MetalJazz Archives

November 17, 2017

L.A. previews November 17-23: Ulrich Krieger, Hawks, Trane doc, Mayhem/Immolation, Johnny Mandel, Satako Fujii, Nick Mancini, Vinny Golia, Bill Frisell, Brujeria, Kaveh Rastegar, Nick Photinos, GWAR/Ghoul.

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November 16, 2017

Live review: Eddie Palmieri at Luckman Theater, November 11.

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November 9, 2017

MetalJazz record roundup: Black Country Communion, The Darkness, Cheap Trick, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse, Wadada Leo Smith, Adam Rudolph, Carlos Niño, Larry Ochs.

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November 1, 2017

Photo: Lucky Hat.

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October 26, 2017

Sports: "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" as Dodgers theme song.

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October 19, 2017

Ponderation: Marilyn Manson, "Heaven Upside Down" (Loma Vista)

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October 10, 2017

Live review: Go: Organic Orchestra, Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures at REDCAT, October 7 (Angel City Jazz Fest).

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October 9, 2017

Live review: Dan Weiss Metal Jazz Quintet, Burning Ghosts at Zebulon, October 5 (Angel City Jazz Fest).

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October 5, 2017

Live review: Monk's Afro-Cuban Dream, Monk DJ Style at Ford Amphitheater, October 1.

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September 29, 2017

Music-film review: "Black Sabbath: The End of the End"

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September 28, 2017

L.A. previews September 29-October 5: Ohm, Jamieson-Kim, Volto, Billy Childs, L7, Dee Dee Bridgewater/DJ Logic, Dark Tranquillity, Burning Ghosts.

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September 22, 2017

L.A. previews September 22-28: Fuasi, Childs, Wailers, Destroy You, Joshua White, Caine, Ziegler, SoundSpark, Vinny, Gov't Mule, Goldings, DevilDriver, Necrot, Michael Sweet, Josh Nelson, Sab flick.

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September 21, 2017

Ponderation: John Phillips' "Pussycat" and the triumph of '70s sleaze.

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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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September 7, 2017

L.A. previews September 8-14: Mdou Moctar, Lalo Schifrin, Brian Auger, Alan Chan Orchestra, Barbara Morrison, Carl Stone, Not in the House.

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September 5, 2017

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

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September 1, 2017

L.A. previews September 1-7: Bennie Maupin, Spy Car, John Daversa, Bottesini Project/Joshua White, George Sarah, Michael Vincent Waller, Decapitated, Accept, Ulrich Krieger, Elliott Caine.

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August 31, 2017

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

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August 29, 2017

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

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August 25, 2017

L.A. previews August 25-31: Ethio-Cali, Dwight Trible, Richard Sears, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Marty Friedman, Darek Oles, Jeff Parker, Russell Malone, George Sarah, RIP John Abercrombie.

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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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Etymology: Bigot.

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August 10, 2017

L.A. previews August 11-17: Dan Schnelle, Harold Mabern, Joshua White, Black Dahlia Murder, Purp-Coop-Winter, Hawks, Vibe Summit, SASSAS Blast, Tewes-Ray-Frankel, Alan Broadbent, Tom Peters, Steuart Liebig, Mike Keneally.

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

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August 4, 2017

L.A. previews August 4-10: Goh, Conrad Trio, Nails, Slayer/Lamb of God, Deena Odelle Hyatt, Benn Clatworthy, Elliott Caine, Alex Noice, Michael Vlatkovich, Buddy Collette tribute, Roberto Miranda, Richard Sears.

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

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July 28, 2017

L.A. previews July 28-August 3: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, "Mothership Landing," Elliott Caine, Metallica, Trickiness, Nick Mancini, Unsane, Mark Dresser.

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

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July 21, 2017

L.A. previews July 21-27: Lynch Mob, Bob Sheppard, Makoto Taiko, Barbara Morrison, Lett/Mancini/Dutz, Ethio Cali, George Sarah.

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July 20, 2017

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

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July 14, 2017

L.A. previews July 14-20: Billy Childs, Elliott Caine, Sean Sonderegger, Ella & Diz tribute, David Binney, Lewis MacAdams.

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July 7, 2017

L.A. previews July 7-13: Ohm, Vardan Ovsepian, Sound Underground, Munyungo Jackson, Joshua White, Dragonforce, Lord Dying, Kamau Daáood, Elliott Caine.

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July 3, 2017

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

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June 30, 2017

L.A. previews June 30-July 6: David Binney, Justo Almario, Roberto Miranda, Billy Childs, Burning Ghosts, G&G, Iron Maiden, Michael Session, Brad Dutz, Vinny Golia, Christopher Garcia, RIP Geri Allen.

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June 27, 2017

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

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June 17, 2017

L.A. previews June 23-29: Grex, Partch, Walter Smith III, Buster Williams, Ray plays Messiaen, George Bohanon, Elliott Caine, Wednesday 13, Fujii-Maki, Brightwork, Fit for an Autopsy, Acre Foot.

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June 16, 2017

L.A. previews June 16-22: Nick Mancini, Ambrose Akinmusire, Morbid Angel/Suffocation, Babymetal/Hellyeah, Michael Landau, Zakk Sabbath, Encore Sax, Elliott Caine, Ziggy Marley, Vinnie Colaiuta, Korn.

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June 14, 2017

Record links: Suffocation, Larry Coryell, Ambrose Akinmusire.

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June 9, 2017

L.A. previews June 9-15: Father Amde-Dwight Trible, Vinny Golia, Monty Alexander, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Ojai Fest, Dunkelpek, Non Credo/G&G, Albert Lee, Playboy Fest, LAJQ, Josh Nelson, Destruction, "Young Caesar."

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June 2, 2017

L.A. previews June 2-8: Yngwie Malmsteen, Eyehategod, Scot Ray, Roy Hargrove, G.E. Stinson, Extreme Cream, Chris Potter, Graves at Sea, Samothrace, Ojai Fest.

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May 30, 2017

Live review: Leni Stern African Trio with Adam Levy at Blue Guitar, May 25.

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May 26, 2017

L.A. previews May 6-June 1: Billy Childs, Steuart Liebig, Tetherball, Danzig's Blackest, Wailers, Barrows, Timur, Meatbats, Roy Hargrove.

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May 24, 2017

Record review: Danzig, "Black Laden Crown" (Nuclear Blast)

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May 19, 2017

L.A. previews May 19-25: Benn Clatworthy, Chucho Valdes, Microfest, Shining, Dan Schnelle, Orkestar Mézé, Nick Mancini, Robin Trower, Living Colour, Leni Stern.

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May 16, 2017

Live review: PJ Harvey at the Greek Theater, May 12.

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May 12, 2017

L.A. previews May 12-18: Similar Fashion, Peter Erskine, Microfest, Barrows, All Hail the Yeti, Partch.

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May 11, 2017

Ponderation: Duke Ellington's transcendence.

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May 5, 2017

L.A. previews May 5-11: Haakon Graf, Dayren Santamaria, Daniel Corral, Bonnie Barnett, Ride for Ronnie, Gerald Clayton, Mia Doi Todd.

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April 28, 2017

L.A. previews April 28-May 4: Syd Straw, Goldentjeer, Royal Thunder, Beekman, Gloria Cheng, Soulfly.

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April 27, 2017

Record reviews: Deep Purple, Procol Harum, Gnothi Grey.

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April 21, 2017

L.A. previews April 21-27: Cosmosquad, Microfest, Ghost Bath, Afro-Cuban All Stars, Anthrax, Elliott Caine, Julian Lage, Asphyx, Kandinsky Effect, Superjoint, Rachelle Ferrell, RIP Allan Holdsworth.

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April 17, 2017

Live review: Charles Lloyd & the Marvels with Lucinda Williams at Royce Hall, April 14.

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April 14, 2017

L.A. previews April 14-20: Charles Lloyd, MARS Fest, Jonathan Pinson, Russell Malone, Marco Benevento, Elliott Caine, Bonnie Barnett, Juan De Marcos, RIP Arthur Blythe.

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April 11, 2017

Scene: Afro-Cubanism in Cuba.

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March 31, 2017

L.A. previews March 31-April 13: Oles plays Trane, Nails, Fish to Birds, Allan Holdsworth, Sarah Cahill, Mark Lowenstein presents, Nels Cline, Joe Lovano, Otmaro Ruiz, Power Trip, Gozu, Elliott Caine.

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March 24, 2017

L.A. previews March 24-30: Kendrick Scott, Kenny Aronoff, Coryell tribute, Azar Lawrence, Dumpstaphunk, Oathbreaker, New Language.

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March 23, 2017

Record review: Alex Cline's Flower Garland Orchestra, "Oceans of Vows" (Cryptogramophone)

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March 16, 2017

L.A. previews March 17-23: John 5, Zucchero, Joey DeFrancesco, Joshua White, Madeleine Peyroux & Rickie Lee Jones, Josh Nelson, Elliott Caine, Havok, Otep, Rozamov.

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March 10, 2017

L.A. previews March 10-16: Adam Birnbaum/Jason Moran, Burning Ghosts, Brian Auger, Darkest Hour, Microfest, Endangered Blood, Soundshoppe, Hay & Liebig, Satoko Fujii, Michael Pisaro, Ethio-Cali, UFO/Saxon.

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March 7, 2017

Celebration: Improviganza for 20 years of Sunday Evening Concerts at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, March 5.

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Live review: Nick Mancini Septet at the Blue Whale, March 4.

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March 3, 2017

L.A. previews March 3-9: Ralph Towner, Cosmosquad, Nick Mancini, Brian Walsh, Alex Cline's Improviganza, Jamire Williams, The Necks, Whitechapel/Cattle Decapitation/Goatwhore, Paul Bryan.

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Record review: Cosmosquad, "The Morbid Tango" (Junkman)

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February 28, 2017

Scene: Opening for "BlackMusic BlackWork" exhibit at the California Jazz and Blues Museum, February 23.

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February 24, 2017

L.A. previews February 24-March 2: Nile Project, Elliott Caine, Arts Crawl South Pasadena, Tigran Hamasyan, Experience Hendrix, R.I.P. Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon.

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February 23, 2017

Record review: Immolation, "Atonement" (Nuclear Blast)

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February 17, 2017

L.A. previews February 17-23: Marduk, Billy Harper, Mark de Clive-Lowe, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Paul Bryan/Brian Walsh, Elliott Caine, Goh, Robin Lorentz, Gillian Margot.

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February 14, 2017

Ponderation: Metallica with Lady Gaga at the Grammy Awards.

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February 10, 2017

L.A. previews February 10-16: Peter Erskine/Patrice Rushen/Joey Alexander, L.A. Jazz Quartet, Kneebody, Alex Skolnick, Theo Bleckmann, Andrea Centazzo, Arthur Brown, Robert Jacobson.

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Record review: Black Star Riders, "Heavy Fire" (Nuclear Blast)

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February 3, 2017

Greatest hits: 10 years of MetalJazz.com. Ornette Coleman, Dimmu Borgir, Disney vs. devil, Moses' foreskin and more.

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L.A. previews February 3-9: Bennie Maupin, Volto, Steve Lehman/Georgia Anne Muldrow, Spite of Darkness, Necrot, Carl Stone, Hawks, Lordi, DevilDriver/Death Angel/Winds of Plague/Agonist.

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February 2, 2017

Wake: for Don Waller, 1951-2016, at the Short Stop, January 29.

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January 27, 2017

L.A. previews January 27-February 2: Sleep, Josh Nelson, Nicole Mitchell workshop, Daniel Rosenboom, Vicki Ray, Chris Speed.

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Ponderation: Groove-hard drummers of the Midlands.

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January 20, 2017

L.A. previews January 20-26: Billy Childs, Mark Guiliana, Willie Jones, Marco Mendoza, Elliott Caine, Tony MacAlpine, "Goats Head Soup."

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January 13, 2017

L.A. previews January 13-19: Spy Car/Lawndale/Sherpas, Cosmosquad, Jeff Parker, Bradford-Modirzadeh, John Daversa, Elliott Caine, Virgil Donati, Ohm, Marty Friedman, Hay-Liebig, Paul Gilbert.

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January 12, 2017

Selections: Nat Hentoff's liner notes.

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January 6, 2017

L.A. previews January 6-12: Pharoah Sanders, Jon Landau, Nick Mancini, David Binney, Custer Sims Meier, Soundspark, Soundshoppe, Gavin Templeton, Robert Jacobson.

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January 5, 2017

Record reviews: Testament, Burial, Exhausted Prayer.

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December 30, 2016

L.A. previews December 30-January 5: Mark De Clive-Lowe, Elliott Caine, Rika Ohara fundraiser, Faster Pussycat, Harold Mabern.

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December 22, 2016

A dream: Fine Dining.

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December 15, 2016

L.A. previews December 16-24: Joe Bonamassa, Michael Stern, Spy Car, Neurosis, Josh Johnson, Elliott Caine, Terry Riley's "In C."

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Fiction: The Rolling Stones, "Blue and Lonesome" (Polydor)

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December 9, 2016

L.A. previews December 9-15: In Flames/Hellyeah, Harold Land Jr., Hawks, Intronaut, John Daversa, Soundshoppe, Animals as Leaders, Warbringer.

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December 6, 2016

Filmic ponderation: The Arrival of angels.

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December 2, 2016

L.A. previews December 2-8: Ron Carter, Basie propagators, Donald Dean, Kenny Burrell, Mark Trayle remembered, Carolyn Chen, Renee Baker/Michael Vlatkovich, SASSAS listening party, Castle.

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December 1, 2016

Medical report: Metallica, "Hardwired . . . To Self-Destruct" (Blackened)

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November 25, 2016

L.A. previews November 25-December 1: Charles Owens, Jamael Dean, Dokken, Michael Landau, Munyungo Jackson, Hazey Jane, Hawkwind, Ohm, Matt Gordy plays Stravinsky, Ron Carter, Steve Lockwood, Helmet, Nick Mancini.

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November 18, 2016

L.A. previews November 18-24: Eyvind Kang, Omar Sosa, Larry Koonse, Epica, Volto, L.A. Jazz Society Awards, Elliott Caine, Vinny Golia, Red Fang, L7, Nonpoint, RIP Don Waller.

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November 15, 2016

R.I.P.: Leonard Cohen.

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November 11, 2016

L.A. previews November 11-17: Epica/Fleshgod/Agonist, Leimert Park doc, Kamasi Washington, Gene Coye, Soundshoppe, Stinson-Sarno, Vicki Ray, Vektor, Kris Kristofferson, Tombs.

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November 9, 2016

Live review: Kamasi Washington, Ron McCurdy Quartet at Disney Hall, November 6.

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November 4, 2016

L.A. previews November 4-10: Dio cancer bowling, Napalm/Black Dahlia, Zime, Poncho Sanchez, Azar Lawrence, Kamasi Washington, Jon Armstrong, Peter Kuhn/Ben Rosenbloom, Theo Saunders, Mike Kenneally, Ocean, Matt Slocum.

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October 28, 2016

L.A. previews October 28-November 3: The Gathering, Cosmosquad, Rez Abbasi, Death Angel, Dope, Dr. Caligari, Daniel Corral, Ulcerate.

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October 20, 2016

L.A. previews October 21-27: St. Vitus/The Skull, Gavin Templeton, World Stage fund-raiser, Alphonse Mouzon, Jim Snidero, Wee Trio, Stefon Harris, Ban-Maneri, Alan Ferber.

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October 18, 2016

Live review: Rudresh Mahanthappa's Bird Calls, Joshua White's Codes at LACC's Clausen Hall, October 15.

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October 14, 2016

L.A. previews October 14-20: Extreme basses, Bennie Maupin, Volto, True Widow, Rudresh/Codes, Jeff Parker, Maetar, El Trio, Thumbscrew, Burning Ghosts, Tom Chasteen, Elliott Caine, Pierce the Veil, Brujeria, Roberta Piket, Meshuggah/High on Fire.

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October 10, 2016

Live review: Craig Taborn & Kris Davis, Julian Lage at Zipper Hall, October 8 (Angel City Jazz Fest).

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October 7, 2016

L.A. previews October 7-13: Binney/Lehman, Tony MacAlpine, Marcus Miller, Taborn/Lage, Samuel Blaser/David Gilmore, Flute Summit, Soundshoppe, Eyehategod, Skeletonwitch, Billy Childs, Ohm, "Exploring Negro Spirituals."

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October 6, 2016

Live review: Pharoah Sanders, Gurrisonic Orchestra, Ornette Coleman's "Skies of America" at John Anson Ford Amphitheater, October 2.

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September 30, 2016

L.A. previews September 30-October 6: L.A./Chicago Project, Justo Almario, Ben Wendel, Vinny Golia, Azar Lawrence, Pharoah Sanders plus Ornette Coleman's "Skies of America," Blind Guardian, Alice in Chains, Amendola-Blades, Buried and Me, ZZ Top, Gojira.

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September 29, 2016

Feature: Ornette Coleman's "Skies of America" redawned.

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September 26, 2016

Live review: Geoffrey Keezer & Joe Locke at the Blue Whale, September 23.

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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.

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September 16, 2016

L.A. previews September 16-22: Theo Saunders, Nicole Mitchell, Dave Stryker, Albert Lee, Donny McCaslin, Joey DeFrancesco, Eric Reed, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kenneth Anger, Adam Levy, Kraftwerk, Sabbath, Kamasi, John Schneider, Strigalev, Marduk, Ovsepian.

