Monthly Archives: August 2015

Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 1-6 (the Damned/Great Peacock edition)

It seems like a slow week this week – maybe it is because it’s the beginning of school, maybe it’s because it is Labor Day Weekend or maybe it is because I just wasn’t looking in the right places. Whatever … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Van Morrison, Lou Reed and the Carter Families

The first Velvet Underground album I bought was an odd MGM repackaging of White Light/White Heat. It was cool, mysterious and a little bit frightening for a Midwestern teen. Loaded, however, was my second VU album and the one that … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 26-31 (The Fairground Saints/Jefferson Starship edition)

This week comes swimming in soul music. From veterans like Charles Bradley and Hall & Oates to youngsters like Mayer Hawthorne and Nick Waterhouse. And, expanding the musical definition a little broader: Trombone Shorty, Erykah Badu and Joe Bonamassa’s salute … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 18-24 (the Los Lonely Boys/Mumford & Sons edition)

Around this time of year, the lyric “won’t be long/til summer’s gone” floats through my head. As I doff my cap to the late, great Phil Lynott, here are the recommended shows for this week. Tues. 8/18 Top Show(s): Mumford … Continue reading

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Must See Video Viewing: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ “S.O.B.”

One of my favorite albums of the year so far is coming out on Friday when Stax/Concord Records releases  Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ debut self-titled album. Stax is an all-important touchstone here as the albums exudes an jubilant … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug 13-16 (The Alabama Shakes/Eagle Rock Gospel Singers edition)

I didn’t forget that I needed to do part two of this week’s recommended shows. Thurs. 8/13 Top Show(s): The Watkins Family Hour ring in the release of their great debut album with a show at, where else but, Largo. … Continue reading

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Trace Turning Twenty

It’s hard to believe that next month marks the 20th anniversary of Son Volt‘s debut disc Trace. But that is the truth. The good news is that Jay Farrar is in a celebratory mood. He will be doing a little … Continue reading

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