Author Archives: Bob Lee

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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The Darkness At The Fonda – Live Review

The Darkness opened their American “Tour De Prance” last night by recording a live album at the Fonda – or as lead singer/ guitarist Justin Hawkins called it, “The Fondant”, suggesting a cake-themed marketing campaign for the record would be … Continue reading

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CD Review: Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6

Miles Davis’ Bootleg Series of releases over the last decade have brought about the public discovery of some amazing music. Certainly one of the joys of collecting actual bootlegs is hearing unfiltered and unedited moments straight from the horse’s mouth, … Continue reading

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Cochon555 Photo Gallery: Everybody Getting High On The Hog

The international cooking competition Cochon555 has become an annual tradition in LA, and this year’s sold-out event at the Viceroy Hotel took the obsession with nose-to-tail heritage pork consumption to new levels. As per tradition, many of the chefs went … Continue reading

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CD Review: Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides Of The Sky

Jimi Hendrix was a workaholic. If there was any question about how much gas that guy had in the tank, consider the fact that, forty-seven years after the end of life and following countless posthumous releases, we can still have … Continue reading

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Beat Recommends: Dr. Octagon Monday at the Belasco Theater

The arrival of the album Dr. Octagonocologyst was a big event for us rock guys who also liked some hip hop, back in 1996. It had all the right elements for us – a crazily inventive and hilarious rapper in … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Magazine’s Best New Restaurants Celebration Showcases New And Familiar Faces

Los Angeles Magazine gathered a number of newly opened, already well-regarded eateries to the Row DTLA building (which you may know as the site of the Sunday afternoon event Smorgasburg) for their annual “Best New Restaurants” event. Some familiar faces … Continue reading

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St. Sophia’s Night In Thessaloniki Pleases ‘Olive’ The Senses

The Philotochos Society of St. Sophia presented its annual fundraising gala this past Saturday, inviting attendees to spend “A Night In Thessaloniki,” Greece’s second-largest city and an important cultural center. The sold-out gala featured a multi-course dinner from Canadian author, … Continue reading

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