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September 9, 2016

L.A. previews September 9-15: Azar Lawrence, ELO, Elliott Caine, Lynch Mob, L.A. Jazz Quartet, Alan Pasqua, Soundshoppe, Hawks, Pat Metheny, Noisem.

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August 30, 2016

L.A. previews September 2-8: Codes, Bobby Bradford, Azar Lawrence, Glenn Hughes, Gilbert Castellanos, Burning Ghosts, Cobalt/Mantar, Elliott Caine.

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August 26, 2016

L.A. previews August 26-September 1: Kenny Burrell, Dwight Trible, Alphonse Mouzon, Elliott Caine, Brad Dutz, Continuum, 1969 Charles Lloyd doc, Soundshoppe, Atomic Bitchwax, L.A. Jazz Collective, Mars Red Sky, John Beasley, B.B. King tribute.

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August 19, 2016

L.A. previews August 19-25: Guns N' Roses, Paquito D'Rivera, Ernie Watts, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Chick Corea, Kumamoto jazz benefit, Michael Landau, Castle, Elliott Caine, Herbie Hancock, Artyom Manukyan, Ethio-Cali.

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August 12, 2016

L.A. previews August 12-18: Nick Mancini, Cannibal Corpse-Nile-Suffocation-Krisiun, Periphery, King Sunny Ade, Slipknot-Manson, Josh Nelson, Dana Reason, Chick Corea, Jane Bunnett, Guns N' Roses.

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August 11, 2016

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

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August 5, 2016

L.A. previews August 5-11: Sock Belt, Richard Sears, Nolan Shaheed, Dave Cipriani, Acre Foot, John Daversa, Anthony Wilson, Khemmis, Joey Sellers, Jeff Beck, Michael Vlatkovich, Aruán Ortíz.

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August 1, 2016

Ponderation: Why I'm afraid of Richard Thompson.

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July 28, 2016

L.A. previews July 29-August 4: G&G, Atriarch, Walter Smith III, Joshua White, Elliott Caine, Jeff Parker.

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July 22, 2016

L.A. previews July 22-28: Oscar Hernandez, Bunny Wailer, Nails, Inter Arma, Cosmosquad, Azar Lawrence, Dwight Trible, Carcass/Crowbar, Melvins, Power Trip.

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

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July 15, 2016

L.A. previews July 15-21: Ryan Cross, Ghost Bath, Roy Hargrove, Josh Nelson, Dragged Into Sunlight, Wondem Band, Elliott Caine, Alex Cline, Leni Stern & Adam Levy, The Acacia Strain.

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July 8, 2016

L.A. previews July 8-14: Billy Childs, Kenny Aronoff, Mark Gash, Michael Session, Jamael Dean, Monty Alexander, Rivers of Nihil, Zinggeschrei, Roy Hargrove.

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Snapshots: East Coast street musicians.

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July 1, 2016

L.A. previews July 1-7: Hay/Homler, Title Trackers, Destroyer of Light, Steven Tyler, Blistered.

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June 30, 2016

Tourism: The John Coltrane house in Philadelphia.

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June 18, 2016

L.A. previews June 24-30: BulletBoys, Act of Defiance, Azar Lawrence, Burning Spear, Alan Chan, Microfest.

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June 16, 2016

L.A. previews June 17-23: Maytals, Laraaji, Hawks, Bennie Maupin, Billy Childs, Alphonse Mouzon, Elliott Caine, Immortal Bird, Claudia Quintet, Venom Inc.

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June 15, 2016

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

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June 9, 2016

L.A. previews June 10-16: Marco Mendoza, Mabern/Pharoah, Ojai Fest, Elliott Caine, Playboy Fest, Joeless Shoe, Brilliant Strings, Kenny Burrell, Vinny Golia, Winds of Plague, Ides of Gemini, Bob Dylan, Cosmosquad.

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June 3, 2016

L.A. previews June 3-9: The Obsessed, Baroness, Armored Saint/Metal Church, Mecolodiacs, Soundspark, Bernie Sanders, Andrea Centazzo/Nathan Hubbard, Vibe Summit, Double Naught Spy Car, Hillary Clinton, Eyehategod.

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May 27, 2016

L.A. previews May 27-June 2: Joe Lynn Turner, Rachelle Ferrell, Otep, Balkan I Otvŭd, Joshua White, Alphonse Mouzon, John Daversa, Anvil, Voivod.

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May 26, 2016

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

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May 20, 2016

L.A. previews May 20-26: Soulfly, Joe Walsh/Bad Co., Bonham Zep, Supersuckers, Amon Amarth, Ohm, Poncho, Elliott Caine, DevilDriver, Heavy Rock Icons, Dresser-Ochs, Satoko Fujii, Pentagram, Ralph Humphrey, Gavin Templeton, Tim Skold.

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May 18, 2016

Live ponderation: Eric Reed at LACMA, May 5.

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May 13, 2016

L.A. previews May 13-19: Keneally-Bendian-Dunn, Microfest, Justo Almario does Mingus, Dying Fetus/Acacia Strain, Small Drone, SASSAS Overlook, Syd Straw, Elliott Caine, Ride for Ronnie concert, Nicole Mitchell, Gerald Clayton.

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May 6, 2016

L.A. previews May 6-12: Eric Reed, Munyungo Jackson, John Daversa, Sunn O))), Hawks, Bill Charlap, Burning Ghosts, Napalm Death/Melvins, Fear Factory/Soilwork, Microfest, Black Dahlia Murder/Fallujah, Lacuna Coil, Barbara Morrison, Hughes & Zander.

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May 5, 2016

List: More ways Volkswagen commercials castrate men.

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April 29, 2016

L.A. previews April 29-May 5: Keith Jarrett, Rob Waller/Spy Car, Malibu Guitar Fest, Anthony Wilson, Tigran Hamasyan, Logan Hone, Tortoise, Avishai Cohen, Billy Cobham, Ill Niño.

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April 22, 2016

L.A. previews April 22-28: Carlos Niño, Ohm, John Daversa, Stryper, Big Star Third, Iggy Pop, Prince.

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April 20, 2016

Live review: Fanny Ara Flamenco Ensemble at Blue Whale, April 16.

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April 15, 2016

L.A. previews April 15-21: Vijay & Wadada, Dokken, Ratt, Kenny Barron, Mexcla Music, Elliott Caine, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Carlos Niño, Peter Bernstein, Prong.

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April 14, 2016

Live review: The Darkness, RavenEye at Belasco Theater, April 12.

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April 8, 2016

L.A. previews April 8-14: Rob Zombie, Tom Keifer, Elliott Caine, Vai/Wylde/Malmsteen/Abasi, The Darkness, Anoushka Shankar, Bombastic Meatbats.

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April 7, 2016

RIP: Merle Haggard, 1937-2016.

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April 5, 2016

Live review: Go: Organic Orchestra, Hu Vibrational at Electric Lodge, April 2.

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April 1, 2016

L.A. previews April 1-7: Witchaven, Marco Benevento, Go: Organic Orchestra, Kenny Burrell, Michael Landau, Acre Foot/Non Credo, Phil Ranelin, Daniel Corral, LAFMS, Tom Keifer, All Hail the Yeti.

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March 25, 2016

L.A. previews March 25-31: UFO, Cory Henry, Azar Lawrence, Microfest, Satan, Jesus, Josh Nelson, Hawks.

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March 17, 2016

L.A. previews March 18-24: Mark de Clive-Lowe, Geoff Keezer, Alphonse Mouzon, Oscar Hernandez, Between the Buried and Me, Elliott Caine, Hollywood Blues Destroyers, The Necks, Bill Laurence, Brian Auger, Vardan Ovsepian, UFO, Black Tusk.

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March 10, 2016

L.A. previews March 11-17: Leonice Shinneman benefit, Elliott Caine, Uli Jon Roth, Carl Stone, Soundshoppe, Esperanza Spalding, Intronaut, Magma, Ulrich Krieger, Mark de Clive-Lowe.

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Record review: Esperanza Spalding, "Emily's D+Evolution" (Concord)

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March 4, 2016

L.A. previews March 4-10: Microfest, Hawks, Donald Dean, Dio Cancer benefit, Noura Mint Seymali, Scott Worthington, Dwight Trible/Phillip Greenlief, Helloween, Cannibal Corpse, Eclipse Quartet.

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March 3, 2016

Ponderation: The usefulness of metal's holy wars.

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February 26, 2016

L.A. previews February 26-March 3: Derf Reklaw, Regina Carter, Azar Lawrence, Bobby Bradford, Megadeth, Nick Mancini, King's X.

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February 19, 2016

L.A. previews Feb. 19-25: Maetar, Alphonse Mouzon, Justo Almario, Elliott Caine, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Decapitated, Vicki Ray, Kneebody-Dedalus.

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February 12, 2016

L.A. previews Feb. 12-18: Lamb of God/Anthrax, Iommi/Wylde fantasy, Elliott Caine, Gary Peacock, Creative Strings, Larry Koonse, Cold Blue night, Cradle of Filth, Dave Douglas.

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February 4, 2016

L.A. previews Feb. 5-11: Hay-Liebig, Garretson & Gorodetsky, Alex Cline, Henry Butler, Black Sabbath, Supersuckers.

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Bible passage of the month: How to choose a king.

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January 29, 2016

L.A. previews January 29-February 4: Nick Mancini, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Justo Almario, Elliott Caine, Hirax, Richard Sears, Nile, Warbringer, Kaveh Rastegar, RIP Paul Kantner.

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January 28, 2016

List: Top ways Volkswagen's "Beth" commercial castrates men.

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January 21, 2016

L.A. previews January 22-28: Volto, Spy Car, CAB, Alphonse Mouzon, Lori Freedman, Meters Experience, Michael Landau, From Autumn to Ashes, Cathlene Pineda, Artyom Manukyan.

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List: Four reasons David Bowie's "Blackstar" and Charles Lloyd's "I Long To See You" are frequently bought together on Amazon.

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January 15, 2016

L.A. previews January 15-21: Munyungo Jackson, Van Morrison, Simon Phillips, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ohm, Title Trackers, Rick Shea/Hawks, Hazey Jane, Elliott Caine, Stu Hamm with Alex Skolnick, Tracii Guns.

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January 13, 2016

Personal timeline: David Bowie.

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January 8, 2016

L.A. previews January 8-14: Poncho Sanchez, Metal Allegiance, Dead Cross, Chris Morris reads Los Lobos.

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January 1, 2016

L.A. previews January 1-7: L.A. Guns, Stephen Pearcy, Bang Tango, Trio919+.

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Scene: Music in Oaxaca.

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December 25, 2015

L.A. previews December 25-31: Azar Lawrence, Motley Crue, Joe Bonamassa, Rachelle Ferrell.

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December 23, 2015

Music: Unforced jollity.

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December 18, 2015

L.A. previews December 18-24: Steve Coleman, Volto, Elliott Caine, Kenny Burrell, Maetar.

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Quick observation: Mike Stern Band at Catalina's, December 13.

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December 11, 2015

L.A. previews December 11-17: Lords of Altamont, Mike Stern, Tony MacAlpine benefit, Elliott Caine, Graveyard, The Gathering documentary Kickstarter.

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December 10, 2015

Ponderation: Why music disappoints me.

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December 4, 2015

L.A. previews December 4-10: Black Dahlia Murder, Booker T. Jones, Steve Gadd, Thy Art Is Murder, Bristle/Bonnie Barnett, Billy Gibbons, The Faceless, Kamasi Washington.

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November 27, 2015

L.A. previews November 27-December 3: Dwight Trible, Azar Lawrence, Between the Buried and Me/Intronaut/Enslaved, PiL, Steve Coleman.

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Record review: Pope Francis, "Wake Up!" (Believe Digital)

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November 20, 2015

L.A. previews November 20-26: Volto, L.A. Jazz Quartet, Randy Gloss, Arto Tuncboyaciyan.

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November 18, 2015

Live review: Scott Amendola Band at Largo at the Coronet Theater, November 9.

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November 12, 2015

L.A. previews November 13-19: Josh Nelson, Hate Eternal, Elliott Caine, Corrosion of Conformity, Brian Auger, Richard Sears.

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Live review: The Gathering at the Mayme Clayton Museum, November 8.

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November 6, 2015

L.A. previews November 6-12: King Diamond, Darkest Hour, Winery Dogs, Grindcore Fest, Fall of Troy/Kylesa, Bass Fest, Kendrick Scott, LAJS Awards, SASSAS, Jesse Sharps, Childs/Mehldau, Amendola/Cline, Eclipse, Nick Mancini.

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November 4, 2015

Opera review: Being there at "Hopscotch"

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October 30, 2015

L.A. previews October 30-November 5: Fear Factory, G&G, Danzig, John Daversa, John Schott/Throttle & Drift, Danava, Tetuzi Akiyama, Dave Davies, Dir En Grey, John 5/Doyle, Zinngeschrei, King Diamond.

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October 28, 2015

Record review: WASP's "Golgotha" -- Blackie Lawless, re-reborn.

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October 23, 2015

L.A. previews October 23-29: Dawn Norfleet, Volto, Marco Mendoza, Dave Binney, Alan Broadbent, Knotfest, Opeth, Kadavar/The Shrine, Charles Curtis, Joey Sellers, Artyom Manukyan, Kenny Burrell, Spy Car/Tee-Tot.

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October 21, 2015

Live review: Charles Lloyd Quartet at Zipper Hall, October 18.

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October 16, 2015

L.A. previews October 16-22: Jodie Landau, Myra Melford, Kandinsky Effect, Acid King, Charles Lloyd, Elliott Caine, Bradford-Golia, Kenny Burrell, Palmieri-Valdez, Trujillo/Jaco, Spy Car/Acre Foot.

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October 13, 2015

Live review: Alex Cline's Flower Garland Orchestra at Valley Performing Arts Center (Angel City Jazz Fest), October 11.

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October 9, 2015

L.A. previews October 9-15: Josh Johnson/Jon Armstrong, Monk'estra, FoLAR Fandango, Warbringer/Philm/Ohm, G&G, Elliott Caine, Alex Cline, Greg Osby, Hawks, Jacob Szekely, Abigail Williams, Spy Car.

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October 8, 2015

Live review: Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue, Motoko Honda & Vanessa Vo at Barnsdall Gallery Theater (Angel City Jazz Fest), October 3.

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October 2, 2015

L.A. previews October 2-8: Yosvany Terry, Van Halen, Scorpions, Motoko Honda/Vanessa Vo, Jeff Parker, Xenog/Baiza/G&G, Anthony Shadduck, Geoffrey Keezer, Nick Mancini, Spy Car/Aplanalp/Noice, Phil Woods R.I.P.

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Live review: Mark Dresser Quintet, Lisa Mezzacappa's Glorious Ravage at REDCAT (Angel City Jazz Fest), September 28.

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September 25, 2015

L.A. previews September 25-October 1: Atwood-Ferguson, Dan Rosenboom, Azar, DakhaBrakha/Huun-Huur-Tu, Lynch Mob, Mezzacappa/Dresser, Eluveitie, Watts Fest, Mezcla, Yoshi Wada, Marleys, AC/DC, Soulfly, Marty Friedman, Ohm, Toxic Holocaust, Maneri/MTKJ.

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September 24, 2015

Record and movie ponderation: Keith Richards, "Crosseyed Heart" (Mindless/Republic) and "Under the Influence" documentary.

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September 18, 2015

L.A. previews September 18-24: Sleepless with Dublab, Atreyu/Unearth, Psychic TV, Elliott Caine, The Skull.

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September 12, 2015

Live review: Kenny Burrell & L.A. Jazz Orchestra Unlimited at LACMA, September 4.

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September 4, 2015

L.A. previews September 4-10: Ohm, Kenny Burrell, Wallace Roney, Azar Lawrence, Elliott Caine, Volto, SASSAS soundSpark, John Daversa, Dwight Trible does Thomas Merton, Nick Mancini.

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August 28, 2015

L.A. previews August 28-September 3: Albert Lee, Bennie Maupin, George Kahn-Azar Lawrence, Bonamassa plays the Kings, Leni Stern, Tiner-Baggetta, Kenny Burrell, Alex Noice.

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August 27, 2015

Record reviews: Scott Amendola and Thollem McDonas (both with Nels Cline).

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August 21, 2015

L.A. previews August 21-27: Spy Car, Michael Landau, Terry Bozzio, Elliott Caine, Leon Russell, Arch Enemy/Cattle Decapitation, Josh Nelson.

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August 19, 2015

Live review: Reggae Night featuring Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Inner Circle, Skatalites at Hollywood Bowl, August 15.

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July 31, 2015

L.A. previews July 31-August 20: Three weeks including High on Fire, Motoko Honda, Nick Mancini, Mezcla Music, Vlatkovich/Hay, International Swingers, Buddy Guy, Ziggy Marley, Vinny Golia, lots more.

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July 28, 2015

Ponderation: Kamasi Washington at Grand Performances, July 25.

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July 24, 2015

L.A. previews July 24-30: Sherinian-Aldrich/ballet, Joe Bonamassa, Kamasi Washington, L.A. Jazz Society fundraiser, G&G, Adolescents/Weirdos, Central Avenue Jazz Fest, Grand Mothers, Damned doc, Anthrax, King Jammy, Bassekou Kouyate.

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July 17, 2015

L.A. previews July 17-23: SASSAS weekend, Willie Nelson, Jeff Kollman, Kaveh Rastegar, Joe Bonamassa.

