Soiled Dove

The Winery Dogs at the Soiled Dove, 10-14-13 (photos, review)

Drums. Bass. Guitar. They are the essentials of rock and roll. And with the right musicians in control, you don’t need anything more. Such was the case Monday night at the Soiled Dove when the power trio of Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen -- the Winery Dogs -- plowed through every track from their debut album.

Photo essay: Lee Ritenour @ the Soiled Dove Underground

Guitarist Lee Ritenour sojourned through the blues, fusion, rock, reggae and both smooth and traditional jazz at the Soiled Dove Underground Wednesday night. Sonny Emory (drums), Melvin Davis (bass) and Jesse Milliner (keys) flashed their chops in support of Ritenour's versatile playing to the enthusiastic, packed house.

Live review: Junior Brown @ Soiled Dove Underground

With his trademark flat-sided white cowboy hat, skinny black tie and "Guit-steel, Gee-Tar” in hand, neo-traditional country singer-songwriter Jamieson “JR.” Brown was welcomed by a sold out Solid Dove Underground on Saturday Brown always delivers a much-anticipated performance.

Live review: The Rippingtons @ Soiled Dove Underground

Musicians don't really become members of the Rippingtons. It's more like they serve time there. The institution is still run by its founder and principal architect, Russ Freeman, who recruited the likes of Kenny G, David Benoit and many other jazz namesakes for his genre-defining 1986 debut, "Moonlighting." Love it or hate it, that album opened the halls of Smooth Jazz for business.