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  • Susie Glaze tells her story onstage

    Susie Glaze tells her story onstage
    Burbank-based Americana-folk singer Susie Glaze, acclaimed as one of the best vocalists in the region, took an unusually circuitous route to attain that recognition. “I am originally from Murfreesboro, Tenn., and although I studied folk music as a teenager, country music didn’t appeal to me culturally,” Glaze said. “My parents were from the Midwest and they didn’t listen to it, and growing up in the mid-South in the 1960s, country was all about Nashville which was more like Las Vegas-type show businessy and I just didn’t care for that at all.”
  • Free and mesmerizing jazz from singer Thurston every weekend

    Free and mesmerizing jazz from singer Thurston every weekend
    Saturday mornings in Burbank have gotten a lot cooler recently, thanks to jazz singer Perlene Thurston’s free, weekly 11 a.m. gigs at Olive Avenue’s Backstage CafĂ©. Teamed with the veteran guitarist Doug McDonald, Thurston’s brand of...

    Messaround at Viva Cantina: A showcase for 'Messfits'

    Messaround at Viva Cantina: A showcase for 'Messfits'
    Looking out over a roomful of cowboy hats, full-sleeve tattoos, and Ramones T-shirts, Jonny Whiteside — who's been promoting a once-a-month musical series called "The Messaround" at the Viva Cantina in Burbank for the last four-and-a-half years...

    Burbank label, Alive Naturalsound, keeps the record alive

    Burbank label, Alive Naturalsound, keeps the record alive
    Not far from where the old train tracks dead end at the lumber yard in industrial Burbank, there’s a nondescript warehouse that, if one is lucky enough to get inside, turns out to be both a museum-quality, wall-to-wall archive of rock ‘n&...

    Pass the time between pastimes with Zed Fest

    Pass the time between pastimes with Zed Fest
    If the post-Christmas, pre-New Year's Eve limbo gets down, the strange, annual horror show known as Zed Fest will definitely reinvigorate the celebration-starved brain. Founded by North Hollywood indie filmmakers Ed Stephens and Wendy Medrano in 2008, Zed...