I am privileged to have my concert photography on exhibit at the new space, The Press Club in Seaside/Monterey, along with a cover feature and interview in the latest issue of The Monterey County Weekly. Friday night, we held an art opening, which also served to launch The Press Club as well, and this event also featured an amazing live performance by Down and Outlaws, who rocked the place so hard that the local police showed up to see what was going on. Definitely an incredible way for me to kick off my own 2015 concert season, and I’m excited to see Down and Outlaws have a big impact on the music industry at large via their upcoming studio album release this Spring. They have amazing music, and know how to rock it live as well.
“All I was trying to say was, that it means a lot to us the day after Christmas that San Francisco shows up… I’m serious; thanks so very much for that… and I say like this… ‘Are You Satisfied?‘…” Jordan Cook, AKA Reignwolf, standing on the kick drum that he dropped into the audience at sold out show at The Independent, before throwing down with his signature anthem that somehow showcases what he is all about – authentic rock and roll. I first saw Reignwolf opening for the Pixies in Los Angeles in 2013, and I have been raving about him since, to anyone who will listen. It’s been more than a year, but Friday night in San Francisco I finally got to witness him and his band do their own headlining show, and it was even better than I imagined (and I went in expecting it to be one of the best shows of the year). The man has such gifts, and taps into them with ease. The only other artist I’ve seen live that has that same mix of innate improvisational ability and also has more music in him than can maybe come out through the traditional instruments of rock and roll is Prince. Since seeing Reignwolf more than a year ago, I’ve been certain that he is destined to be one of our generation’s top rock stars, and I am as sure of that then ever after his show this weekend. It’s really just a matter of how soon he debuts a full album and how long it will take the rest of the world to catch up to this brilliant talent. Needless to say, the concert was phenomenal, and those who didn’t make it out the day after Christmas maybe missed the greatest gift of all.