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  1. Dan Wilson Co-Writes the Songs: Concert Review

    11:55 am PDT 06/20/2014
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    The Grammy-winning songwriter for Adele/Dixie Chicks/Taylor Swift reveals that "Closing Time" was not about last call at some lonely bar, but the birth of his first child. READ MORE

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  2. Dave and Phil Alvin are Master Blasters: Concert Review

    12:35 pm PDT 06/17/2014
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    Collaborating on their first album together in 30 years, the two sibling rivals celebrate with a dynamic set of roots rock that crosses over from punk and rock to blues, soul and country. READ MORE

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  3. Idina Menzel Belts Stage and Songbook Hits, Accepts Fake Tony at Radio City Music Hall: Concert Review

    9:30 am PDT 06/17/2014
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    Amid self-deprecating one-liners and a wardrobe malfunction, the Broadway/"Frozen" songstress covered U2 and Radiohead and teased a holiday album at a sold-out, one-night-only spectacle. READ MORE

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  4. Ben Watt’s Comforting Songs of Experience and Loss: Concert Review

    10:08 am PDT 06/16/2014
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    The male of Everything but the Girl offers an autobiographical solo stint from his new album, "Hendra," that mirrors the stories in his recently published autobiography, "Romany and Tom." READ MORE

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  5. Aimee Mann, Ted Leo Collaboration The Both Brings Pop Hooks and Laughs: Concert Review

    7:36 pm PDT 06/15/2014
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    The seasoned singer-songwriters overcome technical problems with humor and hook-filled pop gems that might have been hits in another era. READ MORE

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  6. Aretha Franklin Revels In Gospel Roots at Radio City Music Hall: Concert Review

    11:39 am PDT 06/15/2014
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    The Queen of Soul demonstrates that she's still got her vocal chops during a 90-minute set. READ MORE

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  7. Jack White's Country-Punk Crossover: Concert Review (Video)

    10:52 am PDT 06/12/2014
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    The Nashville-based musician is joined by Conan O’Brien and John C. Reilly for a raucous encore of "Goodnight, Irene" in a set filled with highlights. READ MORE

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  8. Jack White Shoots the Moon After the Sun Sets at Day 2 of Governors Ball: Concert Review

    10:21 am PDT 06/09/2014
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    Festivalgoers had more tough choices to make than usual with a schedule that pitted one demographic against the other. READ MORE

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  9. Governors Ball Opens With Killer Headliners: Concert Review

    6:27 am PDT 06/08/2014
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    Crowds were a nightmare, but the music fest's fourth installment had an otherwise strong start, including performances by Outkast and Damon Albarn. READ MORE

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  10. The Faint's 'Animal Needs': Concert Review

    6:05 pm PDT 06/07/2014
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    The Omaha-based dance-punk band never has less than unadulterated passion for the moment, even when their equipment breaks down. READ MORE

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  11. Mø Loves L.A. (and L.A. Loves Her Back) at Local Debut: Concert Review

    5:00 pm PDT 06/06/2014
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    The spirited Danish import brings a Spice Girls cover and unadulterated enthusiasm with a one-hour electropop set that sees her dancing everywhere but the rafters. READ MORE

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  12. The Old 97's Show Few Signs of Wear at Webster Hall: Concert Review

    4:49 pm PDT 06/05/2014
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    The Texas quartet offered more rollicking tales of reckless behavior from their new LP "Most Messed Up" READ MORE

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  13. Barry Gibb is Stayin' Alive: Concert Review

    2:12 pm PDT 06/05/2014
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    A touching look back at his remarkable career serves as a tribute to those Gibb brothers no longer with us. READ MORE

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  14. Lana Del Rey Will be Your Mirror: Concert Review

    2:34 pm PDT 06/02/2014
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    Lana Del Rey's deadpan manner is the point... As the daughter of advertising executives, she understands the use of imagery in selling product, in this case, herself. READ MORE

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  15. Searching for 'Sugar Man,' Finding Rodriguez: Concert Review

    12:04 pm PDT 06/02/2014
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    Rodriguez returns in triumph to Los Angeles, mirroring his own fame in South Africa depicted in the award-winning documentary. READ MORE

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  16. Seems Like the 'Right Time' for Nikki Lane: Concert Review

    11:33 am PDT 06/02/2014
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    With echoes of Jackie DeShannon and Dusty Springfield, this emerging Queen of Outlaw Country made timelessness real during her nine-song set. READ MORE

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  17. Luscious Jackson Brings Mom Funk to L.A. After 14-Year Absence: Concert Review

    6:08 pm PDT 05/31/2014
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    Veteran (mostly) female funk combo stages comeback with pleasant hour-and-15-minute El Rey set. READ MORE

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  18. Parquet Courts are Young, Fast and Ter-RIFF-ic: Concert Review

    12:01 pm PDT 05/30/2014
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    Mathematical, minimally precise rockers roar through 16-song, 50-minute set, leaving the crowd wanting more. READ MORE

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  19. Nickel Creek and the Secret Sisters’ Sibling Harmonies: Concert Review

    10:50 am PDT 05/23/2014
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    Americana icons’ welcome return results in some serious shredding, offbeat humor. READ MORE

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  20. Coldplay’s Chris Martin Turns Sadness into Gladness: Concert Review

    2:35 pm PDT 05/21/2014
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    The raw introspection of the new songs is tempered by the celebratory nature of the old favorites. READ MORE

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  21. Lykke Li's Heartbreak Takes Center Stage: Concert Review

    3:20 pm PDT 05/20/2014
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    Li adds her name to a continuum that begins with the Shangri-Las and the Ronettes, pushing elements toward the light to achieve an ABBA-like brightness and elsewhere into a darkened corner of psychedelic swirls. READ MORE

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