Matt Bates ~ Writer
Matt Bates is a face-talking, say-it-as-it-is, east coast guy with a positive west coast attitude. Having been involved with the entertainment industry for as long as he “has been walking” he sees all sides of the coin. Whether it’s local theatre, to touring across the states playing in national touring bands, (or managing them) Bates knows what it takes to create success on and off the stage. A recent transplant from Philadelphia to the beautiful sun-kissed beaches of Santa Monica he enjoys spending time shopping on craigslist for good deals which he will never use, creating music, playing drums, blogging, grabbing a delicious beer at local happy hours and hiking through the mountain-lined California coast. Bates covers and reviews: restaurants, gallery openings, up-and-coming and established acts.