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Archives Alive Anniversary Edition: UPDATED: Monterey Pop, Grateful Dead, Sgt. Peppers, Stills & Collins

1967 was a huge year in rock music. It basically started with the Doors’ debut album and ended with Magical Mystery Tour. It is hard to keep up with all the anniversaries, but here are some recent new items. The … Continue reading

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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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August Desk Clearing: Shovels & Rope, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, NRBQ and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Another busy month in the music world. What with Sir Paul re-signing with Capitol. R.E.M. announcing a big reissue of Out Of Time to celebrate the CD’s 25th anniversary. News that Bob Weir will release his first new solo album … Continue reading

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Friday Desk Clearing:

Amidst various computer challenges, I did come across some interesting music news items this week that I wanted to share. Pride And Joy, the documentary that heralded filmmaker Robert Mugge made on Alligator Records in 1992 gets its Blu-Ray release … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. March 1-8 (the Freakwater/Wavves edition)

A lot of good stuff this week, particularly in the twangy troubadour department: Bob Woodruff, Lucinda Williams, Sean Rowe, Bobby Long, Liza Anne and a guy named David Crosby. There were other opportunities for other fun wordplay to call this … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. March 31-April 5 (The Yonder Mountain/North Mississippi All-Stars edition)

Hey it’s Spring Break so I’m doing a “once over lightly” version of this week’s concert roundup. Tues. 3/31 Top Show(s): Whoops – a correction: the Jessica Lea Mayfield/Seth Avett homage to Elliott Smith takes place tonight at the Wilshire … Continue reading

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Catching Up With: Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, George Jones, Woody Guthrie and Muddy Waters

I have been meaning to do another roundup on new tribute projects and other archival releases, but every time I sit down to do one, there are new additions. Well, I am drawing the line in the sand today and … Continue reading

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