JST DAVID Wins Louisiana Film Fest Scholarship, Performs at Peppermint Club

By DOTTIE PARIS Singer-songwriter David Jones II, known by his stage name JST DAVID, has been awarded the inaugural Dan Ireland Memorial Scholarship by the Louisiana International Film Festival and the Dan Ireland Legacy Committee. […]


Terry Reid Rehashes The Swingin’ ’60s in Two-Hour Music and Storytelling Set at McCabe’s Guitar Shop

Photos and Story by HEATHER HARRIS We saw the return of legendary British vocalist TERRY REID to McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica for a solo “storyteller” format he first pioneered at that same venue in […]

Gary Clark Jr. photo by Donna Balancia

Gary Clark Jr. Plays Intimate Show at Village Studios in West LA to Celebrate The New 88.5 FM SoCal Radio

By DONNA BALANCIA Gary Clark Jr. put on an intimate show at The Village Studios to celebrate the expansion of 88.5 FM, formerly known as KCSN radio. The man of a thousand notes @garyclarkjr played […]

California Rocker

David Lynch Set for Talk at Second Annual Festival of Disruption at Theatre at the Ace Hotel Oct. 14-15

Lynch Joins The Kills, Moby, Shepard Fairey By JOHN DALY David Lynch will appear for an in-depth talk at the second annual Festival of Disruption at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel. The Lynch talk […]


Second Annual Sunstock Festival Returns to Los Angeles To Foster Clean Energy, Music, and Art

By DOTTIE PARIS Ra Ra Riot, Robert DeLong, Yip Yops and Freedom Fry are among the performers that will shine at the second annual Sunstock Solar Festival on Saturday. The fest is a celebration of […]

Locals Only

Cool Tunes Tuesday: Video by Eric Leach Premieres ‘Zoom’ off his New Album Out Today, ‘Mercy Me’

By DONNA BALANCIA Eric Leach, whose band Symbol Six is known around Southern California as one of the most fun punk rock groups around, has released a video to promote his solo album, Mercy Me. […]

Live Reviews

Elle Belle and Dream Machines Prove Chinatown LA is Still the Place to Find New Alternative Acts

By DONNA BALANCIA The bands Elle Belle and Dream Machines made a hot night of new music a little cooler with sounds that shook Chinatown on Saturday. Chinatown, known for its 1980s legacy of the […]

Live Reviews

Yes, ELP Legacy and Todd Rundgren Make Yestival, A Celebration of Happy Hippy Days and Good Memories

Review By CRAIG HAMMONS Happy hippies and purveyors of the fine art of rock music were in heaven the other night at Yestival, a celebration of all things prog rock. The triple bill of Yes […]


Austin Shaw Touches Hearts with Release of ‘Felt,’ An Album That Mixes Rock, Soul, Folk and Ballads

Austin Shaw: FELT – Release Date: September 15, 2017 Review by DOTTIE PARIS Santa Cruz is one of those kinds of cities that allows an individual to fully express himself. As a city, it thrives in forward […]