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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
They are coming to Big Bear!
The legendary Jefferson Starship, originally named Jefferson Airplane, has taken the world ever since the release of White Rabbit in 1967. They were another amazing band that had sprung out from the booming cultural scene in the 60’s. Although the band’s talent made them stick out among their already shining cohort, it was their insight as songwriters that had set them apart from most other bands.
The White Rabbit
One of the most versatile bands, Jefferson Starship has experienced a great deal of major transformations throughout the years. Around each turn of events, the band still hypnotizes the world with psychedelic, yet practically relatable music. The song “White Rabbit” was one that had captured the attention of basically everybody, shedding light on experience with consciousness and drug use (legal and illegal). This song was especially capturing because of the revealing insight on […]
A difficult Upbringing
Shwayze has an interesting twist on acoustic rock and hip hop. His music is simple and practical, allowing the listener to understand his point while grooving with it. His choruses are full of catchy and engaging nuances, while his verses contain provocative anecdotes. The music is relatable throughout the entire piece, while sparing no expense on entertainment.
Growing up in a less fortunate upbringing, Shwayze had grown up working for his grandfather doing handy man work. He had worked hard as a kid in Malibu, as his family struggled to make a descent living. Even as a child, he worked harder than most individuals. On top of his basic responsibilities, he still gave himself the time to practice music. He developed himself well and quickly became a hardworking leader. It was this paradigm that fostered […]
The Early years
Billy Joel had found his creative muse early in life. He discovered his love for music when he learned his first song. His piano lessons consisted of the usual classical training, and he did very well at it. Eventually, he got bored with reading music and began to write his own. To make his mother think he was playing the songs assigned to him, he would improvise classical music. Billy rarely remembered what he had played the day before, so he would make up a new song. The daily repetition of writing song after song made Billy a genius composer and entertainer.
When Billy was 5 years old, his father abandoned him and his mother. He was also not a very good student in school, because he would spend his time playing with his bands rather than doing […]
Surely one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Pink Floyd has captured the world and has inspired a significant section of the population. Standing as a prominent pillar in the world of music since the 60’s, they have made great contributions to the library of music that will be remembered for centuries. Psychedelic, yet concrete, their works have been praised in the music business as some of the most the most commercially viable in music history.
Although their music is very well constructed and catchy, I think the most important aspect of their work is the highly influential message. The concepts they write about are universal in our society, and inspire the common man to rise above the status quo and become a great contributor to the development and overall evolution of our society’s culture. […]
Timothy B. Schmit is a tremendously blessed musician. Each project he has been associated with has become a significant success, and he continues to bring amazing music into the world. His legendary role in The Eagles is only the tip of the iceberg. Although his work in The Eagles is what granted him widespread prominence in popular music and entertainment culture, he has also worked with a myriad of well-accomplished musicians to create works that have become concrete cornerstones of the mass paradigm.
After joining The Eagles in in 1977, Schmit became one of the most charismatic entertainers in the group. His laid back and confident posture as a bassist is one that brings a straightforward and grounded vibe to the act. Additionally, the sleek and candid style of his voice make for a soothing, yet informative […]
Rob Elfaizy is the front man of Dead Man’s Party, the Oingo Boingo tribute band. Rob has been playing music for his entire life, since before he could even hold an instrument. He was a student of the Suzuki method, which is a high caliber system for musical education. He has played violin, classical guitar, and piano. He was drawn to the electric after he got older, taking influences from bands like Oingo Boingo. After Boingo had broken up, he started to play shows their songs as a tribute. It turned out that there was quite a demand for Oingo Boingo music and he had emulated the band well. Rob had been so successful that the original members had heard about them through the grape vine. With Boingo founder Richard Elfman’s approval of the DMP’s legitimacy, they quickly grew into a […]