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  • Live Review - I Know I'm Not Wrong: Lindsey Buckingham at the Grove of Anaheim, Friday, Nov. 3

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    Live Review - I Know I'm Not Wrong: Lindsey Buckingham at the Grove of Anaheim, Friday, Nov. 3

    It isn't very difficult to see why Lindsey Buckingham's solo career never quite took off: the 57-year-old Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer might very well be, as Stereogum.com put it, "to guitar what Joanna Newsom is to harp" but h...

    by ELLEN GRILEY on November 9, 2006
  • Hey, Porter! - Cole Porter Lecture

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    Hey, Porter! - Cole Porter Lecture

    I think we can all agree that when considering the life of Cole Porter, the same questions arise time and time again: first of all, how come no one puts on follies anymore? I've never seen a good folly before. In fact, I've never even seen a bad one...

    by SEAN O'CONNELL on November 9, 2006
  • Coasting - The Rapture

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    Coasting - The Rapture

    Three years after Pitchfork named Echoes the best album of 2003, the Rapture are back to reclaim the dance-punk revolution they helped usher in. There's nothing resembling punk either in sound or spirit on Pieces of the People We Love, however. It's...

    by DOUG WALLEN on November 9, 2006
  • Radicy'all - Vince Gill

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    Radicy'all - Vince Gill

    "Radical" is not a word that readily comes to mind when thinking about contemporary country music. But what better adjective can be used to describe Vince Gill's recent achievements? For starters, the veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist has just d...

    by JOHN ROOS on November 9, 2006
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    Dispense the Weight - WEB EXCLUSIVE! Totimoshi nice notes and everything

    Buck Owens is Black Sabbath and Totimoshi knows why: distinctive guitar tone and songs about Satan make a boy from Bakersfield do good, and Totimoshi guitarist Tony Aguilar learned the necessary lessons from both. Central Valley-raised--where he gre...

    by Chris Ziegler on November 9, 2006
  • Things Only Fans Understand - The Cramps

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    Things Only Fans Understand - The Cramps

    All right, all you teenage werewolves out there, listen up! Since we've exited the Halloween season, it's high time you primitive cavemen lay off the green fuzz, put down the chicken, and get the hell away from the TV set. There's a big beat from ba...

    by ALEKS PRECHTL on November 2, 2006
  • Choke You Out - Nightlife and more: Nov. 2 - Nov. 9

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    Choke You Out - Nightlife and more: Nov. 2 - Nov. 9

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Post-Pixies pop rock and very measured vocals from ex-Stay At Home Bomb (Alice Bag's band from a few years back) guitarist-gone-solo Lysa Flores to headline the Day of the Dead celeb at the Festival Hall in downtown Santa Ana,...

    by Chris Ziegler on November 2, 2006
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    Hits! - Greene Records

    Top 10 selling records from Oct. 20-Oct. 26, at Greene Records, 13962 Ponderosa St., Santa Ana, (714) 953-7440. Greene Records specializes in punk, hardcore, indie, alternative and metal CDs and vinyl. Greene also carries T-shirts, stickers, patches...

    by REX REASON on November 2, 2006
  • How You Get Excitement - Kid Congo in a cornfield

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    How You Get Excitement - Kid Congo in a cornfield

    First thing Kid Congo Powers even says: "It's all true!" Then he laughs like a TV horror host. "I did everything," he says, and truly he did. Except scout Jamaica for on-the-spot reggae scene reports (Jeffrey Lee Pierce did that) and play at the Cal...

    by Chris Ziegler on November 2, 2006
  • Planet of Sound - 
Sir Richard Bishops earth tones

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    Planet of Sound - Sir Richard Bishops earth tones

    Sir Richard Bishop might be a gypsy jazz guitarist because he could probably and sometimes does play like Django, but he's got gypsy restlessness in more than his fingertips; he's the Indiana Jones of the fingerstyle guitar, taking research excursio...

    by Chris Ziegler on November 2, 2006
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    You Don't Hear Me Tho - WEB EXCLUSIVE! Koos still quietfor now

