Brian Setzer, in fine voice and slinging his trademark Gretch guitar, brought an old-time variety show vibe to the Universal Amphitheatre on Saturday night (12/18).
In her return to Los Angeles, Welsh singer-songwriter Jem brought the hits but lost some of the intimacy that made her earlier visit crackle with energy.
Working through a bout of allergy / sinus issues most of the day, I was on the fence about venturing into clubland to see Bob Schneider and opening act Aslyn. An invite from Aslyn’s publicist made the choice a lot easier – you don’t take comp tix for granted.
On Friday (12/3), Jane Monheit winked, wiggled and used her considerable vocal talents to dazzle in a solid but short-feeling show.
The Stubb’s BBQ stage in Austin on Saturday night played out like a highlight reel of favorite Austin City Limits programs, with the reunited Mavericks followed by Patti Griffin, who turned the stage over to the Old 97’s in the midnight hour.
A buzz is building in America over the talents of this young girl from England, who stumbled into a music career after trying out for a talent show. Just shy of her 17th birthday, Stone possesses a preternaturally-seasoned voice of remarkable facility and expression, perfectly suited to the soul-flavored material on her debut album. Legend […]
SXSW Thursday, March 18th Getting a first solid look at the South By Southwest band schedule in the context of distance and travel time can put a travel-weary journalist in a quandry: What to zero in on during the first night in town?