Author Archives: Bob Lee

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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Beat Recommends: Stevie Wonder’s House Full Of Toys Benefit & Song Party at Staples Center on Sunday, December 9th

Stevie Wonder is a benevolent presence on this planet. It is a joy to be in any room where he can be found. So it’s only fitting that he created one of LA’s most enduring holiday traditions – the House … Continue reading

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The Damned, Radkey, The Darts (US) at the Fonda – Live Review and Photo Gallery

Ever since their first visit to these shores in 1977, Los Angeles has had it bad for the Damned. They were embraced early, in a big way, pointing LA’s first wave of punk bands toward an allegiance with the Brits’ … Continue reading

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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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