Keldine Hull

Writer // Author // Screenwriter

Music lover. Sunset chaser.

Recreational picture snapper. 

I sign my emails "Sincerely, Keldine" and once drove cross- country by myself. Best decision I ever made. Ever.

I'm currently living in the City of Angels, writing about the things that matter to me and hoping they'll matter to someone else too.

Alice Bag always tells it like it is.

LOS ANGELES, CA — On the front lines of the early LA punk scene, The Bags were led by co-founder and vocalist Alice Bag. She made a scene by wearing grocery bags and aprons on stage. Alice also had the audacity to be both bisexual and Chicana, inadvertently beginning a wave of activism that has grown exponentially over the past four decades. If you ever get to meet Alice Bag in person, you’ll quickly realize two things about her: she’s as electric as her blue hair and at 60 can light up a room like a strobe. She’s a force of nature wrapped in leopard print and leather with the kind of energy you can feel the second she’s in your presence.

SAMOHI Singers’ Surreal Notre Dame Concert

Construction of the Notre Dame Cathedral began in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII and was completed nearly 200 years later in 1345. The famed cathedral survived centuries of war and unrest to become one of Europe’s most revered and recognizable monuments. On April 15, shocking images and video of the Notre Dame Cathedral on fire riveted the world. Centuries after the first bricks were placed, the world watched as pieces of the cathedral collapsed. Millions of people mourned by sharing personal photos of the cathedral and the touching stories that went with them.

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium’s Illustrious History

Picture it. Santa Monica. 1964. The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium was packed to the brim with legions of screaming teenagers for the Teenage Awards Music International. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had recently passed, and the roster was the stuff rock and roll dreams are made of. West Coast staples Jan and Dean emceed, and Chuck Berry took the stage to open the show, performing chart toppers “Maybellene” and the 1958 classic “Johnny B. Goode.” Both songs would go on to become two of the most important songs in rock and roll history.

Opening Homes for Homeless Youth

It’s no secret that California has one of the highest homelessness rates in the country. According to the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, there are 129, 972 homeless people currently living in California; 89,543 of which are unsheltered. The numbers are staggering and expected to increase over time. As the State continues to struggle with methods to help those in need, dedicated individuals within the community have stepped up to offer a helping hand.

Santa Monica's Basement Tavern and Other Westside Haunts

By many accounts, the Westside is haunted year- round, but it’s the days leading up to Halloween that generate the most interest in the undead and the tales they carry with them. For those who believe in the supernatural (myself included), the Westside’s history and tryst with tragedy makes it the perfect stomping ground for ghosts too restless to leave. From the ruins of Murphy’s Ranch to the sands of Santa Monica Pier, the Westside is filled with old haunts that have just the right amount of spook for this creepy time of year. To get you started on your hair- raising, spine-tingling tour of some of California’s most haunted places, here are our top three favorite destinations. Disclaimer: you may see a ghost or two. You've been warned.

Discover Hollywood - Hollywood Facelift: The Newly Restored Villa Carlotta

Nestled in the heart of Franklin Village rests the Villa Carlotta, a majestic piece of Hollywood history that only a few years ago was a mere shadow of its former self. Built in 1926, the Villa Carlotta began as only a Hollywood story could. Legendary silent film producer and “Father of the Western” Thomas Ince mysteriously died following a party aboard newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst’s USS Oneida.

Get your cape on ladies, 'Slingshot' is about to be your next anthem.

Composer, producer, and artist Summer Rona is a triple threat in the entertainment industry. She’s pulled the pages from her own story, turning them into music that is both empowering and uplifting, to prove that not only is it possible to turn pain into purpose – it’s necessary. Her latest single, “Slingshot” is the kind of bad-ass female anthem that will inspire you to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and conquer the world. “Everyone has their slingshot moment,” Summer explains.

Let's Get West Hollyweird

When I first came to West Hollywood, everything was brand new; I felt like Dorothy in Oz, technicolor and all. From La Brea to Doheny, Beverly to Sunset, West Hollywood was this magical place where I could experience something new every night of the week. Twelve years, eight jobs, and four apartments later, WeHo is still as magical as it ever was. Being the seasoned Angeleno that I am, however, makes it harder to find things that still feel brand new.

The Ultimate WeHo Pub Crawl

Let’s face it. A lot of people in L.A. are broke most of the time: That “no guacamole with your burrito,” “paycheck-to-paycheck” kind of broke. Some of us have two roommates or two jobs to pay for a one bedroom apartment because rent is seriously a joke (a really mean one at that). However, as much as we complain about the cost of living, ridiculous traffic, and rising gas prices, there’s nowhere else in the world we’d rather be.

Ronnie Spector, Lead Singer of the Legendary Ronettes, on Her Life, Music, and Message of Love

The Ronettes were the quintessential girl group; a larger than life force of nature, with the beehives to match. Their look and sound became the hallmark of the 60’s and helped to define the girl group era. They stamped the pages of history with unforgettable classics like “Baby, I Love You”, “Walking in the Rain”, and Billboard’s Greatest Girl Group Song of All Time “Be My Baby.” Their voices immaculately captured what it felt like to fall in love, get your heart broken, and fall in love again.

Punk Icon Alice Bag on the LA Punk Scene, 'Violence Girl,' and Feminism

When punk rock emerged in the late 70’s, it was that in your face, anti-establishment, rebellious form of expression that any teen with an ounce of angst lived for. It was riotous and unapologetic, an outcast driven movement that challenged societal norms and laughed in the face of authority. And at the forefront was the Bags, led by co-founder and vocalist Alice Bag. The Bags performed their first concert at the Masque on September 10, 1977, and became one of the first bands in the early L.A. punk scene.

The Face of Punk Rock: Debbie Harry

After the 1978 release of Parallel Lines, there wasn’t a soul on the planet who hadn’t heard of Blondie. Tracks like “One Way or Another” and the disco-infused “Heart of Glass,” helped propel the group to superstardom. Nearly four decades, eight albums, and one infamous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later, Blondie remains to be one of the most influential pop-rock bands to come out of the US. But once upon a time, Blondie was purely a punk band, and Debbie Harry was the face that launched an entire movement.

The World Mourns the Loss of Cranberries Lead Singer, Dolores O'Riordan

She had us wrapped around her finger, and today we mourn the loss of Cranberries’ frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan. As one of the most successful alternative rock groups of the 90’s, the Cranberries sold over 40 millions records worldwide. Four of their albums made it to the top 20 on Billboard’s 200 chart, including their massively successful, multi-platinum debut album Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? Songs like “Linger,” “Zombie,” and “Dreams” were top 20 hits and embedded into the sound that helped shape the ’90s. They were the biggest thing out of Ireland since U2 and built a legacy of music that transcended time.
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