The Who – It Was Once Only Ten Strings

This is the one band I see with trepidation. The band was invincible for a decade after their first single (“I Can’t Explain” in 1965), and I went all in. Top choice. Their show ... Continue Reading →

‘Patsy & Loretta’ gal-pals movie with Megan Hilty & Jessie Mueller on Lifetime, Oct. 19

American’s heartland music just got the spotlight in Ken Burns’ Country Music series for PBS. Now the Lifetime channel is presenting the movie Patsy & Loretta about two ... Continue Reading →

The Story of Music on Two Islands – Jamaica, Britain, Ska, Reggae and Punk – “Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records”

The film Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records is a tremendous slice into the history of reggae, which means it is a music history lesson of at least two islands: Jamaica and Britain. ... Continue Reading →

Van Morrison – On the Road Again, Mercurial and Remarkably Wonderful All At Once

Van Morrison in concert can be a difficult bet. Like other icons late in their career (Miles Davis, Bob Dylan), Morrison seems to ignore the audience. In San Diego last night, he was ... Continue Reading →

Abbey Road – It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

The 2019 Remaster doesn’t mess much with success. For many of us, The Beatles final foray in the studio has been imprinted in our DNA. But the magnificent treatment with this reissue ... Continue Reading →

Reignwolf is Turning Heads and Raising Eyebrows Everywhere

  Reignwolf is a bright light on the somewhat dim landscape of rock and roll. With other genres of music taking center stage (literally, and on the charts), rock has not seen many ... Continue Reading →

10,000 Maniacs in La Jolla

The band (whose name launched a thousand clever article titles) made its way across country from Jamestown NY to La Jolla, to cap the season of the Green Flash Concert Series at Scripps ... Continue Reading →

KAABOO Del Mar 2019 – Full Coverage

Our KAABOO experience opened with a guy familiar with playing down the shore. Little Steven brought his Disciples of Soul diagonally across the country whence he got his start. Rather ... Continue Reading →