Monthly Archives: December 2011

Free Holiday Music

The fine folks at Paste Magazine are offering up 40 delicious holiday tracks for you to consume! Click on the photo to stream or you can download them all in two parts Part 1 Paste Christmas Sampler Part 2 Paste Christmas Sampler Nothing says the season like mashing up stuff.  Give a listen to a […]

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Holiday Shows in LA

The holidays are a time for introspection, of thinking about who we were and where we are now. And what better time to reminisce than by strapping on your old combat boots and heading to The Santa Monica Civic.  There are three shows this weekend but the one I would put my money on is […]

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Favorite New Artists 2011

Not surprisingly my list of new artists were discovered while at live shows and not sitting at my computer.   Your new year’s resolution should be to go out to more shows and discover new music. Click on their pictures to hear the albums that won me over. The Head And The Heart-Folk pop reminiscent […]

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New Music Tuesday

Most Cameron Crowe movies are pretty darn good, some not so much (Elizabethtown, anyone?) but his music choices are always spot on.  Go on and revisit the soundtrack to Elizabethtown.  Cameron’s latest movie is We Bought A Zoo.  The soundtrack comes out today.  Here’s a sample from Jonsi from the Icelandic band Sigur Ros. Jonsi […]

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Rock Hall Class of 2012

I did not do so well in predicting the inductees foolishly thinking that the true innovators should get into the Hall.  Every music fans favorite game now is to point at a similar (possibly superior) artist and wonder why they have yet to gain entrance to the coveted Hall.  With that in mind, let’s look at […]

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Free Music Friday

The fine folks at Brite Revolution are offering up a Winter Warm Up Mixtape filled with the warm sounds of artists like Andrew Belle, David Mead and Gabe Dixon  Click on the photo and enjoy! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to […]

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Shopping In LA

’tis the season to get shopping.  I’m not a big fan of it unless there’s some novelty factor involved.  Fortunately, there’s a couple of fun events planned for this weekend. Saturday is Amoeba’s Holiday Charity Auction.  Items auctioned off include concert tickets, a signed Williams Shatner book and an Ozzy framed canvas print.  Amoeba promises to […]

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The Box Set

Do you love Elvis Costello?  How much would you pay for a 3 Disc (CD, DVD and 10″ vinyl EP) for his two 2011 LA shows featuring the Spectacular Spinning Songbook?  Before you answer, we’ll also throw in a 40-page hardcover book packed with candid photos, a tour diary of Costello’s musings from each tour stop, […]

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New Music Tuesday

This looks like the last week this year where actual new music will be released but there are two new releases worth noting. Former indie blues-rock band The Black Keys is now a big deal thanks to their last album Brothers.  El Camino is the name of the new album and it continues in the same […]

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Grammy Nominations

The Grammy awards have been reduced from 109 to 78 categories wisely removing the distinction between male and female performances. Of course that doesn’t mean there are still some eyebrow raising moments. The most pleasant surprise is the recognition of Bon Iver.  The song “Holocene” was nominated for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. […]

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