Springboard Festival – The Music Industry Gives Back and Benefits

There are various examples of folks in the music biz giving back, and one of the most impressive I have heard about lately is called Springboard. I had a chance to chat with Barry Coffing, ... Continue Reading →

Santa’s Eclectic Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2018

Folks have been asking me for a couple weeks about my suggestions for cool Christmas gifts. I have dutifully held off publishing my annual list until Thanksgiving. Back in the day the ... Continue Reading →

Joni 75 – A Magnificent Birthday Tribute to a Challenging Artist

Over the years in LA I have attended several tribute concerts. The formula is generally the same: a group of like-minded artists perform the music of the celebrity being honored. Oftentimes ... Continue Reading →

The Beatles – The White Album: Reissued, Remastered and Revisited

On the 50th anniversary of their ninth album, the powers that be are releasing a mammoth version of The Beatles. Quickly known as The White Album, it was originally released in Britain ... Continue Reading →

Carla Olson Discusses The First New Textones Album in Three Decades

Every city in every era probably evokes a sense of musical delight to a newcomer, and that was certainly my sense when I arrived in Los Angeles in the 80s. The multi-flavored range ... Continue Reading →

Ohana Festival – Preview of a Fine Music Festival on the Beach

Ohana Festival has steadily built its reputation as a music festival that is manageable in size, perfect in its location and noted for its eclectic list of quality artists. Ohana Festival ... Continue Reading →

FlipTix Solves the Issue of Departing Concertgoers; Big Launch at KAABOO

We have been watching with interest the evolution of KAABOO, which launched in Del Mar and has announced similar festivals in Texas and the Caribbean. In a couple weeks at KAABOO Del ... Continue Reading →

A Midsummer Dream List of Concert Evenings

Don’t look now, but we’re past the halfway mark of July. There are still plenty of great summer concerts in Los Angeles. Here ten gigs that are sure to deliver a great evening. Roger ... Continue Reading →