Justin Hayward – Solo Sailing Through the Years After Moody Blues

I admit attending Justin Hayward’s solo show with a bit of trepidation, as I was unsure how his rather majestic compositions with Moody Blues would work in stripped down renditions. ... Continue Reading →

Jason Isbell – Picking Up the Baton From the Fallen Tom Petty?

Jason Isbell started his musical journey early. Surrounded by a musical family near the Tennessee – Alabama state line, Isbell played at the Grand Ole Opry when he was 16. He eventually ... Continue Reading →

Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman

The night before, the band played the Whisky on Sunset, a tiny and storied venue for a legacy band. It was the launch of the US leg of a lengthy world tour, and the band charged $2 ... Continue Reading →

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Explode In Concert

Back in the day, I had very little overlap with my parents’ musical choices. On a family road trip, Dad took control of the radio (undoubtedly a clunky Delco AM model), and we just ... Continue Reading →

Steve Forbert – The Magic Tree and His Memoir

I was first amazed by Steve Forbert when he strode barefoot onstage when I was head of the concert committee at college. I don’t really recall if he was the opener or the headliner. ... Continue Reading →

Pato Banton Circles the Globe and Returns Home to SoCal

Banton strode onstage last night in Solana Beach while his band held down a slinky low key melody. He then gave a spoken word intro to the evening. He surprised many when he revealed ... Continue Reading →

Bill Murray Plays the Acropolis – Report From Greece

A sentence one probably did not expect to see, after first watching Caddyshack or Stripes: Bill Murray performing with a string trio in the shadow of the Acropolis in Athens. Our daughters ... Continue Reading →

GUEST POST: More Notes about Buildings and Food

Many folks around the world are enjoying David Byrne’s current global tour. We have covered it here. The attention paid to this tour has garnered a flurry of reflection on Byrne’s ... Continue Reading →