September 23, 2016

L.A. previews September 23-29: Peter Erskine, Phil Ranelin, Keezer-Locke, Alponse Mouzon, Elliott Caine, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Richard Sears, Mr. Big, Marc Ribot, Elliott Caine, Angel City Fest storm warning.

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September 22, 2016

Live ponderation: Black Sabbath, Rival Sons at Hollywood Bowl, September 19.

Get thee behind us, Satan.

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August 11, 2016

Things I sorta noticed: Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy at the Hollywood Bowl, August 10.

Now that Jeff Beck is 72, he finally looks 50.

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August 1, 2016

Ponderation: Why I'm afraid of Richard Thompson.

The meaning of catharsis.

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July 22, 2016

Live review: Leni Stern & Adam Levy at the Baked Potato, July 21.

The contrast makes for a great duo, one with a lot of history.

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July 8, 2016

Snapshots: East Coast street musicians.

The world being, y'know, a stage, it's bound to hold some players.

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June 30, 2016

Tourism: The John Coltrane house in Philadelphia.

Tracking down the original Trane Whistle.

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June 15, 2016

Abstractionist record shorts: Nels Cline, Nathan Hubbard, Restroy, Carla Bley, Open Graves, Hu Vibrational, Leni Stern.

Good new stuff in my ears.

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May 26, 2016

RIP: Megadeth/Ohm drummer Nick Menza, 1964-2016.

Fate has dealt the members of the heavy fusion band Ohm many a blow, the last being the death of former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza from heart failure onstage at the Baked Potato last Saturday.

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May 18, 2016

Live ponderation: Eric Reed at LACMA, May 5.

Breathing the air of free expression.

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