.Nicolas Grizzle

Jul 15, 2014

‘Weird’ Al Yankovic’s New Album is Insult Comedy Gold

“Weird” Al Yankovic is turning into a fantastic insult comic. He has released two videos so far from his latest album, “Mandatory Fun,” and aside...
Jul 6, 2014

Live Review: Judy Collins and Santa Rosa Symphony at Green Music Center

American songstress Judy Collins knows how to celebrate America’s birthday: Sing, sing sing. July 4 was full of patriotic mainstays at Sonoma State’s Green Music...
Jun 24, 2014

Bottlerock’s Back, Baby

Like the Terminator, Bottlerock proclaimed it would be back. The official announcement today made good on that promise. The Napa music festival will return in...
Jun 9, 2014

Slow Gherkin Reunites for NYC Show, Announces Phoenix Theater Date

After 10 years of touring the world, Santa Cruz ska band Slow Gherkin called it quits in 2002. The group was immensely popular in...
Jun 1, 2014

Live Review: Bottlerock Day 2 with Outkast, Weezer & Smash Mouth

It’s 2am and this is what I’m feeling after getting home from Bottlerock’s biggest and best day: tired, deaf, a little hungry, tired, thirsty...
May 30, 2014

Local Bands Play Big Part of Bottlerock Lineup

The three-day extravaganza known as Bottlerock began today in Napa, the city known more for restaurants and winetasting than music. To wit, the festival,...
May 23, 2014

Live Review: Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola Duo at Sweetwater

Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola Duo have released vinyl records, a series of cover tunes on CD, and even their own lip balm. Maybe...
May 14, 2014

Meet Kurt Stenzel, Soundtrack Composer to ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’

Unless it’s a rockumentary like Sound City or 20 Feet From Stardom, the soundtrack to a documentary usually isn’t much more than an afterthought....