Night Ranger

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2013

    The People at NAMM Are Weirder Than Most of the Instruments

    Prior to parking my car on Day 2 of the NAMM convention (which incidentally was my first time ever), I'd already pumped myself up for a day full of musical exploration in this temporary gearhead paradise. But after scanning the parking lot on a rainy afternoon on my way into the Anaheim Convention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    'Rock Of Ages': Aside From All the Singing, What Makes This Thing a Musical?

    No matter what kind of musical it is, the director and charismatic cast belting out their lines in the production are beholden to certain format for it to be considered true to the genre. It doesn't matter if the music was written specifically for the stage. It doesn't matter if it is My Fair Lady ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Five Lame Causes Embraced By Musicians

    ​ Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    TGIF: This Weekend, a Few Shows Only We Can Tell You About​Why do we say that? Because tonight, Magic Triangles take the stage at the Blue Café in Long Beach, with the near-impossible-to-Google-named Technology and the equally how-do-you-expect-people-to-find-you monikered Vice Versa. So on that front alone we have to salute ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2010

    Jack's 5th Show

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

  • Columns

    July 28, 2005
  • Features

    September 14, 2000
  • Features

    February 17, 2000

    The Domestic Life of a Porn Star

    Porn stars are different from you and me. They have more sex.

  • Music

    August 13, 1998

    Together at Last!

    Euphoria! And a migraine!