Category Archives: Live Music

Reviewed: Ascencia’s Urban Blues Festival

Saturday I was at the buffet of blues presented by Ascencia, an organization that helps the homeless. The show was the Urban Blues Festival, hosted by Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Walter Trout was the headliner, but when you have acts … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Ascencia Urban Blues Festival Featuring Walter Trout/Guitar Shorty

If you’re a lover of The Blues, and you know I am, then you do not want to miss this.  On Saturday August 29, Raleigh Studios is hosting the best damn blues-fest this side of the Crossroads festival.  Walter Trout … Continue reading

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2001: A Space Odyssey / Hollywood Bowl, 8/18/15

Sitting under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl was the ideal setting for experiencing Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by conductor Brad Lubman, gave a stellar performance of the … Continue reading

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Singer Barbara Morrison is Ready for Long Beach’s Upcoming New Blues Festival II

The New Blues Festival II returns to Long Beach this year, expanded to two days and two stages with an even larger roster of musical stars. James Harman, Bernie Pearl, Teddy Lee Hooker, the New Blues Revolution, the Delgado Brothers, … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift Staples Center Takeover 08/22/15

Last night I had a front-row seat to the spectacle that is a Taylor Swift takeover of The Staples Center.  Trying to do a review of something on this scale can be daunting, even more so since it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Heart At The Bowl: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To A Zeppelin Show

Here we are again music fans, another night at one of my most favored venues, The Hollywood Bowl. A pearl in the necklace of Los Angeles. How can one be seated here and not be moved by the history and … Continue reading

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Beat Review: Stiff Little Fingers @ House of Blues Sunset 7/31/15

It was bittersweet when I learned it was the second-to-last show the House of Blues Sunset would host before closing its doors for good.  I knew the fate of the venue, soon-to-be demolished and turned into another shopping mall / … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ Summer 2015

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Kalin and Myles & Austin Mahone at the OC Fair – Photo Gallery

After a long day of excitement at the Orange County Fair, many teens made their way over to the Pacific Amphitheatre.  The lineup was an exciting one – starting with Bay Area rap duo Kalin and Myles, and ending with … Continue reading

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Three Days Of The Tiki: Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today”

After Thursday’s Meet & Greet kick-off party for at the Bali Hai for Tiki Oasis 15 the serious Tiki partying began in earnest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday. Everyone was dressed to the nines in the finest retro futuristic … Continue reading

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