Author Archives: Bob Lee

Yes We Can Can: An Allen Toussaint Salute at the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday Night

This Wednesday, the sounds of New Orleans will once again fill the Hollywood Bowl, a summer ritual that never fails to spice up LA life. This edition promises a loving tribute to the sadly departed Allen Toussaint, the great and … Continue reading

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The Last Prepare To Live Up To Their Name By Being The Last Band To Ever Play Liquid Kitty’s Punk Rock BBQ

Power-pop fans rejoice: The Last will be returning to the LA stage for the final set at the final installment of Liquid Kitty’s Punk Rock BBQ, coming up on Sunday, August 7. The band proved to be gathering a good … Continue reading

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LA Winefest 2016 Pours It On

All photos by Miles Marshall for the LA Beat. LA Winefest has grown into one of the best local events for folks who want to get a taste of everything. The festivities have moved across the street from their usual … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview: Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe are awfully young to be ten years into their music career. Touring on the bluegrass circuit as the Lovell Sisters in their mid-teens, sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell gained extensive road experience, including the start of a long … Continue reading

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The Most Awesome Moments From Every Prince Show I Ever Saw

It’s a tough one, this piece of news. Prince was so vital, so unpredictable, with every show so different from the last, that it’s astounding to think it’s over, that the late show in Atlanta last Thursday is the last … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disco’s Out, Murder’s In

Disco’s Out, Murder’s In by Heath Mattioli and David Spacone (Feral House Press) There are many books on the market about the development of the early LA punk scene, mostly focusing on the musicians and scenesters that enabled the music … Continue reading

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PPLA Food Fare at Barker Hangar Brings Out LA’s Best

Thursday night, Planned Parenthood LA hosted “Food Fare,” their highly anticipated annual food and wine event, while celebrating PPLA’s 50th anniversary. The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica was decorated for spring, with sunflowers and umbrellas everywhere. Over 150 of SoCal’s best restaurants, wineries, … Continue reading

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Emitt Rhodes Returns With New LP And Grammy Museum Appearance

Songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Emitt Rhodes has long been a legendary figure among those who take their pop music seriously. Though the albums he made between 1969 and 1973, as leader of the Merry Go Round and as a solo … Continue reading

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Good Libations at Los Angeles Magazine’s First Annual Whiskey Festival

Los Angeles Magazine hosted its first annual Whiskey Festival last Thursday at the La Brea Tar Pits, a pairing that inspired visions of party-goers trying to ride the giant mastodons, or waking up the morning after in a pile of … Continue reading

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Pliny The Younger’s LA Invasion Begins Today

It’s the season during which beer aficionados gather to celebrate a product so rare and refined, it inspires the kind of epic lines usually associated with the sale of Rolling Stones tickets. Pliny The Younger, a Triple IPA,  is the … Continue reading

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