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Apple Jammin’

Seattle’s Apple Jam’s lovingly interprets an album’s-worth of Beatles songs, unreleased by the band — it’s the White Album that could have been By Gillian G. Gaar Apple Jam isn’t your typical Beatles...
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Wrapping Up 2019

A year-end potpourri of records and books from the past year BY GILLIAN G. GAAR IT’S THE END OF another year, meaning it’s time for another year-end roundup, my chance to cover a potpourri of releases that came out in 2019:...
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Maggie Herron: All That Jazz

BY GILLIAN G. GAAR ONE OF THE PLACES I MOST like to visit in Waikiki is the hotel Halekulani, which translates to “House Befitting Heaven.” There’s nothing better than cocktail seating at House Without a Key, a restauran...
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Elvis, Hawaiian Style

In search of The King in Oahu, Hawaii BY GILLIAN G. GAAR ALOHA! THOUGH A SOUTHERN boy through and through, Elvis Presley also has a lot of connections with Hawaii. His first concerts in Honolulu were on November 9, 1957, and h...
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Out of Traction, Back in Action

Let’s preview some Record Store Day releases By Gillian G. Gaar As vinyl aficionados will know, April’s Record Store Day was postponed due to the pandemic. And as stores begin to open up over the coming months, RSD has ...
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It’s Dax-a-rific

Musician Danielle Dax is celebrated with a reissue of Dark Adapted Eye By Gillian G. Gaar In the days before people had blogs, they put together fanzines — Xeroxed publications painstakingly put together with text you banged ...
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Hendrix in (mostly) 1970

New releases, books and documentaries detail the guitarist’s life and career By Gillian G. Gaar 1970 was a busy year for Jimi Hendrix. On January 1, he played the second of a two night stand at the Fillmore East in New Yo...
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Attacking the Music Backlog

The record releases keep piling up during the lockdown By Gillian G. Gaar Since publication of RCN was suspended for a time, releases have really piled up at home. So this column will be devoted to attacking the backlog. Return...
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Another Side of Little Richard

After his 1950’s heyday, the rock pioneer enjoyed a varied and hit-filled career By Gillian G. Gaar Where do you go from up? That was the dilemma facing the post-1950s Little Richard. The flamboyant performer had become a...
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