Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes – Film Review

The film successfully builds a bridge. With reflections from jazz lions like Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, the foundation of the crucial jazz label is built. Musicians signed more ... Continue Reading →

Yesterday – All the Beatles Seemed So Far Away

  What a clever premise for a film – everyone but our hero wakes up never knowing The Beatles. In our house the Beatles seem to be everywhere: we saw Paul McCartney in concert ... Continue Reading →

McCartney Revisits San Diego

Paul McCartney is arguably the most critic-proof artist touring these days. He has the deepest songbook in history, and his non-stop three hour concerts consistently leave fans satiated. ... Continue Reading →

Toad the Wet Sprocket – Belly Up

After long ago slyly grabbing an obscure Monty Python reference and naming themselves, Toad the Wet Sprocket have embarked on their 30th Anniversary Tour. The band’s stop in Solana ... Continue Reading →

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” exquisite with Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday

Review: ‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL’ starring DEIDRIE HENRY at the Garry Marshall Theatre through June 9.  “Singing was always the best part of living for me,” ... Continue Reading →

Echo In The Canyon – A Quietly Monumental Documentary About a Tectonic Shift in California’s Music History

The opening credits cleverly lay out what to expect: a column of legacy artists listed opposite several current acolytes opining on the former’s tectonic influence. Jakob Dylan bridges ... Continue Reading →

4U: The Music of Prince with Symphony

Biology affects all art. In the case of music, of course no rock star lives forever. It will be increasingly rare to see a legacy artist in concert. Many bands that rose to prominence ... Continue Reading →

The Church – Recreating Starfish, by the Pacific in Solana Beach

The Church have been road warriors, celebrating the 30th anniversary of their breakout album Starfish, with gigs across Europe, America and of course their home in Australia. The anniversary ... Continue Reading →