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  • Stagecoach 2014: Jason Isbell, Spirit Family Reunion and Riff Raff

    Stagecoach 2014: Jason Isbell, Spirit Family Reunion and Riff Raff
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. “I don’t know if we’re a country band,” widely lauded singer and songwriter Jason Isbell said during his set Saturday at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio....
  • New songs from Tune-Yards, Prince, Jack White suggest summer bounty

    New songs from Tune-Yards, Prince, Jack White suggest summer bounty
    With spring arrives a fresh blossoming of seasonal metaphors to suggest new birth. A sprouting of unheard music arriving after months of cultivation. Proverbial butterflies crawling out of their cocoons. Bears stretching after deep sleep. In the...
  • Zepagain pays tribute to a rock legacy

    Zepagain pays tribute to a rock legacy
    On Dec. 10, 2007, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited to pay tribute to legendary record executive Ahmet Ertegun at London's 02 Arena. With Jason Bonham filling in for his late father, John Bonham, on drums, demand for tickets was unprecedented...
  • Linda Ronstadt lifts her voice to life's challenges, 'Simple Dreams'

    Linda Ronstadt lifts her voice to life's challenges, 'Simple Dreams'
    One of the most touching anecdotes in Linda Ronstadt's new memoir, "Simple Dreams," comes in the moment she told her parents she was skipping out on college to pursue a career in music. "My parents were upset and tried to talk me out of it," she...
  • Hey, hey, they're still the Monkees

    Hey, hey, they're still the Monkees
    Life as a Monkee has always been a balancing act between the pre-fab fame of the band’s Emmy-winning 1960s TV show and their more organic and independent creative impulses, famously illustrated in the psychedelic 1968 cinematic cri de coeur “...
  • Michael Nesmith in Philly tries to move beyond Monkeeing around

     
    The best thing about seeing Michael Nesmith, guitarist from the 1960s television band The Monkees, perform Monday at World Café Live in Philadelphia was, well, seeing the guitarist from The Monkees. Michael Nesmith Just how heavily the specter of that.......
  • Hey, hey it's The Monkees -- together again. And they've (still) got something to say

     
    The looming 50th anniversary of the 1960s television show phenomenon “The Monkees” would seem like a strong motivation to get the band to reunite for its first full U.S. tour with all its members since 1969. The Monkees, from left,......
  • Monkees' Peter Tork brings blues band to Long Beach festival

    Monkees' Peter Tork brings blues band to Long Beach festival
    What’s a Monkee doing on the lineup at a blues festival? Singing the blues, of course. That would be singer, guitarist, bassist and songwriter Peter Tork, who spends much of the time when he’s not involved with latter-day Monkee business...
  • A Connecticut Promoter Remembers the Monkees with a Convention This Weekend in New Jersey

    It’s being held in New Jersey, but the David T. Jones Memorial Monkees Convention this weekend has Connecticut all over it. This singular gathering, in honor of the short British Monkee who passed away last year, has been organized by Orange...
  • The Monkees book summer tour with two Southland dates

    The Monkees book summer tour with two Southland dates
    The Monkees will be monkeying around again this summer, as the surviving three members of the group undertake a more extensive tour following last fall’s dozen sold-out shows. Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork will begin the new tour,...
  • Review: The Monkees - Nothing to believe in at the Greek Theatre

    Review: The Monkees - Nothing to believe in at the Greek Theatre
    Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork were doing what they could to keep the tone light Saturday night at the Greek Theatre, where the Monkees swung in for a stop on their first tour since the February death of the group’s beloved frontman, Davy Jones....
  • Davy Jones dies at 66; Monkees' romantic heartthrob

    Davy Jones dies at 66; Monkees' romantic heartthrob
    Davy Jones was a promising 18-year-old actor from England when he found himself among the guest performers on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Feb. 9, 1964 — the same night about 75 million people tuned in to catch the American debut of the Beatles. Like...