Author Archive: Russ Allsup

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Ohana Music Festival on the Beach

Ohana Music Festival on the Beach

Ohana Music Festival on the Beach by Russ Allsup and Dan Westcott Upon arriving at the very first Ohana Fest, the vibe was friendly and laid back. The first sight as one exited the freeway was the blue water and splashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, which added to the anticipation. After securing a parking spot, […]

By September 17, 2016 Read More →
Celebrating 60 years of Capitol Studios

Celebrating 60 years of Capitol Studios

Celebrating 60 years of Capitol Studios by Russ Allsup Capitol Studios opened its doors to the public in celebration of its 60th anniversary on May 20-21 with a weekend full of events that included tours of their legendary recording studios, a record fair and live performances. As soon as you enter the iconic Capitol Tower […]

By September 16, 2016 Read More →
Capitol Studios Turns 60

Capitol Studios Turns 60

Capitol Studio Turns 60 By Russ Allsup Located in the world famous Capitol Records building at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood, Capitol Studios is one of the most historic and legendary recording studios ever. Built in 1956, Capitol Studios has been at the center of some of the biggest and most historic […]

By May 15, 2016 Read More →
Darkness Comes to LA April 12

Darkness Comes to LA April 12

Darkness Comes to LA By Russ Allsup Powerhouse rock n’ roll band The Darkness bring their ‘Back in the USSA’ tour to Los Angeles on April 12th at the Belasco Theatre, with opening act Raven Eye. The band put on a high energy show like nobody else, have unique and powerful muscic, and have some […]

By April 9, 2016 Read More →
Blue Oyster Cult Agents of Fortune Live

Blue Oyster Cult Agents of Fortune Live

Blue Oyster Cult Agents of Fortune Live By Russ Allsup Legendary rock n’ roll band Blue Oyster Cult to play their classic album AGENTS OF FORTUNE live in concert To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the release of their iconic, multi-million selling LP “AGENTS OF FORTUNE,” Blue Oyster Cult is planning two special shows which […]

By April 9, 2016 Read More →
Guns N¹ Roses at the Troubadour

Guns N¹ Roses at the Troubadour

Guns N’ Roses at the Troubadour By Russ Allsup When Guns N’ Roses announced a few months back that the original members Slash and Duff McKagen had rejoined the band after a 23 year absence, and their big comeback show would be at the massive Coachella Music Festival, the Los Angeles area had been buzzing […]

By April 4, 2016 Read More →
Fleetwood Mac Fest at the Fonda

Fleetwood Mac Fest at the Fonda

Fleetwood Mac Fest By Russ Allsup A special evening of music took place at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 10th when a diverse array of artist and musicians came together to pay tribute to the music of Fleetwood Mac. What was billed as the Fleetwood Mac Fest was indeed a unique musical event […]

By April 3, 2016 Read More →
Celebration of Bowie at the Roxy

Celebration of Bowie at the Roxy

Celebration of Bowie By Russ Allsup The Celebration of David Bowie show at the Roxy in Hollywood on Feb. 8th was a magical night. Over seventy musicians came together and over the course of the evening played a staggering forty Bowie songs over a four-hour period. This was the first official Los Angeles celebration of […]

By April 3, 2016 Read More →
Ray Manzerek Birthday Tribute Concert

Ray Manzerek Birthday Tribute Concert

Ray Manzerek Birthday Tribute By Russ Allsup I’ve been a big fan of the Doors music since I started really listening to music. They occupy a very special place in my heart, so when I found out that remaining members John Densmore and Robbie Krieger would be holding a benefit show honoring Doors keyboard player […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood

Harry Potter Land By Russ Allsup My first Universal Studios Hollywood experience was in 1981, back when they actually had a couple of ‘Bionic Man’ attractions. I went again in 1994, when the main attractions were for the films ‘Backdraft’ and Back To the Future’. Last week I went to experience the new Harry Potter […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
Red Carpet for Alleluia! The Devils¹ Carnival

Red Carpet for Alleluia! The Devils¹ Carnival

Red Carpet for Alleluia! The Devils’ Carnival by Russ Allsup On Aug. 11th I went to the historic Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Blvd. and attended the world premier of Alleluia! The Devils Carnival. As I arrived and took in the festivities, I could see that this was not your normal red carpet premier- the were […]

By November 17, 2015 Read More →
Mighty Mudhoney

Mighty Mudhoney

Mighty Mudhoney by Russ Allsup First a little personal history. I love music. I’d have to say it’s my favorite thing. I’ve been to many shows, and I moved to Los Angeles in 1991, right as the grunge music movement was taking over. That year I got to see most of the Seattle bands that […]

By November 16, 2015 Read More →
The Foo Fighters Play Everything!

The Foo Fighters Play Everything!

The Foo Fighters Play Everything by Russ Allsup The Foo Fighters wrapped up their American tour on Oct. 18th at Castaic Lake for the 32nd annual and final Love Ride, proceeds of which went to the Wounded Warrior Project. This was billed as an extra special show by the Foo Fighters, and it was. As […]

By November 15, 2015 Read More →
The Wall Masterpiece

The Wall Masterpiece

The Wall Masterpiece By Russ Allsup When I went to go see Roger Waters live presentation of the Pink Floyd masterpiece ‘The Wall’ in 2010, it was an event I’d waited my whole life for. The show delivered in a way that few concerts these days do. It was more of a multimedia event than […]

By October 12, 2015 Read More →
The Scorpions Rock!

The Scorpions Rock!

The Scorpions Rock! by Russ Allsup When the Scorpions rolled into the Los Angeles Forum on Saturday, October 3rd, it a cause for celebration. As the band enters it’s fiftieth year, it’s still rocking as hard as ever. The forum was packed with rockers young and old who saw the show opened by Seattle band […]

By October 12, 2015 Read More →