2012 Concerts

Way over 100 shows in 2012- a personal record!

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO PEAVEY HOLLYWOOD

Alex and his band appeared to show up late and did a pretty lengthy sound check followed by two songs.  That was it for their indoor set.  Sweet, but short. … Continue reading

09/02/2012 · Leave a comment

RENEGADE CREATION/ ROBBEN FORD at THE CANYON CLUB 8/23/2012

What a cool show.  This is music for people that appreciate good music.     I met up with a couple local buddies that brought along their friends.  It turned out all … Continue reading

08/23/2012 · 2 Comments

TAL WILKENFELD VINNIE COLAIUTA THE ROXY 8/11/2012

I got to the show at the end of Trev Lukather’s set.  In fact, I wish I would have caught this entire show. What a phenomenal band tonight.   Tal with … Continue reading

08/12/2012 · Leave a comment

THE DUKES OF SEPTEMBER (DONALD FAGEN, MICHAEL MCDONALD, BOZ SCAGGS) GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE 6/28/2012

Sometimes it’s good to get to the show beforehand and take a stroll around Universal Citywalk. It was a good day for that. I had low expectations for the show. … Continue reading

06/28/2012 · 5 Comments

PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL HOLLYWOOD BOWL 6/17/2012

  PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL HOLLYWOOD BOWL 6/17/2012 Sunday, June 17: Hourly Forecast: What a beautiful afternoon and evening at the Hollywood Bowl!   The weather was perfect and the day of … Continue reading

06/17/2012 · 4 Comments

HEAVY MELLOW (AKA FLAMETAL) HOUSE OF BLUES SUNSET FOUNDATION ROOM 4/30/2012

Another great evening of tunes from Heavy Mellow.     This event was held in the Parish Room at the upstairs area of the House of Blues known as the Foundation Room.   … Continue reading

04/30/2012 · 8 Comments

PACO DE LUCIA WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 4/28/2012

It was 1987 and  I was a huge fan of neo-classical heavy metal shred guitar (which was right around its hey day at the time- before music turn a turn … Continue reading

04/28/2012 · 9 Comments

THE JAZZMATICS THE CANYON CLUB 4/22/2012

I’ve been a jazz fan since I went to the Playboy Jazz Festival as a kid- something about the sophisticated music and upscale atmosphere instantly changed my music listening habits … Continue reading

04/22/2012 · 3 Comments

HEAVY MELLOW (AKA FLAMETAL) and SEIS CUERDAS- VOODOO LOUNGE HOUSE OF BLUES 4/5/2012

This was a rather odd place to have a show.   It’s basically inside the bar area past the restaurant in the House of Blues.   The set-up for a band is … Continue reading

04/05/2012 · 5 Comments

DWEEZIL ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA THE CANYON CLUB 2/19/2012

DWEEZIL ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA THE CANYON CLUB 2/19/2012February 19, 2012 I was a big fan of Dweezil Zappa back during his teenage solo album and MTV years.   I still have … Continue reading

02/20/2012 · 4 Comments