BeachLife Fest returns to Redondo bigger than ever for May 2024

In Southern California, every day is an excuse to live the ‘beach life’. The calendar doesn’t matter — neither do clocks, really — as long as the sun is shining. But that’s not to say SoCal residents don’t get excited when the weather warms and summer creeps just ahead on the horizon… Enter the month […]

At St. Louis’ Duck Room with a side of G. Love & Special Sauce

Fans of the iconic Philadelphia band G. Love & Special Sauce erupted with anticipation as they strolled down the stairs in the back of Blueberry Hill on the Delmar Loop, descending upon the renowned Duck Room in St. Louis. This legendary venue played host to the opening show of the band’s highly anticipated 30th anniversary […]

Reminiscing with Passafire

2023 has been a big year for the progressive-reggae-rock band, Passafire. Not only are the guys celebrating twenty years as a band, they also achieved the musical accomplishment every band strives for, performing a sold out show at the iconic Red Rocks stage in Colorado for the first time this past August. Not to mention, […]

Jon Vinyl fills Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge

On Saturday, May 27th, Jon Vinyl — the Toronto-based singer-songwriter — made a stop in downtown east Los Angeles to perform some of his relatable and timeless love songs at the intimate Moroccan Lounge live venue, where he was joined by another Toronto-based artist, Benita.  As the chilly air rolled into Los Angeles, fans started […]

Celebrating 55 years of funk and soul with Tower of Power in Folsom, CA

Tower of Power is one of the most legendary bands in the history of funk. With their many hits such as “You’re Still a Young Man”, “So Very Hard to Go”, “What Is Hip?”, “Down to the Nightclub”, and “Don’t Change Horses”, it’s no wonder why they continue to tour and sellout audiences everywhere they […]

Whitney brings a little bit of Chicago to Milwaukee

Whitney fans have come to know the band’s unique sound and emotions that its songs evoke. Each idyllic melody is interwoven through nostalgic lyrics, inducing a deep happiness for the memories made, as well as a sadness that those moments can’t stay forever. Throughout their four albums, Chicago-based indie soul duo Whitney have mastered their […]

Maxwell brings generations of fans together in Baltimore

Crowds of people walked towards the doors of The Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena. Daughters, mothers, fathers and grandparents all smiled while they got their food and found their seats. Multiple generations came together for one reason, to witness Maxwell’s beautiful voice and sensational music. However, first up was Alex Isley. She walked the stage with […]

Steve Lacy sells out the Baltimore Soundstage

Steve Lacy’s Give You The World Tour is a SOLD OUT TOUR — let’s start there. With the highly anticipated album Gemini Rights released back on July 15th, Steve Lacy landed his first #1 spot on the Billboard Top 100. Shaking the Internet with his song “Bad Habit”, the singer-songwriter-producer showed off his limitless vocal talent […]

Santana blows away St. Louis, with Earth, Wind & Fire

Seeing a living musical legend in person can be quite the surreal experience. On occasion, the shows don’t entirely live up to the hype and they tend to leave fans somewhat disappointed as they make their way back home… simply wishing and longing for the chance to see that same show, only 20 or 30 […]

James Arthur & Nina Nesbitt get Nashville singing

James Arthur did not disappoint fans at his sold-out show at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom. The 2012 X Factor UK winner played a well-rounded setlist that was sure to please every one of his concertgoers’ setlist wishlists. Nina Nesbitt opened the show solo and played a mix of songs on keys and guitar. Nesbitt showed her […]

Two full weeks of SXSW 2022

SXSW is known for many things… whether it’s throngs of happy music lovers, rediscovering their love of seeking the best new bands, or the pack of tech guys in networking nirvana. Or, the film geeks and geek-ettes, gawking in gritty discourse over the merits (or lack thereof) of their latest screening. For me, though, SX […]

SXSW 2022: Best Bands

SXSW made its cautious, yet triumphant return earlier in March after its abrupt cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. The city of Austin took a safe approach to this year’s festival by opening many onsite testing facilities, as well as administering a digital pass for all vaccinated festival-goers. Even with safeguards in place, the […]

A night with Kingfish Ingram in St. Louis

On March 25th, it was one of those famous, midwestern, super windy evenings out in the suburbs of St. Louis, when a night of delta blues and topnotch guitar playing was enjoyed by a wonderfully diverse packed house of fans at The Factory. This group of music lovers had gathered together to see the one […]

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Matt Waters “Impatient”

Cincinnati-based rising singer-songwriter Matt Waters is back in action with the world premiere of his latest soulful single “Impatient”. Funk-infused and full of joie de vivre, Waters encapsulates in a song exactly what everyone wants once the sun goes down — not to wait! It’s a New Year, a new night out, a new adventure […]