Author Archives: Bob Lee

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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Live Review: Henry Butler and The Hot 9, Red Baraat at UCLA Royce Hall

Henry Butler is one of the last living masters of New Orleans music, a pianist whose formidable technique is used to conjure the sound of both past and future. Deep-rooted traditions are on full display, but the music Butler is … Continue reading

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Malcolm Mooney At the Echo 1/24/16 – Live Review

For a certain type of music explorer, going through a Can phase is an established rite of passage. The German improvisational collective produced music between 1968 and 1977 that shifted a lot of peoples’ imagination when it came to the … Continue reading

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Musical Advent Calendar Day 24: The Christmas Song

This is what happens when you have a novelty record collector in a hippie blues band, signed to the same label as a famous novelty act, in the sixties. Canned Heat and the Chipmunks. Both acts are right on point, … Continue reading

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Musical Advent Calendar Day 23: Christmas With The Snow

From the Philadelphia band Marah, here’s the perfect soundtrack your holiday snowball fight, should you find yourself in a place where such things are possible.  

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