Author Archives: Bob Lee

B-Boy and B-Girl Summit Reborn in Grand Park – Live Review and Photo Gallery

Last Sunday afternoon, folks strolling through Grand Park got a hearty helping of bass in their collective face, courtesy of the B-Boy B-Girl Summit Reborn. This free afternoon event, whose history stretches back to 1994, featured multiple luminaries from the … Continue reading

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Hollywood Bowl Shows Off Its Summer Menu at the Annual Camrose Picnic

In a summer tradition near and dear to the hearts of LA arts folks, the Hollywood Bowl hosted its annual Camrose Picnic on a balmy Thursday evening, giving attendees a chance to sample some of the culinary delights that you … Continue reading

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B-Boy B-Girl Summit In Grand Park Promises A Free & Funky Sunday Afternoon

This Sunday’s B-Boy B-Girl Summit Reborn in Grand Park LA looks to be a brilliant opportunity to get your funk on, for nothing. This free event goes on from noon to 8pm and will highlight each of the Key Elements … Continue reading

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The Residents’ God In 3 Persons at the Alex Theatre – Live Review

One thing the Residents don’t do for their audience: make it easy. By design, this officially anonymous collective of artists has to be engaged on its own terms, unwilling as they are to concede to any comfortable expectation. This visit … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview: The Residents

Video artist John Sanborn (left) and The Residents ex-vocalist Randy, seen in the God In 3 Persons Promo Film, produced for the MOMA premiere in 2020. Following acclaimed performances at New York’s MOMA and in their hometown of San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sex Pistols – The Complete Recordings (Ume)

One thing you may not know about mass retailers like Target and Best Buy that still sell physical music by the ton: they only ever stock “current releases”. This is why so many groups who have already issued career spanning … Continue reading

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Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley at the Greek 04/24/2022

In the fifty-odd years since his shocking debut on the Sunset Strip had the peace and love hippies running for the exits, Alice Cooper has been hanged, electrocuted, and run through with a giant hypodermic needle. Last Sunday night’s show … Continue reading

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Brian Wilson Visits Grammy Museum To Discuss “Long Promised Road”

Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson appeared at the Grammy Museum to talk about the new documentary film Long Promised Road, along with a panel that included director Brent Wilson, journalist Jason Fine, who has a prominent appearance in the film … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview – Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson

As Los Angeles rubs its collective eyes, crawls out into the sun and tries to put the prior era of unpleasantness into the rear view mirror, it feels like a particularly good time to scream. The last year has left … Continue reading

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Livestream Review: Voivod Presents Nothingface – Tune In For Dimension Hatross This Sunday

Midway through metal legends Voivod’s live-in-studio performance of the album Nothingface that streamed last Sunday afternoon, it occurred to me that the band’s long-expressed desire to become a Psychic Entity, freed from the limitations of the body’s ability to travel, … Continue reading

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