Tag Archives: Rock and roll

Theatre Review: ‘Shout Sister Shout’ The Story of the First Lady of Rock & Roll

Long before the great female rocker Janis Joplin came on the scene, there was a lady named, Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas in 1915. Miss Tharpe was gospel’s first superstar and the preeminent crossover figure … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Halford and the Healers Bring Their Bluesy Rock ‘n’ Roll to Genghis Cohen This Weekend

The roots of rock and roll stretch back to the rootsy, bluesy Americana music that developed in the cities, fields, shacks and bayous of America. One of the best musicians keeping this bit of Americana live is Texas-born Jeffrey Halford, … Continue reading

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Sonny Burgess and The Pacers to perform on June 12th at The Ink and Iron Festival in Long Beach!

Of the many legendary artists that Sun Records spawned in the 1950s, arguably its wildest was Rockabilly legend Sonny Burgess. With his band The Pacers, their performances went off the Richter scale in sheer energy and wild abandon, making even … Continue reading

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Gary U.S. Bonds talks about music, his life and his book, ‘By U.S. Bonds, This Is My Story’

Long before his successful collaboration with Bruce Springsteen on the hit song This Little Girl, Gary U.S. Bonds was admired and used as inspiration for many of the top musicians from the ’60s on up to the present day. Gary … Continue reading

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The Slidebar Rock and Roll Kitchen in Fullerton: Great Rock and Delicious Food

As Neil Young said about the Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten, “Hey, Hey, my my, rock and roll will never die”. Well, for any one who wants to see that local rock in Orange County is not dead, the place to … Continue reading

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Live Review: The Vigils at Club Moscow

Local band The Vigils are like a poppier version of Sisters of Mercy, and not just because singer Daniel Cieplinski resembles Andrew Eldritch a bit (the dark glasses help). A fun mix of straight-up rock n’ roll with dark, dance-y New … Continue reading

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Interview with James Stevenson Guitarist Extraordinaire

I last saw James Stevenson playing with The International Swingers. But James is a busy boy and as a guitarist he wears many hats or he floats like a feather and stings like a bee. Soon after I read he … Continue reading

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2014 ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo

On Thursday, after my return form my San Francisco trip I popped into the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo at the Loews Hotel at Hollywood & Highland to put my hand on the pulse of the art and business of … Continue reading

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Alexandra and the Starlight Band AFI/ASCAP Acoustic Happy Hour Takes a Turn Towards the Phenomenal and the Unexpected!

  I was covering the Miles Davis event as a photographer at Mr. Musichead Art Gallery and ended up having a conversation with Alexandra Lee and Zachary James of Alexandra and the Starlight Band when the topic turned to my covering … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Pamela Des Barres Rock-n-Roll Tour

One of the things that makes our city unique is that we are a town of celebrity six degrees of separation. Actually, to be more accurate, in Los Angeles it is more often closer to one degree or two degrees … Continue reading

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