Mike Love breathes new life into “HeartBeat” single

Mike Love has re-released his 2014 track “HeartBeat” off the album Jah Will Never Leave I Alone, and all I can say is wow! This one will give you goosebumps. Having given it some TLC with a few added percussion instruments and a little bit stronger mixing and vocals, this track expresses Mike’s gratitude for […]

Parker Ainsworth offers “Only Love” single ahead of debut album

Joshua Tree singer-songwriter Parker Ainsworth wraps up the year with release of his “Only Love” single, a poetic plea to humanity at large. Ainsworth prominently surged into the spotlight last year with his “Running For So Long (House A Home)” single featured in the film The Peanut Butter Falcon, starring Shia LeBeouf and Dakota Johnson, […]

Calling All Crows presents 2nd Unlocked Voices livestream fundraiser

Calling All Crows, a nonprofit organization for musicians and music-lovers wanting to create social change through hands-on activism, is conducting its second of eight livestream concert fundraisers to educate the public on the rising pandemic of mass incarceration within the United States. As of now, one in two adults has immediately family members locked away […]

Trevor Hall talks new singles & forthcoming album

The day my editor asked if I was interested in interviewing Trevor Hall, I pulled into the driveway and opened the car door right next to my little lime tree, (named Trevor, of course) and discovered my first lime! You see, the tree was an anniversary gift to my ex, but I took the tree […]

Roots of Creation revives classic in “Casey Jones” video

Reggae jam band Roots of Creation honors the 50th Anniversary of “Casey Jones”, one of the Grateful Dead’s greats, with the official release of the updated single’s music video. Their modern rendition was part of the band’s Grateful Dub: A Reggae-Infused Tribute To The Grateful Dead compilation — an album that climbed the charts straight […]

One Earth Live virtual festival unifies globe this Memorial Day Weekend

A virtual lineup of world musicians, instructors and speakers has been announced for a truly one-of-a-kind, unifying event happening this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend entitled One Earth Live. This virtual rendezvous promotes positivity in a world so needing it taking place online only via their streaming partner PORTL on May 23rd and 24th, 2020. This […]

Donavon Frankenreiter dazzles at Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach

California native, pro surfer, singer-songwriter and guitar wizard Donavon Frankenreiter gave fans a special two-night performance at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach on March 6th and 7th. First of all, this venue was the perfect setting for his stylish transitions, intimate lyrics and funky vibes. Hermosa Beach puts a smile on my face every time […]

Dr. Dog delivers at Observatory North Park

A late February Friday night in North Park is the perfect atmosphere: not too hot, not too cold, finally thawing off that thick layer of hibernation everyone has been living in all winter. The Observatory Theater attracts a wide array of musical talent, ranging from hip hop to alternative to reggae to metal artists; this […]

Ani DiFranco hosts sold out show at Observatory Santa Ana

It was an evening of beautiful feminine strength, powerful messages and sweet solidarity. Devoted fans gathered to see Ani DiFranco in a sold out show on February 15th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. Starting the night off was the beautiful indie folk songbird, Jesca Hoop. Supporting the 2019 release of her fifth studio […]

Levitate Festival unleashes 2020 lineup

Aw…summertime at Cape Cod. What a serene experience, surrounded by bogs and marshland in every direction. The Northeast is a beautiful place, especially when the sun shines. Coupling with the warm weather are several outdoor music fests (naturally). It’s about time Massachusetts locals got to party outside. Every year, west coast residents get major FOMO […]

BeachLife returns to Redondo May 2020

Year Two of festivals usually capitalize on where the inaugural year went right and work out the few kinks Year One went disastrously wrong. It’s a learning curve that could make or break a fest, considering music festivals are a dime a dozen these days. Some festivals, however, know how to do it right from […]

KAABOO Del Mar 2019: Day Two

KAABOO weekend is always a highlight of the year. After KAABOO Del Mar kicked off to an epic start with Wu-Tang and Snoop Dogg headlining Night One, Day Two vibes were running high… almost as high as the heat! Good thing the pool in the BASK section was popping off all day aside the Sunset […]

Spafford releases vibrant, groovy new EP ‘The Gaff Tapes’

Arizona-based jammers, Spafford released their electrifying new EP The Gaff Tapes at the beginning of this month and it kicks! The five-track collection ranges in a blend of styles, including rock, reggae, jazz, blues, ska, funk and electro-pop. Humbly speaking, the most attractive thing about this EP is how excited it gets me to see […]