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Dave Grohl ("rhymes with Rock and Roll!") is great. He and his Sound City Players brought his new documentary Sound City to real life last night with a concert featuring many of the legends depicted in the story of the recording studio in the Valley that was so crucial to creating some of the most epic albums of all time. Fleetwood Mac's Rumors. Nirvana's Nevermind. Rage Against The Machine's Rage Against The Machine. Tom Petty's Wildflowers. Foreigner's…Continue
Posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:00am
Much has already been written about the excellent new album Get Up! from Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite. But enough good cannot be said, so I'm gonna chime in too, since I'm listening to it right now, tripping out at how damn good it is.
Harper and Musselwhite met through John Lee Hooker, and that's about as legit as anyone can get. Both were impressed with each other, a friendship was formed, and after a decade or so of talking about it, this album has clearly…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:00pm
The Nightwatchman was back on duty at The Troubadour in Los Angeles last night, and the sold out show was packed with the Tom Morello faithful. It had been a year since his last show in this storied venue, and a LOT has gone down in the world since, and Morello always has something profound to say about it…Continue
Posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment
It was one of those nights when there's just too much going on, and you have to make some choices. I was cool to juggle some stuff, but what I knew I did not want to miss was Leon Hendrix reading from his new book, Jimi Hendrix - A Brother's Story at Small World Books on the Venice Boardwalk last night. I raced over there before the sun even set, and found myself a chair in the little back area of my very favorite book store. Mr. Hendrix was still at The Sidewalk Cafe next door,…Continue
Posted on July 27, 2012 at 9:00am