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FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: December 2014

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: December 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014  |  Alex Harrington

Dance, dance, dance!

I wanted to make this month’s mix something fun and inviting. Over time, anybody can collect a plethora of tracks—and as a DJ, that’s amplified. I’ve recently been listening to a lot of tracks that I haven’t played in a while, and it’s nice to look back on tracks that inspired me...

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Live: Patti Austin at the McCallum Theatre, Nov. 22

Live: Patti Austin at the McCallum Theatre, Nov. 22

Thursday, November 27, 2014  |  Jimmy Boegle

It was on a gorgeous night last September at the Los Angeles County Arboretum that I first heard Patti Austin sing live.

A friend had invited my partner and me to the Pasadena Pops’ summer-season closer, and she was one of conductor Michael Feinstein’s guest vocalists. Although I had heard of Patti A...

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Desert Rock Chronicles: Meet the Nomadic Artists Who Are Living Off the Grid at Domeland

Desert Rock Chronicles: Meet the Nomadic Artists Who Are Living Off the Grid at Domeland

Monday, November 24, 2014  |  Robin Linn

Cain Motter has been living off the grid here and there since childhood, when his mother and father escaped a religious cult that didn’t allow members to leave.

The family was advised to head for California—which they did. Motter’s father, a blind Vaudeville performer, earned a living by performing a...

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The Lucky 13: Paul Chesne, of the Paul Chesne Band

The Lucky 13: Paul Chesne, of the Paul Chesne Band

Tuesday, November 18, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

The Los Angeles-based Paul Chesne Band is a regular at Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. After playing there at the Campout with Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker in September, the Paul Chesne Band will return to Pappy’s for New Year’s Eve. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/paulchesne...

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Live: The Dum Dum Girls at Pappy and Harriet's, Nov. 15

Live: The Dum Dum Girls at Pappy and Harriet's, Nov. 15

Monday, November 17, 2014  |  Guillermo Prieto

I have a confession to make: I am a big fan of “girl bands.” The show at Pappy and Harriet’s on Saturday, Nov. 15, was not my first Dum Dum Girls gig.

I arrived early at Pappy and Harriet’s and sat down at my table. The Dum Dum Girls were wrapping up their sound check, refining their sound for this aco...

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Sedaka's Back: The 'Breaking Up Is Hard to Do' Crooner Gets Set for Two Shows at the McCallum

Sedaka's Back: The 'Breaking Up Is Hard to Do' Crooner Gets Set for Two Shows at the McCallum

Monday, November 17, 2014  |  Brian Blueskye

Before there was rock ’n’ roll, pop music topped the charts—and Neil Sedaka was one of the biggest pop stars in the world.

Then came the British Invasion and a decline in Sedaka’s career. However, he eventually found his way back to the top—and Sedaka will be stopping by the McCallum Theatre for two ...

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