Monthly Archives: August 2016

August Desk Clearing: Shovels & Rope, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, NRBQ and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Another busy month in the music world. What with Sir Paul re-signing with Capitol. R.E.M. announcing a big reissue of Out Of Time to celebrate the CD’s 25th anniversary. News that Bob Weir will release his first new solo album … Continue reading

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R.E.M.-embering

So yesterday – August 24 – marked the 34th anniversary of R.E.M.’s Chronic Town. Their first EP, their first I.R.S. release. Where it (basically) all began. I don’t think I have the cassette that I bought back then. Or even … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 24-30 (the California Feetwarmers/Belly edition)

Man, it is hard to believe that it is nearly the end of August. It may be time to think about the new school year or just September but there are some cool shows for these final August nights. Wed. … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 19-23 (the Guided By Voices/Marley’s Ghost edition)

This is one of those weekends when the city is packed with music – concerts, club gigs festivals, free shows. You name it, you will probably find it this weekend. Here are some shows that registered on my radar. Fri. … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 3-5 (Greyhounds/Bird Dogs edition)

Quickly I wanted to put together the rundown of shows for the rest of the work-week that grabbed my attention. Hopefully I will get to the weekend shows too. Wed. 8/3   Top Show: The Explorer Club mine a wonderful … Continue reading

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