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 degree of Jorge’s modesty.

Malo’s lead singer, Arcelio Garcia, had first started his musical journey as a funk singer. His mother said, “why don’t you play salsa?” and that simple suggestion influenced the trajectory of the rest of his life. He was told he was a bad kid, so […]

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. Each song taps into the experience he has accumulated the last 40 years of his career. “FIERCE MERCY explores themes of love and loss, mortality, and even the odd UFO sighting, but always with the singular perspective and insightful wit that define Hay’s work.”

Colin is a timeless musician that has […]

20 07, 2017

The Righteous and the Wicked

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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 came together to perpetuate the heart and soul of RHCP. They bring every ounce of passion forged by the original band, and convey it articulately on stage. They are bringing the fire to the Cave’s world class stage on Friday, August 21st! Connect with them on Facebook and reserve your […]

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 played guitar in a rock opera in Singapore which received a standing ovation, all whilst not being able to read music at the time and improvising. He was invited to Vancouver to be on a BBC television show which gave him some recognition as a Jimi Hendrix tribute artist, even […]

18 05, 2017

LA Guns

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The classic rock icon, LA Guns, has an interesting history. Like many legendary bands, it was formed and developed from the ground up on the famous Sunset Strip. Conceived in 1980, the band was originally named “Pyrrhus” by Tracii Guns, who later renamed it “L.A. Guns”. A few years later, Guns and his ex-singer Axl Rose formed a side project called Guns and Roses. However, LA Guns never stopped moving.

The band recorded their debut album, titled “LA Guns” under Polygram records in 1987. The self-titled album was a hit, selling 750,000 copies worldwide. This accomplishment earned them their first gold album award, as well as a gold video award from the compilation videos made from the album. The explosive success also gave them the opportunity to tour with bands like AC/DC and Def Leppard, Most bands would be content with such achievements, although it was only the beginning of […]

16 05, 2017

Los Lonely Boys

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Becoming successful requires a particular combination of diligence and faith. There are risks to take and challenges to overcome in every step of the journey toward the conscious manifestation of our dreams. For Los Lonely Boys, a unique Texan Latino rock band consisting of three brothers, their journey had led them toward the creation of inspirational music and subsequent worldwide fame. However, this success did not come without hard work and perseverance. Neither was it achieved without the simple acceptance that it can be possible.

The father of the trio, Ringo Garza Sr., had raised his sons in a musical household. Garza Sr created a band called the Falcones, and had inspired his sons to take on his legacy. “Our father was our biggest influence,” Bassist Jojo explains. “He showed us all kinds of music – of his music, as well as the music of a lot of the greats.”

Throughout […]

30 03, 2016

Guitar Legend Dick Dale at The Cave

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About Dick Dale

The Dick Dale Phenomenon. His style is something different and unique. Since his first appearances Balboa, Ca. at the famed Rendezvous Ballroom, he has set and broken attendance records everywhere he’s performed. His appearances at the Rendezvous Ballroom broke every existing record for the Ballroom by drawing capacity crowds of over four thousand screaming dancing fans every weekend each night down on the Balboa peninsula.

Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950’s. Not the ’60’s as is commonly believed. He was given the title “King of the Surf Guitar” by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a […]

15 03, 2016

Donavon Frankenreiter at The Cave

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About Donavon Frankenreiter

Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he’s still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker.

“All these songs are as close to me singing from the heart as I can,” says Frankenreiter. “It’s a complete record; the songs are intertwined. I had to call it ‘The Heart,’ that was the theme of the record.”

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The songs here are […]

15 03, 2016

Cubensis at The Cave

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: All Ages, Rock, Shows, The Cave, Tribute Act|Tags: |Comments Off on Cubensis at The Cave

Cubensis Offers Live Perspective on the Dead

The West’s Top Tribute Act Performs Entire Grateful Dead Show Recreations

Since 1987, Los Angeles-based band Cubensis has carried the torch in celebration of one of America’s most beloved touring bands, the Grateful Dead. Cubensis sets out to re-create the Grateful Dead experience by emulating the sounds of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and the rest of the legendary San Francisco jam band. Cubensis plays completly spontaneous shows covering all eras of the Grateful Dead, and no night is ever the same. Cubensis is far more than just your standard cover band as they bring the magic and sounds to those longing for the live vibe that only the Grateful Dead was able to deliver. “This is not imitation,” cautions lead guitarist Craig Marshall, “This is the real deal. We’re satisfying our musical curiosities like they did, by exploring improvisational frontiers. When […]

23 02, 2016

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers at The Cave!

By |February 23rd, 2016|Categories: All Ages, Rock, Shows, The Cave|Tags: |Comments Off on Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers at The Cave!

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are musical beacons of the Southwest. Over the last fifteen years, the Arizona-based quartet has delivered vivid lyrics, addictive guitar riffs, and a full-bodied rhythm section on more than a dozen studio and live albums. The Independent marks the group’s newest release and seventh studio effort, which raises a metaphorical glass to the road less traveled and champions the courageous.

After landing in the top ten of Billboard’s Internet Sales Chart for six consecutive albums—all on independent labels and twice at number one—RCPM is poised to lead the charge for a Spanish-infused, roots rock revolution. The band’s annual music festival in Rocky Point, Mexico, known as Circus Mexicus, is a testament to their growing fan base. What began as a rooftop show thrown together with extension cords and wooden pallets has blossomed into a pilgrimage that draws thousands of “Peacemakers” to the beach town every June. “There’s something about our music that celebrates what’s uniting versus what’s dividing,” says Clyne.

Irony played an integral role […]

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