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Johnny-Cash

Johnny Cash: Ten Years After

NEW MUSIC RELEASES, A DOCUMENTARY AND A BOOK BY MUSIC CRITIC ROBERT HILBURN EXAMINE THE MAN IN BLACK By Harvey Kubernik ~ Inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, winner of a Grammy Life...
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Lou Reed

Lou Reed

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND FRONTMAN DIES AT AGE 71 by Richie Unterberger ~ Lou Reed’s death from liver disease on October 27 was a shock to those of us who figured he’d be around forever, or at least that if anyone could come o...
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The Record Parlour

Hooray for Hollywood Record Stores

DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD by Jim Kaplan ~ When did Hollywood become hipster haven? A dozen years ago I was employed by the LA Weekly, its offices at the time were on Sunset Blvd. near Highland Ave. We didn’t go out to our cars alon...
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The Runaways

The First Queens of Rock

AUTHOR EVELYN McDONNELL SORTS THE MUSIC FROM THE MYTHS TO TELL THE “REAL STORY OF THE RUNAWAYS” By Suzanne Rush The band that spawned one of rock’s most durable female icons was born in a suburban rec room in grea...
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Ty Segall

What’s all the Fuzz About?

INDIE LABEL TROUBLE IN MIND CONFOUNDS RECORD NERDS WITH A MYSTERIOUS RELEASE By Maya Eslami Last fall, Chicago’s independent record label, Trouble In Mind received an anonymous email submission from a San Francisco band by th...
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Pearl Jam Record Shopping

Seattle’s Music Mecca

GEORGETOWN RECORDS IS AT THE CENTER OF THE NORTHWEST’S MUSIC AND COMIC SCENE by John Ohannesian Georgetown, Seattle, Washington. A small business and residential area in a vast sea of industrial buildings and trucks, rail...
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Ray-Brown

Soular Energy: Better Than Ever!

THIS REISSUE OF A CLASSIC RECORDING IS SOMETHING TO GET JAZZED ABOUT By Michael Fremer The late Carl E. Jefferson’s Concord Records, (now owned by Concord Music Group, which owns Fantasy, Prestige, Riverside, Stax, Specialty,...
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The Band

The Band

THE BAND LIVE AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC 1971, RELEASED BY CAPITOL/UME PRESENTS THE BEST OF THE BAND’S FOUR, LEGENDARY, YEAR-END CONCERTS By Harvey Kubernik During the final week of 1971, the Band played four legendary conce...
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Doc Pomus

Doc Doc Rocks

AKA DOC POMUS, SHEDS LIGHT ON THE AMERICAN SONGWRITER WHO WROTE “PERFECT” SONGS By Michael Sigman If you love music, you may be vaguely familiar with the name Doc Pomus. But chances are at least one or two of the 1,...
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