Monthly Archives: January 2015

Free Music Friday

My favorite 80s music blog Slicing Up Eyeballs (it’s a lyric from The Pixies “Debaser“) have released their mixtape for January 2015.  This one contains your favorite 80s bands doing cover songs.  Click and enjoy! SIDE A: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Auto Reverse Mixtape / January 2015 by Slicing Up Eyeballs on Mixcloud SIDE A 1. […]

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Comedy: Something Old Something New

   If you’re a fan of comedy, you can catch a glimpse of some amazing old school comedy from Don Rickles and then venture out into the new at the Riot LA Comedy Fest this weekend in LA. “The Merchant of Venom” aka “Mr. Warmth” will be playing at The Saban Theatre.   Go so see this […]

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PJ Harvey or PT Barnum

This Friday on January 16. PJ Harvey will begin a grand experiment.  For four weeks, PJ will be a living, breathing museum exhibition.  The idea is for  her band, producers and engineers to occupy a glass-encased studio at the Somerset House in London and record a new album as museum goers watch the singer create the […]

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New Music Tuesday

Love Motown?  What about New Jack Swing? Do you miss the music of Amy Winehouse? Can’t wait until the next Bruno Mars album drops?  Well fear not, as your dream album comes out today. Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Special” is inspired by his musical influences from early 90s hip-hop, funk, soul and R&B. Forgot how much […]

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Musical Legacies

It started in December last year when Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah song came on and I came to realize that the names Adam mentions in the song are irrelevant to my kids. David Lee Roth James Caan Kirk Douglas late Dinah Shore-ah Bowser from Sha Na Na Arthur Fonzerelli Paul Newman Goldie Hawn Captain Kirk Mr.Spock […]

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Elvis and Bowie 1974

  Elvis and Bowie.  Both are game changing artists both were born on January 8.  How about enjoying a 1974 Free Music Friday of Elvis Presley playing at the Houston Astrodome on March 3, 1974 and David Bowie at the Universal Amphitheatre on September 5, 1974.  Click on the photos to get the music.   […]

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Elvis Birthday Bash

If you love Elvis (and seriously, who doesn’t) and you live in LA there is only one place you should be to celebrate the 80th birthday celebration for the King of Rock and Roll.  The 28th edition of the Elvis Birthday Bash will be held this year at the Hollywood Avalon.  Expect to see at […]

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Elvis Presley is 80

  Elvis Presley was born January 8, 1935.  That would make him 80 this year. Let this sink in.  Willie Nelson turns 82 in April and he’s still playing. I could easily imagine Elvis taking a similar path like Willie and collaborating with contemporary artists and still playing shows.  How cool would it have been […]

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New Music Tuesday

  It’s the first week of January and apparently I have to look to 1977/1978 to get excited about newly released music. Bruce Springsteen is starting to release officially sanctioned bootlegs of his shows.  Previously only his latest shows from 2014 (and one from 2012) were available but now you can purchase a show from […]

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What to expect in 2015

One of the reasons to love pop music is its unpredictability.  You might know of new releases and new concert tours but you never know which new release will meet those expectations (Taylor Swift) and which will end with a thud  (U2).  The good news is it’s the new year and both Taylor and U2 […]

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