Humphrey’s By The Bay and Best of San Diego Summer Concert Preview

The annual ritual of reviewing the summer concert schedule generally kicks off when Humphrey’s announces their lineup. Here are some of the highlights we won’t be missing. The Waterboys ... Continue Reading →

Lambert and Stamp

Lambert and Stamp tells the story of the improbable pair of Brits who plucked a band from inevitable obscurity, eventually making the band one of the most creative and innovative bands ... Continue Reading →

Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan – All The Rage: My Life with the Small Faces, Faces, the Rolling Stones and Many More (Pan Books / Macmillan)

This drink-soaked autobiography can stand tall and proud next to the spate of excellent rock and roll autobiographies, even if the author can’t. McLagan readily admits his shortcomings ... Continue Reading →

Ray Davies, Americana – The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story

Ray Davies, Americana – The Kinks, The Riff, The Road: The Story (Sterling) Over time, Ray Davies has proven himself as one of the truly remarkable musicians to emerge from the ... Continue Reading →

A Prince Among Stones: That Business With the Rolling Stones and Other Adventures, Prince Rupert Lowenstein (Bloomsbury)

One of the most unlikely pairings in rock and roll is a titled prince taking over the finances of the Rolling Stones. In this breezy autobiography, Prince Rupert Lowenstein tells that ... Continue Reading →

Springsteen Winds Up 2012

As one of the last true road warriors among legacy artists, Springsteen is winding down the US leg of his mammoth Wrecking Ball Tour.  He will pick up again overseas in the new year, ... Continue Reading →

Charlie Is My Darling – The Rolling Stones Juggernaut Continues

With two documentaries, several high profile gigs, a decent new single and another career-spanning collection, the longest-lasting act in rock is gathering no moss. The most intriguing ... Continue Reading →

Ian Anderson / Jethro Tull – Living in the Past and the Digital Future

Jethro Tull is one of the poster child bands for 1970s progressive rock.  Although leader Ian Anderson took his share of slings and arrows over the years, his concert grosses probably ... Continue Reading →