Harriet Kaplan

Harriet Kaplan is an L.A. based music reviewer of live shows and interviewer of bands and artists in various genres. Harriet has covered shows and interviewed upcoming and up acts to performers who have a national presence.

Growing up in the 70s, she has an affinity for soul, R&B and disco. Though Harriet keeps an open mind listening to new music and she believes a good song defies categorization.


The Magpie Salute

The Magpie Salute at the Fonda

If you’ve never had a chance to see The Black Crowes live, then the next best thing, and then some, ...
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The Hard Times Comedy Room at High and Low Festival

tHeARTofLA got to check out The Hard Times Comedy Room at High and Low Festival on Saturday, September 9th at ...
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High and Low Festival

Overview – High and Low Festival at NOS Event Center in San Bernadino, CA 

The inaugural High & Low Festival hosted by K-ROQ was an exciting hotbed for alternative and indie music on multiple ...
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Review – Monster Energy Outbreak Tour at The Comedy Store

No subject was off limits or taboo at the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour that made a stop at The Comedy ...
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Interview – John Douglas of Trashcan Sinatras + Upcoming Tour Dates

The critically-acclaimed Scotland-based Trashcan Sinatras are embarking on their most extensive U.S. tour in decades. With 30 years together, the ...
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The Americana of Calico The Band at Hotel Cafe

After an initial slow start, The California Americana Country group, Calico The Band, went on to defied expectations and eventually ...
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YES

Concert Review – YES with Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy at The Microsoft Theater

For fans of progressive rock and more, multi-generational audiences were in for a rare treat when YESTIVAL -- featuring YES ...
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Concert Review – Zander Bleck at The Sayer’s Club

The question could be posed as to why Zander Bleck isn’t famous or a star yet. The New Jersey-born singer/songwriter ...
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MOTHERSHIP

Festival director Laura Wise talks about the feminine energy within Mothership

Since 2014, MOTHERSHIP Women’s Festival & Retreat has become a special and sacred place for women to convene in Coachella ...
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Sundance Next Fest

Sundance Next Fest – part 1

Sundance NEXT Fest that took place at Theatre At Ace Hotel from August 10-13 was billed as an entertainment event ...
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Concert Review: Jocelyn and Chris Arndt at Hotel Cafe

Traveling from their hometown of New York and currently on a short tour, the sister and brother act of Jocelyn ...
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Album Review – New Mistakes by Terra Lightfoot

Singer/songwriter/guitar Terra Lightfoot draws on rock, soul and blues music on her satisfying, upcoming full-length album New Mistakes -- due ...
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Low Hums

Low Hums – Album Review

Seattle, Washington’s Low Hums has a band moniker that sounds like they fly under the radar but their accessible yet eclectic sound serves ...
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Miriam Tamar

Miriam Tamar – EP review

Personal and political themes inform singer/songwriter Miriam Tamar’s EP inviting Firedance. The music is jaunty, upbeat and seductive lulling the listener ...
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Album Review – ‘Colorful Radiation’ by Sluka

The modern-day renaissance man/San Diego artist Sluka is literally a one-man band. The talented, diverse and highly creative Sluka sings ...
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Austin Shaw

Austin Shaw album review

Austin Shaw FELT Release Date September 15, 2017 Austin Shaw’s debut full-length album, FELT, sounds like it's very much rooted ...
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Nikka Costa

Nikka Costa at the Teragram Ballroom

Nikka Costa Teragram Ballroom Friday, June 30, 2017 Singer Nikka Costa is well known for combining music with elements of funk, soul, and ...
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Buzzcocks

The Buzzcocks at the Roxy

Never an exercise in nostalgia, the Buzzcocks’ sold-out show at the Roxy on June 29th was fresh and exciting. Last ...
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The Dollyrots

The Dollyrots at The Roxy

The Dollyrots delivered a brisk, high-spirited and raw 30-minute set at The Roxy on June 29th -- the first show ...
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The Revolution

The Revolution pay homage to music they created with Prince

The Revolution, Prince’s most famous band, tested the question of whether or not they could fill the deep vacuum left ...
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Dr. Fink talks about reviving Prince’s Revolution

For fans worldwide continuing to mourn the loss of Prince, "music is truly medicine." In its first tour in decades, ...
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Kylie Hugh

