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Where: The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA
When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023
Next: Orianthi performs at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, CA on Saturday, Jan. 28
Review by Robert Kinsler
Photography by Bob Steshetz
|Orianthi is one of the world's most talented and exciting guitar players.|
|From left, guitarist Neil Swanson, drummer Elias Mallin, Orianthi and bassist Justin Andres performing at The Coach House on Jan. 26, 2023.|
She also showcased her incredible talents as a rhythm guitarist on an enticing cover of Michael Jackson's "Black or White."
|Guitarist Neil Swanson with Orianthi at The Coach House.|
|From left, Orianthi and Tracii Guns during a performance of "Sinners Hymn."|From left, guitarist Neil Swanson, singer-guitarist Orianthi, guitarist Tracii Guns and
drummer Elias Mallin at The Coach House.
After ending her regular set with an energetic take on her 2009 hit "According to You," she thrilled the crowd with a powerful version of the Jimi Hendrix classic "Voodoo Chile." Orianthi is that rare modern day guitar great capable of conjuring up the flawless technique, power and wizardry of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
|Mori's Memento performing at The Coach House on Jan. 26, 2023.|
One of the world's great artists is set to be honored by a slew of other music notables via a GRAMMY Salute to the Beach Boys on Feb. 8, 2023. (You can read my review of the Beach Boys' August 2022 concert event HERE)...Robert Kinsler
|The Beach Boys performing at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 8, 2022.|
Photo credit: Bob Steshetz
Marshall Crenshaw's wonderful self-titled album is being reissued next month, and the audio CD version includes bonus material too!...Robert Kinsler
What a great tour! This has to be one of the mostly highly-anticipated summer tours of 2023! I've seen Beck (many times), Phoenix, Japanese Breakfast and Jenny Lewis — all are terrific in concert. Robert Kinsler
BECK AND PHOENIX ANNOUNCE 2023
CO-HEADLINE SUMMER ODYSSEY TOUR
Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. Local on Ticketmaster.com
|Beck (in center) with Phoenix. The two artists will co-headline on their 'Summer Odyssey' Tour|
beginning on Aug. 1, 2023.
Eight-time Grammy-winning artist Beck and Grammy-winning French band Phoenix announced their upcoming co-headline Summer Odyssey tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 19-city run kicks off on Tuesday, Aug. 1 in Seattle at Climate Pledge Arena, with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Boston, New York, and more before wrapping up on Sunday, Sept. 10 in Columbia at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The tour will feature Japanese Breakfast, Jenny Lewis and Weyes Blood on select dates with Sir Chloe.
The tour will make a Los Angeles stop at Kia Forum on Monday, Aug. 7, 2023.
TICKETS: Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. local time on Ticketmaster.com.
SUMMER ODYSSEY 2023 TOUR DATES:
Tue Aug 01 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena ^#
Thu Aug 03 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater ^#
Sat Aug 05 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion ^#
Mon Aug 07 - Los Angeles, CA - Kia Forum ^#
Tue Aug 08 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena +#
Wed Aug 09 – Orange County, CA – OC Fair*
Fri Aug 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center +#
Sat Aug 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Michelob ULTRA Arena +#
Tue Aug 15 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre +#
Fri Aug 18 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP ~#
Sun Aug 20 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ~#
Mon Aug 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion ~#
Tue Aug 22 – Austin, TX – Moody Center ~#
Thu Aug 31 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion #
Sat Sep 02 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre ~#
Sun Sep 03 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage ~#
Tue Sep 05 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway ~#
Fri Sep 08 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann ~#
Sat Sep 09 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden ~
Sun Sep 10 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion ~#
^ Jenny Lewis
+ Japanese Breakfast
~ Weyes Blood
# Sir Chloe
* Fair Date
2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee and eight-time Grammy-winner Beck has traveled light years from his emergence as a reluctant generational spokesperson when “Loser” exploded into a ubiquitous 1994 smash. Beck's singular vision has since seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blazing a path into the future while foraging through the past.
