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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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Festival of Skate, Mike Watt + The Secondmen Represent San Pedro

Yesterday, 1,500 skaters, skate fans and residents ascended the Gaffey Street Look Out Point in Angels Gate Park for the 4th Annual San Pedro Shred: Festival of Skate. A 3/4-mile downhill course, large and small half-pipes, a fenced-in park of mini … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – saturday, june 5, 2016

drummerman bob lee at brudda’s bar & grill pounding it up as a secondman for the “berniepalooza” rally last night in gardena, ca. it was in support of bernie sanders and his 2016 presidential primary run (the vote’s coming up this … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – sunday, may 22, 2016

drummerman bob lee and organman pete mazich (left to right) at the “wax: the los angeles record fair” event at capitol records just before starting a mike watt + the secondmen set yesterday in hollywood. bob lee’s filling in for … Continue reading

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Concert Preview: Sasquatch, White Dynomite and The Freeks Rock El Cid

Hard rockers Sasquatch brings their swinging, Black Sabbath- and Mountain-inspired tunes to El Cid Nightclub in Silver Lake this Saturday evening.  Sasquatch IV, released in 2013, continues with the heavy, pounding tunes that make Sasquatch, perhaps, the world’s most appropriately named rock band.  … Continue reading

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Psychedelic Hard Rockers The Freeks Add Slamming Drummer, Los Angeles Beat Music Editor Bob Lee

  World-class drummer and Los Angeles Beat Music Editor Bob Lee has joined venerable psychedelic rockers The Freeks. Firmly rooted in California’s desert rock sound, The Freeks are evolutionary torch bearers for the Sabbath meets Black Flag genre pioneered by … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Angst Blues of Jon Wahl and the Amadans; Record Release Party: El Cid, March 23

Any true music fan knows that serious listening can only happen with a decent hi-fi in a dedicated space free of distractions and the myriad, perhaps pointless, multitasking activities that fill every free second of our lives. While increasingly fewer … Continue reading

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So, About Black Flag In 2014

Once again, the internet is buzzing with news about Black Flag. This has been happening every couple of months for a year now, and it’s become disquieting. For twenty-five years, there was no news, because there was no Black Flag. … Continue reading

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Eternally Inflammable: An Interview With Stiff Little Fingers’ Jake Burns

It’s been thirty-five years since Stiff Little Fingers launched their debut album, Inflammable Material, into a severely agitated United Kingdom. A first-hand account from the heart of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the band’s righteous spirit and urgent delivery established … Continue reading

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The Pixies at El Rey Theater – Live Review and Photo Gallery

All photos by Bob Lee for the Los Angeles Beat. Excitement over the Pixies’ return to LA early this month reached its most fevered moment on the Friday when it was announced the band was playing a fanclub-only gig at … Continue reading

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