September 15, 2017

L.A. previews September 15-21: Brötzmann, Fuasi, CAB, Justo, Rickey, Epica, Sacred Reich, Avishai, Ron Carter, Barron, Doro, Snake Oil, Bagg, Caine, Goatwhore, Berio, Messiaen, Binney, Trane trib, Orphaned Land.

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September 12, 2017

Record review: Goatwhore, "Vengeful Ascension" (Metal Blade)

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Reborn but not redeemed.

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September 5, 2017

Live ponderation: Double Naught Spy Car at Taix, September 2.

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The left-hand surf.

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August 31, 2017

Live review: Ethio Cali, SK Kakraba Band at Zebulon, August 25.

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Africa rises in unexpected ways.

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August 29, 2017

Record review: Double Naught Spy Car & Friends, "Moof" (11 Foot Pole)

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Arty party album of the year!

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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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