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July 10, 2015

L.A. previews July 10-16: Jon Armstrong, Danzig, Holy Grail, Albert Lee, Chrome, Michael Session, Elliott Caine, Andrew Lessman, John Beasley, Carmine & Vinny Appice.

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July 8, 2015

Culture clash: Fireworks vs. music at Los Angeles Coliseum, July 4.

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July 3, 2015

L.A. previews July 3-9: CAB, Dwight Trible, John Corabi, Richard Wood/Eric Barber, Artyom Manukyan, Ohm benefit, Marilyn Manson.

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July 2, 2015

Record review: Trashbeat, Chrome, Tripp Kulture, The Shades, "Bubbling Up From Underground: The State of the Art-Rock Pt 1 (Rock & Roll, Art-Rock, Dance-Punk, Post-Alternative)" (Major Records)

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June 26, 2015

L.A. previews June 26-July 2: Mike Watt/Radwaste, Slayer, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Elliott Caine, Lord Byron opera, Antonio Sanchez, Xenog/G&G, Otep, John Mayall.

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June 23, 2015

Snapshots: Warped Tour at Ventura Fairgrounds, June 21.

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June 22, 2015

Live review: Partch at REDCAT, June 19.

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June 19, 2015

L.A. previews June 19-25: Charlie Hunter, Mike Keneally, Nick Mancini, Partch, Bobby Bradford/Dwight Trible, Slumgum, Hellbat/Sylvia Juncosa, Ill Niño.

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June 12, 2015

L.A. previews June 12-18: Satriani/Vai/Animals as Leaders, Robin Trower, Dafnis Prieto, Steven Wilson, Trotsky Icepick, Goatwhore, SASSAS Soundshoppe, Robert Glasper, Artyom Manukyan, Eliane Elias.

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June 11, 2015

Eulogy: Ornette Coleman, 1930-2015 (with comments).

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June 5, 2015

L.A. previews June 5-11: Anthony Wilson, Lycus, Crowbar-Lord Dying, Munyungo Jackson, Alex Noice, Perry Robinson, Vibe Summit, Hugh Cornwell, Kenny Burrell, Whitesnake, ResBox returns, Tootie Heath, Alfredo Rodriguez, Elliott Caine, Atomic Sherpas.

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June 3, 2015

Ponderation: The Wrecking Crew vs. pop stars playing their own damned instruments.

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May 29, 2015

L.A. previews May 29-June 4: Hay Fever-Daniel Rosenboom, Tony MacAlpine, Sylvia Juncosa, Kenny Burrell, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Azar Lawrence, Bombastic Meatbats, Saxon-Armored Saint, Ufomammut-Usnea, Vardan Ovsepian.

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May 22, 2015

L.A. previews May 22-28: Richard Wood celebrates Mark Trayle, Alan Pasqua, Small Drone, Kamasi Washington, Nyaz, SASSAS bootleg art, Tony MacAlpine.

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May 20, 2015

Kamasi Washington, "The Epic" (Brainfeeder)

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May 15, 2015

L.A. previews May 15-21: Dio tribute weekend, Michael Landau, Atomic Sherpas/Meco Cardovas, Jane Bunnet, Motoko Honda-Emily Hay-Biggie Vinkeloe, David Torn.

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May 8, 2015

L.A. previews May 8-14: G&G, Don Preston, Tim Young, Vijay Iyer, Avishai Cohen, Sepultura, Anaal Nathrakh/Incite, Sly & Robbie, Spy Car.

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May 5, 2015

Live review: John Zorn Triple Threat at Royce Hall, May 2.

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May 1, 2015

L.A. previews May 1-7: Tadić-Manring-Garcia, Nightwish, Inter Arma, Schenker & Dokken, John Zorn, SoPas Fest, Devin Sarno, Andrea Centazzo, Cavalera Conspiracy, Ensiferum/Korpiklaani, Daniel Rosenboom.

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April 28, 2015

Live review: Syd Straw at McCabe's, April 11.

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April 24, 2015

L.A. previews April 24-30: Spy Car, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Billy Cobham, Al Di Meola, Marco Mendoza, New Town celebration, Azar Lawrence, Adam Levy, Nick Mancini, Mastodon, Tracii Guns.

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April 20, 2015

Media: The value of the last word.

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April 15, 2015

L.A. previews April 17-23: Albert Lee, Jacob Szekely, Rafael Moreira, Barbara Morrison, Sebastian Bach, Kneebody, Artyom Manukyan, Black Slate, Nick Mancini.

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Live review: Leni Stern & Emily Elbert at Room 5 Lounge, April 10.

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April 10, 2015

L.A. previews April 10-16: Leni Stern, Kljuco-Tadic, Joshua White, Crowhurst, Syd Straw, L.A. Bassoons, Jeff Parker, Maetar, Geoff Keezer.

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April 7, 2015

Record shorts: Scorpions-related releases by Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, UFO, Scorpions.

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April 3, 2015

L.A. previews April 3-9: Michael Schenker, The Shrine, Brian Auger, John Abercrombie, Witham-Stinson-Wisdom, Malaby-Rainey-Helias, Ohm, Nick Mancini.

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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.

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Homeless art: "Priority Mail"

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Poem: Red Gum

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March 19, 2015

L.A. previews March 20-26: Nick Mancini, Dokken, Mike Keneally, Lustmord, Pig Destroyer, Carl Stone, Terry Reid, Allegaeon, Bobby Bradford/Vinny Golia.

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March 18, 2015

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

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March 13, 2015

L.A. previews March 13-19: Tin Hat, Kendrick Scott, "The Golem," Wand, Title Trackers, John Daversa, Spy Car/Four Eyed Four, Anvil, Doro, Kandinsky Effect.

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March 6, 2015

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

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L.A. previews March 6-12: Jean-Michel Pilc, Marco Benevento, Jeff Kollman, Enslaved, Robert Hurst, Roy Hargrove, Eclipse Quartet, Donny McCaslin, Nedra Wheeler, Joey Sellers, Mutilation Rites, Kendrick Scott.

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March 5, 2015

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

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February 27, 2015

L.A. previews February 27-March 5: Azar Lawrence, Slumgum, Spy Car, Organic Orchestra, Stanley Clarke, Elliott Caine, Michael Vlatkovich, Peter Erskine, Rock Against M.S., Brad Dutz, Bill Frisell.

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February 24, 2015

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

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February 20, 2015

L.A. previews February 20-26: Machine Head, Josh Nelson, G&G, Kyle memorial, Napalm Death, Adam Levy, John Daversa, Nick Mancini, Eclipse Quartet, David Binney, Aerosmith film.

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February 12, 2015

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

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February 6, 2015

L.A. previews February 6-12: Bonnie Barnett hum, Joeless Shoe, Nicole Mitchell, John 5, Hazey Jane, Cosmosquad.

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January 30, 2015

L.A. previews January 30-February 5: Karma To Burn, 45 Grave, Rosenboom/Pineda/Templeton/Noice/Rowden/Mull, Azar Lawrence, Elliott Caine, Acre Foot, Scott Amendola-Nels Cline.

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January 26, 2015

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

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January 22, 2015

L.A. previews January 23-29 -- Uli Jon Roth, Ben Wendel, Spy Car, Hellbat, Nick Mancini, Gavin Templeton, Kai Kurosawa, Atomic Sherpas, Jon Landau, Electric Miles.

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January 17, 2015

Personal timeline: Kim Fowley.

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January 16, 2015

L.A. previews January 16-22: James Williamson/Cheetah Chrome, Lost Tribes, Kenny Aronoff, Josh Smith, Ohm, Mike Keneally, Dave Binney, Larry Koonse, Isamu McGregor-Bennie Maupin, Nick Mancini, Ben Wendel, Dwight Trible, Periphery, Fear Factory.

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January 14, 2015

List: Top 8 reasons Katy Perry is performing with Lenny Kravitz at Super Bowl XLIX.

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January 9, 2015

L.A. previews January 9-15: Ignacio Berroa, Clifford Brown Project, Azar Lawrence, Elliott Caine, Flesh Eaters, SASSAS Soundshoppe.

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January 2, 2015

L.A. previews January 2-8: Apophenia, Cattle Decapitation.

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December 26, 2014

L.A. previews December 26-January 1: Death Angel, Ben Wendel, Kwanzaa in Leimert with Dwight & Kamasi, Jazz Funk Fest, Michael Landau, Joe Bonamassa, Barbara Morrison.

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Etymology: Fulsome in the extreme.

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December 18, 2014

L.A. previews December 19-25: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Dan Schnelle-Josh Nelson, Tannenburn, Jay Christ.

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Tourism: The Watts Towers.

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December 12, 2014

L.A. previews December 12-18: Sunnie Paxson, Larry Goldings, Charlie Hunter-Scott Amendola, Cyrus Chestnut-James Carter, Billy Childs, Elliott Caine, John Daversa, Nick Rosen, Steve Coleman, Intronaut.

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December 11, 2014

Live review: Vijay Iyer at Royce Hall, December 5.

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December 5, 2014

L.A. previews December 5-11: Vijay Iyer, Pallbearer, Brad Mehldau/The Bad Plus, Golden Striker Trio, Down/Orange Goblin, Brian Walsh, Spot signing, Miroslav Tadic celebration, Kenny Barron-Dave Holland, Nathan Hubbard, Ethio-Cali, Opeth/In Flames.

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December 2, 2014

Notebook: Spot at Café NELA, November 30.

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November 28, 2014

L.A. previews November 28-December 4: Dwight Trible, Azar Lawrence, Spot.

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November 25, 2014

Ponderation: Bob Dylan & The Band, "The Basement Tapes Complete" (Columbia/Legacy)

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November 21, 2014

L.A. previews November 21-27: Marc Ribot, Brian Auger, Kenny Burrell, Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel, Dwight Trible, Nick Mancini, Joey Sellers.

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November 17, 2014

Record review: Exhausted Prayer, "Ruined."

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November 14, 2014

L.A. previews November 14-20: Slayer/Suicidal/Exodus, Death/Obituary, CAB, Pharoah Sanders, Azar Lawrence, Elliott Caine, Dub Club, Pitom/Plotz, Alex Noice, Exhausted Prayer, Bhob Rainey.

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November 13, 2014

Record review: Machine Head, "Bloodstone & Diamonds" (Nuclear Blast)

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November 7, 2014

L.A. previews November 7-13: 36 Crazyfists/Incite, Bobby Bradford-William Roper, Richard Sears, Soundshoppe, Weirdos/Avengers/Alleycats, Judas Priest, Sabaton, Arch Enemy.

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October 31, 2014

L.A. previews October 31-November 6: King Diamond, Iceage, Gavin Templeton, Cassia Streb, Bobby Bradford, Peter Kuhn, Eyehategod, Rebirth Brass Band, GWAR/Decapitated.

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October 28, 2014

Review and interview: Electric Wizard, ancient and present.

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October 24, 2014

L.A. previews October 24-30: Stefon Harris, Satan, Knotfest (Danzig, Black Label, Napalm Death et al.), Jazz Funk Fest, Azar Lawrence, Terry Bozzio, Benny Maupin, Andy Milne, Nick Mancini, Ras Michael, Vardan Ovsepian, RIP Jimmy Scott.

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October 17, 2014

L.A. previews October 17-23: Greg Osby, Jacky Terrasson, Crow Nuts, Anthony Wilson, Body Count/Nothing, Raven, Suffocation/Kataklysm, Kim Richmond.

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October 16, 2014

DVD review: Ozzy Osbourne, "Memoirs of a Madman" (Epic/Legacy)

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October 10, 2014

L.A. previews October 10-16: Mecolodiacs, Maceo Parker, Acknowledgement, Hands On'Semble, Elliott Caine, Empty Cage, Gus G., Philm, Dug Pinnick's Grinder Blues.

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October 8, 2014

Live review: Angel City Jazz Festival featuring Arthur Blythe tribute at Barnsdall Park, September 28.

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October 3, 2014

L.A. previews October 3-9: Pyrrhon, Crowbar, G.E. Stinson, Brilliant Strings, SASSAS peaks, Joshua White.

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October 2, 2014

Live review: Anthony Braxton Trio, Wadada Leo Smith Silver Orchestra at Zipper Hall, September 27 (with Vinny Golia's 2004 comments on Braxton).

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September 26, 2014

L.A. previews September 26-October 2: Toshiko Akiyoshi, Gov’t Mule, Anthony Braxton/Wadada, CAB, Hawks, Voco, Angel City Barnsdall blowout, Sonata Arctica, Andy Milne, Hellion/Bitch, Eluveitie.

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September 19, 2014

L.A. previews September 19-25: Angel City Jazz Fest, Roberto Miranda, Webb All-Stars, Samhain, AxS Fest, Young Sun Nah & Ulf Wakenius / Trible & Beasley, Allison Miller, Joey Sellers, Golia/Bradford/Adams, Skeletonwitch, Terry Reid, Matana Roberts.

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September 13, 2014

R.I.P.: Gerald Wilson, 1918-2014.

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September 11, 2014

L.A. previews September 12-18: Accept, Dan Hicks, Barbara Morrison, Leimert Village fest, Soundshoppe, Angel City Jazz Fest final warning.

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September 4, 2014

L.A. previews September 5-11: Ernie Andrews, Elliott Caine, kids play Oliveros, Trevor Anderies/John Fumo, Peter Epstein, Prong, Mike Watt, Ornette doc/Mecolodiacs.

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August 29, 2014

Live review: Billy Higgins tribute at the Ford Amphitheater, August 24.

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August 28, 2014

L.A. previews August 29-September 4: Beat Music, Bob Sheppard, Elliott Caine, Bill Saxton-Azar Lawrence, Bombastic Meatbats, Alex Noice, Doyle, Scott Amendola.

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August 21, 2014

L.A. previews August 22-28: Phil Ranelin, Michael Landau, L.A. Jazz Collective, World Stage 25th anniversary, Jeff Parker, G.E. Stinson, Lee "Scratch" Perry, CoC, Beat Music.

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August 14, 2014

L.A. previews August 15-21: Chick Corea, Manring-Garcia-Ma, Billy Childs, Nick Mancini, Motoko Honda, High on Fire, Usnea, Ben Wendel, Tom Harrell, Goatette.

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Ponderation: Pope Kumbaya wages war on the Latin Mass.

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August 8, 2014

L.A. previews August 8-14: Kamasi Washington, Elliott Caine, Steve Swallow, Azar Lawrence, Jasper Dutz, Jon Hassell, Billy Childs, Chick Corea, Phast & Bulbous, James Brown tribute, Damian Erskine, SK Kakraba-Dwight Trible.

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August 7, 2014

Poem: "Unsaved."

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August 1, 2014

L.A. previews August 1-7: Garretson & Gorodetsky, Nick Mancini, John Daversa, Tony MacAlpine, Morbid Saint, Letum Ascensus, Ambrose Akinmusire, Alex Jenkins, Scale the Summit, Israel Vibration, Deep Purple.

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July 29, 2014

Live review: Jimmy Cliff, Shaggy, Don Carlos & the Dub Vision Band at Hollywood Bowl, July 20.

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July 25, 2014

L.A. previews July 25-31: Carl Burnett, Municipal Waste, Ron Carter, Anna Homler, Central Avenue Jazz Fest, Ross Hammond-Dwight Trible-Nicole Mitchell, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Aerosmith-Slash, Spy Car-Trotsky Icepick, Route 66 virtual fest.

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July 16, 2014

L.A. previews July 18-24: Henry Franklin, Bombastic Meatbats, Morbid Angel, Wolves in the Throne Room, Jimmy Cliff, Jacob Szekely, Motley Crue-Alice Cooper, Mecolodiacs-Spy Car, Ron Carter.

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July 15, 2014

R.I.P.: Charlie Haden, 1937-2014.

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July 11, 2014

L.A. previews July 11-17: Helmet, Tootie Heath, Albert Lee, Azar Lawrence, Virgil Donati, Elliott Caine, Mark Trayle, Soundshoppe, Kenny Burrell, Joey Sellers, Josey Wales, Kamasi Washington.

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Mini-history: "Black Night," Deep Purple's soccer chant.

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July 3, 2014

L.A. previews July 4-10: Rickey Woodard, Jon Armstrong, Korn, Andrea Centazzo, Kiss, Septicflesh, Alan Pasqua plays Silver, Adam Ratner plays Haden, Double Naught Spy Car.

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Philosophy: Why I don't stand for the national anthem.

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June 26, 2014

L.A. previews June 27-July 3: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Double Naught Spy Car, Charles Curtis, Daniel Rosenboom/Sean J. O'Connell, Yngwie Malmsteen/Bumblefoot.

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Poem: "Warrior"

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June 17, 2014

L.A. previews June 20-26: Billy Hart, Atomic Sherpas/Mecolodiacs, Watt & Spot, Dwight Trible, Vibe Summit, Sly & Robbie, Grandmothers, Kaveh Rastegar.

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June 13, 2014

L.A. previews June 13-19: Ernie Watts, Taylor Eigsti, Pelican, Unearth, John Tottenham, Billy Childs, Playboy Jazz Fest, SASSAS conspiracy, Kenny Burrell, Thumbscrew, Adrian Sherwood, Billy Hart.

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June 5, 2014

L.A. previews June 6-12: Meshuggah, My Ruin, Partch, Black Label Society, Nashville Pussy, Bombastic Meatbats, Jenkins-Hammond-Golia, Alan Broadbent, Taylor Eigsti.

