Music Friday Live

Nancy Sanchez’s Angel Baby video: a musical touchstone for America

October 23, 2018

  Patrick O’Heffernan   (Los Angeles) It is hard to make me cry at a music video, and even harder to make me introspective. I see so many of them and so many of those I see are very good, but they don’t touch my crying nerve and they don’t stop me in my psychic tracks.  Now one has. “Angel Baby”,  just released by Nancy Sanchez makes me cry and has set off a wave of introspection about myself and my country that is unstoppable.  Sanchez’s “Angel Baby” is far more than a beautiful work of emotion and music;  it is a brilliant work of cultural communication that delivers a message desperately needed in our country today.  It is not only Grammy-worthy but Pulitzer-worthy.   Sanchez is a rising but under-recognized artist who, by all rights,  should have a national profile.  With an angelic voice, awards as a jazz singer, collaboration in a bilingual Latin folk-rock group, and sings in her dad’s Mariachi band, her talent array is amazing. Her albums have ranged across all [Read More]

Concerts

Lord Of The Lost – ‚Thornstar Tour’ makes a stop in Munich on October 19th at the Backstage Halle

October 23, 2018

Lord Of The Lost are regular guests in our beautiful Bavarian capital, where their singer Chris Harms spent some of his youth. For a while now, the band has two different tour packages – a quiet orchestra-like version with additional strings and a louder one. On August 3rd the band released their latest record ‘Thornstar’, which brought them out on a ‘louder’ tour this time. Special guest and support act was Scarlet Dorn. They just released their first album called ‘Lack Of Light’, which has been produced by Chris Harms and Benjamin Lawrenz. Scarlet Dorn had their first stage appearances on the 2017 tour of Lord Of The Lost. Due to fans’ demands, they took them out on the road again on this run. Other ties to Lord Of The Lost are their keyboarder Gared Dirge, who plays for both bands and members of Scarlet Dorn are also part of LOTL’s road crew. It’s one big family. Scarlet Dorn, the singer and namesake of the band, got discovered by Chris Harms and Benjamin Lawrenz from [Read More]

Concerts

Greta Van Fleet release MUST WATCH 26 minute live video of their new track; Lover, Leaver

October 18, 2018

Greta Van Fleet continue to give us rock n roll treats this month. Their new album Anthem of the Peaceful Army is set to release this Friday! Hope you have your pre-orders in. Within the last decade,  we have seen many bands deliver some good blips on the heartline of the rock and roll, but none as huge as the spike that Greta Van Fleet is making.  They are bringing a full on resuscitation to ROCK ‘N ROLL so get ready, hang on and enjoy the ride. Today Greta Van Fleet released a live video of their new track; Lover, Leaver. But this isn’t just any new video. It is a 26 minute long version of them performing the track at the intimate outdoor venue of John Anson Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood. The venue is situated in the rugged beauty of an LA County regional park. The setting was superb and truly captured the rock n roll vibe this band lives and breathes. Crank it up loud and check out the video here:   We were [Read More]

Interview

A conversation with Nurit Siegel Smith, new Executive Director of the Music Forward Foundation of the House of Blues

October 18, 2018

  Patrick O’Heffernan (Los Angeles) Nurit Siegel Smith is the new Executive Director of the Music Forward Foundation of the House of Blues, which contributes over a million dollars year to music industry education.  Smith assumes leadership as Music Forward embarks on its 25th year. She is stepping into some pretty big shoes — over the past quarter century, Music Forward – formerly known as the House of Blues Foundation —  has impacted the lives of a million young people with hundreds of partners, thousands of mentors, tens of thousands of hours of volunteer time. She generously let us interrupt her very busy day to learn about her vision for the Foundation.   Patrick.  Congratulations. This has got to be the coolest job ever!   Nurit. It is exciting.  I am 6 months into it and I have been in awe of my staff here, the youth  I have been in contact with, all the support around the country and the engagement with our partners.  It is exciting. Patrick.  Tell us your vision- what do [Read More]

Concerts

Maggie Rogers; nostalgic vibe comes to life with mesmerizing vocals and captivating charisma

October 17, 2018

Last night the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco came to life with night two of Maggie Rogers.  The Fillmore venue has a rich history of iconic female performers such as Janis Joplin, Grace Slick,  Carol King, Aretha Franklin and many more. Maggie’s performance last night was another one of those extraordinary performances by a female performer at the venue, that many will continued to talk about. Opening for Maggie Rogers was the charismatic 19 year old Australian performer, Mallrat. You can check more about her here. The venue was filled to capacity as the crowd awaited the arrival of Maggie to the stage. The excitement grew as the stage intro track of Abba’s Dancing Queen came on the speakers. The entire venue erupted in song and the energy was infectious.  Maggie took the stage and the crowd went wild. She brings to life a carefree nostalgic vibe and as soon as her voice filled the venue, we became fully engaged in her performance.  One of the most beautiful and commanding voices out in the music [Read More]

Concerts

Mallrat brings her infectiously fun set out on tour with Maggie Rogers

October 17, 2018

Opening up for Maggie Rogers out on her current tour is 19 year old Australian artist Mallrat. She brings to the stage an infectiously fun and charismatic set which has fans entertained from start to finish.  She performed last night at the legendary Fillmore and it was quite a night, the sold out venue was singing along and having a great time. Check out some photos of her set by our Rockin Ryan:   One of the highlights of her set was when she performed her hit song Groceries. Check out her video for the addictive track: Check the upcoming tour dates and get yourself to a show. Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay updated on her latest news. Information & Links: Website: https://lilmallrat.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lilmallrat/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lilmallrat Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilmallrat/

Concerts

PHOTO GALLERY: Sevendust in San Francisco; Don’t miss their high energy sets out on tour with Clutch

October 16, 2018

Sevendust made a stop in San Francisco last week at the Regency Ballroom.  They are currently out on tour with Clutch and their sets are exploding with high energy! Check out some photos of their set in San Francisco: Check out the upcoming tour dates and get yourself to a show!   Website: https://sevendust.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sevendustofficial/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sevendust Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sevendustofficial/