Lowell George was the dude there for a while, and Little Feat was the band. I took my dad to see them at the Roxy one time, on comps, we sat way in front. He got a beer accidently thrown on him, he though it was a great rock and roll experience.
One of my co-workers at King Karol Records back in New York once said of Little Feat's music, "it's an intellectual challenge, and you can masterbate to it." I'm not endorsing the remark, but I know what he meant.