Archive for Music

Sing-a-Long Saturday – Sheryl Crow’s – “All I Wanna Do”

Apr 07, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Hit it!
This ain’t no disco
It ain’t no country club either
This is LA!
Sheryl Crow’s breakthrough hit from her 1993 debut album Tuesday [...]

Entertainment, Los Angeles, Music, SoCal Read more

Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Go-Go’s

Mar 26, 2011 by Lisa Newton

We previously wrote that all girl Rock N Roll bands are rare, and rarer are those that become international sensations.
Around 1980, an all girl music group from L.A., named the Go-Go’s was formed consisting of [...]

Entertainment, Music, SoCal Read more

Sing-a-Long Saturday – 13 songs entitled “Los Angeles”

Mar 19, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Los Angeles has long been known for its central role and contributions to the music industry. From the Capitol Records building to Charlie Chaplin’s A&M Records, and the fact that we’re the perennial home to [...]

Entertainment, Los Angeles, Music, SoCal Read more

Sing-a-Long Saturday – Incubus and a Road Trip

Mar 12, 2011 by Lisa Newton

In last week’s Sing-a-Long Saturday, I brought back memories of music and my kids, featuring Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
This week I’m also bringing back more fond memories, but featuring a California born and bred band–Incubus.
When [...]

Entertainment, Family, Music, SoCal Read more

Sing-a Long Saturday – Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Mar 05, 2011

Almost everyone has a genre of music that they love. In fact, many people have more than one.
Growing up, we’re influenced by what’s popular, what’s playing on the radio and most importantly what our [...]

Read more

Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Feb 19, 2011

Of all the songs that have been written and sung about Los Angeles and California, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the few bands that have more than one. In fact, this seven [...]

Read more

Taking a Dive in the LA River

Feb 17, 2011

Tony Diaz had just finished an acoustic set. He’s standing in the middle of The Den Bar waiting for the next act to perform.
It’s a typical looking dive bar in Hawthorne, Hipsters crowd around [...]

Read more

Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Doors – One of Los Angeles’ Most famous Bands

Feb 12, 2011

After a chance meeting in 1965 at Venice Beach, between two UCLA Film School Alumni, Jim Morrison, and Ray Manzarek, was the benign and unbeknown beginning of the formation of the musical group, The Doors.
Morrison [...]

Read more

Sing-a-Long Saturday – “The Cat in the Hat: Slash” – A Los Angeles and World Guitar Icon

Jan 29, 2011

The very first time I knew about the band “Guns N’ Roses,” is actually quite benign.
One day I happened to be watching a video on MTV and there was a band I had never [...]

Read more

Sing-a-Long Saturday – California Dreamin’ by the original Mamas and Papas

Jan 22, 2011

Anyone who grew up in the 60’s has heard of the Mamas and the Papas. Their unique vocal harmonies helped them garner five albums and 11 Top 40 hit singles. Plus, they have sold nearly [...]

Read more

Sing-a-Long Saturday – Donna Summer’s Sunset People

Jan 15, 2011

Do you remember the disco days?
I’m sure you a lot of you can recall spending your entire evening dancing to all hours of the night to a unique beat that begged your feet to [...]

Read more

Culver City’s Music in the Chamber starts this Friday

Jan 11, 2011

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Culver City’s Music in the Chambers, is featuring members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, with three free Neighborhood Chamber Music Concerts.
The gig will be held at Mike [...]

Read more

Sing-a-Long Saturday – The Byrds — One of the most Influential Bands of the 60’s

Jan 09, 2011

Originating from Los Angeles in 1964, “The Byrds” are considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. Initially, they pioneered the musical genre of folk rock, melding the influence [...]

Read more

Happy New Year, Los Angeles & So Cal!

Dec 31, 2010

2010 has been a great year for Travelin’ Local, and I know that 2011 will be even better.
And all of the thanks go to you–our wonderful readers. Furthermore, we hope that in 2011, all [...]

Read more