Monthly Archives: February 2013

Carrie Underwood Blows Me Away

Date: February 25, 2013 City: Oakland, CA Venue: Oracle Arena Artist: Carrie Underwood Opening Act(s): Hunter Hayes I’ve never been a fan of country music. I remember an aunt having the country radio station programmed in her car and feeling … Continue reading

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Lisa Loeb Shines in Coffeehouse Setting

Date: February 21, 2013 City: San Francisco, CA Venue: The Independent Artist: Lisa Loeb Opening Act(s): Satellite Lisa Loeb is touring to support her new album “No Fairy Tale”. I’ve been listening to and enjoying it on Spotify since I … Continue reading

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Bikram Yoga for Pirates

Date: October 18, 2012 City: San Francisco, CA Venue: The Regency Ballroom Artist: Adam Ant Opening Act(s): Brothers of Brazil I knew Adam Ant wasn’t looking too hot these days. Not that I found him attractive in the 80s. I … Continue reading

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“You Got Fins to the Left”

Date: March 8, 2012 City: San Jose, CA Venue: HP Pavilion Artist: Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band Opening Act(s): n/a In the late 90s, some friends went to a Jimmy Buffett show. The next day they couldn’t stop singing “Fins” and doing the … Continue reading

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Lenny Kravitz Oozes Sex Appeal on Valentine’s Day

Date: February 14, 2012 City: Oakland, CA Venue: Fox Theater Artist: Lenny Kravitz Opening Act(s): Raphael Saadiq The “Science of Rock-n-Roll” exhibit in Kansas City mentioned “Music Goggles” (see photo below). While I don’t personally find Lenny Kravitz all that … Continue reading

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He Writes the Songs

Date: December 6, 2012 City: San Jose, CA Venue: HP Pavilion Artist: Barry Manilow Opening Act(s): n/a I’ve been making it a point to see the legends before they die. I believe Barry Manilow is a legend. He’s had a residency in Vegas for quite … Continue reading

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Dashboard Confessional Solo Acoustic

Date: January 19, 2012 City: San Francisco, CA Venue: Slim’s Artist: Dashboard Confessional Opening Act(s): Barcelona Dashboard Confessional is Chris Carrabba’s solo project that overtime became a full band. I had seen Dashboard three of four times before. It seemed … Continue reading

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