Monthly Archive:: February 2015

Mardi Gras in a Los Angeles Record Store is a Big Easy

To whomever left this gift of karma on my Los Angeles parking meter, probably knowing that I was rushing to the Ameoba Records mardi gras parade — thank you. The 75 cents was nice, but the note was priceless. The day got even better: We saw a fabulous set by Steve Earle at the

At the Neptune, Lucinda Williams sings of loss and blessings

Lucinda Williams’ show last night at the Neptune was sublime, and much more focused than her Zoo show in the summer: Here’s my review. Even better was talking to her after the show (with country superstar Miranda Lambert also backstage, a big fan herself) about songwriting, being an “outsider” artist, publishing, Seattle music, and