John Mayer Extends Beyond His Years

Like many parents of a certain age, I am increasingly delighted by the new artists my kids are helping me discover. John Mayer falls easily into that bucket; my daughter four years ... Continue Reading →

Jack Johnson and Jamtown Deliver at Hollywood Bowl

With five guitarists spread across the front line, Jamtown was rivaled only by Eagles the night before at Dodger Stadium who sported six guitarists. The older demo appreciated the swirling ... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Splendor and La Jolla Luxury Meet at La Valencia Hotel

La Jolla has always been the jewel of southernmost California. In fact, that was the Spanish name given by 19th century explorers. The landmark hotel of La Jolla is La Valencia (whose ... Continue Reading →

The Family Stone Keeps Sly’s Legacy Alive

Of the massive number of acts that played Woodstock, many leveraged their appearance to further success. Several acts arguably had career defining moments at Woodstock, exploding from ... Continue Reading →

World Premiere – Maragritaville

Jimmy Buffet is one of a handful of artists who have been able to transcend their original work and move into various other avenues. By developing his Parrothead following in concerts ... Continue Reading →

An American in Paris – Dominion Theatre, London

Undoubtedly some of the best experiences (concerts, theatre, restaurants, etc) are when you enter with medium expectations but the production over-delivers. That was the case for An ... Continue Reading →

Jude Law in ‘Obsession’ at the Barbican, London

The novella whence comes this production has been visited several times before. It started as James M. Cain’s crime novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, published in 1934. Banned ... Continue Reading →

Coachella 2017 – Complete Coverage

First off, the Coachella vibe was great, as always. That is undoubtedly concern #1 for the producers of the festival. For those interested in a perspective about the infrastructure ... Continue Reading →