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Glen Creason is used to waiting at the downtown Central Library. At the reference desk in a large space four floors below 5th Street, he knows the questions will come. They always do. "There was a baseball field somewhere in L.A. in 1888 that only lasted...
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As a singer, songwriter and producer, Nick Lowe was one of the key figures in the rise of the pub-rock, punk and new-wave scenes in the U.K. during the ‘70s. With a hard-edged blend of rock ‘n’ roll, soul and country, he led Brinsley...
When all was said and done, 2011 turned out to be a good year for new music and I found that the best of the best was strung out from the beginning of the year right into a late discovery for me in December. Also, I barely had to argue with myself. No...
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Louie Perez and David Hidalgo have been writing songs together for 40 years, providing the backbone for Los Lobos albums and a couple of Latin Playboy projects. Their tunes have been covered by artists ranging from Robert Plant and Pop Staples to Phish...
Pop & HissIn light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down much of a controversial immigration law, The Times' August Brown finds five great songs about immigration that are worth revisiting....
Lehigh Valley MusicFiona Apple is a damned weirdo. But that, apparently, is what her avid fans love about her – a love they loudly proclaimed with shouts and cheers during a show Wednesday at Tower Theatre in Upper Darby. And after that......
Pop & HissLos Angeles singer-songwriter Robert Francis release his new album, "Strangers in the First Place," on May 22. Robert Francis will play a record release party at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on May 23....
Jacket CopyComing in Sunday's L.A. Times: up close with musician-turned-author Ry Cooder, our holiday books gift guide and more....
Lehigh Valley MusicWith the 50th anniversary of quintessential traditional Irish band The Chieftains looming, founder Paddy Maloney knew a commemorative album needed to be done. But Maloney says he wasn’t particularly interested in looking back. The Chieftains, with...
Pop & HissJoachim Cooder, the son of the L.A. blues-rock legend Ry Cooder. makes his debut as a bandleader with "Love On a Real Train."...
Culture MonsterA gifted trio of guitarist Anthony Wilson, drummer Jim Keltner and organist Larry Goldings treated a packed Blue Whale to a night of exploration....
Pop & HissChris Ethridge, one of the original members of the Flying Burrito Brothers, has died at age 65 of complications from pancreatic cancer. Chris Ethridge also toured for many years in Willie Nelson's Family Band....
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