“This is the 34th city on this tour. And I woke up this morning with the cold from hell. I made it through thirty three […]
“We want to let you know that we really appreciate you… You have supported us – you have shown lots of love and dedication – […]
“And now here we are… What are we going to do with this night, that’s the question right? It’s up to us, and it’s up […]
The Psychedelic Furs aren’t too chatty on stage – they just get to work and seem to have an awesome time performing in front of […]
“That was a beautiful and circular moment…” Lindsey Buckingham talking about Christine McVie coming back to the world of Fleetwood Mac in 2014 – after […]
I usually open my reviews with a quote from the artist, but Phantogram didn’t do too much talking during their set, and when they did […]
“Every little thing, is gonna be alright… We’re just gonna do this for fifteen minutes!” Jason Mraz & His Superband closing out the first of […]
Fans of The Moody Blues got to experience the band like never before on Sunday night at Ironstone Amphitheatre. Featuring “an evening with…” style concert […]
“Now this next song, I must have been about 25 when I wrote this song… I don’t even know why I play it anymore other […]
“Let’s see some hands!” Tommy DeCarlo, vocalist from Boston, getting the massive crowd at Ironstone Amphitheatre in Murphys reaching up to the sky during “Cool […]
Yesterday, Coldplay kicked off the second North American leg of their “A Head Full of Dreams” tour at at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This is a follow-up to the first visit to North America in July, August and September of 2016. The band’s seventh tour, it is a return to larger arenas […]
WorldOne Presents is bringing another fantastic line-up of 80s R&B icons to the Greater Sacramento Region at Thunder Valley Amphitheater on Saturday, August 5th. Soulfest ’17 will feature The O’Jays, Morris Day & The Time, S.O.S. Band and GQ.
Peter Hook & The Light are bringing their incredible “Substance – The Albums Of Joy Division & New Order” back to the U.S. in 2018. Hooky and the band will be performing both the Joy Division and New Order albums Substance live, in their original track sequence and in their entirety. Having reviewed the tour […]
This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Ted Ottaviano with Book Of Love. The synth pop New Wave group continue to celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of new music as part of 2016’s “MMXVI: The 30th Anniversary […]
This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. Today’s guest is Darryl McDaniels, best known as DMC with Run-D.M.C. (he prefers to be called “D”). D was a featured guest at Sac-Con in Sacramento this past weekend, promoting his authentic foray into the […]
This article features the latest in an ongoing series of “Rock Talk” podcast audio interviews for the Rock Subculture Journal. The first guest for 2015 is Dick Dale, a legend in music, regarded as both “The King of the Surf Guitar” and the “Father of Heavy Metal”. Now 77 years old, Mr. Dale is well […]
Pop Culture Features
As with my 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Year in Review features, this article looks back on a year of music with a summary of the highlights. This year, I attended about 35 shows, with hundreds of different sets of incredible talent and music to make sense of, not to mention trying to keep up […]
This is the first of my 2016 “Year In Review” articles. As with my articles in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and 2015, I reviewed a sampling of my concert photos from 2016 and compiled some of my favorites and stopped when I hit 100 photos in total. Please also check out my companion 2016 Year […]
Paul Kantner, co-founder, guitarist, singer and songwriter of Jefferson Airplane, passed away at age 74 yesterday. He was at the center of 60’s counterculture and psychedelic rock and roll. I had an opportunity to see him perform live about a year ago, as part of his “Jefferson Starship Performs & Celebrates The Music of Jefferson Airplane […]
Below is the latest updated list of memorabilia for entertainment memorabilia, including rock and pop music stage and studio used equipment and costumes, as well as other entertainment memorabilia. Please contact me if you are aware of any coming events of interest to collectors. Please also note that I update changes/additions to the calendar until […]
Travel, Resort & Hotel Reviews
This is part of a continuing series of my impressions and experiences staying at various hotels and resorts while traveling to attend concerts worldwide. This stay was during my recent trip to Maui in September 2015. This review is for the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.
This is part of a continuing series of my impressions and experiences staying at various hotels and resorts while traveling to attend concerts worldwide. This stay was during my recent trip to Maui in September 2015. This review is for the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Maui in Hawaii.