“Primus sucks” is the battle cry for Primus fans everywhere, and to this day, I still love seeing it bring confusion to faces throughout the crowd, outside in lines, and even on blogs, posts, and articles. This is what we say when we are stoked to see a Primus show. This was a special setting for the band as well. The Fox Theatre is small, but it is packed with one of the best sound systems in the country. It only holds 625 amped up and ready to mosh Primus die-hards.
Jean Michel Jarre, a French pioneer in electronic music and a true living legend in the world of pop music, gave his first live performance in Los Angeles as part of his first tour of the United States ever, at the Microsoft Theater, Saturday, May 27. Jarre is famous worldwide for his live performances and has drawn the largest crowd ever for a live performance, with an estimated three and a half million in attendance at a Moscow concert.
Saturday night in San Francisco welcomed back it’s friends from Southern California The Dustbowl Revival, to share some new tunes leading up to the new self-titled album release, this June 16th. But starting up the night off was Bay Area locals Steep Ravine and Steve Poltz.
It's an understatement to say improvisational guitar icon Steve Kimock has been keeping busy. He’s approaching an East Coast tour with his newest band KIMOCK featuring his son John Morgan Kimock on drums and frequent collaborator Leslie Mendelson on guitar and vocals. He just wrapped up a successful yet unprecedented mini-tour of Japan.
In what may go down as the funkiest show Red Rocks Amphitheatre sees all year, Lettuce and friends descended on the historic venue Saturday night for an evening aptly dubbed “Rage Rocks.” The supergroup headliners brought along quite a cast: opening sets from Brooklyn’s Turkuaz and the Russ Liquid Test as well as a barrage of sit-ins that included
Imagine lying down and bobbing slightly on a floating chaise lounge surrounded by southern California sunshine and different shades of light azure maybe with your favorite beverage by your side. The only thing on your mind is nostalgia and the patterns in the clouds. A gentle breeze is blowing and the smell of a grill is wafting past your nose and mixing with the coconut scented sunscreen you are wearing. The sounds and sonorousness you may be imagining next is the intention of Poolside.
The Motet started as a band the exact year that I moved to Boulder, 1998. I used to see members busking in the streets or see Jamie Janover playing the dulcimer on Pearl St. entertaining tourists and making a few bucks. Now, Jamie runs one of the most transcendental music festival in the country, Sonic Bloom and plays in Zilla, and the Motet is on a nationwide tour tearing up the country.
In the cozy confines of the Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City, CA, on April 29, Shakey Zimmerman turned lots of heads with their powerful, compelling takes on venerable Bob Dylan and Neil Young material. Opening the show was the acoustic duo of Shakey’s Pat Nevins along with music newcomer Jennifer Mydland, daughter of Brent Mydland, The Grateful Dead’s longest-tenured keyboardist – and vocalist.