| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:53 PM
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-...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:20 PM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:45 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:20 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 8:59 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:40 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 2:22 PM
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...
| 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...