Tag: rock

The War On Drugs | Fonda Theatre | 10/3/14 [Photos & Setlist]

THE ACT: The War On Drugs | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: When people ask me what music has been turning me on lately, I usually rattle off a list new LP’s that I’ve purchased at the local record shop. The one album that hasn’t left that list? The War On Drugs’ “Lost In The Dream”. I remember when I bought the LP. I was thumbing through some … Read More The War On Drugs | Fonda Theatre | 10/3/14 [Photos & Setlist]

Jackson Browne | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos & Setlist]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Jackson Browne | Facebook | Twitter  SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Closing out the Way Over Yonder festival was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne. Jackson Browne has recorded and released 14 albums during his prolific career. His latest album, “Standing In The Breach”, was released this year and his set was heavy … Read More Jackson Browne | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos & Setlist]

Atomic Ape | El Cid | 1/31/14

What do you get when you combine progressive rock, Balkan folk, Klezmer jazz and surf rock? Atomic Ape. Formerly known as Orange Tulip Conspiracy, the 5 piece band led by Jason Schimmel performed a gig at El Cid on January 31, 2014 to celebrate the release of their latest album, “Swarm”. The intimate venue was packed (capacity 104), and those that were in attendance were treated to a … Read More Atomic Ape | El Cid | 1/31/14

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Though Song

On January 15th, 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born. He was an American pastor, activist and humanitarian who helped advance the case of civil rights for all. I thought I would share with you a couple of my favorite songs that pay tribute to, or was inspired by, Dr. King. I hope you enjoy. In no particular order: “Why? (The King Of Love … Read More Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Though Song

Allen Stone | The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | September 21, 2013

Click here to check out the blog entries of the other acts I was able to catch (Myron & E, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Maceo Parker and Aloe Blacc) at The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue.   About a year ago, while searching the web for new music, I came across a youtube video of a white soul singer from Seattle, Washington singing … Read More Allen Stone | The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | September 21, 2013

Dead Sara | The Port Of Los Angeles | September 14, 2013

Click here to check out the other blog entries I wrote up for the bands (The Section Quartet, Nightmare & The Cat and Deap Vally) I was able to catch at the 2013 Port Of Los Angeles Lobster Festival. Dead Sara: THE reason why I went to Lobster Fest at the Port of Los Angeles in the first place. I saw Dead Sara at the El … Read More Dead Sara | The Port Of Los Angeles | September 14, 2013

Deerhunter | FYF Festival | August 24, 2013

To check out pictures of other bands I was able to catch at the festival, CLICK HERE. Leaving The Locust, I headed back  to the main stage to meet up with some friends and to get a good spot for both TV on the Radio and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Performing on the main stage, as I was walking toward it, was an experimental noise rock band … Read More Deerhunter | FYF Festival | August 24, 2013

Toddchella | Part II | The Record Company

Continued from Toddchella | Part I | Tijuana Tears I had noticed people behind me dancing with little LCD light bracelets, and I asked around to see where they got them. I was informed that a photography company named Harmonic Light was taking psychedelic pictures for the party, so I head into the nearby room (with a stripper pole) where they were set up. With … Read More Toddchella | Part II | The Record Company

Beck Reimagines David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”

Wow. Sometimes covers put a new spin on old material. Sometimes the cover surprises. Most of the time, covers disappoint.  Some covers make you want to blog about it … If you aren’t familiar with David Bowie’s “Sound And Vision”, listen to the video below:  Beck “reimagines” this David Bowie staple and the YouTube description states the following: “The Hello, Again performance started with … Read More Beck Reimagines David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”

Music Tidbit of the Day

Did you know that in 1970, Grand Funk Railroad sold more albums than any other American band.  By 1971, Grand Funk broke The Beatles‘ Shea Stadium attendance record by selling out in just 72 hours.

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 with my favorite), with a line or two of my … Read More A Year of Concerts: 2012, 24 Concerts, 1 Favorite