Jayhawks Swooping Back into Southern California

On the wings of an excellent new album, the Minnesotan quartet has several dates scheduled in Southern California: Belly Up in Solana Beach (7/24) and Fonda Theatre in LA (7/26). Both ... Continue Reading →

Van Morrison – It’s WAAAAY Too Late To Stop Now Volumes II, III, IV & CD

One of the great live albums of all time has been multiplied exponentially. When this album surfaced originally in 1973, it marked a period of transition for Van Morrison. He had assembled ... Continue Reading →

The Who in San Diego

The two surviving members of The Who have enjoyed an improbably successful and almost endless victory lap. With shows in Anaheim (Sunday 5/22), Los Angeles (Wednesday 5/25), Las Vegas ... Continue Reading →

Coachella 2016 – Full Coverage

After years of attending Coachella, from before they added a second weekend, I decided to see if the experience is any different going the second weekend. This year, it was different ... Continue Reading →

ESSENTIAL VAN MORRISON AND UPCOMING LIVE GIGS

I have often written over the years that a definitive Van Morrison box set would never happen, given that his best work covers two major labels and he has a smattering of work on other ... Continue Reading →

Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen – AMSD

Chris Hillman stands quietly at the center of some of the most influential music of the last five decades. A founding member of the Byrds, Hillman’s work paved the way for myriad ... Continue Reading →

Kaaboo = Woodstock Plus Coachella Minus the Mud :: Full Report

After some wrangling with the city fathers, Kaaboo’s inaugural launch happened this past weekend in Del Mar. The beach motif was established with the imported sand in front of the ... Continue Reading →

BRUCE COCKBURN – RUMOURS OF GLORY

Bruce Cockburn has steadily, not always quietly, blazed a trail of stellar albums over the course of four decades. Unlike other Canadian musicians who headed south (Neil, Joni, most ... Continue Reading →