September 8, 2014

The Return Of... Coldfinger!!!


http://andresinstitute.org/?page_id=2496


Yes indeed, it's closing in! Grab yer tix right here: www.andresinstitute.org

Doors are @7pm Come by and have a bite with us. Food by Kun Garden Chinese and the 3 Sister Snack Bar. See some old faces before the music starts and secure your place on the dance floor. Bring an I phone, shoot some video and join in the reunion project with us by contributing to our Kickstarter campaign! 


30 years ago a group of youngsters from Hollis N.H. met in a cold room above the garage at the flea market with one dream - to rock! 7 years later and dozens of shows that took them throughout New England into New York, Coldfinger had amassed a fiercely loyal following and a vast repertoire of classic rock hits, deep cuts and original jams. The final 6 members still make music to this day living in the various corners of the USA. They reunite for a one-off, one-time weekend of insanity! Remember when you used to say - "Are you going to Coldfingah?? I AMMM!"

August 27, 2014

Jacaranda Veranda August 23


A big thanks from myself and the band to John and Suzanne and everyone who came out to the Jacaranda Veranda concert on Aug 23. We sure had a great time and sure are happy you enjoyed the music! Click the picture to download your copy of Line Of Sight and name your price. All money paid goes straight to the artist. Hope you enjoy!

August 5, 2014

Mas Out There - Aug 9


I am thrilled to be joining these visionary artists in bringing you Mas Out There! Live music, video, dance, arts and design all co-mingle in a true collaboration. You can be normal, and you can be out there - but we invite you to be...  Mas Out There!

FREE summer concerts at California Plaza in DTLA

Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli) and Reyes Rodriguez (Tropico de Nopal)

These cultural raconteurs explore the sights, sounds, and cultural fringes of the universe.

Directions + parking: http://bit.ly/17oU9ol
More info: www.grandperformances.org

@grandperfs
#grandperformances

June 16, 2014

Live Performance Culver City Wed June 18 6-9PM


Nick Luca with his new band, featuring Joel Patterson (drums), Greg Cortez (guitar) and Jimi Hawes (bass), performing live! free! all ages!

Culver City, CA - Culver Hotel Outdoor Plaza  - Wed, June 18 - 6 to 9 PM

The band is firing up the ol' engines and gettin' ready to roar out on the streets of sunny Cal-i-for-ni-a. The city known as Culver has been putting on 3rd Wednesdays events each month to delighted crowds. This Wednesday, June 18 has been named a Top Pick of the week by the LA Weekly. They write:

Culver City Neighborhood Happy Hour Just in time for more hot weather, Culver City host its third neighborhood happy hour, featuring spiked lemonade. Check in at Melrose Mac or Lundeen's Gifts and pick up a "passport," with a list of participating restaurants, bars and retail shops. You then get this stamped each time with each sample of hard lemonade (non-alcoholic options available). There's a raffle at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and live music throughout downtown Culver City.
WHAT: Culver City Neighborhood Happy Hour
WHEN: Wednesday, June 18, 5-9 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Culver City
COST: No entrance fee; discounts available at restaurants, bars and shops

See you there!

March 18, 2014

New album from Particle Wave - Grand Unifier




I had the pleasure of co-producing So Cal band Particle Wave and their third album, Grand Unifier. Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Greg Maechling came to me with a great batch of tunes and I could immediately hear not only his growth as an artist, but also the direction and sound of the band (Chase Harris – Drums, Bryce Stoddart – Guitar, Brian Arthurs – Bass). We headed off to New Monkey Studio and did the basic tracking, with some overdubs at Kingsize Soundlabs, mixed at New Monkey and mastered by JJ Golden. Now available for your listening pleasure!

Pre-order now at Bandcamp.

So far, the reviews for Grand Unifier have been fantastic!
From http://www.examiner.com/article/particle-wave-is-the-grand-unifier

Particle Wave is a band centered on psychedelic rock. Based in Los Angeles, the sound of the surf echo throughout an ethereal and modernistic mix of exquisitely crafted rhythms and lyrics that are enjoyable and deliver a balance of the easy and the hard elements of rock music. Their third studio album, Grand Unifier, is a euphonious and pliant music collection.

