Tag: Americana

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REVIEW: Martin Sexton | El Rey Theatre | 3/13/15

The first time I heard of Martin Sexton, it was in college circa 1998. A member of my vocal group had arranged an acappella cover of his song “Love Keep Us Together.” It was a beautiful arrangement, and I loved singing the background tenor 2 part every time our music director called it.

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PHOTOS: Brothers McCann | El Rey Theatre | 3/13/15

Brothers McCann, a folk-rock trio from Boston, MA, opened for  Martin Sexton at the El Rey Theatre on 3/13/15 and we snapped some pics of their performance.

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REVIEW: The Janks, Korey Dane & Rachel Goodrich and the Grrrls | Bootleg HiFi | 2/19/15

I’ve got a full time job. It takes a lot for me to drive 45 minutes to catch a band play on a weekday. When I found out that The Janks and Rachel Goodrich and the Grrrls were playing on the same bill at the Bootleg HiFi on a Thursday night, the 90 minutes of driving and the subsequent lack of sleep for a 9am … Read More REVIEW: The Janks, Korey Dane & Rachel Goodrich and the Grrrls | Bootleg HiFi | 2/19/15

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Pete Molinari | The Troubadour | 11/30/14 [Photos and Video]

THOUGHTS (Excerpted from M. Sloves’ terrifically written concert review that you can read by CLICKING HERE!): “[Pete is] clearly a charming guy and extremely talented. I think he falls into that category of “musician’s musician” – the guy that pro jocks want around when they’re at a recording studio or a house party because he can jump in on any song without a lot of … Read More Pete Molinari | The Troubadour | 11/30/14 [Photos and Video]

The War On Drugs | Fonda Theatre | 10/3/14 [Photos & Setlist]

THE ACT: The War On Drugs | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: When people ask me what music has been turning me on lately, I usually rattle off a list new LP’s that I’ve purchased at the local record shop. The one album that hasn’t left that list? The War On Drugs’ “Lost In The Dream”. I remember when I bought the LP. I was thumbing through some … Read More The War On Drugs | Fonda Theatre | 10/3/14 [Photos & Setlist]

Lucinda Williams | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Lucinda Williams | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Lucinda Williams. What can you say about this woman and her incredible music? Honestly … you can’t say much since it’s already been said. Having won multiple Grammy awards and being recognized as one of America’s best songwriters, it goes without saying that when … Read More Lucinda Williams | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

Joe Fletcher | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Joe Fletcher | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Though he usually plays with his backing band The Wrong Reasons, Joe Fletcher performed solo acoustic set at Way Over Yonder’s carousel stage. Gritty and raw, and under the hard red stage lighting, Joe performed American roots music with a passionate intensity that had … Read More Joe Fletcher | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

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The Wild Reeds| Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: The Wild Reeds | Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: With tight harmonies singing folk songs about the everyman, you probably would’ve guessed that this band came from the midwest or the south. Nope. These talented musicians are Los Angeles based, and delighted the audience that came to the Carousel Stage to watch them … Read More The Wild Reeds| Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

Houndmouth | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Houndmouth | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: The first band I was able to catch taking the main stage was Houndmouth; a band from New Albany, Indiana with a sound that’s a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. Their tight harmonies sounded very polished over their textured music … Read More Houndmouth | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

The Far West | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: The Far West | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: The first band that I saw at Way Over Yonder was The Far West. I got to the venue a little late due to the transportation issues, but from what I was able to hear, their music was a combination of Americana and … Read More The Far West | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

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Nikki Lane | KCRW’s “Country In The City” | 8/2/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

CLICK HERE To Check Out The Blog Entries Of The Other Acts Performing At KCRW’s “Country In the City” Concert Series Opening for Wynonna Judd at the third, and final, concert of the County In The City concert series, inspired by The Annenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit,“Country: Portraits of an American Sound,” was Nikki Lane. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Nikki spent part of life in Los … Read More Nikki Lane | KCRW’s “Country In The City” | 8/2/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

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Shelby Lynne | KCRW’s “Country In The City” | 7/26/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]

CLICK HERE To Check Out The Blog Entries Of The Other Acts Performing At KCRW’s “Country In the City” Concert Series Headlining the second concert of the County In The City concert series, inspired by The Annenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit, “Country: Portraits of an American Sound,” was Grammy Award winning, country recording artist Shelby Lynne. I found out about her and her music when she gave her … Read More Shelby Lynne | KCRW’s “Country In The City” | 7/26/14 [PHOTOS & REVIEW]