March 27, 2015

L.A. previews March 27-April 2: Chris Potter, Tomasz Stanko, Azar Lawrence, Dwight Trible, Xenog/G&G/Christine Wertheim, Title Trackers, Led Zep film, Testament, Michael Sweet/Mike Tramp.

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March 24, 2015

Homeless art: Underpass.

A scene from a Los Angeles underpass.

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Homeless art: "Priority Mail"


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Poem: Red Gum


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March 18, 2015

Live review: The Title Trackers at the Pig 'n Whistle, March 14.

A classic rock song is like a hot dog -- you can put all kinds of junk in it and on it, but it remains what it is.

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March 6, 2015

Film review: "Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014" at AMC Burbank 16, February 27.

Hey, I like this idea of previewing hard-music DVDs in movie theaters, but some stuff needs fixing.

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March 5, 2015

Live language: Go: Organic Orchestra, Wildflowers Duo at Electric Lodge, February 27.

Stream of notebookness.

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February 24, 2015

Record review: Black Star Riders, "The Killer Instinct" (Nuclear Blast)

Begorra, they did it again.

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February 12, 2015

Record review: Marilyn Manson, "The Pale Emperor" (Loma Vista)

I wonder why the New York Times last month dubbed Marilyn Manson's new "The Pale Emperor" "the biggest leap" and why his upstart label head called it "fresh"?

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January 26, 2015

R.I.P.: Kyle C. Kyle, drummer and friend.


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