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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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Get Out

People might be buzzing about shows in the desert featuring bands that you might not ever be able to see again but there is a not to be missed show this weekend with bands that you must see before it’s too late. There is not a more Southern California show than the ones this weekend featuring […]

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Get Out and support Billy Zoom of X

I hate to be reminded that my rock stars are mortal but that is indeed the case and one of my favorite all time bands X are taking over The Roxy for four straight nights  The shows are to help support guitarist Billy Zoom’s cancer treatment.  The good news is they are playing their first 4 […]

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Get Out

Well David Letterman’s run is over but you can always get out to support the many wide-range of artists, Dave helped support throughout the reign of his show.  Here are a number of artists that are playing this week in LA and also played Dave’s show. Saturday Laura Jane Grace (of Against Me!) : Masonic Lodge […]

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4th of July videos

Have a safe 4th! X-4th of July Bruce Springsteen – Independence Day (Live from 1980) Elliott Smith – “Independence Day” K’Naan – “Wavin’ Flag” Olivia Newton-John – “Take Me Home Country Roads” John Denver – “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” Dueling Banjo scene from “Deliverance” Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

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Weekend In LA

The next to last First Friday is here. There will be a discussion with The Liar’s Club sounding “What on Earth is this Thing?” with Dr. Margaret Hardin (Division Chief, History and Anthropology) and Dr. John Long (Vice-President, Research and Collections) followed by The Twilight Zone-esque look into the future panel “Can Mammals Keep Up When Climate […]

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Weekend in LA

This weekend is a Museum Free For All! Click on the link to see the list of museums opening up their door for you to explore. If you find yourself at the MOCA, make sure to see Under The Big Black Sun, California Art 1974-1981.  Afterwards, try to find a way to get into get into […]

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Holiday Shows in LA

The holidays are a time for introspection, of thinking about who we were and where we are now. And what better time to reminisce than by strapping on your old combat boots and heading to The Santa Monica Civic.  There are three shows this weekend but the one I would put my money on is […]

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Rock Hall Class of 2012

I did not do so well in predicting the inductees foolishly thinking that the true innovators should get into the Hall.  Every music fans favorite game now is to point at a similar (possibly superior) artist and wonder why they have yet to gain entrance to the coveted Hall.  With that in mind, let’s look at […]

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Weekend in LA

Get your weekend off to a great start tonight as The Knitters play their old timey music at The Autry located in Griffith Park.  Get there early and see those young ‘uns The Slang Chickens. Don’t forget to request “Grandfather’s Gun” Here’s the Knitters doing their version of the X Classic  04 In This House That I Call […]

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