(Los Angeles) Beats Bistro is a new series pairing world-­ class local bands with world-­ class local chefs produced by Henry Lawrence Presents and brought to you by Heineken. Each installment explores a different theme and puts L.A. artists both on the stage and in the kitchen. Tickets include admission and a small bite prepared by the featured chef using ingredients selected from Melissa's Produce


Beats Bistro: LA Soul kicks off the series this Sunday February 16 with three very different takes on the soul sound and a hometown chef doing down-­ home cooking. Rozzi Crane's pop-­ soul headlines with Medusa's hip hop/neo-­ soul and Anderson .Paak's R&B opening. Chef Alisa Reynolds of My 2 Cents takes over the kitchen. All GA tickets come with a taste of Chef Alisa's patented “soul rolls” and VIP tickets include the following dishes at the pre-­ show reception in The Loft:

Mini Crispy Turkey Meatloaf Slider: purple slaw, green apples, shaved red onion, M2C aioli

Oxtail Tacos: kale slaw with whiskey reduction

Black Eyed Pea Hummus: tortilla crostini and chives

Baby Beet Salad: wonton cup

Mini Sweet Potato Cake

Petit Lemon Tart: fresh blueberries

Beats Bistro: Rock & Roll follows on March 2. Presented by KROQ Locals Only, the eclectic bill features four flavors of rock & roll and the rock star tastes of Starry Kitchen. For VIP, The Loft at The Troubadour morphs into the ultimate living room for an Oscars Viewing Party catered by Starry Kitchen and with a hosted bar throughout the telecast.

THE MOTH & THE FLAME The Moth & The Flame, a Los Angeles based three-­ piece rock band, deals in the musical language of close-­ knit dualities on &, their forthcoming EP. Over a cohesive batch of five songs, the themes of sadness & hope and desire & betrayal come to life on a musical canvas colored by Brandon Robbins' lyrics and atypical guitar melodies, Mark Garbett's textural keyboards, Andrew Tolman's complex drum lines, and produced by Joey Waronker, celebrated drummer for Atoms for Peace and Beck. facebook.com/Themothandtheflame