Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, Conducted by John Mauceri, at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Halloween (Concert Review)

November 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 


I published a story about the “Music from the Films of Tim Burton” concert event at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Halloween on my other website, the Rock Subculture Journal, yesterday.  I’ve since received a number of messages about it from friends in the original prop collecting community, so I thought I would share a link to the article here for readers who might be interested in the feature. Read more

San Diego Comic Con 2013: Metallica Rocks Downtown San Diego with “Secret Concert” Promoting IMAX 3D film “Metallica Through The Never”

July 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 


“What do you think? You’re scared… you want to know more, you want to see the whole thing”… Capping off “Metallica Day” at Comic Con International: San Diego (i.e. San Diego Comic Con) with a “secret” concert at Spreckels Theatre, the metal band’s front man James Hetfield makes a mid-gig reference to the IMAX 3D film, Metallica Through The Never. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band gave away tickets to the intimate 1,463 capacity concert venue during their Comic Con Hall H appearance earlier in the day (and funny enough, Hall H accommodates a much larger crowd of around 7,000. I know from picking up my own ticket at the special will call earlier in the day that many Fan Club members were also in attendance, so it was a pretty great energy from the crowd. Though the show was not too long (they came on an hour late at about 11 PM and finished up well before 12:30 AM), it was a fairly relentless onslaught of the metal music fans came to hear.

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Announcement: The Rock Subculture Journal

April 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As I mentioned in my Original Prop Blog Five Year Anniversary article published a few days ago, one of the projects I have been working on is a new website for music. Today, this site has launched as the Rock Subculture Journal, which can be found at:  My objective is to publish articles about collecting original rock and pop music memorabilia (much as I do here with television and movie props and costumes), but also to publish reviews, tips, news, and other content about the rock music culture and events. Read more

Concert Review & Photojournal: The Ting Tings at the Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 3/25/12

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tonight I had the opportunity to see The Ting Tings in concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco.  This is my first time seeing the band, and they were absolutely fantastic, which is all the more astonishing given that Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drum, keyboards, and even cow bell) had an emergency appendectomy last Friday.  The way she performed and danced all over the stage, and even into the audience (more on that later), you would never imagine that she had surgery just about a week ago.  Jule de Martino is the other half of the band, on drums, guitar, bass guitar, vocals, and keyboards. Read more

Concert Review & Photojournal: Peter Murphy at Yoshi’s | San Francisco, CA | 3/17/12

March 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Tonight I had an opportunity to see Peter Murphy in concert at Yoshi’s in San Francisco.   A special event that was part of a handful of California shows, the gig at Yoshi’s was actually two, back to back shows – one slated for 8:00 PM (which I attended) and another scheduled for 10:00 PM.  It was a fantastic show, and I really can’t say enough good things about the experience.  An incredible performer with an amazing voice. Read more

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