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A podcast bringing you tips for a more enjoyable live music experience, and reviews from concerts and experiences all over Southern California
3 days ago
Episode 54; Ed Sheeran's Mathematics Tour Stops At SoFi Stadium
7 albums, 2 ½ hours, a circular stage that rotates, 81,000 of my closest friends, and 1 epic performance from the front row. Ed Sheeran's Mathematics Tour came to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood CA so I had to attend. This was a ticket I purchased almost a year ago to be sure I didn't miss it and I am so glad I did. After watching the documentary The Sum Of It All on Disney+ the songs Ed sung on this setlist were even more impactful and more meaningful when heard live. You could clearly see the emotion on his face during a couple of them. Press play to hear all about the 4th or 5th time with one of my must-see artist and this incredible show Ed Sheeran put on at SoFi.
Sep 1, 2023
Episode 53; Ed Sheeran The Sum Of It All
I watched the documentary The Sum of It All recently and want to dive all into it. Ed Sheeran is one of my favorite artists and I am going to see him in a few months so this documentary dropped at the perfect time. Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All is a 4-part docuseries released on May 3, 2023 on Disney+, a few days before Subtract. Like his previous documentary Songwriter, it goes behind the scenes making of the album Subtract but also includes Ed's private struggles during 2022 which lead to the album being made, like turning 32, dealing with grief over the loss of his closest friend and SBTV founder, Jamal Edwards, fear for his wife, Cherry Seaborn with her tumour, the Shape of You court case and being a first time dad of two while struggling with depression and anxiety. You should check this out even if you consider yourself a casual fan of Ed, it is a deep look into everything leading up to the writing of his latest album Subtract and the Mathematics tour. It is a good peek behind the curtain of an artist and a look into the personality of one the best singer/songwriters in the game today.
Jul 29, 2023
Episode 52; The Music of 75 Hard Daily
It's 75 Hard Week in JohnnyBoy Studios! Since starting the 75 Hard challenge, and likewise the 75 Hard Daily podcast, I have been rediscovering music I have not listened to for some time.Walking down the musical memory lane has been incredibly rewarding and has helped me to continue on this journey. In this episode I want to share some of those song that have helped me on my workouts, and the playlist I found to help with the daily reading! This was a pleasent side affect of going through the 75 Hard challenge and commiting myself to seeing it through to the end. If you are thinking of starting the 75 Hard challenge check out the 75 Hard Daily podcast and the brand new 75 Hard landing page put together for 75 Hard Week.
Jul 6, 2023
Episode 51; Janet Jackson Together Again Tour
Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if you nasty) brought her Together Again tour to FivePoints Amphetheater in Irvine, California and it was everything I expected it to be. For only having 4 background dancers, a live band, not touring in 3+ years, and being almost 60 years old this was an amazing show. Opened for by Ludacris who took us back to our high school days, I couldn't have asked for a more fun night. Tune in to this episode where I dive all into being Together Again with Janet Jackson.
Jun 26, 2023
Episode 50; Dermot Kennedy Sondor Tour
The only live show I saw in person in 2020 was Dermot Kennedy, and he was the first virtual concert I purchased durring the pandemic. When the Sondor Tour was announced I knew I wanted to be there and this was worth the price of admission. With a VIP Meet N Greet ticket, an excitement that couldn't be contained, and the Sondor album on repeat we headed to the YouTube Theater to see Dermot play live and what an experice it was. Tune in to hear all about it in this episode and also be sure to check out James Bradshaw and Eliza the two background singers who were incredible additions to Dermot's vocals!
Jun 6, 2023
Episode 49; Reviewing Stagecoach 2023
Ok this episode is a little overdue but I still wanted to talk about Stagecoach 2023. The festival took place a little over a month ago from the time of this episode in Indio, California just after the Coachella festival in the same location. This year's headliners were Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, and Chris Stapleton but there was so many other great acts performing as well. While I didn't attend the festival I did watch the live stream and there is plenty to talk about. Tune in, subscribe, share with a friend as we dive all into Stagecoach 2023.
