It’s been a while.

I haven’t posted anything to this site since 2011. My original intent with this blog was to feature music I liked and to stay close to the world of bands since it was what kept me creative for so many years. Well, time passes and priorities change. I’m going to try to give this another…

Kelly Jones and Mike Viola at Old Style

I love this song. It seems these days that the only shows I go see are at Reuben Cox’s little guitar shop in Silver Lake called Old Style. Here’s another video from back in December of 2010 that I just have to share.

826LA’s Chickens in Love–now with Thao Nguyen!

CHICKENS IN LOVE is an online pledge-a-thon fundraiser, full-length album, and a mini music festival. From now through April 30, 2010, make a monetary pledge to your favorite original 826LA student song in our online pledge-a-thon fundraiser. Each song was written by 826LA students in Songwriting with The Submarines, a workshop led by singer/songwriters John…

MC Rut at the Rickshaw, San Francisco 7/22/08

You can’t get any louder than Middle Class Rut aka MC Rut. They don’t deal with sound guys, especially those that don’t set up monitors properly. They just turn it up so that they can hear themselves. Add to that: no earplugs. Hard core. These guys hail from Sacramento, but you’d think they were from Los…

Things I’ve Heard Lately

I have nothing exciting to say about these tracks except that they’ve grown on me. El Perro Del Mar is very catchy, subtle, simple, comforting. I like that Sarah Assbring, the persona behind El Perro, has such a bold name. It can’t be her real name. How many pseudonym’s can an artist have?  Lykke Li ‘s…

Hello Tokyo : Sell The Stars

Whenever I hear the word “hello” followed by a city’s name, I am reminded of the “Hello Cleveland!” scene from This Is Spinal Tap. Who doesn’t, really? Hello Tokyo is nothing like that. They’re a cool power trio from Brooklyn led by a singer/ keyboardist named Kat who’s voice I’d also describe as “cool.” Their…

Eric Avery : Help Wanted

I always thought it was cool that Eric Avery opted not to capitalize on the various Jane’s Addiction reunion shows over the years. I saw both tours:  the first one, with Flea, was seriously one of the live music highlights of my life. The second, with the, uh… other guy– Peter DiStefano from Porno For…

Michigan

My wife and I just got back form a trip to the roots of classic rock, Detroit, where we saw a free show by The Romantics (that wasn’t the reason we were there). We were in the same hotel with these guys and I got a chance to chat with Wally Palmer, the sometimes singer…

Think About Life

I just can’t get this band out of my head.  When they first contacted me I thought (because of their name) they were some kind of undercover Christian rock band, but as of yet, I’m not sure.  After seeing them live at the Hemlock some weeks ago, I realized how special their sound and performance…

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