Musicians

Dan MacIntosh Film Review: ‘American Valhalla’ Captures Respect, Friendship Between Iggy Pop and Josh Homme

Review By DAN MACINTOSH American Valhalla documents Josh Homme’s dream collaboration with Iggy Pop, an artist he’s admired since he was a Coachella Valley teen skateboarding to the Repo Man soundtrack bumping on his boombox. […]

Reggae Night at Hollywood Bowl - Photo courtesy of KCRW
Musicians

REVIEW: Rastafarian Message Not Lost During Fun at KCRW’s Reggae Night XVII

By DAN MACINTOSH HOLLYWOOD, CA – KCRW’s Reggae Night XVII demonstrated reggae music’s wide diversity. Whether you came for dread serious beats, spiritual meditation or lighter lover’s sounds, you likely left happy. Protoje, fronting a […]

Courtney Barnett photo by Pooneh Ghana
By DAN MACINTOSH

Review: Courtney Barnett Channels ’90s Sound With ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

By DAN MACINTOSH Courtney Barnett channels rock and roll of the 1990s with the album Tell Me How You Really Feel, a collection of emotionally charged songs. During one called “Nameless/Faceless,” Courtney Barnett complains, “I […]

Jack White - Photo by Mark Runyon
By DAN MACINTOSH

Review: Jack White Shows A Different Room in ‘Boarding House Reach’

By DAN MACINTOSH Many have reservations about the Jack White album Boarding House Reach because it doesn’t deliver the immediate buzz emitted by riff-memorable tracks like The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.” And such reservations are valid. […]

Live Reviews

REVIEW: Luna Blends Inventive Guitar with Strong Lyrics for Powerful Performance

By DAN MACINTOSH The irresistible mixture of inventive guitar music and powerful lyrics, is one timelessly appealing combination. Luna offered definitive proof of this truth before a small but loyal gathering at The Moroccan Lounge. […]