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Monday, August 29, 2016

Special Edition: Remembering Gene Wilder... Aug 29 2016

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Gene Wilder, Of "Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles," "Silver Streak," Is Gone

By Larry Wines

Gene Wilder is dead at age 83. Born as Jerome Silberman, he was, as the Washington Post characterized today, "an actor known for nimble comic portrayals of neurotics," though that unfairly diminishes his prowess in light of the charismatic charm he brought to so many roles. The Post also noted, "Mostly, he devoted himself to painting and writing."

That writing included screenplays and five books, "My French Whore," "The Woman Who Wouldn't," "Something to Remember," "Of Magic and Mangers," and his memoir, "Kiss Me Like a Stranger." Mel Brooks and Wilder were nominated for an Academy Award for writing "Young Frankenstein."

Brooks, who directed Wilder in some of his most iconic movie roles, used Twitter today to mourn the actor's death: "Gene Wilder - One of the truly great talents of our time," Brooks wrote. "He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship."

Carl Reiner tweeted, "GeneWilder - Au revoir to a gifted actor whose films I suggest you re-visit if you want to be thoroughly entertained."

The social media universe has overflowed with tributes. Everyone from Steve Martin to Bob Saget, Sarah Silverman to Billy Crystal, Harry Connick Jr. to Chris Rock, Albert Brooks to Amy Schumer, Margaret Cho to Rob Lowe, Sir Roger Moore to George Takei, Larry Wilmore to Russell Crowe, Jake Tapper to Leonard Maltin, Snoop Dogg to Josh Groban, has expressed thanks and admiration for Wilder, or just a sense of loss.

Word did not circulate until Monday that Wilder had died Sunday at the age of 83. His family said his passing followed complications from Alzheimer's disease.

His role in "The Producers" would have been enough to constitute a signature for anyone else able to play it so memorably. But it would take the long-running Broadway revival before someone else would do that.

His filmography is more extensive than you might remember. Here it is, most recent to earliest work:

Alice in Wonderland, 1999
Another You, 1991
Funny About Love, 1990
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, 1989
Haunted Honeymoon, 1986
The Woman in Red, 1984
Hanky Panky, 1982
Stir Crazy, 1980
Sunday Lovers, 1980
The Frisco Kid, 1979
The World's Greatest Lover, 1977
Silver Streak, 1976
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, 1975
The Little Prince, 1974
Young Frankenstein, 1974
Rhinoceros, 1974
Blazing Saddles, 1974
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask, 1972
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971
Start the Revolution Without Me, 1970
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx, 1970
The Producers, 1968
Bonnie and Clyde, 1967 (yep, he's in there with Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, and Estelle Parsons.)

There was always on-screen chemistry when Wilder was teamed with Richard Pryor. The two did four films together -- "Stir Crazy," "See No Evil Hear No Evil," "Silver Streak," and "Another You."

The Hollywood Reporter noted, "Perhaps the most iconic buddy comedy duos of all time, the pair appeared in multiple films, which became instant classics."

Actress Rain Pryor, daughter of Richard Pryor, told that publication her late father "always stood in awe of Gene Wilder." She recalled her father saying, "He thought them together was amazing. He always said, 'That man's a genius, and he's a good man, that's for sure.'"

Much of the duo's bantering onscreen dialog, which drove the audience's love for the characters, would be out of the question today as having too much potential to be offensive to racial sensibilities. That applies exponentially to nearly all the dialog in the Mel Brooks classic, "Blazing Saddles," in which Wilder shared one of the many prominent parts. Yet it was the individuality he imparted to so many of his roles that is responsible for an appreciable part of the pantheon of iconic movie lines.

One example? What he brought to the Leo Bloom character in "The Producers," early in his career, in 1968: "I'm hysterical! I'm having hysterics. I'm hysterical. I can't stop when I get like this. I can't stop. I'm hysterical. Oh my god. Ah-la-la-la."

"Silver Streak" brought another of Wilder's many trademark lines, this one delivered in partial falsetto with precise timing, expressing his character's "not-again" (and yes, neurotic) disbelief each of the many times he is thrown off the speeding passenger train. As he rises from the middle of the tracks or the weeds alongside them, or the water beneath a bridge, animated with a cross-body roundhouse punch of the air, with the perfect marriage of slapstick and predictable, anticipated shtick, he exclaims, "Son of a BITCH!"

That film, like "Blazing Saddles" that preceded it, was notable as a milestone in Hollywood's handling of race issues that had long been soft peddled, made inauthentic by contrived angst, or handled ham-handedly by the wave of blaxploitation crime films. These two films brought characters who needed each other, across racial lines, to achieve their own goals. And the characters of different races were seen facing threats and challenges and genuinely enjoying their associations. In the mid-1970s, just six and eight years after the murder of Martin Luther King, that was huge.

"Blazing Saddles" has amassed plenty of lore, so we'll go with "Silver Streak" for a moment.

Anyone who loves trains will always remember Gene Wilder's editor of gardening books (and sex manuals), with Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh, and serious British actor Patrick McGoohan in "Silver Streak." Anyone who sees it remembers McGoohan's nefarious highbrow character applying the "n" word, and how Pryor and Wilder respond.

Some films achieve esoteric meanings their makers never know. "Railfans" is the most polite of many terms for people who like trains -- the other terms range into the territory of those who, uhh, have far too much affection for trains. At all levels of that aberrant subculture, including film, there is folklore. Released in 1976, "Silver Streak" developed an immediate and unique cult status. That includes its unique expression among the crew of the only nationwide Bicentennial project, the American Freedom Train. Upon arrival in each town, anyone who was off-duty checked the theatre listings, then schemed to secure enough host-provided "courtesy cars" and mounted a safari of all who could go to see the film, again and again, through all the states while it was screening. Eventually, at least a dozen crew members of varied racial and ethnic backgrounds -- who were mutually responsible for safeguarding George Washington's copy of the Constitution and Jamie Wyeth's original portrait of JFK, or who had the ancient knowledge required to keep the train's steam locomotives running -- could all quote the entire script of "Silver Streak."

In a sense, that's representative of something larger. Wilder is fondly regarded by diversely different fans for so many of his roles. "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" brought his perfectly-timed pregnant pause and single word, "! -- Nothing!" which turns up as a recorded interjection in sociopolitical punditry. Moreover, he imparted another "something" to his portrayal of the film's lead character -- it's been called "the condescending Wonka meme for the digital generation." Wilder in Wonka's gaudily colorful suit, exhibiting that wistful, almost Mona Lisa smile, is the basis for thousands of different quips and slogans, a ubiquitous internet picture as recognizable as the four-pane Windows square.

There are numerous lines from "Stir Crazy," his and Pryor's, from those in the chicken suits to several behind bars or making their wild and wacky escape.

There was Dr. Frederick Frankenstein -- and you just caught yourself, didn't you, to make sure you pronounced it the way Gene Wilder kept correcting the other characters to say it, in that signature line: "That's Fronck-en-steen." Some may remember his delivery, "Ladies and gentlemen, may I present for your intellectual and philosophical pleasure -- the CREATURE."

In real life, Gene Wilder lost his celebrated wife, Gilda Radner, to ovarian cancer in 1989. The two had married in 1984. His 2005 book, "Kiss Me Like a Stranger," was called by the L.A. Times, "witty" and "a frank, charming memoir." The reviewer found the book, "refreshingly free from the two major sins of show-biz autobiographies: self-aggrandizement and score-settling."

Indeed, Wilder's honesty prevails throughout its pages. The Times noted, "...when it comes to neediness, no one could top Wilder's third wife, comedian Gilda Radner, whose exuberant, exhausting personality dominates the book's three most interesting chapters. Radner was, he writes, 'the most generous and compassionate and original person I had ever known.'"

But that's not all. The two married in 1984. He also declared her to have been a "clinging baby pulling at my shirt sleeve every minute."

Times book reviewer Wendy Smith astutely found the essential points, writing, "It's tough to be honest about a popular star who died prematurely, but Wilder makes palpable both his love and his exasperation as Radner battled ovarian cancer and, like many terminally ill people, vented her pain and rage on those closest to her."

Smith continued, "When he explodes, 'just get off of yourself! I don't know how to help you any more than I'm doing,' he's venting not just his own frustration but that of anyone who's ever been in the unbearable situation of watching someone they love die without the well-scripted grace of a Hollywood movie."

The reviewer as diviner of human nature perfectly fit the book she was reviewing. Smith also explored, "Wilder's nuanced portrait of Richard Pryor similarly balances the pleasures of working with a comic genius against the aggravation of dealing with a mercurial, often hostile -- and while working on 'Stir Crazy,' drug-crazed -- individual."

Wilder and Radner were among the very few show biz couples who, despite it all, were totally in love, truly devoted to one another, through all the pain and impending death. Both could be zany comic geniuses along with the thoughtful side of creativity the public never saw. Then came the void, no more Roseanne Roseannadanna, or Emily Litella, or the other expressions of her bright genius. And only a year after her death, a veritable cure was found for the exact strain of cancer that had killed her.

Was Gene Wilder ever the same? He wrote "Kiss Me Like a Stranger" when he was, himself, a cancer survivor, at age 71, of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Smith concluded about the book, "If this all sounds awfully serious, be assured that Wilder tells plenty of entertaining stories about his work with everyone, including Jerome Robbins, Mike Nichols, Mel Brooks and Zero Mostel. [This] is as witty a memoir as you're likely to get... It's also a reflective and well-written meditation on the life of someone who has more on his mind than the next big part or belly laugh."

So much of his work was collaborative, whether writing "Young Frankenstein" with Mel Brooks or in his onscreen pairings, or in his marriage to a famous comedienne. Orlando Jones captured that when he wrote today on his social media page, "RIP Gene Wilder. You will be missed. Say hello to Gilda and Richard for us."

Gene Wilder left a considerable body of work on the screen as actor and screenwriter, and fortunately plenty of written words that come alive on stage or screen or for the solitary reader. That prominently includes his memoir among the five books he authored.

The rest? As always with the departed artist, it is for us to determine how his (or her) influence speaks to us, how meaningfully, how enduringly. There's that painting depicting Elvis with James Dean, Buddy Holly and Marilyn Monroe all sitting at a bar. So now it warrants redoing to position all of them as the audience in a club, with Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, and Richard Pryor the co-headliners sharing the stage. Because surely, we, their public, wanted to see encores from each of them. And in this year filled with unending unpleasant surprises, we surely could have used all three of them to get through it.



