On September 23, 2023, Project Angel Food’s highly anticipated summer gala, the Angel Awards, returned after a three-year pandemic hiatus, and took place under the stars just outside the agency’s kitchen on Vine Street in Hollywood. The parking lot was transformed from the launch pad of 125,000 meals per month, to one of the most beautiful event […]
From my music journalism archive. This review (with photo gallery) is featured on VintageRock.com. While wildfires were scorching vast swaths through residential neighborhoods and the countryside in record Southern California temperatures, Pechanga Theater in Temecula was heating up with one of rock’s fiercest acts. Alice Cooper performed a “Paranormal Evening” of classics to the packed […]
Oderus Urungus GWAR The Glass House Pomona, California November 13, 2011
Ian Gillan House of Blues Anaheim, California September 14, 2006 I snapped this photo at HOB Anaheim during Ian’s ‘Gillan’s Inn’ solo tour. A double-live album titled Ian Gillan ‘Live in Anaheim’, was recorded on this night and released in 2008. One of my favorite singer’s, Ian has always been on the list of my […]
Going through the tens-of-thousands of images I’ve amassed over the years, I’ve found some really beautiful shots in my music photography archive. Some of the bands that I’ve taken photos of have disbanded or have changed lineups. Some of the artists have died. A few of the unheard of and up-and-coming bands that I photographed […]
There will always be that sparring debate over which band has been the most influential in the world of hard rock.
Summer rock festivals are here.
It goes without saying that someone who makes people happy will be missed when they die. Truly, Taylor Hawkins is one of those someones. Taylor HawkinsCal Jam ‘18October 6, 2018Glen Helen AmphitheaterSan Bernadino, Californiaphoto: Charlie Steffens
Three bands: X, Los Lobos, and The Blasters, embodying the authentic cultural diversity that is the true LA, brought live music to the Pacific Amphitheater on August 1st. Amid an Orange County crowd, too often split by extreme political factions, the irony of rockabilly, Chicano, and punk music coming together was not lost on many. […]
Billy Sheehan and Eric Martin Mr BigJune 23, 2017Canyon ClubAgoura Hills, California Missing the things we took for granted? What I’d give to see live music, a movie, and be able to just basically roam—maskless—without fear of becoming sick. In the meantime we can all do the best we can and be excellent to each […]