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Jonathan Cilia-Faro: Opera, Jazz, Don Most, It’s All Good Music

Even to the most rock/pop centric music fan, there is something about an operatic tenor’s voice that moves the spirit. Jonathan Cilia-Faro knows this well, going from a rough childhood to becoming one of the top selling artists in Europe … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Horses, Whales and Ghouls Edition)

“They Shoot Horses Don’t They?” (1969, Kino Lorber) A cross-section of desperate types take part in a Depression Era-dance marathon on the Santa Monica Pier, hoping to reverse their downturned fortunes with the prize money. Among them are hard-bitten would-be … Continue reading

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Reviewed: The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers – Live At The Fonda 2015 DVD

The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers Live at The Fonda Theater 2015 starts off where the Shine A Light film ended, from a theatrical standpoint.  It opens with a helicopter shot of North Hollywood CA, the exact place where this tour … Continue reading

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Stiff Little Fingers at The El Rey: Live Review And Photo Gallery

The sound of Stiff Little Fingers, forged in Northern Ireland at the height of that country’s Troubles, is an unmistakable rebuke to authority, and if some of the specific authorities mentioned in “Alternative Ulster” have changed face and name over … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concert: Kate Bush at Hammersmith Odeon 1979

Travel back in time with us to the pre-cable and VCR days when rock bands could only ever be briefly glimpsed on TV late on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show. … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Change Begins Within (DVD)

In 2009, a stellar group of musicians got together in support of The David Lynch Foundation, a charity primarily devoted to helping reduce the damaging effects of stress, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.  “There have to be dozens of these … Continue reading

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Reviewed: The Fender Newport Blue-Tooth Speaker

A few weeks ago, I received a package from Fender. A big, brown box. With Fender stamped on it. That in itself is a big deal to me. I love the Fender company, the products they make, the vibe, the … Continue reading

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Bland On The Run – Eric Clapton at The Fabulous Forum

Last night was the second of a four-night run by guitar god Eric Clapton in Los Angeles, probably to be the final time any of us see him live. Prior to setting up shop here in L.A., Clapton played recently … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “Who’s Crazy?” (1966)

A bus breaks down in a snowy stretch of Belgium, and its passengers – a group of mental hospital inmates – run free, eventually reaching a farmhouse where they cast off their uniforms and engage in free-wheeling approximations of society, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Concerts: The Screamers and Throbbing Gristle On Target Video

Travel back in time with us to the pre-cable and VCR days when rock bands could only ever be briefly glimpsed on TV on Friday nights, and if you were lucky, you might get to see a full show by … Continue reading

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