Monthly Archives: May 2012

Go See Hear in L.A. May 29-June # (The Beach Boys/Dry The River edition)

Memorial Weekend signaled the official start of summer, so it seems appropriate that this week finds the Beach Boys playing in town at the Hollywood Bowl (6/2) and Irvine Meadows (6/3). Tickets probably now are just available at brokers since … Continue reading

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A new old John Lee Hooker – Live in Gardner MA, 1974 (Who Else Played At Down In The Dumps?)

On June 19, MVD will be releasing a DVD called Cook With The Hook, which captures blues great John Lee Hooker live in concert in 1974. It looks like a cool archival project. Hooker was still going strong then, performs … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. May 22-29 (The Fabulous Thunderbirds/Trampled By Turtles edition)

Ok, you weren’t quick enough to snag Beck tickets for his El Rey show on the 22nd. There are still several great shows for that night and the rest of the week. The 22nd boasts the second night of young … Continue reading

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Two Music Docs. Visit L.A. in June: Troubadour Blues and Chely Wright

For those who enjoy a good music documentary, there will be a pair of interesting ones screening in L.A. during June. First up will be Troubadour Blues. Filmmaker Tom Weber spent around a decade making this movie, which explores the … Continue reading

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K is the letter of the day: Kris Kristofferson and Kevn Kinney news

A couple old friends – with double K initials –  have some new projects worth mentioning. Legendary singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson is honoring the 5oth anniversary of the United Farm Workers with a series of fundraising concerts in California. He will … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. May 15-20 (The Great Lake Swimmers/Royal Southern Brotherhood Edition)

Tuesday night’s Troubadour show gets the week off to a flying start with the pairing of Norwegian songstress Ane Brun and British singer-songwriter Gemma Ray. I have been digging Brun’s music for several years. She has a spare and ethereal … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. May 6-13 (the Gurf Morlix edition)

This week is shaping up to be something of a hodgepodge week of shows. A number of really good ones but nothing that truly dominates the week. Monday does hold the wonderful pairing of Death Cab For Cutie at the … Continue reading

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