Category Archives: Music

‘Nico, 1988’ Susanna Nicchiarelli’s Film about Iconic Musician Presents a New Kind of Model

Why make a movie about old Nico? Why not make a movie about young Nico? Such were some of the reactions when writer and director, Susanna Nicchiarelli, sought funding for her film, “Nico, 1988.” Early in the film, Nico says … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ 2018 at Harvelle’s

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Massive ‘Surf’ Descends This Weekend To Keep So Cal Cool: Surf Guitar 101 Returns

“Do you have a love for traditional surf music played on a Fender Jaguar, straight through a 1963 Fender Reverb tank, then blasted through a blonde Fender Showman? So do the members of Surf Guitar 101!” UPDATED 8-1-2018 5 p.m. … Continue reading

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Live Review: Adam Ant’s ANThems Sizzled at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

This quote by Moby got my attention the other day. “PS: #adamant was amazing. The last time I saw him was in 1982 when he literally arrived at the venue (a pier in the Hudson River) on a pirate ship. I know … Continue reading

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Talking About the Beatles! Friday August 3, at McCabe’s in Santa Monica

Every great city has its legendary music venues. Every great city has its history of legendary musical events. And every once in awhile a city, a venue and a collection of talented artists come together to make certain words like … Continue reading

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The Stars Align both in the Sky and at the Basin of the Hollywood Bowl in Honor of LA Phil’s Jose Iturbi Sponsored Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Featuring Painist Behzod Abduriamov!

And the Hollywood Bowl was more than singing and a string pinging on the night of July 12th as the stars, star watchers and stars namesakes alighting sky all aligned to watch  the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel … Continue reading

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Retrospekt: A Film by Sam Hare featuring Gitane Demone Quartet + Eva Braun Extravaganza at Cafe Nela July 29

Last January at Cafe Nela, Gitane Demone Quartet organized a 17-piece experimental orchestra of local musicians from different groups (LA Drones, Ravens Moreland, Egrets On Ergot, Harry Cloud, The Deadbeats, Saccharine Trust, Carnage Asada & more) for a 48- minute … Continue reading

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Idyllwild Arts 2018 Summer Culmination Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall Showcases the Talents of High School Students

UPDATE: 8/5/2018: Tonight’s concert cancelled. From AIF: Idyllwild, California, suffered a devastating forest fire last week. The Cranston Fire caused the entire town to evacuate within hours, forcing home and business owners to leave with very little notice. Over 300 campers … Continue reading

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CD Review: John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album

How on earth does anybody “lose” a full album by John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet, a Bob Thiele production no less? This was a group whose every performance, every collective decision, was precious. Thankfully, this monumental oopsy-daisy has been … Continue reading

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Glitter Trash and The Dogs at The Redwood Bar 7.13.18

Back in the 60’s, the seeds of punk rock were sprouting in Michigan. A big part of that proto-punk scene was a 3-piece band called The Dogs. Formed in 1969 by guitarist Loren Molinare and Mary Kay, the band played … Continue reading

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