Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Sights and Sounds: Amos Lee, Jack's 9th Show, Gardens & Villa, Status Quo

Whew! Lots of news and notes as it relates to upcoming releases and concert events. Read away!

Firstly, I have news on several upcoming SoCal concert events.

Amos Lee performs in Costa Mesa tonight.
Photo: Harper Lee
Have plans tonight? If you live in Southern California and are free, I highly recommend catching singer-songwriter Amos Lee when he headlines at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, at 8 p.m. Lee's current Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song tour finds the talented artist who blends pop, soul and folk performing songs from his 5th album (Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song), as well as well known earlier material including "Windows Are Rolled Down," "Bottom of the Barrel" and "Night Train." Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers open. Information:

93.1 Jack FM has announced the lineup for Jack's 9th Show. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Collective Soul, Billy Squier, Violent Femmes, Bow Wow Wow and Naked Eyes will perform at The Theatre at Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Tickets ($47.30 - $136) for the event will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8 and are available through,, at Ticketmaster retail outlets and via Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone: 800-745-3000. Tickets will be available to purchase at the Honda Center Box Office beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The OC Parks Summer Concert Series continues with a free (that's right, free) show from Gardens & Villa on Thursday, Aug. 7 (that's tomorrow). Orange County's own Stacy Clark opens at the outdoor event, which will be held at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley from 6-8 p.m. Read more on the exciting concert series here.

And now on to exciting news as it relates to classic rock act Status Quo...

The Frantic Four's Final Fling – Live At The Dublin 02 Arena
Out September 30 on earMUSIC / Eagle Rock Entertainment

When the last notes rang out in the Dublin o2 on Saturday, April 12, 2014, the 9000 fans packing the venue knew that they were witnessing the end of something special.  The reunion that nobody thought would ever be possible had happened, but now the itch was scratched and that particular book was closed. 
On September 30, 2014, Status Quo will commemorate one very special night with the North American release of The Frantic Four’s Final Fling – Live At The Dublin 02 Arena on 2CD, double vinyl, and digital audio through earMUSIC / Edel / Eagle Rock Entertainment.
When the original line-up of Status Quo reunited for a 9-date UK tour in March 2013 the outpouring of approval and raw emotion from the fans was incredible. Public demand made the final tour of 2014 mandatory and it was just as emotional. RossiParfittLancaster and Coghlan received a rapturous response; the band clicked straight back into their groove, the chemistry obvious, the music stunning and the volume almost overpowering.  It all led to Dublin; the final show of the final tour. Ever.
The Frantic Four tours were highlights in a career that has seen Quo achieve more than anyone dreamed possible.  The Times (UK) said, “It sounded fantastic.  And they, like us, were clearly getting a tremendous kick out of revisiting these long-neglected songs.”  Classic Rock said, quite simply, “F*ck me, dreams can come true!” Dublin was a genuine milestone on the incredible road that Quo have traveled, and it’s captured in all its glory here: The Frantic Four´s Final Fling – Live At The Dublin 02 Arena.
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