53688 Pioneertown Road Pioneertown, CA 92268

-JD Bender (with Chris Sprague and Jim Austin)/The Neighborhood Bullys @ The Cinema Bar 9:30 3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

-John C. Reilly, Becky Stark,Tom Brosseau @ Largo at the Coronet 8pm
366 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048
Friday, December 16th
-Social Distortion, X, Adolescents @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium 6pm
1855 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

-The 10th Annual Hohotel Holiday Benefit Shows!(Friday & Sat) @ Hotel Cafe
7pm $10 with:
Priscilla Ahn/Jesca Hoop/Gary Jules/Meiko/Rocco Deluca/Raining Jane/Brother Sal/Tim Jones/Adam Grace/Walker Young/Laura Jansen/Ladies Gun Club/Nicole Eva Emery/Haroula Rose/Jesse Thomas/Brandon Walters/Erin McLaughlin
Kathryn Ostenberg/Lwam/Bunny West/more TBA
Door Preoceeds to Benefit LAFD’s “Spark Of Love” Holiday Toy drive
1623 N. Chuenga Blvd. LA 90028

-Terry Hanson @ The Cinema Bar 9pm
3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

-Rockabilly Fridays-Big Sandy and his Flyrite Boys
@ Weber’s Bar and Grill 9pm All Ages 19312 VAnowen Street Reseda, CA

Saturday, December 17th
-The Broken Numbers Band and The Far West @ Ranch Party @ EB’s Wine Bar
7pm 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA free/ All Ages

– The Brian Setzer Christmas Rocks Extravaganza
Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk 8:15 pm

-Aaron Neville @ Luckman Fine Arts Complex 8pm
5151 State University Dr Los Angeles, CA 90032

-Cash’d Out @ Brixton South Bay 8pm
100 Fishermans Wharf # J Redondo Beach, CA 90277

-Lisa Finnie’s Muse @ Cafe 322 5-7 pm 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 9102

-The 10th Annual Hohotel Holiday Benefit Shows!(Friday & Sat) @ Hotel Cafe
7pm $10 with:
Butch Walker/Joe Purdy/Cary Brothers/The Rescues/Keaton Simons/Holly Conlan
Buddy/Austin Hartley Leaonard/Jake Newton/Javier Dunn/Sweet Talk Radio
Charley Turner/Percy/Tom Freund/Chris Pierce/Jacquline Campa Amie Miriello
more TBA Door Preoceeds to Benefit LAFD’s “Spark Of Love” Holiday Toy drive
1623 N. Chuenga Blvd. LA 90028

-Saturday December 17th 12pm to Sunday December 18 2:30 pm
Outsider Music Video show hosted by Neil Hamburger! Free
Don’t Kock The Rock is proud to co-present the kickoff to the Fantastic Elastic 24 Hour FUNDRAISER TELETHON for our friends at Cinefamily! This ain’t your granny’s telethon! Cinefamily has pulled together an incredible 24 hour’s worth of brilliant guests and rare treats…!
First up on Saturday Dec 17@ noon, it’s our longtime pal SPIKE JONZE presenting his early works! “The Ghost Of Spike Jonze Past” takes you on a journey of Spike’s earliest skate videos, music videos, short films and more! Followed by a special video show on OUTSIDER MUSIC presented by ROCTOBER MAGAZINE’S Jake Austen, hosted by NEIL HAMBURGER, and followed by live performances by GUY CHOOKOORIAN & PAUL ZONE (of The Fast)!!!!!/events/258091097584418/
Admission will be FREEEEEEEE, on a first-come, first-serve basis, and a new audience will be brought into the theater ever 4-5 hours, at the specified times below. We want to give as many people a chance to be in the studio audience, so it’s kind of like a rollercoaster — when the fun is done, you can always get back in line.IF you become a member by Sunday…you can attend the members only lunch (delish from The Foundry) with the Cinefamily advisory board and a very special JIM HENSON presentation by actor MICHAEL CERA!
And like your granny’s telethon if you can’t make it down to the venue — you can watch it live here on your computer device and donate and buy a membership!
Cinefamily @ The Silent Movie Theatre
611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

-Blue Xmas Party @ Fitzgeralds with Whiteboy James and his Blues Express band Free 19171 Magnolia St. Huntington Beach, CA 92646

-Barry Big B Brenner @ Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ 7-11pm
“with my special guest, DUTCH MASTERS on HARP!”
12624 N. Main Street RANCHO CUCAMOMGA (909) 463-7427;

-Damngivers @ The Bull Bar 9pm
3316 E. 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90804

-The Groovy Rednecks & The Cheatin’ Kind @ The Cinema Bar 9pm
3967 N. Sepulveda in Culver City, CA

Sunday, December 18th
-Paladino @ Hotel Cafe 9:30 Covenant House Holiday Benefit show 7:30 sharp $10 1623 N. Chuenga Blvd. LA 90028

-Barry Big B Brenner @ Firefly Bistro for Sunday Morning Blues Brunch 11am-2pm1009 El Centro Street SOUTH PASADENA (626) 441-2443;

-Jonny Whiteside’s Messaround Christmas blowout! @ Viva Cantina 5pm/free/all ages with the South Bay Surfers, The Black Tongued Bells, King Cotton, Fulltones and Dick Deluxe 900 West Riverside Drive Burbank, CA 91506


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.