Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Album Review: Colin Hay – “Gathering Mercury” – (Compass)

Album Review: Colin Hay – “Gathering Mercury” – (Compass)

Forever known as the lead singer-songwriter of the iconic ’80s band Men At Work, Colin Hay has been cranking out solo records for nearly a quarter century. Gathering Mercury is arguably his best work. Tragically, though, the album was inspired and written after the death of Hay’s father. “Dear Father” features one of the most […]

53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominees — Our Picks: How’d We Do? Not So Well

53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominees — Our Picks: How’d We Do? Not So Well

In case you hadn’t noticed (or you’re just not into award ceremonies altogether), here is most of the official and exhaustive list of the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Award nominees. (Broadcast on CBS this Sunday, 8pm ET). We omitted categories in which we were unfamiliar with the nominees (Classical, Latin, Chamber Music, Opera, Rap, etc.). We […]

Q&A with Calexico’s Joey Burns – Tripping on the Esthetic Sidewalk

Q&A with Calexico’s Joey Burns – Tripping on the Esthetic Sidewalk

Calexico is fast becoming a household name, and for good reason. Joey Burns and John Convertino have committed over a decade to writing and touring as a kick-ass band with a better-than Spaghetti Western vibe. After our chat, Joey seemed much more like the makings of a young Plato than merely a dude with a […]

Album Review: Manda Mosher – City of Clowns – (Red Parlor Records)

Album Review: Manda Mosher – City of Clowns – (Red Parlor Records)

We wish Manda Mosher had run the title of her EP by us first. We might have said: “City of Clowns? Really? You sure?  Clowns are scary. Even kids hate clowns. Remember Pennywise from Stephen King’s It? John Wayne Gacy? The Joker? That cult film Killer Clowns from Outer Space?” Mosher’s five-song follow-up to her […]