Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Cinerama Festival At The Cinerama Dome

Sixty years ago today saw the debut of a revolutionary type of film called Cinerama. For those living in Los Angeles, you might just associate “Cinerama” with the cool looking movie theater in Hollywood (near Amoeba Records). However, it was … Continue reading

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Attention: Old 97’s Fan – Too Far To Care reissue contest news

If you care about the Old 97’s Too Far To Care album you probably already know that Omnivore Recordings is coming out with a deluxe reissue of the great recording. I have been listening to it recently and totally digging … Continue reading

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RIP: Andy Williams

Andy Williams passed away on Sept. 25 at the age 84 in Branson, Missouri, where he had his own theater since 1992. While Andy Williams had a rather square image of being a sweater-vested, middle-of-road pop performer. He did have … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Bob Dylan And The Band: Down In The Flood – Associations and Collaborations

The story about Bob Dylan and the Band is a fascinating one with many compelling chapters. The folk king Dylan going electric. A longtime backing band coming into their own known simply as The Band. Dylan’s motorcycle accident and the … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 24-30 (the Fred Eaglesmith/Ladyhawke/Owl City edition)

September ends with a particularly packed week of music, with a high number of notable shows, big and small. On the big show front: the Hollywood Bowl welcomes Wilco, with Joanna Newsom opening, on Sunday the 30th. The night before, … Continue reading

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The ‘Mats’ Movie And Other Cool Music Documentaries

The Replacements were, and probably always will be, one of those important bands in my musical pantheon. And I am not the only one. Earlier this week, I wrote about the just released Treatment Bound, a ukulele tribute to Replacements … Continue reading

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The Prolific Mr. Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale, who just hosted the Americana Music Awards, is doubling his odds of being a nominee next year as he has two albums that are coming up before the year’s end. The first one up is Carolina Moonrise, which … Continue reading

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Flattery For the Replacements and Nick Lowe

The oft-quote phrase goes: imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So flattery is in high season this week with two of my favorite acts: the Replacements and Nick Lowe. Tuesday was the release day for Treatment Bound: A Ukulele … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 17-23 (The Melody Gardot/Tab Benoit Edition)

I’m going to start this week’s concert rundown will start with the week’s end. Friday night finds Mindy Smith visiting McCabe’s with her new, and self-titled album. Smith is a wonderfully talented singer/songwriter – born in Long Island but with … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 12-16 (The My Morning Jacket/Los Straitjackets edition)

This week is a rather crazy quilt one. Maybe that’s why it is already Wednesday before I have started this or vice versa. I wasn’t able to get the word out in time for Angus Stone’s show at the Troubadour … Continue reading

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