Monthly Archives: September 2014

Friday Desk Clearing: New R.E.M. DVD Set & Bloodshot Anniversary Collection

Just wanted to get the word out on some really cool new collections coming up later this year. R.E.M. and MTV have a long history together. Enough to fill 6 DVDs, as the upcoming REMTV box set proves. Besides the … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 23-28 (The Big Star/Dark Star Orchestra edition)

It’s one of those weeks that is filled with conflicts. Want to start your weekend with some rockin’ jams? The Dark Star Orchestra channels the Grateful Dead at the Fonda Theare, while Phish’s Trey Anastasio performs with the L.A Phil … Continue reading

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Friday Deskclearing: Spain, Afghan Whigs and Hard Working Americans

I wanted to gather up some interesting items that have been gathering in my inbox. First, let’s dig into the archives. Rhino has assembled a 4-disc boxset that focuses on Captain Beefheart’s work in the early ‘70s. Sun Zoom Spark … Continue reading

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Jason Isbell Wins Big At The Americana Honors & Awards Show

Just because I’m not in Nashville for this year’s Americana Festival, doesn’t mean I’m ignoring it. And there’s no denying the triumph of Jason Isbell‘s album Southeastern. Sure it’s one thing for it to top my list of the year’s … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 16-22 (The Kingbees & Littlest Birds edition)

So many shows, so little time – so let’s it to it… Tues. Sept. 16 Top Show: I don’t know much about the New Zealand duo Tattletale Saints but they really impressed me with their album How Red Is The … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 10-15 (the Satellites/PassengerEdition)

I don’t have a clever intro this week. Just wanted to get the word out on some great shows. The ones prominent on my list would be Sturgill Simpson at the Troubadour and Charles Bradley at the Santa Monica Pier … Continue reading

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Quick Take: Prettiots

As a lover of puns and wordplay, I was partial to a band named Prettiots. However, after listening to their song, “Boys (I Dated In Highschool),” I have to say that they are pretty awesome. The song is like a … Continue reading

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