By Don Heckman Hollywood, CA. A full house doesn’t completely describe the crowd that was virtually overflowing the room at Catalina Bar & Grill Saturday night. But it wasn’t surprising, given the fact that the headliner was Lynda Carter. And that was exciting news for anyone who was a television fan back in the seventies.… Read More Live Music: Lynda Carter at Catalina Bar & Grill
In Dreams The Last Concert 25th Anniversary Edition (Legacy) By Brian Arsenault There was a time – about when the British Invasion occurred and for some years thereafter — when Roy Orbison had faded from America’s musical consciousness. He hadn’t had a hit for a while after a seemingly unending stream of them in the… Read More CD Review: Roy Orbison
By Mike Finkelstein Bruce Springsteen used to tell a story about how his father, tired of hearing him practicing electric guitar in the bedroom, never wanted to know if it was a Gibson guitar or a Fender guitar. To him it was just a “God-damned” guitar. For budding guitar slingers like Bruce, Gibson and Fender… Read More Live: Guitar Town’s 10 Latest Sculptures Unveiled In WeHo
By Devon Wendell Growing up as an aspiring musician, besides practicing the guitar, bass and harmonica obsessively like a geek, I also read a lot of books, articles, reviews, and interviews on all kinds of music. In doing so I found myself most aggravated by the writing in the “major” music publications like Rolling Stone, Spin, etc. There were… Read More Humor: The Top Ten Words And Phrases Over Used By Rock/Pop Journalists.
By Mike Finkelstein Every so often, we have the good fortune to hear some new music that makes us wonder how we hadn’t heard it before and at the same time wonderfully fulfilled to take it in now. Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs put me into one of those great states on Saturday night… Read More Live Music: Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs at the Greek Theatre
J.D. Souther Natural History (Entertainment One Music) By Brian Arsenault If the only song on this album was “You’re Only Lonely” the CD would still be worth the price of admission. When you hear J.D. Souther sing it here you’ll swear you thought no one but Roy Orbison could do that. You feel the loneliness… Read More CD Review: J.D. Souther’s “Natural History”
By Tony Gieske You’d expect the guys from the Conan O’Brien show band to put on a pretty good set and play quite well to boot, and so they did Sunday night in a Red Carpet Jazz Series program at Vitello’s, the swanky little joint in Studio City. Tenor saxophonist Jerry Vivino, who sometimes leads… Read More Live Jazz: The Jerry Vivino Quartet Upstairs at Vitello’s