May 29, 2023
Episode 48: RIP Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock N Roll, Simply The Best
News broke last week of Tina Turner passing away at 83 years old in her home in Switzerland and the entire world took a moment to have out heart break together. She has collaborated with some of the greatest acts we know and recognize today, inspired so many who are in the limelight right now, and was recognized world wide as the Queen of Rock N Roll for decades. Tina was noted for her "swagger, sensuality, powerful gravelly vocals and unstoppable energy", along with her well publicized history with ex husband Ike Turner and her famous legs. Her influence, her inspiration, her fingerprints are all over the music industry today and will be felt for many more years to come. Live your life in such a way, when you are gone the entire world pauses, even if just for a second, in order to morn together. Tina Turner was, to put it simply, the best.
May 11, 2023
Episode 47; Reviewing Coachella 2023
Caochella 2023 was....interesting to say the least. Full disclosure, I did not attend the festival in person this year, but I did watch the live streams all 3 nights both weekends, and I am in 3 very active groups around the festival. This episode was originally going to be a review of weekend 1, but as I was recording it so many things kept developing with Coachella as a whole and the lineup for weekend 2 that I just decided to wait and review both at the same time. I am glad I did. I said it last year and I will say it again this year; next year, all 3 weekends for sure. Tune in to hear my review of Bad Bunny, Blackpink, Frank Ocean, Blink-182, and so many more. Coachella 2023 was one for the books.
Apr 4, 2023
Episode 46; Boots In The Park; Marry Me Carrie Underwood!!
I took a trip down to sunny San Diego, CA in order to attend Boots In The Park at Waterfront Park! I saw some great acts, heard some great music, and paid over $20 for a beer, but it was all worth it.... Tune in to hear my review of Boots In The Park where I saw Gavin DeGraw, Jimmie Allen, Walker Hayes, and of course Carrie Underwood. Also check out Red White & Badass Brews for a veteran owned coffee company that ships right to your door.
Mar 18, 2023
Episode 45; RIP Bobby Caldwell & Introducing 2 New Segments
This week we lost musical legend Bobby Caldwell. What You Won't Do For Love is only a small drop of his contribution to the musical industry as a whole, but it is part of defining an entire era of music. Mr. Caldwell's music, artistry, and soul will not soon be forgotten. Rest easy Bobby Caldwell. In this episode I also introduce 2 new segments to the podcast I will have moving forward. Tune in to hear the Review of the Week (Pink's new album 'Trustfall') and the Tech Tip of the Week (Headphones). MENTIONED; KevOnStage's Tweet on Bobby Caldwell. The headphones I love MPOW 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear.
Mar 4, 2023
Episode 44; Jon McLaughlin Tours Indiana & Ed Sheeran Subtracts
Today I want to dive into 2 tours and 2 albums. First the 15th anniversary of Jon McLaughlin's Indiana album, and the tour which brought him to Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Second Ed Sheeran's Mathematics tour, which will include the upcoming album Subtract. My first Must-See artist to the one I was a little skeptical about but then enjoyed and have slowly been converting others to as well. Let's talk albums and tours in this episode. Enjoy.
Feb 14, 2023
Episode 43; REACTION SuperBowl LVII & Rihanna's Halftime Show
Superbowl LVII was Feb 12, 2023 between the Philedalphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs in Glendale Arizona. At halftime the score was 21-14 Eagles, and Rihanna took to the stage to perform a medley of hits. In this episode I want to share my reactions to the game itself, to Rihanna's setlist. While there were no guests apparences Rihanna did not need them to put on a stellar show. Tune in and tweet me your thoughts on the Superbowl LVII halftime show. I'm on Twitter @SoCalLiveMusic.
Feb 5, 2023
Episode 42; Predictions for SuperBowl LVII & Rihanna's Halftime Show Setlist
Superbowl LVII is going down Feb 12, 2023 with the Philedalphia Eagles going up against tht Kansas City Chiefs in Scotsdale Arizona, and halfway through the game Rihanna will take to the biggest stage in the world. In this episode I want to share my predictions for the game itself, for Rihanna's setlist, and for potential guest apparences. Superbowl LVII is going to be a great show on top of a great game and I for one am looking forward to it. Rihanna always puts on a good show and I have no doubt this will be no exception. If you are on Twitter tweet me @SoCalLiveMusic, I will be live-tweeting during the game and the halftime show.
