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Ruby Friedman Orchestra @ Hotel Café – 04/05/2016

Ruby Friedman Orchestra @ Hotel Café – 04/05/2016

The Ruby Friedman Orchestra is fronted by the talented, distinctive and unforgettable namesake. The raven-haired artist is an amazing vocalist that gives it her all. Her musical influences include Bessie Smith and Etta James. They echo and penetrate her bluesy, soulful sound and delivery. Ruby pours an enormous amount of passion and urgency into her […]

Natalie Merchant @ The Orpheum Theater – 03/09/2016

Natalie Merchant @ The Orpheum Theater – 03/09/2016

Considered the pre-eminent female pop artist of the 1990s, Natalie Merchant is honoring that legacy and more. Billed as “An Evening With Natalie Merchant – The 2016 Paradise is There Tour – Celebrating The 20th Anniversary of Tigerlilly,” showed Merchant was in fine form during her triumphant sold-out show at the Orpheum Theater on Wednesday […]

Rickie Lee Jones @ The Rose Pasadena – 02/19/2016

Rickie Lee Jones @ The Rose Pasadena – 02/19/2016

The very intimate and stripped-down music performance by Rickie Lee Jones on electric, acoustic guitars and piano accompanied by a supporting female musician also on guitar, violin and percussion, filled the cavernous space of the newly- debuted The Rose in Pasadena on February 19. The apparent size of the venue didn’t go unnoticed by the […]

Shalamar Reloaded with Jody Watley @ The Roxy – 01/29/2016

Shalamar Reloaded with Jody Watley @ The Roxy – 01/29/2016

Shalamar Reloaded recently transformed The Roxy in West Hollywood into one big celebratory dance party complete with an extended dance off featuring freestyle, street, whacking and hip-hop moves. Along with a crew of professional dancers, audience participation was extended to the fans that were thrilled and happy to jump up onstage and get close to […]

2016 She Rocks Awards @ Anaheim Hilton – 01/22/2016

2016 She Rocks Awards @ Anaheim Hilton – 01/22/2016

The annual She Rock Awards, created by Laura B. Whitmore, founder of The Women’s International Music Network, was a moving, emotional and high-energy event that inspires and empowers women in various facets of the music industry, which took place Friday night, January 22, at the Hilton Hotel in Anaheim at NAMM 2016. Whitmore and guitarist Nita Strauss […]

FEATURE: Bad Cat Tube Amplifiers – NAMM 2016

FEATURE: Bad Cat Tube Amplifiers – NAMM 2016

Built in Southern California, Bad Cat takes a ‘no compromise’ approach when designing and producing amplifiers. SoCalMusiToday.com’s Harriet Kaplan caught up with Bad Cat Amplifier President John Thompson at The 2016 NAMM Show and John tells his story of how he became involved with Bad Cat and revived the company to produce high quality custom […]

FEATURE: Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools – NAMM 2016

FEATURE: Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools – NAMM 2016

Avid delivers the industry’s most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Products include […]

FEATURE: Hercules P32 DJ Controller – NAMM 2016

FEATURE: Hercules P32 DJ Controller – NAMM 2016

Hercules P32 DJ Controller A unique all-in-one controller at the crossroads of DJing and performance, the P32 DJ is the defacto entry level DJ system by Hercules. SoCalMusicToday’s Harriet Kaplan spoke with Hercules North America Marketing Director Michael Peterson and DJ Karla Kenya from Berlin Germany at The 2016 NAMM Show to discuss the thrill […]