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Ryan Colditz

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Obama and Tool. Two stages. One night.

Barack Obama at Gibson Amphitheater Tool at Nokia Theatre. By Ryan Colditz I saw a show no one else will ever see. Senator Barack Obama opening for Tool. Barack Obama made a visit to Universal Amphitheater Monday night, greeted by a largely young crowd, rowdy and anxious to see the......

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, Orpheum Theatre, 11/09

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals November 9, 2007 Orpheum Theatre By Ryan Colditz On a night when everything was still all too complicated and lacking in humanity, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals rolled through town and brought smiles to the faces of everyone in their path and left......
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Queens of the Stone Age, Nokia Theater, 10/29

What I experienced at the Nokia Theater was simply phenomenal. Scary in good ways as well as bad. A sign of things to come and remembering the way it used to be. Setting the tone for the evening, Mastodon opened up and played a very heavy and very evil set......

Chris Cornell, Wiltern Theater

Chris CornellThe Wiltern, July 11 Chris Cornell brought it. He brought Soundgarden. We love that. He brought Temple of the Dog. We love that too. He brought Audioslave. We even like a lot of that. He also brought his new solo material. The Wiltern bar staff must have appreciated that......
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Pearl Jam, as Hot as the Devil’s Asshole

You know all about the Dead Heads. Well, there is a new gang of touring fanatics emerging, but they aren’t tie-dye-wearing hippies; it’s more of a flannel/punk rock situation. Say hello to the Jammers. Like their music-junkie parents did before them, Jammers follow this era’s Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam. No......

Live in L.A.: Roger Waters

Roger WatersVerizon Wireless, Irvine – June 15, 2007 After making it late to the Roger Waters show (thanks to the 405/133 interchange), I had my lawn ticket in hand and got there just in time to find a spot standing in the very back, with everyone else who was victim......

Kelly Benway

“Fuck school, fuck a daytime job.” It just gets in the way, says Kelly Benway. You can tell right away that punk runs through Benway’s veins. Always has. She grew up with the Talking Heads, Blondie, Television and the Ramones. And when she needed money to support her punk habit,......
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