Tag Archives: B.B. King

Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 1-6 (The Tobias The Owl/Squirrel Nut Zippers edition)

Maybe it is the Labor Day Weekend. Maybe it is just me. Maybe it is a combination of the two but it seems like a light week this week. But here are the shows I recommend. Thurs. 9/1 Top Show(s): … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Bob Dylan, Love, Mad Men & The Vulgar Boatmen

Wanted to catch up on some recent music news, beyond that of Ryan Adams completing his re-do of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album. Word is out today that Volume 12 of the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series will be released on November … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Dr. John, The Faces & Texas Tornadoes

I wanted to share some music news that crossed my radar that you might not have heard yet. The Faces stand as a band that epitomizes rock ‘n’ roll. They had the songs, they had the swagger, they had the … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 26-31 (The BB King/ZZ Ward edition)

Two of my favorite bands are coming to Southern California this week- and on the same bill. The criminally overlooked “No Depression”-era country rock outfit The Bottle Rockets are touring with master pop tunesmith Marshall Crenshaw. I tracked down vintage … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Dec. 2-9 (The Head And The Heart/Dinosaur Bones)

Welcome to December. The finale month for 2013. The last go-round before the New Year. The parting shot…oh, you get the point. Top Shows of the Week: December 5 is a special day under our roof but it is also … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 15-25 (the Booker T. & B.B. King edition)

With the summer speeding headlong towards September, I will try to keep pace with a special 10 day roundup. The Echo enlivens the midweek blahs with a pairing of the Kopecky Family Band and the Melodic on Wednesday the 14th … Continue reading

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Chicago Blues In Memoriams and Living On

Two major figures in the Chicago music scene passed on last week. Cleotha Staples, who was the eldest daughter of Pops Staples, died on February 20 on the South Side of Chicago at the age of 78. She had been … Continue reading

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