Monthly Archives: January 2014

Free Music Friday

Shut out of Coachella?  Good.  Use your money to take a trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama for the Hangout Music Festival. I can practically guarantee it will be cheaper and cooler to spend time at the beach than in the desert.  The lineup is just as eclectic and will also feature a performance from Coachella […]

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Get Out

Two local Southern California bands are playing for free. Crystal Antlers from Long Beach play the type of garage/punk/experimental rock that would make Sonic Youth or The Mars Volta proud.  You can see them in action at Amoeba Records this Thursday night for FREE! While you’re there, do yourself a favor and pick up the […]

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Pete Seeger

Woody Guthrie passed away before I was conscious of his existence and yet here was Pete Seeger, born just seven years after Woody and someone that Woody considered his contemporary sitting among us to teach us of the past and help lead us into the future with the power of a song.  He was like Forest Gump, […]

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New Music Tuesday

It certainly was great to see one of my favorite albums from 2013; Kacey Musgraves “Same Trailer, Different Park get recognized with the Grammy for Best Country Album.  So as we salute Ms. Musgraves let’s look at new music from artists that most likely influenced Kacey’s award winning album.   Laura Cantrell  can sing a […]

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Real Time

KISS played at intermission during the Kings/Ducks game this weekend. I know that because everyone was tweeting about it.  I turned it on and there they were. The Academy Awards will be on next month and I’ll be able to follow along and hear all the snarky comments live as it happens. I turned on […]

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Free Music Friday

Want to get to know the Grammy Artists?  Click on the Grammy logo and give a listen so you can sound informed when someone asks who is Kacey Musgraves (Best New Artist nominee) or Zedd (Best Dance Recording nominee) or Hiatus Kaiyote (Best R&B Performance)?   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share […]

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Get Out

Love the Grammy’s but don’t have a ticket? Well you can see a number of Grammy related events that will probably be more enjoyable than being in a huge arena with cameras everywhere to block your view. “A Song Is Born” The Grammy Legacy Concert is at the Wilshire Ebell “will explore the history and […]

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Carole King: MusiCares Person Of The Year

Just like Linda Rondstadt finally entering the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, it certainly was due that the Grammy Committee honors 4-time Grammy Winner Carole King as MusiCares Person of the Year.    The honor is given to musicians for their artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy.   Carole has certainly done […]

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New Music Tuesday

For those that heard got a little giddy when they heard the new Beck song “Blue Moon” that was released this week and think February 25 can’t get here soon enough, this is a nice buffer.  The artist is Seattle native Damien Jurado and  his new album “Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son” has that same […]

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Martin Luther King Day songs

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here are a number of songs played in 1963 for the March On Washington. Mahalia Jackson “How I Got Over” Marian Anderson “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” Bob Dylan and Joan Baez “When The Ship Comes In”, “Only A Pawn In Their Game”, “Keep Your […]

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