Sunset Sessions – Belly Up and Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort

One of the more intriguing events coming up has a 17 year history. The Sunset Sessions boosted the early careers of such notable acts as The Black Keys and Jason Mraz. Industry vet ... Continue Reading →

Former Guns N’ Roses members perform for a special rock concert in Hollywood to benefit Dolphins

KINGS OF CHAOS, the new touring project featuring former Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan, along with Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Corey Taylor (Slipknot) and ... Continue Reading →

Pearl Jam – Back to Thrill With New Album and Local Gigs

After a hiatus far too long for their devoted fans, Pearl Jam announced a series of dates to accompany their new album Lightning Bolt. SoCal dates include stops at San Diego’s ... Continue Reading →

Outside Lands 2013 – Maybe I’m Amazed

If you are accustomed to the dry heat of Coachella, the cooler, moister environment of Outside Lands offers a nice contrast. Here are a few observations from a veteran Coachella fan ... Continue Reading →

Chris Isaak – Humphreys by the Bay – PREVIEW

There are a handful of artists whose live music is as enjoyable as their between song patter. Isaak is at the top of the list, closely followed by Lyle Lovett, David Byrne and the late ... Continue Reading →

Great Gatsby at the Polo Match & Hispanics for the Opera Gala

The Polo season in Southern California leaped forward with a spectacular match between the Beverly Hills Polo Club and the Celebrity Ranch Polo Club, for a Charity event in tribute ... Continue Reading →

Dave Alvin: Eleven Eleven, Ghosts, Brothers and Another Tour

One of the great troubadours of our time, Dave Alvin released his umpteenth solo album last summer, is part of a great new collaborative album and is about to embark on his zillionth ... Continue Reading →

Coachella 2013

Although much ink [digital and otherwise] understandably has been spilled about Coachella 2013, here are a few observations from my fifth visit to the musical smorgasbord in the desert. –         ... Continue Reading →