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AJ Edmonds

Posts by AJ Edmonds for 88.5 Music Blog:

LA Artist Responds to Racial Injustice

Published 6 months ago by AJ Edmonds

Compelled by the recent demonstrations in Los Angeles, Chelsea Williams, one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 10 New Artists You Need to Know,” has released her new song, “No Justice, No Peace.” Upon returning home from a Black Lives Matter event, Chelsea was so moved that she wrote and recorded the song in one day.

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Fitz and the Tantrums with ZZ Ward - Drive-In at the Ventura Fairgrounds

Published 6 months ago by AJ Edmonds

Live from the the comfort of your vehicle...

Pop-up Drive-Ins are hot, hot hot! Who would have thought that people would venture from their homes and pay money for a old movie they’ve already seen, that they have on DVD or could stream at home to watch in their cars! And THEY said, streaming would take over and theaters are dead! Guess what? The events are selling out way in advance! So it’s not surprising that the opportunity to see live music from your car has been greeted with incredible enthusiasm!

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One Night Only: Nick Cave!

Published 7 months ago by AJ Edmonds

“IDIOT PRAYER: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace” is a film shot in June that will
be streamed as a live experience in North America on July 23rd at 7 PM Pacific Time.
Unlike many virtual concerts, it will not be available for online viewing after the event. It
is truly a “live” experience: no pause, rewind or fast forward. LOL, somehow it sounds
shocking in this age of video streaming, but hey, you don’t go to a real live concert and
have rewind!

The stream is billed as only one showing but there are actually three to
choose from to make it convenient for viewers from different parts of the world. So, if 7
PM doesn’t work for you you could go for 8 PM AEST (Australia and Asia) or 8PM BST
(UK and Europe).

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The Rolling Stones re-release 1973 “Goats Head Soup"

Published 7 months ago by AJ Edmonds

Still going...

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Im not talkin’ ‘bout a battery, or a watch, its the band that has transcended generations, The Stones!  I guess I should have said rollinginstead of going!

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Winnipeg Folk Festival - Saturday, July 11

Published 7 months ago by AJ Edmonds

While we are saddened by not being able to attend music festivals this Summer, the good news is we can virtually venture to concerts we might not normally attend! How about heading to Manitoba, Canada?

This week, the annual Winnipeg Folk Festival becomes the Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home, combining both past and new performances from Birds Hill Provincial Park on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 5 PM Pacific Time. The concert will feature past performances from Sheryl Crow, Bahamas, Arlo Guthrie, Passenger, the War and Treaty and more! Brand new appearances include Vance Joy, William Prince, Kurt Vile and the Sadie’s and Waxahatchee.

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The Return of the Drive-In & Andrew McMahon

Published 7 months ago by AJ Edmonds

It’s a great time to fire up that old Suburban sitting in the driveway next to your Prius! Back are the days of piling everyone in the car and going to the drive-in! Nederlander Concerts is launching its Summer Drive-In OC series in the parking lot of the City National Grove of Anaheim. The series with feature movies, concerts and more.

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All Americana- Part 2: So Many Great Artists!

Published 7 months ago by AJ Edmonds

Each year the highlight of the Americana Music Associations Americanafestis  the Americana Honors and Awardsnight.

If you read Part 1, you know that this year,
Americanafest is going on virtually as Thriving Roots,Sept. 16-18.  The Honors and AwardsCeremony is still currently scheduled to take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sept. 16. 

The big question in my mind is: Who will win
Artist of the Year?”  Theres some tough competition in this category!  

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“Americanafest” Goes Virtual!

Published 7 months ago by AJ Edmonds

Americana fans will not have to miss out this year. The Americana Music Association Foundation has announced “Thriving Roots: A Virtual Community Music Conference”. It’s a new online music industry conference experience from Sept. 16-18, 2020. The virtual conference will feature Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal, Mavis Staples as well as AMAF Board Members Jackson Browne, Rhiannon Giddens and T Bone Burnett.

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