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Monday Morning Desk Clearing: Dylan, Petty, Sturgill Simpson And Yo-Yo Ma

Before we move on to this week, there are a couple of stories I wanted to get to. A treasure trove of over 6,000 items of Bob Dylan memorabilia has been purchased by by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 28-Oct. 5 (The Tragically Hip/New Mastersounds edition)

October gets off to a quite busy start, with Saturday being particularly busy. There’s the Bluegrass Situation Festival, which has expanded to the Greek. The Word and Amy Helm at the Fonda, Mavis Staples in Cerritos and Randy Newman at … Continue reading

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Go See Here In L.A July 21-27 (The Phish/Ducktails Edition)

There are several waves of nostalgia waves up on Southern California, from Soul Asylum to Phish, Blondie to Bruce Cockburn, Spin Doctors to Violent Femmes and I’ve even gotten to Billy Joe Shaver yet. Go out and enjoy. Tues. 7/21 … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. June 25-30 (The Milo Greene/Shilohs edition)

This week is highlighted by the local appearances of several living legends. Booker T. sounds the alarm at the El Rey on the 25th to celebrate his new album, Sound The Alarm, which Stax (appropriately enough) is out. Mavis Staples … Continue reading

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Levon Helm Documentary Comin’ In ’13

Vanguard Records announced this week that  Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm will be coming to movie screens in early 2013. Kino Lorber will be releasing the documentary in select theaters before making it available … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 17-23 (The Melody Gardot/Tab Benoit Edition)

I’m going to start this week’s concert rundown will start with the week’s end. Friday night finds Mindy Smith visiting McCabe’s with her new, and self-titled album. Smith is a wonderfully talented singer/songwriter – born in Long Island but with … Continue reading

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