    Koo's has been so silent lately that you might have forgotten it was there, at least as a venue for live music. Several strong gallery shows have come and gone but there hasn't been a note played inside the Long Beach art space since Dec. 2005, when...

    by Chris Ziegler on November 2, 2006
  • Snootisms - The Velvet Teen

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    Snootisms - The Velvet Teen

    Yeah. That's right. The band's name is the Velvet Teen. Which, probably, is one of the main reasons why snootists refuse to even give the Sonoma County band a fair listen--or, at least, that's what I'd like to think. Another problem? Any time a band...

    by Vickie Chang on November 2, 2006
  • Good Karma - Wally Ingram benefit

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    Good Karma - Wally Ingram benefit

    Wally Ingram has literally loaned his hands to scores of bigger-name rock acts, but the time has come for the affable percussionist/drummer to accept something back. Namely, David Lindley, Common Sense, the World Anthem Band and the Missiles of Octo...

    by JOHN ROOS on November 2, 2006
  • Full House - 
Dennis Argenzia, director of marketing, the Grove of Anaheim

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    Full House - Dennis Argenzia, director of marketing, the Grove of Anaheim

    When your favorite band is going to play at the Grove of Anaheim, it's Dennis Argenzia's job to make sure you hear about it. What's your title and what does your job entail? I am the director of marketing for Nederlander Concerts/the Grove of An...

    by REX REASON on October 26, 2006
  • The Disappointment Remains the Same - Dread Zeppelin ushers in a world where nothing really matters

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    The Disappointment Remains the Same - Dread Zeppelin ushers in a world where nothing really matters

    Seventeen years is a long lifespan for any band. It is an especially long existence for a band dependent on the songs of another band for its livelihood. Dread Zeppelin, the Pasadena-based novelty act that reworks classic Led Zeppelin hits into regg...

    by SAM MCPHEETERS on October 26, 2006
  • Come Get Some - Nightlife and more, Oct. 26 - Nov. 2

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    Come Get Some - Nightlife and more, Oct. 26 - Nov. 2

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 Don't worry guys, 'cuz I haven't changed a bit: I went away for a while and saw things--attack ships on fire/C-beams/Tannhauser gate . . . would you believe that the entire scene was extemporized? And I made sure to learn abso...

    by Chris Ziegler on October 26, 2006
  • Live Review - Second Coming II: Bob Dylan at the Long Beach Arena, Saturday, October 21

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    Live Review - Second Coming II: Bob Dylan at the Long Beach Arena, Saturday, October 21

    We're almost 10 years into what everybody keeps calling Bob Dylan's comeback, and not that I doubted it or anything--the evidence is indisputably there, on record and satellite radio, on 60 Minutes,PBS and even that Victoria's Secret commercial--but...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on October 26, 2006
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    Hits! - Pepperland Music

    Top 10 records sold from October 13 to October 19 at Ppepperland Music, 850 N. Tustin St., Orange, (714) 639-0909; www.pepperlandmusic.com. Pepperland carries CDs, DVDs, LPs and a complete line of musical instruments and accessories, including Peppe...

    by REX REASON on October 26, 2006
  • Live Review - . . . And the Band Played Waltzing MacGowan: The Pogues at the Grove of Anaheim,  Tuesday, Oct. 17

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    Live Review - . . . And the Band Played Waltzing MacGowan: The Pogues at the Grove of Anaheim, Tuesday, Oct. 17

    Shane MacGowan may be a toothless drunkard, but he can balance a cup of gin on his head for a good five seconds while spinning a microphone by its cord in one hand and dangling a cigarette with an impossibly long ash from his other hand. Watching hi...

    by Nick Schou on October 26, 2006
  • Monochrome Refreshments - Scritti Politti

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    Monochrome Refreshments - Scritti Politti

    "The boom boom bap/The tap a tap tap/Well, that's the beat of my life," coos Green Gartside at the start of White Bread Black Beer, Scritti Politti's first proper album in seven years. Singing with androgynous softness over pillowy instrumentation h...

    by DOUG WALLEN on October 26, 2006
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