Beach Boys at a Drive-In Concert — For the First Time in Decades? Wouldn’t It Be Nice to See a Traditional Concert?

Slowly, some entrepreneurs are striving to bring back a taste of live music. At Del Mar Fairgrounds last weekend The Beach Boys played two shows at a drive-in concert. It was not quite ... 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 →

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash 

During the opening credits the voiceover sets the stage for the 1977 crash, the plane running out of gas 200 yards before the runway. Then drummer Artimus Pyle intones that we’re ... Continue Reading →

Laurel Canyon – The Most Compleat Documentary About a Magical Space and Time

  There have been several prior documentaries that explored Laural Canyon, some directly and some a bit more oblique. This two parter contains the most footage and crucially the ... Continue Reading →

A Bowie Celebration Keeps The Artist and His Remarkable Commerce Alive

The sense is true that there will never again be anyone who affected such diverse industries as music, Broadway, Wall Street, Silicon Valley or Hollywood. Among David Bowie’s countless ... Continue Reading →

Lyle Lovett at California Center for the Arts

With sharp black suits, crisp white shirts and ties Lyle Lovett and his four piece band commanded the stage with excellent musical chops the other night in Escondido. The five consummate ... Continue Reading →

Willie Nelson in a Sublime Performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall

A report from our Florida Correspondent. Willie Nelson is probably the most elder American master musician still treading the boards. Although his buddy Bob Dylan has already used “The ... Continue Reading →

Sinead O’Connor – Ever Perplexing, Ever Remarkable

With a vocal prowess that improbably delivers both tenderness and urgency, Sinead O’Connor’s light has not dimmed. She delivered a solid set at The Belly Up, backed by a crack five ... Continue Reading →