Monthly Archives: July 2016

New Music Friday

No big releases this year, which led me to discover two new bands. Kid Canaveral: A Scottish alternative pop band that formed in St Andrews in Fife, Scotland and are now based in Edinburgh, Scotland. They’re a big fan of 80s style alt-pop hooks so naturally I seemed to instantly gravitate toward their music. Viola […]

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Get Out

After two weeks of political rhetoric, it should be nice to get out to Pershing Square and hear some American Music from The Blasters as well enjoy Martini Time courtesy of Reverend Horton Heat. Monday begins Nico Yaryan‘s  month-long residency at The Bootleg.  I really love the vibe on his new album “What A Tease“.  Indeed […]

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Artists on Talk Shows during the convention are killing it

I’ve been watching a lot of talk shows the past couple weeks and no matter which way you lean, there is no doubt in my mind that the artists have carefully selected the appropriate songs to play. Here’s Ryan Adam‘s performance of “Oh My Sweet Carolina” on Late Night with Stephen Colbert. This is for […]

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2 For 2uesday Wilco Schmilco

This blog probably wouldn’t exist if not for my love of Wilco, so I always feel like I need to let the whole world wide web of music lovers know that Wilco is returning with new music. It’s been a year since their last album Star Wars came out so the announcement of a new […]

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Musician Meltdowns

Part of the appeal of the live performance is that it’s live and when artists are scheduled to go on, they go on stage and perform no matter what is going on in their lives or how they’re feeling.  As the saying goes “The Show Must Go On”.  If all goes according to plan, the […]

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Frontier Records

As I’ve been going in the spiral of the 70s LA punk rock scene after reading “Under The Big Black Sun“. I see that Frontier Records is still in business and doing the Good Lord’s work of delivering all your punk rock needs. You can go here and get a number of amazing compilations from […]

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Get Out

There are a number of good shows this weekend but the one that stands out is the artist with a long, prolific career.  I honestly believe he should be in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.  That’s right, I’m talking Weird Al Yankovic.  He’s playing two big shows at The Hollywood Bowl. To show […]

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Slash Magazine

Back in the 70s before we had access to everything and could hear practically everything ever recorded, you could be brought up to date on all the local happenings in the LA punk scene for the low, low d.i.y. price of 50 cents.  Nothing looked like it back then and nothing looks like it now. […]

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2 for 2uesday

I’m still on my LA Punk kick thanks to Under The Big Black Sun so here are two songs I recently discovered.  New to me, new to you. As Chris Morris writes in his essay regarding the madness in some bands. “There were certain bands to which I gave a wide berth. One of them was […]

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Under The Big Black Sun

I missed the L.A. Punk movement.  Instead I had to settle ten years later for the Paisley scene.  Not as cool.  I just finished John Doe‘s anthology book “Under The Big Black Sun” that includes essays from many of the people associated with the LA punk scene. John Doe, Henry Rollins, Jane Wiedlin among many […]

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