Backbiter, The Bob Lee

Backbiter, The Bob Lee

Like most of the better drummers in L.A., Bob Lee is in more than one band. He's so explosive that he can dutifully re-create Keith Moon's rambling tom-tom fills, but he's also much more solid than the Who drummer ever was. Lee is experimental and jazz-minded enough to jam with Mike Watt, and he used to anchor the seriously bent art-jazz-punk combo Claw Hammer, but he's not too snobby to slather on face paint, light his kick drum on fire and howl at the moon with the twisted Alice Cooper-style shock rockers Fearless Leader. This afternoon, he celebrates his birthday with a couple of his other bands, including Backbiter, the long-running trio that alternates between heavy stoner rock and bursts of punk, and The Bob Lee, where he spits out Angry Samoans covers.
Sun., May 25, 3 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 05/25/14)

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