Author Archives: Bob Lee

King Crimson at the Greek Theater – Live Review

Even as it approaches fifty years in business, King Crimson remains an ever-shifting organism. Its shiftiness has been proven by history to be more asset than weakness, and fans have come to accept that sometimes, they may have to get … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: King Crimson at the Greek, This Wednesday

King Crimson has never been anything but obstinate. For the last forty-eight years, through a maze of shifting band members and musical visions, Robert Fripp has steered the Crimson ship into waters few would dare to tread; the one virtue … Continue reading

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“Find Your True Fork” Offers Food-Lifestyle Tourism

For those folks who seek  a temporary vacation from their normal way of doing things, Wanderlust Hollywood and Organic Life have teamed up with author Jeff Krasno to present Find Your True Fork, a series of curated meals corresponding to … Continue reading

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Jesus And Mary Chain At The Wiltern- Live Review

When Jesus And Mary Chain appeared in 1985, they had the look of something revolutionary but unsustainable. Their first album Psychocandy showed a knack for simple. effective hooks buried in frightening layers of blank-faced noise, but reports of this band … Continue reading

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Largo – Live Review

For the last decade plus, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been on a mission to expand its horizons and bring traditional music into places you wouldn’t normally see it. They’re Coachella regulars now, and given their natural ability to … Continue reading

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LA Times Festival Of Books: Emerging from the Underground: Surviving Punk Rock

The LA Times Festival Of Books is a highly anticipated event for this town’s literary types, but this year’s edition brought an onslaught from a strange new subgenre of author – the punk rock memoirist. While Dave Grohl interviewed his … Continue reading

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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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