Category Archives: Music,

November Desk Clearing: Tift Merritt, Chuck Prophet, Wild Reeds And Morphine

The Grammy Museum has added 25 important songs to its Hall of Fame. The new tunes are: Arlo Guthrie – “The City of New Orleans” The Beach Boys – “I Get Around” Billie Holiday – Lady Sings the Blues Blind … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 18-22 (the Leon Russell/Mose Allison edition)

While I ponder how Thanksgiving is a week away, here are some shows to check out before then..   Fri. 11/18 Top Shows: Blue rock pioneer and hall of famer John Mayall will be at the Rose in Pasadena. The … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 12-15 (and a remembrance of Leonard Cohen)

Still looking for weekend music? Let me share some shows, once over lightly. Sat. 11/12 Top Show(s): The 50th Anniversary of the Sunset Strip Demonstration will be commemorated at the Echoplex with performances from Love Revisited, the Pandoras and more. … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 1-8 (the Sunshine Bean/Greensky Bluegrass edition

All I can say is “November, really?” Tue. 11/1 Top Show: Bob Forrest, who made some wildly wicked rock in his days with Thelonious Monster and later solo efforts, will be at the Grammy Museum with his new album Survival … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 26-31 (The Damned/Southern Culture On The Skids edition)

Top Show: Damien Jurado has a gorgeous new album Visions of Us on the Land that I’m sure he’ll be sharing at the Highland Park Ebell Club. Supersuckers, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and Jesse Dayton will be down in … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 21-24 (the Bon Iver/Blitzen Trapper edition)

Yes, I am a little behind but before I got further behind, I wanted to share some of the great shows for this weekend (and Monday). Fri. 10/21 Top Show: Lori McKenna’s show at the Hotel Café is not surprisingly … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 6-12 (The Drive-By Truckers/Dixie Chicks edition)

October is rolling along. This week features big names like Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Bob Weir and ZZ Top, but the top show for me would be the Drive-By Truckers/Lydia Loveless shows at the Regent. Thur. 10/6 Top Show(s): Grammy … Continue reading

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