Bruce Springsteen’s Rousing 3 1/2 Hour Show Shakes the KIA Forum

  This post also appears in April 4, 2024 Barely a third of the way into his 32-song, nearly three-and-a-half hour performance at the KIA Forum, Bruce Springsteen attempted to unfurl a rather unusual song request. The song, “Jole Blon” (French for “pretty blond”) goes back almost a century, and the Boss has never […]

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 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 […]

A Year In Review Like No Other, Really

It was a classic July evening in L.A. as I rolled my camera case the mile or so up to the Greek Theatre from Los Feliz Boulevard. I was excited to be covering one of Neil Young’s two shows at the Greek as part of a brief West Coast solo tour announced just a few […]

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, […]

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