Bob Mehr

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  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre is nearly empty. Up a flight of rickety stairs, behind the locked door of a small, dirty dressing room, Jim Adkins desperately searches for a vein. An intense, pug-nosed youth -- and lead singer of Mesa quartet Jimmy Ea...

  • 14 years ago | Local Wire

    Music, like everything else, came to an uneasy standstill this week in light of the East Coast terrorist attacks. Among the major changes to the local concert calendar were the postponement of Blink 182's September 13 Mesa Amphitheater show (the c...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    When Steve Wynn's grandfather Matthew immigrated to this country from Russia at the dawn of the 20th century, he harbored one great dream: to be a songwriter. Though a promising tunesmith -- legend has it that Irving Berlin offered him $50 for one...

  • 14 years ago | Local Wire

    In July, Bash & Pop reported that a release was imminent for Sonoran Hope and Madness, the second studio effort from Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Now comes word that the disc -- originally slated for an early October street date -- will be she...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    A couple years back when Beachwood Sparks first stepped into the spotlight -- its members looking very much like they'd just stepped off the cover of the Notorious Byrd Brothers LP -- it was an easy group to tag. Four guys wrapping themselves up i...

  • 14 years ago | Local Wire

    How do you write a eulogy for a building? It's a question that's been asked fairly often in recent months, as we've been forced to mourn the loss of myriad local landmarks and nightspots here in the Valley. One of my long-held suspicions is that m...

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