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Saturday, August 27, 2016

We've been burglarized. No new edition this weekend.

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When an unknown person enters your bedroom while you are asleep, and takes all your money and both your cell phones, you're really not able to put attention into publishing a new edition of an arts and music journal.

No, you don't want to stay there anymore, not because of any sense of danger, but because your private space has been violated.

As for the Guide? We'll be back, with plenty of fresh music news and reviews. Just not now.
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Festivals, Concerts, Music News, Video Picks, through August's End, "to Infinity... and Beyond!"... (2016)

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This week has plenty of notable mid-week tunefulness, AND, gee-whiz golly-gosh, Saturday is one of those alignment-of-the-planets kinda days & nights when EVERYTHING is happening! So we figured you best get started early.

Here ya go! Ball in your court for the medal round. Enjoy!


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CONTENTS / IN THIS EDITION

1) Festivals! Second-Half of August

2) This Week: Live Music & Events, Monday Through Friday

3) This Weekend: August 20 & 21, Live Music & Events

4) After this Week, through August's End: Live Music, etc.

5) September Festivals, Concerts, Events

6) October Festivals, Concerts, Events

7) November's Events... Except, Er, Uhh... (that damned election)

8) This Week's Music Video: "Wasting Away Again in My Coupe De Ville."

9) More Videos: Lisa Haley & the Zydecats & their 20th Anniversary Romp

10) Scottish Pipe Band from "On the Day" Doc. Film; Special Thru Aug 15

Let's get started!


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# 1 news feature


FESTIVALS! SECOND-HALF OF AUGUST


Arranged chronologically by start date and time of day, through August...
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Fri, Sat & Sun, Aug 19, 20 & 21: Annual "SUMMERGRASS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" with performances Friday (3-10 pm; shorter opening day sched) by ROCKY NECK, CHRIS HENRY, BURNING HEARTS, BLUEGRASS, ETC., and more; Saturday (10 am-10 pm) by THIS JUST IN, ROCKY NECK, CHRIS HENRY, BURNING HEARTS, BLUEGRASS, ETC., VIRTUAL STRANGERS, VINTAGE MARTINIES, GIBSON BROS., DAVID PARMLEY, and more; and performances Sunday (10 am-10 pm) by SWEET TIDINGS, GONE TOMORROW, ROCKY NECK, VINTAGE MARTINIES, GIBSON BROS., DAVID PARMLEY, and more, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N Santa Fe Av, Vista 92083 (San Diego Co). (We told you alllll about it, months ago.)
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Sat, Aug 20, Noon-8 pm "L.A. TACO FESTIVAL" in Grand Park, downtown L.A. Tacos may be taking center stage at this festival, but FREE live music and dance performances, plus the purchasable creations local taco masters, round-out the reasons to catch this summer event. Caution: We do not know what musical genre(s) you will experience, but we 'spect at least some of that delightful trad Mexican/Southwestern folk music with horns, oversized guityars, and accordions. Ride the Red/Purple Line Subway to City Hall Station and you're right there at the bottom end of the spacious stood-on-end park.
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Sat, Aug 20, 5:30 pm: "FESTIVAL OF THE AUGUST MOON" brings a full program of musicians, dancers, and artists of Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese cultures, in the New Mission Theater at Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 9015 Wilbur Av, Northridge 81324; 818-993-1669; manager@elisabethwaldomusic.com. We don't bring you a lot of "world" music, but this one looks like a good program in a very intimate venue. Get tix PROMPTLY if you want to go!
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Fri, Aug 19, 6-10 pm Weekly "MONROVIA FAMILY FESTIVAL" has lots of live acoustic music throughout old downtown Monrovia, plus carnival rides, food, and all kinds 'o things with FREE admission. Of particular interest is the FREE 8-10 pm "KATTYWOMPUS CONCERT & JAM" at Dollmakers Kattywompus, 412 S Myrtle Av, Monrovia 91016; 626-357-1091. For info on the event and the url to watch LIVE on the web, call Jennifer Ranger, 626-357-1091.
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Sun, Aug 21, all day: Annual "JAZZ in the PINES FESTIVAL" in Idyllwild. LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS play at noon. Full info & sched., www.idyllwildjazz.com
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Sat, Aug 27, 11 am-7:30 pm: "VENICE BEACH MUSIC FEST" at Windward Plaza Park in Venice. Some of the best in local music, art, and literature is on display at this multi-genre, quite eclectic and FREE annual fest. And hey, the beach, before the Labor Day crush? Escaping the heat? Put us in coach, we're ready to play.
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Sun, Aug 28, 9 am-6 pm: 17th Annual "ELVIS FESTIVAL" on Historic Main Street in Garden Grove (OC). Themed "The King Lives On," this FREE festival celebrates everything Elvis, including a car show, "Elvis" & "Priscilla" on stilts, a trivia contest, memorabilia sales, food, and more. Wear your blue suede shoes and grab you a hunka-hunka pie, momma'baby.
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Aug 29-Sep 1: Annual "WESTERN ARTS ALLIANCE CONFERENCE" this year is in downtown L.A. Though it's for "members," which are arts institutions and venue bookers, most live performances are held in local venues, and some are scheduled when those venues are open to patrons. Since the acts are literally from everywhere imaginable, this is a unique opportunity to partake of some live performances you wouldn't see here otherwise, and to catch a lot of acts from other places in a short few days. Beyond that? Ball in your court. Do some web searches each day, starting now, using the organization's name. Fresh listings will appear as gigs are booked for acts to audition or showcase under normal performance conditions.
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THIS WEEK: LIVE MUSIC & EVENTS, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY


Festivals are NOT repeated here; they're in the # 1 news feature. Separate listings are here for concerts and such, each day, Monday through Friday.

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Mon, Aug 15, 6-10 pm: Pianoman MARC BOSSERMAN plays solo at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. Details, www.marcbosserman.com/gigs; Download some of Marc's original music (and see why we like this guy) at: www.marcbosserman.bandcamp.com
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Mon, Aug 15, 7-9 pm, DENNIS G & THE ZYDECO TRAIL RIDERZ play the "ZYDECO AT THE FORD" Zydeco Dance Workshop Fundraiser at the John Anson Ford Ampitheater, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Los Angeles 90068 One of the Ford Theatre JAM Session series in the historic John Anson Ford Theatre. There will be a dance lesson by Karen Redding, followed by an open dance to our music.

This is a free event open to the public. And, hey, you KNOW the summer is not complete without catching a performance at the Ford. It's the baby sister of the Hollywood Bowl, with all the same amenities and only a tiny traffic jam. Plus, this event is FREE.

The Guide's zydeco dance instructor pal Karen Redding says, "Yes, siree! Talk about beautiful August nights. Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, we're very fortunate that The Ford has included Zydeco in its annual JAM session series this year. Come out to The Ford for this rare event! As you can see by the photo, this is a jewel of a venue. Nestled snugly in the Hollywood hills on the other side of the 101 (Hollywood) Freeway from the Hollywood Bowl, The Ford was just renovated last year and I can't wait to see it!"

Dancers and listeners and everyone who loves authentic Louisiana music and dance are all invited to join me in a one-hour dance lesson followed by live music performed by DENNIS G & THE ZYDECO TRAIL RIDERZ.

At 7 pm, FREE, you can "Learn to 'Do the Zydeco'" with Karen Redding. She tells the Guide, "In the one-hour class that starts promptly at 7 pm, we'll cover basic footwork, moving from open to closed dance position, hand-toss, some easy fun moves and turns. No partner, no problem! We rotate! If there's time, we can do either a line dance or quick basic waltz review. I will adjust the level of instruction for the level of the dancers who come, so mark your calendars and show up. Starting at 8 pm, attendees can dance for another hour or so to LIVE ZYDECO performed by L.A.'s hottest new Zydeco band -- or just listen and enjoy.

"Even if you already know how to dance, please come join us for this very rare opportunity to dance to your favorite Zydeco tunes in this jewel of a venue. I would really appreciate it if you could join us to help work with beginning students and spread the gospel of Zydeco.With your support, Zydeco will return in the future.

"This venue is very special. You will make new friends and have memories that will last a lifetime, dancing under the starry skies in the warm summer air. Gentlemen, your presence is especially appreciated so the ladies have more dance partners. Couples and singles welcome! This event will start exactly on time, so plan ahead for parking and transportation time if you park on the street or in the lot offsite. Arrive early and enjoy the terraced patio for balmy outdoor dining. Snacks and sandwiches are available to purchase or bring your own."

