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Wynonna Judd @ Hotel Café – 11/30/2015

Wynonna Judd @ Hotel Café – 11/30/2015

Wynonna Judd and her excellent and accomplished band, The Big Noise, led by her husband/ producer/drummer Cactus Moser, wowed the music industry-only crowd at Hotel Cafe recently with a gritty and raw showcase of sorts playing new material from her soon-to-released, self-titled album in February 2016. The songs were both memorable and often instantly likable […]

Danny Click @ Genghis Cohen – 11/19/2015

Danny Click @ Genghis Cohen – 11/19/2015

Blues-rock singer/songwriter guitarist Danny Click delivered a sparse, intimate set recently at Genghis Cohen that felt original, authentic and genuine. Click’s performance was augmented and accented by the complimentary talents of singer Emily Zulik, offering lovely accompanying vocals and harmonies, and guitarist Steve Posstel who played slide. The incredibly nice and down-to-earth artist has been […]

Warren Haynes: Q&A Session and Performance @ The GRAMMY Museum – 10/27/2015

Warren Haynes: Q&A Session and Performance @ The GRAMMY Museum – 10/27/2015

Serious and self-deprecating, Warren Haynes, GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist/songwriter and guitarist, discussed his new solo studio album, Ashes & Dust featuring Railroad Earth, as well as his illustrious career that includes 25 years with the Allman Brothers Band and 20 years at the helm of his band, Gov’t Mule, on October 27 at the Clive Davis […]

Rhonda’s Kiss All-Star Benefit @ The El Rey Theater – 11/03/2015

Rhonda’s Kiss All-Star Benefit @ The El Rey Theater – 11/03/2015

What could upstage an exciting and high-energy performance of cover songs including Cheap Trick and KISS by your favorite musicians spanning the 1980s, 1990s and today from the rock supergroup comically named the Hellcat Saints? A young, enthusiastic perhaps overzealous female fan that jumped on stage to hug her “crush” Billy Idol and was quickly […]

The Word @ The Fonda Theater – 10/03/2015

The Word @ The Fonda Theater – 10/03/2015

Listening to all instrumental music with barely any vocal accompaniment during almost a two hour concert is a challenge in of itself especially to the initiated unfamiliar with a band that does nothing but that. It can sound like one endless jam and continuum with only a break when the said band member goes to […]

Darlene Love @ The Grammy Museum – 09/15/2015

Darlene Love @ The Grammy Museum – 09/15/2015

Legendary background vocalist and actress Darlene Love, a 50-year veteran of the music industry, is “re-introducing” herself hoping to connect with the current generation of fans with her first ever solo album, Introducing: Darlene Love. Touted as the first album in three decades consisting of secular songs, Love grew up in a Pentecostal household and […]

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 […]