Music and Beer Around Los Angeles


There possibly is not anything better than music to go with beer (except maybe pretzels... or peanuts.. or a thick steak... but I digress), and Los Angeles is serving up both in spades. Whether you are a fan of serious and dramatic or goofy and... dramatic..., you should check out Jack Johnson or Tenacious D after visiting the area's Oktoberfest.

Jack Johnson is as much a good steward of the planet as he is a talented guitarist, surfer and vocalist. The Grammy-nominated singer touts a mostly environmentally friendly tour and is a passionate champion of environmental education geared toward children. Read More

Oktoberfest, that age-old German agricultural festival-turned-beer-guzzling jubilee, is celebrated with relish at the beginning of the fall season. For local brewers and sausage purveyors, it's the Super Bowl. To the rest of us? Only one of the best traditions to sprout from Bavaria outside of pastry cream. Read More

Rotund rockers Tenacious D, "The Greatest Band in the World," know the magic that comes from combining comedy and music, so they're curating the inaugural Festival Supreme. Among the 25 artists -- and one canine, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog -- are heavyweights Adam Sandler, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman and Eric Idle, who'll be sharing the sun, sand and three stages with cult stars Demetri Martin, Reggie Watts, Hannibal Buress, Fred Armisen and Neil Hamburger Band. Read More

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