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  • Live review: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit at Club Nokia

     
    Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and other singer-songwriters nimbly display music's varied forms in a casual fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Great as he was, the late singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt was wrong when he said......
  • Music (video) for the Masses screening, featuring Ann Magnuson

     
    This Saturday night at the Downtown Independent there will be a special anthology screening of the 2009 video and film work by The Masses, a film production collective started by director Matthew Amado, Jon Ramos and the late Heath Ledger. Work...
  • SXSW Day 2: Court Yard Hounds, Roky Erickson and the partnering spirit

     
    The craziest rumor I heard Thursday night at the South by Southwest Festival was that David Bowie was lurking around somewhere, possibly planning to jump onstage with Roky Erickson. The idea that the seemingly semi-retired Thin White Duke might show......
  • 'Idol' rehearsals: a view from the inside

     
    Well, weren’t we just tickled pink to be invited into the secret lair that is Monday’s “American Idol” rehearsal. That’s right, just the Top 9, executive producer Ken Warwick, stage manager Debbie Williams, Rickey Minor and the “Idol” band,...
  • Live review: Hootenanny Festival 2010

     
    For some, the Fourth of July is a good opportunity to re-read the Declaration of Independence, or the writings of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams or George Washington to reacquaint themselves with the spirit behind the nation’s founding. The Hootenanny...
  • Linda Perhacs, L.A. Ladies Choir and more perform at the New L.A. Folk Festival

     
    The reliable story about L.A. folk music is that it emerged in the ‘60s from the eucalyptus-scented mists of Laurel Canyon, its core members and hangers-on outfitted in belt-grazing beards and flowing white dresses. And while the small but passionate......
  • New in paper at your local bookstore

    New in paper at your local bookstore
    "Born Standing Up" by Steve Martin (Scribner) Here's Steve Martin, describing his first appearance on "The Tonight Show": "What happened while I was out there was very similar to an alien abduction: I remember very little of it, though I'm convinced it...
  • Tom Petty returns to his roots with Mudcrutch

    Tom Petty returns to his roots with Mudcrutch
    THE misadventure began, as so many do, in a dingy Florida strip club. This one was called Dub's, and it was cinder-block roadhouse in Gainesville where, in the early 1970s, a dancer named Bubbles shimmied for students, townies and truck drivers while a...
  • Jackie Greene, a pop-music star in waiting

    Jackie Greene, a pop-music star in waiting
    THERE'S A SONG on Jackie Greene's new album, "Giving Up the Ghost," that sounds like an outright dismissal of the first commandment of rock 'n' roll -- that music can change the world. In "I Don't Live in a Dream," the Bay Area singer and songwriter,...
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  • Staking claim to a new bohemia

    Staking claim to a new bohemia
    A cold, insistent wind twirls about the high desert sands of Joshua Tree, pushing through doorways, penetrating layers of wool and leather and whipping errant strands of hair across the face. Up a remote twist of uneven, cleft-ridden dirt roads made more...
  • Keeping the jukes jumping

    Keeping the jukes jumping
    Don MULLER stands in his living room, grinning like a caffeinated teenager, clearly dazzled by the magic he has wrought. The playroom in his Van Nuys ranch home features four classic jukeboxes crowded around a small dance floor, and lightbulbs are...