FREE. Reservations not required but appreciated. Plenty of parking available in the main parking lot. Event info:
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Free tickets available at the Ford's website or at: http://louisianadancela.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e3744e54a8c9d3ac4d3cd656c&id=5cab6bc715&e=e3d598f318
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Mon, Aug 15, 7 pm: LEROY MACK & GLORYLAND play Cody's Viva Cantina in the Riverside Rancho Room, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506; 818-845-2425.
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Mon, Aug 15, 7:30 pm: BROMBIES play their long-running weekly BLUEGRASS residency at Cody's Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506; 818-515-4444. (One of TWO bluegrass events here tonight.)
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Mon, Aug 15, 8 pm Monthly "BASC BLUEGRASS CONCERT" presented by the Bluegrass Assoc. of Southern Cal at Cody's Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506; 818-515-4444. (One of TWO bluegrass events here tonight.)
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Mon, Aug 15, 9 pm: REBECCA KLEINMANN QUARTET & FABIANO NASCIMENTO play the Blue Whale Jazz Club, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, #301, Los Angeles 90012; 213-620-0908.
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Mon, Aug 15, 9-11 pm Weekly "CELTIC ARTS CENTER IRISH MUSIC SESSION presented by the Celtic Arts Center at the Mayflower Club, 4843 Laurel Canyon Bl, Studio City; 818-760-8322.
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Tuesday, August 16
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Tue, Aug 16, 6:30-9:30 pm: Pianoman MARC BOSSERMAN plays the Red Restaurant and Bar; piano/vocals. Details, www.marcbosserman.com/gigs; Download some of Marc's original music (and see why we like this guy) at: www.marcbosserman.bandcamp.com
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Tue, Aug 16, 7-9:30 pm: Weekly "SONGWRITERS SERENADE" all-acoustic showcase hosted by JC HYKE at Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant & Bar, 145 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006. No cover, Venue has full menu and full bar.
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Tue, Aug 16, 8 pm: THE LION SONS play the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reserv (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236.
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Tue, Aug 16 (& every other Tuesday) 8-11 pm: DENNIS G & THE ZYDECO TRAIL RIDERZ play The Little Easy Bar, 216 W 5th St, Los Angeles. Loaded with atmosphere in the historic Alexandria Hotel. Good food, drinks and Louisiana music in downtown L.A.
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Tue, Aug 16, 8 pm: "THE DROP: MIKE POSNER" sponsored by Amoeba. Currently on tour with Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, the GRAMMY Museum welcomes singer-songwriter and producer Mike Posner to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion on his new album "At Night, Alone," and career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by a special performance. Non-refundable / non-transferable tix at 213-765-6800 or www.grammymuseum.org
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Tue, Aug 16, 8 pm KEN O'MALLEY plays his residency of authentic and original Irish music at Finn McCool, 2702 Main St, Santa Monica 90405; 310-452-1734.
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Tue, Aug 16, 8-11 pm: Weekly "TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION" is a structured jam at Timmy Nolan's Tavern & Grill, 10111 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake 91602; 818-985-3359.
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Wednesday, August 17
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Wed, Aug 17, 7-10 pm SONGMAKERS monthly "UKULELE SONG CIRCLE" at Instrumental Music, 1501 E Thousand Oaks Bl, Thousand Oaks. Info, call Pat Cronin, 805-236-7958.
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Wed, Aug 17, 7:30 pm: "ARDENT STUDIOS: 50 YEARS OF MUSIC HISTORY," featuring Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Jesse Valenzuela, Luther Russell, and Adam Hill. The GRAMMY Museum and Ardent Studios will celebrate the legendary studio's 50th anniversary with an intimate evening featuring Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Jesse Valenzuela, Luther Russell, and Adam Hill. Panelists will discuss their experiences and the studio's rich history with moderator Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. The discussion will be followed by a special performance. Non-refundable / non-transferable tix at 213-765-6800 or www.grammymuseum.org
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Wed, Aug 17, 8 pm JACKSON BROWNE plays the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, 2700 N Vermont, Los Angeles 90027; 213-480-3232.
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Wed, Aug 17, 8:30-11:30 pm: Weekly "IRISH SESSION" led by MICHAEL KELLY of SLIGO RAGS, at Griffins Of Kinsale, 1007 Mission St, South Pasadena; 626-799-0926.
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Thu, Aug 18, 5-8 pm KEN O'MALLEY plays his weekly residency of authentic and original Irish music at the Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Av, Long Beach 90802; 562-437-8300.
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Thu, Aug 18, 6:30-9:30 pm Twice-monthly "FOUNTAIN VALLEY BLUEGRASS JAM" at Orange County Archery, 18792 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley 92708. Info, contact Shelah Spiegel, 714-454-1976, or ifiddler@yahoo.com
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Thu, Aug 18, 7 pm, "MARINA DEL REY'S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES" presents PUCCINI’S 'MADAMA BUTTERFLY," at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey. Bring blankets and snacks for this family-friendly FREE outdoor summer concert.
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Thu, Aug 18, 7 pm BOB BAKER MARIONETTES play their annual FREE show at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230. Generations of L.A. kids have enjoyed them in their own theatre, a landmark and true institution.
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Thu, Aug 18, 7-9 pm; Twice-monthly "SAN DIEGO OLD TIME FIDDLERS JAM" at Boll Weevil Restaurant, 9330 Clairemont Mesa Bl, San Diego (Clairemont Mesa); 858- 571-6225.
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Thu, Aug 18, 7:30 pm: MAVIS STAPLES plays this year's landmark edition of the FREE summer "Twilight Dance Series" at the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica 90401; 310-396-0799
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Thu, Aug 18, 7:30 pm: LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS play the " Director's Choice Concert" at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W Malvern Av, Fullerton 92833; www.themuck.org. Lisa says, "Come out and dance!"
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Thu, Aug 18, 8 pm MUSIC MAKER BLUES REVUE is billed as "Southern boogie all-stars," at the Skirball Cultural Center's FREE Thursday night summer concert series, at 2701 N Sepulveda Bl, Los Angeles 90049; 310-440-4578. Most of this series is "world music," so catch this ROOTS-AMERICANA show and show the venue they need to book more Americana acts!
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Thu, Aug 18, 8 pm: KARLA BONOFF plays the Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara 93101; 805-963-0761.
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Thu, Aug 18, 8 pm: HIROYA TSUKAMOTO plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reserv (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236.
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Thu, Aug 18, 8-11 pm: Weekly "HONKY TONK HACIENDA" is a central Americana music event in L.A., with a different lineup of bands every Thursday all summer at El Cid, 4212 W Sunset Bl, Los Angeles 90029; 323-668-0318.
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Thu, Aug 18, 9 pm: RICK SHEA plays the Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; 310-390-1328. The little venue is the size of a postage stamp and barstool seating is competitive. But it's a fun place with good people.
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Friday, August 19
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Fri, Aug 19, 5:30-9:30 pm: Pianoman MARC BOSSERMAN plays a venue named Deliteful Meals. Details, www.marcbosserman.com/gigs; Download some of Marc's original music (and see why we like this guy) at: www.marcbosserman.bandcamp.com
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Fri, Aug 19, 6:30-9 pm: Weekly "TRADITION IRISH TUNES WITH THE QUINNS" at La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St, Santa Barbara.
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Fri, Aug 19, 7 pm TIM & MYLES THOMPSON play the Canon House Concerts in Santa Barbara 93105. Reservations get directions at: rgclosson@gmail.com
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Fri, Aug 19, 7:30 pm MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE play the FREE summer concert series at FIG at 7th, 735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles 90017. Ride the Red/Purple Line Subway to Metro Center and you're right there.
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Fri, Aug 19, 8 pm: "ROOTS ON THE RAILS REVUE" with DAVE ALVIN & MARY GAUTHIER, plus RICK SHEA & CHRISTY McWILSON, is a much-anticipated show at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497. Waste NO time getting tix for this, or you'll be left-out (we told you WEEKS ago.)
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Fri, Aug 19, 8 pm: KARLA BONOFF plays the FREE summer concert series at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230. Her gigs at the two Levitts are easily among the very best FREE folk concerts of the summer.
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Fri, Aug 19, 8 pm: BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS play the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood 90068; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232.
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Fri, Aug 19, 8 pm THE BURGANS & CHAN, alums of WE FIVE, return to the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reserv (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236.
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Fri, Aug 19, 8 pm: WHISKEY SUNDAY plays Ireland’s 32, 13721 Burbank Bl, Van Nuys 91401; 818-785-4031.
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Fri, Aug 19, 8-10 pm BEACH MOVIE NIGHTS: "FINDING NEMO," at the Dockweiler Youth Center. FREE screening on the beach.
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Fri, Aug 19, 8-11 pm: THE PLOUGHBOYS play their weekly Irish music residency at the Tam O' Shanter Ale & Sandwich Bar Lounge, 2980 Los Feliz Bl, Los Feliz 90039; 323-664-0228.
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THIS WEEKEND: AUGUST 20 & 21, LIVE MUSIC & EVENTS


Festivals are NOT repeated here; they're in the # 1 news feature. Separate listings are here for Saturday's & Sunday's concerts & events.

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Sat, Aug 20, 2 pm STEPHEN KALINICH, CARLA OLSON, JOHN YORK, NEIL ROSENGARDEN, & PAUL ZOLLO present a formidable matinee "AFTERNOON TO HONOR THE SONGWRITER AND THE POET" at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reserv (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236. Get reservations right away, because with that formidable lineup, this'll probably sell-out.
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Sat, Aug 20, 6-8 pm: LAUREN ADAMS & her excellent band to play her CD RELEASE SHOW at Genghis Cohen, 740 N Fairfax Av, Los Angeles 90046. It's a FREE event, as folk artist LAUREN ADAMS brings her exceptional full band of seasoned pros to celebrate her new album, "Somewhere Else." The quite impressive lineup of musicians on stage -- each a recording artist and L.A. music scene stalwart in his/her own right -- are Lauren, Nick Kirgo, Debra Dobkin, Mark "Pocket" Goldberg, Dave Frase, Hank VanSickle, and Lisa Turner. Full info on the new album and the band are at: http://www.laurenadams.com/

At her site, you can listen to Lauren talk about songwriting and her process -- in "The STANDING ‘O’ PROJECT" -- and watch the video for "Somewhere Else," which premiered at "Songwriting UK."

Full disclosure: the Guide has been very impressed for a long time. Take this quote: "Lauren’s song 'Thirsty,' title track to one of her albums, evokes lost country and western from a time before Nashville lost the western part and turned it all into dysfunctional relationship, red-state-trailer-park rock." -- Larry Wines, The Acoustic Americana Music Guide, 2012.

Heartfelt and full of emotion, Adams always adds her sense of humor making the music fun and upbeat. As she has done on her previous three releases, with "Somewhere Else," Adams delivers quality songwriting in the Carol King / Eagles / Lucinda Williams vein: deep Americana roots and vivid storytelling delivered by a group of tasteful, compassionate players including her producer and friend Nick Kirgo (Nels Kline of Wilco, JD Souther, Vonda Shepard), Mark 'Pocket' Goldberg and Dave Fraser). Lauren Adams’ songs evoke lots of places and times and themes. You hear everything from the Florida Everglades to L.A.'s Laurel Canyon. There’s wood and steel and sweet harmonies at one turn and fuzz guitar and drums at the next. But the song remains king.

