News and Reviews

News and reviews about music, concerts, events, technology and more by Stephen K. Peeples.

Playboy Jazz Festival press conference

Playboy Jazz Festival 2013 Swings June 15-16

Father’s Day Weekend Lineup Stars Sheila E., Naturally 7/Herbie Hancock, Trombone Shorty, the Brubeck Brothers, George Duke/Jeffrey Osborne and 15 More from Legends to...

Stewart ‘Dirk’ Fischer: An Appreciation

Fischer left a brilliant legacy of 60-plus years of arrangements and compositions. The Santa Clarita Valley lost a legendary composer/arranger and music educator, his family...
Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden on 'House Blend.' Photo: (c) Stephen K. Peeples.

Singer Sara Niemietz, Guitarist Snuffy Walden Preview New Songs on ‘House Blend’

Return to the Peeples Place at KHTS portal. Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden make encore 'House Blend' appearance Santa Clarita-based rock, soul and torch singer, songwriter,...
Suze Rotolo: 'A Freewheelin' Time' from 2008

Book Review: Suze Rotolo’s ‘A Freewheelin’ Time’

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. For years Suze Rotolo was the mystery girl Bob Dylan was pictured walking with down a slushy Greenwich Village street on...

‘Carry On’ with Stephen Stills Boxed Set

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. The much-anticipated Stephen Stills "Carry On" boxed set is due from Rhino Entertainment on March 26, four...

Prima Jr. & Band pack stage, blow lid off the Malibu Inn

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. Capping a series of TV and live dates in the L.A. area, Las Vegas-based jump-swing party band...
Desert Rose flyer Nov. 3, 2012

Rock Hall of Famer Chris Hillman & Desert Rose Band to play rare SoCal...

Chris Hillman and three members of The Desert Rose Band will make a rare appearance together on Saturday, Nov. 3, performing an unplugged set...

Nikhil Korula Band Grooves in San Diego

Blending jazz, rock and reggae, the Nikhil Korula Band will bring its vibrant sound and dance rhythms to RT’s Longboard Grill in San Diego...

Louis Prima Jr. and Band to Jump, Jive ‘n’ Wail in H’wood, Malibu

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. Las Vegas-based jump-swing party band Louis Prima Jr.  and The Witnesses featuring singer Sarah Spiegel swing west...
Mark Lewisohn, Aug. 4, 2011

Lewisohn Beatles Bio Vol. 1 Done; Due Oct. 2013

In our extensive August 2011 Skype interview, as he was heading down the home stretch writing the first volumes of what's expected to be...
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