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June 4, 2014

Mythology: "Maleficent," a very metal movie.

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May 29, 2014

L.A. previews May 30-June 5: CAB, Azar Lawrence, Gianni Mimmo/Michael Vlatkovich, I See Hawks in L.A.

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May 27, 2014

Reviews of Ozzy guitarists Part 2: Joe Holmes, Jake E. Lee, Gus G.

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May 23, 2014

L.A. previews May 23-29: Azar Lawrence, Kenny Burrell, Elliott Caine, John Daversa, Cathy Segal-Garcia, Glenn Hughes' California Breed.

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May 16, 2014

Live review: Skid Row, Black Star Riders, Stonebreed at the Canyon Club, May 15.

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May 15, 2014

L.A. previews May 16-22: Stephen Marley, Miles Evans, Quarteto Nuevo/Cathleen Pineda, Ray-Kallay microtonal piano, Small Drone, DevilDriver, Otep.

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May 11, 2014

Live review: Leni Stern African Trio & friends at the Baked Potato, May 7.

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May 9, 2014

L.A. previews May 9-15: Elliott Caine, Kadavar, Paganfest, St. Vitus, Niney the Observer, Black Star Riders.

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May 4, 2014

Live review: Black Sabbath, Reignwolf at Hollywood Bowl, April 26.

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May 2, 2014

L.A. previews May 2-8: Mastodon, Iced Earth/Sabaton, Michael Landau-Wayne Krantz, Bonnie Barnett/Gongfarmer, Hawks, Nile, Leni Stern, Nels Cline.

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April 25, 2014

L.A. previews April 25-May 1: Bombastic Meatbats, Mark Trayle, I See Hawks in L.A., Elliott Caine, Black Sabbath, Vardan Ovsepian, Alice Cooper documentary, Ulcerate.

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April 24, 2014

Live review: "Playing for Jim Hall" at the Blue Note, NYC, April 20.

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April 17, 2014

Reviews of Ozzy guitarists Part 1: Black Label Society, "Catacombs of the Black Vatican" (E One).

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L.A. previews April 18-24: Chris Speed, Ravi Coltrane, Acre Foot, Cosmosquad, Bandalabra, Revolver Golden Gods, Chick Corea-Bela Fleck, Dillinger Escape Plan.

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April 10, 2014

L.A. previews April 11-17: Tesseract/Intronaut, Motorhead, Tony MacAlpine, Todd Sickafoose, Shackle/Young-Day.

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April 4, 2014

L.A. previews April 4-10: Mecolodiacs, Rachelle Ferrell, Sun Ra docs, Behemoth-Goatwhore, Holy Grail-Gypsyhawk, Kill Devil Hill, Soundspark, Ruth Price honored, Horace Tapscott tribute, Anthony Wilson, Ned Rothenberg, Vinny Golia Large Ensemble.

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March 27, 2014

L.A. previews March 28-April 3: Dwight Trible, Marco Benevento, Timur, Simon Phillips, Kristian Hoffman does CBGB, L.A. Jazz Quartet, Elliott Caine, Krisiun, Tatsuya Nakatani-G.E. Stinson-Oguri, Willie Nelson, Zucchero.

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March 25, 2014

Live review: Kraftwerk at Disney Hall, March 21.

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March 24, 2014

Live review: Garretson & Gorodetsky, "What Must the Hummingbird See?" at Automata, March 23.

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March 21, 2014

L.A. previews March 21-27: Supersuckers, Hawks, G&G, Keneally-Bendian, Elliott Caine, John Daversa, The Absence, Ohm, Rock Against M.S., Guy Mendilow, Timur.

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March 14, 2014

L.A. previews March 14-20: Nathan Hubbard, Michael Landau, Gerald Clayton-Larry Goldings, Dio tribute, Daniel Rosenboom, Roger Neumann-Larry Koonse.

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March 8, 2014

Record review: Behemoth, "The Satanist" (Metal Blade)

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March 7, 2014

L.A. previews March 7-13: Anthony Wilson, Cattle Decapitation, Niacin, Scale the Summit, Possessed, Hazey Jane/Michael Landau.

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February 28, 2014

L.A. previews February 28-March 6: Alan Ferber, Eleni Mandell, Steve Lukather, Children of Bodom, Hands On'semble, Gilbert Isbin, Tigran Martikyan, Skinny Puppy, Christian Mistress.

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Conversation: The Spring Quartet (Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding & Leo Genovese) at Royce Hall, February 22.

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February 21, 2014

L.A. previews February 21-27: Azar Lawrence, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Hawks, Brian Auger, Jack DeJohnette, Dark Tranquillity, Dreaming Dead, Elliott Caine, Creative Underground, Dwight Trible, Ohm, Wailing Souls, Alan Ferber.

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February 14, 2014

L.A. previews February 14-20: David Liebman, Lord Dying, Lynch Mob, Jeff Kollman, Amon Amarth/Enslaved/Skeletonwitch, Hawks play Seeger, Metal Church, Jeff Parker, Elliott Caine, McGillicuddy-Ovsepian-Erskine, Buster Williams Quartet.

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February 12, 2014

Event: Launch party for "Black SoCal" Venice Biennale art exhibition at Fais Do-Do, February 9.

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February 7, 2014

L.A. previews February 7-13: Jazz in Schools, Quarteto Nuevo, Joe Bonamassa, Michael Schenker, David Liebman.

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Combination: "The Grapes of Wrath" and Kris Kristofferson at the Cinerama Dome, January 31.

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January 30, 2014

L.A. previews January 31-February 6: Kris Kristofferson & "Grapes of Wrath," Dokken, Baked Potato Birthday Stars, Billy Childs, Ross Hammond, Stanley Clarke, Murali Coryell, Spy Car, Nick Rosen, Alex Cline, Mark Dresser-Han Bennink, Ralph Alessi, Cage.

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January 24, 2014

L.A. previews January 24-30: Lenny White, Joshua White, Creative Underground, Toxic Holocaust/Exhumed, Kaoru, Dave Binney, Virgil Donati, Weedeater, Stanley Clarke.

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RIP: Yusef Lateef, 1920-2013.

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January 17, 2014

L.A. previews January 17-23: Josh Nelson, Brad Dutz, Open Gate Ensemble, Kenny Aronoff, Fear Factory, Czerwinski-Koonse-Oles, Ohm, Lenny White, Bombastic Meatbats, Uli Jon Roth/Bumblefoot.

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January 10, 2014

L.A. previews January 10-16: Bl'ast, John Daversa, Baiza birthday, I See Hawks in L.A., Eyehategod/Cattle Decapitation, Johnny Rivers-Jimmy Webb.

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January 1, 2014

L.A. previews January 3-9: women in jazz, Kaoru/G.E. Stinson, Albert Lee, Lita Ford.

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December 27, 2013

L.A. previews December 27-January 2: Kenneth Whalum III, Phast's 60th, L.A. Jazz Collective, Les McCann, Kix.

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December 19, 2013

L.A. previews December 20-26: Holy Grail, L.A. Guns, Josh Nelson-Lorca Hart, Joe Baiza art, Ornette cover band, the true meaning of xmas.

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List: Albums I liked in 2013.

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December 11, 2013

Review: Charlie Haden's CalArts Liberation Music Orchestra at REDCAT, December 10.

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December 10, 2013

Scene: Nate Morgan memorial at New Life Community Christian Center, December 7.

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December 5, 2013

L.A. previews December 6-12: Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola, Mike Keneally, Michael Landau, Nate Morgan memorial, Joey Sellers, Kenny Burrell, Charlie Haden, Kandinsky Quartet, Merle Haggard, High on Fire, Jake E. Lee.

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November 29, 2013

L.A. previews November 29-December 5: Morbid Angel, Rattlehead, Dependent Origin, ASG, Richard Sears, RIP Chico Hamilton.

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November 21, 2013

L.A. previews November 22-28: Randy Weston-Billy Harper, Anthony Wilson, Jon Armstrong, Kenny Burrell, Dir En Grey, G&G/Bonnie Barnett, Angel City on TV, Monster Magnet/Royal Thunder, In This Moment, Nate Morgan RIP.

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November 20, 2013

Live review: Charles Lloyd and Friends at Royce Hall, November 15.

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November 15, 2013

L.A. previews November 15-21: Charles Lloyd, Kenny Aronoff, Joe Baiza, Anthony Wilson.

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November 14, 2013

Audio redux: 2013 and 2012 Angel City Jazz Festival symposiums.

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November 8, 2013

L.A. previews November 8-14: Lamb of God/Testament, Brian Haas & Scott Amendola, Jeff Kollman, Les McCann, Otep, bass blowout, Soundshoppe, Morton Subotnick, Tom McNalley/Michael Vlatkovich, Mad Professor, Charles Lloyd pre-alert.

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November 1, 2013

L.A. previews November 1-7: Kneebody, Dwight Trible/World Stage benefit, Erin Barnes, Ross Hammond-Alex Cline/Terrence McManus, Kenny Burrell, Ozzy & Geezer, Terakraft, McManus/Concrete Bedlam, Soulfly.

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October 29, 2013

Personal timeline: Lou Reed.

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October 25, 2013

L.A. previews October 25-31: Go: Organic Orchestra, Watain, Clairy Browne, L.A. Jazz Society Awards, Geri Allen-Terri Lyne Carrington-Esperanza Spalding, G&G/Clucas/Iris, Slayer, Megadeth, Leni Stern, Kill Devil Hill, Gov't Mule, Lucian Ban.

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October 18, 2013

L.A. previews October 18-24: GWAR, Supersuckers, Otmaro Ruiz, Slumgum, Death Angel, S.F. Jazz Collective, Hawks, Deicide, Brian Wilson/Jeff Beck, Nick Mancini, Mark Dresser, Periphery.

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October 16, 2013

Live ponderations: Claudia Quintet/Jim Black Trio/jazz technology panel at REDCAT October 11; "Einstein on the Beach" at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, October 13.

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October 10, 2013

L.A. previews October 11-17: Claudia Quintet/Black-Lefebvre-Speed/Burk moderates, Helmet, Freddie Hubbard tribute, Eurojazz Fest, Motoko, Dreaming Dead, Dafnis Prieto, Kylesa, Gavin Templeton, Mancini, DevilDriver, Dying Fetus, Rock Against MS, Brad Dutz.

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October 8, 2013

Live review: Greg Osby, Yosvany Terry, Kneebody, Richard Sears at Angel City Jazz Fest, Ford Amphitheater, October 6.

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October 4, 2013

L.A. previews October 4-10: Nicole Mitchell, Josh White, Saxon, Kim Fowley, Christian McBride, Dave Holland/John Scofield, Les McCann, Katatonia-Intronaut, Greg Osby, Arctopus, Motoko Honda, Nick Mancini, Phil Ranelin, Julie Christensen, Mintz-Piket.

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October 2, 2013

Live scenes: Brookledge, "Prometheus Bound," subliminal beeps.

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September 28, 2013

L.A. previews September 27-October 3: Dwight Trible, Between the Buried and Me, Phil Ranelin, Jarrett-DeJohnette-Peacock, Carcass, Michael Landau, Vader, Gerald Wilson, Anthony Wilson, Soundspark for kids, Gene Hoglan, Nick Mancini, Winery Dogs.

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September 20, 2013

L.A. previews September 20-26: Alan Pasqua, Billy Childs, Uri Caine, Jodie Landau/Fumosonic/Brundlefly, Dean Chamberlain-David Ricketts, Alex Noice/Gurri Sonic, Gypsyhawk/Scorpion Child.

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September 13, 2013

L.A. previews September 13-19: Iron Maiden/Anthrax/Testament, Michael Session, Brian Auger, Daniel Rosenboom, Repulsion/Sadistic Intent, Kenny Werner, Jeff Kollman, Angel City Jazz Fest countdown.

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September 5, 2013

L.A. previews September 6-12: Wayne Kramer/Billy Bragg, Roy Hargrove, Miroslav Tadic, Kenny Burrell, Dvořák/Prokofiev.

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September 3, 2013

Live review: Danzig, Doyle, Scar the Martyr, Cherie Currie, Huntress at Gibson Amphitheater, August 30.

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August 30, 2013

L.A. previews August 30-September 5: Danzig/Doyle, Elliott Caine, Joe Satriani/Steve Morse, CalArts Gamelan, Azar Lawrence, Black Sabbath, Roy Hargrove.

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RIP: Larry Karush, 1946-2013.

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August 23, 2013

L.A. previews August 23-29 -- Cross Hart Jazz Experience, Small Drone, Nick Mancini, Azar Lawrence, Julie Christensen "Dark Side," Wintersun/Arsis, Prokofiev/Shostakovich, Black Sabbath, Wayne Shorter, Dwight Trible, Cuong Vu, Fjellestad-Stinson/Sarno.

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August 15, 2013

L.A. previews August 16-22: Roy Z, Queens of the Stone Age, Dilloway & Lescalleet, Vinny Golia, Kenny Burrell/Monk'estra, Double Naught Spy Car, I See Hawks in L.A., Buddy Guy.

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August 14, 2013

Scene: Fourth annual Craft Beer Crawl, downtown L.A., August 11.

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August 9, 2013

L.A. previews August 9-15: Bobby Bradford, Willie Nelson, The Obsessed, I See Hawks in L.A., Stefon Harris, Slumgum, Pasqua-Oles-Erskine, Elliott Caine, Soundshoppe, The Defiled, Ras Michael.

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August 1, 2013

L.A. previews August 2-8: Bob Sheppard, Mecolodiacs, Dwight Trible, Alan Pasqua & Larry Koonse, Reseda rocks, Dylan Ryan/Berardi-Vollman-Liebig, Metal Church, Chimaira, Slumgum/Daniel Rosenboom.

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Linguistic rant: The perversion of "trope."

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July 26, 2013

L.A. previews July 26-August 1: Holy Grail, Geoff Keezer, Ohm, Volto, Josh Nelson, Charles Gaines-Wadada Leo Smith, Wrack/Vinny Golia, G&G, Stanton Moore-Marco Benevento.

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July 24, 2013

Live review: Gregg Bendian's 50th birthday at the Baked Potato, July 18.

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July 18, 2013

L.A. previews July 19-25: Dillinger/Animals As Leaders/Cattle Decapitation, Hazey Jane, I See Hawks in L.A., "Rite of Spring," Stanton Moore.

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July 12, 2013

L.A. previews July 12-18: David Ornette Cherry, Daniel Rosenboom, Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola, Barbara Morrison, Kenny Burrell, Six Feet Under, Mitch Marcus Quintet, Gregg Bendian.

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July 3, 2013

L.A. previews July 5-11 -- Larry Nash, Ron Carter, Intronaut/Scale the Summit/Castle, Homeless One Metal Fest, Decisive Instant/Steuart Liebig, David N. Meyer Bee Gees bio pub, Allison Miller, Weedeater/ASG.

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July 2, 2013

Undead review: Reggae Night at Hollywood Bowl, June 30.

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June 27, 2013

L.A. previews June 28-July 4: Volto, Rob Zombie/Mastodon/Machine Head, Mictlantecuhtli, David Kikoski, Damian Marley Reggae Night, Scrote does Bacharach, Kim Richmond does Kenton.

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June 26, 2013

Fresh classic heavies: Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Black Star Riders, Megadeth; plus metal oral history.

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June 20, 2013

L.A. previews June 21-27: Jazz Leaders, G&G, Kendrick Scott, Ohm, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Fogel-Potts-Vlatkovich, Clayton-Akinmusire, Cornell Campbell, Tom McNalley, Nick Mancini, Rosie Flores, Bonded by Blood.

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June 14, 2013

L.A. previews June 14-20: Mouzon's Fullonthropy, Billy Childs, Anthony Wilson's Curators, Ratt, Brian Auger, Bennie Maupin, Homler/Payne/Vollman, Microfest piano, Playboy Jazz Fest, Melechesh, Tiny Resistors, Jeff Kollman.

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June 13, 2013

Interview: Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham, now of Black Star Riders.

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June 11, 2013

Live review: Partch at REDCAT, June 8.

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June 7, 2013

Live review: Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Picture Me Broken at the Gibson Amphitheater, June 6.

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June 5, 2013

L.A. previews June 7-13: The Kandinsky Effect, Allan Holdsworth, Partch, Fear Factory, Vibe Summit, Soundshoppe, Anthony Wilson's Curators.

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May 31, 2013

L.A. previews May 31-June 6: Nick Mancini, Horace Andy, Ludovico Einaudi, Kim Richmond, Nathan Hubbard/Will Salmon, Tigran Martikyan, Scott Jeppesen, Alice Cooper/Marilyn Manson.

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May 23, 2013

L.A. previews May 24-30: Azar Lawrence, Opeth, Christian Scott, Anthony Wilson, Volto, John Daversa, Warbringer, Joe Baiza/G&G, Katatonia, Ohm, RIP Ray Manzarek.

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May 21, 2013

Guest blurb: John Lehr on Ozzy Osbourne at "An Evening With Women," May 18.

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May 16, 2013

L.A. previews May 17-23: Krisiun/Arsis, Michael Landau, Julie Christensen, SASSAS fundraiser, Larry Goldings, Jeff Hanneman memorial, The Obsessed.

