IT’S ABOUT THE MUSIC, MAN….

Crack Ho, let's go

Go Go’ers, it feels like the world has been in Val-Day countdown  since January 2nd so let’s all take a little breather and in honor of the Grammys,  focus on music instead of love or lack thereof.

THE BEATLES’ COMPLETE FIRST AMERICAN CONCERT

Here’s your chance to forget Paul McCartney’s recent Saturday Night Live appearance and Ringo on Larry King Live.

Watch the blast force that was Beatlemania 47 years to the day of the moptops’ first U.S. concert at the Coliseum in Washington D.C.

Cinematheque is screening a pristine, first generation picture quality print of the original broadcast, which hasn’t been seen in its entirety since March 1964.  Relive it if you were there or check the reality if you just say you were.

Film also includes footage of Lesley Gore and the Beach Boys; Domenic Priore hosts a post-screening panel discussion. ( Friday, February 11th @ 7:30 pm at The Egyptian Theatre $11 www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2011/Egyptian/specialevent_FEB_ET_2011.htm

GRAMMY GO SEEK HUNT

Want to be the Trivia Whiz Kid at your upcoming Grammy bash?

Sign up for this music-centric scavenger hunt — you can join an existing team or bring up to five of your music geek friends — and poke around the Grammy Museum finding “trivia and treasure” for prizes, bragging rights, and an afternoon spent at one of the coolest museums in town.

No prior knowledge of music required!  (February 12 @ 2:00 pm; $29, which includes Grammy Museum admission; starting destination revealed after sign-up;  http://losangeles.going.com/event-880740;Out_of_the_Box_Events_Grammy_Go_Seek_Hunt)

CRACK WHORE GALORE

If  your inner rebel is feeling a bit twitchy, make a late night date with the “glamorous” Galores Abbey and Danny as they stumble through post-rehab reality with the help of sex, songs about sex, discussion of sex, an alleged for-sale sex tape, and really loud rock ‘n roll.

Pee-in-your-pants funny and good music to boot. (Ensemble Studio Theater – Los Angeles at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Atwater Village; Thurs. & Sat., 10:30 p.m.; thru March 12, ensemblestudiotheatrela.org. (323) 644-1929.)


SUSAN JAMES’S RECORD RELEASE SHINDIG AT THE ECHO

Ms. Go Go is counting the days ’til the GRAND OLE ECHO  returns on April 3 but booker extraordinaire/Queen of Americana Kim Grant and her new partner Julie Richmond (a.k.a. Carolina Chickadee) are giving Angelenos a little taste of twang and sway next Tuesday.

In honor of singer Susan James’s release of her fourth album Highways, Ghosts, Hearts, and Home (Ryan Adams is a fan), there’ll be a GOE-worthy shindig with Old Californio, Tony Gilkyson and Kip Boardman, Anny Celsi, Double Naught Spy Car, Evie Sands, Cosmo Topper and The Quarter After.

James will be backed by Paul Lacques and Paul Marshall (both, I See Hawks in L.A.) and DJ Bonebrake on drums.  Grant and Richmond hint at some surprise guests as well.

$10 entry gets you one of James’s CDs; $5 without.  (Tuesday, February 15th;  doors @ 7:00 pm, show @ 7:30pm; $5 – $10; The Echo, 1822 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles 90026; http://www.kgmusicpress.com/home.cfm)

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