2 months ago | live review
Depeche Mode recently sold out a historic four nights at the Hollywood Bowl, but another Bowl show first established them as bonafide rockstars in LA- The Rose Bowl. The year was 1988 -almost 30 years ago- and Depeche’s Music For the Masses became...
2 months ago | Music Festivals
A Technicolor torrential of eye-candy retro fashion and tropical-culture themed amusements, Tiki Oasis at the Crown Plaza Hotel in San Diego remains one of Southern California’s most vibrant and enduring weekend getaways. But even with a car show,...
2 months ago
3 months ago | live review
Summer music festivals and recurring concert promotions run the gamut from huge, loud and packed, to chill, intimate and classy depending on locale and who happens to be putting on the event. The Summer Concert Series at Hyatt Regency in Newport B...
5 months ago | Punk as Fuck
Packing for Punk Rock Bowling last Friday, I realized that I no longer own a studded belt! Also apparent, at some point I must have gotten rid of a pair of spiked cuffs and a rhinestone dog collar that would’ve completed the perfect “punk” ensembl...
1 year ago | Classics Revisited
My admiration for Farrell and Jane’s Addiction has always run deep. I owned two copies of the Triple X Records live debut (the first one, a cassette, fell apart from over-playing) and though it took a while, Nothing’s Shocking, grew to be a favori...