Monthly Archives: February 2012

A big Big Star tribute at SxSW

For those heading to SxSW this year, get your tickets early for the all-star tribute to Big Star‘s Third album that will be taking place  to the Paramount Theatre on March 15. The legendary album will be performed in its entirety … Continue reading

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Mo’ Moe: Sundazed to release a Moe Tucker Anthology

There has always been something ultra cool about Maureen “Moe” Tucker. Starting back with her days as the “girl drummer” for the Velvet Underground. The slightly androgynous presence that countered Nico’s icy glam girl and the  VU boys’ downtown hipness. … Continue reading

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Well Done, Dunwells (Live at Hotel Cafe, 2/27/12

Just back from seeing the up and coming U.K. band the Dunwells at the Hotel Café. I don’t often write the “just back from the show” report but this band was too impressive not to spread the word. Fronted by … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. Feb 27-March 4 (the Soft Swells/Dunwells edition)

It’s one of those weeks when you can check into the Hotel Café and stay the week. On Monday, there’s the Dunwells. This young UK band smoothly blend British folk-rock and Americana into a harmonious sound. While they may not … Continue reading

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Live Shots: Butterfly Boucher and Ben Sollee

In the past couple weeks, I had the opportunity to a catch a couple of big time performers in small clubs. Okay, by “big time,” I don’t mean superstars but big time talents who should be better known in the … Continue reading

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Album of the Week: Amelia White – Beautiful and Wild

Amelia White caught my attention a few years back with her Black Doves album so I always keep an eye out from her new work. Beautiful and Wild is her latest effort and there is indeed a beauty and a … Continue reading

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DISCovery: Isidore

Isidore is in on-long off-on again collaboration between Remy Zero’s Jeffery Cain and The Church’s Steve Kilbey. I have a dim but positive memory of their original work together, but, of course, that was 8 years ago. They have teamed up … Continue reading

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