• Lady Brain Presents “Home is Where the Art is” Holiday Party and Clothing Drive

    On Sunday, December 8, San Diego’s own creative women’s collective Lady Brain Presents is kicking off the holiday season with their first annual holiday party and winter clothing drive. The free 21+ event will take place from 4-8pm at The Holding Company in Ocean Beach and feature female-fronted acts Chloe Lou and The Liddells (retro […]

  • How Did You Get Here?

    Recently, a friend asked me a question that took a bit of time to find the correct answer to. The question was: how did you get here? How did you make the journey to be a concert photographer? Thinking on that, I found that the answer actually might be more revealed in the question of […]

  • Aging Rockers and Fixed Incomes

    I’m 63 now and like many of my fellow boomers, grew up during a landmark time in music. In 1967 when I was 12, my parents uprooted me from my urban, big city life and friends in Chicago, and we moved into a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Chula Vista. Important life lessons went from “snitches […]

  • Doors of Change: An Environment of Trust

    It’s been a pretty rough start to the year. And if you’re like most folks you’ve probably had a few Savoy Brown lyrics running non-stop through your head… ‘troubled by these days and times…’ With such widespread angst, the question remains how do we make it better? Well, I have a recommendation. Instead of ingesting […]

  • Notes from Desert Trip

    Day One Day one of Desert Trip (or “Old-chella”) had all the bells and whistles of Coachella. The faint taste of sand in the mouth, black boogers snuggling in the nostrils, traffic, over-priced concessions, the scent of marijuana–yeah, you get the picture. But Desert Trip is more like Coachella’s grandpa. Owning an older crowd with […]

  • Hail the Conquering Groovies!

    Before Big Star, the Flamin’ Groovies was a band embraced by rock critics. This meant, of course, that the group was off the radar of most American teenagers and, to use that old show business cliche, they  couldn’t even “get arrested” in most cities. Glowing album reviews and positive reportage of live performances had to […]

  • The Spring Harp Festival Blows into La Mesa on Saturday, March 26

    Budd Willis and Harmonica John Frazer have put together another monster lineup for the 17th Annual Spring Harp Fest. Staged once again on the natural grass of Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa it’s a full day of headliners. This year the program showcases artist, composer, and producer Lee Oskar, the Grammy-nominated and BMA-winning James […]

  • MARTIN GRUSIN: A Loving Tribute from his Daughter

    I can’t tell you verbatim about the life and times of my father circa pre-Aryn, but, I can tell you what I’ve heard, and goes something like this… My father, Martin Grusin, was a jazz musician, he was a writer, an academic, a performer of the arts and amongst many other things a brilliant story […]

  • Ballads and Blues with Jeffrey Joe and Eric Freeman

    On Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage will welcome two finger-style guitar masters to its Poway stage. This all ages event will take place at Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park (14134 Midland Rd Poway, CA 92064). Admission is $15 for members and $18 standard. Students with school I.D. receive the member price, […]