By Don Heckman They were back again Friday and Saturday at the Greek Theatre. The incomparable Crosby, Stills & Nash. And once again they delivered a performance that will surely be recalled by the enthusiastic full house crowd as one of their most memorable experiences. One could have made the same claim for their prior… Read More Live Music: Crosby, Stills and Nash at the Greek Theatre
By Don Heckman It’s a light weekend, as Yom Kippur ushers in October. But there are some intriguing musical events to experience. Like these: – Oct. 3. (Fri.) Angelique Kidjo, With special guest Red Baraat, Dynamic, exciting and entertaining only begin to describe Angelique Kidjo’s remarkable performances. And this one includes the added high energies… Read More Picks of the Weekend in L.A.: October 3 – 5.
Not Fade Away The Music of Buddy Holly by Brian Arsenault That ass Gene Simmons saying the other day that rock was dead got me to thinking about living through its whole lifetime. Not that Simmons was right. Hell, he wouldn’t know, coming out of a band so devoid of musicality they had to dress… Read More Brian Arsenault Takes on Buddy Holly
101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl from the Beatles to the Sex Pistols by Brian Arsenault Thank you, Jeff Gold. The vinyl LP needed someone to wax poetic about it and do a big book about it and you did. You notice I didn’t say coffee table book because that phrase has… Read More Book Review: “101 Essential Rock Records” by Jeff Gold
By Don Heckman It was déjà vu all over again at the Greek Theatre Friday night. As it always is whenever Bob Dylan, James Taylor, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys – among others – turn up for a live performance. Which may explain with the iconic pop acts are the ones that draw… Read More Live Music: Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Greek Theatre
Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash (Audio Fidelity) By Brian Arsenault It’s been more than 40 years since Crosby, Stills & Nash created the true goose bumps moment at the Woodstock Music Festival — for most folks via the film, rather than in the flesh, but no less striking for that. They sat… Read More CD Review: “Crosby, Stills & Nash”
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Mar. 22. (Tues.) Lisa McClowry. Eclectic singer McClowry –nominated for International Vocalist of the Year in the 2011 Wave Awards — ranges freely across pop, rock, jazz and folk boundary lines. She’ll be backed by a group that features guitarist/singer/Grammy winning songwriter Jim Peterik. Vitello’s. (818) 769-0905. – Mar.… Read More Picks of the Week: Mar. 22 – 27