Top Concerts Of 2017

I went to a lot of shows this year. They weren’t all great, but many of them were. Amazing, even. When you write about music, or take pictures at concerts, you sometimes get to witness moments that can have a lifelong impact at a greater rate than those that experience music in a more casual manner. These were my favorite concerts of the year. Sons … Continue reading Top Concerts Of 2017

Hurray For The Riff Raff-Hungry Ghost (VIDEO)

It’s been about 3 years since Hurray For The Riff Raff’s last record Small Town Heroes. Back in December “Rican Beach” came out with little fanfare despite being brilliant. Last week “Hungry Ghost” became the second single off the album. Both songs are completely different from the lo-fi folk we’ve grown accustom to from the Alynda Lee Segarra. “Hungry Ghost” is much more mainstream than … Continue reading Hurray For The Riff Raff-Hungry Ghost (VIDEO)

Way Over Yonder Fest-The First Annual Folk Fest On Santa Monica Pier

Sunny Santa Monica, California. The weather is always perfect and Happy Hour is from noon to seven every day. This idyllic suburb of Los Angeles was the perfect place to host an early fall music festival, and the folks who put on the Newport Folk Fest every year took full advantage. Moving it out west allowed some folks who may never have the opportunity to … Continue reading Way Over Yonder Fest-The First Annual Folk Fest On Santa Monica Pier

Hurray For The Riff Raff-Look Out Mama


Back in August of last year I did a short write up on the band Hurray For The Riff Raff. I had stumbled upon a release that combined some of their earlier EP’s into one full-length record and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Because it was really more of a compilation, there were definitely parts that seemed disjointed but it was all the same style and fit together sonically. At that time they were still well under the radar, with no one really talking about their music other than lead singer Alynda Lee Segarra’s work on the HBO series “Treme.” Now, with the title-track/lead single making it’s way around radio and blogs, Look Out Mama is looking to be a big hit for the band I said “catches the essence of America so brilliantly.” Continue reading “Hurray For The Riff Raff-Look Out Mama”