| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Ward Dotson, the brilliantly understated guitarist whose atmospheric style was a critical component of early ’80s Hollywood underground rock legends the Gun Club, is definitely an odd one. Widely recognized as one of the post-punk era’s most...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:10 AM
I have seen the mountaintop and it is layered thick in cheese and beef.
Since March my friend and I scoured Burbank for the best cheeseburger in the city. Many readers offered their favorite haunts — and some griddle jockeys I met along the way...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 2:10 PM
In Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy's "The Muesli Belt," at Theatre Banshee in Burbank, a struggling pub owner and his neighbors face encroaching gentrification and the real estate feeding frenzy that was part of the stratospheric (and doomed) 1990s economic...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Bruce Forman, widely recognized as one of the top jazz guitarists in the world, has gotten off the straight-ahead path in recent years to follow what seems at first a highly unlikely alternate route: Western swing.
Essentially a musical curiosity or...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The soulful 1960's Chicano rock 'n' roll sound that put East Los Angeles on the musical map was one of Southern California's most distinctly urban, joyful styles. Yet one of the movement's earliest, most influential and successful groups, the Premiers,...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:04 PM
In the battle of man vs. food, man must always win. Otherwise, it's just sad to say it was bologna that did you in.
Almost a year ago, I tested my gastronomic threshold for sandwiches. What started as an innocent tour of Burbank's sandwich shops became...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:28 PM
The Burbank Civitan Club has moved its major fundraiser, the St. Patrick’s Day Champagne Brunch, to the Burbank Holiday Inn's South Pacific Ballroom for this year's event on Sunday.
If you haven't been to the Holiday Inn for some time, you will...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 2:26 PM
A bar fight outside Whiskey Bend in Burbank Monday night involving four men left one victim with head injuries and two suspects at large, authorities said.
At around 10:45 p.m., the two Burbank victims -- a 48-year-old and 25-year-old -- left the bar,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:25 PM
The brewmaster said "mouthfeel" and I knew I was in over my head.
This was some years ago, surrounded by fellow beerophiles in the belly of the beast at the Sam Adams brewery in Boston. Sam's top hop-ologists did their experiments here, a lab of sorts to...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:58 PM
Squeezed on all sides by chain shops and eateries in Burbank's Empire Center, Grain Lab is an independent island. The small eatery, which opened last month, has the minimal look of a hip chain, with a slightly industrial-meets-organic laboratory feel with...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:02 PM
As the final hours of a year slip into history and a new one begins, everyone has their own personal way in which to bid adieu to the old and ring in the new. While some opt for the coziness of home, others don their finery and step out for some big-...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Whiplash is one of the hazards of my job. I take unfamiliar streets when I drive around town with the express purpose of discovering new restaurants. Peacha's, a tiny place on south Victory near Alameda in Burbank, made me do a hard double-take, almost...