Author Archives: Bob Lee

BD Review: The T.A.M.I. Show/ The Big T.N.T. Show

There’s no more natural double feature in the history of concert films than the pairing of these two beauties from 1964-65. The T.A.M.I. Show and The Big T.N.T. Show both follow the same format – get a huge number of … Continue reading

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Legacy Records’ Retro CD Roundup – Pink Floyd, Adam & The Ants, Miles Davis, Van Morrison

Pink Floyd – The Early Years 1967-1972: Cre/ation 2-CD (Pink Floyd Records/ Columbia) This is a compact, consumer-friendly compilation culled from Pink Floyd’s The Early Years 1965-72 boxed set, 27 discs of mostly previously unreleased audio and video. It’s one … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview – Scott Guerin of the Deadbeats Chats Us Up On 666-1313

It’s 2016, and despite the intervening years, many of the bands that burst out of LA in and around 1977 are still making music. Some are better than others, many are still quite good. But almost none of them feel … Continue reading

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Keith Morris Talks “My Damage”

Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski at FLAG’s maiden show. Photo by Bob Lee. In the months since its release, Keith Morris’ My Damage, written with Jim Ruland, has emerged as one of the most important, and most hilariously quotable, books … Continue reading

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Live Review – Sergio Mendes at Hollywood Bowl

Brazilian band leader and keyboardist Sergio Mendes has been a regular visitor to the Hollywood Bowl, undoubtedly because he’s the perfect addition to any summer lineup you could possibly conceive. Those haunting and lovely compositions by A.C. Jobim, Baden Powell, … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: 50 Years of Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66 at Hollywood Bowl

Youtube comments don’t lie: you gotta love the guy on the Pringles can. It’s been a scorching hot summer so far, and the urge to sit back and hear to the sounds of Brazil performed by a master, with a … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Deadbeats Record Release Party This Sunday

This Sunday, July 31, Part Time Punks are bringing one of the most beautifully perverse musical acts in LA punk history to the stage. Widely regarded as the most musically competent of the city’s first wave of punk bands, the … Continue reading

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Live Review – Allen Toussaint Tribute At Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl kicked off its Wednesday Night Jazz series for 2016 with  a heavy dose of funk, as a lineup of New Orleans All-Stars took over the stage to pay tribute to Allen Toussaint, a true giant in the … Continue reading

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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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