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Quick Hits: Shires, Prine, Pylon, Tweedy, Booker T, Replacements and The Staple Singers

Just dropping in to share a few things that popped up on my radar. Amanda Shires has a new track “The Problem” that she’s releasing on September 28. Freaturing Jason Isbell, the song is about supporting someone through a very difficult time, … Continue reading

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November Desk Clearing: Tift Merritt, Chuck Prophet, Wild Reeds And Morphine

The Grammy Museum has added 25 important songs to its Hall of Fame. The new tunes are: Arlo Guthrie – “The City of New Orleans” The Beach Boys – “I Get Around” Billie Holiday – Lady Sings the Blues Blind … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 3-5 (Greyhounds/Bird Dogs edition)

Quickly I wanted to put together the rundown of shows for the rest of the work-week that grabbed my attention. Hopefully I will get to the weekend shows too. Wed. 8/3   Top Show: The Explorer Club mine a wonderful … Continue reading

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July Desk Clearing: Bowie, Flamin’ Groovies, Black Oak Arkansas & Porter Wagoner

So the big music news this week probably is the announcement that Bruce Springsteen is releasing a companion CD to accompany the publication of this autobiography Born To Run on Sept. 27. The CD, entitled Chapter and Verse, is an … Continue reading

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Monday Desk Clearing: Velvet Crush, Electrical Prunes &Tragically Hip

I wanted to catch up on some music items that have crossed my desk, and I’m more will come once I post this…But let me start off with one of my favorite topics: cool reissues.   Omnivore Recordings has a … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: The City, Ted Hawkins And Daptone Gold

Light In The Attic, the fine folks who have reissued the Monks, Karen Dalton and Rodriguez (to name a few), will be putting out the long-out-of-print album by The City. on October 2. Who is “The City?” It was a … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Jan. 13-19 (The Happy Traum/Johnny Rivers edition)

The Grammys take over L.A. this week, particularly around the week’s end. Still there are a number of noteworthy shows, particularly for the nostalgia-minded. Mon. Jan. 13 Local rockers Terraplane Sun trek crosstown from Venice to Hollywood to play School … Continue reading

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Charles Bradley’s Doc – Soul Of America – Coming Out Soon

Charles Bradley is one of those late-blooming old-school soul singers – along with the likes of with Lee Fields, Bettye LaVette and Sharon Jones – who are happily achieving some career success now. Bradley has a particularly interesting life, full … Continue reading

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Sharon Jones Postpones Tour and Album Due To Illness

Word came out today that Sharon Jones has had to postpone the release of her upcoming CD, Give The People What They Want, as well as cancel her summer tour because she has been diagnosed with stage-1 bile duct cancer. … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 15-21 (The Crazy Horse, Sheepdogs and Los Lobos edition

This week starts rather quietly. There’s Australian singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd on Monday at the Fonda, with the delightful First Aid Kit performing there on Tuesday with Dylan LeBlanc. The Swedish Soderberg sisters create such charming folksy-pop music that it is … Continue reading

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