Author Archives: Bob Lee

Nightshift 2017 With Grace Potter, The Revolution, Big Sam’s Funky Nation – Live Review And Photo Gallery

Nightshift is an annual Labor Day party thrown by the heads of local labor groups under the banner of Working Californians for several years now, and with its customary $20 price for general admission, it’s become one of the best … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert: Patti Smith on Rockpalast TV, Germany 1979

Travel back in time with us to the pre-cable and VCR days when rock bands could only ever be briefly glimpsed on TV on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show by … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert: The Stranglers and The Specials Go To College

Travel back in time with us to the pre-cable and VCR days when rock bands could only ever be briefly glimpsed on TV on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show by … Continue reading

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Highlights From LAFW Saturday Afternoon Lexus Grand Tasting

In fine LAFW tradition, the Saturday afternoon Lexus Grand Tasting featured a fantastic selection of both local and visiting chefs. Summer flavors, refreshing and invigorating, were the order of the day, from Herringbone chef Brian Malarkey’s dungeness crab tostada, to … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert: Blue Oyster Cult in Landover, MD 1976

Travel back in time with us to the pre-cable and VCR days when rock bands could only ever be briefly glimpsed on TV on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show by … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert: XTC on German TV 1982

Friday nights used to be a special time for young rock and roll fans in the seventies and eighties. In the days when not everyone had cable and VCRs, you had to get your music TV when it could be … Continue reading

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LA Beat Writers’ Picks For Echo Park Rising This Weekend

This year’s Echo Park Rising lineup is frankly exhausting just to contemplate. But if you are wandering the streets of Echo Park and unsure where to turn in the moment, here are a few recommendations from our staff. Your humble … Continue reading

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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 seekĀ  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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