Ohana Festival – Preview of a Fine Music Festival on the Beach

Ohana Festival has steadily built its reputation as a music festival that is manageable in size, perfect in its location and noted for its eclectic list of quality artists. Ohana Festival ... Continue Reading →

Simple Minds Return to These Shores With a Great Album and Big Tour – Jim Kerr Interview

In my view, it is superb when artists who have been around for years are still able to create new music and tour. Simple Minds is a band that evolved from the late ’70s ashes ... Continue Reading →

Justin Hayward – Solo Sailing Through the Years With Moody Blues

I admit attending Justin Hayward’s solo show with a bit of trepidation, as I was unsure how his rather majestic compositions with Moody Blues would work in stripped down renditions. ... Continue Reading →

Jason Isbell – Picking Up the Baton From the Fallen Tom Petty?

Jason Isbell started his musical journey early. Surrounded by a musical family near the Tennessee – Alabama state line, Isbell played at the Grand Ole Opry when he was 16. He eventually ... 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 →

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 →