Elvis Costello, Ben Folds & the Los Angeles Philharmonic | Hollywood Bowl | 9/16/14 [Review, Photos & Video]

When I heard that Elvis Costello was performing at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, I was jealous. Bills had to be paid, among other expenses I committed too, and I made the economical, yet regretful, decision not to spend my money on tickets.     Fate seemed to be tempting my spendingContinue reading “Elvis Costello, Ben Folds & the Los Angeles Philharmonic | Hollywood Bowl | 9/16/14 [Review, Photos & Video]”

Phantogram | First City Festival | 8/23/14 [PHOTOS]

Glen Hansard, The Head and the Heart and Iron & Wine | Hollywood Bowl | 8/10/14 [REVIEW]

There’s nothing I love doing more on a beautiful summer’s eve than catching a show, any show, at the Hollywood Bowl.   As luck would have it, a dear friend of mine had an extra ticket for her box seat in the terrace for Iron & Wine, The Head and the Heart and Glen Hansard.Continue reading “Glen Hansard, The Head and the Heart and Iron & Wine | Hollywood Bowl | 8/10/14 [REVIEW]”

A Year of Concerts: 2013

Listed chronologically, the most recent show first. Stevie Wonder | Songs In The Key Of Life | Nokia Theatre L.A. Live | 12/21/13 Shy Girls | The Spare Room and Bootleg Bar | 12/12/13 and 12/13/13 Snoopzilla and Dam Funk “7 Days Of Funk” Record Release Party | Los Angeles Exchange | 12/10/13 Thundercat |Continue reading “A Year of Concerts: 2013”

M83, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Phantogram | Hollywood Bowl | 9/22/13

Phoenix, Daft Punk, Justice … France turns out some great electro, synth pop bands. Oh yeah … M83 is pretty damn good too. Named after the spiral galaxy Messier 83, M83’s music is as cosmic as that system of stars. Adding a full orchestra and choir to their already sonically complex arrangements like “Midnight City” only raised the level of their cosmic sound.Continue reading “M83, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Phantogram | Hollywood Bowl | 9/22/13”

Rodrigo y Gabriela | Hollywood Bowl | July 14, 2013

Most of the time, my lust to see a band perform live is satiated once it happens.  After all, the costs of concert going these days can get quite expensive, and I typically like to use my hard earned cash experiencing something new, rather than retread the same territory. There are a handful of actsContinue reading “Rodrigo y Gabriela | Hollywood Bowl | July 14, 2013”

A Year of Concerts: 2012, 24 Concerts, 1 Favorite

In 2012, I was blessed to have been able to attend 24 concerts.  This being the inaugural post of my blog, I thought it may be a good way to kick things off if I listed each of the concerts in the order that I enjoyed them (starting with the least favorite, and ending withContinue reading “A Year of Concerts: 2012, 24 Concerts, 1 Favorite”