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Get Out

Two great pairings this week.   Sunday get your ready to shake your booty as Grace Jones and Future Islands perform at The Hollywood Bowl.  Don’t forget to pick up Grace’s book next week…oh, the stories she might or might not tell! Monday at The El Rey Theatre is the pairing of two country music […]

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Favorite singles 2014

Future Islands “Season (Waiting On You)”  It was their performance on Letterman that got my attention.  It was the song that kept my attention every time I heard it. Sharon Van Etten “Your Love Is Killing Me” – An amazingly powerful song that really cuts to the heart of her truly broken relationship, “Break my […]

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Best singles 2014…so far

I still love albums but it’s those earworms that you hear endlessly and make you sing along unconsciously that make pop music so irresistible.  Here are my top ten favorites of songs that I can’t seem to shake, no matter how horrified I may be at the lyrical content. I’m looking at you Jason Derulo […]

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Lead Singer Disease

As I was watching Future Islands lead singer Samuel Herring, shimmy, shake, bounce and exhort the audience to join in on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night, I realized that a lead singer that does not play an instrument is a dying breed. Perhaps it’s David Lee Roth’s fault.  Eddie Van Halen famously referred to Diamond […]

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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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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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