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What Streaming Music Left Behind

What Streaming Music Left Behind

From NY Times / Dan Brooks: “It’s hard to imagine now, but there once was a time when you could not play any song ever recorded, instantly, from your phone. I call this period adolescence. It lasted approximately 30 years, and it was galvanized by conflict. At that time, music had to be melted onto...
U2's Latest Charity: You

U2’s Latest Charity: You

from  CNET / Joan E. Solsman & Share Tibken: “Apple’s iTunes scores U2’s new album. You score it free. Every iTunes customer — more than 500 million people, but who’s counting? — get the band’s new album free in what CEO Cook calls the largest record release in music history.” Full CNET article here. U2...
Festival Couch Surfing - Reading & Leeds This Weekend

Festival Couch Surfing – Reading & Leeds This Weekend

There’s a fine festival taking place in L.A. this very weekend, FYF Fest with Phoenix, Interpol, The Strokes, Slowdive (what?), Slint (whaaaat?) . But on the chance that you just had surgery and are laid up in bed, out of funds, hate crowds or can’t find a babysitter for the tots, here’s a great alternative:...
New Album Coming From Ryan Adams

New Album Coming From Ryan Adams

From NY Times/Dave Itskoff “ITSKOFF: You’re known for being a prolific songwriter, yet your new album, “Ryan Adams,” is your first in three years. What took so long? ADAMS: Some of that time was life, like yardwork, walking the dogs. I made a record with Glyn Johns, and we spent a bunch of money on...
The Value Of Vinyl

The Value Of Vinyl

excerpted from the NY Times/Monte Reel:  “In an office near the back of his 25,000-square-foot warehouse in São Paulo, Zero Freitas, 62, slipped into a chair, grabbed one of the LPs stacked on a table and examined its track list. He wore wire-rimmed glasses, khaki shorts and a Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt; his gray hair...
Cat Power and the School Of Doodle

Cat Power and the School Of Doodle

From NME.com: “Last week something really exciting happened in the world of music. Musicians Cat Power, Kim Gordon, Yoko Ono and Courtney Love joined with artists such as Marina Abramovic and Pussy Riot and other creative people to support a new revolutionary venture in the form of an educational platform for teenage girls.” Read the...
"Sold-out Burger a-Go-Go Fest celebrates girl punk in Santa Ana," I love it!

“Sold-out Burger a-Go-Go Fest celebrates girl punk in Santa Ana,” I love it!

from the LA Times/Randall Roberts: “It takes only a couple of dedicated people to build a music scene. If what they do is righteous and resonates, listeners searching for community will gather. If, like Burger Records, what they envision becomes reality, fans will pack clubs to pogo, slam, stage-dive and sing along. As proved by the...
Pick Of The Week: The Big C Soundtrack

Pick Of The Week: The Big C Soundtrack

In stores now! I have been incubating this soundtrack with Sony and Epic for months now and its birthday is finally here. Since I curated the soundtrack personally, many of my favorite bands are on here like Delta Spirit, Oh Land, Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Leftover Cuties, Buddy, and some new artists you will be...
Stornoway at The Troubadour, Jun 5

Stornoway at The Troubadour, Jun 5

Sometimes its hard to leave the sofa on a Sunday night. But I knew this show would be worth it, and I was not disappointed. It helps that it was at The Troub, the best venue in town. It should have been billed as “Stornoway and the mini-orchestra” since a cello, a triangle, a trumpet,...
The Antlers at the El Rey, Jun 3

The Antlers at the El Rey, Jun 3

Oh Antlers, how I love thee. Thank you for coming all the way from Brooklyn to play your magical set and close out my week. Voice of angels, reverb beyond all reason, three boys, big sound. It all worked. The Antlers “Burst Apart”: Official Site :: iTunes :: Amazon
Pick Of The Week: Upcoming June concerts by Antlers, Tune-Yards and more!

Pick Of The Week: Upcoming June concerts by Antlers, Tune-Yards and more!

Even if you’ve been to as many live shows as I have, you can still get excited about the June concert calendar which will bring The Antlers, Stornoway, Tune-yards, Swervedriver AND The Mountain Goats all to Los Angeles within 22 days. I think most of these are national tours so even if you’re not in...
Beckett to Castle: "Come And Find Me"

Beckett to Castle: “Come And Find Me”

A little background … it was likely the summer of 2000, 10 years ago now, that I was experiencing the perfect summer night in Los Angeles. The Frames had probably just played somewhere to about 5 people (this was pre-Swell Season) and people were gathering at someone’s house in the valley. They had a hot...