Tag Archives: Ken Stringfellow

Go See Hear In L.A. April 27-May 3 (the Posies/Catcus Blossoms edition)

Well, April is turning into May, which means that the school year is ending soon, summer is coming and all that entails (sorry, I’m not that profound today). But here are the shows this transitional week that have caught my … Continue reading

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Friday Desk Clearing: Jerry Lee Lewis, Allen Ginsberg, Dylan, The Dead and the rest (updated)

I wanted to catch up on some recent and somewhat recent news. It seems like it is a particular popular time for covers albums. You have probably have heard that Bob Dylan is following up last year’s Shadows of the … Continue reading

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Friday Deskclearing: Spain, Afghan Whigs and Hard Working Americans

I wanted to gather up some interesting items that have been gathering in my inbox. First, let’s dig into the archives. Rhino has assembled a 4-disc boxset that focuses on Captain Beefheart’s work in the early ‘70s. Sun Zoom Spark … 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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Go See Hear in L.A. Jan. 21-27 (the Social Distortion/Social Studies edition)

After MLK Day and the Inauguration Day on Monday, music starts to heat up on Tuesday. Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding comes to the Mint and Cat Power lands at the Observatory. UK’s latest chanteuse Jessie Ware has a free show … Continue reading

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A big Big Star tribute at SxSW

For those heading to SxSW this year, get your tickets early for the all-star tribute to Big Star‘s Third album that will be taking place  to the Paramount Theatre on March 15. The legendary album will be performed in its entirety … Continue reading

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Go See Here In L.A. Nov. 7-13 (The Brandt Brauer Frick, Feist, Farrar, Tav Falco edition)

Sure this week includes local appearances from such legends as Gordon Lightfoot (UCLA, 11/8) and the legendary B.B. King (Club Nokia, 11/11), but I want to mention some notable younger acts coming to town. Friday night is soul night in … Continue reading

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