Category Archives: Music

REDCAT Premieres Fanciful ICELAND July 24-26

Next Thursday through Saturday at REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival, Overtone Industries presents the first half hour of ICELAND, an upcoming musical theatre work by Overtones’ artistic director/composer/actress O-Lan Jones and singer/songwriter Emmet Tinley. ICELAND tells the story of Vaya (Cesili … Continue reading

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Johnny Winter February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014

There are not a lot of famous people I would shed a tear for, and fewer still demand that I publicly pay them my respects. I was looking forward to seeing Johnny Winter next month with The Edgar Winter Group. I have … Continue reading

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Live Review – New Order, La Roux At Greek Theater

Will wonders never cease? Despite a decades-long rep as one of the most boring and aloof live bands in all of music, New Order hit the Greek Theater ready to rock. I’d never seen them in person before, but footage … Continue reading

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Live Review – Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dustbowl Revival at the John Anson Ford Theater

Long regarded as the keepers of the flame for New Orleans’ traditional music, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been on something of a creative roll lately. Under the leadership of bassist and tuba player Ben Jaffe, the group has … Continue reading

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Album Review: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ “Dereconstructed”

Dereconstructed is the new album by the fabulously-named Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires (get it? glorifiers? because I was on late on that). The album, from start to finish, is one awesome blast of blisterin’ southern rock with clever, mostly … Continue reading

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New York City’s Heeney Hits Local Dates Around Southern California

There’s some buzz flowing from New York City regarding Heeney‘s Garage Rock sound. Heeney is hitting the west coast and has some selected dates right here in Southern California for those inclined to hear something hot and new. The newest single … Continue reading

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LA Welcomes Back The Babys With a Gala CD Release Party!

Wednesday night, June 25th, the legendary British band The Babys were welcomed back to the Los Angeles area music scene with a fun-filled party that celebrated the official release of their first album in over thirty years, ‘I’ll Have Some of … Continue reading

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Retro CD Mailbag: Miles Davis, Nas, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash

Miles Davis – Miles At The Fillmore 1970/ The Bootleg Series Vol 3 (Legacy Recordings) Fans of Miles’ Bitches Brew-era live recordings have been well served in recent years, with several stunning concert recordings made available on the album’s deluxe … Continue reading

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Downtown LA Night Market This Weekend!

Produced by 626 Night Market, DTLA Night Market draws inspiration from the popular night bazaars of Asia. Over 200 vendors will be offering food, merchandise, arts and crafts. There will also be massage chairs, giveaways, carnival games and community action booths. KawaiiKowai will once … Continue reading

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Honda Rockets New Music Out of Torrance with Three Great Bands to Launch Honda Stage

On Thursday, June 11th, Honda made a bold move to connect and brand Millennials. I was invited to join in on the exciting kick off of Honda’s new music platform “Honda Stage“. The whole shindig was opened by Ellen K, … Continue reading

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