Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Music Friday

Two (kind of) surprises were sprung onto the pop music scene this week. Rihanna‘s will it or will it not be released album Anti, was finally released to the world exclusively through Tidal on Wednesday.  Anticipation has been building since she posted her Antidiary website back in November.  Last year’s collaboration with Kanye and Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds” is […]

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AARP member music venue

When the Saturday Night Live character, Stefon turns 50, I can imagine him raving about the Saban Theatre.   “Beverly Hills hottest club has everything, (insert Yelp reviews), “classic, old-school movie palace”, ” bartenders that make up their own drink prices” “bathroom on the first floor that only allows one person a a time”That guy from Chicago, […]

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Localchella 2016

The kids may like the all you can eat platter that is Coachella but I prefer the a la carte menu that is Localchella.  Thanks to the festival practically holding artists captive for two weekends, bands you might be interested in are playing around the So Cal area in smaller, more intimate indoor venues. The […]

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2 for 2uesday I Love You All The Time edition

The Eagles Of Death Metal have an ongoing campaign called ‘Play It Forward’.  The idea is simple.  They’re encouraging bands of all shapes and sizes to create a cover of their song “I Love You All The Time”.  The campaign is helping to raise money for The Sweet Stuff Foundation that will benefit victims of […]

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Bowie in the mid 1990s

Great footage is popping up on YouTube for David Bowie fans.  A couple of my favorites are during his artistic resurgence in 1995 starting with the album Outside. Bowie didn’t really know what to do after his biggest commercial success with Let’s Dance in 1983.  He released a couple lackluster albums, did a “never going to […]

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New Music Friday

You might not be able to judge a book by its cover, but I took one look at the album cover of Eleanor Friedberger‘s new album “New View” and because it reminded me of Neil Young’s Decade.  I knew a would be in for a treat.    Judging be the first single, full of explosive […]

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The Muffs The Go-Gos and Bangles, Oh My!

This week in LA, a few of the women that ruled the LA music scene in the 80s and 90s are returning for shows. Kim Shattuck played bass in the 80s Paisley Underground rock band The Pandoras but gained fame in the 90s with her power pop band, The Muffs.  Friday, the band will celebrate their 25th […]

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Glenn Frey

  Very sad to hear of Glenn Frey’s passing.  From what I’ve read in biographies and seen in documentaries Glenn Frey in the 70s was not a laid back Peaceful Easy Feelin’ type of guy.  As soon as he arrived in LA his goal was to not just to be a successful band but to […]

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2 For 2uesday

Time to stop looking back and let’s look ahead to two songs that made me feel good. Artist: Mike Harris aka Vokes Hails from Los Angeles Reminds me of a lost track from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories album Artist: Vandaveer duo consists of Mark Charles Heidinger and Rose Guerin Hails from Washington DC Reminds me of Matt […]

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MLK, Kendrick and President Obama

“Know the truth, it’ll set you free”.  It’s a verse first used in the Bible.  Martin Luther King used the verse on March 14, 1968 saying: “I want to discuss the race problem tonight and I want to discuss it very honestly.  I still believe that freedom is the bonus you receive for telling the truth. […]

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