Tag Archives: JD McPherson

Black Friday Gold – Record Store Day Gems: Elvis & Woody; Aretha & Joni; John Lee & Tony Joe; Pylon & Wilco

Record Store Day is upon us again and something inspired me to round up the titles that tapped my imagination. It was quite the rabbit hole to jump into. There is a so much good stuff to mention. But let’s … Continue reading

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A Festive Saturday, This Saturday (Sept. 17, that is)

If you are looking for something special to do this Saturday, there are a number of terrific music festivals taking place in Southern California. A couple weeks ago I mentioned how the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is celebrating its 50th … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. July 28 – Aug. 3 (the Jayhawks/I See Hawks in L.A. edition)

July rolls into August with a full week of music. It is particularly strong on the free show front, which is never a bad thing. JD McPherson plays the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, while Hot Club of Cowtown will … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. June 2-8 (Robert Plant/Mountain Goats Edition)

June, June – you’ve come so soon. Although with it comes the waves of amphitheater shows. Tues. 6/2 Top Show(s): There’s not much I need to say about Robert Plant who is bringing his Sensational Space Shifters to the Greek. … 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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