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Tuesday, December 7
AIMEE MANN XMAS VARIETY SHOW, SOULIVE, AS TALL AS LIONS' FAREWELL, AND HOTEL CAFE 10TH ANNIVERSARY ALL IN ONE WEEK
Isn't September to December the best period for live music? I think the summer live music scene is great, too, but it always feels like a byproduct of a night out to get drunk. There's a coziness in live shows in the fall and winter that is always nice.
Speaking of music, The Girlfriend and I took a day to ourselves last Friday to visit the Grammy Museum
. It was like porn to me. Porn. Pop music history porn. You can see actual Grammys up close, which is pretty wild. Tons of archived footage. Lots of headline-grabbing costumes from the events. Props. Industry letters and other correspondence and sheet music (originals!) from press to artists to legendary execs to anyone who's made a splash in pop music.
Their limited-time John Lennon exhibit is notable. Original papers with handwritten lyrics, from both Beatles and solo work eras. Interview archives. Listening rooms with remastered music. Studio session workshops. Just porn. The gods of pop music were splooging all over my face.
Best off, there was no one in the museum during the hours we visited, which was nice in that we didn't have to feel rushed to move onto other exhibits. Try to visit it if pop music means a lot to you. It's not all that comprehensive, however there are many gems that are pretty memorable. I was moved for a majority of the visit. I just thought it was worth mentioning.