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ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SHAPESHIFTERS  As aging Rock Gods go Plant certainly looks like a man who has enjoyed the pleasures and pain of a hedonistic lifestyle. Ravaged and bearded he may be but he can certainly hold an audience in the palm of his hand.  He is currently touring his upcoming album Lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar with his band The Sensational Space Shifters and I got to see it at The Roundhouse in London. Actually, just about see, even though I was there pretty early I was nowhere near the front of the crowd. Fortunately the venue is not that huge so even standing well back was not a major disadvantage.   I rather imagined the audience to be made up of old guys hoping to see a slither of  Led Zep, sure there must have been some and sure there was a lot of grey hair b . . .

Eric Burdon Celebrates Birthday in Style
L Paul Mann

It was a festive turnout for local resident Eric Burdon’s birthday concert and celebration at the beautifully remodeled Libbey Bowl, in downtown Ojai, California, Saturday night May 17th. The show began with a full set by Santa Barbara band, Dishwalla, who are back on the road after a long hiatus, with new singer Justin Fox... Read the full Review Here

Rock Against MS
L Paul Mann

A small army of veteran rock stars descended upon the legendary Whiskey A Go-Go nightclub, on the infamous Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California, March 26th. The occasion, the 2nd Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert, spawned a marathon rock show and party, lasting over eight hours... Read the full Review Here

Vans Warped Tour Pre-Party
L Paul Mann

Kevin Lyman, creator of the Vans Warped Tour, one of the longest running music festivals in American history, held his annual kick off party, April 1st, in Los Angeles. Many of this years musical performers were on hand to great the press... Read the full Review Here

Kenny Rodgers Plays Chumash Casino
L Paul Mann

American singer Kenny Rogers brought his live show to an adulant sold out audience at the Chumash Casino Resort, on the first day of Spring, March 20th... Read the full Review Here

Jeff Bridges Plays Local Benefit
L Paul Mann

he historic Lobero theater in downtown Santa Barbara overflowed with a standing room only sold out crowd, Saturday night April 5th. The benefit concert was for Samo, a local teenage musician fighting a devastating heart virus... Read the full Review Here

Secret Show : Aerosmith and Slash
L Paul Mann

One of America's most iconic classic rock bands, Aerosmith, announced a new summer world tour, during a secret showcase concert at one of the Sunset Strip's most legendary nightclubs, the Whiskey A Go-Go... Read the full Review Here

Joseph Dean Osgood Launches New Single
Alexia Axxe

Thursday night saw the launch of new single and video screening by Joseph Dean Osgood. At a crowded event packed with loyal fans, Joe and his band performed his new single "She's So Fine"... Read the full Review Here

New Additions to South West Four

The trance stage is traditionally a massive highlight of our SW4 Saturday session, with the genre’s community of fans embarking on the al fresco environment of Clapham Common in their thousands!... Read the full Release Here

40th Anniversary Celebrations at Sonisphere

014 coincides with the 40th anniversary of live music at the legendary grounds of Knebworth House, and to celebrate, some very special events will be taking place over the course of the weekend and beyond... Read the full Release Here