Tag Archives: Big Star

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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Go See Hear In L.A. April 27-May 3 (the Posies/Catcus Blossoms edition)

Well, April is turning into May, which means that the school year is ending soon, summer is coming and all that entails (sorry, I’m not that profound today). But here are the shows this transitional week that have caught my … Continue reading

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What’s Up For Record Store Day

I won’t bore you all with why I have been absent of late but it involves computer woes that hopefully are behind me. I was going to do a round up of this weekend’s shows (and I still might) but … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 4-9 (The Those Pretty Wrongs/Darlingside edition)

Yes, a little late this week. And it wasn’t because I couldn’t decide what to call this edition. The other choices I came up with were Steel Wheels/Made of Oak, Tushka/ Alyeska or 2Ton Bridge/Leon Bridges. Did I make the … Continue reading

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Friday Desk Clearing: Fleetwood Mac, Roy Orbison, Grateful Dead and Lucinda Williams

Wanted to share some recent news, if case you haven’t heard yet, about upcoming releases, Record Store Day and Country Music Hall of Fame inductees. In time for the holiday shopping season, Warner Brothers will be releasing special expanded editions … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 23-28 (The Big Star/Dark Star Orchestra edition)

It’s one of those weeks that is filled with conflicts. Want to start your weekend with some rockin’ jams? The Dark Star Orchestra channels the Grateful Dead at the Fonda Theare, while Phish’s Trey Anastasio performs with the L.A Phil … Continue reading

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Friday Deskclearing: Spain, Afghan Whigs and Hard Working Americans

I wanted to gather up some interesting items that have been gathering in my inbox. First, let’s dig into the archives. Rhino has assembled a 4-disc boxset that focuses on Captain Beefheart’s work in the early ‘70s. Sun Zoom Spark … Continue reading

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