Monthly Archives: October 2012

Levon Helm Documentary Comin’ In ’13

Vanguard Records announced this week that  Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm will be coming to movie screens in early 2013. Kino Lorber will be releasing the documentary in select theaters before making it available … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 29-Nov. 4 (The Devil Makes Three/Saint Etienne Edition)

This week features several acts who create an interesting blurring of music genres. Rupa and the April Fishes, one of my favorite “world” music outfits, return to the Mint on Nov. 1 in support of their latest effort Build. The … Continue reading

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The Return of Eric Burdon: Please Don’t Let Him Be Misunderstood!

The original rock ‘n’ roll animal Eric Burdon is back. The man who sang such classic tunes as “The House of the Rising Son,” “It’s My Life,” “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 22-28 (the Dylan Vs. Donovan Edition

The busiest night of this week? Looks like Wednesday gets the honors. You can go hear Grant Langston and his Country-Soul Combo (which includes the talented Rich McCulley) performs Willie Nelson’s 1974 classic Phases and Stages, his concept album about … Continue reading

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The final viewings for the Annenberg’s Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit

The “Who Shot Rock & Roll” exhibit ends its extended run at the Annenberg Space for Photography this Sunday. And in true rock & roll spirit, the Annenberg is staying up late and letting people see this show after dark … Continue reading

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The New Velvet Underground & Nico – That’s A Lot of Bananas

To mark the 45th anniversary of the landmark The Velvet Underground & Nico album, Universal Music/Polydor has assembled a “super deluxe” box-set housing 6 CDs. This collection, according to its press release, contains stereo and mono versions of the album … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 15-21 (The Crazy Horse, Sheepdogs and Los Lobos edition

This week starts rather quietly. There’s Australian singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd on Monday at the Fonda, with the delightful First Aid Kit performing there on Tuesday with Dylan LeBlanc. The Swedish Soderberg sisters create such charming folksy-pop music that it is … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 9-14 (The Panther Burns/Giant Giant Sand edition

  Sorry for being a little behind. Had to deal with a big deadline but I wanted to talk about all the great shows this week, which is filled with appearances from legends, cult heroes, promising acts and other intriguing … Continue reading

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And the Nominees – for the Rock Hall – are ….

So this year’s contenders for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been released and it’s a crop that covers the number of genres. There are the classic rock groups: Rush, Deep Purple and Procol Harum Dance acts: Chic … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. Oct. 1-7 Special: The Costello, Lowe, Hitchcock, Jackson edition

In a strange but marvelous coincidence, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Robyn Hitchcock and Joe Jackson all are performing in Southern California this week. While they may not be the angry young men, the hard-drinking young men or the sarcastic young … Continue reading

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