Surfacing just as mainstream and alternative intersected, no small thanks to his 1994 debut Mellow Gold, Beck quickly confounded expectations with subsequent releases including the lo-fi folk of One Foot in the Grave and 1996’s multi-platinum Odelay—which has remained a cultural touchstone for generations.
Beck’s creative evolution has always progressed at an exponential rate. From the atmospherics of 1998's Mutations and the fluorescent funk of 1999's Midnite Vultures, the somber reflections of 2002's Sea Change, 2005's tour de force Guero and 2006's sprawling The Information, 2008's acclaimed Modern Guilt, 2014’s Album of the Year Grammy-winning Morning Phase, the “euphoric blast of experimental pop” (Rolling Stone) that was 2017’s Colors and his 2019 "best in a decade” (People) Hyperspace… No Beck record has ever sounded like its predecessor — though The New York Times notes a consistent thread: “Though Beck’s records through the years have tended toward maximalism, a kind of meticulous sonic gorgeousness, melody remains central to his art.``
Phoenix is a critically-acclaimed band from France. Born out of high school friendships in Versailles, Phoenix have been nominated twice for Grammy awards, winning “Best Alternative Album” in 2010 for their record Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix which included hit singles "1901" and "Lisztomania." They also won “Best Rock Album” in 2014 for
Bankrupt! at the French Victoires de La Musique.
Known for their sleek, highly stylized sonics and incredible, infectious melodies, Phoenix recently released their critically lauded new album Alpha Zulu featuring current single Tonight with Ezra Koenig. The band has headlined festivals including Coachella, Rock en Seine and Governors Ball. They have sold out New York City’s prestigious Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, and played festivals from Glastonbury (UK) to Vieilles Charrues (FR) to Summer Sonic (JPN) and more around the globe.
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Three terrific albums released on Jan. 20, 2023 are featured in my column this week.
|Dave Rowntree has just released his debut solo album "Radio Songs." |
Photo credit: Paul Postle
Famed jazz guitar great/composer Stephane Wrembel is going to be in Southern California this month, including at the legendary Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on Wednesday, January 25...Robert Kinsler
Jazz guitarist and composer, Stephane Wrembel, will tour in California with his band in January 2023
Berkeley, Napa, Santa Cruz, San Juan Capistrano, San Diego, and Los Angeles
Tour coincides with the 113th anniversary of the birth of Django Reinhardt
NEW YORK, NY—December 20, 2022--Stephane Wrembel, best known for his original compositions “Bistro Fada” (Midnight in Paris) and “Big Brother” (Vicki Cristina Barcelon) will return to California from January 21 through January 29. Wrembel is one of the most highly regarded guitarists in the world specializing in the style of legendary composer/guitarist Django Reinhardt (b. January 23, 1910). Wrembel’s world-class band includes long-time members: Josh Kaye (guitar), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass) and Nick Anderson (drums).
Tour dates are as follows (all dates subject to change):
Jan 21: Freight & Salvage, Django Reinhardt Birthday Festival, Berkeley
Jan 22: Blue Note, Napa
Jan 23: Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz
Jan 25: The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano
Jan 26: -Dizzy's Jazz, San Diego
Jan 27: Jan 29, Django A Gogo Festival, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, Los Angeles
Born in Fountainebleau, France, Wrembel learned his craft traveling the French countryside before graduating from Berklee College of Music. Wrembel has had a remarkable career, touring the world, composing for film and TV, while releasing 16 albums under his name and the nom de plume, The Django Experiment. Wrembel’s original composition “Bistro Fada”, the theme song for the movie Midnight in Paris, has had over 14 million plays on Spotify. In 2019, Wrembel released the highly regarded Django L’Impressionniste, featuring 17 of Reinhardt’s preludes for solo guitar. He is the only guitarist in the world to perform these 17 preludes in their entirety. The Aquarian said, “Stephane Wrembel just might be the greatest acoustic guitarist alive.”
Wrembel is currently putting the finishing touches on a new recording, Django New Orleans, to be released in early May of 2023 in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of his annual Django a Gogo Festival, which brings together some of the finest musicians in the world to celebrate the Sinti guitar style to perform in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Town Hall.
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