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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Concerts, sure. And Festivals? FOUR of ’em! Including L.A.’s version of SXSW (as it was in its early days); SUMMERGRASS in San Diego Co; and MORE – Sat, Aug 16, 2014

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TWO are in Southern Cal, and TWO are in Northern Cal, and we have info on all four.

√ The one in L.A. is the 4th annual “ECHO PARK RISING, ” is clearly asserting itself as L.A.’s once-a-year answer to the geographically compact Austin music scene, and it even has the feel of a mini SXSW. Of course that means what you’ll hear is quite broad-ranging, but inclusive of roots-Americana and acoustic singer-songwriter fare. It’s running Friday evening through Sunday, and it’s FREE. The LINEUP IS WITHIN!

√ Meanwhile in San Diego County: If you’re jonesin’ for some banjo? Head for the annual “SUMMERGRASS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, ” running Friday-Sunday. (Details below.)

√ In Northern Cal, Sat & Sun, Aug 16 & 17, there’s the annual “COTATI ACCORDION FESTIVAL.” (Details below.)

√ Also in Northern Cal, Saturday only, there’s the 18th Annual “CAJUN-ZYDECO MUSIC FESTIVAL” at Ardenwood Historic Farm, a top-notch venue in Fremont.

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PLUS, we have the full roundup of Saturday’s concerts, club gigs, the coffee house scene, and more. Jump right in!



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Sat & Sun, Aug 16 & 17,
FREE FESTIVAL,
in Echo Park (L.A.):
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4th Annual "ECHO PARK RISING" MUSIC FESTIVAL brings over 200 bands / live music acts; . The Saturday AND Sunday lineups are here. It’s vast, and it’s FREE, with a VIP ticket option available if you want to pay for a guaranteed seat at the hottest venues.
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The Guide characterizes this as “L.A.’s potential answer to the Austin music scene, and even has the feel of a mini SXSW. Of course that means what you’ll hear is quite broad-ranging, but inclusive of roots-Americana and acoustic singer-songwriter fare.”
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1) SATURDAY SCHEDULE & MUSIC VENUES (careful; they list their times BACKWARDS):
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Saturday: Events & performances are inside and outside MANY venues; the Main Taix Stage starts at 4 pm and has a 10 pm curfew; additional events throughout the neighborhood will go later. Here are the day’s schedules for each venue:
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ROOTS-AMERICANA is centered at the Echo Patio (a place with many stages, indoors and out, so ASK), 1822 W Sunset Bl, Echo Park 90026. The “Grand Ole Echo” weekly series presents this stage, Noon-9 pm. Here’s their SATURDAY schedule:
7:45pm – Ivory Deville
7:00pm – Ocha La Rocha
6:15pm – Fairbanks
5:30pm – Pearl Charles Band
4:45pm – Brian Whelan
4:00pm – Band of Strangers
3:15pm – Ranger
2:30pm – Ben Redell Band
1:45pm – For the Kings
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STORIES – a folk-friendly venue, with storytelling. SATURDAY schedule:
7pm –An evening w/ David Yow; art opening & book signing for Copy Cats
Mandy Kahn
Gabe Durham
Chelsea Bayouth
AlexUstach
Tonya Ingram
Brian Brown
Jenna Brister
Masa of Echo Park
3pm & 4pm (10 minutes) –Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater Presents: Will and Fred’s Excellent Metamorphosis! Follow the adventures of two Monarch Butterflies named Will and Fred as they travel through time and space to tell you about their excellent metamorphosis.
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TAIX Main Stage. SATURDAY schedule:
9pm – Peanut Butter Wolf
8pm – Myron & E
7:10pm – Gavin Turek
6:10pm – Mexico 68
5:20pm – Sex Stains
4:30pm – Doja Cat
3:40pm – Plague Vendor
2:50pm – Gothic Tropic
2pm – Meat Bodies
1:10pm – Quitapenas
12:20pm – Dirt Dress
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TAIX Champagne Room – Presented by BUZZBANDS.LA. SATURDAY schedule:
11pm – Tapioca and the Flea
10pm – The Dead Ships
9pm – Banta
8pm – Monogem
7pm – Washing Machines
6pm -Howls
5pm – Dreamland
4pm – Wartime Recitals
3pm – Pisces
2pm – Cinderella Motel
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Echoplex. SATURDAY schedule:
7:55pm – togetherPangea
7pm – Babies On Acid
6:10pm – Audacity
5:20pm – Thee Rain Cats
4:30pm – Aaron Embry
3:40pm – Leslie Stevens
2:50pm – The Moth & The Flame
2pm – Stag
1:10pm – Strange Babes
12:20pm – Sinner Sinners
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The Echo. SATURDAY schedule:
8pm – Morgan Delt
6:50pm – Habits
6pm – Flaamingos
5:10pm – Babes
4:20pm – Isaac Rother
3:30pm – Feels
2:40pm – Lawrence Rothman
1:50pm – Cheers Elephant
1:10pm – Line & Circle
12:20pm – LA Girlfriend
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Echoplex Patio. SATURDAY schedule:
Hosts HIT & RUN on-site silk screening for festival t-shirts, 2 pm–9 pm
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IAM8BIT Gallery – Presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon. SATURDAY schedule:
Offering PBR x DoLA x EPR 5:30pm – 11pm
10pm – The Shrine
9:20pm – Obliterations
8:25pm – Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel
7:35pm – Death Valley Girls
6:55pm – The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs
6:10pm – The Groms
5:30pm – The Hard R
4:10pm – Very Be Careful (Folk-friendly)
3:20pm – Skapeche Mode
2:30pm – SkaDonna
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Methodist Church. SATURDAY schedule:
8:20pm – A House For Lions
7:20pm – Girlpool
6:20pm – Ampersand
5:20pm – Wild Awake
4:20pm – John Wahl & The Amadans
3:20pm – Sykora
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Origami Vinyl. SATURDAY schedule:
6:50pm – Mynabirds
6pm – Bouquet
5:10pm – Omid Wallzadeh
4:20pm – Tashaki Miyaki
3:30pm – Island Boy
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Ballard’s Artwork Framing. SATURDAY schedule:
11pm –Judson McKinney
10pm –Aaron Ballard
9pm –Salt Petal
8pm –Le Cos
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Little Joy. SATURDAY schedule:
8:20pm – The Blank Tapes
7:20pm – Trapsps
6:20pm – Adult Books
5:20pm – Terry Malts
4:30pm – Drinking Flowers
3:40pm – Pastilla
2:50pm – Wide Streets
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Lot 1 Café. SATURDAY schedule:
11:30pm - Mars and the Massacre
10:30pm – Ballerina Black
9:30pm – Wild Pack of Canaries
8:30pm – Feral Kizzy
7:30pm – Panthar
6:30pm – Terminal A
5:30pm – Sunshine Mind
:30pm – Creeps
3:45pm – BCGs
3pm – Gun/Her
2:15pm – Arms That Work
1:30pm – The Pristines
12:45pm – Street Joy
12pm – Lucy & La Mer
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Pilates & Arts. SATURDAY schedule:
6:20pm – Big Harp
5:20pm – Novi Split
4:30pm – Girlpool
3:40pm – Brown And Blue
2:50pm – Moons Of Mars
2pm – CMG + We Are The Night
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Whole Body Method (Pilates Studio). SATURDAY schedule:
7:30pm –8:30pm Community Drum Circle
2pm –8:30pm TBD
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Echoes Under Sunset. SATURDAY schedule:
12am – Comedy w/ Erin Lampart, Allen Strickland Williams and more; Hosted by Andy Haynes
9pm – Comedy w/ Karen Kilgariff, Ian Karmel, Matt Dwyer, Richard Bain, James Fritz, Megan Koester, Jeff Waltenhofer, Pat Regan; Hosted by Logan Guntzelman
7:20pm – Quintapas
6:20pm – Noah Litt
5:20pm – Hobart W. Fink
4:30pm – Pincushion
3:40pm – Dark Furs
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Lolipop Records. SATURDAY schedule:
11pm –special guest
10:10pm –Cobalt Cranes
9:20pm –Tropical Popsicle
8:30pm –Levitation Room
7:40pm –Butt Club
6:50pm –Los Craters
6pm –Your Ugly Sister
5:10pm –Old Testament
4:20pm –Michael Rey & The Woebegones
3:30pm –The Squids
2:40pm –Billy Changer
1:50pm –Future Graves
1pm –Hover III
12:10pm –Gabbi Green
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Neighborhood Salon. SATURDAY schedule:
10:30pm – Opus Orange
9:15 – KingWhislter
8pm – Angelou
6:45pm – Psychic Love
5:30pm – Fulkerson & Clarke (acoustic)
4:30pm – Comedy w/ Diana Dinerman, Aurora Simcovich, Ijeoma Nwadiwe
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Short Stop. SATURDAY schedule:
Presents “Blazin’ 45s” record spins by:
DJ Danny Holloway (Ximeno Records)
Jon Sweaterfunk (Sweaterfunk Crew)
E da Boss (Myron & E, Stonesthrow Records)
House Shoes (Street Corner Music)
Destroyer (Umoja HiFi crew and Ximeno Records)
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XOIA Beer Garden. SATURDAY schedule:
Presented by Golden Road.
8pm –10pm Paul V
6pm –8pm Marko / Downtown News
4pm –6pm 4th Annual Steely Dan Happy Hour
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El Centro Del Pueblo. SATURDAY schedule:
Presented by The World Dodgeball Society (WDS)
CP3
The Mo Odds
Gangplans
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2) SUNDAY SCHEDULE & MUSIC VENUES (careful; they list their times BACKWARDS):
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Sunday: there is no Main Stage at Taix, BUT, live music and activities are inside and outside MANY venues, running noon to 10 pm. Here are SUNDAY’s schedules for each venue.
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ROOTS-AMERICANA is centered at the Echo Patio (a place with many stages, indoors and out, so ASK), 1822 W Sunset Bl, Echo Park 90026. The “Grand Ole Echo” weekly series presents this stage, Noon-9 pm. Here’s their SUNDAY schedule (chronologically):
1 pm Kathleen Grace (truly, truly wonderful, a widely-traveled artist with real star power)
1:45 pm Goldstar
2:30 pm The Coals (real folk-americana)
3:15 pm Austin McCutchin
4 pm Sara Petite (big ob the San Diego roots music scene)
4:45 pm The Far West (talented and fun)
5:30 pm Cal King
6:15 pm JD Bender
7 pm Jackson Tanner
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STORIES – a folk-friendly venue, with storytelling. SUNDAY schedule:
6:30pm –Punk Rock Hostage Press
5:30pm –Bruce Duff reading from “The Smell of Death”
Dave Ross
Nika Harper
Brandon Jordan Brown
Chelsea Bayouth
AlexUstach
Tonya Ingram
Brandon Jordan Brown
Anna Seregina
12pm –Kids pop up art class Presented by WEE SEE HUE
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Echoplex. SUNDAY schedule:
9pm - Bonfire Beach
8:15pm - Gateway Drugs
7:30pm - Dead Dawn
6:45pm –Green Gerry
5:45pm - Silver Hands
4:45pm - The Record Company
4pm - Rainbow Jackson
3:15pm - LA Font
2:30pm - Kiven
1:45pm - QunQ
1pm –Signal City
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The Echo. SUNDAY schedule:
Lolipop vs. Burger Battle of the Bands
Beach Day
Crisis Arm
Airs
Amanda X
9:30pm - 12am Part Time Punks
8:40pm - Froth
7:50pm - Girl Tears
7pm - Empty Frames
6:10pm - The Buttertones
5:20pm - Darklands
4:30pm - Kim & The Created
3:40pm - Gateway Drugs
2:50pm –Dante Elephante
2pm - June Holiday
12:30 –2pm –Bloody Mary Bar
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Origami Vinyl. SUNDAY schedule:
TBD
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Little Joy. SUNDAY schedule:
Presented by FEVER, Party Chambers and LA Record
10:30pm - Fresh and Onlys
9:45pm - Bouquet
9pm - Devon Willaims
8:15pm - Nedelle Torrisi
7:30pm - LA Takedown
6:45pm - Bloody Death Skull
6pm - Susan
5:15pm –Zero Dezire
4:30pm - Ya Ba
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Lot 1. SUNDAY schedule:
11:30pm - Batwings Catwings
10:30pm - Bastidas!
9:30pm - Bodegas
8:30pm - Nacosta
7:30pm - Vs Colour
6:30pm - Barrows
5:30pm - Alex& The Constellation
4:30pm –The Radioactive Chicken Heads
3:45pm –Captions
3pm - Draag
2:15pm - Dead Bedouin
1:30pm –Maxie Dean
12:45pm - Private Island
12pm - Maesa Pullman
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Neighborhood Salon. SUNDAY schedule:
9:30pm - Mondo Deco
8:15 - Fulkerson & Clarke
7pm –Alto
5:45pm - The Trifles
4:30pm –JPO
3:15pm - Cassandra Violet
2:00 –TBA
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Masa of Echo Park. SUNDAY schedule:
2pm (25 minutes) - The Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents and Echo Park Rising Extravaganza. Complimentary cookies for all kids attending!
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Projector Projects. SUNDAY schedule:
8pm - Steve Roden (sound)
7pm - White Sun Sutra, Patrick Shiroishi and Nisa Karnsomport
5pm - Jorge Espinosa (sound)
3pm –and yet, it moves (video), Vivian Sming
12pm –Character Design, Ariel Alter (animation)
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826LA. SUNDAY schedule:
7pm –Comedy w/ Steve Agee, Matt Braunger, Sean O’Connor, Emily Heller, Chris Garcia, Sean Keane, Jake Weisman, Clare O’Kane; Hosted by Matt Ingebretson
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Short Stop. SUNDAY schedule:
Super Soul Sunday
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El Centro Del Pueblo. SUNDAY schedule:
Presented by Golden Glue Management + Subsuelo
3pm –Echo Park Rising 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
6:10pm –Subsuelo DJs (DJ Ethos, Canyonazo, DJ Gozar, DJ Gazoo Olmedo)
5:35pm –Cuicani (Latin Tropical Reggae)
5pm –King Selector PMA
4:25pm –De’Anza (Latin Alt / Urban Folk)
3:10pm –Cumbia Machin (Electro Cumbia Dub)
2:35pm –Mike Styles (Beats of All Nations)
2pm –David Dvine
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3) MORE INFO…
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Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood event in its 4th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue and Echo Park Avenue and beyond.
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Street parking is available in Echo Park. Metered parking lots are located on Logan Ave and Lemoyne Ave. Carpool, ride a bike, take public transportation, and never drive drunk.
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Go in and out of the venues. It is encouraged. If a venue reaches capacity you’ll find a line and people will get in as others leave.
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All-Ages event, though certain areas are 21+ (usually where alcohol is served). They have activities for all ages.
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Lots of food purveyors to choose from, including a few food trucks in a designated area. There are several full service bars within the venues.
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The event is presented by The Echo, Bedrock, DoLA, Taix, Golden Road Brewing, and SESAC.
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Much of the ROOTS AMERICANA MUSIC will happen at the Echo, 1822 W Sunset Bl., beginning at 4 pm. It’s All ages. The Grand Ole Echo is proud to present a full weekend of the best and brightest of the Roots scene. They tell us, “We will be blasting music all day, cooking Cajun food (thanks to Bedrock LA) and bringing Echo Park a musical experience it won't soon forget.”
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VIP tix are available at individual venues, or buy a 3 Day Pass for $25 - $30. VIP tickets include some perks like easy access to the main venues, special bar, and a tote full of goodies. $25 VIP tix available at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/648809?utm_medium=461230
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Pets are NOT allowed in any venue. They say, “Trust us, your pet does not want to be surrounded by thousands of people with loud music going on.”
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Video/audio recording equipment and professional photography gear are all prohibited inside the venues.
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More info is at their site:
http://epr.la/


