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Posted By: Desert Dancer
03-Feb-11 - 02:32 PM
Thread Name: Review: 'Troubadours' documentary - '70s LA folk
Subject: RE: Review: 'Troubadours' documentary - '70s LA folk
McCabe's Guitar Shop is still going strong, of course, as both a shop and concert venue. We get over there quite often. Although McCabe's had an hand in the development of many musicians during the 60s due to being a place for lessons and hanging out with like-minded folks, their first concert wasn't until 1969: KCRW McCabe's 50th anniversary page.

Boulevard Music, another guitar shop, on Sepulveda Blvd. at Culver Blvd. in Culver City has a good concert series.

The Living Tradition in Anaheim also has a good monthly concert series, as well as presenting contra dances.

The Ash Grove: we went to the 50th anniversary event at UCLA, but weren't around when it was active.

This documentary is about a narrow window into the evolution of contemporary singer-songwriters, and I was probably inviting trouble by putting the "f-word" in the title of this thread. ;-) The subject matter has some relation to the "folk revival" (and the NY Times reviewer criticizes the film for not examining this and other contextual issues more closely) but the film is not meant to be about traditional folk music, so if you're not into that don't bother seeing it, I would think.

Actually, the "silly skirmishes" that Stephen Holden refers to are engaged by "East-coast rock critics", so that's a whole 'nother line of kerfuffle...

~ Becky in Long Beach