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May 9, 2013

L.A. previews & postview May 10-16: Yngwie Malmsteen, Azar Lawrence, Alan Ferber, The Moby Dicks, Thrasho de Mayo, Mother's Day Hoopla, Jeff Parker, Motorhead, Holy Grail, Phil Ranelin, RIP Andy Johns.

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May 3, 2013

L.A. previews & postviews May 3-9: Childs, Stuart & Pisaro, Helmet, Maetar, Mehldau/Bad Plus, Atwood-Ferguson, Eclipse, Dutz/Walsh, Mural, Jason Moran, Larry Goldings, Kamasi, RIP Jeff Hanneman & George Jones, Leni Stern mini-review, Kevin Chown surgery.

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April 24, 2013

Conversation: Coffee with Leni Stern.

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Live review: Scrote and friends pay tribute to David Bowie's Berlin period at the Blue Whale, April 23.

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April 22, 2013

L.A. Times op-ed: Burk on loud commercials.

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April 18, 2013

L.A. previews April 19-25: Otep, Max Markowitz/Lewis Keller, Julie Christensen, Jimmy Cobb, John Clayton, the music of David Bowie's Berlin period, David Ellefsen.

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April 11, 2013

L.A. previews April 12-18: Corea & Clarke, Lizzy Borden, Chuck Schuldiner tribute, Microfest guitar, Cal Arts Large Ensemble, Dwight Trible-Billy Childs, Suffocation, Syd Straw mini live review.

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April 5, 2013

L.A. previews April 5-11: Syd Straw, I See Hawks in L.A., Brian Auger, Jon Armstrong, Maidens of Metal Fest, Soilwork/Jeff Loomis, G.E. Stinson-Alex Cline/Gongfarmer Duo, Arohi Ensemble, Corea & Clarke, Phil Ranelin, Microfest.

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April 4, 2013

Live review: Panzerballett returns to the Baked Potato, April 2.

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March 28, 2013

L.A. previews March 29-April 4: Dwight Trible, Kim Richmond, Azar Lawrence, Van Dyke Parks/Tom McDermott, Rez Abbasi, Adrenaline Mob, Panzerballett, Gypsyhawk.

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March 21, 2013

L.A. previews March 22-28: Crucified Barbara, Volto, Justo Almario, Christopher Garcia, Ohm, Rock Against MS, Anthrax/Exodus/High on Fire/Municipal Waste, Bonded by Blood, Toots & the Maytals.

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March 20, 2013

Live shorts: Ambrose Akinmusire; Jodie Landau & friends.

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March 15, 2013

L.A. previews March 15-21: Happy 75th to Charles Lloyd; Ambrose Akinmusire; Clutch/Orange Goblin.

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March 12, 2013

Live review: Rachelle Ferrell at Catalina's, March 9.

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March 7, 2013

L.A. previews March 8-14: Billy Childs, Rachelle Ferrell, Cosmosquad, Marduk, KMFDM, Quarteto Nuevo/Industrial Jazz Group, Skerik's Bandalabra, John Bischoff/Antimatter, RIP Alvin Lee.

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March 5, 2013

Live review: Hafez Modirzadeh Quartet, Phillip Greenlief Duo at Eagle Rock Cultural Center, March 3.

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February 28, 2013

L.A. previews March 1-7: I See Hawks in L.A., Wadada Leo Smith, Age ov the Gods metal fest, Meshuggah/Animals As Leaders/Intronaut, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Lou Harrison doc, Helen Money, Hafez Modirzadeh, Brendon Small's Galaktikon, Rachelle Ferrell.

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February 27, 2013

Live shorts: Sexmob; Doro; Cage & Stockhausen.

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February 22, 2013

L.A. previews Feb. 22-28: Doro, Firewind, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Rangda, Stockhausen-Cage, Ulrich Krieger, Leni Stern, Van Dyke Parks, Brujeria, Chris Potter, "History of Jazz in Los Angeles."

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February 15, 2013

L.A. previews Feb. 15-21: Charles Lloyd doc, Azar Lawrence/Phil Ranelin, Phillip Greenlief, Soulfly, Graveyard, Sexmob, Tomahawk, Monk'estra, Marilyn Manson, Richard Sears, Wadada coinbox.

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February 14, 2013

Film review: "Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity"

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February 8, 2013

L.A. previews Feb. 8-14: Enslaved/Royal Thunder, 3 Brave Souls, Daniel Rosenboom, Charles Lloyd film, Jennifer Terran, SASSAS fundraiser, Allen Toussaint/Dirty Dozen, Dead Meadow.

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February 6, 2013

Record review: Jennifer Terran, "Born From the Womb of Silence" (Grizelda)

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February 1, 2013

L.A. previews Feb. 1-7: Nashville Pussy, Azar Lawrence, Testament, Nick Mancini, Elliott Caine, Will Salmon-Dwight Trible, Tigran Hamasyan; RIP Butch Morris.

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January 24, 2013

L.A. previews January 25-31: Uli Jon Roth, Meters Experience, Volto, Gojira, Spy Car, Azar Lawrence, Stanley Clarke, Mark Trayle, Allan Holdsworth, Tony Harnell, Anadi, Garretsongs, Julie Christensen, Fro, Meatbats, John Beasley, Marco Benevento.

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Live review: Tony Harnell & Bumblefoot at the Joint, January 23.

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January 17, 2013

L.A. previews January 18-24: Femi Kuti, Azar Lawrence, Meredith Monk, Continuum, Lady Gaga, Ohm, Anthony Shadduck, Tony Harnell, John Beasley, Stanley Clarke.

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January 11, 2013

L.A. previews January 11-17: Asesino/Cephalic Carnage, Azar Lawrence, Uri Caine, Julie Christensen in Motion, ACE Jazz Collective, Nicole Mitchell, Brad & Jasper Dutz, Down, squelching loud commercials.

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January 9, 2013

Republication: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 1995.

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January 3, 2013

L.A. previews January 4-10: Neurosis, Jeff Kollman, Azar Lawrence, Children, Michael Vlatkovich/Apophenia, Tigran Martikyan, Saccharine Trust, Castle, David Binney, John Beasley, Gerald Wilson.

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January 1, 2013

Life lessons: guitarist Tom McNalley.

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December 27, 2012

L.A. previews December 28-January 3: Sadistic Intent, Volto, Keneally-Musallam, Ovsepian-Binney New Year's Eve, Melvins-Redd Kross New Year's Eve.

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December 20, 2012

L.A. previews December 21-27: Supersuckers, Hirax, Clayton-Wendel, Jazz Funk Fest, Silent Stars, Josh Nelson.

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Xmas history: Little town(s) of Bethlehem.

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December 14, 2012

L.A. previews December 14-20: The Curators, Carl Randall benefit, Mayan metal countdown, Josh Nelson, High on Fire, Arsis, Caleb Quaye.

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December 6, 2012

L.A. previews December 7-13: Ndgeocello-Ulmer-Reid, Lonely Avenue, Cattle Decapitation, Roy Hargrove, Ornette doc, John Cale, Huntress, Phil Ranelin, squelching loud commercials.

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December 4, 2012

Live review: Aerosmith, Cheap Trick at Staples Center, December 3.

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November 30, 2012

L.A. previews November 30-December 6: Marcus Roberts, Armored Saint, Lutoslawski No. 1, Azar Lawrence, Kneebody, Weba & Ralph, Ross Hammond/Perpetual Motian, Aerosmith/Cheap Trick, Roy Hargrove, Josh Nelson, Ras Michael.

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November 23, 2012

L.A. previews November 23-29: Black Flag tribute, Azar Lawrence, Shostakovich 10th, Barbara Morrison, Ulrich Krieger, Dethklok-Machine Head, Marcus Roberts, Michael Dessen, Marcus Shelby, UFO, Alice Cooper, Eluveitie, Kneebody.

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November 17, 2012

Live review: Harris Eisenstadt's Golden State at the Blue Whale, November 15.

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November 14, 2012

L.A. previews November 16-23: Anna Homler, Ralph Penland, Epica, Azar Lawrence, Brian Auger, "Prog Angeles," Proverb Trio, Andy & the Rattlesnakes, Ohm.

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November 8, 2012

L.A. previews November 9-15: The Clayton Bros, Hugely Tiny Fest, Azar Lawrence, Hawks, SCREAM Fest, "Wozzeck," Municipal Waste/Napalm Death, Harris Eisenstadt.

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November 7, 2012

Post-live review: Bonnie Barnett, Terranova reads Dottie at REDCAT, October 3.

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November 2, 2012

L.A. previews November 2-8: Theremin/Eric Ross, Groundation, Kenny Burrell, Jane Bunnett/Candido, Dan Clucas, GWAR/Devildriver, Hawks, VOTE, Chris Speed, Azar Lawrence.

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October 26, 2012

L.A. previews October 26-November 1: Dylan/Knopfler, jazz opera, Ron Carter, Eclipse Quartet, Krisiun/Melechesh, Black Tusk, PiL, Skeletonwitch, Tim Young-Peter Adams, Lamb of God.

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October 19, 2012

L.A. previews October 19-25: Faust, Death Angel, Kim Richmond, Delfeayo Marsalis, Volto, LAJS/Wayne Shorter, Elliott Caine, Otmaro Ruiz, The Darkness, Melvins Lite, Robert Glasper, Eclipse Quartet.

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October 18, 2012

Guest observation: Vijay Iyer with Steve Coleman at Royce Hall, October 14.

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October 16, 2012

Live review: Myra Melford & Snowy Egret, Marilyn Crispell at REDCAT, October 12.

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October 11, 2012

L.A. previews October 12-18: Myra Melford/Marilyn Crispell, Otmaro Ruiz, Oz Noy, Spy Car, Bill Frisell, Vijay Iyer/Steve Coleman, Earthworm, Silverlake Conservatory benefit, Dale Fielder, Plotz-Tadic, Free Dominguez, Delfeayo Marsalis, RIP John Tchicai.

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Live review: Archie Shepp et al., Anthony Wilson at Angel City Jazz Festival, October 6 & 7.

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October 5, 2012

L.A. previews October 5-11: Michael Schenker, Phil Ranelin, Luckman Jazz Orchestra, Anthony Wilson-Larry Goldings-Jim Keltner (with Burk moderating a panel), Ben Wendel, Maetar, Shepp/Akinmusire/Dresser/Erskine, Dwight Trible, Wayne Krantz, St. Vitus.

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October 3, 2012

Live review: The L.A. Philharmonic rocking Stravinsky, Stucky and Ravel at Disney Hall, September 28.

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September 28, 2012

L.A. previews September 28-October 4: Hawks, Daniel Rosenboom, Kim Richmond, Miles Davis House, Vardan Ovsepian, Virgil Donati, Suffocation/French, Watts Towers Jazz Fest, Bonnie Barnett, Slash, Angel City Jazz Fest alert.

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September 21, 2012

L.A. previews September 21-27: Kandinsky Effect, Garretson & Gorodetsky, Larry Goldings, David Binney, Kreator/Accept, Nick Mancini, Gavin Templeton, Obituary.

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September 14, 2012

L.A. previews September 14-20: Vinny Golia, Kamasi Washington, Ohm, Christian Scott, Angel City Young Artists, Volto, SASSAS art benefit, Small Drone, "Maidens of Metal," Gov't Mule, Nick Mancini, Wahid, Ross Hammond, Angel City Jazz Fest peek.

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Review: Dodgers vs. Cardinals at Dodger Stadium, September 13.

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September 6, 2012

L.A. previews September 7-13: Anthony & Gerald Wilson, Michael Feinberg, Michael Dessen, John Cage, Hawks, Devin Townsend, Billy Childs, Dwight Trible, Julie Christensen, Abyssinians, JShoe, George Sarah, Korpiklaani, Nick Mancini, Christian Scott.

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August 30, 2012

L.A. previews August 31-September 6: Bozzio-Acuña, Barbara Morrison, Black Music & Arts Fest, The Other Three/Slumgum, B.B. King, Nick Mancini, Sandro Albert, Garretson & Gorodetsky, John Cage Fest.

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August 24, 2012

Live shorts: Jeff Gauthier Goatette, Gerald Wilson Orchestra.

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August 23, 2012

L.A. previews August 24-30: Christian McBride, Motoko Honda, SASSAS tape-music blowout, SASSAS jam, Josh Nelson, Herbie & Wayne, Vardan Ovsepian.

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August 21, 2012

Record review: The Darkness, "Hot Cakes" (Wind-Up)

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August 17, 2012

L.A. previews August 17-23: Marilyn Manson at Sunset Strip Fest, Terence Blanchard, Goatette, Open Gate's "Philoctetes," Joe Bonamassa, Gerald Wilson, Elliott Caine, Bombastic Meatbats, Pinchers, Esperanza Spalding, Richard Sears, Christian McBride.

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August 11, 2012

Live review: Rock 'n' Blues Fest featuring Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer and Kim Simmonds at the Grove of Anaheim, August 4.

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August 9, 2012

L.A. previews August 10-16: Jim McAuley, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Power of the Riff Fest, Yes/Procol Harum, Terence Blanchard, Great White/Faster Pussycat.

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August 3, 2012

L.A. previews August 3-9: Nick Mancini, Slocum-Oles-Nelson, Ravi Coltrane, Dwight Trible, Lee-Ovsepian, Ohm, McMullen/Pask, Ernie Watts, Aerosmith/Cheap Trick, Buddy Guy, Ellington revisited, Wino.

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What the Bible really says about marriage.

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July 27, 2012

L.A. previews July 27-August 2: Cosmosquad, Bonded by Blood, "Sonic Surprise," Gavin Templeton, Central Avenue Jazz Fest, Celebration of Dottie Grossman, Josh Nelson, Cinderella/Sebastian Bach, Ravi Coltrane.

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July 22, 2012

Bag o' live reviews: Reggae Fest, ACE Jazz Collective, Leni Stern, July 15-21.

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July 20, 2012

L.A. previews July 20-26: Celebration of Gil Scott-Heron, Josh Nelson, Cannibal Corpse/Between the Buried and Me, Leni Stern, SASSAS listening party, Brain Dead, Severed Savior, Prince Jazzbo.

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July 19, 2012

A brief appreciation: Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, 1941-2012.

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July 13, 2012

L.A. previews July 13-19: Infamy, Slumgum, NewTown jam, Phil Ranelin, Dreaming Dead, Maytals, The Lions, Al Green, ACE Jazz Collective.

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July 5, 2012

L.A. previews July 6-12: Nick Mancini, Albert Lee, Polarity Taskmasters, Clucas/Schenck, Ray Charles Tribute, Charles Owens, Malice/Heretic, Edwin Livingston.

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June 29, 2012

LA Times review: A Celebration of Miles Davis at the Hollywood Bowl, June 27.

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L.A. previews June 29-July 5: Cosmosquad, Maetar, Kenny Burrell, Quarteto Nuevo, Myrmyr, My Ruin, Slayer, Nathan Hubbard, Ohm.

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June 21, 2012

L.A. previews June 22-28: Scorpions, The Cult, Dori Caymmi, Six Feet Under, SASSAS jam, Josh Nelson, Vinny Golia, Miles Davis tribute, Prince Allah.

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June 15, 2012

LA Times interview: Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders.

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L.A. previews June 15-21: L.A. Jazz Quartet, Billy Childs, Animals As Leaders, Weba & Ralph, Elliott Caine, Marduk, Vinny Golia/Daniel Rosenboom, Dub Club, Ministry.

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June 8, 2012

L.A. previews June 8-14: Rika Ohara visuals, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, SASSAS fundraiser, Municipal Waste, Brian Walsh/Gavin Templeton, Slake readings, Harry Partch.

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June 1, 2012

L.A. previews June 1-7: Van Halen, Alphonse Mouzon, Beach Boys, Peter Case, Mezz Mezrow resurrected, Warbringer, Thollem McDonas/Chobraty, Julie Christensen, Slumgum, Kyle aid.

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May 15, 2012

L.A. previews May 18-31: Henry Franklin, Khaira Arby, DeJohnette-Corea-Clarke, Luckman Orchestra plays Bird, Sabaton/Ana Kefr, Vardan Ovsepian, SASSAS listening party, Bushman/Youssoupha Sidibe.

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May 11, 2012

L.A. previews May 11-17: Billy Childs, Kenny Garrett, Julie Christensen, Philm, Ben Perowsky, DeJohnette-Corea-Clarke, Maetar, Rammstein.

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May 8, 2012

Dorothea Grossman, 1937-2012.

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May 6, 2012

LA Times review: Meshuggah, Baroness, Decapitated at House of Blues, May 5.

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May 5, 2012

Live review: Motoko Honda's Sound Escape Project at Aratani/Japan America Theater, May 3.

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May 4, 2012

L.A. previews May 4-10: Slake beer, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Dexter Story, Brian Auger, Daniel Rosenboom, Hands On'semble, Meshuggah-Decapitated, Cattle Decapitation, Ted Nugent, Garth Powell, Jeff Gauthier, Dragonforce, Kenny Garrett, RIP Jackie Kelso.

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April 26, 2012

L.A. previews April 27-May 3: Kenny Burrell, Esperanza Spalding, Joeless Shoe, George Sarah, Dub Club, Motoko Honda/Mia Doi Todd, CAB.

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April 25, 2012

Scene: Gathering for Nate Morgan at KRST Unity Center, April 22.

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April 20, 2012

L.A. previews April 20-26: Slakedown, Seun Kuti, Anoushka Shankar, Nate Morgan benefit, Marcus Belgrave, Anthony Wilson, Ohm, Behemoth, Opeth-Mastodon, Rez Abbasi, Hawks.

