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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]

Nathaniel Rateliff | 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: Nathaniel Rateliff | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: If Little Hurricane was my surprise set on Friday, Nathaniel Rateliff was my surprise set on Saturday. Nathaniel is a burly gentleman with a scraggly beard, but his music, for the most part, was blissfully soft and emotional. Playing a set with just his voice … Read More Nathaniel Rateliff | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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Heartless Bastards | 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: Heartless Bastards | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: I was really looking forward to seeing/hearing Heartless Bastards live, but sound problems at the start of their set didn’t really give me a chance really appreciate what I know this band is capable of. Granted, I only stayed for the first half of … Read More Heartless Bastards | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

Linda Perhacs | 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: Linda Perhacs | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: I had never heard of Linda Perhacs before Way Over Yonder, but when I googled her name, I found a Wikipedia entry that revealed to me that she had recorded her first album in 1970 titled “Parallelograms”. Further research revealed that this psychdelic folk album, though … Read More Linda Perhacs | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

Chris Robinson Brotherhood | 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: Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Chris Robinson, the Black Crowes frontman, has been recording and releasing music “solo” since 1993 and has at least 10 albums since 1993. Founded in 2011, Chris started the Chris Robinson. Though I don’t have all of the band’s albums, I do have … Read More Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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]

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]