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Fri-Sun, Aug 15-17,
FESTIVAL,
in N San Diego Co:
Annual “SUMMERGRASS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL” with performances SATURDAY by PRAIRIE SKY, BLUEGRASS ETC., MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER, VIRTUAL STRANGERS, DELLA MAE, FRONT COUNTRY, SPECIAL CONSENSUS, and SUNDAY by SWEET TIDINGS GOSPEL JAM, JOHN & MOLLY, SONORAN DOGS, FRONT COUNTRY, RUSTY GAIT, MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Av, Vista 92083; 858-679-4854.
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Runs Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 9 am-5 pm.


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Sat, Aug 16,
FESTIVAL,
in Northern Cal:
10 am-7 pm 18th Annual “CAJUN-ZYDECO MUSIC FESTIVAL” at Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Bl, Fremont CA 94555; 510-796-0663.
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Ardenwood is a delightful festival site. Bring the family for a day filled with the best Cajun / Zydeco music, dancing and delicious Southern and Cajun food. Visit the farm animals, shop specialty vendors and join some dance lessons. The 18th annual Festival features national and local bands.
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Tickets at 888-Ebparks (1-888-327-2757, option 2). $20 per Adult (16+ years) $5 per Child (4-15 years).
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Complete info at:
http://events.sfgate.com/fremont_ca/events/show/370268171-18th-annual-cajun-zydeco-music-festival


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Sat & Sun, Aug 16 & 17,
FESTIVAL,
in Northern Cal:
Annual “COTATI ACCORDION FESTIVAL” is all about the best players doing impressive and delightful things with the squeezebox in the Central Valley town of Cotaxi, CA. Complete info at www.cotatifest.com



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Sat, Aug 16, in Altadena:
3 pm AMY SARA plays a matinee at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena. Phone for reservations, 626-798-6236.
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AMY SARA is a young singer making her debut at The Coffee Gallery Backstage as part of the talented youth program. She will sing creative covers and original songs backed by musicians from American Idol and The Voice. She has already been recognized for her voice and charm and the back up musicians are TV tested.
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A special $10 admission is being placed to encourage all to come and bring other young talent.

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Sat, Aug 16, in SFV (Sherman Oaks):
3 pm “NORTHERN L.A. CHANTEY SING” at the Robin Hood British Pub, 13640 Burbank Bl, Sherman Oaks 91401; 818-994-6045.
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Go inland and stretch vour vocal sea legs.

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Sat, Aug 16, in Lakewood:
6:30 pm Weekly “BLUEGRASS CONCERT” with various bands at Me N Eds Pizza Parlor, 4115 Paramount Bl, Lakewood 90712; 562-421-8908.

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Sat, Aug 16, in Altadena:
7 pm JIM KWESKIN & JULI CROCKETT play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena. Phone for reservations, 626-798-6236.
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Jim Kweskin is probably best known as the key figure in the ’60s jug band revival, a singer and bandleader. But he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complexchords of pop and jazz. Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band was the original "Americana" band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. Kweskin has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and traditional jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist.
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Alabama-born Juli Crockett is a bona fide Renaissance woman: singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, undefeated professional boxer and amateur champion, ordained minister, Doctor of Philosophy, and leader of the alt-country/Avant Americana genre-defying band The Evangenitals, as well as the Crockett Sisters. (They’re the same band –you choose which name you prefer)
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The teaming of Jim Kweskin and Juli Crockett is the happy collision of classic and contemporary Americana music. Together, Kweskin and Crockett performances are celebrations of virtuoso musicianship seasoned with humor and exuberance.
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Joined by super mandolin player Daniel Mark (Dustbowl Revival) and wildly imaginative bassist Joey Maramba (Rickie Lee Jones, John Cale), Jim and Juli have a great time singing both old jazzy, folky favorites mixed in with Juli's original (and occasionally irreverent) compositions. Take a wild ride through history and into the future of folk with Kweskin and Crockett.
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Tix, $22.50.