The opener which happens to be the title track is a tuneful journey through an ambient lyrical landscape. Lead vocalist Greg Maechling feels at home within the piece and that is always exceptional to notice as it gives a song more feeling and depth. "I Know" offers a kind of Wilco vibe and brings to mind visions of beach waves, and the sunshine, even though the lyrics appear to be about love and the many emotions that come from being in a relationship.

"Know It's Right" takes it up a notch and blares through the speakers into the ears of the listener. It is pure rock, sounding as a nod to the old and the new in alternative music; while "Welcome You In," is a swaying melody that is just as calming as "I Know," but appears to focus on the instrumentation and production rather than the lyrics. The final track "Wish Them Peace" is quite possibly the favorite of the reviewer as Maechling's vocals once again feel at home, and the song is a mix of the tense and excitement of rock music coupled with unhurried and undemanding side of the genre.

Particle Wave found a way to merge a myriad of rhythms, pushing the envelope of conventional alternative. The result is an album that sounds more refined and fearless, presenting a lavish and extensively elaborate picture of what music can be.

Final Grade: A

For more on the sonic sounds of Particle Wave, visit these pages:
http://particlewave.net
https://www.facebook.com/particlewave
https://twitter.com/pwavemusic
Grand Unifier is a wave of enlightening psych-garage-surf-gaze-rock that pays homage to the band’s classic rock roots while delivering a unique blend of noises, grooves, and melodies to create a modern garage rock soundscape.
These 11 songs make me think of Pink Floyd jamming with the Beach Boys and Wilco in the SoCal surf while trying to decide if bringing in Nick Cave from the Bad Seeds would be a good idea.
This album is relaxing, bittersweet, complex yet simple, but somehow remains well balanced. It is quite the experience.

Read more at http://www.midtnmusic.com/particle-waves-grand-unifier/#EvEtTCk7uAwzrV1a.99
Grand Unifier is a wave of enlightening psych-garage-surf-gaze-rock that pays homage to the band’s classic rock roots while delivering a unique blend of noises, grooves, and melodies to create a modern garage rock soundscape.
These 11 songs make me think of Pink Floyd jamming with the Beach Boys and Wilco in the SoCal surf while trying to decide if bringing in Nick Cave from the Bad Seeds would be a good idea.
This album is relaxing, bittersweet, complex yet simple, but somehow remains well balanced. It is quite the experience.

Read more at http://www.midtnmusic.com/particle-waves-grand-unifier/#EvEtTCk7uAwzrV1a.99

September 26, 2013

California Shows With Calexico



I'm looking forward to joining up with Calexico on a set of California shows in October. It's been a while since I performed with the band and it's always a thrill to play some incredible music and hang out with good friends. Two big festivals, one in San Francisco and one in Santa Monica and two club dates including The Belly Up in Solana Beach. Get tickets here - Hope to see you there!

Oct 4 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival - San Francisco, CA

Oct 4 - Slims -  San Francisco, CA

Oct 5 - Way Over Yonder Festival  - Santa Monica Pier, CA

Oct 6 - The Belly Up Solana - Beach, CA

August 28, 2013

Live Shows With Sky Parade


LA based band, Sky Parade, has released a new album, "Broken Hearts Will Kill Us All". It's a cool, but upbeat, collection of psychedelic rock with a bit of shoegaze thrown in. The music is fun and surprisingly catchy. The album was selected as a featured release on iTunes and has been gathering critical acclaim. Lead singer/songwriter Tommy Dietrick has put together a band to play some live shows and I've joined as guitarist. We'll be hitting the West Coast for a few shows playing with David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets fame. 

Sept 7, 2013 - Desert Stars Festival at Pappy and Harriett's in Pioneertown, CA - Free!! www.desertstarsfestival.com

Sept 12, 2013 - Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco - www.cafedunord.com

Sept 13, 2013 - Blank Club in San Jose - www.theblankclub.com