Happy Interdependence Day, everybody! This is a cover of the Clash by the Children of Jack Acid.
Father Damocles plays with Tommy Chiffon tomorrow night!
TOMMY CHIFFON THREE
At the PARK BAR AND GRILL: 2007 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506
Friday, June 1, 2018
Another New Rrose: Raelee Nikole plays acoustic pop/soul for us, for the first time, Sunday afternoon!
Raelee is a twenty year old Acoustic Pop/Soul Singer/songwriter from San Diego who has performed everywhere from the local farmer’s market sidewalk to the House Of Blues Main Stage.
A Rrose in a Prose this Sunday: VALUABLE LIES
Have I told you that you look younger every day? So does the state of writing in America, which gets stronger every day even as our populace becomes more educated and literate! Come celebrate at Stories BooksandCafe on March 8, 2 p.m., with all these deceptive smarties, who will be reading and/or performing and/or bearing […]
Coming up on April 28 – Rrose in a Prose: AUH!
This month’s Rrose in a Prose is coming up! Once again, it’s at the Hedgehog Coffee Shop in Echo Park, so you can wash the whole thing down with coffee and one helluva sandwich. The line-up this time has some really great authors and poets, including a return visit from the wonderful Jessica Ceballos, who […]
my review of the New L.A. Folk Fest at Zorthian Ranch is up.
Have you read the history of the Zorthian Ranch? It’s pretty fucking incredible, even by L.A./hippie standards. And this link doesn’t even get into the naked human statuary or Richard Feynman… Anyway, yes, I wrote a review of the marvelous time I had on Saturday, and sadly it’s not even fully inclusive, since so many […]
Earl Scruggs is the best banjo player EVER!
Well, you could argue on Bill Monroe’s behalf. But Bill never did this:
the eagle never hunts the fly
I just finished reading Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood. While it was cool to read about Frank Zappa’s log cabin and Joni Mitchell living with Stephen Stills, I have to admit that in my heart, I still prefer balls-out rockers to any of these hippie fucks. What the fuck can Stephen Stills tell me […]
While a lot of people in the L.A. area are feeling “All Shook Up” today, it could have been a lot worse. If I think about the 1906 or 1989 earthquakes in San Francisco, or of course Northridge a decade ago, the quake we had today was basically just a drill for the big one […]
Van Dyke Parks
I’ve been commissioned to write a review of Inara George and Van Dyke Parks, and I’m pretty stoked. This dude worked on Smile, which is one of my favorite albums of all time (and I own thousands). Most people put Pet Sounds in that category, but in my opinion, while Pet Sounds was a pioneering […]
Obama, don’t flip-flop when it comes to the war.
I was trying to write something lighthearted, to cheer me up after the crushing defeat the Democrats brought upon themselves and us today when the Senate voted for the FISA bill. The thought struck me after reading the words of Howie Klein and company on Crooks and Liars that there’s another former musician/music curator, namely […]
Winter Flowers and Schoolhouse Rock!
I had a blast at 3 Clubs last night, drinking tons of liquor and watching scores of rawkers do America-themed covers, some of them solo on them there acoustic-type instruments, as part of the Christof Certik curated “1st Annual Preindependence Day Musical Extravaganza”. Whilst Darren Grealish’s anti-Bush tune and Sara Melson’s folk sing-alongs inspired a lot of hoots and […]
Arthur Magazine needs your help!
L.A. Record just posted this, and I’m horrified and sickened that one of the best magazines of this decade is on the brink of temporary financial collapse. SAVE ARTHUR MAGAZINE NOW! From various emails and the Arthur site: Arthur Magazine needs $20,000 by July 1 or it will die. No donation is too small. Our […]