Category Archives: Live Music

The Brent Shapiro Foundation For Drug Prevention’s Summer Spectacular Honored Joe Manganiello

Robert and Linell Shapiro created this foundation after the tragic death of their son Brent, at age 24 on October 11, 2005, due to drug overdose. The Shapiros have established a “living legacy” of their son by starting Brent’s Club … Continue reading

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Victor Wainwright & The Train Steam Into Laguna Beach With Boogie Woogie Blues At Mozambique

After winning the Pinetop Perkins 2018 Piano Award at the Blues Music Awards, Victor Wainwright brings his piano to Mozambique in Laguna Beach. The tour, in support of his new album Victor Wainwright & the Train, features Victor’s new band doing … Continue reading

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Scorpions with Queensrÿche Rocked FivePoint in Irvine for ‘Crazy World 2018’

The best sex I never had was to the Scorpions—all in my mind—as I listened to their music on the radio when I was young. Their guitar-playing and singing sounded so much like what I had yet to experience: good … Continue reading

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Scorpions Return to the U.S. to Pierce the Classic Rock Music Envelope; In Irvine for ‘Crazy World’ Tour

This time next year will be the 30th anniversary of the Music Peace Festival in Gorky Park, the festival that preceded the fall of the Berlin Wall and was the inspiration behind the Scorpions mega power ballad hit, ‘Wind of … Continue reading

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Pacific Opera Project Flies Into the ‘Ford’ with ‘Carmen’

Pacific Opera Project takes over the Ford Amphitheater this Saturday, September 1, 2018, with its most ambitious project to date: a staging of Bizet’s “Carmen” with a full cast, two choruses, and a 31 piece orchestra. Nora Graham-Smith will portray the … Continue reading

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Long Beach New Blues Festival featuring The Lowrider Band Will Make For A Great Labor Day Weekend

The Long Beach New Blues Festival featuring The Lowrider Band as part of their main stage musical events takes place this Labor Day weekend. The 5th Annual New Blues Festival, put on by blues lover/producer/musician Bill Grisiola, along with the … Continue reading

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Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley at The Greek 08/12/18

Bob Lee contributed to this post. Whenever Alice Cooper comes around with a new tour, like this summer’s “A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper,” you never know what kind of stage show he might have dreamed up. His 2000 Brutal … Continue reading

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Feed Your Frankenstein for Under 20 Bucks at The Greek with Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley Sunday

Believe it or not, tickets for the Alice Cooper/Ace Frehley concert at The Greek Theater Sunday night are going for as low as $19.50. You might want to upgrade to $33 to get into the B Section, but you will … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 10th Annual Tanabata Festival in Little Tokyo

As part of Nisei Week, The three-day Tanabata Festival will be taking place over the weekend in Little Tokyo. The plaza in front of in front of JANM and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will be filled with streamers from the … Continue reading

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Stone Stanley’s Mudstomp Tapes Tour Brings Blues And Americana to High Desert And Long Beach

Stone Stanley is the musical creation of singer/songwriter Jason Robert. In Stone Stanley, Jason Robert explores rock, country, Americana and folk and how they are all based upon a bedrock of the blues. Calling this style Mudstomp Blues, Stone Stanley is … Continue reading

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