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  • 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...
  • 60s rock band finds new life

    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,...
  • On the Town: Counting down to midnight at Tony's Darts Away

    On the Town: Counting down to midnight at Tony's Darts Away
    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-...
  • Fight leaves two men beaten on the street outside Burbank bar

    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,...
  • Burb's Eye View: Hopping on the home brewers' wagon

    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...
  • 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...
  • Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy's 'The Muesli Belt' plays at Theatre Banshee

    Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy's 'The Muesli Belt' plays at Theatre Banshee
    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...
  • Start the Presses: On the road to find Wall Street

     Start the Presses: On the road to find Wall Street
    At just past 8:30 a.m., the neon sign flickered to life. Guthrie's Alley Cat had put out the welcome mat for the morning beer-and-shots crowd. The bar sits on Wall Street in Bakersfield, a narrow piece of concrete near downtown. My wife, Donna, and I...
  • Dining Review: Go for the Story, stay for the applekraut

    Dining Review: Go for the Story, stay for the applekraut
    Story Tavern boosts Burbank and beer in equal measure. It's like walking into a history lesson where there's artisanal beer on tap. You're sipping your cider with Dr. David Burbank looking over your shoulder. The portrait of the eccentrically bearded...
  • Laurence Juber: Awkward start, smooth finish

    Laurence Juber: Awkward start, smooth finish
    Renowned guitar player Laurence Juber possesses such a staggering facility that in performance, his combination of technique, sensitivity, feel, melody and harmonics is nearly overwhelming. The British-born musician, who appears at Burbank's Viva...
  • Ward Dotson's Golden Sombrero: A joke band that is no joke

    Ward Dotson's Golden Sombrero: A joke band that is no joke
    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...
  • In Theory: Must church be held in church?

    Holding a church meeting in a pub may at first seem a bit odd, but so-called theology pubs — regular pubs and bars where meetings are held, usually once a week — are catching on across the country. According to Keith Anderson, a pastor in...