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10.5.2019

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, a San Francisco institution thanks to the late, Warren Hellman. A successful businessman with an intense love for live music. Hellman also loved played the banjo and was the primary sponsor providing funding for this event, to this day, even...

6.21.2019

Robbie Williams, global pop superstar from Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom playing a limited three month residency at The Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Most Americans are unfamiliar with this pop star so for a little insight on this pop superstar, Robbie is a household name...

Larger than life, standing at 6'6" tall, Michael Franti enters the Fillmore in grand fashion. From the back of the venue he wades through the crowd, heading to the stage to start his show. The 51 year old singer songwriter beginning his set like no other. For the next...

10.8.2018

Lenny Kravitz never disappoints! LLLLLove Lenny! Definitley one of my top five artists, so with this blog, please keep in mind there may be a wee bit of a biased viewpoint.  I've been seeing his shows for many years, and each and every one brings so much joy...the kind...

9.19.2018

Imagine London circa 1970, music history was being made if you were anywhere near a New Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin concert. This was a new unique harder rock sound. Wind the clock forward 48 years and you have Greta Van Fleet. Four guys in their early 20s from Mi...

9.12.2018

This show...Epic! Foo Fighters were insanely amazing. One of those shows that when I think back on the gig...it brings joy to my heart! Its a couple weeks ago now, but I'm still riding on it!

The Joy Formidable opened the show with their 40 minute set. Decibels above wh...

Rodrigo y Gabriela, the classical guitar duo from Mexico, play their acoustic guitars in a no frills stage set up. No fancy lights or slide shows. No drums, bass or keys to be found. In their music, you can hear influences by a number of genres from Metal to Flamenco....

Burger Boogaloo...the most refreshing annual two day music festival to hit Northern California. Mostly punk, old school and new...and always some nice surprises along the way. It takes place at Mosswood Park in Oakland. Its nicely laid out, although the entrance can be...

6.25.2018

On this warm Friday evening in June,  I innocently walked into the Fillmore, not knowing what was about to unfold before my eyes and ears. Only a couple days prior I was turned onto this artist, "Fantastic Negrito". I had never heard of him before. So as one...

5.20.2018

Wow!  What a show!  P!nk, The Beautiful Trauma Tour 2018.

The artist known as Pink, born, Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 1979. Pink gets her name from the movie Reservoir of Dogs, a film she saw as a teenager. Her friends thought she resemble...

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Hailing from LA, Cheryl Alterman spent her youth indulging her love of music, studying fine art and oil painting.  College educated in the UK in typographic design, she has worked as a freelance graphic designer collaborating with the likes of Roger Dean (Yes) and others. One of her original oil paintings actually hung on the walls of The Royal Academy for a summer.
In the late 90's Alterman was awarded for billboard design, and was published by the D&AD, (Designers and Art Directors UK).  Moving back to California, Cheryl made her home in Sonoma County where she works in the radio biz by day, shooting gigs by night. Camera in hand, Alterman has found the perfect expression to combine her passion for music and art.

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