Jan 21, 2023
Episode 41; The Coachella Lineup, Workout Playlist, & Portable Speakers
Today we are looking at the Coachella 2023 lineup! Bad Bunny, Black Pink, and Frank Ocean (assuming he shows) are headlining this year, and the rest of the artists performing are pretty steller as well. Check out the lineup if you plan to attend the festival this year, be sure to grab your festival packing list by going to MyFestivalChecklist.com, and also checking out the kits for you to pack. The Recovery-Kit is coming soon for when you return from the festival. We are also diving into various playlists for working out, including a few humourous titles available on Spotify. Follow me on Spotify to hear some of my favorite playlists and send me the ones you listen to when hitting the weights or getting in cardio. And finally I am in the search for a new portable speakers. I currently use the iHome speaker but need to replace it and find a new sound bar for my TV. I am looking at Sonos and Bose as possible choices but if you have a recomendation tweet me @SoCalLiveMusic.
Jan 6, 2023
Episode 40; Let's Get 2023 Started!
In this episode we are talking; Getting back into more music after mostly podcast since 2020, the posibility of the Coachella Lineup dropping in the next few weeks and how to prepare for it,and my Spotify Wrapped playlist! All this and more to kick off a new year both in music and on the podcast! Join me as we set the tone for the coming year. You can check out my Spotify Wrapped playlist here, follow me on Spotify, and be sure to grab your festival packing list by going to MyFestivalChecklist.com
Dec 31, 2022
Episode 39; 2022 Wrapped!
2022 has come to a close and it has been a wild ride! As I like to do every year let's take the last episode of the year and dive into the previous 12 months. So much has happened that I want to share with you. This episode is jam packed full of exciting development as well as a special announcement at the end you don't want to miss.... Tune in to this episode as we dive back into 2022 and all that it was! Also Check Out; * The SoCal Live Music Review website * MyFestivalChecklist.com * Join the newsletter!
Sep 19, 2022
Episode 38; Road To Stagecoach 2023 - The Lineup!
Stagecoach 2023 tickets went on sale to the public, and the artist lineup has been announced! Officially! In this episode I want to walk through the line up, share how I have handled tickets and lodging in the past, and give what I believe is the best method for both moving forward. Now is the time to begin getting ready so tune in for this first episode of the Road To Stagecoach series! Get ready to party with 70k of your closest friends in what is sure to be an epic weekend in the desert! Grab your crew, get your lodging, pack your boots, and do a couple of extra squats because Stagecoach 2023 is coming. This will be a party and I couldn't be more excited for it. Be sure to download your copy of MyFestivalChecklist by going to MyFestivalChecklist.com, and browsing the kits there for all your shopping needs.
Aug 1, 2022
Episode 37; My First Metal Show Ever - Avatar!
I went to my first real metal show to see the band Avatar perform, and I had a blast! The musical abilities of the band, the lead singers vocal performance, the theatrics, the crowds, and the whole vibe were on another level. In this episode I want to give you a walkthrough of my experience going to the show and some key take-aways I have from attending my first ever metal show.
Jun 9, 2022
Episode 36; REACTION: Dylan Scott Livin My Best Life
Dylan Scott is one of the most slept on artists in country music today. I had the pleasure of seeing him back in 2017 at the Troubadour, but I've missed his shows numerous times right here in my backyard of southern California. When he annouced his own tour "Livin My Best Life" and I saw it would be at the Anaheim House of Blues I knew I had to be there. Join me in this episode for a recap of my experience and be sure to check out Dylan's music streaming everywhere!
Mar 11, 2022
Episode 35; REACTION: Andy Grammer, The Art Of Joy Tour
I took a trip over to the Anaheim House of Blues to see Andy Grammer on his The Art Of Joy tour and I am so glad I did. A few days later I took my dog Karma for a walk and decided to record this episode of the podcast. One of my first live shows since the return of live music in mass, join me as we talk about the highs and lows of the return to live music.
Feb 19, 2022
Episode 34; SuperBowl LVI Halftime Show Reaction & A Look Back At The Last 10 SuperBowl Halftime Shows
This past Sunday we watched the Rams win over the Bengals in Superbowl LVI, but we also watched what could arguably be one of the best halftime shows in modern Superbowl history. Seeing Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar take the stage made me want to publish this podcast episode and take a look back at some of the most recent halftime shows at Superbowls. For this episode I'm limiting it to the last 10, but be sure to tweet me what your all-time favorite Superbowl halftime show is. @SoCalLiveMusic
Aug 25, 2021
Episode 33; Is Live Music Back?
