Many of us remember a young, vibrant, soulful, and petite woman who wore her hair in a perfect and huge natural hair style known as an "afro-style". When she sat at the piano, began to play and sing, your heart melted. She had an aura that caused you to abandon your soul to her tender voice. She told her a story in poetic for with lyrics that spoke of love - that which was lost and present. She'd also sing of friendship, sexual rendezvous, social climate, tragedy, ecology, human conditions, life in every facet, and death of relationships, a particular time period, and ways of thinking.... Read More
Do you remember a young, vibrant, soulful, and petite woman who wore her hair in a perfect and huge natural hair style known as an "afro-style"? When she sat a the piano and began to play and sing, your heart melted and your soul was totally abandoned her that tender voice. She told her a story with the lyric that spoke of love - both that was lost and present, friendship, sexual rendezvous, social climate, tragedy, ecology, human conditions, life in every facet, and death on every level.
She continued her career through the 1970's into the 21st century, captivating audiences with her... Read More
Travis Keller (from buddyhead.com fame) is now DJing The Bar, (AKA “The Bronson Bar”) 5851 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 Phone: 323.468-9154, every Wednesday with a gaggle of his rock n' roll friends. Expect to see faces like Jesse Hughes (singer of Eagles of Death Metal) and Jeordie "Twiggy" White (bass player for Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Unkle and even a couple Oasis tunes) DJing with Travis pretty much every week Expect to hear rock n' roll songs by bands such as The Stone Roses, CCR, The Verve, Sly and the Family Stone, Oasis, Funkadelic, Primal Scream, Bob Dylan, Pulp, Led... Read More
The city of San Pedro and Los Angeles County was immersed in Jubilee, Social Consciousness, and Pleasure on Saturday, October 4th at The Warner Grand Theatre.
A 14 - piece jazz orchestra, "The Mingus Big Band is led by wonderful conductor Conrad Herwig, who plays Trombone. They performed a marvelous array of pieces that presented profound respect to one of the most inspiring and innovative musicians of the century, Charles Mingus.
The group of diverse musicians consisted of the following individuals:
Trumpets - Lew Soloff, Greg Gisbert, and Sean Jones
Saxophones... Read More
The preferred language of the night was Standards, Straight Ahead, and Blues at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. An incredible songstress of Jazz, Janis Mann made many statements with her quartet on Friday, September 26, 2008.
The quartet joining Janis consisted of the following fabulous musicians
Piano – Jim Cox
Woodwinds (of all kinds) – Doug Webb
Bass – Chuck Berghoffer
Drums - Lorca Hart
Vocals - Janis Mann
Janis gave us a perfect rebuttal to the current economy crisis that faces us in this nation with a Billie Holiday favorite. A bluesy,... Read More
If you're a "blues junkie", you simply have to get a hit of this. GUITAR RED, Billy C. Wall, the real deal, real life blues legend, playing and singing his story in a heartfelt, sometimes foot stomping way that'll get you so hooked you will never again settle for anything but the authentic, bona-fide, tried and tested pure stuff.
Pure Blues is a hard thing to find these days. Oh sure, I know there's a whole herd of folks who bill themselves as blues artists and some of them are real solid pickers. But my point is simply this and while it is only my opinion, I just think it's... Read More
In the wake of last year’s monumental insult of Madonna’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Einstein’s at the Hall are at it again. Among this year’s proposed inductees are Run-DMC, and the 1970’s group “Chic.” The Hip-Hop and Disco products of both these groups are the very antithesis of Rock & Roll. Their induction should be considered a travesty especially when bands and artists who have contributed so much to the very fabric of Rock & Roll over many years are regularly over-looked by the politically corrupt keepers of the Hall of Shame.
The powers-that-be... Read More
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