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Sat, Aug 16, in SFV (Burbank):
7-9:30 pm HARRIETT SCHOCK plus SABRINA & CRAIG play “Theta Sound Studio Live” series in
Burbank. Directions given with reservations, at RSVP by e-mail to rmt@thetasound.com or call 818-955-5888.
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Randall Michael Tobin in conjunction with Concerts In Your Home presents “Theta Sound Studio LIVE!” — A chance to see amazing artists before they become the hottest ticket in town. Artistsm are hand-picked by award-winning music producer Randall Michael Tobin just for this series.
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Seating in the main room is limited to 22 guests. But there are a few spots available in the control room where you can watch, listen, and see Randall Michael Tobin work his magic at the mixing console.
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Parking is free and refreshments served during intermission. More at www.thetasound.com
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Price: $10 (show only); $20 (show + 2 CDs, one from each featured act); $30 (per couple, for the show + the 2 CDs.)

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Sat, Aug 16, in La Mirada:
7 pm “PORCH THERAPY” MUSIC & POETRY CIRCLE at the “Home of Stella” in La Mirada. Call or email for directions: 323-353-0156 or stellacruz707@hotmail.com

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Sat, Aug 16, in Palmdale:
7-9 pm “WEEKLY ACOUSTIC CONCERT” at Butlers Coffee, 40125 10th St West, Suite I, Palmdale.
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FREE show, but there is a 1-item (food or beverage) purchase minimum.

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Sat, Aug 16, in OC (Anaheim):
7:30 pm BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN, the award-winning acoustic roots / nu-folk duo of STEPHANIE BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN, plus AIREENE ESPIRITU, play “The Living Tradition” concert series at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim 92805; 714-955-3807.
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Bettman & Halpin's set is a heady mix of joyous, original acoustic folk music with bluegrass, blues and jazz strains. Bettman is an award-winning songwriter who has been compared to Emmylou Harris and Allison Krauss, and Halpin has opened for greats: Merle Haggard and The Steve Miller Band. Together, they are the frontline of modern Americana.
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Stephanie Bettman is an accomplished writer, singer, and fiddler: her lyrics are infused with wit and wisdom, poetry and insight. Vocally she draws comparison to the soaring soprano of Joan Baez and the plaintive emotion of Emmylou Harris. Meanwhile, her fiddling, which combines elements of bluegrass and jazz, is filled with influences from such masters as Stephane Grappelli, Byron Berline and Johnny Gimble. A former actress and trapeze artist, Ms Bettman is at ease in front of an audience and creates intimacy with her crowd no matter the size.
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Luke Halpin is a renowned multi-instrumentalist. A master of the guitar and the mandolin, impressive on fiddle, banjo, and adept at nearly anything he picks up. Halpin draws inspiration from the likes of Sam Bush, Mark O’Connor and Tony Rice and holds his own in comparison. A dynamic and sensitive vocalist himself, the harmony blend he and Ms Bettman achieve is chilling and at times simply transcendent. Halpin has a long history in the music biz, having shared the stage with the likes of Merle Haggard, Lone Star and The Steve Miller Band (to name a few). His quirky sense of humor is a perfect foil to Stephanie’s dry witty presence.
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As a duo, they have been a featured act at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS along with musical heroes Byron Berline, Michael Martin Murphy w/ Pat Flynn, and Tommy Emmanuel. Their music creates a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound far greater than the sum of its parts: taking the listener from up-tempo down home fiddlin’, to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics that will stick with you long after the concert is over. Touring together since 2008, Bettman & Halpin have been recognized in various Regional and National competitions, including:
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Grand Prize Winners in the So Cal Live Acoustic Music Competition Winners in Southern California’s Topanga Banjo /Fiddle Contest Music Connection’s Top 25 New Music Critiques Their 2 CDs have received national and international radio play along with critical acclaim, both reaching the top 10 on the National Folk DJ chart.
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“Just as (Emmylou) Harris made her mark, Bettman is surely going to make hers…” -Today’s Country
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…A platform for Bettman’s emotive, Joan Baez-inspired vocals, as well as her award-winning fiddle playing, and Halpin’s head-spinning mandolin and guitar picking, and his velvety, close harmonies… - Music News Nashville
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Reservations / tix, contact Gary at concerts@thelivingtradition.org or 714-955-3807.

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Sat, Aug 16, in Arcadia:
7:30 pm Annual Blues “LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION FUNDRAISER, ” with THE BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND and various special performing guest musicians, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia. Advance tix save you money, at http://arcadiabluesclub.ticketleap.com/

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Sat, Aug 16, in Santa Clarita (Newhall):
7:30 pm GRATEFUL DUDES play their weekly bluegrass show at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24500 Lyons Av, Newhall 91350. Take the Lyons Av Exit of I-5 and it’s just below the Fwy in a big shopping center down a sharply dropping hill.

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Sat, Aug 16, in SFV (Granada Hills):
7:30-11 pm SONGMAKERS monthly “ONION BAGEL OPEN STAGE & JAM” at Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St, Granada Hills 91344.

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Sat, Aug 16, in Pasadena:
8 pm PETER FELDMANN & THE VERY LONESOME BOYS bring their award-winning bluegrass to the Pasadena (formerly Cal Tech) Folk Music Society series in Beckman Institute Auditorium (“Little Beckman) on the California Institute of Technology campus in Pasadena 91106; 626-395-4652.
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Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys perform their style of bluegrass and old time music at Caltech. There is a fine article in Friday’s Pasadena Star News about the show at http://webmail.earthlink.net/wam/msg.jsp?msgid=9504&folder=INBOX&isSeen=false&x=67363334.
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Our friends at the Pasadena Folk Music Society sent us a bunch of video links with comments. These follow.
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Listen to Peter and the Boys do Lester Flatt's and Earl Scruggs' I'll Go Steppin' Too at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG0lD3rDQkI with David West on lead vocals and guitar.
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Peter Feldmann is a fantastic mandolin player, as you'll hear at this show, but you can get a taste of his banjo and guitar skills, along with his ability to capture the vocal feel of a traditional song, on his versions of Billy the Kid- https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=fpt0HAb3HH0&list=UUCPsbD23J76uYRtyrX0EaWA and Ground Hog- https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=F26Crq5lH6E.
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These last 2 songs are done in a very informal manner, but they illustrate how well he interprets American traditional music. Add in Tom Lee on upright bass, and Ray Bierl on fiddle, and you've got loads of talent. We repeat the link to their version of Lonesome Moonlight Waltz, https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=8NOTUeeL_8I&list=UUCPsbD23J76uYRtyrX0EaWA.
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Park free in either lot at the end of Michigan Av, S off Del Mar.
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Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. Tickets available at the door. More on their web site at http://folkmusic.caltech.edu.

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Sat, Aug 16, in San Pedro:
8 pm DOUG MacLEOD & DENNY CROY bring wonderful traditional acoustic blues to Alva’s Showroom, 1417 West 8th St, San Pedro 90732; 310-519 1314.

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Sat, Aug 16, in Culver City:
8 pm MILK DRIVE JAZZGRASS plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; 310-398-2583.

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Sat, Aug 16, in Oak Park:
8 pm VENICE plays “Russ and Julie’s House Concerts” series in Oak Park, in the Agoura Hills / Westlake Village area. Reservations get directions at 818-707-2179 or rsvp@houseconcerts.us

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Sat, Aug 16, in N Santa Barbara Co:
8 pm MAIA SHARP plays the “Frogstop House Concert” series at 1210 White Sands Dr, San Marcos 92078. (We have no contact info.)

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Sat, Aug 16, in SFV (Studio City):
8 pm BERNIE PEARL, L.A.-based award-winning bluesman, plays an all-acoustic solo set at the Jumpcut Café, 13203 Ventura Bl, Studio City 91604; 818-986-2233.
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It’s a 30-minute solo acoustic performance, rare for Bernie, so be there early. Other acts go on starting at 6 pm. Food and non-alcoholic beverages available (support the venue). All ages , no cover.
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The “Blues Blast Music Awards” in in Champaign, IL on October 23, will feature a performance by BERNIWE PEARL and BARBARA MORRISON. You can vote to determine who receives the awards. Voting is now underway, online. Winners will be announced at the Awards show. Bernie says, “With a month of voting left, I've been very encouraged by the support we're seeing. But we still need your vote. Please vote now for ‘Take Your Time,’ [Bernie’s latest CD] for ‘Best Acoustic Blues Album’.”.’
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Voting is by e-mail address rather than name. In theory, the more addresses you have, the more votes you can cast, but we won’t encourage ballot-box stuffing (though you can bet some artists will). Voting continues until September 15. Once you have voted on the website, you will be sent a message to confirm your address. Don't forget this step, lest your vote not be counted.
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Sat, Aug 16, in MacArthur Park (L.A.):
8 pm “BEATLES 50th RETROSPECTIVE” performed by the OMEGA STRING QUARTET is a FREE outdoor show at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230.
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Celebrate 50 years of the Beatles in the U.S. this week at Levitt Los Angeles with a unique Beatles Retrospective featuring the Omega String Quartet, the same outstanding group that brought the largest show in the history of Levitt: “Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Retrospective -2013;” the psychedelic light show by the ’60s group Single Wing Turquoise Bird.
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That same historic light show that was behind Pink Floyd, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and other top acts, and it will highlight this performance. Free.

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Sat, Aug 16, in Burbank:
8 pm COW BOP plays Cody’s Viva Cantina, 900 W Riverside Dr, Burbank; 818-845-2425; www.vivacantina.com
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This is a festival favorite outfit, and the band’s leader, BRUCE FORMAN, says, “…get in some cow-licks with the wildest bunch of swing herders, tune wranglers and genre-busters around...before we we go underground with our cowvert boperations...and out of summer-mode!”
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Sat, Aug 16, in Pasadena:
8 pm RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA plays a FREE outdoor show at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230.

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Sat, Aug 16, in Silverlake (L.A.):
8 pm Monthly “SONGWRITER'S SQUARE” at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Café, 2106 Hyperion Av, L.A.

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Sat, Aug 16, in SFV (Chatsworth):
8 pm JIMI NELSON plays the second of two nights at the Cowboy Palace Saloon in Chatsworth. No cover. Go early for the free dance lessons at L.A.’s last real honky tonk.