It seems there has been a fresh surge of emails from venues, targeted Facebook ads, and Instagram posts from various artist all announcing upcoming shows for the end of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. With that I began to wonder if live music really has returned? If so, then it is quite possibly time to revive the SoCal Live Music Review podcast, maybe even the whole brand. Walk with me for a bit as I discuss what I think is going on and what that means for the brand!
Dec 31, 2020
Episode 32; 2020 A Year In Review
So now that that's over, let's talk about some of the highs (yes there were a couple) and lows of this crazy year 2020. Walk with me back down the dumpster fire of the past 10 - 12 months and what I am looking forward to in the next year. It's time for a year in review....
Dec 17, 2020
Episode 31; 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For 2020
If you are still looking to get a gift for that live-music lover on your list, and struggling due to the fact there are no concerts happening right now or for months, tune in! I have options for you that you can purchase and ship from home all without breaking your bank. This year has been tough on us all so check out a few options to bring a ray of sunshine to the music lover in your life. Here are 10 ideas for gifts you can give this season.
Oct 12, 2020
Episode 30; Elton John The Rocketman
From the early years of childhood and finding music, to becoming Elton John and the crazy drug, sex, and rock n roll filled adventure that followed Rocketman is a journey worth the 2hr watch time. Taron Egerton's portrail of Sir Elton John in the biopic exciting and I break it down in this episode.
Sep 20, 2020
Episode 29; If I Won The Lottery
Most times winning the lotto goes something like this; * Win Lotto * Pop Bottles * Post on Social My list is somewhat more practical and a bit more fun, and the big idea I have would bring happiness to not just me but a few close friends as well. In this episode I dive into the actual steps I would take if I walked away with millions of millions of million of dollars.
Aug 20, 2020
Episode 28; Hamilton; An American Musical!
If you have a Disney+ subscription and have not yet seen Hamilton; An American Musical run! don't walk to your TV right now. This is a visually stunning performance by the entire cast and crew, and the vocals were incredible. I dive into what I loved seeing Hamilton and why I will be watching it again and again. If I ever have the chance to see this musical live I will be there, for now I will watch it on Disney+
Jun 10, 2020
Episode 27; Favorite Concerts Roundup
To help remember better times when we could all come together and enjoy live music I asked a few of my friends to recall their favorite concert experience. Simple right? Well not for most. Having attended multiple concerts or live events in their lifetimes gives many people a large library of shows to choose from. Each show stands out in it’s own way. Each concert is special for it’s own reason. Narrowing it down to one that stands out from the rest can be extremely difficult. Luckily for me I was able to find 21 people who could share theirs! Join us on a trip down memory lane as 21 people share a look back at live music and the artist who brought them to us, and at the end of the episode I share mine!
Jun 1, 2020
Episode 26; More Movies Please!
Recently I had the privilege of being a guest on Steven's podcast; More Movies Please! where we discussed the film Inside Man. It was a blast and there guys were nice enough to share the audio with me so I could give it to you! Links to all of their content and socials are on the show notes page still please be sure to give them a follow, and a like, a rating and review. Thanks for having me on!
Apr 28, 2020
Episode 25; At Home On Quarantine
At home because the whole world is taking a time out, but there is still plenty going on. I have made it a part of my day to stay busy and connected with friends and family and I am plugging in to many of the artist I follow and love. Check the show notes page for links to the ones going live so you can get you music fix all from the comfort of your couch! Also there is a Spotify playlist of uplifting and motivational music you can listen to to keep your spirits up.
Jan 17, 2020
Episode 24; Checking in from Episode 14
This episode is a check in from episode 14; 10 Things you can do to elevate your music experiences. I go down the list and let you know what I have been up to over the last year including while the brand was on hiatus!
Oct 23, 2019
Episode 23; My Love Of Andy Grammer
I have 3 artist I must see whenever they come to town. Andy Grammer is one of those 3. Tune into this episode to find out why.
Sep 14, 2019
Episode 22; Am I A Beyoncé Hater?
BeyHive don't come for me. Listen to the episode and decide for yourself if I am truly a Beyoncé hater or if I make valid points as to why she is not my favorite artist of all time. I like many of her songs and her acting, I've seen her live and would see her again once she decides to play a show in SoCal....but many members of the BeyHive would put me in the "hater" category simply becuase of a few of my views on Beyoncé. Tell me what you think. Am I a Beyoncé hater?
Aug 29, 2019
Episode 21; Where Have All The Concerts Been?
