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ARISE ROOTS; photo Andy Ortega

One Love Cali Fest Day 2: Beautiful Moments Abound

For those of you unfamiliar with Long Beach’s annual One Love Cali Reggae Festival, it is exactly what you would expect a festival called “One Love” to be: music about peace, love, and weed being played to peaceful, loving people smoking weed. But it was also so much more than that. As I made my initial voyage through the festival grounds last Sunday, I could not keep from … [Read More]

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One Love Cali Fest Day 1: Good Vibes Aplenty

Arriving at the Queen Mary, it was quickly apparent that the promoters were serious about throwing an epic reggae festival. Even though it was a bit overcast, no one … [Read More]

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The Coathangers Burger A-Go-Go Party 2018

Garage-punk trio The Coathangers, headline Burger A-Go-Go making stops at Belly Up Feb. 27, 1720 Mar. 2 and Alex’s Bar Mar. 3. The lineup also includes Death Valley … [Read More]

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Tinsley Ellis

Guitarist Tinsley Ellis Journeys To The Coach House

Blues rock legend Tinsley Ellis makes his return to SoCal playing at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano Feb. 28 and the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills Mar. … [Read More]

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Breaking Down Chinatown

Welcome to the bewilderingly artful experience of Full Flower Moon Band’s audio-visual concept album, Chinatown. And if you aren’t familiar with the indie rock scene … [Read More]

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HIM: A Tale From The Photo Pit

Although this column is about concert photography, there is a back story which began when I was around 12, about the time my sister and I discovered the music of the Finnish rock band called HIM. Their music was intoxicating to a young soul just learning … [Read More]

Concert Reviews

Dhani Harrison; photo Andy Ortega

The Raw Power of Dhani Harrison

Dhani Harrison brought a heady mix of noise, psychedelic meanderings, and heavy rock-n-roll to the Constellation Room on Nov. 28. Anyone who came expecting a folk-rock set, a pop concert, or any other pre-conceived notion was in for a surprise. The band … [Read More]

Album Reviews



Hailing from San Francisco, The Living mesh styles as diverse as Metal, Shoe Gaze and Pop into an emotional witches brew that they make all their own. Made up of long time friends Derek Barnes (vocals/guitar), Julian Balestrieri (guitar), Jeremy Shepherd … [Read More]