Author Archives: Bob Lee

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Pepperdine University – Live Review

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall have been married for forty-three years, and are still a very cute couple. They give PDA at every opportunity, even in the music videos projected on the big screen behind them. They each talk about … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Dead Boys At The Viper Room Friday 11/10

The full name of the outfit that is currently on tour to promote the 40th anniversary of the rather excellent record album Young, Loud and Snotty, is “Dead Boys Featuring Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz.” Of course there is no … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival this Saturday at Queen Mary

Here in LA, “festival season” is practically year-round — we just take a little break between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. We can’t think of a better way to send out 2017 than the inaugural Tropicalia Music & Taco Festival, happening … Continue reading

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The Ponte Introduces its Inviting Fall Menu

The Ponte, a contemporary Italian venture from Chopped star Scott Conant and fab Executive Chef Freddy Vargas, is a small, friendly place on West Beverly, situated near some of the city’s most esteemed chow pads. There’s a dignified, modern-old-Hollywood air … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert: California Jam 2 1978

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

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Friday Night Concert: Kiss in The Makeup Years

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

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Friday Night Concert: Kate Bush at Hammersmith Odeon 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 late on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concerts: The Screamers and Throbbing Gristle On Target Video

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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What We Loved at LA Times’ The Taste this Year: Sunday Block Party

Sunday afternoon’s event at The Taste was another day of extreme heat on the lot, though there was also real estate that had set aside for shade. Some vendor got the message on the temperatures and served us the right … Continue reading

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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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