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  • 60s rock band finds new life

    The soulful 1960's Chicano rock 'n' roll sound that put East Los Angeles on the musical map was one of Southern California's most distinctly urban, joyful styles. Yet one of the movement's earliest, most influential and successful groups, the Premiers, first came to life in a small-town San Gabriel backyard over 50 years ago. Within 24 months, the casual, mostly instrumental outdoor rehearsals started by Lawrence and John Perez had transformed the siblings into leaders of a nationally known act, one with a devastatingly catchy Top 20 hit, "Farmer John".
  • Band will blow its own horns again

    Band will blow its own horns again
    My brother and I were the best of friends when we were in elementary school in Burbank during the mid 1960s. But that changed after I started Muir Middle School and went on to Burbank High School in the '70s. We barely saw one another, even though the...

    The Barndance door is closing

    The Barndance door is closing
    When the barkeeps announce last call at the next edition of Ronnie Mack's Barndance, it'll sound the death knell for an extraordinary musical showcase that has been a backbone of the Los Angeles country scene for the past 25 years. What began in 1988 as...

    Stage review: A static radio remake of a Capra classic

    Stage review: A static radio remake of a Capra classic
    The evergreen appeal of Frank Capra's film classic, “It's a Wonderful Life,” about a despairing Everyman who learns that his life has had profound meaning, translates not only to frequent TV airings during the holiday season, but to numerous...

    Big Jay McNeely still puts on a lively show

    Big Jay McNeely still puts on a lively show
    Tenor saxophonist Big Jay McNeely has been a musical revolutionary for decades. His first recording, the sinuous, irresistible 1949 instrumental “Deacon's Hop,” ignited a rhythm-and-blues explosion that heralded and hastened the rise of rock...