29 05, 2018

Puddle of Mudd in Big Bear

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Puddle of Mudd’s Origin

Sometimes you have to walk through some shit to get to where you want to go in life. For Puddle of Mudd, that’s quite literally what they had to do to get their band started. Their practice space was right next to the Missouri river, which always flooded and forced them to “walk through a pile of shit” in order to get there. Even though there were always some muddy obstacles in their path, they never let it stop them. In fact, they embraced the difficulties that they were forced to face and made it a part of their identity. With persistence, they worked their way through an album and proudly called themselves Puddle of Mudd for all the obstacles they overcame on that Missouri River levee. The band was formed in Kansas City with Wes Scantlin (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Jimmy Allen (lead guitar), […]

14 05, 2018

Al Jardine at The Cave

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Surf Rock Legend Comes to Big Bear!

Ohio born music legend, Al Jardine, is one of the most influential musicians of our time. Being one of the founding members of the archetypal band, The Beach Boys, he has seen and spear-headed a great deal of development in the music industry. The Beach Boys are one of the bands out of the 60’s that will always be remembered, right next to the legendary Beatles and Rolling Stones. Their songs bring some of the greatest nostalgia of California living, and even transcend the music of today. Al Jardine is still touring to this day, and will be at The Cave in Big Bear on June 15th!

Postcard from California

Music legend Al Jardine brings a storytellers-style performance to the stage in what must be the first show of its kind by any […]

27 03, 2018

An Interview with Hal Ketchum

By |March 27th, 2018|Categories: All Ages, All Ages, Classic Rock, Country, Event, Interviews, Rock, Shows, The Cave, Uncategorized||Comments Off on An Interview with Hal Ketchum

A word with the legend

Hal Katchum is a very interesting man, and I had the honor of conducting an interview with him today. Being an active and prolific songwriter for most of his life, my first question was meant to satisfy my curiosity of where his inspiration comes from. He said that he dreams a lot of his songs, and always finds a way to capture it as it comes. “It just comes to me,” he says in a calm and genuine tone of voice. All of Hal’s music comes from a very deep place, where he is blessed with the opportunity to manifest it on the physical plane.

A True Artist

Hal has been a writing music professionally for many years, and still enjoys writing and playing music. After working in the trenches of the music industry for […]

26 03, 2018

An Interview with Cash’d Out: Johnny Cash tribute

By |March 26th, 2018|Categories: All Ages, All Ages, Classic Rock, Country, Event, Interviews, Rock, Shows, The Cave, Tribute Act||Comments Off on An Interview with Cash’d Out: Johnny Cash tribute

A take for take act of the legendary Johnny Cash

I had the honor of conducting an interview with Douglas Benson, singer of Cash’d Out. Doug is a genuine contributor to the energy Johnny Cash brought to the table. His musical style began to develop as he had lost his job and picked up a guitar. People loved the music he played,  and he had fun playing it. Just like any truly talented individual, Doug had eventually found himself playing music with organic success. “I actually had a pretty good job by the time we started the band. But it was rolling so good, and we were working so much that I figured that I would rather be playing in a band than doing a job. I just jumped off the ledge and quit my job.”

Inspiration

This is a very inspiring story for any musician or artist […]

13 03, 2018

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus live at The Cave

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Red Jumpsuit Apparatus heads up to Big Bear on March 30th!

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus story goes back to 2003, actually much further back to when brothers Ronnie and Randy Winter first started playing on acoustic guitars their grandfather gave them, but we’ll skip the ‘they learned to play and formed a bunch of bands that ultimately lead them down the path to glory’ bit and jump in where they were making so much noise that it attracted Virgin Records who snapped them up released the bands debut LP, Dont You Fake It in 2006.

By the end of that year the album was certified Gold in the US, charted the singles Guardian Angel and their best known song, the anti domestic violence focused, Face Down (which is also featured in several video games) and spawned four music videos. A deluxe edition was released in early 2007 featured […]

13 03, 2018

40 Oz to Freedom: Sublime

By |March 13th, 2018|Categories: All Ages, All Ages, Event, Reggae, Rock, Shows, Tribute Act, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 40 Oz to Freedom: Sublime

LEAD VOCALS / LEAD GUITAR

Dane Scott

Dane is a 6-time San Diego Music Award nominee for […]

13 03, 2018

MP4: DJ-Band Fusion with Michael Physick

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A LITTLE ABOUT MICHAEL PHYSICK…

Rooted in Vancouver, Canada then transplanted to Seal Beach CA,  Michael Physick has been entertaining with his acoustic guitar in venues ranging from small intimate campfires to large outdoor stages for over 20 years in both Canada and the US.  Michael has an extensive song list that spans 6 decades of top 40 music and all genres.  As a solo performer Michael can play with a mellow beach vibe and be in the background or when the mood is right, turn things up by looping live beats on his guitar and layering bass, rhythm and vocal parts to get people up on their feet dancing.Recently, Michael has added a drummer and bass player forming “the Michael Physick Trio.”  With Dave Brennan […]

13 03, 2018

Powerman 5000 Live at The Cave

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Powerman 5000 Hits the Stage March 16th

POWERMAN 5000 began soon after founder and frontman Spider One dropped out of the prestigious School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston Massachusetts. “I loved painting” Spider recalls, “but I figured I could do that when I was 80. I was spending all my time in the clubs of Boston, like the Rat and the Channel. I was watching all of these great local bands and I wanted to be apart of that scene! So I dropped out of school without a clue but was determined to start a band.”

After years of false starts and various incarnations, Powerman 5000 eventually released it’s first EP, TRUE FORCE in 1994 which quickly became a Boston rock favorite, catapulting the band to the top of the local scene. “We were very different than everyone else. At the time Grunge was exploding and […]

20 02, 2018

Dokken Live at The Cave

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Dokken is Coming!

Dokken, the heavy metal classic, has been playing off and on for the last 30 to 40 years. The band is making runs through the US on their tour, and they are stopping in Big Bear this Saturday! With two original members in the band, Dokken is ready to bring the fire of their legendary performance. The current lineup is Don Dokken, Jon Levin, “Wild” Mick Brown, and Chris McCarvill. Singer Don Dokken is the founder of the band, having started it with an opportunity to sign to a German record label. The deal enticed three of his associates to join, whom would soon become the original line up of Dokken.

Now, after a long ride of twists and turns the last 40 years, they are still ready for anything! Make sure to get your tickets now, for we are […]

19 02, 2018

An Interview with Zeppelin USA – Led Zeppelin tribute

By |February 19th, 2018|Categories: All Ages, All Ages, Classic Rock, Event, Interviews, Rock, The Cave, Tribute Act||Comments Off on An Interview with Zeppelin USA – Led Zeppelin tribute

The Best Kind of Musicians

It is quite rare to find a genuine musician that goes above and beyond purely for the love of their music, and dedication to their craft. I had the pleasure of speaking with one of those people today. Steve Zukowsky is the guitarist of Led Zeppelin tribute band – Zeppelin USA. He is a very talented and hard working guitarist, and each member of the band is just as excellent.

The entire band is filled with accomplished professional musicians that have clicked in a way that brings out the best in the band and each other. Steve was originally in another Zeppelin tribute called Led Zepagain, which he left to eventually find amazing chemistry with the members in Zeppelin USA.

A Young Passionate Musician

Steve has been learning guitar since he was 12 years old, studying all […]

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