Cinquanta: Celebrating 50 Years Of Maynard James Keenan | Failure, A Perfect Circle & Puscifer | Greek Theatre | 5/10/14

I won’t front. Back when I was freshman in high school, I wasn’t into Tool. The rock music that I was into at the time was more along the lines of Depeche Mode (who released “Violator”), Nine Inch Nail (who released “Head Like A Hole”) and INXS (who released “X”). I was a narrow minded, musicContinue reading “Cinquanta: Celebrating 50 Years Of Maynard James Keenan | Failure, A Perfect Circle & Puscifer | Greek Theatre | 5/10/14”

Allen Stone | The Echo | 2/20/14

When I first started this blog in January 2013, one of the first blog entries I put up was a list of my favorite concerts of 2012. Breaking the Top 10 was Allen Stone’s performance at the Fonda Theatre, Friday, October 19th, 2012. I only wrote a couple of sentences about the performance (below …Continue reading “Allen Stone | The Echo | 2/20/14”

Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper & Friends | Del Monte Speakeasy | 2/16/14

Earlier this month, I read a great article on LA Weekly’s website about the resurgence of jazz music in Los Angeles. It was a terrific article that opened my eyes to new venues and music to keep an eye on in the Los Angeles area (I’m definitely going to check out The Piano Bar when the West Coast GetContinue reading “Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper & Friends | Del Monte Speakeasy | 2/16/14”

Morning Parade | El Rey Theatre | 2/14/14

Opening for Biffy Clyro at the El Rey was Morning Parade, a five-piece, alternative rock band from Harlow, Essex. I hadn’t heard of the band before, so my opinion of them is based solely on their performance that evening. They were good. But for a band from overseas trying to leave its mark on aContinue reading “Morning Parade | El Rey Theatre | 2/14/14”

Laura Mvula | El Rey Theatre | 9/17/13

I remember the day I first heard Laura Mvula sing (January 18th, 2013) because I was so amazed by what I heard that I immediately posted a blog entry about it. I kept an eye (and ear) on her music and would post additional blog entries about some of her other songs (“That’s Alright” and “Jump Right Out”) becauseContinue reading “Laura Mvula | El Rey Theatre | 9/17/13”

Tijuana Tears | The Virgil | July 24, 2013

The first time I heard Tijuana Tears play, it was at a ridiculously awesome house party at Frank Sinatra’s old mansion (Toddchella). What I remember most from their set that night was that their original songs were solid. For any recording artist, it’s the songs that matter most. Style and talent can get you far, but ifContinue reading “Tijuana Tears | The Virgil | July 24, 2013”

Alabama Shakes | Hollywood Palladium | July 17th, 2013

What is it with me and female fronted bands these day? It seems that I just can’t seem to get enough of them. On July 17th, 2013, I went to the Hollywood Palladium to check out the Athens, Alabama-based quartet Alabama Shakes. I can’t pinpoint the time I first heard their music, but I remember that the songContinue reading “Alabama Shakes | Hollywood Palladium | July 17th, 2013”

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”