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  1. Jazz Greats Outshine Boz Scaggs at the Bowl: Concert Review

    3:47 pm PDT 07/17/2014
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    Too-brief, but sterling, set from Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour should have been the main attraction at the landmark venue. READ MORE

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  2. Camera Obscura Tap Audience 'Desire' on U.S. Tour: Concert Review

    10:49 am PDT 07/16/2014
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    Country songwriter Laura Cantrell opened for the Glasgow band, who have apparently found their niche stateside. READ MORE

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  3. Steely Dan Sticks to Formula at the Forum: Concert Review

    10:53 am PDT 07/14/2014
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    Veteran band’s return to roadwork is now two decades old, resulting in another winning, if predictable, performance. READ MORE

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  4. Putting the X in the Roxy: Concert Review

    6:05 pm PDT 07/11/2014
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    The L.A. punk icons celebrate their 34-year-old debut album with a red-hot set that proves they can still rock as hard as anyone. READ MORE

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  5. 'American Idol' Live Tour 2014: No Band, No Problem

    2:42 pm PDT 07/10/2014
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    The American Idol tour arrived in West Long Branch, NJ minus a touring member and a band — but still had plenty to entertain the audience at the MAC Theater. READ MORE

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  6. Arcade Fire Rattles Hyde Park — Rich Neighbors Be Damned: Concert Review

    7:00 am PDT 07/07/2014
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    The beloved band celebrates a rare cloud-free London day with a spectacular set of rhythmic "Reflektor" favorites and anthemic catalog hits. READ MORE

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  7. World Party Stages Its Semi-Private Revolution at the Troubadour: Concert Review

    5:26 pm PDT 06/28/2014
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    Ex-Waterboy has gone underground, but proves he can still deliver the goods to his faithful followers. READ MORE

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  8. Erykah Badu Reunites With Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall: Concert Review

    9:30 am PDT 06/28/2014
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    The comedian's Radio City run was so popular it had to be extended twice. READ MORE

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  9. St. Paul and the Broken Bones' Deep South Blues: Concert Review

    4:59 pm PDT 06/25/2014
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    The home-grown southern blues-soul-gospel group is shaping up as one of 2014's most impressive DIY stories. READ MORE

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  10. Elvis Costello's Aim Remains True: Concert Review

    12:32 pm PDT 06/25/2014
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    The venerable singer-songwriter delves into his deep catalog in this career-spanning solo show. READ MORE

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  11. Janelle Monae, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 Reach for Higher Ground: Concert Review

    12:47 pm PDT 06/24/2014
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    Two stars shine at the venerable Bowl, offering pure talent and charisma in place of pyrotechnics. READ MORE

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  12. Jane Lynch Makes a 'Glee'-ful Cabaret Debut: Concert Review

    11:17 am PDT 06/24/2014
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    The Emmy-Award winning star proves an engaging performer in her singing club debut. READ MORE

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  13. White Sea's Morgan Kibby Makes Waves: Concert Review

    10:35 am PDT 06/24/2014
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    Morgan Kibby’s powerhouse vocals surge with evocative weight on record, and are just as impressively forceful in a live setting. READ MORE

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  14. Joe Henry's Words Matter, and So Does His Music: Concert Review

    6:09 pm PDT 06/23/2014
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    Singer-songwriter, joined by son Levon on sax, puts the music on equal footing with his incisive lyrics, forming delicate arcs and unexpected curves. READ MORE

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  15. Paul Rodgers' Soul Man in Good Company: Concert Review

    10:29 am PDT 06/23/2014
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    The British singer eschews blues and rock in favor of R&B on his latest album, "The Royal Sessions." READ MORE

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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