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 →

A Midsummer Dream List of Concert Evenings

Don’t look now, but we’re past the halfway mark of July. There are still plenty of great summer concerts in Los Angeles. Here ten gigs that are sure to deliver a great evening. Roger ... Continue Reading →

The Sorting Room nightclub has great mix of talent at The Wallis in Beverly Hills

An intimate nightclub atmosphere to enjoy great talent. That’s The Sorting Room at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. This summer the popular place ... Continue Reading →

Madeleine Peyroux Delivers Powerfully Understated Set at Belly Up

Over the course of eight albums (and 22 years), Madeleine Peyroux has deftly woven her jazz inflected stylings with aplomb. On the eve of her next album “Anthem” (due August 31 ... Continue Reading →

What Has Phish Been Up To? Some More Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, New Dates and the Disney Concert Hall For Starters

Phish are like sharks, they need to move…standing still is not an alternative. For 21 years, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream have worked with Phish, jamming on delicious ice ... Continue Reading →