12 09, 2017

Metallica Celebration: Masters of Puppets

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Back in the early 1980’s Heavy Metal music had evolved to include many sub-genres such as black metal, death metal, and speed/thrash metal. At the forefront of the speed metal movement was a fiery group formed in Los Angeles California who would go on to become one of, if not, the most beloved Metal bands ever! Their name, Metallica. Of their 10 studio albums, Master Of Puppets is considered one the greatest Heavy Metal records of all time. The Black Album garnered them mainstream success which grew wildly and continues to this day. The band has taken home 8 […]

11 09, 2017

Dead Man’s Party

By |September 11th, 2017|Categories: All Ages, Classic Rock, Event, Rock, Shows, The Cave, Tribute Act|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Dead Man’s Party

Oingo Boingo has had a rather interesting history. As they formed in 1972 under The Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo, their goal was to develop a interdisciplinary performance art act. The leader of the band is Danny Elfman, an American composer and songwriter, who has completed extensive works in film scores with industry legends such as Tim Burton. The band put together a theatrical performance with an eclectic mix of ska, rock, pop, and world music. As the band evolved, they transformed into an 8 piece ska influenced new wave band. As […]

10 09, 2017

Visions: A Tribute to What Really Matters

By |September 10th, 2017|Categories: All Ages, Alternative, Event, Rock, Shows, The Cave, Tribute Act|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Visions: A Tribute to What Really Matters

Visions is a high quality tribute band that accurately emulates the music of Rush. While the wardrobe and physical props are the only focus for most tribute acts, Visions focuses on the music above all else. With a rather sophisticated repertoire, Rush’s music is not easy to replicate. Their progressive style will test even the most solid musicians, from the abnormal harmonic and melodic structures to the subtle nuances their song writing styles manifest. Rush’s music is so particular that there aren’t many tribute acts that honor them, much less successfully satisfy the ear of the dedicated Rush fan.

Rush […]

5 09, 2017

An Interview with Stones and Stewart

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: All Ages, Classic Rock, Event, Rock, Tribute Act|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on An Interview with Stones and Stewart

The music written by one of the most iconic bands will be echoing through The Cave on September 9th. Jumping Jack Flash, a critically acclaimed Rolling Stones tribute act, will be offering a historical performance of one of the best rock and roll bands of all time.

Jumping Jack Flash front man, Young Hutchinson, has developed this highly successful act naturally. “All of us tend to be drawn to what we are good at,” Hutchinson says about the tribute act. “We found that we were good at it, because the audience reacted well. Fast forward, […]

23 08, 2017

An Interview with Super Diamond

By |August 23rd, 2017|Categories: All Ages, Classic Rock, Rock, Tribute Act|Tags: , , |Comments Off on An Interview with Super Diamond

 

Recently, we have had the pleasure of speaking with and interviewing Super Diamond’s frontman, Randy Cordero. He is a very cool guy, and we enjoyed picking his brain.

His love for music started early on in his childhood. His first 8 track his parents gave him was one of Neil Diamond’s. As he grew up, he was influenced by other bands in the 70’s and 80’s new wave age. These influences and his passion for music formed him into what he is today.

His band has accomplished a great deal, both collectively and individually. I […]

23 08, 2017

Long Beach Dub Allstars

By |August 23rd, 2017|Categories: All Ages, All Ages, Event, Punk, Reggae, Rock, The Cave|Tags: , |Comments Off on Long Beach Dub Allstars

Most people are impassioned by the sound of the iconic songs from the Southern California Ska/punk band Sublime. They brought a fresh sense of excitement with their performance, and clarity with their inspiring musical craftsmanship. As Sublime grew bigger, they never expected something would go terribly wrong.

After the death of singer Bradley Nowell, the band came to a sudden halt. In order for the rest of the members to honor their talents and fallen brother, they formed the band Long Beach Dub Allstars. This is a 7 piece dub/ska/rock band that plays all over […]

20 08, 2017

An interview with Malo

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Malo is an American latin rock band from San Francisco, featuring the brother of Carlos Santana, Jorge Santana. The band was oblivious to this when they recruited him to join Malo. “He came and auditioned, and he was good so we added him.” says front man Arcelio Garcia. In fact, they didn’t find out until 2 years later when Carlos came to one of their performances. Carlos and Jorge acted very familiar toward each other, which confused the band, until Arcelio asked Carlos if he knew Jorge. He was shocked to discover their tie in blood, and the […]

21 07, 2017

Colin Hay: A Timeless Tone

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Colin Hay’s roots have established steadily for decades, and the his work still produces fruit to this day. The work he has done in his band Men at Work is only a portion of his accomplishments, along with the 13 pieces of work he has released. He is well known for his 1981 hit song, Down Under, and Overkill featured on the TV show Scrubs. His works has inspired many world class musicians, including James Hetfield from Metallica and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers.

His latest release, Fierce Mercy, explores universal and relevant themes in the life of every individual. […]

20 07, 2017

The Righteous and the Wicked

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: Punk, Reggae, Rock, Tribute Act|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Righteous and the Wicked

Red Hot Chili Peppers is more than just a musical group; they are a cultural icon. The rare style and technique they manifest has stood the test of both time and critique. Anothony Keidis’s (front man) charismatic style of singing reflects a great deal of soulful wisdom. Flea exudes a fun loving attitude and personality the audience thrives off of. Their style of playing is so unique that few can recreate it at the same caliber, except Righteous and The Wicked: a tribute to Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This is a group of four well established and experienced musicians who […]

25 05, 2017

Riki Hendrix – The Cave Big Bear

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Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with musician Riki Hendrix. Although not a blood relative of Jimi (cousins by marriage), he embodies a similar flare and passion for performing, and has been given the blessing of the family to carry on the legendary name.

Riki started playing in a Jimi Hendrix tribute band in the 60’s with Randy Hansen, who later continued on alone, while Riki pursued a solo career. Hendix’s musical journey also included his first recording which was with a group called “The Booty People”. He hated the band name but loved the experience and the members.

Riki […]

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