You can go early and order dinner; venue is known for its Chinese food. Make sure they seat you in the music hall, and be early enough to get a seat at what'll be a capacity crowd for this FREE show.
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Sat, Aug 20, 6 pm: EDDIE BERMAN plays the FREE "Tiny Porch Concerts" series co-sponsored by the Nat'l Park Service at Peter Strauss Ranch in Santa Monica Mtns Nat'l Rec. Area, 30000 Mulholland Hwy, Agoura Hills, 91301.
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Sat, Aug 20, 6-11 pm: "ROOFTOP CINEMA SERIES" presents "HOOK" at Corporate Center Pasadena on South Lake. Kids and adults gather for one of the modern cinematic retellings of the Peter Pan adventure. It's FREE. There's a live DJ and free parking.
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Fri, Aug 19, 6-10 pm Weekly "MONROVIA FAMILY FESTIVAL" has lots of live acoustic music throughout old downtown Monrovia, plus carnival rides, food, and all kinds 'o things with FREE admission. Of particular interest is the FREE 8-10 pm "KATTYWOMPUS CONCERT & JAM" at Dollmakers Kattywompus, 412 S Myrtle Av, Monrovia 91016; 626-357-1091. For info on the event and the url to watch LIVE on the web, call Jennifer Ranger, 626-357-1091.
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Sat, Aug 20, 6:30-10:30 pm: Weekly "BLUEGRASS CONCERT SERIES" brings different bands each Saturday to Me N Ed's Pizza Parlor, 4115 Paramount Bl, Lakewood 90712; 562-421-8908.
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Sat, Aug 20, 7 pm TAYLOR MADE James Taylor Tribute Band plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reserv (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236.
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Sat, Aug 20, 7:30 pm: THE PASADENA POPS explore "COLE PORTER'S WORLD" with MICHAEL FEINSTEIN conducting, at the LA County Arboretum, just south of the 210 Fwy at the Baldwin exit in Arcadia. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking. Concert begins at 7:30 pm. It's an evening solely devoted to one of America’s most beloved musical icons, Cole Porter. "Smart and sophisticated with a naughty boy’s streak for mischief, Porter was in that rare echelon of songwriters who wrote both words and music," says Feinstein. But that's not all. Feinstein gives you a veritable backstage pass into his world for an evening of classics with "I’ve Got You Under My Skin," "I Love Paris," "Night and Day" and many more of your favorites. Lawn Tickets start at $25. Table seats, $45 - $132 (some sections sold-out early; we warned you weeks ago.) Tix at: https://pasadenasymphony-pops.secure.force.com/ticket or by phone at 626-793-7172.
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Sat, Aug 20, 7:30 pm KARLA BONOFF plays the " AMSD Concerts" series in the Laura R. Charles Theater at Sweetwater High School, 2900 Highland Av, National City 91950 (South San Diego Co.)
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Sat, Aug 20, 7:30 pm: RANDI DRISCOLL plays Seth and Tony's House Concerts series in the Highland Park/Eagle Rock area, Los Angeles 90042. Includes dinner at 6 pm.
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Sat, Aug 20, 8 pm: MARLEY’S GHOST plays the monthly "LIVING TRADITION" concert at Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim 92805; 714-955-3807; www.thelivingtradition.org. Advance tix strongly recommended so you don't see a "sold out" sign. These guys have been around a long time, they're based in the Pac NW and don't get down here nearly often enough.
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Sat, Aug 20, 7-10 pm: DUANE THORIN & FRIENDS play a FREE night at Pub Nowhere, 1220 W Burbank Bl, Burbank; 818-556-6550. The superbly talented Duane says, "great guests, including the amazingly entertaining RASPIN STUWART (who, in addition to his musical prowess, is the founder of Boulevard magazine), singer KATHY SANDERS and MARC -- I do quite a few duets with Kathy -- plus DONNA BEA and more to be announced. Lots of tunes and jamming. We might make you sing, too! Bring some friends, it is a friendly little old fashioned place. Bring your appetite. There is very nice homemade food there. (Artichokes, people, artichokes!) No cover charge. We have a tip jar if you like us :) ."
Help? www.mapquest.com/us/california/business-burbank/pub-nowhere-369327740
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Sat, Aug 20, 8 pm: THE GIPSY KINGS play the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, L.A., 2700 N Vermont, Los Angeles 90027; 213-480-3232.
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Sat, Aug 20, 8 pm STAN RIDGWAY, the great L.A.-based bluesman, plays McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497.
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Sat, Aug 20, 8 pm NATALIE GELMAN plus LILY WILSON play Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; 310-398-2583. The Guide folks are longtime fans of Lily Wilson. She's a fine songwriter, good guitarist, and fine vocalist.
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Sat, Aug 20, 8 pm BERKLEY HART plus GARY STOCKDALE play the "Camarillo Cafe" concert series at Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E Burnley St, Camarillo 93010 (VC); 805-523-2682. For lovers of exceptionally good songwriting and male voices with the performance chops to make their own material meaningful, powerful, and memorable, THIS is your show. Bring extra bucks to buy CDs, because you won't want to leave without taking them with you.
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Sat, Aug 20, 8 pm YUVAL RON plus the SWING RIOTS QUIRKTETTE team-up for a FREE evening in partnership with FolkWorks at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park Station and you're right there. Enjoy the food truck offerings or bring a picnic (but no alcohol is allowed).
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Sat, Aug 20, 8 pm: MARIACHI LOS COMPEROS DE NATI CANO play the FREE summer concert series at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park, 2230 W 6th St, Los Angeles 90057; 213-384-5701.
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Sat, Aug 20, 8 pm: WHISKEY SUNDAY plays Ladyface Alehouse, 29281 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills 91301; 818-477-4566.
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Sat, Aug 20, 8 pm: Weekly "SONGWRITER'S SQUARE" showcase hosted by BILL BERRY at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Café, 2106 Hyperion Av, Los Angeles (Silverlake); 310-947-9019.
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Sat, Aug 20, 8-10 pm: "FREE SUMMER MOVIE" in NoHo: "GRAVITY" in North Hollywood Park. Free screening of "Gravity" AND free popcorn! Plus, what'll it be like to see all that high-speed space junk whizzing past you in the great outdoors under a dark sky?
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Sat, Aug 20, 9 pm-1 am: LEVI PETREE Album Release Party, plus NOCONA, at Villains Tavern, 1356 Palmetto St, Los Angeles 90013. You won't need to get your eyes checked: Jacob Penniston on accordion with Levi, while Paul Rathje is away.
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Sun, Aug 21, 9 am PASADENA FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY presents "SUNDAY MORNING BLUEGRASS GOSPEL IN THE GARDEN" featuring ERIC UGLUM & BUD BIERHAUS (aka THE VINTAGE MARTINS) at Arlington Gardens, 275 Arlington Dr, Pasadena 91105; 626-395-4652.
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Sun, Aug 21, 9:30 am-2:30 pm: Weekly "BLUEGRASS BRUNCH" at Urban Solace, 3823 30th St, San Diego 92104; 619-295-6464.
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Sun, Aug 21, 10:30 am MARK LEWIS & THE KITE KIDS play "PETER ALSOP’S KIDS CONCERTS" at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga 90290; 310-455-3723.
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Sun, Aug 21, 11 am THE HOLLOW TREES play a "Family Concert and CD Release Party" show at Cody’s Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506; 818-845-2425. FREE with a one-item menu or bar purchase. Park free across the street.
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Sun, Aug 21, 1-3 pm: Monthly "WESTERN MUSIC JAM" at the Autry National Center / Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles 90027; 323-667-2000. Museum is across the giant parking lot (free parking) from the L.A. Zoo entrance. Co-sponsored by the WESTERN MUSIC ASSOCIATION California Chapter. All performers get free admission, as do WMA members. Those who come to listen and enjoy pay regular museum admission. It's delightfully air conditioned inside where the jam is held. Go early and enjoy lunch at the museum's cafe (tasty sandwiches, chili, etc.)
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Sun, Aug 21, 2 pm: THE BROAD STAGE PRESENTS: "THE HEIDI CHRONICLES," by Wendy Wasserstein, in a new series of play readings performed by SANTA MONICA REP, at the Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St, Santa Monica 90401. TV writer-producer Betsy Borns will lead a post-show discussion after the performance. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Hull-Warriner Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. It's a coming of age story set against the backdrop of the women's liberation movement from the '60s through the '80s. This Pulitzer Prize winner from Wendy Wasserstein is a moving examination of the progress of a generation, from the socially and politically activist sixties to the success-oriented eighties-a time during which the status of American women underwent profound, and sometimes unsettling, change. As women around the world reach the highest levels of corporate, social, and political power, this play examines how we got here. Funny, touching, and written with rare grace and sensitivity. Tix at: www.thebroadstage.com
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Sun, Aug 21, 2-5 pm: Occasional "BLUEGRASS BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE JAM" happens third & fourth Sundays in EVEN months at the Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina 91723; 626-339-7020.
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Sun, Aug 21, 4 pm CLAUDIA LENNEAR & THE NEW ASHGROVE PLAYERS are the opening act at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts summer concert series in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230. Ride the Gold Line light rail and you're right there. Enjoy the food truck offerings or bring your own picnic (no alcohol; allowed). THE CHAMBER BROTHERS are the headliners at 7 pm, also FREE.
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Sun, Aug 21, 4:30-7:30 pm: Weekly "SANTA BARBARA IRISH SESSION" at La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St, Santa Barbara. Info, Willie Quinn, 805-965-5742.
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Sun, Aug 21, 5:30-9 pm: Pianoman MARC BOSSERMAN plays Larsen's Steakhouse in Valencia. Details, www.marcbosserman.com/gigs; Download some of Marc's original music (and see why we like this guy) at: www.marcbosserman.bandcamp.com
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Sun, Aug 21, 7 pm: THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS, featuring JOE & WILLIE CHAMBERS, play the FREE Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts summer concert series in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230. Ride the Gold Line light rail and you're right there. Enjoy the food truck offerings or bring your own picnic (no alcohol; allowed). Come early for the opening act at 4 pm, CLAUDIA LENNEAR & THE NEW ASHGROVE PLAYERS, also FREE.
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Sun, Aug 21, 7 pm-10 pm: Weekly "IRISH TRAD SESSION" at O'Brien's Irish Pub on Main St., 2941 Main St, Santa Monica 90405.
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Sun, Aug 21, 7:30 pm THE GYPSY KINGS play Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego 92106; 619-523-1010.
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Sun, Aug 21, 7:30 pm: WE THE FOLK play their weekly residency at the historic and classy old Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Bl, Culver City; 310-558-9400; info, contact Sean O'Hara, at 925-216 8993 or wethefolkmusic@gmail.com
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Sun, Aug 21, 7:30-11 pm: Weekly "IRISH MUSIC SESSION" at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2226 Wilshire Bl, Santa Monica 90403; 310-829-5303.
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# 4 news feature


AFTER THIS WEEK, THROUGH AUGUST'S END: LIVE MUSIC, ETC.


