Tom Keifer/LA Guns
L.Paul Mann watches and photographs hard rock acts Tom Keifer and LA Guns rock the Ojai Libbey Bowl in California.
In Florida, L. PauL Mann watches and photographs 38 Special, a band keeping Southern Rock alive and well
Featuring a highly impressive roster of rock star A listers, Above Ground returns for a second year of mental health awareness and fund raising at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. L. Paul Mann reviews.
L. Paul Mann watches and photographs goth rock icons the Cure curate a highly impressive support bill capped with a superb headline slot for their all-day festival in the blazing California sunshine.
L. Paul Mann watches New Orleans rock band the Revivalists wind up their 2019 tour at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in California.
L. Paul Mann enjoys a hot Night at the Vina Robles Amphitheater in California with classic rock/blues artist Steve Miller.
L.Paul Mann watches and photographs veteran folk rocker Don McLean at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai in California.
b. Paul Mann watches the Avett Brothers bring families together for a sold-out concert at Vina Robles Amphitheater in Paso Robles in California.
Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge
L. Paul Mann watches Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge bring classic rock to the Mid- State Fair in Paso Robles in California.
L.Paul Mann watches Hyde bring Japanese keavy metal to a sold out crowd at 1720 Club in Los Angeles.
L. Paul Mann watches and photographs pioneering progressive rockers Kansas play an extensive set at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara.
L. Paul Mann watches Irish-American rockers Flogging Molly play a boisterous and exuberant show at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez.
L. Paul Mann enjoys the third and final day of the 12th annual Musink Festival in California which featured an onslaught of punk veterans.
L. Paul Mann watches Matchbox Twenty and hugely successful solo singer Rob Thomas dust off his back catalogue for an impressive tour-previewing show in California.
L Paul Mann watches Bush and Live play a secret concert at the legendary Roxy Theater in Hollywood to announce a summer tour of the United States.
L.Paul Mann watches iconic singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie make a welcome return to the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara.
L. Paul Mann watches the American Crossroads Trio, in which David Bromberg, Larry Campbell and Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo team up for a Californian concert.
In tribute to their vocalist and dancer Keith Flint who died on the 4th March, L. Paul Mann presents photographs of the Prodigy taken at the Riot Fest in Denver in 2015.
Reverend Tall Tree’s Blues Opera
L. Paul Mann at the tiny Ojai Underground Exchange enjoys veteran singer-songwriter Chris Pierce's extraordinary two part set of story songs, 'Reverend Tall Trees Blues Opera'.
L. Paul Mann watches and photographs British folk blues rockers the Kooks play a triumphant set at the Hollywood Palladium.
L. Paul Mann watches David Crosby play a homecoming gig with his new band at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara.
L. Paul Mann watches retro-influenced act Vintage Trouble rock the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
L. Paul Mann finds that the Surfrider Benefit brings a diverse group of four song writers to the Alcazar Theater in Carpinteria.
L. Paul Mann watches Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators return home to play the Hollywood Palladium.
l. Paul Mann watches The The on their first US tour in eighteen years bring 80’s angst back to the Hollywood Palladium.
L. Paul Mann watches Graham Nash plays fifty years of hits at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara.
L Paul Mann guides us through the many and varied delights of the final day of sunny San Diego's KAABOO festival,
L. Paul Mann enjoys a blinding greatest hits set from 90's alt. rock band Gin Blossoms.
On the second day of San Diego's KAABOO festival, L Paul Mann takes in hip-hop, alt-rock and the return of some musical legends.
L. Paul Mann watches Roger Daltrey pull out some old Who gems at Vina Robles Amphitheater in California.
L Paul Mann surveys the end-of-summer scene at the opening day of the musically diverse KAABOO music festival in California.
L. Paul Mann watches Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman bring their latest version of Yes to the Greek Theater Los Angeles.