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Sat, Aug 16, in Murrieta:
9 pm THE HUMBLE HOOLIGANS bring Irish music to the Shamrock Irish Pub and Eatery, 39252 Winchester Rd, Ste 145, Murrieta 92592; 951-696-5252; www.theshamrockirishpubandeatery.com

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Sat, Aug 16, in Burbank:
10 pm Martini presents THE ROCKETZ, GINO & THE LONE GUNMEN at Cody’s Viva Cantina, 900 W Riverside Dr, Burbank; 818-845-2425; www.vivacantina.com
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The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS & REVIEWS and word of current and upcoming CDs and events, plus views of interest to artists everywhere, more specifically to musicians and the creative community, and music makers and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music, both traditional and innovative. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues, and schedules of performances in Southern California venues large and small. We cover workshops and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kids o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to proto blues.
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Friday, August 15, 2014

It’s a FUN FESTIVAL WEEKEND, as L.A.’s version of SXSW (as it was in its early days) returns – Fri, Aug 15, 2014


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♪ THIS WEEKEND brings multiple music festivals. One is clearly asserting itself as L.A.’s potential answer to the Austin music scene, and even has the feel of a mini SXSW. Of course that means what you’ll hear is quite broad-ranging, but inclusive of roots-Americana and acoustic singer-songwriter fare. It’s “ECHO PARK RISING,” running Friday evening through Sunday, and it’s FREE.

Details within of the following festivals, PLUS tonight’s concerts, club gigs, the coffee house scene, and more!

. √ 4th Annual “ECHO PARK RISING” is tonight through Sunday in L.A.’s music-venue-dense Echo Park neighborhood. (FRIDAY’S LINEUP IS WITHIN; MORE COMING IN THE MORNING)

. √ Annual “SUMMERGRASS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL” is Frday-Sunday in N San Diego Co.

. √ Annual “FIG AT 7th DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL” runs several Fridays at Fig at 7th Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Tonight is a world music outfit, FOOL’S GOLD.

Plus, the concerts! Let’s get started!


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Sat & Sun, Aug 16 & 17,
FREE FESTIVAL,
in Echo Park (L.A.):
4th Annual "ECHO PARK RISING" MUSIC FESTIVAL brings over 200 bands / live music acts; . Friday’s lineup is here; more coming in the morning. It’s vast, and it’s FREE, with a VIP ticket option available if you want to pay for a guaranteed seat at the hottest venues.
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The Guide characterizes this as “L.A.’s potential answer to the Austin music scene, and even has the feel of a mini SXSW. Of course that means what you’ll hear is quite broad-ranging, but inclusive of roots-Americana and acoustic singer-songwriter fare. It’s ‘ECHO PARK RISING,’ running Friday evening through Sunday, and it’s FREE.”
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FRIDAY SCHEDULE & MUSIC VENUES (they list their times BACKWARDS):
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TAIX Main Stage
9pm – Allah-Las 8pm – Woods 7:10pm – Cherry Glazerr 6:20pm – Crystal Skulls 5:20pm – Santoros 4:30pm – Corners
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TAIX Champagne Room – Presented by SESAC
1am – Spazzkid 12am – J Litt 11pm – Dub Thompson 10pm – Roses 9pm – The Ten Thousand 8pm – Oddience 7pm – Kera & The Lesbians 6pm – The Echo & The Sound
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TAIX Bordeaux Room
Primo Happy Hour (VIP Only) 6pm – 11pm Pacific Dimensions & 4th Annual Steely Dan Happy Hour
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Echoplex
12am – Goldlink 10:50pm – De Lux 9:50pm – Mystery Skulls 9:30pm – matthewdavid 8:40pm – Spazzkid 7:50pm – Liphemra 7pm – Tower 6:10pm – Doja Cat 5:20pm – Evan Mellows
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The Echo
11:50pm – Dante Vs Zombies 10:50pm – Kevin Morby 10pm – Avid Dancer 9:10pm – Thumpers 8:20pm – Skygreen Leopards 7:20pm – Froth 6:30pm – Colleen Green 5:40pm – Dream Boys 4:50pm – Vision
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Echoplex Patio
6pm – 12am – Ricky Vision DJs
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Methodist Church
9:20pm – Yoya 8:20pm – Matt Kivel 7:30pm – Veronica Bianqui 6:40pm – Paul Bergmann 5:50pm – Banta 5pm – Tramp For The Lord
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Origami Vinyl
4:30pm – Tennis System 5:20pm – Archer Black 6:10pm – Luther Russell 7pm – Vug Arakas 7:50pm – TBA
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Ballard’s Artwork Framing
8pm – Sarah Pigion 9pm – Nobel 10pm – Moon Dollar 11pm – Jamie Drake
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IAM8BIT Gallery
9:45pm – Michna 9pm – Shigeto 8pm – Lusine 7pm – Heathered Pearls
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Echoes Under Sunset
9:45pm – Mexico 68 8:30pm – Cutty Flam 7:40pm – TBA 6:50pm – Miles Tackett 6pm – TBA
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Lot 1 Cafe
11:30pm – Seasons 10:30pm – Virginia Reed 9:30pm – Garate 8:30pm – Iris 7:30pm – TÜLIPS 6:30pm – What Hands are For 5:30pm – Mateo Katsu 1:00pm – Chiptune Afternoon with 1000 Needles, Wizwars, Space Town, Meishi Smile, Trash80, EvilWezil, Space Boyfriend
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Little Joy
2pm – Special Edition of Innovative Leisure’s LUNCH BEERS presented by DoLA & Goose Island Beer Co
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826LA
Comedy with Dave Ross ft. Cory Loykasek, Barbara Gray, Kate Berlant, Baron Vaughn, Sean Patton, Maria Bamford, Dana Gould; hosted by James Austin Johnson
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XOIA Beer Garden –Presented by Golden Road
8pm –Pacific Dimensions
5pm –Caribbtion
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Stories
9pm –LOUD Storytelling hosted by Scott Schultz
7pm –Irregular Win Tasting
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Projector Projects
12am –DJ Pat Fee (dance party)
11pm –DJ Bastian Realm
10pm –Fat Jasmine
9pm –1ers
8pm –Ginger Snapz
7pm –Street Buddy
6pm –MRK
5pm –The Fall of Me
4pm –War Machine
12pm –mark verabioff abled woman train wreck hard fuck hair la, Mark Verabioff, video
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Whole Body Method (Pilates Studio)
8:30pm –Vimana
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826LA
Comedy w/ Dave Ross ft. Cory Loykasek, Barbara Gray, Kate Berlant, Baron Vaughn, Sean Patton, Maria Bamford, Dana Gould; Hosted by James Austin Johnson
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VIP tix are available at individual venues, or buy a 3 Day Pass for $25 - $30. VIP tickets include some perks like easy access to the main venues, special bar, and a tote full of goodies. $25 VIP tix available at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/648809?utm_medium=461230
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Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood event in its 4th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue and Echo Park Avenue and beyond.
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Friday & Saturday: Events in many venues; the Main Taix Stage starts at 4 pm and has a 10 pm curfew; additional events throughout the neighborhood will go later.
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Sunday: NO Main Stage at Taix; live music and activities inside many venues run noon –10 pm.
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Street parking is available in Echo Park. Metered parking lots are located on Logan Ave and Lemoyne Ave. Carpool, ride a bike, take public transportation, and never drive drunk.
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Go in and out of the venues. It is encouraged. If a venue reaches capacity you’ll find a line and people will get in as others leave.
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All-Ages event, though certain areas are 21+ (usually where alcohol is served). They have activities for all ages.
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Lots of food purveyors to choose from, including a few food trucks in a designated area. There are several full service bars within the venues.
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The event is presented by The Echo, Bedrock, DoLA, Taix, Golden Road Brewing, and SESAC.
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Much of the ROOTS AMERICANA MUSIC will happen at the Echo, 1822 W Sunset Bl., beginning at 4 pm. It’s All ages. The Grand Ole Echo is proud to present a full weekend of the best and brightest of the Roots scene. They tell us, “We will be blasting music all day, cooking Cajun food (thanks to Bedrock LA) and bringing Echo Park a musical experience it won't soon forget.”
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Pets are NOT allowed in any venue. They say, “Trust us, your pet does not want to be surrounded by thousands of people with loud music going on.”
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Video/audio recording equipment and professional photography gear are all prohibited inside the venues.
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Full event info:
http://epr.la/
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CHECK THE GUIDE SATURDAY MORNING FOR THE REST OF THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE.


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Fri-Sun, Aug 15-17,
FESTIVAL,
in N San Diego Co:
3-10 pm (Friday sched) Annual “SUMMERGRASS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL” with performances by FRONT COUNTRY, SPECIAL CONSENSUS, SHIRTHOUSE BLUEGRASS BAND, BLUEGRASS ETC, and DELLA MAE, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Av, Vista 92083; 858-679-4854.


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Fri, Aug 15,
FREE FESTIVAL,
in downtown L.A.:
4-10 pm Annual “FIG AT 7th DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL” runs several Fridays at FIG at 7th Plaza, 735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles 90017.
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This festival is in a “premier shopping and dining destination” with free outdoor concerts featuring performances by leading pop, rock, jazz, soul and alternative artists.
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FOOL’S GOLD is tonight’s headliner. And they epitomize why we hardly ever list “world music.” Within their genre, they are quite respected. But exactly what is that genre? Read on. Their major influence is South African, Ethiopian and Eritrean music, while lead singer Luke Top, who was born and raised in Israel, sings in Hebrew. Fool’s Gold is an Afro-pop band which formed in Los Angeles in 2006. The band rotates around Luke Top (real name Nativ Top) and Lewis Pesacov and also enlists friends and colleagues that include members of the bands Foreign Born and Glasser, former members of We Are Scientists, The Fall and a variety of visual artists.
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At 10 pm, there’s a post-concert PARTY – City Tavern’s Afterparty, with $5 parking at FIG at 7th. Entrances located on both 7th and 8th Streets.
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RSVP at:
www.partyearth.com/los-angeles/concerts/fools-gold-concert-5-1/tickets/



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Fri, Aug 15, in Palmdale:
6-10 pm Monthly “DESERT SONG OPEN MIC” at Butlers Coffee, 40125 10th St West, Suite I, Palmdale.
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15 slots, each 10 minutes. FREE show, but there is a 1-item purchase minimum.

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Fri, Aug 15, in San Diego:
6:30 pm Monthly “WALT RICHARDS SLO JAM” at the San Carlos Recreation Center, 6445 Lake Badin Av., San Diego.

