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Friday Desk Clearing: Jerry Lee Lewis, Allen Ginsberg, Dylan, The Dead and the rest (updated)

I wanted to catch up on some recent and somewhat recent news. It seems like it is a particular popular time for covers albums. You have probably have heard that Bob Dylan is following up last year’s Shadows of the … Continue reading

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The Other Ork – The Legendary Ork Records

Before there was Mork from Ork, there was Terry Ork, who in the mid-70’s started Ork Records and released some of the first music to come out of the New York punk scene. I remember reading somewhere (Cleveland Scene magazine? … 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 Desk Clearing: RIP Ray Price, Death Of Samantha and Sherman Baker

When I was growing up, I didn’t appreciate Ray Price. The first songs that I heard of his were during the ’70s – probably part of some Tel-K TV compilation – that just seemed too mellow and old-fashion for my … Continue reading

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Countdown To Record Store Day

Music lovers are counting down the days until April 20th, when Record Store Day unleashes an avalanche of soon-to-be rare releases. This rundown (maybe there will be more before Saturday) spotlights some gems from a few prime labels as well … Continue reading

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A big Big Star tribute at SxSW

For those heading to SxSW this year, get your tickets early for the all-star tribute to Big Star‘s Third album that will be taking place  to the Paramount Theatre on March 15. The legendary album will be performed in its entirety … Continue reading

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Holsapple & Stamey and Health & Happiness Show

One of my favorite music scenes was in Hoboken in the mid-80s. There were bands like the Individuals, the Bongos, the dBs, the Feelies the Wygals, and other bands that filled the bills at the legendary club Maxwell’s. A couple … Continue reading

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