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Entries by Shawn Amos from 08/2010

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for August 3

| Posted 08.03.2010 | Entertainment

This week, Lady Gaga goes to "The Fame Monster" well one more time, Squeeze milks their '80s catalog, Buckcherry wants more cowbell, and Arcade Fire leaves me speechless. Skip ahead to see what to play.

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for August 10

| Posted 08.10.2010 | Entertainment

North Carolinian singer-composer Ari Picker has Nick Drake speaking to him in one ear and Handel whispering in the other. His Lost in the Trees debut is spellbinding in its musical ambition.

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for August 17

| Posted 08.17.2010 | Entertainment

Welcome to Americana music week. You didn't get the memo? Today, the Big Music Machine is digging into American songwriting soil and pulling out music with deep roots.

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for August 24

| Posted 08.24.2010 | Entertainment

Love and lust are in the musical air this week. Katy Perry plays the part of a teenage tease, Fantasia plays with fire (and some weak songs), Little Big Town plays hard-to-get, and Usher moves directly to the bedroom.

Los Lobos Keeps the Faith

| Posted 08.31.2010 | Entertainment

The East L.A. quintet is three years shy of the fourth decade of their "weird little trip," as saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin describes it. Los Lobos is playing for keeps.

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for August 31

| Posted 08.31.2010 | Entertainment

As you say good-bye to summer, say hello to some songs that will keep you company long after you pack your swimsuit away.