Live New Orleans Music: Dr. John at the Santa Monica Pier (2 views)

“Mesmerized by the Funk” By Michael Katz When Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) walks onstage at the Santa Monica Pier Thursday night, the late boomerhood patrons up front, who have arrived early with their portable chairs and staked out a turf where they can sit and listen in comfort, rise as one.  Mesmerized by the… Read More Live New Orleans Music: Dr. John at the Santa Monica Pier (2 views)

Live Pop Music: Susan Werner at McCabe’s

By Devon Wendell Pianist/guitarist/singer/songwriter Susan Werner is known for fusing torch songs, cabaret, rock/folk hits, gospel, country, classical, and jazz influences together with adventure and humor.  And all those elements were present at McCabe’s Sunday night in a performance that flowed naturally with warmth and razor sharp wit.  The two lengthy sets, accompanied by Trina Hamlin and Julia Biber, were composed… Read More Live Pop Music: Susan Werner at McCabe’s