Author Archives: Bob Lee

Tina Preston at Zombie Joe’s for a 3 Weekend Run!

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Favorites from The Taste 2018: Saturday Night

The Taste has become a favorite LA food tradition for Labor Day Weekend. Having spent so many holiday afternoons and evenings experiencing sensory overload in the artificial streets of Paramount Studios, I can now spot them in commercials and TV … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ 2018 at Harvelle’s

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CD Review: John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album

How on earth does anybody “lose” a full album by John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet, a Bob Thiele production no less? This was a group whose every performance, every collective decision, was precious. Thankfully, this monumental oopsy-daisy has been … Continue reading

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The Revolution’s Dr. Matt Fink – LA Beat Interview

The music Prince made with the Revolution from roughly 1982 to 1987 is some of the most innovative, beloved and popular music ever produced. The band is now back in action, paying tribute to its creator and giving new life … Continue reading

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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks 2018

Some people have been saying that they don’t feel patriotic this year. But I don’t see this holiday being about politics. it’s a day for barbecuing with your family, going to parades and blowing shit up. My only real problem … Continue reading

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One Square Mile Plays July 4th in Hermosa Beach

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Live Review: The Specials At Arroyo Seco Weekend

Perhaps one of the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival’s best and most overlooked aspects was the opportunity to see The Specials up close without having to put up with their usual audience. Just weeks before this concert, some friends of mine … Continue reading

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Benefit for Chris Stein This Sunday June 24th

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Shibumi’s Spring Menu Gives You Something To Dream About

Spend an hour or two at Shibumi, a dark, friendly spot in DTLA run by Chef David Schlosser, and you may find yourself lost in thought, deeply contemplating several things you once took for granted. You will encounter flavors and … Continue reading

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