Monday, May 26, 2014

Sights and Sounds: Lifehouse, Five For Fighting, Mindi Abair, Rickie Lee Jones

There are plenty of noteworthy headlines to kick off the week…

The Orange County Fair has announced a performance featuring Lifehouse and Five For Fighting as part of the 2014 Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre. Tickets for the event, which includes regular admission to the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 31 via Ticketmaster or at the OC Fair & Event Center Box Office.

Mindi Abair will celebrate the release of her new album Wild Heart on Friday, May 30,  at the Back Bay Amphitheater to launch the Newport Beach Jazz Festival. Performing with Mindi will be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Booker T. Jones, along with fan favorite and former top 3 American Idol contestant Elliot Yamin. Mindi Abair is no stranger to Orange County audiences; earlier this month she joined Gregg Allman during his set of day 1 at Doheny Blues Fest, and then turned around and joined Keb' Mo' at his set on day 2 of the Dana Point festival. All attendees will enjoy a hosted reception before this intimate show and 2 complimentary drinks, so don't miss out on the party. Tickets are available at

Finally, my Music Worth Buying co-host TJR has posted an in-depth review of Rickie Lee Jones' seminal 1979 debut LP. You can view it below:

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