Category Archives: Music

Movies Till Dawn: Biographies, Real and Imagined

“The Changin’ Times of Ike White” (2019, Kino Lorber) Daniel Vernon‘s documentary plays like a Bizarro World version of “Searching for Sugar Man,” with its focus hinged on the re-discovery of another tragically forgotten musical talent – here, it’s soul … Continue reading

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The Descendents Send Trump off of Twitter and out of our Lives

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Book Review: Peter And The Wolves by Adele Bertei

Residents of Cleveland in the 1970s produced some of the most memorable proto-punk music ever made, music so memorable we still talk about it today even though it was barely recorded and in its day, was almost totally unreleased. These … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Opening on a More Positive Note

“White Riot” (2019, Film Movement) Briskly paced and decidedly on-time documentary about the Rock Against Racism movement in the UK during the mid-1970s, with its focus divided evenly between the marquee names at various benefit concerts (the Clash, Steel Pulse, … Continue reading

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Make The Blues Clubs Rounds In Long Beach (Virtually) On NYE

Spend your NYE in Long Beach making the rounds of all the blues clubs, hearing all the hot local bands and with no need for Uber/Lyft or a limo as the Long Beach Blues Society presents a lockdown streamed concert … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Sleigh Bells Ring for the Saturday Morning Strange

“The Lake Michigan Monster” (2018, Arrow Films) A hapless sea captain (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, who also wrote and directed the film) and his equally inept crew take to the waters of Lake Michigan to destroy the creature that killed … Continue reading

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Looking Back — and Forward — with The Last’s ‘Look Again’ Album / Joe Nolte Interview

There was a time in the 1980s when Joe Nolte from The Last lived just a block away from my family in Redondo Beach, Calif. We lived on Steinhart Avenue and Nolte resided on Goodman Avenue in the north area … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Post-Prandial Palate Cleansers (2020 Edition)

“Dolly: The Ultimate Collection” (2020, Time Life) This staggering 19-disc set couldn’t be better timed, given the recent outpouring of affection for Dolly Parton, not for her financial support of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, but also for her long and celebrated … Continue reading

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CD Review: Neil Young – Archives Volume II

The run of material produced by Neil Young between 1973 and 76 represents one of the most eccentric, but deeply authentic creative periods ever captured in rock history. The music of Young’s that sits on either side of it chronologically … Continue reading

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Mellotron Mondays: Space Out With David Bowie

First released in 1979, “Space Oddity” was David Bowie’s first number 1 hit in the UK and the United States, and became one of the emblematic songs of his career. The main character, Major Tom, was revisited several times over … Continue reading

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