August 18, 2017

L.A. previews August 18-24: Mike Keneally, Marduk, David Binney, Chick Corea, Elliott Caine.

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August 15, 2017

Live review: Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Edgar Winter at the Greek Theater, August 13.

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Reprises and surprises.

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Etymology: Bigot.

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The word bigot originally meant hypocrite.

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August 10, 2017

Ponderation: L.A. punk progenitors X to be celebrated at Dodger Stadium.

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Forty years ago, few would have anticipated mass Xceptance of a new band that sang about being locked out of the public eye.

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August 4, 2017

List: Thelonious Monk's "Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960" and other stuff that actually happened in 1959.

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Beneath America's late-'50s Eisenhower conservatism lurked the shadow of change.

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July 28, 2017

Ponderation: "My Favorite Things" at the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's passing.

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A wizard sits us down and invites us to partake of John Coltrane's October 1960 "My Favorite Things," calling attention to McCoy Tyner's piano as an approach to transcendence.

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July 20, 2017

New records with a '60s aura: Charles Lloyd, Jamie Saft, Patrick Campbell-Lyons.

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The ghosts of revolution keep returning. That's good.

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July 3, 2017

Live review: Burning Ghosts, Atomic Ape at the Blue Whale, July 1.

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A night of hard-driving abstraction for discerning modern fusionistos.

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June 27, 2017

Record review: Burning Ghosts, "Reclamation" (Tzadik)

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Progressive anger can blast down some ugly walls, and Burning Ghosts' new recording shows how to do it without saying a word (or firing a shot).

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June 14, 2017

Record links: Suffocation, Larry Coryell, Ambrose Akinmusire.

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The music of these three artists (one metal, two jazz) hits L.A. stages this week, and wouldn't you know they all have new recordings.

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