Gladys Knight and Tower of Power – Hollywood Bowl

Two veterans of the music scene brought their unique rhythm and blues stylings to a nearly sold out Hollywood Bowl. It was an evening of solid musicianship, but with two surprises. Tower ... Continue Reading →

Jayhawks Return to Solana Beach

The Belly Up has long been a favorite venue for the band from Minnesota. They have landed here in various incarnations over the years, including one gig that was billed simply as Mark ... Continue Reading →

Van Morrison – It’s WAAAAY Too Late To Stop Now Volumes II, III, IV & CD

One of the great live albums of all time has been multiplied exponentially. When this album surfaced originally in 1973, it marked a period of transition for Van Morrison. He had assembled ... Continue Reading →

Paul Simon: Still Crazy and Rhymin’ After All These Years

As the main brain behind Tom and Jerry and more crucially Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon’s songs were an antidote to the excesses of the early days of rock and roll. Simon’s early ... Continue Reading →

Coachella 2016 – Full Coverage

After years of attending Coachella, from before they added a second weekend, I decided to see if the experience is any different going the second weekend. This year, it was different ... Continue Reading →

A Family Affair – My Brothers and I

My Brother and I Hotel Café 3/05/16 These guys are the soundtrack to your date night – grab your significant other, get dinner, and check these guys out. My Brothers and I bring ... Continue Reading →

TOSCA – San Diego Opera

One of the most frequently performed operas in the world, the San Diego Opera continues its phoenix-like rebirth with a solid production of Puccini’s classic. Set in Rome in June ... Continue Reading →

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – 2016 Tour

This a’capella group from South Africa first entered our collective radar screen as part of Paul Simon’s Graceland album in 1986. The tour after release of that album was as joyful ... Continue Reading →