Local band spreads holiday cheer

Malibu band Something Hot, composed of Vera Janischova, Patrick Pieper and Lenka Janischova-Shockley, performed holiday tunes at the Los Angeles VA clinic Dec. 23. Photo courtesy of Vera Janischova

Malibu band Something Hot performed Christmas songs and rock ‘n’ roll tunes for war veterans at the downtown Los Angeles VA Clinic Dec. 23.

The band is made up of Patrick Pieper, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Vera Janischova, of The Malibu Times, and Lenka Janischova-Shockley.

Pieper organized the concert, which included a turkey and roast beef lunch for the veterans, many of whom are homeless. Additionally, some of the music equipment was donated by Guitar Center of Hollywood.