Author Archives: Mike

Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest Submissions (and how I got that shot from the dash)

A few months ago I was able to help out some friends who were making their finalist video for a contest sponsored by the Reelz Channel and Porsche. I figured spending the day with a 911 Turbo S was not a bad way to spend the day. Here’s a link to the final video. While […]

It’s That Time of Year Again. PLEASE VOTE!

PDN is hosting their annual Ultimate Music Moment contest and I’ve submitted two photos this year. You can vote for either: This one in the “Crowd” category or this one in the “Performance” category. You can vote for your favorite but my preference would be to vote for the local unsigned guys, the Shrine. Thanks […]

Nick Waterhouse & the Tarots with Miila and the Geeks at the Li Po Lounge in San Francisco

Nick Waterhouse & the Tarots playing at the Li Po Lounge in San Francisco with Miila and the Geeks all the way in from Japan. Happening only a day or two after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, the money from the show went to a Japan relief fund.

Glen Iris at Outdoor Cinema Food Fest (August 21, 2010)

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest is exactly what it sounds like. A movie plays on a 50-foot screen that is set up somewhere outdoors while food trucks (all the rage here in Los Angeles) are parked all around the block for your dining pleasure. Before each movie there is also, typically, a band. On this night […]

Nada Rasta, Babylon Saints, Meet Me at the Pub at Good Hurt

August 14, 2010 – Mar Vista, California. Featured: Nada Rasta out of San Luis Obispo, California. Babylon Saints from Los Angeles, California Meet Me at the Pub from Venice, California

Slumberland Records 20th Anniversary Party

Even though I have no idea what it’s like to run a record label, if I ever wanted to start one or work for one, Slumberland Records would be what I would want it to be like. For over twenty years now they have been consistently releasing some of the best independent music, well, independently and they […]

Happy Hollows / Also I Like to Rock Concert Series at the Hammer Museum (July 8,2010)

The Happy Hollows are one of those bands that to really appreciate them, you need to see them live. Their energy is highly contagious it creates a unique feedback loop with the audience. They will be in Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Boston and Chicago in November.  Don’t miss it.

Reggae Motion with Mayaztek, Litmore and Dread Daze at the Good Hurt (July 3, 2010)

If you haven’t been to the Good Hurt in Mar Vista, I definitely recommend checking it out—it’s been my regular hangout for the last couple months now. They showcase a lot of local talent and the occasional touring act as well. These photos are from July 3, 2010.  Headlining was Reggae Motion an L.A. based band that’s […]

JRevolution Prototype Showroom / Downtown L.A. Art Walk (June 6, 2010)

Near the center of the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk (2nd Thursday of every month) is the JRevolution showroom.  You can find it easily by the loud Reggae music emanating  from within—from either a great local DJ or band. The clothing is hip, urban attire with obvious Reggae and Caribbean influences.

In honor of the 2010 Winter Olympics, summer in Vancouver

As I’m sitting here, watching the drama of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vacouver, British Columbia, Canada unfold on television and on the internet, I’m reminded of what an amazing city Vancouver is.  My first trip there was during a summer in the late 90s.  My girlfriend at the time (now my wife) and I […]