The Zombies | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 8/21/14 [INSTAGRAM VIDS]

CLICK HERE to check out other acts I caught at the Twilight Concert on the Santa Monica Pier! Below are Instagram clips of some of the songs from The Zombies set at the Santa Monica Pier as part of the Twilight Concert Series. Instagram’s embed settings are, unfortunately, too large for WordPress, but hopefully, you’ll still beContinue reading “The Zombies | Twilight Concert Series | Santa Monica Pier | 8/21/14 [INSTAGRAM VIDS]”

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”

Terrace Martin | 3ChordFold | Review

It’s been a while since I’ve heard a good concept album. A Concept Album is an album where “all of the musical or lyrical ideas contribute to a single overall theme or unified story.” In this decade (the 2010’s) there have been some solid, highly regarded concept albums that have left their mark: Adrian Young with GhostfaceContinue reading “Terrace Martin | 3ChordFold | Review”

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.Continue reading “Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Though Song”

Jacco Gardner | Culture Collide | 10/11/13

Click here to check out the other bands that I saw perform at Culture Collide 2013 I take music reviews with a grain of salt. I do my best to avoid reading them until I’ve already developed my own opinion about the music myself, but when trying to learn about music that I’ve never heardContinue reading “Jacco Gardner | Culture Collide | 10/11/13”

The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | Santa Monica Pier | September 21, 2013

I LOVE soul music. I listen to all genres, but if I had to guess, I’d venture to guess that probably a third of my music collection (iTunes indicates that I have 19,452 songs that last 54.4 days) consists of soul tracks and about half of my vinyl collection consists of soul LPs. From ArethaContinue reading “The Beach Ball Festival: Soul Revue | Santa Monica Pier | September 21, 2013”

Lobster Festival | Port of Los Angeles | September 14, 2013

Every year, since 1999,  the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro holds a Lobster Festival where families can enjoy mouth watering, freshly cooked Lobster, in a carnival like setting, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I’ve been before, but when I did, I went for the food, and not the entertainment. Not this year. When I sawContinue reading “Lobster Festival | Port of Los Angeles | September 14, 2013”

Nightmare & The Cat| 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, Deap Vally and Dead Sara) I was able to catch at the 2013 Port Of Los Angeles Lobster Festival. Brothers Sam and Django Stewart are legacy in the music industry.  After all, their father is Dave Stewart.Continue reading “Nightmare & The Cat| The Port of Los Angeles | September 14, 2013”

Deap Vally | 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 Dead Sara) I was able to catch at the 2013 Port Of Los Angeles Lobster Festival. Deap Vally is a Los Angeles based rock band consisting of Lindsey Troy (guitar and vocals) andContinue reading “Deap Vally | The Port Of Los Angeles | September 14, 2013”