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  • Lost and Found: The Unlikely Tale of 1960s Detroit Folk-Protest Singer Rodriguez and His Rediscovery

    Lost and Found: The Unlikely Tale of 1960s Detroit Folk-Protest Singer Rodriguez and His Rediscovery
    The music business is unjust. Everyone knows that. Some seemingly mediocre (or worse) acts seem to survive or even thrive just by stubbornly persisting (take your pick of any example that comes to mind), while other super-talented genius-level artists get...
  • Reel Big Fish end tour with a splash

    Reel Big Fish end tour with a splash
    After completing a nationwide tour last weekend, Huntington Beach ska bands Reel Big Fish and Suburban Legends returned home to Orange County on Saturday for a final tour performance at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Kicking off the show, the...
  • An improbably happy ending for Rodriguez

    An improbably happy ending for Rodriguez
    A lovely film about a Detroit singer-songwriter robbed of musical fame but rewarded with a second chance decades later, at age 70, "Searching for Sugar Man" tells a story of serendipity and just deserts. If it were fiction, it'd be improbable fiction. But...
  • Q&A: Rodriguez, star of the documentary 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    Q&A: Rodriguez, star of the documentary 'Searching for Sugar Man'
    Spoiler alert: Little-known, critically acclaimed early 1970s folk singer Rodriguez is not, contrary to popular belief, dead. Yet, as chronicled in the Sundance award-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man,” that’s what many fans in...
  • UC Irvine graduate, 'Survivor' winner releases new album

     UC Irvine graduate, 'Survivor' winner releases new album
    SANTA MONICA — Aras Baskauskas concentrated on his cocophoria sandwich before talking about his new solo album, "The Tree and the River." "I need to get better at talking and chewing at the same time," the UC Irvine alumnus and "Survivor" winner...
  • Anders Osborne Performs at StageOne in Fairfield on Aug. 19

    Anders Osborne Performs at StageOne in Fairfield on Aug. 19
    Anders Osborne was born in Uddevalla, Sweden in 1966, the son of a popular touring jazz drummer who would collect jazz, R&B and early rock reel-to-reel recordings from his travels for his son to absorb. As a teen, Anders connected with Ray Charles, Van...
  • Hope Springs

    Hope Springs
    A friend of mine had seen this movie before me and said “I really didn’t need to see Meryl Streep have an orgasm.” I immediately yelled, “Hey! Spoiler alert here! I haven’t seen it yet.” I missed the press screening...
  • Album review: Jim James, 'Regions of Light and Sounds of God'

    Album review: Jim James, 'Regions of Light and Sounds of God'
    *** (out of 4) My Morning Jacket have always offered something of a mystical experience. Maybe it's the specter of the South that floats over the Kentucky band’s music. Maybe it's just singer Jim James' voice, which is best described as celestial....
  • 'The Last Waltz' Showing at The Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport on Jan. 16

    'The Last Waltz' Showing at The Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport on Jan. 16
    The Last Waltz is the greatest rock 'n' roll movie ever made despite the fact that one of its biggest stars, the Band drummer Levon Helm (pictured), hated it. Levon passed away last year, but Wednesday night you can see and hear him in his prime for...
  • Rickie Lee Jones and Bettye LaVette interpret the blues

    Rickie Lee Jones and Bettye LaVette interpret the blues
    In a concert last month at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe, the buzzy English singer Paloma Faith crouched down near the floor to sing "Let Me Down Easy." It's a tough-love song associated with a number of hardy soul-music veterans, including Bettye LaVette and...
  • Playlist site creates 'ultimate baby-making' soundtrack

    Playlist site creates 'ultimate baby-making' soundtrack
    "Where do babies come from?" is a complicated question, terrifying and inevitable for parents. They must simplify for the sake of their children's psyches, but that answer obscures the many layers of such a question, for there is much to consider in the...
  • Searching for Sugar Man

    Searching for Sugar Man
    You know how you sometimes watch an amazing movie that puts your emotions on a rollercoaster ride? That happened with me in this documentary, but not in the way I would’ve preferred. I had moments of being angry at the record industry. They...