Monthly Archives: March 2014

Johnny Cash: The Life

I just finished the biography Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn.  It’s truly captures the full spectrum of The Man In Black and is a perfect companion piece to Peter Guralnick’s two biographies on Elvis Presley “Last Train To Memphis” and “Careless Love“.  In fact, Robert Hilburn could have divided up these two books […]

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Free Music Friday

SXSW may be a distant memory for some but it’s (hopefully) the start of a long and illustrious career for the many artists that play the festival.  NPR has posted songs from ten bands that made an impression on them including David Letterman faves Future Islands, former Helium and Wild Flag vocalist Mary Timony’s new […]

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Get Out

Neil Young takes over The Dolby Theatre this week so why would you want to be anywhere else?   These shows (March 29, 30 and April 1 & 2) are solo and judging from past performances from this year at New York’s Carnegie Hall and in Calgary, Ontario he’s playing a wide variety of songs.  They are spanning […]

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I’d buy that for a dollar

Welcome to a new feature on Let’s Not Get Carried Away (title comes thanks to Robocop).  I love buying vinyl,  but I hate paying $20+ for it.   Usually I end up in the $1 section at Amoeba.  That actually works out for me because I’m a huge fan of  70s-80s folk/yacht rock and that’s […]

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New Music Tuesday

The Hold Steady are back which means more songs about late nights, drinking, broken hearts, looking for some action in the big city, keeping positive, finding love and dynamic guitar solos.  It’s all in the first single, “Spinners”. I think I first learned about My Morning Jacket back in 2006 when they played Late Night […]

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Grammy Museum: The Drop

Iron & Wine and John Legend have played the 20,000 seat Hollywood Bowl.  During those same tours they have also played a 200 seat venue in Downtown LA at a fraction of the cost for the Bowl shows.  The venue is the Clive Davis Theater and it is part of the Grammy Museum.  Tickets are […]

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Free Music Friday

Royal Teeth has one of the most infectious songs so far this year with the song “Wild” and now it’s yours for the taking.  Just don’t blame me if you start humming “oo oo oo, oo oo oo” at random moments of your day. Bob Dylan’s 80’s output of music gets short shrift but it’s […]

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Get Out

Seeing an arena rock band actually perform in a legitimate arena is a rare occurrence as both a legitimate arena rock band and arena are in short supply.    However Friday night Kings Of Leon will at The Fabulous Forum. It’ll be like: Steppenwolf performing during their At Your Birthday Party Tour on July 14, 1969 at The […]

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James Vincent McMorrow

“Yes!”  screamed some guy in the audience at random moments during musical interludes of James Vincent McMorrow‘s show at the Roxy.  It was as if this person had been waiting his whole life to finally hear music that was meant for him.   And while that may be a slight overstatement, there was no denying […]

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New Music Tuesday

English singer/songwriter Lyla Foy is stepping behind her self-imposed alias fortress WALL and making the wise decision to go by her birth name.  The first single “Feather Tongue” could be her inner monologue on deciding whether to step in front and reveal her true identity. If I turn to leave then all will be easy […]

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