by Brad Roberts
It will be a sad and somber week and it feels a little frivolous, even disrespectful, to urge people to go and try to bury their feelings with a music show. Real life floods in and changes our perspective overnight. I'll publish what I had already written up to Saturday night, but don't expect a lot from me after that. It's tough to type through the tears. Let's just think about the victims and the victim's families in Orlando this week.
I have a ticket to go see Rogue Wave at Teragram Ballroom on Friday night and I will do that. Rogue Wave has always included elements of substance and seriousness in all their music, so it's healing properties will be much appreciated.
Before all this horror: It was a pretty fun Make Music Pasadena this year, in spite of the nearly steady drizzle that darkened the sky, but couldn't dampen the spirits of the festival-goers who stood at the many outdoor stages that filled the old town.
Besides, there were so many indoor venues offering fine music you could easily avoid the weather altogether, I spent most of my day at The Armory Center For The Arts watching All Scene Eye's two stages. I'll post a column all about it later in the week.