2019 is more than 1/2 over and I have been to far fewer concerts this year than I have in previous years, and definitely since starting the SoCal Live Music Review. This episode is a look into what has been occupying my time and why I have not attended as many shows as I have in the past. Take a listen and leave a review!
Jul 6, 2019
Episode 20; Meet Johnny!
Dive into the man behind the mic! A look at the history and life-long love and appreciation of music, join me for this stroll down memory lane about the passion that has followed me for my entire life. From playing drums as an early child to studying music production in college, and what would become the beginnings of the SoCal Live Music Review...
Jun 27, 2019
Episode 19; Stagecoach Festival 2019 Recap (pt.2)
They are here! Tune in to a convo with the Aussie Brothers Ben and Anthony as we talk about their journey to Stagecoach. After that I talk with my good friend Ashley about all of the planning that went into making this epic weekend happen as we drive back home. Everything leading up to the weekend, the weekend itself, and what we might do differently for the next go around. I also share my "final thoughts" on the matter and give a few tips for what you might do to prep for your next festival. I also offer a brand new resource to help you out with just that.... The conclusion of remembering what was an incredible weekend of great fun with friends old and new. The second part of the two-part series recapping Stagecoach 2019.
1 hr 5 min
Jun 6, 2019
Episode 18; Stagecoach Festival 2019 Recap (pt.1)
Stagecoach 2019 was a weekend to remember, one that will go down in history as one of my favorite festival experiences to date. We rented a house and then filled it with amazing people for the weekend. We all came together in love and music for a few days to enjoy Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean and so many more country artist over three days. We had a blast with each other and I couldn't be more pleased with how it all came together. This weekend was almost 2 years in the making. Being in the desert with 80,000 of my closest friends was so good for my soul and I want to share that experience with you now. Part 1 features 3 awesome conversations about the festival with both people there and a close friend of mine.
Apr 20, 2019
Episode 17; First Time Seeing Pink!
RE-RELEASED, This time WITH audio working! If you have been listening for a while you may remember Episode 6 (Going To A Show In A Group)where I brought on my concert buddy Steven of Reyes Of Sounds to talk some of the pros and cons of going to a show with a group. Today he is joining me again to talk about what it was like for him seeing Pink live for the first time. Together we relive some of the highlights and our favorite moments of this incredible show and Steven talks about witnessing it for the first time. Even more content in the show notes page.
Apr 2, 2019
Episode 16; The NAMM Show
The NAMM show (or the National Association Of Music Merchants) is one of my favorite times of year hands down. I love going every year to see all the booths, hear the music, eat from the food trunks and just be completely surrounded by music and the music industry. I always feel like a kid in a candy store soaking in the sounds of the instruments, software, demos, and people on the same path as me; to further music and the music industry. I grabbed way too much gear from the show, but it was worth it. Walking the floor this year was such a fun experience and I can't wait until next year when it returns to Anaheim, but until then here is my recap from the NAMM Show.
Mar 9, 2019
Episode 15; Reviewing the Fyre Festival Documentaries
It was all over the news because this was the biggest upset in modern music history and ponze schemes. I think this will go in as our generations version of Enron. With both Netflix and Hulu each producing documentaries on the festival tracking the disaster that happened/didn’t happen. I watched them both and gained a ton of insight social media and the news outlets did not provide. Here is my review of both Fyre Fraud on Hulu and Fyre, The Festival That Never Happened on Netflix.
1 hr 12 min
Feb 21, 2019
Episode 14; 10 Things You Should Do In The Next Year To Elevate Your Music Experiences.
As we go through our music experiences every year it is easy to default to the things, artists, and places we know without ever having new experiences or creating new memories along the way. I have put together a list of 10 Ways You Can Elevate Your Music Experiences in the coming 10 to 12 months. Over the next hour I will break it down for you in more detail so hit play and lets get you to more concerts This will elevate your music experiences so that at the end of the year you can look back and say this was your best musical year yet. Tons of memories to take with you into the following year and years beyond, this will give you new experiences to enjoy along the way.
