Sunset and Vines – Rock ‘n Roll Wine Uncorks At The Sunset Strip Music Festival

Rock has a reputation for being a beer and whiskey kinda night. OK, maybe a rum and coke, then a shot of tequila, then eleventy beers kinda night. But somewhere along the way, I traded in my plastic tumbler for a wine glass. If I drink much at all, I strictly drink wine. It seems … More Sunset and Vines – Rock ‘n Roll Wine Uncorks At The Sunset Strip Music Festival

Wolfmother Serves Epicenter Festival A Cosmic Egg, Sunny Side Up

The host hazy and dusty race tracks are not the normal habitat of wolves. No, I picture wolves living in the misty mountain hops of vampire infested forests up in Northern America. But I wasn’t interested in spotting your average wolves. I was jonesing to see the kind of hard rock wolves who are native … More Wolfmother Serves Epicenter Festival A Cosmic Egg, Sunny Side Up

Bikini Beats – Calvin Harris Makes A Humanthesizer

Ut oh. Another reason to work out… A LOT. With electro tunes, ecstasy and Sparks, there isn’t much reason needed for nu rave kids to shed their clothes and rub up against each other on the dance floor, but Calvin has created another reason to wear nothing but one of those lame American Apparel bikinis … More Bikini Beats – Calvin Harris Makes A Humanthesizer

The Voice Project debuts in Hollywood – Pass It On!

Tuesday night was the first official The Voice Project fundraiser event. The Voice Project Foundation is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation. The foundation’s mission is to raise awareness and financial support for those using art to enact meaningful social change by using art for said change. Hunter Heaney and I conceived this organization back in … More The Voice Project debuts in Hollywood – Pass It On!

Space Oddities – Looking For Rock In All The Weird Places

Space Oddities – Looking For Rock In All The Weird Places by Ali MacLean In this town, it’s easy to get jaded. Every club or party these days seems to need to top some pinnacle of bacchanale… a regular night with drinks and music just wont do. A warehouse rave is just ordinary. It has … More Space Oddities – Looking For Rock In All The Weird Places

Worn Free T Shirts – A Little Bit Comfy, A Little Bit Rock N Roll

The people at Worn Free Tees had the ingenious idea to license and recreate old soft worn in rock tees that have been seen on some of the greatest rock n roll stars of our time. Culling from the archive photos and closets of legends like Joey Ramone, John Lennon, Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, Kurt … More Worn Free T Shirts – A Little Bit Comfy, A Little Bit Rock N Roll

Detroit Rocks This City – Von Bondies Shake Up The Strip

I’ve been hustling my little bunny tail all over Southern California recently. Lately, I’m in high demand to cover shows. But once you enter the realm of music journalism, the shows become work and it’s hard to detach from being the observer, rather than the music fan. Sometimes you just want to have a blast, … More Detroit Rocks This City – Von Bondies Shake Up The Strip

Love And Rockets So Alive Again With Tribute Album

Not only does this tribute feature my childhood hometown musical hero, Black Francis, but it also boasts Maynard from Tool, The Flaming Lips, A Place To Bury Strangers, Chantal from Morningwood and my favorite San Francisco Silverlakers, Film School. Plus it was produced with love (and rockets) by Christopher the Minister from Sirius Radio and … More Love And Rockets So Alive Again With Tribute Album

Smooth Sailin’ – Yacht Rock Putting The Hard On In Chardonnay

When I was little, I used to pour over my Dad’s records, which were mostly divided into two camps: Beatles and Rolling Stones. I loved the colorful Beatles record jackets, especially Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt. Peppers. The Stones records intrigued me; I knew the zipper on Sticky Fingers records was something I wasn’t supposed … More Smooth Sailin’ – Yacht Rock Putting The Hard On In Chardonnay