Duran Duran’s Future Past Tour hits Hollywood for three nights

It was a soggy southern California summer evening after a weeks-long record-breaking heatwave as Hurricane Kay swept across the southland. The usual Friday night traffic, made worse by the rains, made for a two-hour and 45-minute trek to the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for my teen heartthrobs, Duran Duran. As I crept my […]

Tones and I invigorates The Wiltern, Los Angeles

Australian pop sensations Tones and I, along with Sam Fischer, took fans for a night ‘down under’ at the famous Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on August 10th, 2022. The beautiful 1930s art deco theater was packed with an all-ages crowd. Even fellow Aussie, insane drummer turned indie-pop artist, G-Flip was in the mass of […]

TikTok star Emmy Meli at Santa Ana’s Observatory Theater

Emmy Meli, the Long Beach native and TikTok breakout artist, rocked a hometown show at the Constellation Room at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA, Monday, July 25, 2022.¬†Opening the evening was indie pop artist, Gabe James. James, who recently relocated to Los Angeles by way of Colorado, played a dynamic acoustic set of original […]

Heaven After Dark with Porno for Pyros in Los Angeles

Perry and Etty Lau Farrell have done it once again! On July 7th, they brought to the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles a carnival-type concert atmosphere with the second installment of Heaven After Dark, with headliners Porno for Pyros. The evening events began in the intimate Vintage Bar and Lounge, covered in beautiful flowersand foliage. […]

Tori Amos takes over Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre

After a five-year hiatus from touring, Tori Amos closed out her US tour with three unprecedented sold-out nights at the magical Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Touring in support of her recent album, Ocean to Ocean, Amos also celebrated the 30th anniversary of her highly acclaimed debut album, Little Earthquakes. Her devout following […]

2CELLOS at the Hollywood Bowl, with special guest Matt Simon

It was a perfect spring evening, as the sun set and the full pink moon rose over the hills of the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Fans filled the seats to see local Los Angeles singer-songwriter and musician extraordinaire Matt Simons and the phenomenal Croatian instrumentalists 2CELLOS. Simons and his immensely talented band […]

Ohana Fest brings female-forward lineup for 2022

Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Fest is back and 2022 is bringing the best lineup yet! This fantastic three-day festival returns to its home along the sunny southern California coast at Doheney State Beach in Dana Point, CA September 30th through October 2nd. With the none other than the Fleetwood Mac queen herself, Stevie Nicks, headlining Day […]

The “Queen of Queer”elates in Los Angeles

It was a beautiful night of fabulous music and loving community at the opening night of Fletcher’s sold-out two-night run at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on March 2nd. Opening for the “Queen of Queer” was Los Angeles transplant Amelia Moore and Australian singer/drummer G-Flip, both showcasing their powerful voices and mad musical talents. This […]

Beth Hart bares her soul in Los Angeles

Beth Hart bared it all at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on February 5th, with heartfelt, energetic and raw emotion. As “Movin’ On Up” (the theme song to the 70s hit TV show The Jeffersons) played, Hart and her band took to the intimate stage. She powerfully launched into “Levee”, followed by a sweet […]

An acoustic night with Satsang at The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa

Drew McManus, lead singer of Satsang, set out on a short three-city tour in southern California, following a successful full-band winter tour promoting the new album All. Right. Now. McManus played an intimate show at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 and the evening was filled with a mix of fan-favorites, […]

Donavon Frankenreiter rings in 2022 at The Venice West

After two fantastic hometown New Year’s shows, Donavon Frankenreiter and his band put on a unique and intimate show in Venice on January 2nd at The Venice West. I had the chance to chat briefly with Donavon, who expressed what a special and emotional night this was for them: this was to be drummer Jara […]

Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison present Above Ground 3 all-star benefit show

Guitar gods Dave Navarro (of Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (of Billy Idol) have done it again! On December 20th, they brought together another star-studded group of unparalleled musicians and artists for the 3rd Annual Above Ground benefit concert and art auction at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Continuing their support of MusiCares, […]

An evening with James Taylor in Anaheim

On October 30th, after over a year-long delay, James Taylor took to the stage at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. After a quick set change, following an incredible set by Jackson Browne, the lights dimmed and a triangle-shaped cloth was dropped from the ceiling to the stage. At the same time, videos of fans […]

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo rock The Grove at Anaheim

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo rocked The Grove of Anaheim on September 7th, taking attendees on a magical ride through their 42-year playbook of extraordinary musical mastery. I can still recall the first time my Pop played Pat Benatar for me… I was six years old and remember being blown away by the beautiful, powerful […]

How Pepper brought the party to Pacific Amphitheatre

It was a beautiful, sunny southern California evening, as fans of all ages filed into the Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, California. Friends and family gathered to celebrate the first in-person Pepper concert since 2020. Joining the Pepper party were local favorites Common Sense and Pacific Dub. Opening the night was […]