“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 →

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 →

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 →

Stephen Marley Keeps Da Riddim Alive at Belly Up

The red, gold and green flag of Jamaica at the side of the stage ensured any novices knew whence came Stephen Marley. The 46 year old son of Bob and Rita Marley came to the Belly Up ... Continue Reading →

Trombone Shorty Scorches With Three Sold Out Nights at Belly Up

If my memory serves, The Belly Up does not often do multi-night gigs. But when they do, it is memorable. On the first night of a sellout three night run, Trombone Shorty treated the ... Continue Reading →

Robert Cray at The Belly Up

The Georgia native brought his well-oiled blues grooves to the intimate confines of The Belly Up, and the crowd was well satisfied. “The Forecast (Calls for Pain)” was the strong ... Continue Reading →

Leon Bridges Live in Amsterdam – Special Report From Holland

I am pleased to welcome guest columnists Carly Auerbach and Luke Hazel, reporting from Europe. Traveling to Amsterdam to watch a performer with deep southern roots was an interesting ... Continue Reading →