Monthly Archives: June 2013

Free Music Friday

A Radiohead show from June 1, 1995 (pre OK Computer) just became available to download for free.  Get it now! And just because, here’s a Tears For Fears (pre Songs From The Big Chair) concert from December 1983.  Great set list  (and even better enhanced 80’s special effects) performed just before the band exploded. 1. […]

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Get Out

Since I’m focused on documentaries this week, why not go out and see these artists perform? It may sound ominous but Death is coming to LA. The band from Detroit is promoting their documentary A Band Called Death with appearances on Thursday at Amoeba and then on Friday and Saturday they’ll be a screening of […]

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Rock and Roll Documentaries

There’s a number of rock docs that are circulating around movie theaters and TV screens so be on the lookout for these 5 that are worth checking out. Pussy Riot A Punk Prayer (HBO):  I’m not familiar with their music but the story about the power of music to affect change is timeless   Ain’t […]

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New Music Tuesday

Legends.  We’re always finding new ways to salute them and that is surely the case this week for New Music Tuesday. 1) Produce their new record.  Jeff Tweedy has so much fun with legendary singer Mavis Staples last record that he decided to do it again.  He certainly knows how to bring out the best […]

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Musical Couples

This week I’m going to see Patty Griffin and the very next day, Robert Plant.  Both have off days on the day their significant other is playing so I’m hoping they’ll each make a cameo at their partner’s show.  It’s a great musical couple and in salute to this couple I’m listing a few other […]

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Free Music Friday

Amazon continues their series of free music for artists they believe in with this months edition of Artists On The Rise.  I’m kind of partial to indie dance grooves of Alpine, the futuristic folk of Crystal Fighters and summer time rock of Mikal Cronin.  Click on the photo and get yer free tunes.  Enjoy! Bookmark on Delicious Digg […]

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Get Out

You know it’s summer when the Greek Theatre and Hollywood Bowl both open up for business. Tonight, jump into your customized van and go see Steve Miller Band with The Doobie Brothers.    My favorite Doobie Brothers album “What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits” was released almost 40 years ago.  The Steve Miller Band […]

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Nick Drake

Nick Drake was born June 19, 1948 which means today would have been his 65th birthday.   I am about 99.9% sure that if Nick were still alive he would not be tweeting or posting photos on Instagram.  In today’s era of posting everything of your life, there is sadly zero footage of a performing […]

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New Music Tuesday

In case you didn’t know Kanye West likes to talk about himself but he still seems to intrigue us with his bravado, his continued lack of modesty and his ability to back it up with albums that continue to fascinate his fan base. The new album, Yeezus (pronounced like a mix of Yes Jesus, probably […]

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Happy Birthday To You

The song “Happy Birthday To You” might just be the most widely performed song in the world but it comes with a price. That price is to the tune of $2 million per year in licensing fees for the song.  That’s a pretty sweet tune for Warner/Chappell.  The company paid $25 million in 1988 to acquire Birchtree Ltd., […]

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