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Fri, Aug 15, in Rolling Hills:
7-9 pm Monthly “OPEN MIC NITE” at “Amuse” - The Palos Verdes Music Center, 43C Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills; 310-377-7838.

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Fri, Aug 15, in Huntington Beach:
7:30 pm BILLY JOE SHAVER, plus RICK SHEA & DAVID SERBY, at the Beachcomber, 16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, 92649 Huntington Beach.
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It's not often you get an artist like THIS in Orange County. BILLY JOE SHAVER is one of the few songwriters that Bob Dylan covers in concert, and to whose songs Waylon Jennings dedicated an entire album, “Honky Tonk Heroes,” considered the first Outlaw album. Johnny Cash called him "My favorite songwriter," and he recently served as spiritual advisor to Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman, which makes him another kind of hero. One more caveat: The Americana Music Association awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting.
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Fri, Aug 15, in Arcadia:
7:30 pm MARK SELLS BAND & THE MIGHTY MOJO PROPHETS, plus THE BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND with various special guests, at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia. Advance tix save you money, at http://arcadiabluesclub.ticketleap.com

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Fri, Aug 15, in L.A.:
Time tba WILD MOUNTAIN MYSTICS, plus PARTNERS 'N CRIME and JEFF HARLAN, play Muse on 8th, 759 S La Brea Av (S of Wilshire), L.A. 90036; 323-933-6873.
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Fri, Aug 15, in Santa Monica:
8 pm CARRIE NEWCOMER plays McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497; mccabes.com
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The wonderful CARRIE NEWCOMER makes a rare west coast appearance at McCabe´s this evening in what promises to be (if history is any indication) a magical night. In a world that encourages us to move faster and think bigger, Newcomer invites listeners to slow down and reflect on the small things that make life worthwhile. As Rolling Stone puts it, she "asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers." This is clearly evident on her latest release, A Permeable Life, a skillfully arranged and performed collection of folk roots tracks, with Appalachian and classical influences, all delivered in her gorgeous voice.
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Fri, Aug 15, in San Pedro:
8 pm BETTMAN & HALPIN play the Grand Annex, 34 W 6th St, San Pedro 90731; 310-833-6362.
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Bettman & Halpin's set is a heady mix of joyous, original acoustic folk music with bluegrass, blues and jazz strains. Bettman is an award-winning songwriter who has been compared to Emmylou Harris and Allison Krauss, and Halpin has opened for greats: Merle Haggard and The Steve Miller Band. Together, they are the frontline of modern Americana.
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Stephanie Bettman is an accomplished writer, singer, and fiddler: her lyrics are infused with wit and wisdom, poetry and insight. Vocally she draws comparison to the soaring soprano of Joan Baez and the plaintive emotion of Emmylou Harris. Meanwhile, her fiddling, which combines elements of bluegrass and jazz, is filled with influences from such masters as Stephane Grappelli, Byron Berline and Johnny Gimble. A former actress and trapeze artist, Ms Bettman is at ease in front of an audience and creates intimacy with her crowd no matter the size.
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Luke Halpin is a renowned multi-instrumentalist. A master of the guitar and the mandolin, impressive on fiddle, banjo, and adept at nearly anything he picks up. Halpin draws inspiration from the likes of Sam Bush, Mark O’Connor and Tony Rice and holds his own in comparison. A dynamic and sensitive vocalist himself, the harmony blend he and Ms Bettman achieve is chilling and at times simply transcendent. Halpin has a long history in the music biz, having shared the stage with the likes of Merle Haggard, Lone Star and The Steve Miller Band (to name a few). His quirky sense of humor is a perfect foil to Stephanie’s dry witty presence.
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As a duo, they have been a featured act at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS along with musical heroes Byron Berline, Michael Martin Murphy w/ Pat Flynn, and Tommy Emmanuel. Their music creates a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound far greater than the sum of its parts: taking the listener from up-tempo down home fiddlin’, to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics that will stick with you long after the concert is over. Touring together since 2008, Bettman & Halpin have been recognized in various Regional and National competitions, including:
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Grand Prize Winners in the So Cal Live Acoustic Music Competition Winners in Southern California’s Topanga Banjo /Fiddle Contest Music Connection’s Top 25 New Music Critiques Their 2 CDs have received national and international radio play along with critical acclaim, both reaching the top 10 on the National Folk DJ chart.
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“Just as (Emmylou) Harris made her mark, Bettman is surely going to make hers…” -Today’s Country
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…A platform for Bettman’s emotive, Joan Baez-inspired vocals, as well as her award-winning fiddle playing, and Halpin’s head-spinning mandolin and guitar picking, and his velvety, close harmonies… - Music News Nashville
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Tickets at www.grandvision.org
General Admission $20 adv/$25 door Cabaret Table Seat $25 adv (subject to availability) Cafe Deck VIP $30 adv bar ticket (subject to availability)

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Fri, Aug 15, in Pasadena:
8 pm BLAME SALLY plays a FREE outdoor show at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 85 East Holly St,, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230.

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Fri, Aug 15, in Burbank:
8 pm ANDY ROTH & STUNT ROAD play one stage, while WORKING STIFFZ play the other, at Cody’s Viva Cantina, 900 W Riverside Dr, Burbank; 818-845-2425; www.vivacantina.com
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Fri, Aug 15, in Altadena:
8 pm THE NEW WEST GUITAR GROUP plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena. Phone for reservations, 626-798-6236. Tix, $18.
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Featuring John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein, New West Guitar Group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble. Performing classic popular covers, jazz standards and exciting originals, NWGG combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound.
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Based in Los Angeles and New York, the ensemble tours extensively through the United States and aboard giving concerts and master classes. Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times, New West Guitar Group infuses its latest disc 'Big City' with its signature blend of laid-back virtuosity and expert arrangements that “sometimes verge on the orchestral” (All Music Guide). 'Big City' is the group's second release on Summit Records and the music regularly featured on NPR and jazz/americana radio stations all over the country.
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Graduates of USC’s Thornton School of Music, the trio’s versatility as players and composers have given them the reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble.
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“Smith, Stein and Storie play seamlessly together. Beautiful acoustic rhythms, vibrant classically infused single note lines and jazzy arpeggios cover the magnificent musical landscape these three players create.” - Metronome Magazine. Smith’s extensive performance resume includes notable venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club (NYC/Tokyo), Village Vanguard (NYC), Dizzy's Club at Lincoln Center (NYC), Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Hoffest (Berlin), The World Expo (Japan), and Yoshi’s Jazz Club (SF Bay Area). As a composer, Smith was a finalist in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition
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“Shimmering arpeggios, collectively strummed chords...tight cracking interplay and complementary playing.” - Bill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine
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BOB STANE SAYS: WATCH AND LISTEN TO THE VIDEO..... www.vimeo.com/newwestguitargroup
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“The group’s creativity in not being afraid to stretch boundaries is helping to forge a new area of music that should inspire other guitarists...” - Vintage Guitar Magazine

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Fri & Sat, Aug 15 & 16, in SFV (Chatsworth):
8 pm JIMI NELSON plays the first of two nights at the Cowboy Palace Saloon in Chatsworth.

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Fri, Aug15, in L.A.:
8:30 pm PHOEBE BRIDGERS, after her set at the “Echo Park Rising Festival,” plays Genghis Cohen with CHARLIE HICKEY. All ages, $8 cover.

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Fri, Aug 15, in OC (Fullerton):
9 pm MICHAEL-ANN & THE MISSOURI REBELS, plus FIDDLE AND PINE, play Big’s, 645 S State College Bl, Fullerton 92831; www.michaelannmusic.com
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Fri, Aug 15, in Murrieta:
9 pm CRAIC HAUS brings Irish music to the Shamrock Irih Pub and Eatery, 39252 Winchester Rd, Ste 145, Murrieta 92592; 951-696-5252; www.theshamrockirishpubandeatery.com

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Fri, Aug 15, in Long Beach:
9 pm CLIFF WAGNER & THE OLD #7 bring their raucous bluegrass / Americana to Harvelle's, 201 E Broadway, Long Beach 90802; 562-239-3700.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

James Garner Memorial Tribute -- special feature -- Mon, July 28 2014

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REMEMBERING JAMES GARNER, everybody's favorite nice-guy actor...

Turner Classic Movies (tcm.com) is doing an all-day "James Garner Tribute" today, Monday, July 28. TCM remembers the enormously likable and well-respected star in a 12-film salute that includes "Mister Buddwing," "The Americanization of Emily," "Victor/Victoria," and "Marlowe."

The cable companies schedules are wrong. Here's what's screening, Pacific time:

"Grand Prix" (1966) at 6:30 am.

"Cash McCall" (1960) at 9:30 am.

"The Wheeler Dealers," (1963) at 11:15 am.

"Darby's Rangers" (1958) at 1 pm.

"Mister Buddwing" (1966) at 3:15 pm.

"The Thrill Of It All," (1963) at 5 pm.

"The Americanization of Emily," (1964) at 7 pm.
"The Children's Hour," (1961) at 9 pm.

"Victor Victoria," (1982) at 11 pm.

"Marlowe," (1969) at 1 am.

Set your recording device before you depart today.

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Oh, and today's photo, with James holding the Purple Heart? That's not a film promo shot. James Garner was a twice-wounded combat veteran.

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More later, with news of the music scene.



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Festivals, Concerts, and More, Saturday, July 26, 2014


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In this edition ...

♪  NEWS FEATURE: A folk-rock icon calls it quits.
♪  FESTIVALS today in Southern California.
♪  CONCERTS, club gigs, the coffee house scene, outdoor shows, and more.

Let's get started!

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BARRY McGUIRE, LEAD ACTOR IN "HAIR" ON BROADWAY, FAMOUS FOR "EVE OF DESTRUCTION," & EARLY LEAD SINGER OF THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS, CALLS IT QUITS

Barry McGuire had a health scare on stage Wednesday night, during the sound check for a performance of his popular musical storytelling show, "Trippin' the 60s." And, it seems, one was enough.

