Tag Archives: James Brown

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

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Go See Here In L.A. Aug. 11-18 (The Superchunk/Sonics Edition)

This week offers nostalgia acts in all types of musical shapes. Starting with Bobby Rush and Bettye LaVette on Monday and wrapping up with the Counting Crows and Toad The Wet Sprocket on Sunday. In between, you can see ZZ … Continue reading

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News From Old Friends: James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Big Star, Hot Rize, Led Zep and Vashti Bunyan

I have been meaning to share a big mountain of cool news regarding reissues and returns of bands from the past. Hopefully, I’m not too far behind the curve in sharing. This Friday, the new James Brown bio-pix Get On … Continue reading

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News From June: Resurrected James Brown Live, Robyn Hitchcock in Judy Collins Mode and The Milk Carton Kids’ New Tour Buddy

Here are some news items from this month that has caught my attention. Showtime announced that it will do a series on the life of roadies, entitled Roadies. What makes this exciting news is that it comes from Cameron Crowe … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Feb. 11-16 (The Benmont Tench/Engelbert Humperdinck Edition)

Valentine’s Day week holds a bouquet of shows to love (okay, I couldn’t resist that wordplay). The offerings include longtime stars (like Sting, Clint Black, Boz Scaggs and Paul Simon), disappointing cancellations (Jeremy Spencer, Dan Hicks), cult heroes (Bettye LaVette) … Continue reading

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Charles Bradley’s Doc – Soul Of America – Coming Out Soon

Charles Bradley is one of those late-blooming old-school soul singers – along with the likes of with Lee Fields, Bettye LaVette and Sharon Jones – who are happily achieving some career success now. Bradley has a particularly interesting life, full … Continue reading

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Live Review: Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble April 22, 2012 Book & Stage, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV During the day (and for many nights), the Book & Stage is the sports bar at Las Vegas’ fashionable Cosmopolitan Hotel. However, gametime does occasionally turn to … Continue reading

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