Kylie Hughes – Album Review

Singer/songwriter/guitar Kylie Hughes delivers, for the most part, a satisfying and impressive debut album with 12 songs cover the rock, ...
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Waters

Waters at the Roxy

WATERS The Roxy Thursday, June 8, 2017 WATERS frontman/vocal/guitarist Van Pierszalowski announced from the stage at The Roxy that the ...
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U2

U2’s Joshua Tree tour at the Rose Bowl

U2 Joshua Tree Tour (night two) Rose Bowl - Pasadena, CA Sunday, May 21, 2017 Often times, one can't expect to ...
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ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT

Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky A Go Go

Ultimate Jam Night “Metal Has No Color” #105 at the Whisky on April 18th was the place to be to ...
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Ten Fé

Talking with Ten Fé

The English duo Ten Fé, featuring Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, released its debut album in February, “Hit The Light.” ...
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Broke L.A.

Broke L.A.

The 7th Annual BROKE L.A. Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, April 8 gave attendees a lot of value for ...
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FLAUNT

Talking Indie-pop with FLAUNT

FLAUNT is indie, pop, rock, acoustic, electronic and alternative music-influenced duo features Justin Jennings and Joseph Vitterito. The eclectic duo ...
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Plaid Brixx

Interview with Plaid Brixx

Alternative pop band Plaid Brixx, featuring founder/vocalist/guitarist Chris Duggan, drummer Mark LeRose and bassist Jared Sawaya, says it's a "rock ...
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Elishia Sharie

Speaking with singer Elishia Sharie

From winning her first major songwriting contest to auditioning for The Voice, and most recently for America's Got Talent, singer/songwriter ...
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David Bowie

Concert at the Wiltern pays Homage to Starman David Bowie

A celebration of David Bowie, the second, sold out show, of a two-night stand, at The Wiltern Theater on January ...
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Jordan Alexander

A chat with Jordan Alexander

Vancouver, BC-born Jordan Alexander is an up-and-coming sultry singer/songwriter receiving accolades her live performances and touted as the "Next Gay ...
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Charity Ekeke

Insights of Charity Ekeke

Nigerian-born singer/songwriter Charity Ekeke dabbles in a variety of musical styles that recall the work of Sade, Sharon Jones, Peter ...
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Joan Torres

Contemplating Jazz with Joan Torres

Joan Torres is a jazz+ and progressive jazz fusion act fronted by the band's namesake and leader bassist Joan Torres ...
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Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette gives love and Stands for something

In a brief conversation with activist/humanitarian/actor Patricia Arquette spoke about her experience at Standing Rock and the partnership between Protectors ...
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We Rock Standing Rock

We Rock Standing Rock Fonda Theater December 17 mni wiconi (water is life) has become the rally cry for the ...
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Conor Oberst

Church with Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst Immanuel Presbyterian Church Saturday, December 10, 2016 Conor Oberst's most loyal and determined fans camped outside of The ...
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Carl-Marcus Gidlöf

Founder of Swedish Label, Icons Creating Evil Art Carl-Marcus Gidlöf Speaks

theartofla recently interviewed Carl-Marcus Gidlöf, founder of Swedish Label, Icons Creating Evil Art, (ICEA). Carl discussed in detail how he ...
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David and The Curse

Q&A with David Stücken of David and The Curse

David Stücken of LA-based rock band David and The Curse, is passionate about his craft and performing live. The singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer ...
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Cure

The Cure Q&A session at The GRAMMY Museum

GRAMMY Museum At LA Live American Express Presents: Cured: The Tale Of Two Imaginary Boys October 19 Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst ...
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White Label Analog

Interview with White Label Analog

Austin, Texas’ White Label Analog, which consists of vocalist Chris Didear, guitarist/vocalist James Millican, drummer/vocalist Heath Macintosh, keyboardist/vocalist Alison Pepper ...
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Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper Greek Theatre Wednesday, October 5, 2916 Cyndi Lauper's 30-year-old career has encompassed pop, rock, synth pop, new wave, ...
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KCRW's World Festival 2

KCRW’s World Festival 2 with Bloc Party – Bob Mould – Ezra Furman

KCRW's World Festival 2 Bloc Party - Bob Mould - Ezra Furman Hollywood Bowl September 25 The sweltering temperatures climbing ...
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Zipper Club

