Tag Archives: Van Morrison

September Desk Clearing: The Last Waltz, The T.N.T. Show, Van der Graaf Generator and more

Where were you on Thanksgiving Day, 1976. I was at a Thanksgiving table watching an NFL game. But if I could travel back in time, I would go to San Francisco’s Winterland Theatre to experience The Band’s last concert, which … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Jan. 13-18 (the Bird Dog/I See Hawks In L.A. edition)

I apologize for being absent longer from here longer than I expected. One thing led to another and you know…there you go and here we are. Anyway, it’s not too late to talk about this week’s shows, is it? Wed. … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Van Morrison, Lou Reed and the Carter Families

The first Velvet Underground album I bought was an odd MGM repackaging of White Light/White Heat. It was cool, mysterious and a little bit frightening for a Midwestern teen. Loaded, however, was my second VU album and the one that … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New: Dr. John, The Faces & Texas Tornadoes

I wanted to share some music news that crossed my radar that you might not have heard yet. The Faces stand as a band that epitomizes rock ‘n’ roll. They had the songs, they had the swagger, they had the … Continue reading

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Quick Take: Anderson East at the Hotel Cafe – June 25, 2015

It is not easy to tear me away from watching the NBA Draft (sadly, that isn’t much of a joke) but I am mighty glad that I did last night to hear Anderson East do a set at the Hotel … Continue reading

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A Harvest Of Big & Cool Fall Releases, Volume 1

It seems like there is a particularly hearty crop of big releases coming this fall (with an eye on holiday gift buying, no doubt). One of the coolest autumn releases is The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, which Revenant … Continue reading

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Barry Goldberg Helps Beat The February Blues At The Mint

Like discovering a great new bakery or stumbling upon a cool obscure bookstore (you can substitute your own favorite experiences), there is something uniquely wonderful about dropping by your neighborhood bar and catching some talented musicians just playing for the … Continue reading

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