Monthly Archives: June 2012

Love It At Levitt (Pasadena) This Summer

Last week, the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena kicked off its summer season with free performances by Dust Bowl Revival, Fishtank Ensemble and Barbara Morrison. Southern California is blessed with a number of free music series during the summertime but I … Continue reading

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Summer Treats For Power Poppers

Power Pop fans love hooks – so here’s the hook. New Shoes and vintage 20/20. Two of the genre’s celebrated bands, the Shoes and 20/20 have CDs coming out this summer – one from the archives and one with new … Continue reading

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A Marvelous Documentary on the Cinema Legend Mary Pickford

I had the pleasure of watching a terrific documentary: Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (Cinema Libre, out June 19) that so impressed me that I wanted to say a few words about it. Long before Julia Roberts, Pickford … Continue reading

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The Summer Trip Back To The ’80s – From Squeeze To The Go-Go’s

Back in my callow youth – or at least some years back – I would make fun of the dinosaur acts that fill the bills on summer shack tours. The JourneySupertrampKansas or REOSpeedwagonLoverboyNightRanger, or even CheapTrickBlueOysterCultTubes. Then I noticed that … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A.: June 11-July 4 (The Spring Standards/Summer Twins super-sized edition)

I’m going to run through the rest of June while I have the opportunity. The excellent Nashville singer-songwriter Amelia White continues her Western Swing this week with shows at the Coffee Gallery Backstage Monday, Room 5 Tuesday and the Cinema … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. June 4-11 (the Ben Howard With Bahamas/Tammy Faye As Nico edition

June is going to be a blur and consequently the weekly previews may be more brief than normal, but here you go for week number one. But I have to say a couple great shows for this first full week. … Continue reading

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New Summer Titles From Chambers and Cook

Two of my long-time favorite singers, Kasey Chambers and Elizabeth Cook, have CDs coming out this summer. First up will be Elizabeth Cook‘s Gospel Plow. This EP, slated for a June 12 release, features 6 gospel tunes plus that “religious” … Continue reading

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