Back in the day I was privileged enough to be in the room while Martha Quinn from MTV interviewed Van Halen frontman, David Lee Roth. Martha asked (and I paraphrase) “Dave, you’ve been in the biz for a long time now. What’s the secret to making it in rock n roll?” He paused and then […]Read more "Why I Won't Be Watching the Grammy Awards Tonight"
For every example of the music business losing money on the digital revolution, there are examples of ways they profit – revenue streams that didn’t even exist a few years ago like phone apps and games. For example – as of now – any troubadour, with a few bucks and a well-told tale can submit […]Read more "Why You Should Be on Rock Band."
Jan 16 Boat and Head Like a Kite at the Crocodile. Jan 16 Wild Orchid Children and Thee Emergency at the Blue Moon Tavern. Jan 19 has Showbox SoDo has George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Jan 20 at the Triple Door Asobi Seksu acoustic. Jan 21 Fruit Bats at Vera Project. Jan 22 Steve Earle […]Read more "Upcoming Shows"
There are stages to your career. Early, you must do 3 things: Do what you love. Write what you know. Work your craft. After you get a break. Remember, this is your opportunity to prove yourself. Get good representation. Have fun. This might be your only time. This is when most acts fail, because now […]Read more "How To Be A Rock Star"
Steve Pearson had the line of the night. “The next time I see this many old friends in one place it’s gonna be at my funeral.” British Racing Green opened the sold out New Years Eve show at China Harbor last night. They graced us with several BRG ditties, a few Steve Pearson songs and […]Read more "About Last Night"
Add to the previous lists of great upcoming gigs… Jan 2, Japanther, Champagne Champagne and They Live at the Comet Tavern. Jan 2, The Paperboys at the Tractor Tavern. Jan 3, Curtis Salgado and the Stilettos at Jazz Alley. Jan 8 Grand Hallway and Black Whales at the Tractor Tavern. Yummie. Jan 9 Hey Marseilles […]Read more "More Great Shows in January"
In case you were drunk, asleep or distracted last night, Soundgarden announced a reunion. Frontman, Chris Cornell tweeted the following: “The 12 year break is over & school is back in session.” This confirms one of the worst kept secrets in town. They boys have been quietly meeting for months. I was sworn to secrecy, […]Read more "Rock Royalty Returns"