Monthly Archives: November 2015

ON THE ROAD: Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze @ City National Grove / Anaheim, CA / November 13, 2015 and @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre / Los Angeles, CA / November 14, 2015

“As you can see, we split-up already” joked Chris Difford before singing “Cool for Cats.” This was while his on-and-off-again, career-spanning musical collaborator, Glenn Tilbrook left the stage to change out of his pajamas. Chris later made a similar wardrobe change after Glenn returned for a solo piano version of one of Squeeze’s biggest hits, […]

Mike’s Music Lists: Jason Isbell at the Ryman Auditorium

The wheels were set in motion back on June 11, 2013. The crowd for Jason Isbell’s Grimeys in-store appearance were told that our newest local Americana hero would be making his headlining Ryman debut on August 17. Little did we know back then that this would mark what looks to be an ever-expanding annual event. […]

R.I.P.: Allen Toussaint

Yesterday’s passing of Allen Toussaint was especially sad after having just read much about this classy gentlemen and musical genius in Elvis Costello’s new memoir, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink. While Allen’s name first hit my musical radar as a result of his work with The Band, it was his Costello connection through their 2006 […]