Monthly Archives: January 2012

Go See Hear in L.A. Jan. 30-Feb. 5 (The new Ruthie-reunited Jayhawks edition)

This week Thursday shapes up to be the top night of music, with two great shows to choose from. M Ward will haunt the Masonic Lodge in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (he has a new disc coming this spring, A … Continue reading

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Who is Buxter Hoot’n

Okay, first off – Buxter Hoot’n isn’t a he or she but an them. Them’s a Bay Area Americana band that will be playing at Molly Malone’s on Friday the 27. I had inadvertently overlooked this show in my roundup so … Continue reading

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Going Wild For Kovacs

There was a time during my teen years when I got into Ernie Kovacs big time. His shows were packaged on PBS and it was just eye-opening how he utilized the TV medium to create comic bits. I got nostalgic … Continue reading

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John K. Samson – Album of the Week (definitely), Song of the Year (quite possibly)

While I don’t anticipate doing an “album of the week” every Tuesday, I had to make special mention of John K. Samson’s solo debut Provincial, which comes out today (Jan. 24). The frontman for the Weatherthans has fashioned a wonderful … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Jan 23-29 (The Alabama Shakes/Dengue Fever edition

Royce Hall is definitely one place to frequent this week. On Friday night, Lucinda Williams performs there with Blake Mills opening and playing with her (look for my preview in the LA Weekly this week). Then on Saturday, They Might … Continue reading

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Discovering: Joy Kills Sorrow at the Bootleg Theatre, Jan. 18, 2012

When the Joy Kills Sorrow disc arrived last year, I didn’t know what to expect. The name conjured up a dark rock band to me. Maybe a Mark Lanegan side project. I was delighted with what I actually heard – … Continue reading

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Kathleen Edwards’ Victorious Voyageur

For nearly a decade Kathleen Edwards has been crafting wonderful gems of music. The Canadian singer-songwriter started out with comparisons to Lucinda Williams but she has evolved over the years into her own musical persona – a little honeyed, a … Continue reading

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