August festivals are NOT repeated here; they're in the # 1 news feature. Concerts, events, etc, are listed chronologically by date and start time.
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Mon, Aug 22, 8 pm: "A TRIBUTE TO LANGSTON HUGHES: STORIES, POEMS, JAZZ & THE BLUES," presented by the GRAMMY Museum and WordTheatre®. The GRAMMY Museum is hosts A WordTheatre® Tribute To Langston Hughes: Stories, Poems, Jazz & The Blues. This one-night-only event will feature an impressive cast of TV/film paying tribute to Langston Hughes. Participants will include Sterling K Brown, Jerrika Hinton, Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Jason George, rapper PJ Bucknor, Ryan Michelle Bathe, and Reign Morton. Non-refundable / non-transferable tix at 213-765-6800 or www.grammymuseum.org
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Tue, Aug 23, 6 pm: LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS play the "Memorial Park Concert Series" sponsored by the Senior Center (all ages welcome) in what's otherwise known as Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/events/concerts-in-the-park. Take the Gold Line light rail to Memorial Park station and you're right there. They have cheap eats while they last, or bring your own picnic (but no alcohol.)
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Thu, Aug 25, 7 pm: LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS play the FREE Idyllwild Community Center Concert series, 26150 Hwy 243, Idyllwild 92549; www.idyllwildsummerconcerts.org
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Thu, Aug 25, 8 pm: SPOTLIGHT: THE WILD FEATHERS. General on sale tix: August 11 at noon. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Nashville-based rock group The Wild Feathers to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on their latest album, Lonely Is A Lifetime, which was inspired in part by Gram Parsons. The evening will be hosted by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, and will include a special performance. Non-refundable / non-transferable tix at 213-765-6800 or www.grammymuseum.org
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Fri, Aug 26: YES is touring their big show, "THE ALBUM SERIES: DRAMA + TOPOGRAPHIC 1 & 4" at City National Grove of Anaheim.
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Sat, Aug 27, 6-9 pm: "SATURDAYS OFF THE 405" series brings DIANE COFFEE at the Getty Center. Diane Coffee, the stage persona of SHAUN FLEMING, plays the Getty Center's free evening concert series.
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Mon, Aug 29, 8 pm: "THE DROP: RICH ROBINSON" sponsored by Amoeba. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Rich Robinson to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his latest solo album "Flux" (Eagle Rock Entertainment) and a special performance, hosted by singer-songwriter and music journalist PAUL ZOLLO. Non-refundable / non-transferable tix at 213-765-6800 or www.grammymuseum.org
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Tue, Aug 30, 8 pm: "THE DROP: CORINNE BAILEY RAE," sponsored by Amoeba at the Grammy Museum. SOLD OUT. Info, www.grammymuseum.org
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SEPTEMBER FESTIVALS, CONCERTS, EVENTS


Festivals first...

Fri-Sun, Sep 9-11, see sched: 32nd Annual "TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL" happens at sea and aboard docked vessels and in the friendly land-based facilities of the Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point 92629; 949-496-2274. Most events, including plenty of maritime music, sea chanteys, and the like, happen September 10 & 11, 2016, from 10 am-5 pm. Beyond that, there are plenty of specifics -- starting Fri, Sep 9 -- that require advance planning, and some of those need extra tickets that sell-out well in advance. Complete info in the Guide's # 3 feature story in our Aug 12 edition (http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2016/08/mid-august-musicality-this-weekend-in.html ). Advance online tix for Tall Ships Festival, ocean sails & special events, available now at: www.ocean-institute.org/tall-ships-festival-tickets
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Sat, Sep 24, all day: Annual "IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL" features LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS and many other bands, all FREE, at Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine 92606; www.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage
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Sun, Sep 25, all day: Annual "ADAMS AVENUE STREET FAIR" brings multiple acoustic genres on multiple stages all along Adams Av in San Diego, and features LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS as one of the bands on the Blues Stage at Hawley Bl & Adams Av. Complete info on the event at: www.adamsaveonline.com/StreetFair/default.htm
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September's Concerts & Other Events...

Sat, Sep 3, 7:30 pm: LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS play the "Olivas Adobe Concert Series" at historic Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura 92002; www.cityofventura.net/mus
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Wed, Sep 7, 8 pm: "HOMEGROWN: THE RECORD COMPANY." The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Los Angeles-based rock/soul trio THE RECORD COMPANY to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance-interview with a conversation on their rising career and Los Angeles roots, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.
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Thu, Sep 15: GAVIN DeGRAW & ANDY GRAMMER team up to play the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, L.A., 2700 N Vermont, Los Angeles 90027; 213-480-3232.
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Fri, Sep 16: THE MONKEES play the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
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Fri, Sep 16: LOCAL NATIVES play the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, L.A., 2700 N Vermont, Los Angeles 90027; 213-480-3232.
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Sat, Sep 17, 5-8 pm: "AN EVENING ON BROADWAY" presented as a benefit for the Ocean Institute by the Sand Dollar Guild, at Mission Viejo Country Club (OC). Enjoy dinner and favorite Broadway hits performed by Broadway stars IVAN RUTHERFORD, SHANNON BRENNAN, & ROBERT MEFFE. This special concert is in cabaret setting. Doors at 5 pm. Tix $75 in advance. A special menu and full no-host bar available. Silent auction and 'opportunity drawing" for a fabulous grand prize. Seating is limited and premium table seating is first-come-first-served. Make reservations promptly. Your support of this event benefits the Ocean Institute’s exhibits and outreach programs. Tickets by phone or email from Cathy Nelson, 949-322-9766, or cathynelson92624@gmail.com
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Thu, Sep 22: GLORIA TREVI plays the Arlington Theatre in L.A.
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Wed, Sep 28: ALLEN STONE plays the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura.
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# 6 news feature


OCTOBER FESTIVALS, CONCERTS, EVENTS


Festivals first...

Sat & Sun, Oct 1 & 2, 3-7 pm: Annual "TICKET TO THE TWENTIES" FESTIVAL" at the Homestead Museum, 15415 E Don Julian Rd, City of Industry 91745; 626-968-8492; www.homesteadmuseum.org. It's FREE admission and free parking. And if so few hours seem like it can't possibly be much, then you just don't know how to 23 skidoo. It's a weekend of great fun, where you'll celebrate the Roaring Twenties as you enjoy charming live music, dancing to the Charleston (or your best facsimile, off to the side of the ones who really know how), silent films, crafts, historic house tours (the museum has two big ones), games, demonstrations, old car and machinery displays, activities by the L.A. Art Deco Society, and more. They really know how to do this right. So polish-up your Stutz Bearcat. The Guide staff are big fans of this FREE annual event.
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Sat, Oct 8, all day: 1st Annual "FOLKWORKS FOLK/ROOTS FESTIVAL" in Santa Monica is coming together nicely! It'll feature top-notch Folk-Americana, roots, plus the "world music" that the FolkWorks crew loves so much. Tix are now available at: www.fwfolkrootsfestival.com
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October's Concerts & Other Events...

***** TICKET ALERT *****
Tue, Oct 18: WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY play the Pantages Theatre
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# 7 news feature


NOVEMBER'S EVENTS... EXCEPT, ER, UHH... (that damned election)


No. Wait. That godawful election happens in November. "Warning, Will Robinson!," with full mechanical arm flapping. Because the smell from hell will be upon us all. Egads, zounds, odds bodkins, and Harry Potter's invisibility cloak. Where's Marty in the flux-capacitor-equipped DeLorean? Can anybody retrieve that usurped book of winning numbers from Biff the bully? Before someone else he can't intimidate gets branded a butthead and told they're fired? Where's the house with Dorothy and Toto that falls on the witch when you need it? If there's a yellow brick road this time, it's made of yellow snow.

There were Missiles of October in 1962. How many months after November before one of these malevolent megalomaniacs will bumble into a confrontation or the other one will eschew diplomacy in favor of forward-force-projection-based military brinksmanship?

One, who denies global climate change, would enable a free-for-all of drilling rigs and crisscrossing pipelines, and the other accepts climate science but would permanently destroy groundwater basins with fracking for select foundational friends.

This damned election. When, by all that's right and good and fair and honest, ANY third-party should win. Except corporate mainstream media will spend hundreds more hours of airtime between now and then, trivializing both the Greens and the Libertarians. Everybody from the ever-yelling Chris Matthews to outfoxed Chris Wallace to excruciatingly childish Rachel Maddow to erudite Fareed Zakaria will reliably back-up the millions spent by the two big parties to put the full deck of fear cards in play. And jokers will slide from sleeves to quite intentionally make you feel foolish to vote for either third party instead of the unfunny jokes of vampire nominees that Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling cooked-up and foisted on us from the great beyond.

So instead of actualizing your ethics and voting for a third party that doesn't have a candidate facing imminent indictment for a RICO conspiracy involving a fake university or government favors for foundation donations? A candidate, who, gasp, makes coherent sense? You'll stare at the Deadman's Hands of marked cards all doctored to be Red and Blue aces and eights.

Abundant revelations will have been obfuscated, and distractions will be relentless, to keep you from learning how the cards are marked. Because you'll be led by pied pipers with their hair on fire, flashing neon that the Ruskies did it (whatever "it" is). You'll ignore or forget the essential fact that the revealed stuff is real.

And with Al Jazeera America gone and John Kerry's demand fulfilled that Congress secretly fund discrediting RT, the corporatocracy's pretense of competitive enterprises (that just happen to share the same agenda) will get the singular message of the partisan duoploly proclaimed and echoed from every strip-mined mountaintop, and carried up from every oil-soaked coast, and delivered along every pothole-ridden highway that austerity never repaired. And so you'll hate yourself as you vote for either of the justifiably reviled candidates of one of the two corporate-owned big parties because a vote for anyone who is reasonable is a vote for the one you revile more than the one everyone else reviles more.

