Tag Archives: Van Dyke Parks

Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 11-16 (The Phil & Dave/Chris & Glenn edition)

Yes, a little late again. But hopefully better late than never… Wed. 11/11 Top Show: On their Fall Migration tour, the singing cellist Ben Sollee and the indie orchestra Mother Falcon (with a just released CD Good Luck Have Fun) … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. May 4-11 (The Gold Star/Sonics Edition)

This week’s shows make me think, with varying degrees of nostalgia, of the Hayward-Lodge Band, Royal Trux and Lords of the New Church. And they also make me wonder how anyone could see half of this week’s top shows. Tues. … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Dec. 9-16 (The Lone Bellow/Shovels & Rope Edition)

Dec. 10 Top Show: The Blind Boys of Alabama spread some holiday cheer along with songs from their Justin Vernon-produced I’ll Find A Way at Disney Hall. Jamestown Revival is an L.A. by way of Texas duo. They’ll be showcasing … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 26-Dec. 1 (Thanksgiving/Back to Bad Friday edition)

It looks like this Thanksgiving week is shaping up as a slow week for shows. I will resist describing it as a “turkey” – whoops, I just did. While there might not be a lot of cool shows, there will … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Nov. 19-24 (The Black Crowes/Over The Rhine edition)

Tues. 19 Top Show: The Mint hosts a cool double bill with Nashville wildcat Lindi Ortega and Brett Detar, the former Juliana Theory frontman whose latest Too Free to Live is a rugged twang rock offering. Neil Finn preview tunes … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 30-Oct. 7 (The Deep Dark Woods/Frightened Rabbit Edition)

When looking at this week’s shows, you can to start with the weekend. The inaugural Way Over Yonder festival brings acts like Neko Case, Conor Oberst, Shovels & Rope, Justin Townes Earle, Calexico (oh, I could go on and on) … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. May 26- June 9 (the Insects Vs. Robots/Joy Kills Sorrow edition)

So long May, hello June. But there’s no June gloom went it comes to music-going at the start of June. It’s a special two-week edition so pay attention to the dates (and hopefully I have too). But first, here’s what … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. March 25-31 (the Iceage/Caveman/Last Bison edition)

Monday night features a duel between two residencies. Harper Simon concludes his stay at the Satellite with what he terms an “extravaganza” that is supposed to feature 60 performances. Come and find out find your for yourself. Or, you can … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Feb. 28-March 4 (The Chapin Sisters/Brothers Comatose edition)

March madness is starting a few days early. The waning days of February are overstocked with shows so I will forego clever groupings and just proceed chronologically. Tuesday the 26th finds the always-entertaining Grant-Lee Phillips hosting some of his pals … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Aug. 4-9 (The Crosby, Stills, Nash and Pegi Young edition)

I am laboring some following Labor Day Monday so this is getting out a little too late to mention to good shows – but that won’t stop me from saying Tuesday the 4th has/had a pair of fine shows: The … Continue reading

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