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October 7, 2016 // 1 Comment

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Having never seen Eric Sardinas in concert before, I was looking forward to this show with great anticipation. I’m a big fan of the opening act, The Taz Taylor Band so this [...]

To Form a More Perfect Union in Blues

September 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

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"Diana Rein and the Papermoon Gypsys brought a rollicking show to the Blue Beet. Diana's bluesy voice and Kenny 'Big Daddy' Williams' blistering lead guitar on their version of Jimi Hendrix' classic "Stone Free" showed why they're one of the hottest new groups on the scene today. Rein's guitar propels the music with a rocking sound, the interplay of her guitar carrying both rhythm and some excellent solo work. All told, Diana Rein and the Papermoon Gypsys provide a hard driving blues sound that's hard to beat" - Ed Simon, LOS ANGELES BEAT [...]

Death By Sunshine

September 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

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Death By Sunshine, the new release by Michael Lee Jackson. This is a rock release that relies on finesse rather than a sledgehammer. Finely woven layers of instrumentation [...]


July 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

At a time when there's nary a quality Presidential candidate in sight, thank goodness there's still some quality Blues acts! Straight Outta L.A., the Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars are here to save the day. Catch them live at the Pop-Up Blues Festival at Harvelle's in Long Beach on Thursday, July 21, and also at Concerts In The Park in Manhattan Beach on Sunday, July 24. More at [...]

Diana Rein: Lady Shreds the Blues

May 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Long Road by Diana Rein is a wonderful collection of songs with a sense of passion in every note and a view into the life of a female artist that has truly paid her dues. Like the atypical Blues at the crossroads moment when a person can choose fame or faith, she made the choice to follow her heart with faith in herself and found fame worth having. [...]

November 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Performance Alert: Anni Piper to Perform at Crawdaddy’s N’awlins Grill & Raw Bar Australian blues artist Anni Piper performs 7 p.m. Saturday night at [...]