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Nick Drake

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  • My go-to movie cliches

     
    It's no secret I love movies. The ones I relish most are the indies: anything I can find playing here in good old Lakeview, at Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) or Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark). Low budgets and subtitles automatically...
  • Talking Nick Drake and Richard Thompson with author Rob Young

     
    Author Rob Young talks about icons and antecedents of the British Folk Movement....
  • Culture Watch: Brad Mehldau's 'Live in Marciac' double CD and DVD

     
    Brad Mehldau's 'Live in Marciac' On the heels of stretching his sound into the wide-screen sweep of 2010's "Highway Rider," pianist Brad Mehldau is distilled to his barest essence with "Live in Marciac," a two-CD live recording of a solo......
  • Joe Boyd, Robyn Hitchcock lead tour of London underground circa 1967

     
    What was it like to be at the heart of London’s underground music scene in the late ‘60s? You could do worse than having Joe Boyd and Robyn Hitchcock as your tour guides to that galvanizing era, a role they’ll......
  • Top weekend shows: Robbie Fulks, Willie Nelson, Joe Boyd-Robyn Hitchcock

     
    Robbie Fulks: The songwriter-raconteur will pay tribute to Michael Jackson, drawing on the array of adventurous Jackson covers – from “Mama’s Pearl” to “Billie Jean” -- collected on Fulks’ fine 2010 album, “...
  • Relient K is quietly inspiring at Musikfest Cafe

     
    There’s no denying it: It was unsettling at first to see pop-punk band Relient K, known for its boundless energy and upbeat songs, playing an acoustic show Friday at the Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. It......
  • Jazz artists turn to Kickstarter for funding

     
    With a tough economy sending artists and food entrepreneurs toward grass-roots "crowd-funding" sites such as Kickstarter, it's no surprise that jazz musicians have started looking its way as well. Facing a cratering music industry, some of the worthy...
  • Five things L.A. could learn from London

     
    Your California-bred blogger braved the foggy streets of London last week on vacation and had so much fun we couldn't help but (you guessed it!) blog about it. Here are five things the city does well enough to hold an, ahem, tea party over. Topshop and...
  • White heat: Six degrees of John Cale

     
    John Cale is the Forrest Gump of rock, linking a disparate group of tastemakers and cultural figures throughout the four-plus decades of his career. Cale will perform his 1973 album "Paris 1919" tonight at UCLA's Royce Hall, followed by a......
  • The Tallest Man on Earth picks five of his favorite songs, plays First Fridays

     
    Let’s just get it out of the way. The Tallest Man on Earth, the nom de folk of Kristian Matsson, sounds eerily like early Bob Dylan. The pre-Newport, pre-electric Bobby D, with a head haunted by crooked streets and expensive......
  • Bert Jansch, influential guitarist for the prog-folk Pentangle, dies at 67

    Bert Jansch, influential guitarist for the prog-folk Pentangle, dies at 67
    Bert Jansch, a virtuoso guitarist and singer who influenced generations of post-British Invasion luminaries including Jimmy Page, Paul Simon, Donovan, Nick Drake and Johnny Marr, died after a long battle with cancer, the Guardian reported earlier this...
  • David Berkeley's Books and Music at Holcomb Farm in Simsbury

    David Berkeley's Books and Music at Holcomb Farm in Simsbury
    The New Jersey-born singer-songwriter and current San Francisco native David Berkeley (pictured), who was recently interviewed by the Huffington Post about his new album, Some Kind of Cure (the fourth he's released on his own label), and also about his...