So the Corporacratic Saloon pours rotgut whisky as cheap anesthesia and the game goes on with its thoroughly marked cards. The game where only the fat, smug donkeys and the bloated, depressed and drunk elephants can have a seat at the table. Wearing their tentlike designer mumus with lots of spaces to hide things and their Chinese-made $70 neckties and hundred-dollar Bangladeshi shirts. And you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave. Even as you try to avoid the oddly unique moment of nausea and getting your hands dirty, contemplating the impending voting booth like the monolith in "2001."

And your fight-or-flight mechanism evokes Howard Beale from your permanently internalized acceptance of The Truth of the Network, making you want to scream reflexively, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!" except you know you'll get no sympathy because everyone is at that point, so you don't. Then you recall your Shakespeare and want, with all your heart and soul, to proclaim in your best theatrical voice, "A plague on both your houses!" And stomp off, resolved like Pontius Pilates, the exercise salon guy, with his bowl of water, not to vote at all.

Except you know every thought you have and anything you say when you self-disenfranchise becomes instantly invisible, immediately dismissible. Placing you by default among the millions they have worked so hard to purposefully disenfranchise because "those" people don't vote the right way. As if either big party gave a damn about anybody except their mega-rich donor-class (foreign & domestic), anyway. But if calling-down that plague would take you off the universal monitoring of the cyber-industrial state, you'd call it a beneficial trade, even an act of self-preservation, the ultimate purpose of fight-or-flight. But it won't redeem you, because nothing will erase your continuously-updated cyber profile, and you long ago accepted that because of the free pizza coupons on your cell phone.

The "fight" options aren't looking too good. Will no one save us from this meddlesome fleece?

Are there any month-long music camps that last the whole month of November? In, say, Botswana? ANYWHERE beyond the internet and a kid on a bicycle who throws newspapers? Or can we just join the bears along about Nov. 1st and hibernate until next spring, when it'll all mercifully be OVER? Anybody for rowing around the world without a radio, with the first leg to, say, Australia? That'd have to take at least a couple three months, right?

Or maybe we all need to beat the ever-manipulative capitalist bastards at their own game and buy stock -- in Pepto-Bismol, and in those hideously overpriced pharmaceuticals that treat hangnails and have side effects that include massive memory loss. (Do any prevent puking when political BS can't pass the smell test?)

This electile dysfunction makes you think of every nutjob you've ever run across. Probably a defensive mechanism, searching for someone, anyone, worse than the two predatory candidates you're afraid will come out of your closet at night. The robot is still wildly flapping those mechanical arms warning us. Like the TV bank robbery monitor who can't actually do anything about the robbers -- or the banksters. (How well-timed was THAT ad campaign, given this election?) For the first time ever, that horribly annoying character on the old "Lost in Space" reruns is understandable. No, not the robot. The one who kept shreiking, "Oh! The pain, the PAIN!"



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# 8 news feature


THIS WEEK'S MUSIC VIDEO: "WASTING AWAY AGAIN IN MY COUPE DE VILLE."


Hang on. This is really good.

If you frequent the Coffee Gallery Backstage or you were around when the Ice House hosted a mix of folk music AND comedy, then surely you've been dazzled by the musical performance prowess of DUANE THORIN, who, from time to time has had assorted other identities, from simply THORIN to the anchor of the BOHEMIAN SOUL RUSTLERS, and other things in antiquity that predate our being sentient. He's not only performed at both of those (and plenty of other notable) venues, but he's booked and produced original shows and debuted formidable acts both places.

Well. Turns out our man of surprises has also done one of the absolute best indie music videos we've ever seen. And he's been holding out on us, because he made it way back in 2011.

It was an unrelated conversation that caused him to say that "it" resulted "from a friend sending me the phrase in 2008, 'Some People claim that there's a Banker to Blame'..."

Huh? What was the "it" in question? Did we miss something?

Obviously, yes. And it should not continue to be missed any longer, because it's reeeeeallly good.

Duane says, "I wrote this and made a video... and yes, those are Occupy encampments, and that is my mom..."

It's "Wasting Away Again in My Coupe de Ville." Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/pY8kWINcOXU



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MORE VIDEOS: LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS & THEIR 20th ANNIVERSARY ROMP


Among the most anticipated bands playing the annual "IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL" (on Sep 24) in OC, and the annual "ADAMS AVENUE STREET FAIR" (on Sun, Sep 25), in San Diego, are LISA HALEY & THE ZYDECATS, favorites at Cajun-Zydeco festivals across the country and throughout Europe. They've been at it a long time -- currently celebrating their 20th year together(!) -- though their youthful energy, with the 10,000-watt gyrating ball of energy that is Lisa, is as fresh as anybody playing Coachella.

See the Guide's listings for their local outdoor concerts on Aug 23 & 25 -- both FREE, and on Sep 3, plus those two Southern Cal festivals.

In 2006 & 2007, Lisa yodeled her way thru 4 now-famous "SlimJim Snapalope Commercials." Lisa tells us, "Snapalopes were very silly marionettes, made from Slim Jims! And hunted in the aisles of the MiniMart."

Here are the music vid links:

a. Snapalope "Trap"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OJpIC8DS4

b. Snapalope "Camouflage"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL0r1X2Mxao

c. Snapalope "Headlights"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENA87ptHHo

d. Snapalope "Decoy"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iAKpoMfjso

Yes, that's Lisa playing fiddle.

Plus, while you're in video mode... check-out the EMMY-WINNING "Late Mr. Pete Show," featuring LISA HALEY with her previous musical group, ZYDECO PARTY BAND.

You can see all 13 episodes at:
http://wn.com/the_late_mr_pete_show_1991_channel_5_ktla_los_angeles

These episodes include the EMMY Ceremony, DICK CLARK, STEVE ALLEN, and Lisa & the boys.


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# 10 news feature (reprinted from our Aug 5 edition)


SCOTTISH PIPE BAND FROM "ON THE DAY" DOC. FILM SPECIAL THRU AUG 15


THE SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND PIPE BAND returns to the "World Pipe Band Championships" on Saturday, August 13. The last time they competed on Glasgow Green was at the 2008 Worlds, and few thought they would ever be able to repeat the experiment. But here they are. It will be an amazing day for the participating pipers and fans of traditional Scottish music alike. To celebrate the band's return to the world stage, the documentary filmmakers who made the film, "On the Day," are offering 30% off for the "On The Day" DVD and Box Set, but their offer ends August 15.

Watch the original "ON THE DAY" trailer (contact info is there) at:



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Friday, August 12, 2016

Mid-August Musicality -- this Weekend in Southern Cal... Aug 12 edition, 2016

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After last week's enormous edition, we're focusing on just three things this time around. Of course, you can still go back and finish reading whatever you didn't get to last week...

(C'mon, go catch some live music. You need some kind of break from the Olympics. You're getting fat on the couch watching all those athletes do all that exertion!)

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IN THIS EDITION / CONTENTS...

1) Live Music this Weekend

2) This Week's Video -- Amazing Guitarist Gary Lucas

3) 32nd Annual "Tall Ships Festival" Returns September 9 thru 11


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# 1 news feature


LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEKEND


The Guide's picks for each day & evening in tuneful environs, indoors & out...

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Fri, Aug 12, 6 pm THE GET DOWN BOYS play the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Dr, Chino Hills 91709.
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Fri, Aug 12, 6-10 pm Weekly "MONROVIA FAMILY FESTIVAL" is a free street fair with plenty of live music in old downtown Monrovia, including the KATTYWOMPUS CONCERT & JAM, 8-10 pm, at Dollmakers Kattywompus, 412 S Myrtle Av, Monrovia 91016; 626-357-1091. Call for the url to watch the live stream on the web.
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Fri, Aug 12, 6:30-9 pm "TRADITION IRISH TUNES WITH THE QUINNS" weekly residency at La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St, Santa Barbara
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Fri, Aug 12, 7 pm THE BETTER HALVES play Fiddler's Crossing, 206 East F St, Tehachapi 93561; 661-823-9994.
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Fri, Aug 12, 7:30 pm LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE plus the INDIGO GIRLS play Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego 92106; 619-523-1010.
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Fri, Aug 12, 7:30 pm LEFTOVER CUTIES plus THE LOVEBIRDS play the " SAN DIEGO FOLK HERITAGE" concert series in Templars Hall in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd, Poway 92064; 858-566-4040.
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A GUIDE FRIDAY FOCUS SHOW...
Fri, Aug 12, 8 pm DIRTY CELLO plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reserv (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236. Tickets: $20.

Bob Stane recorded his Comments from last show: "...A hugely successful show in early March of 2016. Two standing encores. Every person in the room adored them. 5 member group but really two people doing the heavy lifting. Husband talked (very well) and the wife played a big, cello. Did origninals, covers, folk, rock, etc. Exceptional. One of the best acts of the year. This is creative and original and very, very entertaining. All played instruments. The female lead has done movie and TV work. Do everything possible (and legal) to get my loyal (and trusting) patrons to attend."

DIRTY CELLO..... From wild gypsy music through the blues and ending with some shredding classic rock, "The Dirty Cello Show" presents cello like you've never heard before! Think BB King meets Yo Yo Ma.

Go to their web page and hear the great songs... dirtycello.com

Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco bay area's most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on a wild tour of uptempo music featuring down home blues, Eastern-European dance music, a bit of bluegrass, and some classic rock.

With a truly unique voice, Dirty Cello presents a high energy performance of everything a cello can do. Having wowed audiences in numerous tours throughout the U.S., plus acting as cultural ambassadors to China and working the European festival circuit, Dirty Cello has a unique voice that’s resonated around the world.
"Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical." Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.

From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

"The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist." Good Times Santa Cruz

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Fri, Aug 12, 8 pm JUDY HENSKE & JERRY YESTER play McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497.
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Fri, Aug 12, 8 pm LILA DOWNS plus GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY play the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood 90068; 323-461-3673.
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Fri, Aug 12, 8-11 pm MATT SCHOFIELD plays the Arcadia Blues Club is at 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia. Take the Santa Anita offramp and go S from the 210 Fwy not quite a mile. Turn left on Huntington, and the venue is in the first block on the right side.

