Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Revisited: Street Drum Corps at Vinyl Las Vegas

27 Jan

Last night I had the chance to check out Street Drum Corps inside Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel.  If you don’t know, Street Drum Corps is a high energy, drum and percussion show from Los Angeles. Last night they had some special guests including Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction and Adrian Young of No Doubt.

Photo credit courtesy of © Erik Kabik/ erikkabik.com.


Photos:Dave Matthews Performs at 9th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit

13 Mar

I wanted to share some really awesome photos Erik Kabik (www.erikkabik.com) was able to capture over the weekend at the 9th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos in Los Angeles, CA on March 11.  The event which Dave Matthews was on hand to provide the entertainment, was co-chaired by Leslie Mann & Judd Apatow and brought together the entertainment, arts, fashion and philanthropic communities in Los Angeles to raise funds for Stuart House. For those who are unfamiliar, Stuart House provides free, 24-hour emergency medical care, state-of-the-art forensic services, professional counseling, advocacy, Court School and other services to help child victims and their families recover from the trauma of sexual abuse.

Also pictured: Alice Cooper, James Van Der Beek, Ricky Schroeder, Matt Sorum, Adrienne Harper, Steven Tyler


New Music Tuesday: Foster The People – TORCHES

24 May

Today is a special day and not just because it is Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday.  Today Foster The People officially released their debut album, TORCHES. Before I go on, please get this album because I promise you won’t be disappointed.

From beginning to end this disc is simply, awesome.  While “Helena Beat,” “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Houdini” are the only tracks many have heard, would you believe it if I told you none of those are the best songs on the CD? While I do indeed love those songs, “Call It What You Want,” “Miss You” and “Warrant” could all be considered the top track.

I compare TORCHES to Maroon 5’s Songs About Jane for the simple fact that I can’t recall a debut album having so much potential for hit after hit since.

Also I’ve been fortunate enough to see these guys four times already and if you can somehow swindle your way into one of their shows (just about every date is sold out), you’ll really see what these fellas are made of; talented musicians on the rise.

Check out their performance of “Helena Beat” on Jimmy Kimmel last night.

Get Your @DJVice Rock The Rabbit T-Shirt

15 Apr

Check it out, this is really cool and supports a great cause.  Our friend and not to mention an incredible talent, DJ Vice has a DJ Vice – Rock The Rabbit T-shirt available for pre-sale right now at playboy.com.  Not only will you get yourself a wicked cool limited edition t-shirt but a portion of the proceeds will benefit Music Unites, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding sustainable music education programs in underserved communities. Order your shirt now!