The Winery Dogs The Regent May 17, 2023

Photography by Alex Kluft

NAMM 2023

David Khorsandi Photography

Geoff Tate The Rainbow 4/16/2023

photography by Alex Kluft

Geoff Tate at Rainbow Bar & Grill, West Hollywood, CA, USA

Greta Van Fleet Reno Events Center 3/26/2023

Photography by Shanda Golden of In the Vault with Shanda Golden

Ace Frehley The Whisky A Go Go 2/27/2023

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Eric Johnson at the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills, CA February 2023

By Alex Kluft

Guitar legend Eric Johnson played the Saban Theater last night in Beverly Hills, CA. Johnson’s career started at the age of 15 and after being in several bands released a debut solo album in 1986 titled Tones and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Instrumental with “Zap.” At the age of 32 Johnson had his first Guitar Player cover. Four years later Johnson released his breakthrough second album Ah Via Musicom which received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Instrumental and won Best Rock Instrumental with “Cliffs of Dover.” In total Johnson has been nominated for eight Grammys. Over the next 32 years Johnson would release another 10 albums with the most being released last year The Book of Making/ Yesterday Meets Today. Johnson was also part of the first G3 tour with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai and again in 2000 and 2006. 

Johnson started the set acoustically with bassist Roscoe Beck on “Resolution.” After the first five songs Johnson moved to piano for “Song for Lynette” and guitarist/keyboardist Dave Scher and drummer Wayne Salzmann joined in. Johnson went back to guitar for the following song “Dusty” and continued with another six songs until an intermission. Johnson and his band returned for a 13 song electric set. The show totaled 2.5 hours. The electric set opened with “Manhattan” and the third song “Open Road” was dedicated to everybody’s guitar hero Jeff Beck. 

Johnson continued with “Desert Rose” and  an extended “Cliffs of Dover.” Johnson came back for a two song encore of “S.R.V.” and “Zap.”

“Let’s Ride” Equestrian Benefit with Kiki Ebsen, Laurence Juber, Peter Asher, Gary Stockdale, Marc Mann, Jeff Alan Ross, Trent Stroh, electric Wings set with ‘Airfoil’ band, MoonDrop and more at BL Dancehall in Agoura CA

Kiki Ebsen

Steve Lawrence 

Scott Breadman

Laurence Juber 

John Jorgensen 


Chris Ralles

David Blassuci

Jere S. Mendelsohn 

Cara Lee

Jeff Alan Ross

Marc Mann

Bill Cinque

Peter Asher

Gary Stockdale 

Trent Stroh

Christopher Allis

Sunday 1/29 at BL Dancehall in Agoura CA

electric Wings set with ‘Airfoil’ band


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The Moby Dicks The Whisky February 2023

Nick Hexum of 311 and the Hacienda Garage Band and Dads of Distortion at Foundation for LVUSD fundraiser at The Canyon Agoura February 2023

The Canyon Club hosted The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools first “Battle of the Bands” with LVUSD parent bands Dads of Distortion and Hacienda Garage Band with a special appearance by Nick_Hexum of 311 and his daughter Echo, along with.students bands CHS’s PRIMI & AHS’s Threshold with Las Virgenes Unified School District Staff band Doc Step and the Expendables. A fun, family event to support all the programs at the LVUSD schools.

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Doug Aldrich Rudy Sarzo Keith St. John Joe Travers Sean McNabb Rick Stier All star Jam Metal Hall of Fame Canyon Agoura 2023

Twisted Sister Steve Vai and Mike Portnoy Metal Hall of Fame Canyon Agoura 2023

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Kenny Loggins The Saban Theater Beverly Hills 1/20/2023

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Kenny Loggins performed at the Saban Theater Friday Night (1/20). In the 70’s Loggins had already made a name for himself with his partner Jim Messina. Then in 1977 Loggins released his first solo album Celebrate Me Home, followed by Nightwatch. Loggins would then collaborate with Michael McDonald co-writing “What A Fool Believes” which won them both a Grammy for Song of the Year in 1980 and hit number 1 on the Pop chart. “This Is It,” another Loggins/McDonald collaboration, became the theme of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament from 1980-1981 and won the Grammy for Best Male Vocal Pop Performance.

In the 80’s, Loggins would go on to become the king of movie soundtracks writing/recording themes and other memorable songs for Caddyshack, Top Gun, and Footloose. Loggins would also be featured on “We Are the World” and performed at Live Aid. Loggins would continue releasing albums until 2009. In the 90’s Loggins released “Return to Pooh Corner” and performed in front of 500,000 people at “The National Mall” in Washington D.C. for Earth Day. Over the last decade Loggins and McDonald were featured on Thundercat’s “Show You the Way. Loggins would appear on Grace and Frankie, Family Guy, Archer, and in the video game Grand Theft Auto V. This past October Loggins and Messina would reunite for a historic two nights at the Hollywood Bowl.
Before Loggins took the stage a montage of his movie tracks and historic performances like Live Aid played. Loggins joined his band for “Love Has Come To Age,” before sitting down for a few acoustic songs starting with “Danny’s Sons.” The following song “Return to Pooh Corner” had a humorous story involving Loggins dating the daughter of the Disney CEO Donn Tatum at the time of having lawsuits over the original song in 1971 and then the lawsuits being called off. The hits continued with “Whenever I Call You Friend,” and his version of “What A Fool Believes,” which was released before the Doobie Brothers. Starting on song 12 the dance marathon and movie hits kicked off with “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack, followed by “Playing With the Boys” from the volleyball scene in Top Gun which has been recreated numerous times including in Family Guy. “Danger Zone” also from Top Gun and the new film Top Gun: Maverick, “Footloose” from the movie of the same name. The closing song was “Forever.” Just a few days before the show Loggins announced his farewell tour so if you missed this show you’ll have another chance to see him at the YouTube Theater October 27th.

Bowl for Ronnie Pinz Bowling Center November 2022

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