The Offspring brings real punk rock back to Paso Robles

It was such an amazing night, celebrating a sold-out show with punk legends The Offspring at Vina Robles Amphitheater (one of my favorite local venues). One thing that gets me stoked about going to concerts is knowing that, sometimes, I might not know who the opener is and I get to experience someone new. The […]

Kane Brown brings famous friends to California Mid-State Fair

What a night celebrating a sold-out show with country superstar Kane Brown at Paso Robles annual California Mid-State Fair! When all the lights dimmed, everyone went crazy as Brown began the intro to his set. As he walked on the stage, flames and smoke erupted, making the crowd go even crazier. Kane Brown played some […]

Slightly Stoopid stirs up Avila Beach, CA

After two long years, Slightly Stoopid‘s renowned summer tour was finally back in action, hitting Avila Beach on July 14th, 2022. Not only that, but this time around, the Stoopid boys are being joined by some of the hottest reggae bands in the business: Fortunate Youth, Common Kings and Pepper (which unfortunately couldn’t make the […]

Sweet roots music with Stephen Marley & Skip Marley in Paso Robles

On June 4th, Paso Robles County was blessed with a legendary performance by GRAMMY Award-winning reggae artist Stephen Marley and his nephew, Skip Marley. Stephen Marley and Skip paid tribute to father/grandfather, Bob, playing hits like “One Love”, “Jammin’” and more to remember his great contribution to reggae music. Skip started off the night making […]

Dustin Lynch brings real country to Avila Beach, CA

On May 15th, Avila Beach was blessed to host country superstars Dustin Lynch and Sean Stemaly, with local favorite Stephen Styles. Stephen Styles is an up-and-coming country artist from right here in Sante Ynez! He started off the evening with his authentic and upbeat country music, and definitely was good at getting the crowd involved […]

ZZ Top rocks Paso Robles, California

On May 29th, I had the opportunity to witness one of the best rock-and-roll bands to ever come out of the 70s at one of my favorite venues — the Vina Robles Amphitheater in Paso Robles, California. As a kid growing up with 70s rock-and-roll due to having older parents, when I saw that ZZ […]

Stand Atlantic & friends rock Ventura Music Hall

On May 6th, I was fortunate enough to see one the best up-and-coming pop punk bands straight from Australia — Stand Atlantic, with Cemetery Sun and With Confidence. At the new Ventura Music Hall (which I was excited to check out, because I remember what this venue used to be), the first up was a band […]

Testament’s Bay Strikes Back Tour hits San Luis Obispo

After two long years, the Bay Strikes Back Tour was finally back in action, starting off in San Luis Obispo on April 9th, 2022. With 80s thrash metal legends Death Angel, Exodus and Testament, it was a night of head-banging hard rock, well overdue! This was my first official metal show, so it was cool to […]

Bad Religion packs punk rockers inside Majestic Ventura Theater

What a night celebrating a sold-out show with Slaughterhouse and punk rock legends Bad Religion at the Majestic Ventura Theater! One of my favorite things about going to concerts is knowing that, sometimes, I might not know who the opener is and I get to experience someone new. It was cool to see a young […]

NOFX’s Punk In Drublic 2022 takes over Ventura

Brew Ha Ha’s Punk In Drublic hosted a great lineup of some legendary punk bands! First up for the Ventura stop, since this was a traveling tour, was newcomers Dry Socket, kicking off the show at 1pm on the side stage with some upbeat, highly intense punk rock to get the day started Then, female-fronted […]

NOFX kicks off six-city Punk In Drublic 2022 Fest

Punk In Drublic starts its six-day festival route for 2022 tonight in Arizona, ending in Detroit, Michigan on July 9th. The annual Punk In Drublic Fest is put on by punk rock legend and NOFX frontman Fat Mike, as well as craft beer connoisseur Cameron Collins, providing the most packed lineup to any fan of […]

Circle Jerks riles up San Luis Obispo

On February 22nd, I was fortunate enough to see punk legends Circle Jerks at San Luis Obispo’s Fremont Theater, alongside some other amazing punk rock bands. Punk veterans Negative Approach started off the night, with an aggressive and hardcore punk attitude. The lead singer looked “pissed” as they performed, which is what punk is all […]

The Green graces San Luis Obispo with Keznamdi

On February 6th, San Luis Obispo was blessed to host Hawaiian reggae legends The Green with Jamaican reggae’s Keznamdi at The Fremont Theater. Keznamdi started off the evening with their authentic and upbeat reggae music; they were good at getting the crowd involved to sing and dance alongside them! This will be my third time seeing […]

Jimmy Eat World & Taking Back Sunday rock Paso Robles

Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday brought their double-headlining tour to Vina Robles Amphitheater in Paso Robles on October 19th, with special guests The Beaches. First up was The Beaches, an all-female Canadian rock band. I haven’t heard of this band, so it was cool to see someone new. I was most excited for […]

Dropkick Murphys & Rancid take over Paso Robles

The Boston to Berkeley Tour, with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys, took a stop in Paso Robles, California at Vina Robles Amphitheater on October 13th, 2021. First up was a band by the name of The Bronx, which I was pretty excited for. A band formed in Los Angeles back in 2002, they came out onstage […]