Tag: concert highlights

The Weeks | The Satellite | 2/21/14

The last, and first, time I got to hang out with the fellas from The Weeks, I got drunk, rocked my face off and got late night taco-truck tacos with some of them after the gig. This time, I decided to take a more professional approach. I had asked for permission to take some pictures during their sound check and show using a DSLR camera … Read More The Weeks | The Satellite | 2/21/14

Biffy Clyro | El Rey Theatre | 2/14/14

What band in Europe is big enough to headline over Nine Inch Nails at the  world’s oldest music festival in 2013? Biffy Clyro. Never heard of them? Well, you should. Formed back in 1995 in Kilmarnock, Scotland, Biffy Clyro has released 6 albums, and sold over 1.1 millions copies of their albums in the United Kingdom. Back in the United Kingdrom, they sell out venues … Read More Biffy Clyro | El Rey Theatre | 2/14/14

Morning Parade | El Rey Theatre | 2/14/14

Opening for Biffy Clyro at the El Rey was Morning Parade, a five-piece, alternative rock band from Harlow, Essex. I hadn’t heard of the band before, so my opinion of them is based solely on their performance that evening. They were good. But for a band from overseas trying to leave its mark on a new audience in the States, is “good” good enough? … Read More Morning Parade | El Rey Theatre | 2/14/14

Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band |Burton W. Chace Park | August 17, 2013

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, if you haven’t been taking advantage of the free summer concerts available in your neck of the woods, you’re probably missing out. On August 17, 2013, I had the chance to see Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band, play a one and half hour concert at Burton W. Chace Park in Marina del Rey, and it was … Read More Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band |Burton W. Chace Park | August 17, 2013

Tijuana Tears | The Virgil | July 24, 2013

The first time I heard Tijuana Tears play, it was at a ridiculously awesome house party at Frank Sinatra’s old mansion (Toddchella). What I remember most from their set that night was that their original songs were solid. For any recording artist, it’s the songs that matter most. Style and talent can get you far, but if the material you’re performing isn’t any good … well … Read More Tijuana Tears | The Virgil | July 24, 2013

Alabama Shakes | Hollywood Palladium | July 17th, 2013

What is it with me and female fronted bands these day? It seems that I just can’t seem to get enough of them. On July 17th, 2013, I went to the Hollywood Palladium to check out the Athens, Alabama-based quartet Alabama Shakes. I can’t pinpoint the time I first heard their music, but I remember that the song I first heard was “Hold On”. It was a … Read More Alabama Shakes | Hollywood Palladium | July 17th, 2013