Monthly Archives: April 2012

Go See Hear in L.A. April 29-May 6 (the Honeyhoney/Yukon Blonde Edition)

This week, in case you have lost track, finds April transforming into May. If that isn’t enough of a sign that summer will be arriving soon, this week also brings the first big shows at the Greek Theater. On Friday, … Continue reading

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Live Review: Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble April 22, 2012 Book & Stage, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV During the day (and for many nights), the Book & Stage is the sports bar at Las Vegas’ fashionable Cosmopolitan Hotel. However, gametime does occasionally turn to … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. April 23-29 (The Stagecoach and Beyond edition)

With the second weekend of Coachella having concluded, that means this weekend holds the Stagecoach Festival out in Indio. The 3-day country-based music festival is long sold out but if you are headed out there and looking for acts to see, … Continue reading

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Record Store Day’s A-Comin’

Record Store Day is Saturday and I was meaning to do another installment showcasing some of the goodies that RSD will have to offer. However, not surprisingly I am crunched for time so I will just give some highlights. One … Continue reading

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The Return of the Grand Ole Echo

If you missed the grand opening of the 2012 Grand Ole Echo season, well, then you are in the same boat as I am. However, don’t fret. GOE will be happening most Sundays through September. This year, it’s both more … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Ernie Kovacs: The ABC Specials

Back in February I heralded the release by Shout! Factory of the single disc DVD Ernie Kovacs: ABC Specials so you didn’t have to pony up for the big Kovacs boxset to experience his comic magic. Now out, this DVD … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. April 16-22 (the Madness edition)

This week starts off with a couple of vintage Brit acts that came out of the second wave of punk rock in the late ‘70s. On Monday, Madness will bring their ska/pop to Club Nokia. They had a number of … Continue reading

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Song of the Week: Jim Hanft’s “By The Stream”

Sometimes a song just strikes me that I want to sing its praises. One such tune is “By The Stream” by Jim Hanft. I don’t know much about Hanft. Like, for example, how to pronounce his last name (is the … Continue reading

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Draw Naturally – A Buck Owens Coloring Book is a Record Store Day Special Treat

This year’s Record Store Day is all about the vinyl exclusives, limited edition CDs and a coloring book. What? A coloring book? Yes, and not just any coloring book but a vintage 1970 Buck Owens & the Buckeroos coloring book! … Continue reading

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Extra Skinny…Skinny Lister that is.

Word in from the LA Record that Skinny Lister will be doing a free show at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach tonight at 10 p.m.. Check them out if you have the chance. They are one of my favorite new … Continue reading

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