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Ray Davies: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA 7/21/12

One the key figures in those revolutionary times was Ray Davies, the chief songwriter and front-man for the Kinks, and on July 21st, he could be found onstage at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, playing a set that consisted mostly of songs by his former band. Davies tackled select gems from his vast songbook over the course of an hour and forty minutes, opening the show with a handful of barebones acoustic numbers and wrapping things up with an electric band.

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Intermezzo: Return of Creem to Print

Back in the ’70s Creem Magazine was at the forefront of the rock music criticism renaissance with esteemed writers Lester Bangs, Dave Marsh, Greil Marcus and Cameron Crowe among its

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The Kinks: Face to Face, Something Else, Arthur – Remasters

For the past several months, The Kinks have been in celebratory mode as many of their albums are being re-released in the deluxe format that has been all the rage amongst record companies of late.  The latest installment here presents three of the band’s strongest ‘60’s releases into a repackaged format: 1966’s Face to Face, 1967’s Something Else, and 1969’s Arthur. 

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