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April 19, 2012

Live review: Charles Lloyd & Maria Farantouri at Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara, April 18.

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April 13, 2012

L.A. previews April 13-19: Brian Auger, Cessation of Life, Melvins, Regina Carter, CalArts Brass, Julie Christensen, Ancient Grooves, Joe Bonamassa, Paganfest, Twilight Circus, Charles Lloyd, Dogphotoman Kindled.

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April 6, 2012

L.A. previews April 6-12: DevilDriver, Josh Nelson, Lacuna Coil, Golden Gods exhibit and awards, Crowbar/Prong, Brian Auger.

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March 30, 2012

L.A. previews March 30-April 5: Cosmosquad, Chano Dominguez, 99 Percent Slake, Daniel Rosenboom/Ellen Burr, I See Hawks in L.A., Anthony Wilson, Dahlia/Nile/Skeletonwitch.

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March 28, 2012

Live review: Morton Subotnick with California EAR Unit at REDCAT, March 24.

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March 23, 2012

L.A. previews March 23-29: Michael Schenker, Billy Childs, Richard Sears, Phast Phreddie & Don Waller, Rachelle Ferrell, Morton Subotnick, Michael Landau, Andy MacIntosh, Gary Panter/Byron Coley/Slake, Dwight Trible, Ken Parker, Slumgum, Jesse Palter.

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March 20, 2012

Live review: "Spectral Scriabin" at the Broad Stage, March 17.

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March 16, 2012

L.A. previews March 16-22: Dottie Grossman, Kneebody, Spectral Scriabin, Lemmy's HeadCat, Ancient Grooves, Intronaut, Deicide, Prong, Bombastic Meatbats, Onslaught, Rachelle Ferrell.

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March 13, 2012

LA Times review: Billy Childs, Kronos Quartet, Bill Frisell at Disney Hall, March 11.

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March 9, 2012

L.A. previews March 9-15: Scott Amendola Trio, Kira Vollman, Luckman Jazz Orchestra, Bonnie Barnett/Dick Wood, Billy Childs/Kronos Quartet/Bill Frisell, Sasquatch, Ohm, Willie Nelson, Mingus Dynasty, Kneebody.

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March 8, 2012

Live review: Ben Goldberg's Orphic Machine at the Blue Whale, March 5.

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March 7, 2012

Live scene: Monday Evening Concerts 15th-anniversary gangbang at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, March 4.

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March 2, 2012

L.A. previews March 2-8: Josh Nelson, Eric Reed, Matt Piper, Sadistic Intent, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Sunday Evening Concerts 15th anniversary, Perkis-Clucas-Pincock, Polarity Taskmasters, Red Holloway RIP.

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February 29, 2012

Live scene: Tim Berne's Snakeoil at the Blue Whale, February 25.

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February 24, 2012

L.A. previews February 24-March 1: I See Hawks in L.A., Megadeth/Motorhead, Volto, Dave Binney, Stanley Clarke, Tim Berne, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Michael Schenker, SASSAS noise, Abby Travis, Claudia Quintet, Anna Homler.

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February 21, 2012

Record review: Tim Berne, "Snakeoil" (ECM)

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February 17, 2012

L.A. previews February 17-23: Leni Stern, Wackerman-Holdsworth, Machine Head, LAFMS gallery blast, Phil Ranelin, Symphony X, Tracy G, The Darkness, Elliott Caine, Ben Perowsky, Rhythm Chowder Quartet, Johnny Osbourne, Goatwhore, Stanley Clarke.

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February 10, 2012

L.A. previews February 10-16: Pete Christlieb, Thomas Ankersmit, Ravi Coltrane, LAFMS, Meatbats, Tombs, Behold! The Monolith, Fred Frith, Leni Stern, Ohm, John Cage fest, Chucho Valdes, Wackerman-Holdsworth.

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February 4, 2012

Review: Trio M at Musicians Institute, February 3.

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February 3, 2012

L.A. previews February 3-9: Trio M, Beasley-Trible, Hawks, Slake confessional, Ben Wendel, Dottie Grossman, Gongfarmer, Julie Christensen, In Flames/Trivium, Anthony Shadduck, Ulrich Krieger.

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Review: SASSAS's "Welcome Inn Time Machine" music installation at the Welcome Inn, January 29.

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January 27, 2012

L.A. previews January 27- February 2: Chuck Manning, Roy Hargrove, Graveyard, Ana Kefr, Gauthier-Honda-Dessen, Simplexity, LAFMS blowout, SASSAS motel occupation, Slumgum/Trible, Ghost.

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January 18, 2012

L.A. previews January 20-26: Moris Tepper, Uli Jon Roth, Allan Holdsworth, Ohm/Frank Catalano, Roy Hargrove, Double Naught Spy Car.

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January 16, 2012

Performance: Barry Markowitz at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, January 15.

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January 13, 2012

L.A. previews January 13-19: Albert Lee, Mike Keneally, Louie Lista tribute, Small Drone Orchestra, Dwight Trible, Elliott Caine, Han Bennink, CAB, Zakk Wylde Roast, John Tottenham, Double Naught Spy Car.

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January 6, 2012

L.A. previews January 6-12: Alan Ferber, Mike Watt, Warbringer, Vinny Golia/Emily Hay, Matt Otto, Jean-Michel Pilc, Justo Almario, Double Naught Spy Car, the Wormrot debacle.

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January 5, 2012

Scene: Billy Childs Quartet and Rocco Somazzi birthday at the Blue Whale, New Year's Eve 2011.

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December 30, 2011

L.A. previews December 30-January 5: Billy Childs, Mecolodiacs/Atomic Sherpas, Mau Maus/Gears, Anthony B., RIP Sam Rivers.

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LA Times review: Timothy Young at Little Temple, December 27.

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LA Times review: Timothy Young.

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December 22, 2011

L.A. previews December 23-29: Dir En Grey, Bob Sheppard Quartet, Timothy Young.

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December 21, 2011

Fall jazzishness roundup: Charles Lloyd-Maria Farantouri, Keith Jarrett, Jeff Gauthier, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dwight Trible, Adam Rudolph, Nils Petter Molvaer, Paul Kikuchi.

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December 17, 2011

Live review: Jason Moran at the Hammer Museum, December 15.

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December 16, 2011

L.A. previews December 16-22: Larry Koonse, Larry Goldings, Elliott Caine, Rastafarians, Guns Not Roses.

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December 14, 2011

Fall heaviness roundup: Black Country Communion, Deep Purple, Barry Richards vaults, Hypocrisy, Megadeth, Machine Head, My Ruin.

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December 12, 2011

Guest reminiscence: Hubert Sumlin, 1931-2011.

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December 8, 2011

L.A. previews December 9-15: Kenny Werner, Eric Reed, Sothis, Norma Jean, Erik Deutsch, Mentors, Slake reading.

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LA Times review: Daniel Rosenboom, Slumgum at Royal/T, December 7.

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December 6, 2011

A belated RIP: Stan Moore, friend and drummer.

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December 2, 2011

L.A. previews December 1-8: Richard Sears, Marco Benevento, I See Hawks in L.A., Jeff Kollman, Volto, Ross Hammond/Devin Hoff, Kneebody, Korn, Puscifer, Daniel Rosenboom/Slumgum, Korpiklaani, My Ruin download, Slake party.

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November 25, 2011

L.A. previews November 25-December 1: Billy Childs, Dorothea Grossman, Between the Buried and Me/Animals As Leaders, Mayhem/Keep of Kalessin.

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November 18, 2011

L.A. previews November 18-24: Mike Keneally neoclassical, My Ruin, Kyuss Lives!, Ancient Grooves, Susan Allen, Elliott Caine, Obscura, Cynic.

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November 17, 2011

Scene: Occupy Wall Street and Tim Berne's Los Totopos, NYC, 11/12/11 and 11/11/11.

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November 15, 2011

Metaljazz record reviews: Animals As Leaders, Blotted Science, Derek Sherinian, Bruce Arnold.

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November 8, 2011

L.A. previews November 11-17: Larry Karush, Carl Stone, High on Fire, GWAR, Kingsizemaybe, Empty Cage Quartet, Ohm, Ras Michael/Dub Trio, Mancini-Ovsepian.

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November 4, 2011

L.A. previews November 4-10: Terry Bozzio, Hawks, Sothis, Ana Kefr, SCREAM Fest, Don Preston, Bruce Friedman/Steuart Liebig, Dave Shulman art, Vortex immersion, Gram Parsons' Birthday, Nick Mancini, Mike Garson, Hector Tobar, Attika 7.

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October 29, 2011

Live review: Wadada Leo Smith's "Ten Freedom Summers" at REDCAT, October 28-30.

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October 28, 2011

L.A. previews October 28-November 3: Wadada Leo Smith, Halloween Holocaust, George Sarah, Yngwie Malmsteen, Volto, Javon Jackson, Black Love, Tim Young, Jeff Gauthier, The Damned, Danzig Legacy, Edwardo, Mastodon, Cavaleras, Chickenfoot.

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October 23, 2011

LA Times feature: Wadada Leo Smith's "Ten Freedom Summers"

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October 21, 2011

L.A. previews October 21-27: Larry Karush, Mike Keneally, Elliott Caine, Stravinsky piano, Beyond Gesamtkunstwerk, Testament, Judas Priest, Vibrators, Dwight Trible, Keith Jarrett, Sweet, Arsis, CAB, Brad Dutz/Slumgum.

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October 14, 2011

L.A. previews October 14-20: Ralph Carney/Moris Tepper, Kneebody, James Carter, Alex Cline/William Roper, Mojave Trio, Dottie Grossman, Dogs/Gears, Alex Cline/William Roper, Ohm, John Scofield, Opeth, Brian Walsh/Kris Tiner, Maetar.

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October 13, 2011

Live review: Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson at the Greek Theater, October 7.

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October 7, 2011

L.A. previews October 6-13: Merle Haggard/Kris Kristofferson, Gerryck King memorial, Decapitated, Endangered Blood, Liebig trios, Mad Professor/Twilight Circus, Matt Slocum, James Carter.

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October 6, 2011

Live reviews: Precious moments from Angel City Jazz Fest 2011, Sept. 24-Oct. 2.

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September 30, 2011

L.A. previews September 30-October 6: Edmar Castaneda/Nick Mancini, Esperanza Spalding, Angel City Fest outdoor blowout with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Roscoe Mitchell/Alex Cline, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Saviours, Warbringer, Slumgum, Jacob Fred, Sabaton.

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September 23, 2011

L.A. previews September 23-29: Larry Karush, Sonny Rollins, Morbid Angel, Joey DeFrancesco, Burkina Electric, Luckman Jazz Orchestra, John Schneider, Pasqua-Koonse, UFO, Watts Towers Jazz Fest, Todd Sickafoose, Arch Enemy, Saxon, Robert Glasper.

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September 22, 2011

LA Times feature: Charles Owens.

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Bruce Kalberg RIP.

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September 9, 2011

L.A. previews September 16-22: Cattle Decapitation, Phil Ranelin, Josh Nelson, Dwight Trible, Grave, Return to Forever IV, Steve Coleman, Devin Sarno, The Necks.

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L.A. previews September 9-15: Miles Evans, Vreid, Greg Burk interviewed, Quarteto Nuevo, Donny McCaslin, Kittie, Brian Blade, Young Artist Competition, The Agonist.

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September 8, 2011

Live review: Panzerballett at the Baked Potato, September 6.

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September 2, 2011

L.A. previews September 2-8: Michael Session, Hawks, Michael Landau, Charlie Haden, Richie Kohan/Jodie Landau, Nektar, Lords of Outland/Charles Sharp, Hank Williams' birthday, Panzerballett, Plotz!, Dresser-Shyu, Doozy.

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August 26, 2011

L.A. previews August 26-September 1: Slake party, Helmet, L.A. Jazz Quartet, I See Hawks in L.A., Ozzy doc, Michael Wolff, Brad Dutz/Slumgum, Charlie Haden's Quartet West.

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August 25, 2011

Jazzish shorts: Records by Leni Stern, Art Pepper, Lee Konitz, Matthew Shipp, Wadada Leo Smith, Sunny Murray, Mike Keneally, Ochion Jewell, David Strother.

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August 19, 2011

L.A. previews August 19-25: Hawks, Cross-Hart, David Binney, Matt Marucci, Crue, Matt Slocum, Elliott Caine, Han-Earl Park, Alan Ferber, A Giraffe, Buena Vista, Eleni Mandell, Ozzy doc, Poncho Sanchez, Andrew Lessman, 00 Soul.

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August 12, 2011

L.A. previews August 12-18: Pete Christlieb, Joe LaBarbera, Thollem McDonas, Empty Cage Quartet, Woodford & Trible, Uriah Heep.

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August 5, 2011

L.A. previews August 5-11: Leni Stern, Ben Wendel-John Escreet, Pask-Peet-Liebig-Cline, Theo Saunders, Cephalic Carnage, KMFDM, Marcia Griffiths, Nick Mancini.

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July 29, 2011

L.A. previews July 29-August 4: Charles Owens, Central Avenue Jazz Fest, Ziggy Marley/Ras Michael, Tom Recchion, Leni Stern, Mark Farner/Dave Mason/Gary Wright/Rick Derringer/Felix Cavaliere.

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July 26, 2011

Live review: Kim Fowley hosts Slumgum; Ted Byrnes & Han-Earl Park; Stinson-Fjellestad-Ma at ResBox, July 21.

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July 22, 2011

L.A. previews July 22-28: Dahlia/Six Feet, John Beasley, Jimmy Scott, Kenny Burrell, Bombastic Meatbats, Volto, Liturgy, Slake reading, Stanton Moore, Ben Wendel, World Ambient Symphony.

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July 17, 2011

Live review: Bunny Brunel-Allan Holdsworth Extravaganza at the Baked Potato, July 14.

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July 14, 2011

L.A. previews July 15-21: Allan Holdsworth, Phil Ranelin, Ohm, Elliott Caine, Todd Rundgren, Big Youth/Khaira Arby, G.E. Stinson/Kim Fowley, Katisse, Conducting From the Grave, Pineda-Schenck.

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July 8, 2011

L.A. previews July 8-14: John Doe & Jill Sobule, Exene Cervenka/Los Illegals, Armored Saint, Dethklok/Machine Head/Testament, Animals As Leaders/Intronaut, Hawks, Brian Auger, Tinariwen, Raymond/Pineda/Johnson, Heroes of Black Jazz, Allan Holdsworth.

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July 4, 2011

DVD review: Deep Purple, "Phoenix Rising" (Eagle Vision)

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July 1, 2011

L.A. previews July 1-7: Richard Sears, Red Sparowes, Dwight Trible, Will Salmon/Quarteto Nuevo, Otep, Double Naught Spy Car.

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June 29, 2011

Live scene: Vibe Summit XVIII honoring Nick Mancini at the Remo Recreational Music Center, June 28.

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June 25, 2011

Live review: Deep Purple with orchestra at the Greek Theater, June 24.

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June 24, 2011

Live review: Nick Rosen & We Love L.A. at the Blue Whale, June 22.

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June 23, 2011

L.A. previews June 24-30: Deep Purple with orchestra, Children of Bodom, Tim Lefebvre, David Ornette Cherry, SASSAS Blast, Vibe Summit, Kaiborg, Sleep, Satoko Fujii, bass trio, Eric Reed.

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June 17, 2011

L.A. previews June 17-23: Mark Taylor-Jessica Johns, Hiromi, Slake reading, Volto, Josh Nelson, Eyptian religion, Hate Eternal, Nick Rosen-Joey Dosik, $2 Shows chamber moderne, Horace Andy, Eclipse Quartet.

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June 14, 2011

Live review: Black Country Communion at the Grove of Anaheim, June 10.

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June 10, 2011

L.A. previews June 10-16: Charles Owens, Ohmphrey, Black Country Communion, Fear Factory, Harry Partch, Miroslav Tadic, Alain Johannes, Playboy Jazz, Gerald Wilson, Decisive Instant, Possessed, Motley Crue, Dottie, Trible, Crepuscule, Slumgum, Hiromi.

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June 9, 2011

Record review: Ozzy Osbourne, "Blizzard of Ozz" & "Diary of a Madman" remasters (Epic/Legacy)

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June 3, 2011

L.A. previews June 3-9: John Beasley, Mike Keneally, The Bad Plus, Ranelin plays Dolphy, Larry Karush, Kaoru/Dutz, Quarteto Nuevo, Didier Petit, Aura Noir, Orange Goblin, Dia de los Muertos, Elliott Sharp, Kristian Hoffman.

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June 2, 2011

Live review: Michael Formanek Quartet at the Blue Whale, June 1.

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May 27, 2011

L.A. previews May 27-June 2: L.A. Jazz Collective Fest, Dwight Trible, Fuasi, Cosmosquad, Poncho Sanchez, I See Hawks in L.A., Sister Nancy, Elliott Caine, Svara, Michael Formanek, Richard Cheese, Cinderella, The Bad Plus.

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May 26, 2011

Record review: Kraig Grady, "Our Rainy Season" / "Nuilagi" (Either/OAR)

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May 20, 2011

L.A. previews May 20-26: Rammstein, Jon Mayer, Nick Mancini, Richard Sears, Luckman Clifford Brown Tribute, Terry Bozzio, Mecolodiacs, Colin Vallon, Destruction, Larry Nash, Steve Lugerner, Eric Gales, Nicholas Payton, LAJC Fest.

