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Patrick O’Heffernan, Author at Gypset Magazine - Page 2 of 7
Musical Magic in a power plant with Nancy Sanchez for Valentine’s
Feb20

Musical Magic in a power plant with Nancy Sanchez for Valentine’s

The Edison is one of LA’s more upscale and quirky music venues.  Designed by DTLA urban renewal developer  Andrew Meieran and run by the entertainment entrepreneur Barbara Jacobs, it is situated inside LA’s first privately-owned power plant, underground in the sub-basement of the Higgins Building, constructed in 1910. It retains parts of the generators and other mechanical marvels of the time in a completely refurbished two and half...

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Latinas Out Loud”: ¡Párriba!
Oct08

Latinas Out Loud”: ¡Párriba!

The Hammer Museum in Westwood opened the Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA art exhibition, Radical Women: Latin American art, 1960 -1985, with Latinas Out Loud”: ¡Párriba!  a wild concert led by Lido Pimienta and introduced by LA’s own joyful punk, funk Latin rock band, Sister Mantos.  It was the perfect combination of musical and plastic arts to showcase the power of Latinas in our culture. The Hammer Museum – “The Hammer” — is a...

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Uniquely Reckless. Eric Zayne’s latest single and video
Oct07

Uniquely Reckless. Eric Zayne’s latest single and video

The word “unique” is thrown around a lot these days.  Every artist wants to be “unique”.  Every promoter gushes how “unique” a band is.  Every festival is creatively “unique”.   So, before I sat down to write about Eric Zayne’s new single and video, Reckless, I looked at the word “unique” because, as I have gotten to know him, that word keeps popping up. Eric was born in Montreal in a South Indian family.  They moved to the Indian...

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No Small Children: mild-mannered teachers by day, tear-your-face-off alt. rockers by night.
Aug06

No Small Children: mild-mannered teachers by day, tear-your-face-off alt. rockers by night.

No Small Children is a band like no other.  Born on an elementary school playground in the spring of 2012, the trio are school teachers by day and a phenomenally successful hard rock band by night.  And they move very fast.  Three months after deciding to use their recess breaks as band practice time they had an EP out, countless shows behind them and an East Coast tour booked.  Plus, their remake of the classic Ghostbusters theme...

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Gabby Moreno and Caloncho create a magical night at Grand Performances 2017
Jun26

Gabby Moreno and Caloncho create a magical night at Grand Performances 2017

Gaby Moreno and  Caloncho created a magical night Saturday at Grand Performances in California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.  About 2000 people filled the two-level sunken plaza,  facing a sparkling pond in front of the expansive stage, backed by dancing water spouts and skyscrapers sporting the projected Grand Performances logo.  Lights twinkled all around, families opened picnic baskets or  queued up at the restaurants surrounding...

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