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 13; 2018, A Year In Review
2018 has been an amazing year for me and for many close friends of mine. This has been a year of many “first” that have taken mew to a completely new level of music appreciation. I have been blessed to experience so much this year and I want to take some time to recap the past twelve months, both the good and the bad along the way, and share some of the journey with you. There were many moments to celebrate along the way, many experiences that will stay in my memories for years to come. This past year has given me many things to be appreciative so I am taking an hour or so to recap as many of them as I can fit into a podcast episode. This journey of experiencing live music has taken many turns along the way and through it all we have shared those incredible experiences. Join me in looking back over the past twelve months of the SoCal Live Music Review. ________________________________ Links Mentioned In This Episode the sCLMR.com the sCLMR blog the sCLMR Instagram the sCLMR…
1 hr 24 min
Dec 6, 2018
Episode 12; Discovering New Music
We have our favorite artist, our go-to playlist when we want to listen to music. We often visit the same venues and rock the same stations whether in our cars or on Pandora. We listen to the same music over and over. While this isn't a bad thing, it limits the amount of music we listen to. To remedy this I offer a few places or ways you can discover new music to add to your library and follow ________ Links Mentioned In This Episode Shazam Bands In Town Johnnyswim - Georgica Pond Andy Grammer James Morrison Jon McLaughlin The sCLMR Facebook Group The sCLMR Newsletter ________ Song Mentioned Steven Curtis Chapman - Dive Thank you so much for allowing me a moment of your day in the form of this podcast episode. As I share my experiences and journey I hope something is entertaining or educational to you, or you discovered some new resource to help you enjoy more live music. In addition to this podcast I have a newsletter for even more content delivered directly to your inb…
Nov 30, 2018
Episode 11; Your Christmas Playlist!!
Christmas is back and with it a ton of holiday music! Instead of searching through countless albums and playlist trying to find the perfect mix of music to throw on your speakers while finishing last minute shopping I have done the work for you. A solid mix of old music and new, classic songs and originals, artist you know from growing up and others you heard on the radio or mentioned in this podcast; the sCLMR Christmas Playlist is here for you. Good for a dinner party, braving the crowds, gift wrapping, sitting in traffic, cooking, or any other situation you find yourself in this season this playlist will be in perfect company. Click here to tune in now, best on shuffle.
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 10; Reflecting On Borderline Bar & Grill
Like many others I woke up to the news there had been yet another shooting, this time at a country bar in Thousand Oaks. I didn't know how to process the information. I was unsure of the right things to do or say. Thousand Oaks, California was hit with a tragedy, an unthinkable act of violence that took the lives of 13 people. Borderline Bar & Grill was the sight of a heartbreaking event where people went in to enjoy a Tuesday night and never returned home. It took me some time to be able to form a complete sentence about how I felt. What was going through my mind and my heart was a whirlwind of emotions that I could not form into words until recently but when I could I picked up a recorded and let it all come out. This is me in my car, speaking from the heart about another tragic shooting. If you were impacted by this know you are not alone, know there are others here for you as well. Listen to this episode and reach out to a friend or love one and lean on each other as we all, som…
Oct 25, 2018
Episode 9; Be A Good Groupie
When you see the same artist time after time something amazing happens; they begin to see you. Being a good groupie instead of a creepy stalker is a fine line but doesn’t have to be. Seeing the same artist grows a special connection and develops deeper memories with the songs they play. I groupie for just a few artist now, being able to give back to the artist who share so much with me in the form of their gifts and talents is something I consider an honor. Not only does it pull me closer to the artist and their music, but it make me a part of the process. There are plenty of local artist in your own backyard or touring you can see on a regular basis. Go and attend their shows and use the tips mentioned in this episode to become a groupie instead of a creepy stalker. ________ Links Mentioned In This Episode Allen Stone TheKin Moonlight Graham Morgan Mallory The sCLMR Facebook Group The sCLMR on Twitter The sCLMR Newsletter _______ Song Mentioned Rascal Flatts – Here…
Sep 28, 2018
Episode 8; The Money Episode
Money is something that we all have to deal with and over the years it is easy to let it slip away and form bad habits especially surrounding our hobbies or passions. Going to a concert should be an enjoyable experience, not something that stresses you out. Do not let money be the reason you miss out on a concert, and do not let debt become a habit you resort to in order to see a show. I share practical tips for having control over your money as you attend shows and I even have a full page of resources all related to money to help you out. Listen and let me know how you handle money in order to see more live music. ________ Links Mentioned In This Episode The sCLMR Money Resources EveryDollar.com Mint.com The sCLMR Facebook Group The sCLMR Newsletter ________ Song Mentioned Jessie J – Price Tag Thank you so much for allowing me a moment of your day in the form of this podcast episode. As I share my experiences and journey I hope something is entertaining or educational to…
