Oozora – Superb Japanese Dining in a Leafy Suburb of Athens

For our second visit to Greece, we decided to stay in the leafy suburb of Kifissia. Within easy reach of the hustle and history of Athens 30 minutes south, Kifissia offered a respite ... Continue Reading →

Big City Cat – My Life in Folk Rock by Steve Forbert: Book Review

Baby boomers have been blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to autobiographies from their musical heroes. Excellent tomes from Keith Richards, Bruce Cockburn and Bruce ... Continue Reading →

FlipTix Solves the Issue of Departing Concertgoers; Big Launch at KAABOO

We have been watching with interest the evolution of KAABOO, which launched in Del Mar and has announced similar festivals in Texas and the Caribbean. In a couple weeks at KAABOO Del ... Continue Reading →

Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman

The night before, the band played the Whisky on Sunset, a tiny and storied venue for a legacy band. It was the launch of the US leg of a lengthy world tour, and the band charged $2 ... Continue Reading →

BevCon Los Angeles – The Business and Flavors in the Spirits World

With an eclectic gathering of attendees and presenters at this year’s BevCon Los Angeles, folks were treated to a tremendous wealth of information. Just about every conceivable aspect ... Continue Reading →

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Explode In Concert

Back in the day, I had very little overlap with my parents’ musical choices. On a family road trip, Dad took control of the radio (undoubtedly a clunky Delco AM model), and we just ... Continue Reading →

Steve Forbert – The Magic Tree and His Memoir

I was first amazed by Steve Forbert when he strode barefoot onstage when I was head of the concert committee at college. I don’t really recall if he was the opener or the headliner. ... Continue Reading →

BevCon Los Angeles 2018 – The Gathering of the Movers and Shakers in the Spirits Sector

Judging by the fascinating topics at the upcoming BevCon gathering in Los Angeles, attendees will be shaken not stirred by the stimulating topics to be covered. Folks will gather from ... Continue Reading →