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May 19, 2011

Live review: Ankla, Dia de los Muertos, Soulbleed at the Whisky, May 17.

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Live review: ROVA Saxophone Quartet at the Blue Whale, May 14.

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May 14, 2011

L.A. previews May 13-19: Shweta Jhaveri, Stanley Clarke, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Tin Hat, Billy Childs, Belphegor streaming, Daniel Rosenboom, Kneebody, Ankla/Dia de los Muertos, Chord Four.

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May 12, 2011

Jazz shorts: Adam Rudolph, Danny Frankel, Ambrose Akinmusire, Roberta Piket, Matthew Shipp, Stuart Dempster, Endangered Blood, Polarity Taskmasters, Harris Eisenstadt, Daniel Rosenboom, Richard Sears, Slumgum.

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May 6, 2011

L.A. previews May 6-12: Black Label Society, Roy Hargrove, "Inquisitive Musicians," Virgil Donati, Pasqua-Oles-Erskine, CalArts percussion, Gutbucket, Symphony X, Loudness, Slumgum, Stanley Clarke.

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May 4, 2011

Live review: Michael White Quintet, Missincinnati at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, May 1.

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May 3, 2011

Live review: Patrick Campbell-Lyons at Stories, April 29.

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April 29, 2011

L.A. previews April 29-May 5: Patrick Campbell-Lyons, King Devil Hill, Gregg Bendian, Dave Binney, Billy Higgins Tribute, Michael White, Sid Griffin, Daniel Rosenboom, Michael Dessen.

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April 21, 2011

L.A. previews April 22-28: Otmaro Ruiz, Jazz Crossings, Miles Evans, Soundshoppe, Amon Amarth, Boorbaar/Vinny Golia/Daniel Corral/Jodie Landau, Nick Mancini, Gregg Bendian, Cavalera Conspiracy.

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April 19, 2011

Record review: Graveyard, "Hisingen Blues" (Nuclear Blast)

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April 15, 2011

L.A. previews April 15-21: Proverb Trio, Michael Wolff-Mark Isham, Elliott Caine, Rod & Stevie, Cage, Resbox w/ Angelica Sanchez & Alex Cline.

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LA Times op-ed: Catholics make nice to Jews.

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April 8, 2011

L.A. previews April 8-14: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Rachelle Ferrell, Richard Sears, Slake event, Joseph Hammer/Judicanti Responsura/Kraig Grady comps, EAR Unit, Elliott Caine, QOTSA, Brad Mehldau, Matt Mayhall.

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April 1, 2011

L.A. previews April 1-7: Dwight Trible, Metal flix, My Ruin, Bill Frisell, Anthony Wilson, Elliott Caine, Marty Nation benefit, Sid Griffin, Bonnie Barnett, Helmet/Kylesa, Junko Onishi, Kenny Burrell, Patrick Campbell-Lyons, Rachelle Ferrell.

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March 29, 2011

Record review: Whitesnake, "Forevermore" (Frontiers/EMI)

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March 25, 2011

L.A. previews March 25-31: Onibaba, Nick Mancini, Terry Bozzio, Neil Strauss, Black Spring, Christian McBride, Leni Stern, Jim Hall, Sylvia Juncosa, Patrick Campbell-Lyons, "Akhnaten," Bombastic Meatbats, Rotting Christ/Melechesh, Wahid, Metal Film Fest.

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March 17, 2011

L.A. previews March 18-24: Slake reading, Pharoah Sanders, Quarteto Nuevo, Volto, Charlie Hunter, Motoko Honda, Mancini-Ruiz, SASSAS eleganza, Onibaba, Ohm, Burns-Piper-Anderson, Terry Bozzio, Christian McBride.

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March 10, 2011

L.A. previews March 11-17: Motorhead, Scale the Summit, Simon Stokes/Blood on the Saddle, Luckman does Dex, Anthony Wilson, Zoroaster/Danava, ResBox.

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March 4, 2011

L.A. previews March 4-10: Murder Construct, Vinny Golia, Mike Watt, Corea & Burton, Open Gate, Organic Orchestra, Tom McNalley, Gerald Wilson, John Hollenbeck, Slakey Gras, Belphegor, Kataklysm, Khaira Arby, Nick Rosen, George Sarah, Doozy.

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February 25, 2011

L.A. previews February 25-March 3: Phil Ranelin, Joey DeFrancesco, Metta Quintet, Slake at Skylight, Wadada Leo Smith, David Ornette Cherry, Watson-Grubbs, Jazz & the Orchestra, Phast & Don, Brad Dutz, Gerald Clayton, Industrial Jazz Group.

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L.A. previews February 25-March 3: Phil Ranelin, Joey DeFrancesco, Slake at Skylight, Wadada Leo Smith, David Ornette Cherry, Watson-Grubbs, Jazz & the Orchestra, Phast & Don, Metta Quintet, Brad Dutz, Gerald Clayton, Industrial Jazz Group.

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February 24, 2011

Scene: Slake reading at Stories Bookstore, February 19.

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February 18, 2011

L.A. previews February 18-24: Maetar, Red Quartet/Borodin Quartet, Slake reading with Greg Burk, Jazz and the Orchestra, Fifi Larue, Pan Afrikan Arkestra, Fred Katz, Rick, Elliott Caine, Ben Wendel, Death Angel, Meditations, Keiko Matsui.

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February 15, 2011

Live review: Larry Karush solo & quartet at the Blue Whale, February 11 & 12.

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February 11, 2011

L.A. previews February 11-17: Larry Karush, Volto, Miss Pamela, Susan James, Pablo Motta, Al Di Meola.

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February 4, 2011

L.A. previews February 4-10: Ethnic Heritage, Miguel Atwood, George Sarah, Kristian Hoffman, George Herms, Kenny Garrett, Randy Weston, Nels Cline, Wino, Phillip Greenlief, Mark Dresser, Cradle of Filth, Ensiferum, Mancini-Ruiz, Plotz!, Daniel Rosenboom.

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February 2, 2011

Live review: Iannis Xenakis: Now and Tomorrow at REDCAT, January 29.

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February 1, 2011

Live review: Daniel Rosenboom Septet at the Blue Whale, January 27.

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January 28, 2011

L.A. previews January 28-February 3: Don Preston, Iannis Xenakis, Social Distortion, Daniel Rosenboom, Elliott Caine, Anna Homler, Ozzy Osbourne, jazz in schools, Vinny Golia, George Herms, Kenny Garrett.

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January 21, 2011

L.A. previews January 21-27: Moris Tepper, Lynch Mob, Kenny Burrell, Brad Mehldau, Slake party, Daniel Rosenboom, Social Distortion.

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Live review: Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra at LACMA, January 17.

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January 14, 2011

L.A. previews January 14-20: Sepultura, Michael Landau, Wino, Tigran Hamasyan, Patrick Cornelius, Elliott Caine, Pan Afrikan Arkestra, Zion Train, Polarity Taskmasters, Rudder, Reptet, Don Preston, Kenny Burrell.

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January 7, 2011

L.A. previews January 7-13: Max Zooi, Cosmosquad, Volto, Stanley Clarke, John Beasley, Dwight Trible, Bombastic Meatbats, Ohm, Daniel Rosenboom, Harnell-Koonse, Eclipse Quartet, Beefheart symposium.

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January 6, 2011

Dogphotoman: A music story

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December 31, 2010

L.A. previews December 31-January 6: Gene Taylor, Cosmologic/McAuley, Slumgum/Moyindau, Paul DiAnno.

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December 30, 2010

Favorite records of 2010.

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December 24, 2010

Review: Patrick Campbell-Lyons, "The 13 Dalis" (GRA)

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December 17, 2010

L.A. previews December 17-23: Halford, Spy Car/Mecolodiacs/Backbiter, Rosie Flores.

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December 16, 2010

Metal shorts roundup: Halford, Iron Maiden, Heaven & Hell, King's X, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Crinn, Kylesa, Melechesh.

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December 10, 2010

L.A. previews December 10-16: Phil Ranelin, Allison Miller, The Bad Plus, Onserud-Siwula, Mike Stern, Blue Whale fest, McGarry-Ganz, Arsis, Mondo Generator/Angus Khan, Quartetto Fantastico, Nick Rosen.

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December 9, 2010

Jazz/instrumental shorts roundup: Marc Ribot, Henry Threadgill, Wadada & Blackwell, Ches Smith, Headless Household, Keneally & Minnemann, Trio of Oz, Miles Davis.

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December 3, 2010

L.A. previews December 3-9: Charlie Hunter, Volto, Rich Halley-Bobby Bradford, Alice Coltrane tribute, Marco Benevento, jazz documentary, Epica/The Agonist, Jeff Gauthier, The Bad Plus, Mike Stern.

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December 2, 2010

L.A. metal reviews: Intronaut, Exhausted Prayer.

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November 24, 2010

L.A. previews November 26-December 2: Soulfly, Dimmu Borgir/Enslaved, John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension, Raga Bop Trio, The Abyssinians.

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Review: Randy Weston autobiography and record.

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November 19, 2010

L.A. previews November 19-25: Black Label Society/Children of Bodom, Watain/Goatwhore, Michael White, Larry Karush, Danzig/Marduk, Joel Forrester & Phillip Johnston.

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November 17, 2010

Live review: Procol Harum at the Orpheum Theater, November 14.

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November 12, 2010

L.A. previews November 12-18: Masters of Reality, Brian Blade, Larry Karush, Quarteto Nuevo, Ann Summa's punk pix, Procol Harum, Steve Lockwood, Nile, Dia de los Muertos.

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November 10, 2010

Record review: Scanner with the Post Modern Jazz Quartet, "Blink of an Eye" (Thirsty Ear)

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November 5, 2010

L.A. previews November 5-11: Helmet/Intronaut, Gov't Mule, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Wendy Dio animal benefit, Dwight Trible, Ross Hammond/Steuart Liebig, Iannis Xenakis, Massive Attack/Thievery Corp., Thelonious Dub's "Dark Side of the Moon."

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November 4, 2010

Live review: Ornette Coleman at Royce Hall, November 3.

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November 3, 2010

Live review: Kristian Hoffman, Timur Bekbosunov at M Bar, November 2.

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October 29, 2010

L.A. previews October 29-November 4: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Elliott Caine, Dottie & Michael, Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Kristian Hoffman, Empty Cage Quartet, Wayne Horvitz, Ornette Coleman, Halfmonk, Doozy.

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October 28, 2010

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, "Llyria" (ECM)

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October 22, 2010

L.A. previews October 22-28: Avishai Cohen, Denley & Myrh, Sothis, Billy Cobham, Metropol All-Stars, Scott Amendola, Miles Evans, Triptykon, Larry Goldings.

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Heavy record reviews: Black Country Communion, Dimmu Borgir.

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October 15, 2010

L.A. previews October 15-21: Stanley Clarke, Peter Erskine, DHC, Asian Fest, Roberta Piket, Chucho Valdes, Billy Higgins Bday, Dubquake, Onibaba, Slumgum, Accept, Hugh Cornwell, Ravi Shankar, Billy Cobham, ResBox, Nick Mancini, Slayer/Megadeth.

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October 12, 2010

DVD review: "Ladies & Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones" (Eagle Vision)

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West Coast jazz shorts: Motoko Honda, Leni Stern, Rich Halley, Beth Schenck.

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LA Times live review: Esperanza Spalding at Broad Stage, October 7.

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October 7, 2010

L.A. previews October 8-14: Classical India Fest, Motoko Honda, John Abercrombie, Leni Stern, Beefheart flix, Jimmy Scott, Poncho Sanchez, Alice in Chains/Mastodon, Anthony Wilson, Vader/Immolation, Devin Townsend, Missincinnati, Stanley Clarke.

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October 6, 2010

Review: Angel City Jazz Festival, October 2-4.

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October 1, 2010

L.A. previews October 1-7: Angel City Jazz Fest with Henry Grimes, Ravi Coltrane, Myra Melford, Nels Cline; other picks for McCoy Tyner, Joeless Shoe, Missincinnati, Alan Pasqua, soundShoppe, Jon Landau, Kim Richmond, Josh Nelson, Esperanza Spalding.

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September 30, 2010

Pop record review: Kristian Hoffman, "Fop" (Kayo Stereophonic)

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September 29, 2010

LA Times live review: Charles Lloyd Quartet at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, September 25.

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September 24, 2010

L.A. previews September 24-30: Willie Nelson, Phil Ranelin, Babatunde Lea, Dave Liebman, Charles Lloyd, X Japan, Lynch Mob, Watts Drum & Jazz Fests (with Randy Weston), Nevermore, McCoy Tyner, Alice Cooper/Rob Zombie, Alfredo Rodriguez, Angel City Fest.

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September 22, 2010

Buddy Collette, 1921-2010.

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Axis Trio, "Anthem" (Accretions)

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September 17, 2010

L.A. previews September 17-23: Hendrix bio reading, Fireball Ministry, Vince Guaraldi documentary, Dwight Trible, AND plan ahead for Angel City Jazz Fest Oct. 2-9.

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September 16, 2010

Charles Lloyd Quartet, "Mirror" (ECM)

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September 10, 2010

L.A. previews September 10-16: Les McCann, Don Preston tribute, Missincinnati, Ann Summa punk photo book, Listen Hear/Emily Hay, Fully Fullwood, Mike Keneally, The Melvins, DevilDriver/Kataklysm/Kittie, Plotz!

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Spacious reviews: Nils Petter Molvaer, Mercury Falls.

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September 3, 2010

L.A. previews September 3-9: Kamasi Washington, Mau-Maus, Detroit Jazz Fest on the Web, DHC, Jesse Gilbert-Motoko Honda, James Ellroy, Julie Christensen.

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September 2, 2010

Interview: Chis Holmes, former guitarist of W.A.S.P., currently of W.A.S. and Ghettoblaster.

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September 1, 2010

Live review: SASSAS presents Stuart Fox and the Vinny Golia Sax Quartet playing the music of Wadada Leo Smith at Kings Road Park Pavilion, August 28.

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August 27, 2010

L.A. previews August 27-September 2: Volto, Boris/Red Sparowes, Wadada Leo Smith, Dottie/Homler, Slayer/Megadeth/Testament, Thelonious Dub, "Bitches Brew" panel.

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August 26, 2010

Record reviews: Burning Spear, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Thelonious Dub.

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August 20, 2010

L.A. previews August 20-26: Bobby Bradford, Lenny White, John Heard, Al Green, OHM, DHC, Scratch Perry, Phil Ranelin, Otmaro Ruiz, UXA, Vibration Institute, Nicole Mitchell.

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August 19, 2010

Review and addenda: Ozzfest 2010 at San Manuel Amphitheater, August 14.

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August 17, 2010

Review: Leni Stern, "Sa Belle Belle Ba" (LSR)

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August 13, 2010

L.A. previews August 13-19: Nick Mancini, Bassekou Kouyate, Arohi Ensemble, DHC, Bennie Maupin, Ozzfest, Garage a Trois, Charles Owens, Elliott Caine, Vijay Iyer, Levon Helm, Otep, Larry Nash, Neville Bros., ResBox, Industrial Jazz, Michael Schenker.

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August 12, 2010

Record reviews: Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society.

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August 6, 2010

L.A. previews August 6-12: Dwight Trible/Indus Valley Civilization, Henry Franklin, Darek Oles, Hawks, Kenny Burrell, "The Passion of Joan of Arc," Corrosion of Conformity/Goatsnake, Sarno-Bruno, Black Label Society, Bennie Maupin, QOTSA, Maetar.

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August 5, 2010

Live reviews NYC & L.A.: Marcus Roberts, Tony Harnell, Scorpions/Cinderella.

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August 4, 2010

Extreme reviews, Italy and Brazil: Outopsya, Éder Bergozza-Marcos De Ros.

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July 25, 2010

L.A. previews July 30-August 5: Scorpions, The Acacia Strain, Virgil Donati, Liebig-Clucas-Cook, Vince Guaraldi film, Kenny Burrell, Bill Cunliffe.

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July 24, 2010

History: The full story of Henry Grimes' return, by Steven Isoardi.

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July 23, 2010

L.A. previews July 23-29: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Rich West, Dwight Trible, Mercury Falls, KWP Trio, Central Avenue Fest, Jimmy Cliff, Thelonious Dub, Alex Cline, Kittie, Count Basie Orchestra, Dub Club 10th, Aerosmith.

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L.A. record reviews: Brian Walsh, Nick Rosen.

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July 16, 2010

L.A. previews July 16-22: Etran Finatawa, Bonnie Barnett Group, Nick Mancini-Celia Chavez, Decapitated/Red Chord/Cephalic Carnage, Trio Non Grata, McPullish, Cynic/Intronaut, Slake mag launch party.

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July 15, 2010

Reviews: Jason Moran, Aruan Ortiz.

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July 9, 2010

L.A. previews July 9-15: Bombastic Cosmobats, The Wailers, Korn/Rob Zombie/Lamb of God, Steve Wilson, Smegma Fest, Miles Evans, Missincinnati,.

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July 8, 2010

DVD reviews: Rolling Stones, Doors, Black Sabbath.

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July 1, 2010

L.A. previews July 2-8: Michael White, Alan Pasqua, Nick Mancini, Dottie Grossman, Brigadier Jerry, Fear Factory.

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June 29, 2010

Review: Danzig, All Shall Perish at Club Nokia, June 26.

