Monthly Archives: November 2011

More Sad Mindy McCready News – Reports of her Kidnapping her Son

The troubled country singer Mindy McCready is back on the wrong side of the law, according to Billboard.com. Billboard reports that McCready and her 5 year old son have gone missing and Florida authorities have given her a Thursday deadline … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A.: Nov. 28-Dec. 4 (The Dark Dark Woods edition)

As I wrestle with a turkey hangover, I am noticing that the upcoming week is as light on shows as I am feeling heavy. The notable weeknight shows both occur on Tuesday with the Troubadour offering a nice double bill … Continue reading

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Amnesty International’s upcoming Dylan salute

To celebrate its’ 50th anniversary, Amnesty International has put together a salute to Bob Dylan featuring 80 artists doing 75 Dylan tunes. Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International includes contributions ranging from Joan Baez … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 21-27 (The Devil Makes Three – Crooked Fingers edition)

Thanksgiving week commences with a busy Monday night – and a rather quiet rest of the week. The impressive local band the Janks will be at the Bootleg on Monday, while the ageless Cure starts a 3-night stand at the … Continue reading

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Vince Gill’s Troubadour Return

Vince Gill’s return to the legendary Los Angeles club, the Troubadour, might not be as celebrated as James Taylor and Carole King’s reunion show back in 2007, which spawned a DVD and subsequent tour. However, it did make for a … Continue reading

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Discovery: knockandrock.com

I came across a clever website today. Knock and Rock (www.knockandrock.com). The concept is pretty simple. A band and a small crew walk around an L.A. neighborhood, knocking on random doors and asking if they can “rock.” Actually, so far, … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 13-20 (The Joe Ely/Garland Jeffreys – “The Road Goes On Forever” edition)

A Texas music icon swings through L.A. this week. Joe Ely has a date at the Mint on Thursday the 17th. Part of the legendary Flatlanders with Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, Ely has been churning out vibrant country-rock … Continue reading

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Big Big Star News

Those fine folks at Omnivore Recordings have a big special offering to celebrate the opening of their web store. They have done a limited edition of Big Star’s Third album on clear vinyl. Big Big Star fans will remember that … Continue reading

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Hopefully He’s Not Miserable Now – A Smith Tribute is coming…

I wanted to spread the word that American Laundromat Records has put together what seems like a dandy double disc tribute album to that iconic band, the Smiths. The project, entitled Please, Please, Please, comes with several format options (7 … Continue reading

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One Sweet Video: Kina Grannis’ “In Your Arms.”

One of the sweetest videos out there now is Kina Grannis’ “In Your Arms.” Not only is it a sweet love song, but the video is full of jelly beans. 288,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans. Director Greg Jardin spend over … Continue reading

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