McGuire has been touring the show with John York, former member of the legendary '60s band the Byrds. Barry's announcement brings a sudden end to a uniquely influential and colorful career, during which he was repeatedly at the center of rock's most creative years.

He was there with his six-string in the Greenwich Village folk revival scene, alternating on little coffeehouse stages with the then-unknown "Bobby" Dylan, Joanie Mitchell, and many others who would become stars.

He came to public acclaim singing "Green, Green" as a member of Randy Sparks' group, the New Christy Minstrels. Soon after, the musicians he assembled to be his own backup band became The Mamas & The Papas.

His name is even featured in famous rock lyrics:

"McGuinn and McGuire / Just a-gettin' higher / In L.A. you know where that's at / And nobody's gettin' fat except Mama Cass."

In fact, Barry McGuire was living in a VW Microbus in Cass Elliott's driveway when the call came for him to get to New York. They wanted him for the lead in the debut of "Hair," the shockingly revolutionary Broadway musical in which conventions and sensibilities were defied, including when cast members got naked and crawled atop the backs of audience seats while singing.

In more recent years, Barry McGuire turned quite religious and took to heart the words and message of that '60s song he made famous, "Eve of Destruction."

His cachet increased when the song was banned from radio by the FCC, which feared sedition -- making Barry McGuire the only folksinger with that particular distinction in his biography.

But it's all arrived at an abrupt end. Barry has confirmed his sudden retirement. He wrote:

"Well, it's finally happened. For years I've been saying that this year is my last year for public appearances, and then that year goes by, and I say, 'Well next year's my last year.'

"But last night at Bob Stane's Coffee Gallery [Backstage] when John York and I got into our sound check, I started feeling a heavy burning sensation in my upper esophagus and down into my respiratory system. Some dear friends drove us straight to the hospital where I spent the night being poked and prodded, squeezed and tweezed, stabbed and jabbed until they finally ruled out the possibility of a heart attack. My blood pressure is perfect 120/80, my blood sugar level is perfect, my oxygen blood level is perfect and there were no heart attack enzymes in my blood.

"BUT, my body is telling me it's time to stop, so stopping I am.

"My last public appearance was at the Acoustic Music San Diego sponsored by Carey Driscoll. I didn't know it at the time, but I know it now. So if you've never seen me live on stage… hahaha, you've missed your chance."

The Guide's editor hosted Barry McGuire and his then sideman Terry Talbot back in the mid double-oughts on "Tied to the Tracks," the now-gone L.A. broadcast acoustic Americana radio show. They did a two-hour live performance-interview that featured much of "Trippin' the 60s" as it was when Barry began touring it.

"The phones rang off the wall," recalls Larry Wines, the Guide's editor and the radio show's host, programmer, and booker.

Larry adds, "Throughout the years, we have always encouraged the Guide's readers to see Barry perform live. I was very fortunate to have seen him do his '60s retrospective show many times, several with Terry, and even more with John York."

Recalling more, Larry says, "Barry was so good at wrapping you up in music history and whisking you away for a magical mystery trip of a ride. By the end of the night, the only remaining mystery was how in the world one talented guy could have been part of so much iconic music that spoke for a generation in turbulent times. I really pity those who never caught that show, including all who were too young to have known that music before. Still, I wish Barry and his charming wife Mari many years of happy retirement. Of course, if you ever want to make a comeback, Barry, even for one night, call us, y'hear?"



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There are TWO different L.A. fests for today's annual "National Day of the Cowboy," and they're listed first.

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Sat, Jul 26,
FESTIVAL,
in Griffith Park (L.A.):
10 am-5 pm  Annual "DAY OF THE COWBOY & COWGIRL" is the Autry Museum's event for the "10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy," a fun, family-friendly festival with live music and more, at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles  90027; 323-667-2000.
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Get in touch with your inner cowboy or cowgirl. Enjoy delicious BBQ and a root beer saloon, see live performers, explore the museum galleries, and partake of the special activities.
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Participate in a variety of Western-themed activities, including:
√ A world-record attempt for the Most Trick Ropers, led by The Oklahoma Kid.
√ Leatherwork crafts with Standing Bear’s Trading Post.
√ Square-dance workshops with Triple Chicken Foot and dance caller Susan Michaels.
√ Drop-in roping with The Lewis Family, multigenerational Rose Parade regulars.
√ Sketching with live horses at the corral.
√ Scavenger hunts.
√ Hands-on stations with cowboy tools.
√ Screenings of "The Gene Autry Show."
√ Storytelling.
√ More.
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Admission: Free for Autry Members / $10 Nonmembers / $6 Students and Seniors (age 60+) / $4 Children ages 3–12; tickets include museum admission.
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RSVP/Reservations: tickets available at the door or online. Space is limited, so reservations recommended.

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Sat, Jul 26,
FESTIVAL,
in SFV (Chatsworth):
11 am-4 pm  10th Annual "NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY" at the Valley Relics Museum, 21630 Marilla St, Chatsworth, California 91311. Chatsworth.
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Live performances by award-winning singer-songwriter STEVE HILL, plus the ROB STALEY BAND.
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Valley Relics Museum Presents THE NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY with a big celebration featuring live western music, western tv and film celebrities, authors, food trucks, celebrity speakers, a dance contest, a ‘sneak peek’ of the new Nudies Rodeo Tailors clothing line, and more.
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Organizers say, "This is a cowboy event hosted by real cowboys and cowgirls. Accept no imitations."
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All proceeds support the San Fernando Valley Relics Museum and The National Day of The Cowboy.
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Meet, greet, shake hands and share stories with some of your favorite Western stars, including Dan Haggerty, TV's "Grizzly Adams,"  and Dawn Moore, daughter of TV's "Lone Ranger" Clayton Moore. Dawn will speak about her father's career.
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Also appearing will be Steve Stevens Sr., sharing his career in shows such as the Roy Rogers Show, Zorro, and Gunsmoke. Steve will head up a seminar, sharing stories on his time spent as an Agent for many Cowboy / Western authors and writers. Plus, Ben Costello, Julie Ann Ream, and Bethany Braley, who serves as Executive director of the National Day of the Cowboy. Bethany could have chosen to attend any of dozens of commemorative events today, and she picked this one. She will share her vision of the future of the NDOC.
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The event includes presentation of the Western Legends Award to a special guest, to be revealed.
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The "Charityville Jail" and living history team present a true step back in time with their historical re-enactment featuring cowboy western shoot-out and bank robbery scenarios.
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A western style BBQ food truck will be on hand, as will favorite ice cream truck "Scream."
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Other features are Face Painting for the kids, and craft vendors.
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Tickets are $20 for adults. Children age 12 and under are free. Tickets available at:
http://valleyrelics.org/events/the-national-day-of-the-cowboy/

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Sat, Jul 26,
Pseudo-FESTIVAL,
in OC (Huntington Beach):
8 am  Annual "U.S. OPEN OF SURFING" is America’s largest pro surfing competition, attracting the world’s elite of the sport, who compete for big money while wowing 200,000 beach boys and girls with their skill, grace and innovative board designs.
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Features live bands, a sports expo, and after-parties with the friendly locals. Centered on Main Street, Huntington Beach 92648. Info, www.usopenofsurfing.com

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Sat, Jul 26,
Pseudo-FESTIVAL,
in Long Beach:
11 am-3 pm  3rd Annual "EMPOWER THE YOUTH FAIR" in Martin Luther King Jr Park, 1950 Lemon Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806.
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Join GURL Society as they "provide youth and their families with resources for empowerment, inspiration, and uplifting." Info, http://gurlsociety.webs.com/apps/calendar/showEvent?calID=4559325&eventID=240583700

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Sat & Sun, Jul 26 & 27,
Pseudo-FESTIVAL,
in L.A.:
11 am-6 pm  FREE "RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR LOS ANGELES" in downtown’s new Grand Park, 200 N Grand Av, L.A.
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It's "a vibrant outdoor gathering place"  featuring "over 200 indie makers, food trucks, coffee, art installations, workshops and more." Info, www.renegadecraft.com/losangeles-july-market-details



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Sat, Jul 26, in Hollywood:
10 am  GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY performs for this week's "BIG! WORLD! FUN! FAMILY SERIES" at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood 90068; 323-461-3673.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Highland Park (L.A.):
1 pm  Monthly "OLD TIME MUSIC / TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN FIDDLE & BANJO JAM at the Audubon Nature Center in Debs Park, 4700 N Griffin Av, Highland Park 90031; 323-221-2255.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Santa Monica:
2 pm  MARK HUMPHREY plays "ROOTS MUSIC ON THE LAWN" at the Santa Monica Public Library's Ocean Park Branch, 2601 Main St, Santa Monica 90405; 310-458-8683.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Altadena:
3 pm  AARON LARGET-CAPLAN plays a matinee at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reservations, 626-798-6236.

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Sat, Jul 26, in SFV (Canoga Park):
5 pm  JOHN ZIPPERER & FRIENDS play Julie’s Joint House Concert Series in Canoga Park. Reservations get directions at 818-261-0682 or  juliesjoint@johnzipperer.com

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Sat, Jul 26, in L.A.:
5 pm  GRUPO FALSO BAIANO plus KATIA MORAES play the outdoor summer series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles 90036; 323 857-6000.

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Sat, Jul 26, in L.A.:
6:30 pm  "SUE TRUMAN: FIDDLER, STEPDANCER AND 'CRANKIE' ARTIST FROM SEATTLE" at the Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th St, Los Angeles 90007.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Lakewood:
6:30 pm  Weekly BLUEGRASS CONCERT brings various bands to the long running series at Me N Eds Pizza Parlor, 4115 Paramount Bl, Lakewood 90712; 562-421-8908.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Culver City:
7 pm  MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PIONEERS OF THE WEST play Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; 310-398-2583.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Altadena:
7 pm  DAVID LANDIA BAND plays the evening show at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reservations  626-798-6236.

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Sat, Jul 26, in SFV (Woodland Hills):
7-11 pm  SONGMAKERS monthly "WEST VALLEY HOOT" in Woodland Hills 91367. Location and info at www.songmakers.org 

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Sat, Jul 26, in Newhall (Santa Clarita):
7:30 pm  GRATEFUL DUDES play their weekky bluegrass residency, sometimes with very notable musical guests, at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24500 Lyons Av, Newhall 91350. (Just off I-5, Lyons exit.)

