Author Archives: Bob Lee

Burger Records is a Harbinger of Change in the Way Women Will be Treated in the Music Industry

When living through a painful, disgusting, and abhorrent set of circumstances in one’s life–as we all seem to be doing at once right now–it would be comforting to forget our troubles, turn up the stereo and dance. Should one decide … Continue reading

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L.A. Machina: The LA Beat Interview

For years, Michelle Balderrama, Suzi Moon and Rikki Watson have been among So Cal’s major movers and shakers where rock and roll is concerned, powering some truly inspiring bands. When last seen together in the first-phase lineup of the Darts, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Neil Young – Homegrown

Neil Young – Homegrown (Warner Bros) Neil Young first notified the world that he had left a whole body of work on the cutting room floor not long after his decision to do so. In an interview with Cameron Crowe … Continue reading

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Light in the Attic to Stream a Live Benefit Friday Featuring Devendra Banhart

Indie record label Light in the Attic (LITA) will be live streaming a free, live charity concert, “LITA & Friends at Home,” this Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. 100% of the funds raised will be … Continue reading

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Juggalo Celebration Weekend Is Nearly Here – Are You Down For The Clown Chuggery?

Like a lot of people my age, after first gawking at the subculture that surrounds the Insane Clown Posse and finding it comically fascinating, I have come around to feeling that I instinctively like juggalos. I don’t necessarily agree with … Continue reading

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All Star Funk Jam At The Wisdome: Live Review

LA is both a good city and kind of a tough city to be in if you want to get a new scene happening. There’s no shortage of musicians, no shortage of audience, but real estate is expensive and venues … Continue reading

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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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