It's the holiday season and John Reis is in the giving mood, so rather than performing only as part of the headlining act Sunday at Alex's Bar in Long Beach with his group Hot Snakes, the guitarist is also opening the show with his band the Night Marchers. This doubling-up might not sound like such ... More >>
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The Reverend Horton Heat's memories of headlining the Hootenanny are getting pretty foggy--lost in a sweltering haze of hard living, hellfire and hillbilly guitar riffs. And considering he rarely seems to take a breath between touring and recording, it's only natural the Rev (born Jim Heath) would l ... More >>
It's fair to say George Thorogood has been around the music biz a little while. When he was in his 20s, the blues/rock guitarist best known for being "B-b-b-buh-bad to the bone" briefly moved to England just so he could play guitar 12 hours a day without any distractions. In 1973, the Delaware-br ... More >>
Coinciding with NAMM is the lesser known Guitar Geek Festival. Now in its ninth year, the two day concert brings together some of best known axehandlers within the guitar community. We caught up with organizer Deke Dickerson to find out more about the event.
B.B. King at the 12th annual Doheny Blues Fesitval in 2009The Long Beach Blues Festival, a 30-year-old tradition delivered by local jazz and blues
(88.1), is going on hiatus this year. The two-day fest, which has featured legends such as B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Bo
Diddle ... More >>
If I had to make the guess, I'd say they call it Platypus Beats because it's made up of a little of everything and it's totally unique--and like Plato Platypus above, the folks at Platypus Beats find beautiful music everywhere. In honor of my upcoming DJ set at Saturday's Platypus-Beats-Presents ... More >>
Bo Diddley: One of rock's foundational figures has passed on.
Bo Diddley (a.k.a. Ellas McDaniel), the toughest of the original '50s rock and rollers (ain't a damn thing kitsch about him), the cat who made self-aggrandizing lyrics sound incredibly cool, the man with the square guitar who stroked s ... More >>