Author Archives: Bob Lee

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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Neil Young and Crazy Horse at Fox Theater, Bakersfield – Live Review

Over the last week, Neil Young has been re-launching the most fruitful musical collaboration of his lifetime – the band Crazy Horse – with a series of shows in small theaters in the California heartland. The news arrived just two … Continue reading

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CD Review – The Who Live At The Fillmore East 1968 / Pete Townshend – Who Came First Deluxe Edition

The Who – Live At The Fillmore East 1968 (UMe) – Pete Townshend – Who Came First – Deluxe Edition (UMe) Finally, fifty years after the event, the Who’s legendary 1968 recordings from the Fillmore East in New York City … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Reverend Beat-Man and Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia

Friday night at the Hi-Hat, we highly recommend checking out the “185% Trash Blues” of Reverend Beat-Man and Sister Nicole Izobel Garcia. The Reverend is a popular one-man band in his native Switzerland, where he also runs the prolific Voodoo … Continue reading

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