We deserve this swinging celebration: Big Band Holiday at NoHo’s El Portal Dec. 18 & 19

A swinging Christmas celebration is coming! The Big Band Alumni are incredible musicians who played with the greatest Big Bands of all time, like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count ... Continue Reading →

Return to Normal? Yes! Summer Concert Hot Tips 2021

Yes, it appears that with a healthy dollop of optimism (and a bit of trepidation) we are moving toward a summer concert season. The venues are starting to fill out their calendars, ... Continue Reading →

K-MOZART, the music lovers’ concert station

 An old friend has come back to embrace the joy of classical music with the relaunch of classical “K-Mozart” KMZT (1260 AM) Los Angeles on May 1, 2021. The station comes from Saul ... Continue Reading →

Dawes Drive-In Concert: A Tall Cool Glass of Water in a Desert Without Live Music

When was your last live concert? About a decade ago, right? Even if you are an avid attendee of live shows, it probably seems like a decade ago that you sat there with the band playing ... Continue Reading →

Exciting ICE SHOW musical March 19-22 at El Portal Theatre

Amazing, hot athletes in a musical ICE SHOW– the FROZEN FANTASY “FAIRYTALES ON ICE,” March 19-22 at the historic El Portal,  Inspiring WWII hero Lou McClary to be honored ... Continue Reading →

Cruel World Festival – MORRISSEY, BAUHAUS, BLONDIE, DEVO, THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, VIOLENT FEMMES

Observers have noted that Coachella has been moving away from legacy artists, and the announcement by Goldenvoice of Cruel World Festival will appeal to folks who might feel the festival ... Continue Reading →

NEIL YOUNG, WILLIE NELSON, STEPHEN STILLS, LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL AT CONCERT TO BENEFIT AUTISM

Rock and roll has a fine history of staging benefit concerts, large and small. From Live Aid, Live 8 and Global Citizen productions to the myriad tiny shows around the globe, musicians ... Continue Reading →

NAMM 2020

This annual gathering brings together the folks closest to making music: musicians and the makers of musical instruments. Although I can’t play a lick of music (but for the opening ... Continue Reading →