Tag Archives: Matthew Sweet

Welcome Back, Long Ryders, a True-West-ern & an Individual

A couple of old favorites have new, or upcoming, releases, that I wanted to share. The Long Ryders were one of the first of the 80s alt.country rock outfit. The SoCal-bred band last year unveiled a comprehensive 4-CD retrospective, Final … 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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Causes For Celebration: Wild Honey Benefit and Other Good-Hearted Projects

I forgot to mention in the weekly concert roundup that on March 1 the Wild Honey Foundation will throw a big benefit concert to raise funds for Autism Think Tank and the Children’s Music Fund. Taking place at the Wilshire … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Desk Clearing: John Denver, Johnny Cash, Skinny Puppy and Wild Honey in the news

I have been meaning to share some news that has come across my radar in the past couple weeks. From the House of Cash comes news that a new, posthumous Johnny Cash collection Out Among The Stars is due in … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Dec. 17-31 (the Crocus Behemoth Lives! edition

I am going to wrap up the year with a extra long GSH, which I will undoubtedly update when I come across new shows happening before 2013 comes to a close. Hope everyone has a great holiday season and a … Continue reading

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Oh Sweet Bands of Youth! A Special Oldies Edition of Go See Hear In L.A.

From Three Dog Night to the B-52’s to Matchbox Twenty – this week adds up to a bumper crop of oldies acts coming to Southern California. The wave of nostalgia begins on Wednesday when the Gibson Amphitheater welcomes the Goo … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. July 10-14 (the Flamin’ Groovies edition)

That darn July 4th 4-day holiday weekend. Just when I am thought I was catching up, things get derailed again.  So here’s a quick once over on the concert week ahead. Innovative jazz drummer Allison Miller (and sometime Ani Difranco … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. July 16- 23: The Imaginary Cities/Origami Ghosts edition

It’s not quite Kinks vs. Beatles but Saturday night July 21 pits Ray Davies at the Wiltern vs. Ringo Starr at the Greek. Ringo brings his latest (13th actually) “All Starr” band to town. This one includes Todd Rundgren, Toto’s … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. April 23-29 (The Stagecoach and Beyond edition)

With the second weekend of Coachella having concluded, that means this weekend holds the Stagecoach Festival out in Indio. The 3-day country-based music festival is long sold out but if you are headed out there and looking for acts to see, … Continue reading

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Go See Hear in L.A. Dec. 21-31 (The Yukon Blonde Winter Solstice edition)

The final roundup will serve to cover the last couple weeks of the 2011. So happy happy. Merry merry and here’s to a rockin’ 2012. Thursday the 22nd finds Yukon Blonde at the Echo. This Vancouver-based band impressively strides the … Continue reading

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