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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ The Pacific Amphitheater – 08/06/2015

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ The Pacific Amphitheater – 08/06/2015

Review By: Harriet Kaplan Photos By: Rose Guererrd Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo have one of the most successful musical partnerships in contemporary rock history. Their commercial and artistic body of work continues to endure and remain undiminished as trends and styles have come and gone. Billboard Magazine ranked Benatar as one of the […]

Rick James Legacy Celebration with Ty James @ The Record Parlour – 07/31/2015

Rick James Legacy Celebration with Ty James @ The Record Parlour – 07/31/2015

The official vinyl re-release of quintessential and massively popular album Street Songs by legendary soul singer / songwriter / guitarist / keyboardist / arranger / producer Rick James and The Original Stone City Band was held at the Record Parlour on Friday night July 31 along with a party to celebrate the event that included […]

INTERVIEW: Jay Warsinske – CEO Indie Entertainment Summit & Indie Power

INTERVIEW: Jay Warsinske – CEO Indie Entertainment Summit & Indie Power

Jay Warsinske is a visionary and realist. A music industry veteran with 40 years in the business, Warsinske started his career at age six playing guitar and turned pro by 11 playing in Top 40 bands. By the time he was 16, Warsinske said he realized there was a higher calling rather just being a […]

Heart of Storm @ The Orpheum Theatre – 07/25/2015

Heart of Storm @ The Orpheum Theatre – 07/25/2015

Heart of Storm, billed as an “internationally acclaimed one-of-kind live rock concert and Russian ballet experience,” which premiered at the Orpheum Theater on July 24 and 25, boasted great, versatile music performances as a backdrop and accompaniment to the contemporary dancing and time-worn tale that had some dramatic essence and sensibility. Maybe melodramatic? The all-star […]

Hamish Anderson @ The Mint – 07/23/2015

Hamish Anderson @ The Mint – 07/23/2015

Blues rock guitar phenomenon Hamish Anderson from Melbourne, Australia is only 24 years old and is winning rave reviews for his scorching, adrenaline-infused live performances. The guitar virtuoso has also been lauded for resuscitating, reviving and reinventing the blues music. Comparisons have already been made to Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer and Jack White. Anderson did […]

Andy Summers @ The Grammy Museum – 07/15/2015

Andy Summers @ The Grammy Museum – 07/15/2015

The GRAMMY Museum recently hosted a screening of Andy Summers’ rock documentary Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police based on his memoir, One Train Later, at the Clive Davis Theater. One of the most interest moments in the journeyman rock guitarist’s film was his early recollections of being part of the 1960s psychedelic music scene […]

Wine Tasting @ The Record Parlour with Gerald Casale of Devo – 06/30/2015

Wine Tasting @ The Record Parlour with Gerald Casale of Devo – 06/30/2015

The Record Parlour recently hosted a night of music by DEVO co-founder Gerald Casale who played DJ spinning vintage DEVO remixes and rarities on vinyl. Casale also treated the invited guests to sample his new vintages by 50 By 50, his award-winning new wine brand which includes the 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinor Noir and the […]

Interview: Brendt Thomas Diabo

Interview: Brendt Thomas Diabo

Influenced and Inspired by His Musical Icons Born and raised on the Mohawk Reserve of Kahnawake just outside of Montreal, Quebec, emerging artist Brendt Thomas Diabo’s music is an infusion of old-time country, rockabilly and blues. Brendt has independently released numerous singles, an EP, is set to release another this year, has airplay on various […]