Dancing with Billy Idol

  It was 1983 and I bought my first Billy Idol vinyl album “Rebel Yell“. Fast forward 33 years, he was still rockin’ with his punk/new wave genre at The Observatory Santa Ana last Feb. 21st. It was the last leg of his US tour. In the early ’80s, Idol was a member of the […]

Win a pair tickets to Rio – Duran Duran Tribute Band (House of Blues Anaheim)

I have never covered a Tribute band, but because one of my favorite bands of all-time is Duran Duran, and Rio is, – a Duran Duran tribute band perhaps currently the only high profile, full-time working Duran Duran tribute band in the country it is a no-brainer to cover them. Rio has been billed at some […]

Minnie Driver Performs at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano

“Mesmerized” is the word I will use to describe Minnie Driver’s voice at her concert at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano last November 26th. Considering it was the night before Thanksgiving, I thought it would be really low key and have less attendance but I was blown away by how many people wanted to […]

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo 35th Anniversary Tour at the Pacific Amphitheatre

I have always been a fan of Pat Benatar growing up. In fact, I wanted to be her … I wanted to wear the same outfits, style my hair the same, but most of all I wanted to sound and move like her. And that was my fantasy when I used to sing in my […]

Soul Asylum Runaway at the Coach House

Cause I’m waiting by the phone…. Waiting for you to call me up and tell me I’m not alone. Recognize the lyrics? They are from “Somebody to Shove”, the first song played by Soul Asylum at The Coach House last July 16. In the ‘80s, after rocking myself with new wave, I drenched myself with alternative rock […]

Vonda Shepard’s recent concert, her personal side and upcoming projects

There is only one word to describe Vonda Shepard’s voice – “Soulful”. This is my second time to see her at the Coach House and she never ceases to amaze me with her phenomenal performance, boundless enthusiasm and intimate rapport with her audience. It was like I was on the set of Ally McBeal, but even better because […]

The Bangles Sold Out Show at The Coach House

The Bangles are one of my favorite 80’s bands. They really personify “girl power” as an all-female rock band that started in 1982. I’ve been meaning to see the Bangles for the longest time. Finally, I had the chance to witness this talented jangle pop rock group at the Coach House last June 6. Bangles started […]

Up Close and Personal with Jessie Bridges

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jessie Bridges. She is a talented young singer and the daughter of famous actor, Jeff Bridges. The first time I saw her was when she opened for The Abiders concert at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. She had exceptional stage presence, had real heart and soul […]

Jeff Bridges – Musician, Photographer, Actor, Sculptor, Humanitarian and “The Dude”

  There was no introduction or grand entrance for the ultimate artist, Academy Award winner, and Hollywood royalty Jeff Bridges. He performed April 24, Thursday at The Coach House San Juan Capistrano. Instead, he came down on the stage and proudly introduced his daughter, Jessie Bridges, as an opening act. The loving father mentioned the best […]

Yesterday and Today, the Interactive Beatles Experience at The Curtis Theatre in Brea

I did not have any plans of watching the show of “Yesterday and Today” last Saturday, April 15, The Interactive Beatles Experience but when a friend asked me to see the show, I was like why not, The Beatles are one of my all-time favorite bands. I grew up in a musical family and I […]