Author Archives: Bob Lee

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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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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