Sep 7, 2018
Episode 7; Newsletters
We often opt-in to a newsletter when we purchase tickets or when want to receive a free resource download. After a few shows or a few resources those newsletter emails can pile up. Newsletters for music boil down to essentially (3) types of emails you can sign up for: * The artist themselves * Venues * Merchants or Promoters Being on multiple list results in receiving multiple emails that can stack up in your inbox. You may miss a show simply from not seeing an email until it is too late. I want to help you de-clutter your inbox and see only the information that is relevant to you in the long run. I have a newsletter where I delivery you a tip or trick to help you enjoy more live music, whether an online tool or an app on your phone, or even a product you should have in your backpack or purse whenever you go out I aim to make each and every concert be amazing. Sign up to have this awesome resource delivered directly to your inbox and use the practices mentioned in this episod…
Aug 24, 2018
Episode 6; Going To A Show In A Group
Going To A Show In A Group Special guest! My long-term concert buddy Steven and I sit down to discuss going to concerts in a group. We reference many of the advantages and disadvantage we have seen over the years and give recommendations for handling a group dynamic. Steven is a sound recording engineer, a sound designer, and a mixer (the audio kind, not what you use to make a cake.) He and I went to film school together many years ago and when I broke off to pursue business and the marketing side Steven continued with the engineering side to learn the many tools of the trade. With over 10 years of friendship and around 7 or 8 years of live music together we have encountered all sorts of interesting dynamics including seeing a show in a group. Give the episode a listen and be sure to join the public group on Facebook! ________ Links Mentioned In This Episode ReyesOfSounds on Instagram The sCLMR Facebook Group Leila Milki Coachella.com Stagecoach.com theHotelCafe.com Troubad…
Aug 10, 2018
Episode 5; Using A Calendar To Stay On Top Of Your Shows
Going to multiple shows is not hard. Staying on top of the shows happening in your area is a great idea for seeing all of the music you want to. Knowing your schedule allows you to maximize and prioritize each artist so you do not miss out. Here I give you a look at how I stay on top of all the numerous shows I attend each year. Give it a listen and let me know how you stay organized with so much live music happening around you each year! Check out thesclmr.com/calendar for my live listing of all the shows I plan to attend, and a simple example of what you can do as well!
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 4; Applications For Music
With so many different applications available today I wanted to give you a few I am confident will help with your live music enjoyment. If it is planning to attend a full blown concert from your favorite artist or just jamming out in your own bedroom there is an app that will help take your show to the next level. Leading up to the show, getting there, sharing with your friends....there is an app for everything, and here are a few of my favorite. Spotify Pandora Slacker AppleMusic Tidal Ticketmaster AXS Stubhub VividSeats PayPal Venmo Mint EveryDollar Calendar Google Calendar Bands In Town Uber Lyft Waze Google Maps Apple Maps Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter Pinterest ________ Thank you so much for listening to this episode. I hope you enjoyed it and found some tool, tip, or resource to help you enjoy music even more. Please subscribe to have more content delivered directly to your device as soon as it goes live!
Jun 4, 2018
Episode 3; Ticket Purchasing
It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of purchasing a ticket as soon as they are announced, but don't let that push you into making the same stupid mistakes as I have in the past. Episode 3 gives you the (4) major mistakes I have made in ticket purchasing throughout the years, then I walk you through good options for future purchases. There are many ways to go about buying tickets to a show these are the ones that I recommend.
Mar 30, 2018
Episode 2; All About Venues
Episode 2; All About Venues In this episode we are going to talk about venues! What I love, what I hate, my favorite venues in SoCal and a few other honorable mentions. A deep dive into the ones that I love and why I love them. There are many different types of venues and I try to cover each. Venues brought live music to me, and I love it. Listen to hear my favorite venues in SoCal!
Mar 15, 2018
Episode 1; Welcome To The Podcast!!
In this episode I give a introduction to the SoCal Live Music Review, the podcast, and why I started both. I go into what you can expect in future episodes and whet your appetite to stay tuned! I hope you can hear the passion in my voice as I talked about live music and my experiences in Southern California going to concerts all over Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego County. Mentioned in this episode; thesclmr.com Instagram Twitter Hotel Café Troubadour TicketMaster