Coachella 2018 – Big Coverage

Although it did not sell out as quickly as in past years, Coachella again confirmed its status as the most influential music festival in North America, perhaps in the world. Greta Van ... Continue Reading →

Famous People Who’ve Met Me – A Memoir by the Man Who Discovered Prince

Owen Husney has written an engaging book about his journey from Minneapolis to Los Angeles and back. The many people he’s bumped into along the way include geniuses and scoundrels. The ... Continue Reading →

Josh Ritter – The New Album, The Current Tour and An Interview

On the heels of his latest album, Josh Ritter gave a superb performance at The Belly Up. Ritter has just released Gathering, his 9th studio album, and it further solidifies his prominence ... Continue Reading →

Tommy Castro and The Painkillers – New Album, Massive Tour and Swaggering Solos

The country is blessed with an innumerable quantity of talented journeyman musicians, who ply their craft day in and day out. Some record, some tour and many toil in undeserved obscurity. ... Continue Reading →

World Premiere – Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

La Jolla Playhouse has one of the most impressive lists when it comes to launching musicals. Add to that list the current world premiere of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. The musical ... Continue Reading →

The Garland Hotel – A Hidden Gem in Hollywood

We had been watching so many other cities launch productions of the musical Hamilton, and finally it was time for Los Angeles. I had been preparing our family for months, and I wanted ... Continue Reading →

Jack Johnson and Jamtown Deliver at Hollywood Bowl

With five guitarists spread across the front line, Jamtown was rivaled only by Eagles the night before at Dodger Stadium who sported six guitarists. The older demo appreciated the swirling ... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Splendor and La Jolla Luxury Meet at La Valencia Hotel

La Jolla has always been the jewel of southernmost California. In fact, that was the Spanish name given by 19th century explorers. The landmark hotel of La Jolla is La Valencia (whose ... Continue Reading →