Monthly Archives: August 2014

Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 26-31 (The BB King/ZZ Ward edition)

Two of my favorite bands are coming to Southern California this week- and on the same bill. The criminally overlooked “No Depression”-era country rock outfit The Bottle Rockets are touring with master pop tunesmith Marshall Crenshaw. I tracked down vintage … Continue reading

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Random Notes: From Johnny Cash to Johnny Thunders

Did I predict this would happen or what? No sooner than I post Tuesday’s tribute roundup than I pick up the LA Times and see a big Randy Lewis article on a new Johnny Cash tribute. Look Again To The … Continue reading

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Catching Up With: Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, George Jones, Woody Guthrie and Muddy Waters

I have been meaning to do another roundup on new tribute projects and other archival releases, but every time I sit down to do one, there are new additions. Well, I am drawing the line in the sand today and … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 19-25 (Steep Canyon Rangers/In The Valley Below edition)

I could continue on with last week’s nostalgia theme and mention the Hollywood Bowl’s pair of tributes (to the Beatles and Marvin Gaye) as well as an appearance by the Zombies. But I want to make particular mention of some … Continue reading

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Take A Listen: The Vaselines’ New Tune – “High Tide Low Tide”

The influential Scottish band the Vaselines have a new album in the pipeline, V For Vaseline, which is slated for an October release on Rosary Music. The band, which is based around Eugene Kelly & Frances McKee, is best known … Continue reading

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Go See Here In L.A. Aug. 11-18 (The Superchunk/Sonics Edition)

This week offers nostalgia acts in all types of musical shapes. Starting with Bobby Rush and Bettye LaVette on Monday and wrapping up with the Counting Crows and Toad The Wet Sprocket on Sunday. In between, you can see ZZ … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 5-11 (The smallpools/Wild Reeds edition)

This week holds a couple of big Nashville country bills, some AOR rock icons (Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Oyster Cult), a Beatle, a Springsteen sideman and some real music biz characters (Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Rush), among other cool … Continue reading

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