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The Third Mind, The Troubadour, Los Angeles

February 2, 2024   This post also appears in MusicFestNews. Consider my Third Mind officially blown. While I’ve covered Dave Alvin for many, many years, when the first Third Mind album dropped in 2020, it was a revelation. Those six tracks were a deep dive into untethered musical spaces I sure as hell didn’t see […]

Jim Irsay Collection, Shrine Auditorium

January 17,  2024   This post also appears in MusicFestNews.com. To collect is to “bring or gather together”. When it comes to the Jim Irsay Collection it is truly a gathering, together. Mr. Irsay the billionaire Indianapolis Colts owner has a huge rock and roll heart. His collection is far more than the treasured objects […]


Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greek Theatre

October 18, 2023 Those who know me, know there are a few particular bands for which I have deep loyalty. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, aka “JRAD”, is at a high elevation on that list. I may have been a little late to this party some years back, but with every show I’ve been to since, […]

Bluegrass Situation Dispatch – Photographs From the First Annual Los Angeles Folk Festival, Hosted By the Milk Carton Kids

October 13, 2023 The Bluegrass Situation recently tapped Jim Brock Photography for coverage of the first annual Los Angeles Folk Festival. Held at The Ford Amphitheatre, one of the gem venues of the city, Sunday featured the guitars and voices of Willie Watson, Haley Heynderickx, those irrepressible Kids and Waxahatchee. Throw in a few tunes […]