Cap and Gown and Getting Down

Cap and Gown and Getting Down

(May 16, 2019) It's time for the big walk this weekend and no, I'm not talking about the trip into the Pacific Ocean that I've got booked for sometime in the next...

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Meltdown Fest

(May 9, 2019) It's been a bad week, to be honest. My news-addicted mind experienced a mild apoplexy at two items I can't help but treat as related. The United Nations has released...

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Game of Tones

(May 2, 2019) Early on this week is a great time to catch great bands in the fringes of bigger genres. Noise punk, grindcore, psych rock and various other troubadours of the outré...

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In Bloom

(April 25, 2019) It's the last week of April. May Day is coming and with it comes the right time to watch what is maybe the greatest musical ever filmed, Robin Hardy...

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Don't Let it Burn

(April 18, 2019) I planned on writing something about the environment in this intro to fit the theme of this week's issue but, like many of you, I spent Monday watching the...

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Makin' Records

(April 11, 2019) It's that time of year again: The only smudge on the calendar when I will blemish my otherwise pure objection to the ugly forces of capitalism and grudgingly endorse a...

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April is the Coolest Month

(April 4, 2019) This week has a lot of jazz, a decent smattering of heavy metal and some festie-friendly electronic acts in the pipeline. Some big names are in the mix, as...

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Ship of Fools

(March 28, 2019) No intro this week. I'm too busy spending my time reading opinion pieces on Twitter and elsewhere explaining why the establishment heads in the Democratic Party hung all of...

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To an Oasis, Sprinkled by Stars Above

(March 21, 2019) Last week surf rock icon Dick Dale died. I saw him live twice and was deafened by his massive and beautiful sound both times. Unfortunately, I saw Mr. Dale's...

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Spring Reverb

(March 14, 2019) Spring's coming and along with it is St. Patrick's Day, the Vernal Equinox, Purim and the Worm Moon. Also a certain group of my friends — you know the ones...

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Soothsayin'

(March 6, 2019) There are many great shows this week. I know I say that a lot but I can assure you I always mean it. I am honest in sharing my...

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Anniversaries

(February 28, 2019) One of the promises I made at the end of December was to spend the coming year with less of a dense layer between myself and you the reader....

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Tell Me a Story

(February 21, 2019) This week's live treats mostly belong to the spectre of folk music. And that's OK, because folk music is a large umbrella whose shade covers quite a lot of ground....

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In and Out of Love

(February 14, 2019) I am tired and the delightful Les McCann reissue from 1966 I am listening to nonstop is putting me down at the coda of a long working day. So instead...

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The Cold Rain and Snow

(February 7, 2019) In ancient Greece, the Corybants were the dancing priest celebrants of the cult of the northern goddess Cybele. They were characterized by an armed and seemingly unchoreographed dance of wild...

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This Wheel's on Fire

(January 31, 2019) Local fuzzy Americana quartet Hollow Down began the year on the road with a plan to tour the United States in their beloved home and bus, bringing their vibrant live...

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