Live Music: Robyn Hitchcock and Susanna Hoffs at McCabe’s Guitar Shop

By Mike Finkelstein Last weekend, McCabe’s guitar shop delivered a brilliant night of music in a living room vibe as few venues any longer do.   Robyn Hitchcock, who has been at it for more that 35 years, headlined two shows, the late show being a double bill opening with Susanna Hoffs trying out material from… Read More Live Music: Robyn Hitchcock and Susanna Hoffs at McCabe’s Guitar Shop

CD Review: “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International”

By Brian Arsenault I am always a bit suspicious of organizations aligning themselves with art and artists, even one as “pure” as Amnesty International.  Organizations, you see, always have agendas and the only agenda artists should have is their art. It might not be fair to say but I rather envision Amnesty International supporters as… Read More CD Review: “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International”

Live Music: Larry Harlow’s “La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite,” at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Salsa Goes to the Concert Hall By Fernando Gonzalez Miami.  Pianist, songwriter, arranger and producer Larry Harlow not only helped define salsa and mastermind many of its hits; he also created some of the genre’s most ambitious pieces. But in music, great artistic ambition carries a price. Harlow’s La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite, is… Read More Live Music: Larry Harlow’s “La Raza Latina: A Salsa Suite,” at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Live Jazz: Gretchen Parlato at a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast

By Michael Katz Vocalist Gretchen Parlato returned home to Los Angeles Saturday night before a large and enthusiastic audience at the Musician’s Institute, under the aegis the of the Jazz Bakery’s Movable Feast program. Having seen Parlato twice previously, the most notable addition was a steady working trio behind her that weaved seamlessly with her… Read More Live Jazz: Gretchen Parlato at a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast