Author Archives: Bob Lee

DVD Review: Gimme Danger & Danny Says

 Protopunk fans will find much to drool over in these two documentary features, the former centered on the force of nature that was Iggy and the Stooges, the latter focusing on publicist/ manager/ journalist/ all-around impresario Danny Fields, who was … Continue reading

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Live Review – Adam Ant at the Fonda Theater

Adam And The Ants were a whole lot of fun when they showed up in the early eighties.  Big thumping drums, spaghetti western guitars, and a flash dancing dandy up front, yodelling his masochistic desires. Kind of like the Rocky … Continue reading

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Live Review – Ace Frehley, Enuff Z’Nuff at Saban Theater

It’s now been over twenty years since Kiss put their makeup back on and gave us that reunion tour of the original band that we wanted so badly. Boy, following a 17 year absence, we DID want it, too. The … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends – Ace Frehley At The Saban Theater

Speaking as a KISS Army Recruit since 1976, I have to admit there have been times in recent years that the franchise and its current organization have not always lived up to the high standards we recruits wish to see … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends – The Deadbeats, Saccharine Trust, Egrets on Ergot This Saturday

This Saturday, prepare for a rare local sighting of the lovably off-kilter Deadbeats, presently in action mode to promote their newly released/ seventeen years in the making double album 666-1313 (see our interview with Scott Guerin in which we discuss … Continue reading

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CD Review: Bob Dylan – The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (Legacy)

Bob Dylan – The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (Legacy 2-CD) Bob Dylan was on one hell of a roll during his 1966 tour, his first with an electric band backing him. It’s the period right in between Highway … Continue reading

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Tickets On Sale Friday 12/9 for We Rock With Standing Rock

Tickets go on sale this Friday for “We Rock With Standing Rock”, a benefit concert in support of the water protectors at Standing Rock, to be held at the Henry Fonda Theater on Sunday, December 18. Here’s the line-up announced … Continue reading

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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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