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SCV Rock Beat – The Finale

SCV Rock Beat - The Finale

After 12 years covering local music and musicians in the Santa Clarita Valley for The Signal, KHTS, SCVTV and SCVNews.com, I’m unplugging my axe from the SCV Rock Beat. Time for someone else – maybe even a fellow musician! – to plug in, crank it to 11, and keep local music coverage alive. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa ...

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SCV Rock Beat – Delgados, Country Showdown, ‘House Blend’

Delgado Brothers

SCV Rock Beat – July 14, 2016 – The Delgado Brothers, fresh from their win at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where co-founder Joey Delgado also won the Albert King “Best Guitarist” honors, bring their spirited East L.A. rock ’n’ soul back to the Valencia Jazz & Blues stage on the street outside the Hyatt Valencia Friday night starting ...

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Smokin’ Hot SCV Sounds On Fourth Of July Weekend

SCV Rock Beat - June 29, 2016

Friday night, the 2016 Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series fires up our Fourth of July weekend with the Susie Hansen Latin Band, a veteran Los Angeles Latin-jazz and Afro-Cuban outfit fronted by electric violinist-vocalist Susie Hansen. Her caliente all-star band features Daniel Castillo (lead vocals, congas), Kaspar Abbo (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Rotondi (piano) and other talented players. ...

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SCV Rock Beat: Hot Fun On First Weekend Of Summer 2016: Roadshow Revival, Tom Nolan Band

Get ready for the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands to once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia, said event officials.

Fresh off their butt-rockin’ set at last Thursday night’s “Senses on Main” block party on, local punkabilly ravers and SCVTV “House Blend” stars Hard Six are among the local Santa Clarita-Ventura bands ripping it up this first weekend of summer 2016 at the 8th Roadshow Revival American roots music festival in Ventura. By Stephen K. Peeples Hard Six – featuring ...

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SCV Rock Beat – June 16, 2016

SCV Rock Beat - June 16, 2016

SCV Rock Beat – June 16, 2016 – Stars of SCVTV’s “House Blend” music and interview show will shine from the mountains to the sea this weekend. By Stephen K. Peeples Thursday night, bad-ass local punkabilly blues-rock band Hard Six opens for L.A. rockapunkers Three Bad Jacks at this month’s “Senses on Main” block party on Main Street in Old ...

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Santa Clarita Remembers Good Vibes With Rod Bennett

Santa Clarita News - Community News

Family, Friends, Students & Bandmates Flood Social Media with Tributes and Memories By Stephen K. Peeples Ed. Note: This article was first published at StephenKPeeples.com. Reposted with permission. Longtime Santa Clarita resident and Arroyo Seco Junior High School band director Rod Bennett’s tragic death late Wednesday afternoon, May 25, while on a routine (for him) cycle ride, has hit the ...

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COC Music Wraps Semester With Finales At The PAC – SCV Rock Beat

Arts and Entertainment News

By Stephen K. Peeples College of the Canyons music students have spent the semester prepping for this weekend’s spring finales at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at COC. The Jazz Department’s annual “POPS!” concert featuring the award-winning Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Lab Band is Friday night starting at 7:30. Director KC Manji will lead the bands through sets ...

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Summer Meltdown, Ventura Blues, Delgados On House Blend – SCV Rock Beat

Summer Meltdown 2016

By Stephen K. Peeples The 13th annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art & Music Festival takes over Central Park Saturday, and we have the winners of last week’s SCV Rock Beat random drawing for free tickets, courtesy the Yes I Can students who stage the show. Congratulations to the Denise Gilly family; Nicole Schlichtholz; Don Leigh and Sophia Peebles (no ...

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SCV Rock Beat – April 14, 2016 – Summer Meltdown Ticket Giveaway; SCV Dodger Day May 1

By Stephen K. Peeples By special arrangement with organizers of the 13th annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art & Music Festival, and in celebration of National Autism Awareness Month in April, SCV Rock Beat will give away 10 pairs of Summer Meltdown tickets to lucky local fans in a random drawing. If you and a guest want to attend the ...

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SCV Rock Beat – April 7, 2016

Summer Meltdown 2016

By Stephen K. Peeples Last Saturday, on National Austism Awareness Day, organizers of the 13th annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art & Music Festival unveiled a new headliner and a revamped lineup for the event at Santa Clarita’s Central Park on Saturday, April 30. Unified Highway has signed on to headline, and the bill also features Z-Trip, Katchafire, Through the ...

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