Jeff Penfield

Get Ready To Rock With Benjamin Booker

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 1 July 2014

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One day rock may actually die. We hear the proclamation "Rock Is Dead" time and time again, but it never seems to go away. Rock will never die as long as artists like Benjamin Booker are still around.

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Best From The First Half Of 2014

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 1 July 2014

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2014 has been another great year in music. We've seen legends release another terrific album while up and comers surprised us with new classics. Here's a few of the best (in no particular order) since January.

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Let The Genesis Rumors Commence!

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 16 June 2014

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For a few months, whispers of a Genesis reunion have been floating around. Considering Peter Gabriel hasn't played with the band since 1982 and Phil Collins' "retirement" since 2011, they seemed to be nothing more than just rumors.

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Led Zeppelin Remasters Out Tuesday

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 30 May 2014

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Remember when bands just rocked out on stage? Before the frills? Of course they've always had to be entertainers, but every band starts with the basics. Led Zeppelin, who became showmen of the 1970s, started with nothing more than the four band mates on a stage.

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The Evolution Of Great Musicians

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 19 May 2014

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When you hear The Beatles, you know it's The Beatles. Same with David Bowie. Same with Pearl Jam. Oddly enough, the unique quality of these bands were their ability to evolve and change over their career. Many bands fail trying taking next step or finding a new direction. So what's the key to great musicians and their long term success? It's a complicated answer to say the least, but two artists just showed how do it: Ray LaMontagne and The Black Keys.

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Hidden Genius Of Damon Albarn

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 26 March 2014

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Damon Albarn is likely a name you know. If not, you almost certainly know his music. Although he consistently releases hit songs while navigating a number of musical styles, he seems to lack respect here in the states. Q Music in Great Britain named him the fourth greatest frontman of all time, but he is left out of the conversation here. Based on his discography, he certainly should be a part of the discussion.

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Have A Fever For The Black Keys?

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 24 March 2014

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You remember that classic SNL skit with Christopher Walken about more cowbell, right? In case you forgot...

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February 25th New Music Update

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 25 February 2014

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Released Today:

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KCSN Presents Bonanza

Posted by Jeff Penfield on 17 February 2014

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We love introducing you to new artists and letting you know about great shows happening around Los Angeles, including NINE concerts we're presenting in the next three weeks. Here's a rundown:

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