Max Weinberg’s Jukebox @ Belly Up

When I saw the listing for this gig, I wondered why? By the end of the night I think I figured it out. What is Springsteen’s drummer doing on tour? This is what you will find on Weinberg’s ... Continue Reading →

Blinded By The Light

In this moment (which keeps getting longer) of peak music films, along comes the unlikely, true and thoroughly enjoyable story of a British Pakistani teenager who comes to embrace the ... Continue Reading →

James Blows Away Headliner Psychedelic Furs at The Observatory

Alan Krueger in his excellent book “Rockonomics” goes to great lengths to emphasize the role that luck plays in the musician’s road to success. Had Richards not noticed Jagger ... Continue Reading →

Humphrey’s – Best Gigs For the Rest of the Season

The June gloom seems to have lingered into early August, giving pause for thought by many locals accustomed to sunshine all day by now. But regardless of where the sun is hiding during ... Continue Reading →

Santa Barbara Bowl: Hippo Campus & The Head and The Heart

What? You have not been to Santa Barbara Bowl? With a view from the top reminiscent of being at the Acropolis in Greece and more charm than LA’s Greek Theatre, what a great place ... Continue Reading →

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes – Film Review

The film successfully builds a bridge. With reflections from jazz lions like Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, the foundation of the crucial jazz label is built. Musicians signed more ... Continue Reading →

Yesterday – All the Beatles Seemed So Far Away

  What a clever premise for a film – everyone but our hero wakes up never knowing The Beatles. In our house the Beatles seem to be everywhere: we saw Paul McCartney in concert ... Continue Reading →

McCartney Revisits San Diego

Paul McCartney is arguably the most critic-proof artist touring these days. He has the deepest songbook in history, and his non-stop three hour concerts consistently leave fans satiated. ... Continue Reading →