Category Archives: Live Music

Ventura County Blues Festival Was a Day of Great Music and Great Fun

  Saturday was a blustery day, but that didn’t stop the crowd at the 10th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival from having a great time. A light rain finally hit during B.B. Chung King and the Buddaheads’ set, prompting B.B. … Continue reading

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Celebrity Cruises’ Great Wine Festival Will Bring Great Food and Drink to Irvine’s Great Park

Irvine’s Great Park on Saturday, May 2nd will be the site of the 2nd Annual Celebrity Cruises’ Great wine Festival. Marilys Ward, team manager Los Angeles/Palm Springs, states, “Celebrity’s devotion to the culinary arts continues to flourish. Southern Californians expect … Continue reading

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What’s Better Than Burgers and Beer? A Burger and Beer Music Festival in Oxnard, of Course!

On May 2, 2015, the best of both worlds meets as Oxnard hosts the Hamburger and Hops Music Festival. From 11:30am to 5:00pm, the 2nd Annual Hamburger and Hops Music Festival will feature the best in craft beers, hamburgers and … Continue reading

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Canned Heat Headlines the First Adelanto Blues Festival

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Defending Grand Champions ‘Jet Coatings Monkey Style’ Get Ready for the West Coast BBQ Classic at the Queen Mary

Coming up on May 9th, the Queen Mary in Long Beach will host the 4th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic. Coming back to Long Beach are the 2014 West Coast BBQ Classic Grand Champions, Jet Coatings Monkey Style. I caught … Continue reading

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HorrorHound 2015 Brought the Dead and Anarchy to Cincinnati

HorrorHound started the year at the Sharonville Convention Center in Indianapolis, and as usual, everyone showed up. The bi-annual movie convention brings all manner of creature, beast, freak, rebel and misfit for a weekend of very crowded fun, signing, pics, … Continue reading

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Gurf Morlix Debuts His New Album ‘Eatin’ At Me’ Tonight at McCabe’s

A new album from Gurf Morlix is always a challenge. I never know if I’m going to like the writing, the playing, the singing or the sound design/recording best. Listening to Gurf’s newest release, Eatin’ At Me, the past couple … Continue reading

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Album Review: Double Naught Spy Car’s “Panorama City” Toys with Space Time Continuum

For the last two-and-one-half years, Double Naught Spy Car’s Western Violence (2012) has been the soundtrack for my neurotic Los Angeles existence. Teeming with talent and creativity, the instrumental, psychedelic, surf noir band has twisted the boundaries of musical conformity, … Continue reading

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Coco Montoya Talks About the Blues, His Story and The Upcoming Ventura County Blues Festival

Blues guitar great Coco Montoya didn’t start out as a great guitarist. In fact, he didn’t start out as a guitarist at all. He instead was a talented drummer whose first major gig was as a drummer with blues great … Continue reading

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Coco Montoya to Headline Ventura County Blues Festival and Bike Run for Actor/Musician Mickey Jones

Michael John is passionate about the blues. “The blues is America’s music. Everything comes from the blues, any of the rock, all the music you hear—–the foundation is all blues music”. Coming up on Saturday, April 25th, the 10th Annual … Continue reading

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