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AJ Edmonds

Posts by AJ Edmonds for 88.5 Music Blog:

(De)Tour Features Ringo and More!

Published 18 months ago by AJ Edmonds

Ready for another exciting music festival? The “(De)Tour Festival," streaming Saturday, August 15th, will feature artists performing from their homes and from the stages of empty LA venues, including: The...

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Album Reissue Celebrates Peter Green

Published 18 months ago by AJ Edmonds

“Then Play On” was the last of Fleetwood Mac’s original albums featuring founder, guitarist Peter Green, who we just lost on July 25, 2020.

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Jon Anderson New Album Fan Event Aug. 2

Published 18 months ago by AJ Edmonds

Jon Anderson celebrates his new album with a fan event Sunday, Aug. 2.

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Lollapalooza is (Virtually) On!

Published 18 months ago by AJ Edmonds

Put on your festival gear! Lollapalooza 2020 will be held virtually as “Lola2020,” a festival livestream, on YouTube, July 30-August 2. It will highlight a mix of iconic past performances from Paul McCartney, LCD Soundsystem Chance the Rapper, Metallica, OutKast and Arcade Fire, as well as many other acts. New performances for "Lolla2020" include a live virtual set from Alison Wonderland as well as performances by H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Louis the Child, Vic Mensa and Yungblud.

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With a Twist of Lana

Published 18 months ago by AJ Edmonds

Lana Del Rey’s anticipated follow up to her acclaimed 2019 Album, “ Norman F***ing Rockwell” is, in fact, not an album. Well, it’s kind of an album, but not what you’d expect. An, EP then? No, it’s an audiobook! “Violet Bent Over Backwards in the Grass,” is a spoken word recording of 14 poems by Lana Del Rey accompanied by music from award winning songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff who produced Lana’s “ Norman...” album.

“Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass” has been released as an audiobook download
and is coming October 2 on CD, Vinyl and Picture Disc. Here’s the track listing:

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Feelin’ Alright

Published 18 months ago by AJ Edmonds

What do you do when you’re stuck? Phone a friend! Wait, that’s for “Millionaire,” not quarantine. Maybe phone a few friends? Hey, let’s get together and form a band!

Dave Mason did just that, but not just any band... how about Sammy Hagar, Michael McDonald, Mick Fleetwood, John McFee, Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, his son, Pat Jr. and drummer Alvino Bennett? Wow, right ?! Can’t get together, everyone’s quarantining, but we can build it, we have the technology.... hey, it’s not the Six Million Dollar Man, it’s...

Dave Mason and the Quarantines! Next, they needed a song, something upbeat, something familiar, there’s comfort in that, maybe sing along too... so that you're… Feelin’ Alright!

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LA Artist Responds to Racial Injustice

Published 18 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 19 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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