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Sat, Jul 26, in Santa Monica:
8 pm  ROSS ALTMAN & JILL FENIMORE play the art opening for an exhibition of the paintings of the late "CHANGE-LINKS" newspaper editor JOHN JOHNSON, at the Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90401; 310-315-0056.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Pasadena:
8 pm TY FANCE does a STORYTELLING CONCERT at Porticos Art Space, 2033 Washington Bl, Pasadena.
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Ty is a multi-talented performer. There are still a few tickets left.
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Online advance, $12, at:
http://bit.ly/tyfancestorytime
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At the door, $15, cash or credit card.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Hollywood:
8:30 pm  GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY plays the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood 90068;  323-461-3673.

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Sat, Jul 26, in L.A.:
9:45 pm  KAREN NASH and her talented band play the "IPO (International Pop Overthrow)" night, which presents a big lineup of artists at Molly Malone's, 575 S Fairfax Av, Los Angeles 90036; 323-935-1577.
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Karen's band is Paul Marshall (I See Hawks in L.A.), Harry Orlove, & David Raven.
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Check out the night's schedule and full lineup and more at www.internationalpopoverthrow.com

 
 
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday's Music Scene, July 25 2014


Here are notable musical events happening today and tonight throughout Southern California.

Note the FREE show in Pasadena with multi-instrumentalist DAVID  LINDLEY. It includes an opening set in honor of the late folk musician TERRY VREELAND. See 7 pm listing for details.

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Fri, Jul 25, WORLD MUSIC, in Hollywood:
11 am  BABÁ KEN OKULOLO & THE NIGERIAN BROTHERS bring their WEST AFRICAN MUSIC at the Hollywood Bowl Summer Sounds series, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood 90068; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232.

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Fri, Jul 25, in Monrovia:
6-10 pm  Weekly "MONROVIA FAMILY FESTIVAL" street fair includes the acoustic/traditional KATTYWOMPUS CONCERT & JAM at 8 pm at Dollmakers Kattywompus, 412 S Myrtle Av, Monrovia 91016; 626-357-1091.

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Fri, Jul 25, in Riverside:
6:30 pm  DON McLEAN and JUDY COLLINS play the FOX Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Av, Riverside 92501; 951-779-9800.

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Fri, Jul 25, in Pasadena:
7 pm Multi-instrumentalist master DAVID LINDLEY headlines the FREE show, which includes an ensemble tribute to TERRY VREELAND, at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230.
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Fri, Jul 25, in Ventura:
7-10 pm  SONGMAKERS monthly "BELL ARTS SONG CIRCLE" at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N Ventura Av, Ventura 93001.

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Fri, Jul 25, in Altadena:
8 pm  SISTER MOON plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675: reservations, 626-798-6236.

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Fri, Jul 25, in L.A.:
9 pm  BLACK TONGUED BELLES play the Escondite (formerly the Hideout), 410 Boyd St, Los Angeles 90013; 213-626-1800.
 
 
 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

REST IN PEACE, MUSICIAN TERRY VREELAND. July 21, 2014 edition


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It's been a tough few days in the arts and music community, with quick successive losses of blues guitarist Johnny Winter, Broadway great Elaine Stritch, and yesterday, favorite nice-guy actor James Garner. Now, the Los Angeles folk music community is mourning the death of multi-instrumentalist / singer-songwriter / vocalist Terry Vreeland.

Terry was well known and his music was celebrated by all who knew him.

Bestselling author Paul Zollo shared the sad news as soon as he received today from Mark Humphreys, head of the Trough Record label on which Terry recorded. We'll share words from both Paul Zollo and Mark Humphries in a moment.

Thus, this is three parts, plus a short comment from another musician friend. First, here's ours.

♪  The Guide's editor remembers Terry Vreeland

Since its earliest days, the Guide has carried listings, notices and reviews that favorably contained Terry Vreeland's name.

When "Tied to the Tracks" was on broadcast radio in Los Angeles, we happily included the music of Tedrow & Vreeland -- recorded and played live in-studio.

Tedrow & Vreeland were the acoustic string and vocal duo of Tim Tedrow & Terry Vreeland. We first heard them play live about 15 years ago. We remember enthusiastically debuting one of their albums on the radio, two tracks at a time over several weeks, and sharing their thrill when the radio airwaves and web simulcast brought them new fans.

We have many fine memories of the annual musician gatherings during the Christmas season in the home of Terry and Kris Vreeland, with their daughter Tess and later, daughter Joey, joining-in for fine vocal harmonies, and Terry's proud mom in attendance. There were some notable house concerts there, as well, featuring traveling folk performers from far and wide and distant places.

We especially enjoyed it when attractive young Joey signed-on as a regular, expanding the duo along with bass player "Reverend" Mark, for a bigger sound. The group, for a time called "TVVT," played gigs at places that were often smaller than where they deserved to be playing.

We liked the fresh surprises as the multi-instrumental prowess of both Tim and Terry kept growing, and they often had "new toys" to share with their audience.

And we just liked hanging-out with the lot of them. When we learned that Tim and Terry would not be performing together very much anymore, we knew there were factors -- serious factors -- of Terry's health. But we always expected somehow, like the sunny themes of much of their music, that things would get better and they'd share the stage again.

Now, we must rerun our mental images of happier times with them together as twosome and foursome, and we can enjoy their recordings with notable and talented musical friends on the Trough label.

Musically, we know that Tim Tedrow will carry on -- as, or without, the wayward son of fondly remembered partner Terry Vreeland.

And Terry? He helped many in his other profession as a psychologist and counselor.

If there is some big jam in some other dimension of existence, we expect they've already given Terry a chair and asked him to call a song on which he'd like them to back him.

We'll miss you, Terry. Here's our standing ovation and applause as the curtain closes.

-- Larry Wines, editor, Acoustic Americana Music Guide.
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♪  Part 2:

Here's what bestselling author and musician Paul Zollo wrote, sharing the news:

"So very very sad to share this sorrow, the loss of another friend, another great musician. Our old pal and fellow Trough Records artist - with longtime partner Tim Tedrow - died today. Diabetes and its complications. He was a gentle soul, a great musician and a good man. Another great one gone.

"Mark Humphreys posted this saddest news. We don't have any choice, of course, but to carry on - without him. But it isn't the same. We will miss you Terry. Thanks for all the great songs and singing." -- Paul Zollo.
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The first news came today from the chairman of the Trough Records label, singer-songwriter Mark Humphreys. Here it is, as it appeared:

"It is with great sadness - and deep gratitude for the gift of knowing him - that I pass on the news that our beloved friend Terry Vreeland passed away today from complications arising from his long battle with diabetes.

"Like so many of us, Terry battled inner wars very few could comprehend. He struggled to find peace, and where he found it, he shared it with a purity and grace that could light up an entire auditorium. He loved music beyond words, and one hopes that wherever he is now, he is surrounded by it - all of it - in one magnificent chorus.

"To Terry's wife Kris, his daughters Joey and Tess, his longtime partners Tim Tedrow and John-Michael Kaye - and to everyone Terry's life and beautiful songmaking touched -blessings.

"As of this afternoon, it has not been decided whether a public service will be held. For now, I recommend posting your remembrances of Terry on his Facebook wall. And of course, prayer." -- Mark Humphreys.
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♪  Finally, Chad Watson, a bass player to the stars, commented simply, "Truly a gentle giant... gonna miss him."
 
 
 
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

ANNUAL ARC FESTIVAL, WORLD TAIKO FESTIVAL, BOTH DRAW MAJOR TALENT; plus PLENTY of concerts in Southern Cal, some free. Saturday, July 19, 2014




In this edition…

♪ Musician’s Birthdays
♪ SATURDAY’S MUSIC FESTIVALS
♪ SATURDAY’s Today/Tonight-Only MUSIC EVENTS


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MUSICIAN’S BIRTHDAYS

The Guide sends Happee Burfdee wishes

Today

Dafni Amirsakis, Saturday, July 19th

Tomorrow

Sabrina Schneppat, Sunday, July 20th

…and recently… birthday wishes to

Claudia Russell, Monday, July 7th

Andy Gates, Tuesday, July 8th

Cheryl Wheeler, Thursday, July 10th

Kandace Barnes, Britta Lee Shain, and Maria Moss, all born Wednesday, July 16th

Melinda Gibson and Stewart Moser, both born Thursday, July 17th

Lisa Johnson, Friday, July 18th



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Sat, Jul 19,
FESTIVAL,
in SFV (NoHo):
5:45-11 pm 19th Annual “NoHo MIDSUMMER NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE & MUSIC FESTIVAL” for the benefit of ARC (Activities, Recreation & Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities), at At the ARC Center, 6456 Whitsett, North Hollywood 91606. (One block north of Victory between Laurel Canyon Bl & Coldwater Canyon Bl, corner of Whitsett and Hamlin.)
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The event brings traditional, original, and acoustic music performed under the stars by some of the area’s finest musicians and friends of the ARC, featuring:
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♪ LAURENCE JUBER
♪ SHELBY & TIEG
♪ SIERRA HIGHWAY
♪ JOHN BATFORF
♪ THE CANYON COUNTRY COWBOYS REUNION with MARIE WISE HAWKINS
♪ THE FONEY MALONEYS
♪ MURPHY'S FLAW
♪ THE ALASKANS
♪ THE McMAMMALS
♪ JOE CANDIDO
♪ FRED MOSE
♪ JOHN KELLAR
♪ STEPHEN MENDEL
♪ JOEL BLOOM
♪ DOUG DENNIS
♪ MONICA & LORA
♪ TOM GRAHAM & FRIENDS
♪ ROB YURIK
♪ ARC BELL CHOIR
and more....
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Doors open at 5 pm. Cash bar serving from 5-10 pm. Bring your checkbook for the raffle and ARC coffee mugs for sale.
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Admission includes:
Dinner, served 5:30-8:30 pm
Refreshments: treats, & coffee, served 5-10 pm
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ADMISSION by “Suggested donation” Adults, $20; ARC Young Adult Club Members $15; Kids ages 5-18, $15; Kids under age 5 are admitted free.
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Info, 818-762-4365 (ARC office); 661-714-2549 (Larry Schallert).


