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Dan MacIntosh Film Review: ‘American Valhalla’ Captures Respect, Friendship Between Iggy Pop and Josh Homme

Review By DAN MACINTOSH American Valhalla documents Josh Homme’s dream collaboration with Iggy Pop, an artist he’s admired since he was a Coachella Valley teen skateboarding to the Repo Man soundtrack bumping on his boombox. […]

Modest Mouse at Growlers 6 - Photo © Alison Camus
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Guided By Voices, Dan Auerbach, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Make Eclectic Sounds at Growlers 6

By DAN MACINTOSH, Photos By ALYSON CAMUS With Los Angeles Waterfront in San Pedro as its oceanic backdrop, The Growlers band presented the two-night The Growlers 6, which succeeds the act’s annual Beach Goth festival. […]

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Brian Wilson Delivers a Gift with ‘Christmas Album Live’ at Cerritos Center for Performing Arts

By DAN MACINTOSH The first few songs into Brian Wilson’s The Christmas Album Live concert were awkward and – truth be told – just a bit creepy. Wilson, who required help walking to, and sitting […]

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Review: Sparks Captivates Audience at The Palace with Palette of Songs from Catalog

By DAN MACINTOSH Sparks ended its Hippopotamus Tour with a rousing performance at the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Backed by a strong and enthusiastic five-piece band, brothers Russell (vocals) and Ron Mael (keyboards) […]

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For Richard Thompson ‘The Rattle Without’ Gives ’13 Rivers’ Its Appeal

By DAN MACINTOSH The album 13 Rivers finds Richard Thompson in a comfortable rock trio workspace, playing alongside drummer Michael Jerome and bassist Taras Prodaniuk. These two talented musicians also regularly tour with Thompson, so […]

Reggae Night at Hollywood Bowl - Photo courtesy of KCRW
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REVIEW: Rastafarian Message Not Lost During Fun at KCRW’s Reggae Night XVII

By DAN MACINTOSH HOLLYWOOD, CA – KCRW’s Reggae Night XVII demonstrated reggae music’s wide diversity. Whether you came for dread serious beats, spiritual meditation or lighter lover’s sounds, you likely left happy. Protoje, fronting a […]