“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” exquisite with Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday

Review: ‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL’ starring DEIDRIE HENRY at the Garry Marshall Theatre through June 9.  “Singing was always the best part of living for me,” ... Continue Reading →

Echo In The Canyon – A Quietly Monumental Documentary About a Tectonic Shift in California’s Music History

The opening credits cleverly lay out what to expect: a column of legacy artists listed opposite several current acolytes opining on the former’s tectonic influence. Jakob Dylan bridges ... Continue Reading →

4U: The Music of Prince with Symphony

Biology affects all art. In the case of music, of course no rock star lives forever. It will be increasingly rare to see a legacy artist in concert. Many bands that rose to prominence ... Continue Reading →

The Church – Recreating Starfish, by the Pacific in Solana Beach

The Church have been road warriors, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their breakout album Starfish, with gigs across Europe, America and of course their home in Australia. The anniversary ... Continue Reading →

BeachLife Festival Review

The folks in Redondo Beach allowed the organizers of BeachLife to put together a satisfying three day music festival, mostly on the sand. Despite some breezes cooler than expected, ... Continue Reading →

Stagecoach 2019: Observations From a Rocker

Stagecoach continues to assert itself as the country’s preeminent well, country music festival. With their usual foresight Goldenvoice booked the talent months ago, and many of ... Continue Reading →

A Brief History of Neon Carnival’s Ten Years – The Hot Post Party for Coachella and Stagecoach

Neon Carnival has blown up, becoming one of the key post-parties after Coachella and Stagecoach. Below are the lists of notables who attended on April 13 and April 26. I had a chance ... Continue Reading →

BeachLife Executive Discusses Building a Great Music Festival at the Shore + Free Live Stream!

With the proliferation of music festivals across the nation, Southern California not surprisingly has a bounty of options. With Coachella and Stagecoach to the east, KAABOO to the south ... Continue Reading →