Thursday, May 14, 2020
The show will not go on this year.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Jaime Silva and Miriam Miranda are the new owners of Silva’s Nightclub in Monterey, the venue formerly known as The Jade Lounge. Silva says he's been in love with the venue since he was 18 years old, back when it was Planet Gemini; he recalls telling the then-owner, Anthony Lane, that he wou…
Thursday, February 13, 2020
1. Death of a Gangster Murder Mystery—Folktale Winery, Friday
Thursday, February 06, 2020
1. AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am—Pebble Beach, Friday-Sunday
Thursday, January 30, 2020
1. North American Indian photographic plates—Curtis Gallery, Friday
Thursday, January 23, 2020
1. Beyond Glory—Pink Flamingo Theater, Friday-Saturday
Friday, January 17, 2020
After meeting in Denmark during the 2011 Tønder Folk Festival, Anna Lindblad of Sweden, Maja Kjær Jacobsen of Denmark, and Elise Wessel Hildrum of Norway performed together for the first time in a “roaring session that engulfed the backstage bar.” Three years, and a few more “roaring session…
Thursday, January 09, 2020
1. Rock Legends Tribute Concert—Golden Bough Theatre, Friday-Sunday
Thursday, January 02, 2020
1. Ice Skating by the Bay—Custom House Plaza, Friday-Sunday
Friday, December 20, 2019
1. Comedian Liza Treyger—Friday, Studio 105
Thursday, December 12, 2019
1. Christmas on the Wharf—Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Friday-Sunday
Friday, December 06, 2019
1. Christmas on the Wharf—Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Friday-Sunday
Thursday, November 28, 2019
1. Holiday Tree Lighting—Cannery Row, Friday
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
For over 25 years peace, unity and consciousness has been the charge of the B-Side Players musical mission. “The message behind the music, it can get deep if you want it to...but making people dance and having a good time is our priority,” says frontman and founder Karlos Paez.
Friday, November 22, 2019
1. Joanna Newsom—Sunset Center, Friday
Thursday, November 14, 2019
1. Robert Cray—Golden State Theatre, Friday
Friday, November 08, 2019
1. Amy Obenski—East Village Coffee Lounge, Friday
Friday, November 01, 2019
By the end of his current "Crown of Eternity" tour, multi-instrumentalist and composer Mike Tamburo will have performed over 80 times in cities across the country. In that same span, seeing more of the highway than his home, Tamburo will also have released two new albums (Aquarian Drifter in…
1. Monterey Plays—Carl Cherry Center, Friday-Saturday
Friday, October 18, 2019
1. Raise Hell: The Life and Time of Molly Ivins—Osio Theater, Friday-Sunday
Thursday, October 10, 2019
1. B & The Hives—Henry Miller Library, Friday
Monday, September 30, 2019
For Donna Grantis, the three-day Monterey Jazz Festival was more like a three-hour event.
In its 62nd year, the Monterey Jazz Festival brought a vast range of music to the Monterey County Fair and Event Center this weekend, from classics to experimental music to non-jazz genres like that blues.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
There was no shortage of cool musical options on a frigid Friday night at the Fairgrounds. Allison Miller and Derrick Hodges’ tribute to the late pianist Mary Lou Williams was lovely, with especially plaintive vocals from Jean Baylor, Johnaye Kendrick and Michael Mayo on “It Ain’t Necessaril…
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Only New Orleans could have produced a band like Cha Wa. They mix up that city’s more iconic music genres—jazz, second line, funk and brass—but add to the pot a big helping of Mardi Gras Indian culture and music. That is a century-old subculture of African-Americans who have inherited or ado…
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Someone once quipped “those who can do, those who can’t teach.”
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
When Ann Hampton Callaway steps onstage in Studio 105 this weekend, it will mark the completion of a trek which began last January, when nasty weather forced numerous flight cancellations that preempted her arrival for a scheduled gig here.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
For the first time since 1960, the Monterey Jazz Festival will not take place on the third weekend in September.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
The Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Orchestra boasts about bringing up new talent in the genre. In the case of Seaside native Tanya Darby, there's been a nicely linear story to follow: She performed in the Next Gen orchestra as a student, then returned earlier this year as a judge.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Anthony Lane was true to his word.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Tyler Farr has had a circuitous route to becoming a celebrated country star. At 21, the classically-trained opera singer, left his native Missouri and took off for Nashville eager to be a country star. From there, he spent years as a physical laborer, short order cook, construction worker, l…
Monday, April 23, 2018
Back in August 2013, Modest Mouse’s closing set left attendees of the inaugural two-day First City Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds salivating for more. Unfortunately, Monterey’s boutique, indie-rock fest only lasted through its sophomore year, but the two years of First City left…
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The world-famous Monterey Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for their 61st year, which includes many returning acts like Wynton Marsalis, Lucinda Williams and Charles Lloyd.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Six decades is a lot of music to remember and pay tribute to, but the Monterey Jazz Festival pulled it off in style this past weekend.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Guitarist and singer Jacob Ellzey wanted to play more high energy rock and roll after the now-disbanded garage rockers The Pipsqueaks stopped playing shows, so with the help of bassist Alex Vareljian and drummer Evan Hildebrand, Shoobies became another garage rock trio.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Fifty years later, it's happening again. And many festival-goers and a strong cast of performers showed up for both events the original Monterey Pop and its reincarnation a half century later.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Previously unreleased performances from Grateful Dead and Laura Nyro at the historic 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival are featured on a new album that was released on June 9 in anticipation of the 50th-anniversary Pop Fest that kicks off Friday.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Robert Greenberg loves classical music as if it were a redemptive savior. He writes books on the subject, lectures in the Great Courses series on it, serves as music historian-in-residence with San Francisco Performances, teaches, plays, composes, lives and breathes the music. Here—prior to …
Monday, January 23, 2017
The Monterey Bay Blues Festival had chugged along for 27 years, bringing such talents to the Monterey County Fairgrounds as BB King, Etta James, The Neville Brothers, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo and Glady Knight. Not to mention regional and up-and-coming acts.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Open Sky Radio, a non-profit broadcast station, has produced an hour-plus radio tribute to the late-musician Larry Hosford that will air on Dec. 10.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Some things go great with festivals: nature, friends, camping.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
The first actual concert of the pre-event lead-up to Saturday night’s opening of the 2016 Carmel Bach Festival is now officially in the books as a sold-out crowd was treated to a gorgeous happy hour show in the intimate confines of the Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Mystery Lights have migrated from Monterey to the busy streets of New York, but their brand of loud and fast, bluesy garage rock hasn’t changed.
Friday, May 27, 2016
It's a prodigious lineup long on big names and reggae institutions, and one best experienced from the lawns and seats of Monterey County Fairgrounds.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Some things just have to be experienced to be understood.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
at the Monterey Fairgrounds, May 27-29, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The barrels are listening.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
A collection of early jazz recordings, including works by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton, has been meticulously archived and released online.
Monday, March 07, 2016
The head of music at Paradigm Talent Agency and Monterey Peninsula local Chip Hooper died this past Saturday after battling cancer. He was 53.