Tag Archives: Hold Steady

September Desk Clearing: The Last Waltz, The T.N.T. Show, Van der Graaf Generator and more

Where were you on Thanksgiving Day, 1976. I was at a Thanksgiving table watching an NFL game. But if I could travel back in time, I would go to San Francisco’s Winterland Theatre to experience The Band’s last concert, which … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hey Marah Fans – Here’s Some Good News

Remember Marah? Those “kids from Philly” made a big splash in the No Depression scene of the late ’90. The band fits somewhere on the spectrum between the Replacements and the Hold Steady but with some twangy touches of banjos … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Go See Hear In L.A. July 29-Aug. 3 (The Los Lonely Boys/Hold Steady edition)

  It’s not quite “all in the family” this week but there certainly are a number of family-based shows happening. Sean and Sara Watkins do their rather regularly scheduled Family Hour at Largo on Wednesday. The Alvin boys continue their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Songs For Slim – First Success, Now Second Single

A few weeks back, I mentioned that the Replacements were putting out an EP to raise funds for their ex-mate Slim Dunlap, who had a stroke last year. The EP auction has so far raised over 106,000. Copy #1 of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The ‘Mats’ Movie And Other Cool Music Documentaries

The Replacements were, and probably always will be, one of those important bands in my musical pantheon. And I am not the only one. Earlier this week, I wrote about the just released Treatment Bound, a ukulele tribute to Replacements … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Movie, Music,, TV & DVD | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Go See Hear In L.A. Feb. 20-26 (The I See Hawks/Ra Ra Riot edition

Sure, Hollywood is gearing up for the Oscars, but there are plenty of great shows for music lovers in Los Angeles (I resisted using the Tinsel Town term). I have loved the lit. rock tunes of the Hold Steady for … Continue reading

Posted in Best in L.A. Shows, Music, | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment