Monthly Archives: August 2013

Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 26-Sept. 1 (The Shuggie & Scout Edition)

Summer is slipping into the sunset with September soon arriving but there are a number of shows keeping things hot this week. JC Brook & the Uptown Sound serves up their high-energy rock ‘n’ soul show to the Roxy on … Continue reading

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Thinking A Little About Linda Ronstadt

I saw the news today about Linda Ronstadt revealing that she has Parkinson’s disease, which has robbed her (among other things) of the ability to sing anymore. Like most people who grew up in the ’70s and early ’80s, I … Continue reading

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Something Noam In The Concept Album World

For his next CD, Noam Pikelny will be paying tribute to a bluegrass legend paying tribute to a bluegrass legend. Confused? Let me explain. His upcoming album (due October 1 on Compass Records) is Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Blue Oyster Cult’s Allen Lanier

I read today that Blue Oyster Cult keyboardist/guitarist Allen Lanier passed away. Growing up in Cleveland in the ’70s, you heard a lot of Blue Oyster Cult on FM radio – which was a good thing. While I wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 15-25 (the Booker T. & B.B. King edition)

With the summer speeding headlong towards September, I will try to keep pace with a special 10 day roundup. The Echo enlivens the midweek blahs with a pairing of the Kopecky Family Band and the Melodic on Wednesday the 14th … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 6-15 (The Wild Chld/Grownup Noise Edition)

One of Americana’s finest, Tift Merritt, will have a special appearance at the Grammy Museum Tuesday night. Merritt fans will be thrilled to learn that her exquisite Travelling Alone will get a deluxe boxset treatment that Yep Roc will release … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 2-4 (The Mofro/Wilco Edition)

No, I didn’t forget that I stopped at August 1 in the last post. So I am back with what’s happening over this weekend. Turnpike Troubadours will arrive at the Mint on Friday night to deliver their raucous blend of … Continue reading

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