Monthly Archives: January 2014

Beatlemania at 50 – A Tally Of The Tributes

In case you have missed it, February 9th marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles‘ historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Not surprisingly, this has generated a lot of media coverage. CNN last night premiered a documentary The Sixties … Continue reading

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Things To Look Forward To: Key Lime Pie, Pennsylvania Coal And More Songs For The Turntable

I wanted to catch you all up on some news from old favorites of the alt. 80s/90s era. Alt. country rock Drivin N Cryin are keeping busy. They have a fine new EP Songs For The Turntable, plus Drivin’s frontman … Continue reading

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RIP: Pete Seeger

More knowledgeable people than I can write about the immense legacy that Pete Seeger has had on the music world and the world in general. I do want to add a couple personal notes. Just this past Saturday, I attended … Continue reading

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Dispatches From Americana’s Pre-Grammy All Star Tribute To The Everlys

I wrote this review for the Bluegrasssituation.com: On the eve of the Grammy Awards, the Americana Music Association hosted a concert at Los Angeles’ fabled Troubadour saluting various nominated members of the roots community while also honoring the passing of … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Jan. 27-Feb. 2 (The Hard Working Americans/Dum Dum Girls edition)

Hopefully you all don’t have too much of a Grammy hangover because the shows don’t stop coming… Mon. Jan. 27 London chanteuse Laurel makes her American concert premiere at School Night at Bardot. The singer, who has an intriguing mix … Continue reading

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Oldies But Goodies From Bob Dylan to Ned Doheny, Los Lobos to Little Feat

There have been a much of news on the archives front that I wanted to share. The Rolling Stones‘ Live 1965: Music From Charlie is my Darling has just been released digitally by ABKCO on Jan. 21. The CD, which … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Shuffle Unlikely Redo

Now that Seattle and Denver have earned their way into the Super Bowl, it’s time to start all of the Super Bowl festivities. One famous bit of Super Bowl trivia – the Chicago Bears’ 1985 rap “The Super Bowl Shuffle” … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Jan. 20-26 (The Pure Bathing Culture/Islands edition)

The countdown to the Grammys has begun and while the special Grammy events are happening around L.A. there still are plenty of cool shows happening. Mon. Jan. 20 Austin singer-songwriter Jesse Woods begins their trilogy of L.A. shows at School … Continue reading

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Summer Bummer For The Santa Monica Pier Concert Series?

According to a report on la.curbed.com (http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/01/santa_monica_making_pier_concerts_lamer_to_cut_crowds.php), the Santa Monica City Council has decided to downsize the shows at the  Pier’s Twilight Concert Series – meaning that they won’t book nationally known acts but lesser known bands as well as … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In LA: More For Jan. 15-18 (The Ray Stinnett Codicil)

I had been curious why Johnny Rivers was playing at the Saban Theater during the Whisky’s big anniversary week and thanks to an article in the LA Times by the always interesting Randy Lewis, I found out that Rivers had … Continue reading

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