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 […]

An intimate show with Anti-Flag in Santa Cruz

On October 10th, I was fortunate enough to see Anti-Flag in Santa Cruz alongside some other amazing punk rock bands. Oxymorrons started off the night, with a mixture of hip hop and hardcore punk. Oxymorrons are the ‘babies’ of the tour, yet, the way they all connected with the crowd was amazing and spoke for […]

Being at SoCal Hoedown 2021

For five previous years, SoCal Hoedown has had fantastic lineup, with some of the best punk musicians gathering together to perform for one epic day! Hamapple, a punk band from southern California, kicked off the long-awaited 2021 SoCal Hoedown return. To get the fans psyched up, they started the event at noon with some upbeat, […]

Counting Crows rocks Paso Robles, CA

The 90s took over Vina Robles Amphitheater with alt rock legends Counting Crows, playing hits such as “Mr. Jones”, “A Long December” and “Daylight Fading”… just to name a few! To start off the night was an acoustic indie artist by the name of Matt Sucich, coming all the way from Queens, New York. He […]

3 Doors Down play to rock-hungry crowd in Paso Robles

Vina Robles Amphitheater in Paso Robles, California hosted rock superstars 3 Doors Down on Sunday, August 29th, with local cats Moonshiner Collective opening the show. Moonshiner Collective is a four-piece soft rock singer-songwriter band from San Luis Obispo, consisting of Dan Curcio on lead vocals, Ryan House on drums, Tyson “Tropo” Leonard on violin and […]

Mykal Rose brings reggae to Santa Barbara

On August 20th, Elings Park in Santa Barbara was blessed with a performance by legendary reggae artist Mykal Rose. To start off the night was Jacob Marquez and The Good Vibes, an up-and-coming local reggae band with an island reggae sound. The way they all connected with the crowd made it feel personal and authentic. […]

Rebelution’s Good Vibes Summer tour rocks Avila Beach, CA

On Aug 15th, after a solid two years with no shows, Avila Beach was back in business with the summer’s hottest show, Rebelution and friends. Originally, Kabaka Pyramid was supposed to be at this show, yet attendees were instead greeted with a wonderful surprise performance by none other than Miss HIRIE. She started off the […]

Rise Against starts punk rock party in Paso Robles, CA

On August 18th, Vina Robles Amphitheater had a punk rock take over with Rise Against, Descendents and The Menzingers for the Nowhere Generation tour. The Menzingers started off the night with their pop punk sound, being the ‘babies’ of the tour, forming in 2006. The way they all connected with the crowd was amazing, making […]

Scotty McCreery & friends rock the Ventura Fairgrounds

On July 30th, country stars Mo Pitney, Rodney Atkins and Scotty McCreery took over the Ventura Fairgrounds in Ventura, California. Up-and-coming Nashville country artist Mo Pitney started off the night with an intimate acoustic set, playing his originals stripped down for a novel experience for fans. Next up was legendary country veteran Rodney Atkins. While performing […]

Vanilla Ice brought fire to Tequila & Taco Fest 2021

On July 24th, Vanilla Ice — with legendary rap duo Tag Team as direct support — took over Day One of the Tequila & Taco Festival in Ventura, California. As tacos were served abundantly from all kinds of local vendors, Tag Team started off the night with their original old-school style rap. Tag Team is […]

Mammoth Reggae Fest 2021: Day Three

The third and last day of Mammoth Reggae Fest 2021 started with Eureka Sound — a roots and jazzy reggae band from Orange County. They had Glen Holdaway, Liam Robertson and Yoshua Molle from Tribal Seeds as special guests to play horns, as well. Their roots and jazzy sound set the vibes for what was […]

Mammoth Reggae Fest 2021: Day Two

The second day of the 2021 Mammoth Reggae Festival kicked off with Roots Of Mine, a band from southern California. The festivities started up again around 12pm, with music at 3pm, giving people time to eat and shop around before the first band went on. I was excited to finally see and meet Roots of […]