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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 to play a gig at the Garage. When they told me … Read More 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, mellowed the audience into a blissful trance. His performance … Read More 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’t bother writing any more about them in the post. … Read More 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 native (her latest album was recorded at Five Star Studio … Read More 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 by the sea. Having released an album in 2013, the … Read More 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. His eccentric style coupled with crazy lyrics are on full display … Read More 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 scheduled to perform. One of the artist’s that I really … Read More 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 listen to during the mid-afternoon, especially with Sarah Page playing … Read More The Barr Brothers | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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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. Their set at the Sunset Strip Music Festival put them … Read More 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 unique sound that set them apart from other up and … Read More Local Natives | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

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Little Hurricane | 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: Little Hurricane | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: This was one of my favorite sets at Way Over Yonder. This duo’s dirty blues rock was pretty damn awesome. They’ve got a little bit of a White Stripes vibe, except the drummer smiles a lot more. I definitely need to catch this band … Read More Little Hurricane | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

Crosses ††† | 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: Crosses †††  | Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Chino Moreno, best known as the lead vocalist for The Deftones, is also a member of several other groups. His latest work with Crosses has been something I’ve been dying to hear live since they released their self-titled album earlier this year. … Read More Crosses ††† | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]