Arroyo Seco Weekend
L. Paul Mann enjoys the second annual Arroyo Seco festival which included sets from the Pretenders, Belle and Sebastian, the Specials, Neil Young, Jack White and Robert Plant.
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
L. Paul Mann enjoys the first two days of the Bonnaroo Music Festival, watching sets from Cage The Elephant, Muse and Sheryl Crow and is encapsulated by its legendary and unique Superjam.
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
On the third and fourth day of the Bonnaroo Music Festival L. Paul Mann sees sets by Eminem, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Old Crow Medicine Show and the Killers, but concludes that festivals of its size are no longer defined by their headline acts.
Beale Street Music Festival
L. Paul Mann enjoys the blues-oriented annual three-day Beale Street Music Festival at Memphis in Tennessee.
Welcome to Rockville
On the last day of the Welcome to Rockville hard rock festival L, Paul Mann is impressed by classic hit sets from Billy Idol and the Foo Fighters as well as that oF new blues-influenced band Greta Van Fleet.
Skull and Roses Festival
L. Paul Mann finds that the music of the Grateful Dead lives on at the second annual Skull and Roses Festival.
Welcome to Rockville
L. Paul Mann attends the first day of Florida hard rock festival Welcome to Rockville including an excellent set on his final world tour from headliner Ozzy Osbourne.
Welcome to Rockville
At the second day of hard rock festival Welcome to Rockville L. Paul Mann watches sets from Black Veil Brides, Stone Temple Pilots and Avenge Sevenfold
L Paul Mann witnesses a rock royalty star-studded and occasionally bizarre benefit concert in Los Angeles.
On the second and third day of Coachella L. Paul Mann enjoys and photographs sets from Nile Rodgers, David Byrne, Beyonce and Eminem as well as several indie acts including Benjamin Booker, Alvayys and Odesza.
At the first day of Coachella, L. Paul Mann watches a stunning set from Jean Michel Jarre as well as those from newer acts including the Marias, Greta Van Fleet, Dreams and Perfume Genius.
Country rock legend Chris Hillman mixed old favourites with new tracks at a special sold out benefit concert for the devastating California Wildfires. L. Paul Mann was at the Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara to review proceedings.
L. Paul Mann at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Acres watches American rock group Chicago embark on a 2018 tour, which provides fans with the opportunity to hear all of their eponymous second album in its entirety along with many of their other classic hits.
Kick Ash Bash
After recent fires and mudslides devastated the area around Santa Barbara, the community rallied with a star-studded gala concert to thank the firefighters and others who saved them. L Paul Mann took in the day of celebration.
Kick Ash Bash
L Paul Mann takes in the second half the After Bash of the star-studded charity concert, the Kick Ash Bash.
Celebrating David Bowie
L. Paul Mann at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles enjoys the Celebrating David Bowie concert tour, which saw a core band of veteran rockers many of who had performed and recorded with David Bowie joined each night by a different set of guest vocalists.
L.Paul Mann watches punk/new wave band the Psychedelic Furs play a powerful set of classic hits at the the Canyon Club in Agoura in California.
Exodus 40 Live
L. Paul Mann enjoys an unique tribute gig, led by Stephen and Ziggy Marley, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their father Bob Marley and the Wailers' classic reggae album, 'Exodus'.
Timothy B. Schmit and Richie Furay
L. Paul Mann enjoys a lengthy classic rock set set from longtime Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit in which he is both supported and also joined for some songs by his former band mate in Poco, Richie Furay.
L Paul Mann takes in the star-studded charity gig, Dimebash 2018, at The Observatory in Santa Ana.
L Paul Mann catches post-grunge rockers Dishwalla as they play a fun and crowd-pleasing set in their hometown
Alan Parsons Project
L. Paul Mann watches the Alan Parsons Project back after a long absence from touring play an enthralling set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their ‘I Robot’ album.
L. Paul Mann enjoys a set from legendary lap steel guitar player Jerry Douglas and his band at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
L Paul Mann enjoys two varied days of music at the sixth edition of Aftershock, California's premier metal festival