Monthly Archives: February 2013

Go See Hear In L.A. Feb. 28-March 4 (The Chapin Sisters/Brothers Comatose edition)

March madness is starting a few days early. The waning days of February are overstocked with shows so I will forego clever groupings and just proceed chronologically. Tuesday the 26th finds the always-entertaining Grant-Lee Phillips hosting some of his pals … Continue reading

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Chicago Blues In Memoriams and Living On

Two major figures in the Chicago music scene passed on last week. Cleotha Staples, who was the eldest daughter of Pops Staples, died on February 20 on the South Side of Chicago at the age of 78. She had been … Continue reading

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Rock Me, Rosetta – American Masters Presents: Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll

Rock ‘n’ Roll has always been one part Saturday Night and one part Sunday morning – a mix of wild bar nights and more soulful introspection. Early rock icons like Elvis, Jerry Lee and Little Richard all had their gospel … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. Feb. 20-25 (The White Buffalo/Leftover Salmon Edition)

Some great bills highlight this week of Southern Californian concert news The Troubadour hosts something of an East Coast-West Coast songwriter summit on Thursday when Dave Alvin and Marshall Crenshaw share a bill. The two troubadours have been plying their … Continue reading

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Barry Goldberg Helps Beat The February Blues At The Mint

Like discovering a great new bakery or stumbling upon a cool obscure bookstore (you can substitute your own favorite experiences), there is something uniquely wonderful about dropping by your neighborhood bar and catching some talented musicians just playing for the … Continue reading

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Songs For Slim – First Success, Now Second Single

A few weeks back, I mentioned that the Replacements were putting out an EP to raise funds for their ex-mate Slim Dunlap, who had a stroke last year. The EP auction has so far raised over 106,000. Copy #1 of … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Feb. 14-18 (the Far West/Dustbowl Revival Edition)

With the Grammy circus packing up their tents and elephantine expense account moving out of town, what’s left to do? Well, I don’t know if Bonnie Raitt will be bringing along her latest Grammy to Long Beach’s Terrace Theater on … Continue reading

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