Stagecoach 2019: Observations From a Rocker

Stagecoach continues to assert itself as the country’s preeminent well, country music festival. With their usual foresight Goldenvoice booked the talent months ago, and many of ... Continue Reading →

A Brief History of Neon Carnival’s Ten Years – The Hot Post Party for Coachella and Stagecoach

Neon Carnival has blown up, becoming one of the key post-parties after Coachella and Stagecoach. Below are the lists of notables who attended on April 13 and April 26. I had a chance ... Continue Reading →

BeachLife Executive Discusses Building a Great Music Festival at the Shore + Free Live Stream!

With the proliferation of music festivals across the nation, Southern California not surprisingly has a bounty of options. With Coachella and Stagecoach to the east, KAABOO to the south ... Continue Reading →

Peterloo – Shining a Light into a Dark Corner of British History

  In much the same way Paul Greengrass portrayed the deadly way English forces opened fire on peaceful Irish protesters in 1972 (“Sunday Bloody Sunday”), Mike Leigh here dives ... Continue Reading →

Falsettos Opens at the Ahmanson

The opening song sets the stage perfectly “Four Jews in a Room Bitching.” William Finn and James Lapine stitched together two musicals that had debuted Off Broadway four ... Continue Reading →

Coachella 2019 – All The Best Moments

The rains in the previous months brought a wealth of greenery, exceeding the usual spring freshness in the Coachella Valley. Fortunately, the rains were nowhere to be found in the 20th ... Continue Reading →

Kevin “Bloody” Wilson Prepares for his Los Angeles Debut – PC Folks are Hereby Warned

Making his way across the Pacific in a few weeks is Kevin “Bloody” Wilson. The Aussie comedian will be performing his LA debut on April 23 at the El Rey Theatre. With a fan base ... Continue Reading →

Cirque du Soleil – VOLTA Debut in SoCal

  Cirque du Soleil got its toehold in America, and arguably globally, in SoCal in 1984 as part of the LA Olympics Arts Festival. I recall scanning the listings of events, and ... Continue Reading →