Author Archives: Bob Lee

Rachel Fuller’s Animal Requiem: Live Review

Composer Rachel Fuller gave the American premiere of her Animal Requiem at UCLA’s Center For The Art of Performance on Saturday, a novel work combining segments of the traditional form – “Kyrie Eleison”, “Pie Jesu” et al – with novel … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Who at Hollywood Bowl

The Who made a rapturously received return trip to the Hollywood Bowl last weekend, playing on both Friday and Sunday to virtually full houses. It’s their first appearance there in thirteen years, despite having chosen it as their LA venue … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends – The Who at Hollywood Bowl

The Who, such as they are in 2019, will be appearing at the Hollywood Bowl on three nights this month, starting on Friday, October 11th. This year’s touring setup includes a full orchestra, there to bolster the sound of the … Continue reading

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A Preview of Chef Sammy’s Thursday Night Cookout At Preux and Proper in DTLA

Downtown’s popular Southern eatery, Preux & Proper, made a big impression on us when they first arrived, and chef Sammy Monsour has been one of our favorite familiar faces to spot at food events around town ever since. They’re now … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: King Crimson at the Greek

Of the many tempting options to see live music celebrating it’s 30th-to-50th anniversary this week in LA, King Crimson’s appearance at the Greek Theater offers something that few of the others do – the chance that something you’ve never heard … Continue reading

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In LOTERIA!, Veteran LA Musicians Play A Game Of Chance To Honor Richard Derrick

More than thirty local musicians will be performing at Cafe NELA on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in LOTERIA!, a unique evening in which a dream lineup of players has been assembled, but the deck that dictates who plays with whom … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: This Is Not This Heat at the Regent

Finding out about the British trio This Heat back in the pre-internet era felt like a bit of unusually good luck. They were easy to overlook during their brief existence from 1976-82, even for who enjoys searing, wildly original musical … Continue reading

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Chrissie Hynde at Hollywood Bowl – Live Review

Although her new album of jazz-infused cover songs, Valve Bone Woe, won’t be released for another couple of months, a balmy summer night was the perfect opportunity for Chrissie Hynde to take the Hollywood Bowl stage, with the LA Phil … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends – Hollywood Vampires at Greek Theater This Saturday

Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Matt Sorum of Hollywood Vampires. Photo by Brian Michaels for the LA Beat. The emphemeral supergroup known as Hollywood Vampires – made up of Alice Cooper,  Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and P’s Johnny Depp on guitars, … Continue reading

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Live Review: Bikini Kill at Hollywood Palladium

Last Thursday night, Bikini Kill appeared onstage at the Hollywood Palladium for the first time in twenty-two years, to the first of four full houses they will encounter over the next week.  From the moment they walked on, you could … Continue reading

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