Monthly Archives: March 2013

Free Music Friday

I almost forgot to get the Blue Ridge March 2013 Trail Mix, so get it now while the gettin’s good.  This one has Anthrax on it and they’re doing a Rush cover.   Awesome, this should add power to your hike! Just in case you don’t want to download it, you can give it a […]

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Get Out

Could it be summer already?  It might seem that way as a show at the Santa Monica Pier is taking place this Saturday and it’s a great bill. Poolside Yacht Kisses Tickets are just $18.  Get them by clicking on the photo.  See you there! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share […]

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Better Than Phil Spector

I have not watched the Phil Spector movie nor do I plan to.  I would think your time would be better spent by reliving the music.  Here are a few recommendations. The Wrecking Crew-The story of the players behind that Wall of Sound. Phil Spector co-produced John Lennon’s Imagine album.  The documentary on the making […]

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New Music Tuesday

It’s attack of the So. Cal Indie Artists this week with three new releases and one classic from artists that call Southern California their home. Wavves are now a duo and reportedly used their own money to pay for their fourth record.  Guitarist Nathan Williams explains why they used their own finances, “In doing so, […]

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Spring Break: A Salute to Andrew W.K.

It’s Spring Break time around here and we have tongue-in-cheek discussions of “Let’s Party!”  There is only one person I can think of that has truly honed his skills at creating a raging party through song and performance and that is Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier, but you can call him Andrew W.K.  How dedicated to the party […]

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Free Music Friday

Amazon’s March Artists on the Rise is available including local LA indie darling Foxygen.  While you’re on the Amazon site you might as well download the free sampler from MTV, CMT & VH-1.  They’ve got some good stuff from Everest, Jim James and Kodaline.  Click on the photos  and enjoy!         Bookmark […]

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Get Out

This weekend, you should get out and relive some old memories, that aren’t quite exactly how you remember it. Remember Janis Joplin?  Now through April 21 at the Pasadena Playhouse is One Night with Janis Joplin.  Judging by the review in the LA Times this week it is more than just an incredible simulation, this […]

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Lost 80s treasures

To some people who came of age in the 80s the names Morrissey, Johnny, Andy & Mike  mean the same thing as John, Paul, George & Ringo so when Mike Joyce blogged   “A fan of The Smiths? An early recording you’ve probably never heard before.” It was like finding a lost treasure.  Dubbed “The […]

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New Music Tuesday

In case you live under a rock, you might not realize that Justin Timberlake is releasing his first album in 8 years, entitled the 20/20 Experience.   While no one will ever reach the heights of N’Sync 2.4 million copies of No Strings Attached it should be interesting to see if a 32 year old Justin can compare […]

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Musicians come first

SXSW is over and buzzed about bands will continue to be buzzed about while others will go back and work harder to get better.  Hopefully those musicians were in attendance or heard Dave Grohl’s SXSW keynote speech.  His speech contained key phrases that he kept repeating over and over like a mantra or actually more […]

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