Jesse Colin Young – Additionally Out of the Darkness Darkness of Lyme Disease

It is such a great story. After a couple solo albums, Jesse Colin Young emerged on the scene in the late ’60s as a key part of The Youngbloods. Their song “Get Together” became ... Continue Reading →

WORLDZ 2018 – A Stunning Gathering, Chasing True North

It is difficult to adequately report on the depth and breadth of this year’s WORLDZ gathering. Founder Roman Tsunder introduced the gathering as “the third chapter in a ten chapter ... Continue Reading →

Simple Minds – Alive and Kicking at Humphreys

A rather limber Jim Kerr led Simple Minds through a solid end of the season show at Humphreys. With a clutch of hits and a strong catalog of deep album cuts from which to choose, the ... Continue Reading →

The Beatles – The White Album: Reissued, Remastered and Revisited

On the 50th anniversary of their ninth album, the powers that be are releasing a mammoth version of The Beatles. Quickly known as The White Album, it was originally released in Britain ... Continue Reading →

Graham Nash – Keeping the Flame Alive, Humphrey’s by the Bay

For a certain generation, Graham Nash’s songs are a bedrock. He was the English gent among the Canadian and two Yanks comprising Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. As the trio and sometime ... Continue Reading →

Hundred Days – La Jolla Playhouse

The set up: real life married couple Abigail and Shaun Bengson tell the story of their relationship in song. This structure was also effective in Once, and is a bit of a tightrope to ... Continue Reading →

LA Opera – Don Carlo with Plácido Domingo

In a sumptuous presentation, LA Opera assayed Giuseppe Verdi’s timeless Don Carlo. First performed in France and then Bologna in 1867, the opera has undergone evolution over the decades. ... Continue Reading →

The Marine Room – Amazing Cuisine and Amazing Setting in La Lolla

You have a slight sense of vertigo initially as you settle into your seats. Your window side table is only a foot away from the Pacific Ocean. Timed properly, you can watch the tide ... Continue Reading →