Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devil | Redwood Bar | 10/21/14 [Photos, Videos & Tacos]

There’s aren’t many bands that’d I’d see four times in one year. Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devil is the only one that I’ll have on my list this year. Not only are they really cool dudes, but their music also rocks. This year, I saw them twice at Ink-N-Iron and personally arranged for them toContinue reading “Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devil | Redwood Bar | 10/21/14 [Photos, Videos & Tacos]”

Joe Pug | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Joe Pug | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Joe Pug is a singer-songwriter whose folk music is as tender and moving as it comes. Performing solo, armed with just his acoustic guitar and a harmonica, Joe’s soothing sound, under the bright red spotlight,Continue reading “Joe Pug | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]”

Jamestown Revival | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Jamestown Revival | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: I first saw Jamestown Revival at KCRW’s concert series Country In The City this summer, and they were terrific. Noted music industry blogger Bob Lefsetz called them a “revelation”. I completely agree. In fact, I won’tContinue reading “Jamestown Revival | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]”

Leslie Stevens | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Leslie Stevens | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Leslie Stevens sings with a sublime, soprano frailty that reminds me of country singers like Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton. I don’t know much about her, but I think she is a Los Angeles nativeContinue reading “Leslie Stevens | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]”

The Lone Bellow | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: The Lone Bellow | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: These guys were great to watch live. This Brooklyn-based group of transplanted Southerners have a brand of Americana (a rocking and rolling, country sound) that is a perfect soundtrack for a beautiful summer afternoon byContinue reading “The Lone Bellow | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]”

Riff Raff | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At The Sunset Strip Music Festival, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Riff Raff | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Riff Raff. He started from the bottom now he’s here. He first came onto the scene as a contestant on MTV’s reality show “From G’s to Gents”, and he’s still a G. HisContinue reading “Riff Raff | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]”

Lenny Goldsmith | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Lenny Goldsmith | Facebook | History SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Though I typically do my research before attending festivals, I didn’t do so with this year’s Way Over Yonder because I, for the most part, knew a majority of the acts that were scheduledContinue reading “Lenny Goldsmith | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]”

The Barr Brothers | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: The Barr Brothers | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: The first band that I was able to catch perform on the second day of Way Over Yonder was the Canadian folk quartet The Barr Brothers. Their acoustic sound was a pleasure to listenContinue reading “The Barr Brothers | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]”

Cold War Kids | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At The Sunset Strip Music Festival, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Cold War Kids | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Honestly speaking, I’m not very well versed in Cold War Kids discography. I was a big fan of their singles back in 2007, but for one reason I stopped following their music. TheirContinue reading “Cold War Kids | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]”

Local Natives | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Local Natives | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: While I was still in Law School, I worked part-time at a law firm that represented a band called Cavil At Rest. I was high on their music, and felt that they had a uniqueContinue reading “Local Natives | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]”