A Concert Review of Don McLean’s Timeless Performance at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano

Since my early days in primary school, I’ve been an avid fan of Don McLean. In the late ’70s or early ’80s, we had a massive stereo at home where I would often play my vinyl records. One day, I stumbled upon Don McLean’s American Pie album without knowing much about him. Intrigued by the […]

The ’80s called, they want Flock of Seagulls back

What comes first, the hairstyle or the hit song? If you remember the iconic hair of Mike Score, the lead vocalist of A Flock of Seagulls, then you should know their hit song “I Ran” and his ultimately styled famous hair. According to UK Daily Record, it wasn’t Kajagoogoo star Limahl’s hedgehog mullet or The […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Concert Review on Missing Persons’ Dale Bozzio

Thirty years have gone by and their music still sounds beautiful. Dale Bozzio, front person of Missing Persons and the Lady Gaga of her generation, performed all the Missing Persons’ ’80s classic hits – “Words”, “Destination Unknown”, and “Walking in LA” last January 19 at The Coach House. The first song she performed was “Mental […]

Gin Blossoms at The Coach House – Concert Review

Being an alternative rock fan, I was eagerly anticipating the Gin Blossoms concert last Thurs., Sept. 26th at The Coach House. I always loved their hit song, “Till I Hear It From You,” from the movie soundtrack of Empire Records. Upon seeing them, the chemistry and high-octane energy between the band members was intense. Robin […]

ABC Band, Still has that Look of Love

Being an ’80s fanatic, I was eagerly anticipating the ABC concert debut at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. It was Father’s Day that night, so it was a full day of celebration. I planned to bring my whole family to this concert ever since I learned they were playing. I decided my kids should […]

A Little Tenderness at The Coach House with The English Beat

It didn’t take long for the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano to be filled that Saturday night, April 13th. The English Beat performed that night headed by Dave Wakeling.  Dave sported a black golf shirt and black pants with a clean cut look. As he entered the stage, he tested his guitar and smiled […]