Monthly Archives: July 2016

July Desk Clearing: Bowie, Flamin’ Groovies, Black Oak Arkansas & Porter Wagoner

So the big music news this week probably is the announcement that Bruce Springsteen is releasing a companion CD to accompany the publication of this autobiography Born To Run on Sept. 27. The CD, entitled Chapter and Verse, is an … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. July 28-Aug. 2 (The Rev. Horton Heat/C.W. Stoneking edition)

Somehow it is nearly the end of the week so I will get right at it. Thur. 7/28 Top Show(s): The Greek delivers a great double bill of powerful music with the National and Lone Bellow; it’s so good that … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. July 19-25 (The Michigan Rattlers/Dixie Chicks edition)

If I use the “too many shows, too little time” excuse for the short intro will you still understand? Tues. 7/19 Top Show: The Regrettes calls themselves “cupcake punk” and that’s a pretty right on description of the sweet but … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. July 14-17 (the Wye Oak/Branches edition)

Yes, I have been delinquent here. Work, what can I say. Hopefully I have kept up enough to present a complete enough roundup today (and, btw,  the alternative title was  BØRNS / GØGGS edition). Okay, so I thought I might … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. July 1-7 (the Brass Bed/Dirty Knobs edition

Fri. 7/1 Top Show(s): The Garrison Keillor retirement tour comes to the Hollywood Bowl with some talented companions for the Prairie Home Companion host – Christine Digiallonardo, Sarah Jarosz, Heather Masse, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins (interestingly, Watkins’ old bandmate … Continue reading

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