Advance tix are substantially cheaper, though shows are never expensive. Buy online at:

www.eventbrite.com/o/arcadia-blues-club

They have good food with generous portions (two can share) and a full bar. Fun place, but bring earplugs. Seriously. 877-BLUES-07 (877 258 3707); www.arcadiabluesclub.com
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Fri, Aug 12, 8-11 pm THE PLOUGHBOYS play their weekly residency at the Tam O' Shanter Ale & Sandwich Bar Lounge, 2980 Los Feliz Bl, Los Feliz 90039; 323-664-0228.
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Aug 12, 8-10 pm, Beach Movie Nights: Pixar's "Inside Out" at Dockweiler Youth Center. It's a screening on the beach. Tell 'em that in Iowa.
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Fri, Aug 12, 9 pm THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION presents GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV plus LANGHORNE SLIM at the Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028; 323-464-0808.
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Fri, Aug 12, 8 pm QUETZAL plays the plays the free summer concert series at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial park station and you're right there, bring a picnic, but no alcohol allowed.
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Sat & Sun, Aug 13-14, 11 am, Free "FARMER JOHN FOOD TRUCK TOUR" stops at Santa Monica & Venice. You can get free Dodger Dogs, L.A. Hot Dog, and styling Sausage Dogs as the Farmer John food truck makes another appearance on its tour across L.A.
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Sat, Aug 13, Noon & 2 pm LOS ANGELES CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE plays traditional and modern Chinese music for today's installment of the every-weekend summer concert series at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Bl, Los Angeles 90049, 310-440-4578.
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Sat, Aug 13, 1-4 pm Monthly "HERMOSA BEACH OLD-TIME MUSIC JAM" at a private home in Hermosa Beach 90254. Info & location, EastValleyHoot@Songmakers.org or contact Jim Hamilton, hamiltonjim4@gmail.com
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A GUIDE SATURDAY FOCUS SHOW...
Sat, Aug 13, 3 pm CAROLYN HESTER and JOHN YORK play a matinee in the cool confines of the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reserv (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236. Folk Music Revival of Greenwich Village, An Afternoon to Remember the 60s,

Carolyn Hester, noted Folk Singer from the 60's Greenwich Village scene, can easily be called the First Lady of the American Folk Revival. Before Joan Baez, Judy Collins, or Joni Mitchell, there was Carolyn Hester. She is today considered one of the leading artists of the era. In addition to appearing on the cover of the "Saturday Evening Post in 1964, she is remembered in Chronicles, Bob Dylan's autobiography, as the individual who was most instrumental in Dylan's signing to Columbia records. In 1961, Hester met Bob Dylan and invited him to play on her third album, her first on the Columbia label. Hammond, her producer, quickly signed Dylan to the label.

Hester is known for her angelic voice and her repertoire of traditional English ballads mixed with an original selection of contemporary folk. She has recorded more than fifteen albums in her fifty years of performing. She was signed to the Decca/Coral label in 1957 by her manager-producer, Norman Petty. Also under Petty's influence at that time, was a hip entertainer and friend of Hester's, Buddy Holly. Throughout the '60s, Hester was well-established in the Greenwich Village folk scene.

Hester was one of many young Greenwich Village singers who rode the crest of the 1960s folk music wave, helping launch Gerde's Folk City in 1960. She appeared on the cover of the May 30, 1964, issue of the Saturday Evening Post. According to Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times, Hester was "one of the originals—one of the small but determined gang of ragtag, early-'60s folk singers who cruised the coffee shops and campuses, from Harvard Yard to Bleecker Street, convinced that their music could help change the world." Hester, dubbed "The Texas Songbird," was politically active, spearheading the controversial boycott of the television program Hootenanny when Pete Seeger was blacklisted from it.

JOHN YORK hardly needs an introduction to The Coffee Gallery Backstage audiences. But, for the uninitiated, York is one of a small handful of musicians alive today who was one a member of the legendary 60s folk-rock band, The Byrds. But, he’s also played and toured with Sir Douglas Quintet, the Mamas and the Papas and Johnny Rivers. He has most recently recorded and toured with Barry McGuire along with his own band known as The Jangle Brothers featuring Chad Watson and Billy Darnell. Seeing York in concert is not only bringing classic folk-rock songs alive, but making them urgent and relevant to today.

Today, John York is a living treasury of story, song and instruments collected throughout his life. When talking with him, it’s hard not to miss the musical odyssey that shines through his eyes. He is an authentic example of how one musician can carry a legacy of spirit, truth, compassion and wisdom that continues to grow through his musical expressions. Not only has he survived the perilous rock & roll days of the 60s, he has thrived and transcended them.
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Sat, Aug 13, 6:30-10:30 pm Weekly Free "BLUEGRASS CONCERT SERIES" at Me N Eds Pizza Parlor, 4115 Paramount Bl, Lakewood 90712; 562-421-8908.
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Sat, Aug 13, 6:30-10 pm SONGMAKERS monthly "MISSION HILLS SONG CIRCLE" in SFV (Mission Hills). Info & location, www.songmakers.org
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Sat, Aug 13, 6:30-11 pm SONGMAKERS monthly "SOMIS SONG CIRCLE & POTLUCK" in Ventura Co. (Somis 93066). Info & location, Bill & Lana Lynch, 805-910-7565, or SomisSongCircle@songmakers.org
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Sat, Aug 13, 7-9 pm "FROGTOWN ARTWALK" with live music (Cajun Music with HIGH LIFE CAJUN BAND at 8) on Community Garden Stage, 1816 Blake Av, 90039.
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A GUIDE SATURDAY FOCUS SHOW...
Sat, Aug 13, 7 pm THE TOM CORBETT TRIO plus MARK HEYES & PHIL SALAZAR play the evening show at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reserv (10 am-10 pm, 7 days). THE TOM CORBETT TRIO and the duo of MARK HEYES & PHIL SLAZAR.

Let's start with Mark & Phil.... MARK HEYES & PHIL SLAZAR.....An entertaining collaboration that’s been wowing audiences and selling out shows. Mark Heyes is an Emmy Award winning composer, singer, songwriter and guitarist. A truly ecclectic artist, Mark performs story driven, energetic, emotional Alt-Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Folk songs. Opening for the likes of Marshall Tucker Band and the legendary Dave Mason, Mark’s making an impression with his masterful guitar playing, distinctive voice and songwriting.
Phil Salazar is an entertainer, teacher, record producer and champion fiddler. He straddles the borders between traditional bluegrass and contemporary sound, performing world-wide. The California veteran has fronted and performed as a member of many bands (Rincon Ramblers, Cache Valley Drifters, Kinfolk, and more), produced several recordings, and recorded and/or performed with Bob Weir, Kenny Loggins, Gilles Apap, Dave Mason, David Grisman, John and Jonathan McEuen and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Plus....THE TOM CORBETT TRIO...(many encores at The Coffee Gallery Backstage)....featuring Mike Mullins and Bill Knopf.

Tom Corbett is a mandolin and guitar playing singer songwriter who has toured and recorded with some of the best musicians in the folk and roots musical world. He toured and recorded with The Acousticats which featured Phil Salazar and Cyrus Clarke (Cache Valley Drifters) which lead to him working with John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and The String Wizards. Corbett recorded several albums with John as well as the award winning DVD John McEuen & Jimmy Ibotson-Nitty Gritty Surround on AIX Records. During his stint with John he played and recorded with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jennifer Warnes, Vassar Clements, Laurie Lewis and John Sebastian. After working with John for several years Tom then toured with Robin and Linda Williams from Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion. He also played mandolin on Mike Ness’s (Social Distortion) solo CD “Cheating At Solitaire.”

Mike Mullins took up guitar at age 10, mandolin at age 20, and has been a regular fixture on the California acoustic music scene for over 30 years. In 1984 he began a long-standing musical alliance with fiddler extraordinaire Phil Salazar, recording two albums, and in 1990 co-founded the Acousticats with Phil and Cache Valley Drifter alumnus Cyrus Clarke. In 1992 they released the acclaimed "Down At Evangelina's" on Flying Fish Records. Since 1993 Mike has been the guitarist for the Cache Valley Drifters, recording three albums, including "White Room," "Mightyfine.net," and "Live in Germany.

Bill Knopf... He has recorded six albums over the years which stretch the boundaries of bluegrass banjo by including jazz, pop/rock, Scott Joplin ragtime, and John Philip Sousa marches. For five years he was a featured player with Doc Severinsen's touring "Las Vegas" show. Besides Las Vegas they played Atlantic City, Mardi Gras, state fairs, conventions, TV's "Hee Haw", and one of the Presidential Inaugural Balls in Washington, D.C. . In 1979 Bill toured with Donna Douglas—Elly May Clampett of TV’s “Beverly Hillbillies.” Bill and his bands have played at Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Magic Mountain. As a studio musician he's played on the soundtracks to many films including Fire Down Below, Something to Talk About, Here's Wally Sparks, Back to the Future III, Her Alibi, A Horse For Danny, Tad, Cannery Row, Pursuit of D. B. Cooper, Tiger Heart, television's Dukes of Hazzard, Days of Our Lives, Murder She Wrote, Just Shoot Me, The Simpsons, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.
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Sat, Aug 13, 7 pm THE HARMONISTAS plus LANG STATION play a free, all-ages show at Butler's Coffee, 40125 10th St West, Suite I, Palmdale 93551; 661-272-9530. They ask for a one-item menu purchase, food or drink, per person. Arrive early to get a seat (seats about 50 and fills-up).
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Sat, Aug 13, 7:30-10:30 pm GRATEFUL DUDES play their long-running free twice-monthly BLUEGRASS residency at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24500 Lyons Av, Newhall 91350.
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Sat, Aug 13, 7:30 pm Monthly "LOS ANGELES MENSA FOLKSONG SING" in L.A. Contact Alan Stilson, 818-884-4284 or astillson@sbcglobal.net
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Sat, Aug 13, 7:30 pm "RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK" - FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA, Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor • Pacific Symphony, in a special celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary under the stars at Irvine Meadows.
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Sat, Aug 13, 7:30 pm Monthly CONTRA-DANCING in South Pasadena, with FRANK HOPPE and SOUTHERN EXPOSURE making the music and JACQUI GRENNAN calling, at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, 1424 Fremont Av, South Pasadena 91030. Steve, the organizer, says "It’s looking to be another hot summer night in SoPas, but the air conditioning at the Woman’s Club is doing a great job keeping it just right inside." Instruction for new dancers at 7:30, Contradance 8-11. Adults $12, students w/i.d. $7, under age 18 free. CDSS members, $1 off. Info, www.caldancecoop.org
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Sat, Aug 13, 8 pm LILA DOWNS plus GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY play the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood 90068; 323-461-3673.
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Sat, Aug 13, 8 pm SCHTICK SHIFT + JOELLEN LAPIDUS play Klezmer and Dulcimer music for the concert series at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; 310-398-2583.
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Sat, Aug 13, 8 pm BLIND BOY PAXTON plays McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497. It's local blues phenom BLIND BOY PAXTON... including FRANK FAIRFIELD and MEREDITH AXELROD. That rates a wow!
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Sat, Aug 13, 8-11 pm CHEF DENIS & FRIENDS play the Arcadia Blues Club is at 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia. Take the Santa Anita offramp and go S from the 210 Fwy not quite a mile. Turn left on Huntington, and the venue is in the first block on the right side.

