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Sunday Desk Clearing: The Velvets, The Monkees & Loretta Lynn

As often happens, you post one thing and then you remember something else and two more things come in…so, here you go. This year is the Year of the Monkey in the Lunar calendar. It is also the 50th anniversary … 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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Go See Hear In L.A. Oct. 28-31 (The Rest of October issue and RIP Lou Reed)

Mon. 28 Top Show(s): Foy Vance will be crooning his soulful tunes at the Hotel Café. His Joy of Nothing is truly something of a joy. Ronnie Spector’s autobiographical Beyond the Beehive show offers plenty of Brill Building thrills as … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Dec. 10-11 (The John Cale/Jim Lauderdale edition)

The combination of a number of notable shows and a busy start of the work week has led me to do a mini-2 day version of Go See Hear. Monday boasts a pair of cool shows. UK crooner Willy Moon … Continue reading

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The New Velvet Underground & Nico – That’s A Lot of Bananas

To mark the 45th anniversary of the landmark The Velvet Underground & Nico album, Universal Music/Polydor has assembled a “super deluxe” box-set housing 6 CDs. This collection, according to its press release, contains stereo and mono versions of the album … Continue reading

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New Summer Titles From Chambers and Cook

Two of my long-time favorite singers, Kasey Chambers and Elizabeth Cook, have CDs coming out this summer. First up will be Elizabeth Cook‘s Gospel Plow. This EP, slated for a June 12 release, features 6 gospel tunes plus that “religious” … Continue reading

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Mo’ Moe: Sundazed to release a Moe Tucker Anthology

There has always been something ultra cool about Maureen “Moe” Tucker. Starting back with her days as the “girl drummer” for the Velvet Underground. The slightly androgynous presence that countered Nico’s icy glam girl and the  VU boys’ downtown hipness. … Continue reading

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