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June 28, 2010

Bible quotation of the month: fire, sea and blood.

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June 25, 2010

L.A. previews June 25-July 1: Dreams of Damnation, Dean Chamberlain, Danzig, Byrnes-DeSano, Andy Milne & Dapp Theory, Dottie/Hay, St. Vitus.

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Record reviews: Danzig, Lamb of God.

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June 22, 2010

Review: FPR Trio, Anna Homler Quartet at ResBox, June 17.

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June 18, 2010

L.A. previews June 18-24: Otmaro Ruiz, Cosmosquad, Scale the Summit, Elliott Caine, Ernie Watts, Cassandra Wilson, Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth live cinema broadcast, Zoroaster.

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June 17, 2010

Record reviews: Azar Lawrence, Art Pepper, Jason Ajemian.

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June 11, 2010

L.A. previews June 11-17: L.A. Jazz Quartet, Exodus, Playboy Jazz Fest, Dub Club, FPR Trio/Anna Homler.

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June 10, 2010

Record reviews: Geri Allen, Steve Coleman.

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June 9, 2010

Review: Feedback Wave Riders at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, June 6.

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June 4, 2010

L.A. previews June 4-10: Hawks, Glenn Danzig, Exhausted Prayer, Feedback Wave Riders, Leszek Mozdzer, Pestilence, go out and vote, Billy Childs.

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Scene: Death-Metal Afternoon at the Saban Theater, May 22.

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June 3, 2010

Review: Eclipse Quartet at Royal-T, May 20.

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May 27, 2010

L.A. previews May 28-June 3: Armored Saint, Don Waller & hep DJs, Regina Carter, Dio memorial, Dark Tranquillity, Junior Cat, Partch, Abigail Williams/Lightning Swords of Death, NoMag photos.

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Interview: Ronnie James Dio, 1996.

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May 21, 2010

L.A. previews May 21-27: Aaron Parks, Baked Potato Fest, Death Metal Afternoon, I See Hawks in L.A., SASSAS Blast, Goatwhore, BlastPhemy, Randy Ingram, Nick Mancini.

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May 18, 2010

Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010: A Fan Remembers, by Dave VH.

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Review: Akira Rabelais, "Caduceus" (Samadhisound)

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May 17, 2010

Trio Non Grata at Universal Bar & Grill, May 12.

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May 14, 2010

L.A. previews May 14-20: Crowing Hens, Trible-Beasley, Elliott Caine, Kingsizemaybe, California Metalfest, Sonny Rollins, Eclipse Quartet, ResBox, Nick Mancini, Nashville Pussy.

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May 13, 2010

DVD review: Chickenfoot, "Get Your Buzz On: Live!" (DC3)

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May 7, 2010

L.A. previews May 7-13: I See Hawks in L.A., CalArts world percussion, Evil Dead, Red Sparowes, Vijay Iyer, Julie Christensen, Johnny Osbourne, Trio Non Grata, Carl Stone, Hypocrisy, Nick Mancini, David Fiuczynski.

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Reviews: Mike Reed, Steve Colson, John Tchicai.

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April 30, 2010

L.A. previews April 30-May 6: Nick Mancini, Michael Landau, Gérard Grisey tribute, Los Angeles Piano Unit, South Pasadena Eclectic Music Fest, Charles Sharp, Philm, Cannibal Corpse, Stanton Moore.

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April 29, 2010

High on Fire, Priestess, Black Cobra, Bison BC at El Rey, April 23.

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April 23, 2010

L.A. previews April 23-29: High on Fire/Priestess, Alan Pasqua, CAB, Benny Golson, George Sarah, Sonata Arctica, Finntroll/Swallow the Sun, Jennifer Reeves-Skúli Sverrisson, Thelonious Dub.

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Reviews: Adam Rudolph with Yusef Lateef and Ralph Jones; Amir ElSaffar & Hafez Modirzadeh.

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April 16, 2010

L.A. previews April 16-22: Red Holloway, Jason Goldman, Cosmosquad, Music of Cannonball and Nate Adderley, Afro-Peruvian Sextet, Vader, Metal Machine Music, Michael Rose, William Roper, CAB.

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Reviews: Nels Cline, Empty Cage Quartet.

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April 9, 2010

L.A. previews April 9-15: Lian/Chirgilchin, Terry Reid, Moris Tepper, Trio Non Grata, Save the Hollywood Sign, Maetar, shape-singing, Dottie & Michael, Light This City, Babylon lectures, Bill Frisell, Mad Professor, Death Angel/Arsis, Blast Phemy, ResBox.

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April 8, 2010

Metal review: Immortal at Avalon, April 2.

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Jazz DVD reviews: John Coltrane, Andrew Hill, Gonzalo Rubalcaba et al.

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April 3, 2010

Review: Antonio Sanchez Quartet at Musicians Institute, March 27.

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April 2, 2010

L.A. previews April 2-8: Immortal, Michiko Hirayama, I See Hawks in L.A., Kenny Werner, Walter Smith III, Wadada Leo Smith, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Wayne Horvitz, Exhausted Prayer, Tomasz Stanko, Mancini-Ruiz, Jen Shyu, Amon Amarth, Golden Gods Awards.

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April 1, 2010

Interview: Wadada Leo Smith.

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March 25, 2010

L.A. previews March 26-April 1: Gibson-Beauchamp-Honda, Cattle Decapitation, Hammerfall, Antonio Sanchez, Evangelista, Tom McNalley, Megadeth/Testament, John 5, Thelonious Dub, Patrick Campbell-Lyons.

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Review: Scorpions, "Sting in the Tail" (Universal)

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March 19, 2010

L.A. previews March 19-25: Suidakra, Rachelle Ferrell, Stinson & Sarno, SASSAS "Sound," Mike Watt, Elliott Caine, Kreator, Trio Non Grata.

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March 18, 2010

RIP: Alex Chilton, 1950-2010.

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Interview: Fifi Larue, The Gothic Killer Clown of Rock & Roll, by Jason Houston.

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March 12, 2010

L.A. previews March 12-18: Jucifer, Michael Monroe, Mike Keneally, Matt Slocum, George Sarah, Philm, The Possessed, Larry Coryell, Mark Isham, Reptet, Don Preston, Torsten Müller, Julie Christensen, Rachelle Ferrell.

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March 11, 2010

Heavy reviews: Immolation, Priestess.

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March 5, 2010

L.A. previews March 5-11: CEAIT Fest, Honda-Berardi-Liebig, Ohm, Satriani, Dahlia, Roy Z, Missincinnati, Michael Vlatkovich, Dave Lombardo, Earthworm Ensemble, Elliott Caine, Ras Michael, Josh Nelson, Lee Ranaldo, Bombastic Meatbats, Hiromi, Matt Slocum.

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March 4, 2010

Live review: WASP, Scarred, Prowler, PsychicMafia at Galaxy Theater.

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Review: Cindy Blackman, "Another Lifetime" (4Q)

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February 26, 2010

L.A. previews February 26-28: WASP, Cosmosquad, Al DiMeola, Johnny Cash's birthday, Spot, Vinny Golia, Volto, Punk Rock BBQ, Mark Isham, CEAIT Fest/Carla Bozulich.

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Book review: "I Am Ozzy" (Grand Central)

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February 25, 2010

Review: Johnny Cash, "American VI: Ain't No Grave" (American)

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February 19, 2010

L.A. previews February 19-25: Intronaut/Ancestors, CAB, Don Preston-Andrea Centazzo, The Gathering, Egypt lecture, Bombastic Meatbats, Andy Milne & Benoît Delbecq, Cheap Trick.

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Live review: Go: Organic Orchestra at the Electric Lodge, February 13.

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Scene: Charles Lloyd films at the Pan African Film Festival, February 14 & 15.

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February 12, 2010

L.A. previews February 12-18: Go: Organic Orchestra, Chicago Underground Duo, DevilDriver/Suffocation, I See Hawks in L.A., Alice in Chains, Mau Maus, Charles Lloyd films, Rickie Lee Jones, Thollem McDonas, Epica.

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Gnarl-metal reviews: Meshuggah, Arsis.

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February 5, 2010

L.A. previews February 5-13: Modern piano, Anvil, Richard Bruland, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Dave Lombardo & Philm, Crepuscule Trio, Motoko Honda/Ken Rosser, Karnak lecture, Arch Enemy/Exodus/Arsis, Doomriders/Skeletonwitch, Go:Organic Orchestra.

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Piano improv reviews: Matthew Shipp, the other Greg Burk, Jon Rappoport.

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January 29, 2010

L.A. previews January 29-February 4: I See Hawks in L.A., Michael Landau, Luckman does Monk, Nile/Immolation/Krisiun, Kneebody.

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January 28, 2010

Dronewave reviews: Nels Cline + G.E. Stinson, Dempster-Heasley-Rieman.

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January 21, 2010

Briefly: Charles Lloyd ailing after gig at Robert Berman Gallery, January 19.

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L.A. previews January 22-28: Kenny Burrell, I See Hawks in L.A., Ted Nugent, Thelonious Dub, Korpiklaani/White Wizzard, St. Vitus/Saviours.

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Olde-garde avant reviews: Wadada Leo Smith, Bradford-Heasley-Rosser.

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January 16, 2010

Israel at Yuletide: Four musical miniatures.

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January 15, 2010

L.A. previews January 15-21: NAMM Afterhours, Steve Morse, Behemoth, Cynic, Cosmologic, DHC, Charles Lloyd/John Colao, Simplexity/Myriapod, Spy Car, Kenny Burrell.

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January 8, 2010

L.A. previews January 8-14: Hawks, Exodus doc, Robben Ford-Michael Landau, Mike Keneally, artist Richard Bruland, Marcus Shelby, Ohm, Bombastic Meatbats, Volto, Willi Williams.

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L.A. proto-punk: Imperial Dogs and Motels, 1974 and 1976.

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December 30, 2009

L.A. preview January 3: Cosmologic/McAuley-Pask.

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December 22, 2009

Guitar shorts: Leni Stern, Mike Keneally, The Inbetweens.

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December 18, 2009

L.A. previews December 18-24: Mike Stern, Danzig, Nick Mancini, Brotulid, Bombastic Meatbats.

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December 17, 2009

Metal shorts: WASP, Children of Bodom, Warmen.

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December 11, 2009

L.A. previews December 11-17: CAB, Nick Mancini, Eyehategod, Mike Watt, Evangelista, I See Hawks in L.A., Bombastic Meatbats, Cattle Decapitation, SASSAS benefit, Mike Stern.

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December 10, 2009

Live review: Spot at Liquid Kitty, December 6.

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Live review: “A Night of the Beats” featuring Charles Lloyd, Michael McClure, Christian McBride et al. at Disney Hall, December 8.

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December 4, 2009

L.A. previews December 4-10: Spot, Weba Garretson, I See Hawks in L.A., Missincinatti, Crepuscule Trio, Marduk, Fireball Ministry, Volto, Lisa Mezzacappa, Charles Lloyd, Villa Aurora benefit, Johnny Clarke, Redline Park artists.

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December 3, 2009

Live review: Piano Spheres, “California Keyboard” program at Disney Hall, November 29.

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DVD review: “Masters of American Music” jazz series (Medici Arts)

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November 25, 2009

L.A. previews November 27-December 3: Trivium/Cannibal Corpse, Vader/Augury, Dokken/Lynch Mob, Piano Spheres, Thelonious Dub, Spot, Nick Mancini, Baroness, Black Dahlia Murder.

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Interview: Patrick Loisel of Augury.

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November 23, 2009

Book review: “Show Biz From the Back Row: Playing With the Stars,” by Bill Peterson (Xlibris)

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November 20, 2009

L.A. previews November 20-26: Mastodon/Dethklok/Converge/High on Fire, Dir En Grey, Quarteto Nuevo, Mike Watt, Eluveitie/Belphegor, ACME Gallery reception, Kiss, Project Cloverleaf.

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Remembrance by Kerry Colonna: Brendan Mullen's Occult Influences.

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November 19, 2009

Metal reviews: Belphegor, Nile.

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November 13, 2009

L.A. previews November 13-19: Don Preston, Brendan Mullen memorial, Seconda Prattica, Brian Walsh/Tracy Caldwell, GWAR/Job for a Cowboy/The Red Chord, Charlie Haden, Helen Money, Ensiferum/Hypocrisy, Mastodon/Dethklok, Municipal Waste, Steve Roden.

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Metallic reviews: Dethklok, The Gates of Slumber, Ancestors.

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November 6, 2009

L.A. previews November 6-12: Onibaba, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Arthur Jarvinen, Reptet, Warrior, In This Moment, Ralph Alessi, Dead Meadow/Imaad Wasif.

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November 5, 2009

Instro shorts: Henry Threadgill, Joe Martin, Eyal Maoz.

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October 30, 2009

L.A. previews October 30-November 5: Asian American Jazz Fest, Eldar, Silverlake Conservatory Halloweenabaloo, Rob Zombie, Ross Hammond, Moonspell, Exhausted Prayer, Steve Lehman.

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Record review: Slayer, “World Painted Blood” (Columbia)

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October 29, 2009

Live review: UFO, Frontrunner, Scarred at the Key Club, October 27.

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October 23, 2009

L.A. previews October 23-29: Phil Ranelin, Larry Karush, Thelonious Dub, L.A. Guns, Lian/Tuvans, Michael Vlatkovich, UFO, Alice Cooper, Claudia Quintet, William Galison, Eldar, Slipknot.

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October 22, 2009

Live review: Charles Sharp Quartet at Cycleway Coffee, Oct. 14.

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October 21, 2009

Record review: Thelonious Dub.

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October 15, 2009

Brendan Mullen, 1949-2009.

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October 14, 2009

L.A. previews October 16-22: KMFDM, Mike Watt, Lacuna Coil, Matt Slocum, Vinny Golia, Dottie Grossman, Scott Yanow, Deicide, Kiss Expo, Charles Sharp.

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Viral record review: DJ Spooky, “The Secret Song” (Thirsty Ear)

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October 9, 2009

L.A. previews October 9-15: Motorhead/Nashville Pussy, KPFK benefit, Frank Gambale, Allan Holdsworth, punk readings, Joey Sellers, Bob Dylan, Charles Sharp, Bonnie Barnett/Dottie Grossman.

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October 8, 2009

Heavy record review: Alice in Chains, “Black Gives Way to Blue” (Virgin)

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October 2, 2009

L.A. previews October 2-8: Brad Dutz, Daniel Rosenboom, Plotz!, Marianne Faithfull, Mentones, Stratovarius, Stanley Clarke, Frank Gambale, Satyricon.

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October 1, 2009

L.A. extremist record reviews: Vinny Golia, The Mentones.

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September 25, 2009

L.A. previews September 25-October 1: Quarteto Nuevo, Fumosonic, Elliott Caine, Larry Karush, Garth Powell/Bonnie Barnett/Richard Wood, Edguy, Soulfly/Prong/Cattle Decapitation, Kylesa/Saviours, Alice in Chains, Nick Mancini, "Trilogy," Imperial Dogs DVD.

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September 24, 2009

Abstractionist record reviews: James Carney, Ben Neill.

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September 18, 2009

L.A. previews September 18-24: Tom Recchion, Nick Mancini, “Partikel” series, Doro, Dean Chamberlain, Richie Hass benefit, Living Colour.

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September 16, 2009

Live review: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Eartha Austria Trio at Catalina’s, September 9.

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September 11, 2009

L.A. previews September 11-17: Chuck Manning, SASSAS fest, Ozzy Osbourne, Nels & G.E., Jim McAuley.

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September 10, 2009

Postview: Angel City Jazz Festival at John Anson Ford Theater, September 6-7.

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September 4, 2009

L.A. previews September 4-10: Michael Session, Dottie & Michael, Angel City Jazz Festival, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Krisiun, Saviours, Ohm.

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Record review: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, “One Day in Brooklyn” (Kinnara)

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August 28, 2009

L.A. previews August 28-September 3: Pharoah Sanders, Nick Mancini, Virgil Donati, Mike Keneally, Chuck Dukowski, George Lynch, The Mars Volta, Corea-Clarke-White, Divine Heresy.

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August 21, 2009

L.A. previews August 21-127: Jeff Kollman Band, Centazzo/Hay-Honda, Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Pharoah Sanders, Maetar, Terence Blanchard.

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July 26, 2009

The Small Book of Red Earth

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July 24, 2009

L.A. previews August 14-20: Buster Williams-Patrice Rushen-Cindy Blackman-Bennie Maupin, ResBox.

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L.A. previews July 24-30: The Bad Plus, Central Avenue Jazz Fest, Angus Khan, The Agonist, DHC, Carole Kim.

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L.A. previews August 7-13: Honda-Liebig-Berardi, World Stage Jazz Fest, Plotz!, Heaven & Hell, Phast Phreddie/Don Waller, Buddy Guy/Dr. John/James Cotton.

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L.A. preview August 2: Crepuscule Trio/Jason Robinson.

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July 23, 2009

Rock reviews: Suffocation, Angus Khan.

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Kosmopolitan Kronikle: visit to Territory BBQ & Vinyl, plus “Return of the Rub-a-Dub Style” documentary screening.

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July 17, 2009

L.A. previews July 17-23: Justo Almario, Gram Parsons book reading, Thelonious Dub, Kenny Burrell Jazz Bakery benefit, live music to silent film, Angus Khan, Lacuna Coil.

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Record reviews: UFO, The Project Pale.

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