Advance tix are substantially cheaper, though shows are never expensive. Buy online at:

www.eventbrite.com/o/arcadia-blues-club

They have good food with generous portions (two can share) and a full bar. Fun place, but bring earplugs. Seriously. 877-BLUES-07 (877 258 3707); www.arcadiabluesclub.com
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Sat, Aug 13, 8 pm WHISKEY SUNDAY plays the Tam O’Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Bl, Los Angeles 90039; 323-664-0228.
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Sat, Aug 13, DEAN TORRENCE plays the free summer concert series at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230. Ride the Gold Line light rail to Memorial park station and you're right there, bring a picnic, but no alcohol allowed.
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Sun, Aug 14, 9:30 am-2:30 pm Weekly "BLUEGRASS BRUNCH" with a different band each week at Urban Solace, 3823 30th St, San Diego 92104; 619-295-6464.
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Sun, Aug 14, 10:30 pm HULLABALOO plays Peter Alsop’s Kids Concerts series at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga 90290; 310-455-3723.
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Sun, Aug 14 (Sat & Sun, Aug 13-14), 11 am, Free "FARMER JOHN FOOD TRUCK TOUR" stops at Santa Monica & Venice. You can get free Dodger Dogs, L.A. Hot Dog, and styling Sausage Dogs as the Farmer John food truck makes another appearance on its tour across L.A.
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Sun, Aug 14, Noon & 2 pm LUCKY DIAZ & THE FAMILY JAM BAND play today's installment of the weekend summer concert series at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Bl, Los Angeles 90049; 310-440-4578.
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Sun, Aug 14, Noon-4 pm Monthly BASC BLUEGRASS JAM sponsored by the Bluegrass Assoc. of Southern Cal, at Vincenzo's Newhall, 24504 Lyons Av, Newhall. Info, contact Jeff Fleck, at 310-390-4391 or jeffreyfleck@mac.com
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Sun, Aug 14, 2 pm THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR play the matinee at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reserv (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236.
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Sun, Aug 14, 2 pm KIMERA plays the free show at the Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Rd, Camarillo (VC) 93010;
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Sun, Aug 14, 3 pm HONEYSUCKLE POSSUMS plus MICHAEL McNEVIN play BRAD COLERICK's "THE CELLAR SESSIONS" at Old Oak Cellars, 2620 E Foothill Bl, Pasadena 91107; 626-794-1244. Careful with the address, because you'll think it isn't really there.
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Sun, Aug 14, 4 pm ERNEST TROOST plays the free monthly "SUNDAY AT THE BOOK STORE" series presented by Ron Sarfety's Red Rock Concert Series inside the spacious Crown Books, 6100 Topanga Canyon Bl #1340, Woodland Hills (West SFV) 91367.
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Sun, Aug 14, 4:30-7:30 pm DENNIS G & THE ZYDECO TRAIL RIDERZ play the "Cajun-Zydeco Dance Series" at the Best Western Golden Sails Hotel, PCH Club, 6285 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach 90803. Dance or listen at this spacious dance club in Long Beach.
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Sun, Aug 14, 4:30-7:30 pm Weekly "SANTA BARBARA IRISH SESSION" at La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St, Santa Barbara; 805-965-5742.
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Sun, Aug 14, 5-9 pm SONGMAKERS Monthly "BEVERLY HILLS-BILLY SONG CIRCLE & POTLUCK" in Beverly Hills. Info and location, contact Jeff or Sandra, at 818-730-5290 or 323-206-8411.
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Sun, Aug 14, 7 pm THE FENIANS play the evening show at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reserv (10 am-10 pm, 7 days) 626-798-6236.
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Sun, Aug 14, 7-10 pm Weekly "TRAD IRISH SESSION" at O'Brien's Irish Pub on Main Street, 2941 Main St, Santa Monica 90405.
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Sun, Aug 14, 7 pm KOREAN EXCHANGE plays the Levitt in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles. Ride the Red Line subway to MacArthur Park station and you're a walk-around-the-park away; bring a picnic, but no alcohol allowed.

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Sun, Aug 14, 7:30 pm STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT plus THE ALL MALE BLUEGRASS BOYS play the Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara 93103; 805-962-7411.
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Sun, Aug 14, 7:30-11 pm Weekly "IRISH MUSIC SESSION" at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2226 Wilshire Bl, Santa Monica 90403; 310-829-5303.
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Sun, Aug 14, 7:30 pm WE THE FOLK play their weekly residency at the Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Bl, Culver City; 310-558-9400.
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Sun, Aug 14, 8 pm DOUG MacLEOD plays the free summer concert series at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Memorial Park, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230. Winner of the 2014 Blues Music Awards for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and Acoustic Album Of The Year (There’s A Time), the 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year, and perennial Blues Music Award nominee, is a prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist born in the blues and rooted in the American tradition. Official Website: www.doug-macleod.comRide the Gold Line light rail to Memorial park station and you're right there, bring a picnic, but no alcohol allowed.
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# 2 news feature


THIS WEEK'S VIDEO -- AMAZING GUITARIST GARY LUCAS


GARY LUCAS -- the guy is somethin'! He was guitarist for Captain Beefheart during the latter's '80s MTV days, long after the guy I know (Doug Moon) who was Beefheart's guitarist. I think Lucas has done all kinds of stuff...

Check out (and stay with it, for what follows...):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIskunRKR0Q

Gary Lucas (from www.youtube)... dubbed "Guitarist of 1,000 ideas" by The New York Times gives a solo acoustic performance of "Mad World," and talks about his musical influences.



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# 3 news feature


32nd ANNUAL "TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL" RETURNS SEPTEMBER 9 THRU 11


The annual "Tall Ships Festival" happens at sea and aboard docked vessels and in the friendly land-based facilities of the Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point 92629; 949-496-2274.

Most events, including plenty of maritime music, sea chanteys, and the like, happen September 10 & 11, 2016, from 10 am-5 pm. Beyond that, there are plenty of specifics -- starting Friday, Sept. 9 -- that require advance planning, and some of those need extra tickets that sell-out well in advance.
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Festival Admission, Sails, & Special Events...

Tall Ships Festival Tickets in advance, online, are available now at:

http://www.ocean-institute.org/tall-ships-festival-tickets

Visiting from out of town? Monarch Beach Resort is offering Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival visitors a special discounted rate. Go to http://www.monarchbeachresort.com for more information.
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The "Tall Ships Festival Adventure Pass" is the basic way to take part, either Saturday or Sunday...

The pass includes:
• All day admission to the Festival.
• Tours of the Brig Pilgrim, the Spirit of Dana Point, and all visiting vessels.
• Access to shop and food vendors, pirate encampments, exhibitions, crafts, activities, & more.

Both Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11, it's good from 10 am–5 pm. Ship deck tours end at 3:30 pm, except Pilgrim remains open until 5 pm; Pilgrim will close during live shows and crew demonstrations.

Cost:
Members: $9 / adults (15 years and up), $7 / child (ages 3-14)
Non-members: $10 / adults (15 years and up), $8 / child (ages 3-14)
Group Rates:
$30 Four Pack, Member and Non-Member (Online Only, before 9/10)
$7 Per guest for groups over 10 (Must call (949) 496-2274, before 9/10)
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ADDITIONAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES...

The Guide wants to be sure you have the charts to the channel and your hand on the rudder:

The "Parade of Sail" happens on Sept. 9th...

Every year, a fleet of historically significant sailing vessels comes to join the Ocean Institute's vessels based at Dana Point. They come not only to display their beauty and majesty but also to share with the public a maritime history that is inextricably part of California’s past, a heritage we work hard to preserve as we educate future generations about our oceans. It is in support of this effort that the event assembles these great ships for all to experience.
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September 9, 6-9 pm...

Enjoy the Parade of Sail from the Ocean Institute at the "Sails & Ales Tall Ships Festival Kickoff Party," featuring beer tastings from Sierra Nevada, Valiant Brewing, Stone Brewing, and Mother Earth Brew Company, live music from LA Edwards & Jesse Daniel Edwards, food trucks, and mermaid encounters. Sponsors say it’s an event the whole family can enjoy.
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September 9, 4:30-7:30 pm...

"Sunset Parade Sails"

Join the armada as you cast off for adventure aboard a historic tall ship during the annual tall ships parade at sunset. Work with the crew hauling up sail or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacular demonstration of skill, knowledge and survival.
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"Mermaid Breakfast"

Sat, Sept. 10, 9-10:30 am
or
Sun, Sept. 11, 9-10:30 am

Join special guest Mermaid Catalina for a one-of-a-kind breakfast experience. Meet and greet your Mermaid friend, make a fun mermaid craft, enjoy pancakes from Party in a Box catering, and watch the mermaid swim underwater. Family fun for all mermaids at heart.
Price: $40 per person INCLUDES a Tall Ships Adventure Pass for admission to the Festival; Members receive 10% off when entering member ID at checkout.
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"Cannon Battles"

Sat, Sept. 10, 4:30-7:30 pm
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Sun, Sept. 11, 4:30-7:30 pm

One of the best ways to experience the Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival is by sailing aboard a tall ship during the popular mock cannon battles. Enjoy blasting cannons, towering rigging, bustling decks and the magnificence of canvas full of wind. Work with the crew hauling up sail or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacular demonstration of skill, knowledge and survival.
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Don't delay getting tickets for the events that happen at sea. Those sell-out. Whether or not you have the dubloons for those, the many activities at the Ocean Institute and the live music and on-board tours and demonstrations will make this a highlight of your end-of-summer.



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