Live Music

The Full Moon Saloon sets its endless summer vibe against a tropical backdrop at Glass House Winery on Friday. Photo: Tracey Collins

ARTS Pick: Full Moon Saloon

Named after a bar in Florida that inspired Jimmy Buffet to write his songs, local cover band Full Moon Saloon is gaining notoriety and stacking up the gigs, including a recent Fridays After Five appearance. Since forming in 2000, FMS has had Parrotheads and reggae fans alike eating out of its musical hand as the […]

“Cooder-White-Skaggs is the legacy express, or I’ll eat a bug,” Ry Cooder (right) told Rolling Stone magazine. The triple bill appears at the Paramount on Friday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Ry Cooder

Decades after laying down licks for Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, Ry Cooder remains unobtrusively prolific as a slide guitarist and an album producer. His work with Buena Vista Social Club and Ali Farka Touré has added Grammy Awards to his shelf, while collaborations with The Rolling Stones, Lowell George, Van Morrison and Judy Collins […]

Drew Gibson brings his reflective songs of love, loss and family pride to The Garage on Tuesday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Drew Gibson

Alt-country singer-songwriter Drew Gibson proves that home is where his heart is on the new album, 1532. Drawing on family history, the finger-picking guitarist proves his talent as a storyteller though a mosaic of memorable events turned into song. The tracks convey the hardships in Gibson’s life from an uncle’s battle with leukemia to family […]