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 →

The Waterboys Landing at Humphrey’s By The Bay

There are probably other bands as equally well-named as The Waterboys to appear at Humphrey’s By The Bay, but band leader Mike Scott will undoubtedly deliver a rousing performance ... Continue Reading →

Stevie Wonder – American Icon

There is no doubt that one of the pre-eminent living musical geniuses is Stevie Wonder. From the streets of Saginaw to the heights of popular and critical acclaim, Wonder deserves the ... Continue Reading →

Fleetwood Mac – San Diego 2014

Many decades ago the steady throbbing beat of “Hypnotized” played in a loop in my brain during swim team practice. I knew the British blues band Fleetwood Mac from their mesmerizing ... Continue Reading →

Vitello’s supper club brings hot jazz, cabaret & Broadway to Studio City

 Vitello’s Restaurant, near the movie studios and networks in a trendy L.A. Valley neighborhood, was once a hangout for the Rat Pack. Frank Sinatra’s autographed picture still ... Continue Reading →

Long May You Run Indeed: Neil Young and Stephen Stills in 2014

When Canadian Young hooked up with Floridian Stills on the Sunset Strip in the mid-60s, music in Southern California became due for an imminent course correction. Their talents could ... Continue Reading →

91X Wrex the Halls – Sun 12/8 (Valley View Casino Center)

  Christmas concerts have a long and storied legacy. Britain was especially fertile ground over the centuries. I recall when living in London the plethora of holiday concerts, ... Continue Reading →

Taylor Swift – A Concert Portfolio

Taylor Swift brought her well-oiled concert extravaganza to San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center. The sold out crowd was well-sated, as most of her hits were assayed in solid ... Continue Reading →