Interview with Zipper Club

The L.A. based band Zipper Club featuring Lissy Trullie of Lissy Trullie, Mason James of Cerebral Ballzy and drummer Damar ...
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The Federal Empire

The Federal Empire at the Viper Room

The Federal Empire The Viper Room Sunday, September 18, 2016 Catchy, likable and a lot of fun, The Federal Empire’s ...
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Petty Fest

Petty FEST

To Benefit Refuge Foundation For The Arts PETTY FEST LOS ANGELES: CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF TOM PETTY & THE ...
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Beth hart

Beth Hart at The Canyon Club

Beth Hart The Canyon Club Wednesday, September 7, 2016 In 2015, blue-rock GRAMMY nominated /singer/songwriter Beth Hart spoke at the ...
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The Kills at the Wiltern

The Kills at the Wiltern Saturday, September 3, 2016 Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart of The Kills graciously and genuinely ...
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Laura Michelle

Laura Michelle at the El Rey Theater

Laura Michelle El Rey Theater Thursday, September 1, 2016 L.A. singer/songwriter pop/rock artist Laura Michelle has received 12 million hits ...
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Twin Atlantic

Interview with Twin Atlantic

Since 2007 UK based Twin Atlantic has been releasing new music and touring the world with it punk, indie and power ...
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Ben Harper plays the Hollywood Bowl

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals The Hollywood Bowl Friday,  August 19, 2016 This year, Ben Harper reunited with his original ...
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Summerland Tour 2016

The Summerland Tour 2016

Sugar Ray and Everclear with Sponge and Lit Thursday, August 11, 2016 Saban Theater, Beverly Hills Photos by Alex Huggan ...
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Nightowls

The Nightowls play the Mint

The Nightowls The Mint, Los Angeles, CA SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016 Austin, TX's funky and soulful revue infused with pop ...
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Jessica Childress

Jessica Childress at the Troubarour

Jessica Childress The Troubadour Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Promoting her new upcoming single “Far Away” set for release August 26 ...
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94.7 The Wave Freestyle Explosion 2016

94.7 The Wave Freestyle Explosion 2016

94.7 The Wave Presents Freestyle Explosion 2016 Greek Theater Saturday, July 23, 2016 The sold-out 94.7 The Wave Freestyle Explosion 2016 at ...
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The CMDWN

Interview with The CMDWN

"Combing R&B sounds similar to The Weeknd and BANKS, merged with rock influences such as The Neighbourhood and Bring Me ...
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High Dive Heart

High Dive Heart

High Dive Heart HDH VS. MTR (Part One) The upcoming sophomore release, "HDH VS. MTR (Part One)", by the duo ...
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I Am Karate

Interview with Swedish group I Am Karate

I Am Karate, the Swedish electro-pop duo based in Stockholm, featuring Erika Soldh Ahlström and Marta Pettersson, are known for ...
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Dario

Interview with Dario

Making a big impact in the pop and dance field, Dario is a singer/songwriter with distinctive attitude with unbridled confidence ...
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Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen at the Fonda

Carly Rae Jepsen Gimme Love Tour The Fonda Theater Thursday, February 25, 2016 It was a mutual love fest between ...
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Cardiknox

CARDIKNOX OPEN FOR CARLY RAE JEPSEN

Cardiknox Opener for Carly Rae Jepsen Gimme Love Tour The Fonda Theater Thursday, February 25, 2016 Wow! Almost immediately, the ...
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Fairground Saints Open for Carly Rae Jepsen

Fairground Saints Opener for Carly Rae Jepsen Gimme Love Tour The Fonda Theater Thursday, February 25, 2016 Fairground Saints were interviewed ...
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Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart — Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

Dave Stewart In Conversation with KCRW’s Gary Calamar and Featuring a Special Performance for Book Soup at the Skirball Wednesday, ...
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Icons of the Music Industry: L.A. Reid – Q&A interview

Icons of the Music Industry: L.A. Reid - Q&A interview with Scott Goldman at The GRAMMY Museum February 9, 2016 ...
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Good Bye David Bowie

Saying good bye to a legend, one of our writers recounts her thought on the loss and the music of ...
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Dead Rock West on stage at The Troubadour

