Ani DiFranco Inspires the Orpheum (Concert Review)

ANI DIFRANCO at the Orpheum Theatre – March 24, 2012 It’s not that she’s wiser or less incensed, maybe not even that’s she’s feeling more joy and less shame, but something about Ani DiFranco has evened out over the years. One could chalk it up to age and motherhood, and likely she would herself, but […]

Sinéad O’Connor Burns Up the El Rey – Concert Review

SINÉAD O’CONNOR at the El Rey Theatre – February 21, 2012 There’s a certain type of performer with a spark or fire that commands a room even in their silence.  It’s something beyond talent or skill, perhaps better classified as electro-magnetic. Maybe this is obvious, but Sinéad O’Connor has it in spades. Whatever this intangible […]

Women Who Rock Exhibit

A trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, is a must at some point for every music lover. For anybody nearby now would be a good time, before the “WOMEN WHO ROCK” exhibit closes on Feb 26, 2012. No other museum has put together a tribute to rockin’ females, much […]