Driving up to the tiny California mountain town of Santa Ynez on Friday, March 22nd, the landscape looked much like the rolling green hills of Ireland, after near-record rainfalls ended a seven-year drought all across the state. The bucolic scenery was a fitting backdrop for a Flogging Molly concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in the heart of the Santa Ynez mountains.
Arlo Guthrie returned to Santa Barbara’s historic Lobero theater to play a sold-out concert on Tuesday, March 19th. The iconic singer-songwriter, most famous for his anti-war protest anthem, Alice’s Restaurant, celebrated that song’s 50th anniversary two years ago, with a concert that was one of many that he has played at the Lobero.
Travis Barker who is best known as the drummer of Blink 182 successfully brought the 12th annual Musink festival to Orange County Fairgrounds, March 8th to 10th. The three-day music, tattoo, and classic car event culminated Sunday with a retro Punk music line up featuring six veteran bands.The fairgrounds somehow provided the perfect backdrop for the uniquely Southern California gathering.
The legendary Roxy theater on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood has been a showcase venue for some of the biggest names in rock music for over 45 years. The tradition continued on March 12th when 90’s Alt rock powerhouse bands Bush and Live played a secret show sponsored by local radio station KROQ.
L. Paul Mann An appreciative audience packed the tiny Ojai Underground Exchange for an extraordinary concert Sunday, March 3rd. The small venue is a combination dance studio and performance […]
TSOL and Dead Kennedys at the 12th Annual Musink Festival Photo Credit L/ Paul Mann For Vandala Magazine
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