Author Archives: Bob Lee

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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An Interview With The Linda Lindas: LA’s Pre-Teen Queens Of Punk

Elise Thompson contributed to this post. The Linda Lindas are a band that has come out of the Save Music in Chinatown benefits put on by Martin Wong, co-founder and editor of Giant Robot magazine, music writer, photographer and friend … Continue reading

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Pliny the Younger is Coming to Burbank to Make All of Your Beer-related Valentines Dreams Come True!

Tomorrow afternoon, just in time for Valentines Day, Pliny The Younger will be premiering on tap at Burbank craft beer bar and mecca for vegan sausages, Tony’s Darts Away on Magnolia. Tickets will be handed out on a first come first … Continue reading

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Flesh Eaters Rise Again In 2019! Chris D Reveals Secrets Of Their Un-Deadening!

LA has been invaded by the 1981-era Flesh Eaters once again, and in 2019, these horrifying creatures are no throwbacks. This collection of serious players from the old school – comprised of Dave Alvin and Bill Bateman of the Blasters, … Continue reading

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