Monthly Archives: September 2011

REMemory (and a Greatest Hits collection a-coming)

Last week’s announcement of R.E.M.’s retirement got me thinking some of the band that was once a prime band for me, along with bands like the Replacements and the dB’s. They now serve as a touchstone to my past, to … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 26-Oct. 2 (The Steve Earle-Justin Townes Earle edition)

The Americana Music Festival is happening in Nashville next month but L.A. is experiencing something like their own version of it this week with shows from Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and more this week. The week starts with … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. Sept. 20-26 (The Rumble, Shake & Tumble edition)

A lot of good tunes can be heard this week as a number of talented singer-songwriters come to Southern California, plus some symphonic Cheap Trick and Aussie Wagons. Andrea Correa showcases her current band, Correatown, and her current – and … Continue reading

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Discovering: Elisapie

Some years ago, my mother became interested in Inuit Art. The soapstone sculptures and prints created by the Inuits, the indigenous people of Canada. She even had a gallery briefly that sold this art. I bring all this up because … Continue reading

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“Say It Loud” at the Grammy Museum

The Grammy Museum, the site of many cool appearance that I have talked about in the past, has just opened a notable new exhibit, “Say It Loud: The Genius of James Brown,” which take a look at the “Godfather of … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In LA Sept. 13-20 (The Kelly and Cleaves edition)

Songwriters rule this week and the king’s throne of shows sits Paul Kelly. The singer-songwriter is a legend in Australian but only a cult figure here. He has put together an A-Z CD retrospective and has two shows at the … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A.: Sept. 5-11 (The Latebirds and Ladybug Transistor Edition)

The first full week of September offers a particularly full week of music. I have to rate Sunday’s Hollywood Bowl show featuring the National, Neko Case and Sharon Van Etten as the top concert of the week, and not just … Continue reading

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