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Sat, Jul 19,
FESTIVAL,
in L.A.:
“WORLD TAIKO GATHERING” brings several concerts and events this week, including two today:
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Noon “WORLD TAIKO GATHERING NOONER JAM” at the Japanese American Community and Cultural Center, on the JACCC Plaza, 244 S San Pedro St (also accessible from 100 N Central Av), Los Angeles 90012; 213-680-3700.
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8 pm “WORLD TAIKO GATHERING” main concert, with TAIKOPROJECT (Los Angeles), CHIEKO KOJIMA & EIICHI SAITO (Kodo) , KAORU WATANABE (Sado, Japan), M TAIKOZ (Sydney, Australia), KAGEMUSHA TAIKO (Exeter, U.K.), GRAND MASTER SEIICHI TANAKA (San Francisco), TARO KOBAYASHI (Tokyo, Japan), SEN-RAI (Sendai, Japan), at the Aratani / Japan America Theatre in the Japanese American Community & Cultural Center, 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles 90012; 213-680-3700



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Sat, Jul 19, in Santa Monica:
2 pm ROSS ALTMAN performs traditional folk music, in a FREE concert presented by the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest organization, at the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica 90401.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Altadena:
3 pm SODA PANTS plus NOLAN BENNETT play the first of two shows today at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reservations, 626-798-6236.

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Sat, Jul 19, in the San Bernardino Mtns:
5:30 pm GRITS & GRADY, the duo of Diane Grady & Sandi Huckaby on Hammered Dulcimers, play the “FREE OUTDOOR GARDEN CONCERT SERIES” in downtown Green Valley Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. Info, call Sandi Huckaby at 909-867-7105 or check out: http://wakethebard.com

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Sat, Jul 19, in Malibu; not music, but cool:
5:30 pm “DINNER AT THE BYZANTINE TABLE: GREEK TRADITIONS, ROMAN TASTES” is a lecture and DINNER event at the Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu; 310-440-7300; parking, $10.
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A special program at the Getty Villa explores the culinary world of the Byzantine Empire (A.D. 330–1453) with a lecture by historian Andrew Dalby on the distinctive flavors, aromas, and textures of this distant empire and a four-course dinner inspired by the cuisine of Byzantium. Tickets $175 per person (includes wine). Tickets became available beginning Tuesday, July 1, so jump right on it if you want to go.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Lakewood:
6:30 pm Weekly BLUEGRASS CONCERT at Me N Eds Pizza Parlor, 4115 Paramount Bl, Lakewood 90712; 562-421-8908.

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Sat, Jul 19, in San Diego Co (Carlsbad):
7 pm DAVID LINDLEY plays “THE BANJO SERIES” at the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad 92008; tix, 760-438-5996.

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Sat, Jul 19, in OC (Anaheim):
7 pm ERNEST TROOST and SHAUN CROMWELL play the monthly “The Living Traditon” concert series at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim 92805; 714-955-3807.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Hollywood:
7 pm The monthly “GRASSROOTS ACOUSTICA” charity benefit series presents the “AMERICANA MUSIC CIRCLE” musically hosted by LAUREN ADAMS, at the Steve Allen Theatre, 4773 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90027; 323-666-4268.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Altadena:
7 pm THE DUO TONES, with their surf guitar and vocal classics, play the second of two shows today at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reservations, 626-798-6236.

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Sat, Jul 19, in La Mirada:
7 pm “PORCH THERAPY” MUSIC & POETRY CIRCLE at “the home of Stella in La Mirada;” reservations get directions at 323-353-0156 or email stellacruz707@hotmail.com

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Sat, Jul 19, in Claremont:
7:30 pm I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. plus fabulous young singer-songwriter PHOEBE BRIDGERS play the Folk Music Center & Museum, 220 Yale Av, Claremont 91711; 909-624-2928.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Santa Clarita (Newhall):
7:30 pm THE GRATEFUL DUDES play their weekly bluegrass residency at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24500 Lyons Av, Newhall 91350. Just off I-5 at Lyons Av.

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Sat, Jul 19, in SFV (Granada Hills):
7:30-11 pm SONGMAKERS monthly “ONION BAGEL OPEN STAGE & JAM” at Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St, Granada Hills 91344.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Pasadena:
8 pm JIMMY LaFAVE, a nu-folk favorite, plays the FREE summer concert series at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (aka Levitt Pasadena), 85 East Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230.

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Sat, Jul 19, in SFV (Sherman Oaks):
8 pm ROY ZIMMERMAN, today’s best politically satirical singer-songwriter, plays the Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Bl, Sherman Oaks 91423.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Culver City:
8 pm THE MURPHY FAMILY BAND plus KYLE MURPHY plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; 310-398-2583.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Oak Park (Agoura area):
8 pm THE JILL KNIGHT TRIO plays Russ & Julie’s House Concerts series in Oak Park (Agoura Hills / Westlake Village area). Reservations get directions at 818-707-2179 or rsvp@houseconcerts.us

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Sat, Jul 19, in downtown L.A.:
8 pm QUETZAL plays its “20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION” concert, as a FREE offering in the “Grand Performances” summer schedule, at California Plaza, 350 S Grand Av, Los Angeles 90071; 213-687-2020.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Silverlake:
8 pm Weekly summer “SONGWRITER'S SQUARE” at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre and Café, 2106 Hyperion Av, Silverlake (Los Angeles).

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Sat, Jul 19, in San Diego:
8-10 pm MICHELE LEWIS plays a benefit concert for the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION at Villa Jenkins House Concerts series, 14813 Old Creek Rd, San Diego 92131.
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Advance tickets required through Paypal.com; full info at:
www.dropbox.com/s/c0phplyuf6fhri1/Michelle%20Lewis%20House%20Concert%20Flyer.pdf
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Sponsors tell us, “Michelle’s music is caring, vivacious and completely authentic. Watch her perform and you will understand. Her fingers articulate every note; her voice picks out every word. But you don’t hear notes and you don’t hear words. When Michelle plays, all you hear is music, and it all makes sense.”
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Requires prepayment by PayPal. This concert will sell out and will be closed at 200 paid reservations. No "walk ups" allowed. No children under age 14 admitted. Taco buffet provided to all attendees provided by ADA and "I Love Tacos".
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Gate at 6:30 pm for the buffet.

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Sat, Jul 19, in OC (Newport Beach):
8-10:30 pm DULCIMANIA, the traditional string band of Norm Jacobson (hammered dulcimer), Barbara Gershman (hammered dulcimer & accordion), Brad Moore (octave mandolin, baritone violin), plays their “3rd Saturday every other month” gig at Alta Coffee House & Restaurant, 506 31st St, Newport Beach.
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Info, contact Norm Jacobson at dulcimaniaband@gmail.com
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No cover. Mostly Celtic music, mostly on hammered dulcimer. And Norm says “The coffee and food are great!”

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Sat, Jul 19, in Pasadena:
8 pm “MUSIC @ BOSTON COURT” series presents “WILD UP SHAKING UP THE WORLD” with conductor CHRISTOPHER ROUNTREE bringing the exciting modern music collective WILD UP to Boston Court “for a thought provoking concert of new music designed as the catalyst for shared community experiences,” at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N Mentor Av, Pasadena 91106; www.bostoncourt.org; 626-683-6883.
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There is a a preshow discussion with Christopher Rountree beginning at 7:15 pm so go early.
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Tickets $25, $20 for seniors.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Palmdale:
8 pm FIFTH HARMONY plays the Palmdale Amphitheater, west of the 14 Fwy off Rancho Vista Bl, Palmdale.
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This summer, the Palmdale Amphitheater welcomes Phil Vassar, Fifth Harmony, The Whispers and Banda Machos to its summer concert series. Celebrating its 10th year, the Palmdale Amphitheater offers food, beer and wine options.
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Tickets are $10 General Admission, $20 VIP, both options include free parking. Get yours at www.cityofpalmdale.org/TheAmp before they’re gone.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Redondo Beach:
8 pm SONGMAKERS monthly “SOUTH BAY HOOT” in Redondo Beach 90277. Info, www.songmakers.org

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Sat, Jul 19, in Pasadena:
8:30 pm-12:30 am NOCONA, plus GREG FELDEN, and THE HEARTACHE SISTERS, play “THE CALIFORNIA ROOTS UNION” series at T. Boyle's Tavern, 37 N Catalina Av, Pasadena 91106
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From Bonnaroo to SXSW to The California Roots Union, NOCONA unpack their musical suitcase and shake out their bluesy psychedelic country rock outfits, trimmed with with a bit of punk 'n' twang.
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GREG FELDEN's songwriting is rooted in the tradition of folk poets, Americana and country music. Powerful and impactful music from a talented, handsome and genuinely nice guy. David Serby says, “We're not fawning, either - you will leave a fan.”
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Laura Benitez and Michelle Kappel-Stone are THE HEARTACHE SISTERS, singing beautiful close harmonies accompanied by a variety of stringed instruments, a tiny drum kit, resonating lyrics and shining melodies.
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$5 “dues” at the door.


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Friday, July 18, 2014

CATCH HARRY CHAPIN CONCERT BOOTLEGS ON WEB RADIO THROUGH SUNDAY, July 20, 2014


In recent days, through Sunday night, Harry Chapin Radio is playing full-length "bootleg style" concert recordings of Harry, solo, with brother Tom Chapin, and with the band. Plus, there are radio interviews, demo recordings of the "Heads &Tales" album, fan recollections, and more.

Many of these live recordings have not been heard in years, or at all.

It's free!

Tune in on your computer at www.HarryChapinRadio.com

Or on your smart phone at http://mobile.shoutcaststreaming.us/harrychapin

At the latter url, you can stream via Bluetooth to your car stereo speakers.

You might want to bookmark the station on your device so you can listen to Harry’s music anytime.

It’s a great way to remember a truly remarkable songwriter, performer, and fine human being. So tune in, celebrate Harry's life, and find a way to "do something" to make a difference for someone in need, as Harry was fond of encouraging, through his campaigns to fight hunger, and more.

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