Concerts

PST LA/LA concert at the Hollywood Bowl – three headliners, one message: Latin pride.  

September 21, 2017

  Patrick O’Heffernan (Hollywood) Las familias lined up early at the entrance gates to the Hollywood Bowl Sunday night. Padres, madres, niños and niñas, abuellos and abuelas and many, many amigos and amigas.  Some carried picnic baskets and cold chests, some carried delicious smelling shopping bags, others were planning their orders of gourmet dinners and wine from the roving waiters inside. The air was filled with excitement in Spanish, English and Spanglish as people talked about how amazing it was that in one night they would experience three of the biggest names in Latino American Music – the fusion music birthed by Latino-Americans and their brothers and sisters throughout the world.   There were young men and women in Café Tacvba and Mon Laferte t-shirts, little girls in their La Santa Cecelia petticoats, and flowered crowns that lit up like halos on heads of all ages. They were ready for a concert the likes of which LA had never seen before, one with three Latino headliners at the city’s magical Hollywood Bowl. The 17,500 people [Read More]

Interview

Interview with Revolushn and get to know their special brand of psychadelic insanity

September 20, 2017

Revolushn Interview by Eileen Shapiro   With their own very special brand of psychedelic insanity, the San Francisco psych rock collective has just unleashed “Further!!”, to the unsuspecting world, a sonically tasteful album, with darkened lyrics and happy endings. Members of this faction include: No, on guitar, keys and vocals. No first picked up a guitar at 5 years old, and had his first band at age 11. No spent several years as a sessions player and Revolushn is his first effort at creating a sound and style. Dekay (David Kendrick), is the real rock star as No describes him, and has been a professional musician all of his life. He’s been a member of bands such as “Devo”, “Sparks”, and “Gleaming Spires”, and writes most of the lyrics for the group while playing the drums. Guinevere Q NBFD, plays the bass and does vocals. She is an activist, an award winning composer, a published poet and a full-time musician. Young Sun began his career as an actor in theater, commercials and film. He pays [Read More]

Festival

KAABOO delivers three days of spectacular music, art, comedy and more!

September 19, 2017

It was three days of heaven down in Del Mar, California this past weekend as KAABOO delivered a not-to-be missed festival. KAABOO featured three days of spectacular music on the grounds of the infamous Del Mar racetrack. Everywhere you turned, was a stage featuring great musical acts, head turning art and top notch food and drinks at every corner. The festival kicked off on Friday, September 15th and the crowds were spread out among the five major stages, enjoying the likes of X Ambassadors, Smash Mouth, Dave Mason, Lawrence, Weezer, Kesha, Red Hot Chili Peppers and so much more. The variety of bands insured that everyone would be pleased with the music and have their favorite artists performing. We have to give a big shout out to our favorite act of KAABOO – The Last Internationale. They always impress us with their high energy sets and this was nothing short of amazing! Saturday began with the sun shining and the fans arriving early to enjoy everything that KAABOO had to offer. The fans could kick [Read More]

Interview

Beyond the blues: an interview with Jackie Venson

September 19, 2017

  Patrick O’Heffernan (Hollywood) Jackie Venson is usually described as a blues guitarist with a smoky voice and unreal guitar chops. She has won a ton of awards for her blues playing and even has a holiday with her name on it in her native Austin Texas – Jackie Venson Day. But she is much more than a blues woman.  If you listen carefully, you will hear that her blues is tinged with rock, soul and even rap and pop, and her lyrics are the stories of today, not the past.  H voice is smoother and more sensual than most blues and her audiences are much wider and younger than the classic blues crowd. She is on tour now in advance of releasing her fourth album, Transcends,  Sept 29. We caught up with her the day after her concert in Hollywood while she was waiting to see if she could get into the Forum that night to see Gary Clark Jr. open for Eric Clapton.otel café.   Patrick. Jackie, besides the new album coming out, what [Read More]

Concerts

PHOTO GALLERY of Florida Georgia Line at Concord Pavilion by Sean Liming

September 19, 2017

  Nelly got the crowd going and sure made one little girl’s night. He pulled her on stage and sang to her. The cute girl was maybe in middle school with tears down her face with excitement. With the crowd peaking with excitement, Florida Georgia Line sent the crowd into a frenzy. They hit the crowd with a bang. The stage was built to go out into the pit in multiple directions. Florida Georgia Line stopped the concert and sure made one guys life by handing him an acoustic guitar they just played with their signatures. If he didn’t know how to play a guitar, he sure will now. This fun country band is all smiles and fun. It was just a job for them or just singing to get their message sent, they wanted to have just as much fun as the fans were. With a bottle of whiskey each, the cheers to fans at the Concord Pavilion.   Check out the photo gallery: ~ Photography by: Sean Liming Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeanLimingPhotography/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/s.liming/

Garage

SAN FRANCISCO! Don’t miss legendary rockers The Seeds at DNA Lounge in SF this Friday!

September 12, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO! Get ready for a must-see show this Friday at the DNA Lounge. You don’t want to miss the icon sixties garage rock band The Seeds. The Seeds recently reformed with founding member Daryl Hooper and Seeds alumnus, drummer Don Boomer along with Alec Palao on bass, seasoned session guitarist Jeff Prentice, and vocalist dynamic Paul Kopf. The band will be performing a special show in San Francisco at DNA Lounge on September 15th. Head over to pick up your tickets here: https://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2017/09-15d.html So get ready for a great time! The Seeds got their start in the 1960’s and were highly influential to artists/acts including Iggy Pop and Beach Boys. Over the years the band released over a dozen albums and achieved mass critical acclaim with hit’s like “Pushin’ too Hard.” Their song “Can’t Seem To Make You Mine” was even featured in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things.” We are sadly going to be out of town for this show but we hope you make it out to the show and make sure to send us your photos so we can feature them on our [Read More]

Fillmore

Saint Motel announces tour dates for their fall tour, Late Night with Saint Motel

September 12, 2017

Saint Motel is going to ring in fall with a tour, Late Night with Saint Motel. As they mentioned in their Facebook post, they are going to be bringing you “A live rock show inspired by late night television with your host Johnny Pemberton, joined by Gibbz, and of course your musical guest…Saint Motel! ” Check all the dates below: 10/27 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore 10/28 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club 10/29 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House Concert Hall 10/30 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren 11/1 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater 11/3 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall 11/4 – Austin, TX – Mohawk Austin 11/6 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s 11/7 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn Birmingham 11/8 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade 11/9 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte 11/11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle 11/12 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage 11/14 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace 11/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel 11/17 – Boston, MA – Royale 11/18 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall 11/19 – Portland, ME [Read More]