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Coltrane’s Live ‘Offering’ Shakes The Room

Coltrane’s Live ‘Offering’ Shakes The Room

Chris Barton

September 29, 2014


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By Chris Barton Los Angeles Times (MCT) John Coltrane "Offering: Live at Temple University" 4 stars (Resonance/Impulse) The two-disc "Offering" practically begins mid-sentence, with John Coltrane already into the opening number "Naima" before the engineer for Temple University's WRTI radio station...

Pink Floyd’s New ‘Old’ Album, ‘The Endless River,’ Arrives No. 10

Pink Floyd’s New ‘Old’ Album, ‘The Endless River,’ Arrives No. 10

Randall Roberts

September 23, 2014


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By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (MCT) The new Pink Floyd album, called “The Endless River,” will be released Nov. 10, and the band has offered more details on its creation. Recorded by the trio of David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason — Roger Waters is no longer a member of the ban...

Bob Dylan To Be Named MusiCares Person Of The Year

Bob Dylan To Be Named MusiCares Person Of The Year

Gerrick D. Kennedy

September 23, 2014


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By Gerrick D. Kennedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year ahead of next year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy and MusiCares Foundation announced Tuesday. Dylan will receive the honor during MusiCares' 25th annual gala dinner and concert...

John Oswald’s ‘Grayfolded’ Is The Ultimate Version Of The Grateful Dead’s Beloved ‘Dark Star’

John Oswald’s ‘Grayfolded’ Is The Ultimate Version Of The Grateful Dead’s Beloved ‘Dark Star’

September 16, 2014


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By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (MCT) Warning: The Grateful Dead is the focus of this story, so there will certainly be skeptics from the outset. After all, the San Francisco band, with its extended improvised excursions, is as polarizing a group as there ever has been. Those not already click...

The Riff Report: New Music This Week

The Riff Report: New Music This Week

PopMatters.com

September 10, 2014


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PopMatters.com (MCT) Interpol – “El Pintor” If you’re still waiting for another “Turn on the Bright Lights,” you’ll most likely be waiting for some time, but you might as well take “El Pintor” for a spin to pass the time, because, after all, it might just satisfy that desire. Reg...

Ed Sheeran Defies Categorization But Still Fills Arenas – Alone

Ed Sheeran Defies Categorization But Still Fills Arenas – Alone

Jonathan Takiff

September 10, 2014


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By Jonathan Takiff Philadelphia Daily News (MCT) A ginger-haired, scruffy and increasingly tattooed "misfit" from Britain, Ed Sheeran plays guitar, beatboxes and, occasionally, fiddles. He also writes and winsomely sings hip-hop-inflected folk confessionals that enthrall young'uns _ and their parents,...

CMA Awards 2014: Complete List of Nominees

CMA Awards 2014: Complete List of Nominees

Andrea Wang

September 4, 2014


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By Andrea Wang Los Angeles Times (MCT) Miranda Lambert leads the nominations for the 2014 Country Music Assn. Awards with nine, matching a record she set in 2010 for female with the most nominations in CMA history. Lambert is up for the CMA’s highest accolade, entertainer of the year, as well as alb...

Like It or Not, ‘Fancy’ Is The Song of Summer

Like It or Not, ‘Fancy’ Is The Song of Summer

August Brown

September 4, 2014


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By August Brown Los Angeles Times (MCT) Just as the season’s winding down, there’s finally a definitive pick for Song of the Summer: Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” The surprise of few (and to the chagrin of many), Billboard Magazine has tracked the single’s collective rankings on its Hot 100 ch...

Jason Mraz, A 31-Date Concert Tour Ahead, Insists He’s Retiring Type

Jason Mraz, A 31-Date Concert Tour Ahead, Insists He’s Retiring Type

August 28, 2014


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By Amy Kaufman Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN DIEGO — “I have a gift for you,” Jason Mraz said, arms outstretched. Cupped in his palms was an avocado, bumpy and green. It came from a tree on his farm — “100% organic, Mraz Fresh,” the sticker read. Last year he sold 34,000 pounds of the fr...

Christine McVie Rejoins Fleetwood Mac For 33-City Fall Tour

Christine McVie Rejoins Fleetwood Mac For 33-City Fall Tour

March 30, 2014


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By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Christine McVie will reunite with her Fleetwood Mac bandmates and tour for the first time in 16 years for nearly three dozen shows across North America, beginning Sept. 30 in Minneapolis. “It was so comfortable being back onstage w...

‘Lost’ Bob Dylan Lyrics Make For ‘New Basement Tapes’ Project

‘Lost’ Bob Dylan Lyrics Make For ‘New Basement Tapes’ Project

March 24, 2014


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By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (MCT) A trove of two dozen unfinished Bob Dylan songs written circa 1967 during his “Basement Tapes” period are being completed by an all-star band assembled by producer T Bone Burnett and including Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket’...

Reviews Of New Pop Music Releases

Reviews Of New Pop Music Releases

February 28, 2014


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The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) BECK “Morning Phase” (Capitol, 3 stars) Beck’s first new album in six years — not counting “Song Reader,” his 2012 sheet music-only release — is a beautifully becalmed art object, a gleaming 12-song collection that luxuriates in Sunday-morning me...

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