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  • Studio for work, bluegrass for fun: The Brombies

    Studio for work, bluegrass for fun: The Brombies
    When local bluegrass band the Brombies gets to work, it always feels more like a family reunion than a professional musical performance. Now in their fourth year of an every-Monday residency at Burbank's Viva Cantina, their fast-moving style, far-...
  • Dining Review: Commonwealth dishes up uncommon delights

    Dining Review: Commonwealth dishes up uncommon delights
    Forget the fact you have to park in an auto repair shop across a busy stretch of Glenoaks Boulevard. Ignore that this hard-to-find eatery is next to a hectic multipump gas station. Overlook the limitation that it's only open at night. Just get yourself to...
  • Dick & Jane Family Orchestra is still alive and kicking

    Dick & Jane Family Orchestra is still alive and kicking
    There's really no way to adequately prepare one's self for a performance by the Dick & Jane Family Orchestra. The Hollywood underground quintet, who appear Friday at Burbank's Viva Cantina, squall, roar and strum through a dizzying barrage of...
  • Out-of-control quartet forms Texas Space Monster Jalopy

    Out-of-control quartet forms Texas Space Monster Jalopy
    Recently formed rock quartet Texas Space Monster Jalopy has a pedigree as wild and unexpected as the band's unconventional moniker. Fronted by veteran guitar virtuoso Gary Myrick (best known for his moody, pulsating 1980 New Wave rocker "She Talks in...
  • Messaround at Viva Cantina: A showcase for 'Messfits'

    Messaround at Viva Cantina: A showcase for 'Messfits'
    Looking out over a roomful of cowboy hats, full-sleeve tattoos, and Ramones T-shirts, Jonny Whiteside — who's been promoting a once-a-month musical series called "The Messaround" at the Viva Cantina in Burbank for the last four-and-a-half years...
  • On the Town: The hip crowd finds a reason to stay

     On the Town: The hip crowd finds a reason to stay
    Longtime Burbankers know (and have never been too upset by the fact) that for many years, hipsters from Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and the trendy west side would not even know where Burbank was located if not for the fact that many have, or do,...
  • Burb's Eye View: Rolling the dice on a new Burbank pastime

    Burb's Eye View: Rolling the dice on a new Burbank pastime
    A board-game designer and a beer brewer walk into a bar. These might seem like two unrelated professions, but there's an entrepreneurial spirit that bubbles in both. In Burbank last Saturday, these two worlds mixed at Story Tavern for an afternoon of...
  • Community: Burbank Historical Society marks city's 103rd anniversary of incorporation

    Community: Burbank Historical Society marks city's 103rd anniversary of incorporation
    The Burbank Historical Society held a birthday bash in honor of the 103rd anniversary of the city’s incorporation in 1911 during a fundraiser on July 11 at Story Tavern in downtown Burbank. It was the third year the society held the anniversary...
  • Man fatally shot outside Sun Valley nightclub

    Man fatally shot outside Sun Valley nightclub
    Los Angeles police are investigating a shooting outside a nightclub in Sun Valley early Sunday that left one man dead, authorities said. The shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. near the intersection of San Fernando Road and Vineland Avenue, police...
  • Big Jay McNeely still puts on a lively show

    Big Jay McNeely still puts on a lively show
    Tenor saxophonist Big Jay McNeely has been a musical revolutionary for decades. His first recording, the sinuous, irresistible 1949 instrumental “Deacon's Hop,” ignited a rhythm-and-blues explosion that heralded and hastened the rise of rock...
  • Providing an early snapshot of Burbank

    Providing an early snapshot of Burbank
    The recent grand opening of Story Tavern on San Fernando Boulevard stirred a lot of memories for Les Rosenberg, former owner of Photo Art Shop that was located down the block. Rosenberg grew up in town and is a member of the Burbank Historical Society...
  • Throwing a rope over Western swing's return

    Throwing a rope over Western swing's return
    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...