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October Desk Clearing (part one?): Buck Owens To Frank Zappa

I wanted to share some of the music news that surfaced on my radar during October. Well, at least some of it. It got to the point that I needed just to wrap it up and ship it out. So, … 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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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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Go See Hear In L.A. Dec. 3-9 (The Shuggie Otis/Kinky Friedman edition)

There is a lot to celebrate as we head into Chanukah weekend. Let’s start with the Polyphonic Spree’s Holiday Extravaganza that I previewed for the L.A. Weekly (http://www.laweekly.com/2012-11-29/music/lauryn_hill_bad_brains_shuggie_otis/3/). This family-friendly show features the eccentric ensemble performing holiday tunes and their … Continue reading

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The Return of Eric Burdon: Please Don’t Let Him Be Misunderstood!

The original rock ‘n’ roll animal Eric Burdon is back. The man who sang such classic tunes as “The House of the Rising Son,” “It’s My Life,” “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 6-12 (The Shovels & Rope/Sigur Ros Edition)

This week starts off with another terrific Tuesday.  LA glam-pop legends Redd Kross is back with a new album Researching the Blues (on Merge) and a show at the Roxy with Tijuana Panthers, Pangea and Keith Morris playing D.J. Blues … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: New Bob, Van and Wanda

Yesterday, Columbia Records announced that Bob Dylan will release his 35th album in September. The album, entitled Tempest, contains 10 new Dylan tunes. This follow-up to 2009’s Together Through Life also comes out in the 50th anniversary of his self-titled … Continue reading

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