Dead Rock West The Troubadour, West Hollywood Sat, November 14, 2015 By Harriet Kaplan Dead Rock West, featuring the duo ...
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Frank Sinatra

The GRAMMY Museum’s Architects of Sound Awards, celebration of Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra Honored The GRAMMY Museum's Architects of Sound Awards Club Nokia in Los Angeles by Harriet Kaplan Frank Sinatra ...
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Don Henley

Don Henley at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Don Henley Santa Barbara Bowl Wednesday, October 7, 2015 By Harriet Kaplan Saying that there is "life after 65," Don ...
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Delta Rae

Delta Rae play Kaaboo Del Mar

Delta Rae KAABOO Del Mar Del Mar Racetrack Saturday, September 19th By Harriet Kaplan What's so striking about Delta Rae, that ...
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Closer look at event vendors at Kaaboo Del Mar

12th TRIBE In the Indulgences section of KAABOO Del Mar laid an indoor and outdoor section featuring music, technology, sports, ...
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2015 KAABOO Del Mar

Fairground Saints at KAABOO DEL MAR

Fairground Saints KAABOO Del Mar Del Mar Racetrack Friday, September 19th By Harriet Kaplan Fairground Saints played an enjoyable and satisfying ...
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FAIRGROUND SAINTS INTERVIEW FROM KAABOO DEL MAR

Fairground Saints KAABOO Del Mar Del Mar Racetrack Friday, September 18th By Harriet Kaplan Quickly becoming known for breezy, tuneful adult ...
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NATTY VIBES PLAY KAABOO DEL MAR

Natty Vibes KAABOO Del Mar Del Mar Racetrack Friday, September 19th By Harriet Kaplan Hawaii's Natty Vibes brought a good time ...
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Natty Vibes Interview KAABOO Del Mar

Natty Vibes KAABOO Del Mar Del Mar Racetrack Friday, September 19th By Harriet Kaplan  With roots in pop, rock and reggae, ...
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KAABOO Del Mar

KAABOO Del Mar Del Mar Racetrack Friday, September 18th - Sunday, September 20th By Harriet Kaplan KAABOO Del Mar aimed ...
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View Iconic Images of photographers Henry Diltz and Pattie Boyd at Morrison Hotel Gallery

Renowned photographers Henry Diltz and Pattie Boyd will share stories and iconic images with audiences in a live show called ...
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Colbie Caillat At the Greek Theater

Colbie Caillat With Christina Perri and Rachel Platten At the Greek Theater Thursday, August 20, 2015 Colbie Caillat, Christina Perri and ...
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An Evening in Paradise with the Concern Foundation

Concern Foundation's 41st Annual Block Party "An Evening in Paradise" Saturday, June 11 on the backlot of Paramount Studios in ...
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Esperanza Spalding at the El Rey Theater

Esperanza Spalding The El Rey Theater Thursday, May 7, 2015 As witnessed by Harriet Kaplan Esperanza Spalding is a Grammy ...
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Imic SOLOMON GEORGIO, pre-Brokechella

SOLOMON GEORGIO Playing BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA ...
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Interview with comic MYKE WRIGHT, pre-Brokechella

MYKE WRIGHT Playing BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA ...
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Moon Honey

Interview with Moon Honey, Pre-Brokechella

MOON HONEY Playing BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA ...
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Interview with comic  Robbie Kirkhuff, pre-Brokechella

 Robbie Kirkhuff Playing BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA ...
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Jetpack Jones

Interview with JETPACK JONES pre-brokechella

JETPACK JONES Playing BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA ...
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Interview with comic OPE, pre-Brokechella

OPE Playing BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA Interview ...
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Interview with DUTCH PARTY, Pre-Brokechella

DUTCH PARTY Playing BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA ...
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Interview with babes, pre-brokechella

BABES Playing BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA Interview ...
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Interview with FIGS VISION, Pre-Brokechella

FIGS VISION Playing BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA ...
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Interview with TIFFANY GOUCHE, Pre-Brokechella

 TIFFANY GOUCHE Playing BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA ...
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BROKECHELLA Arts & Music Festival 2015

BROKECHELLA April 18, 2015 590 S Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles Produced by cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA By Harriet Kaplan ...
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