Newly rebranded Rain City Drive drops self-titled album

Rain City Drive, we’ve been “Waiting On You”! This new release is technically the debut album of Rain City Drive, since their rebrand from ‘Slaves’ last October. The band released 2020 album, To Better Days, with Matt McAndrew as the new lead singer although this is their first release with the new name! I’ve been […]

Aftershock spans four days for Fall 2022

The west coast’s biggest rock festival, Aftershock, is returning to Discovery Park this October 6th through 9th! And, 2022 is aiming to be the biggest edition of the festival yet by expanding to four days, adding a fourth stage and featuring over 90 bands! After last year’s attendance of 145,000, this year is looking to […]

I Prevail announces two-part True Power Tour for Fall

I Prevail announces a new North American Tour, True Power, with support from Pierce The Veil and Fit For A King! Yours Truly will also join them on the first leg, while Stand Atlantic will appear on the second leg. I Prevail has made a very heavy and impressive comeback to the scene with their […]

D.R.U.G.S. resurfaces after 11 years with sophomore album

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S) are finally back after 11 years with their sophomore album, Destroy Rebuild. Original lead singer, Craig Owens, is back, along with some new bandmates including Jona Weinhofen on guitar (formerly of Bring Me The Horizon), Aaron Patrick on bass (formerly of All That Remains) and drummer Aaron Stechauner. The […]

A wild night with Nonpoint & VRSTY at Whisky A Go Go

Nonpoint came to the Whiskey A Go Go on their Taken Apart and Put Back Together Tour with support from VRSTY!! For this show there was also special support from some local bands Syndicate 4, Matriarchs and Fused By Defiance. The first act we saw was Fused By Defiance and they blew us away! Taj, […]

Royal Blood rocks San Diego’s Observatory North Park

Royal Blood sold out San Diego’s Observatory North Park on their North America Tour, with support from Cleopatrick on May 8th. Sometimes less is better and that was definitely the vibe of the night, for both bands were made up of two man bands. The night kicked off with Cleopatrick, made up of childhood friends […]

Rain City Drive reveals “Waiting On You” single & album drop

Rain City Drive just released their latest single “Waiting On You”! Having just undergone a total rebrand in October to reflect their brand of positivity, Rain City Drive welcomes us into their new chapter. This band has gone through a lot of trials and tribulations, rebuilding from the ground up and always coming back stronger […]

Metal Tour of the Year in Vegas, feat. Megadeth, Lamb of God & more

The Metal Tour of the Year kicked off its second leg at Vegas’ Michelob Ultra Arena! This tour includes co-headliners Megadeth and Lamb of God with special guests, Trivium and In Flames. I went to one of the shows on the first leg, but wasn’t able to stay for the full show, so of course […]

Ohio’s Inkcarceration ups the music, tattoos & haunts for 2022

The 4th Annual Music and Tattoo Festival, Inkcarceration, returns to Mansfield, Ohio on July 15th through 17th! This three-day fest takes place on the grounds of the infamous Ohio State Reformatory. I’m obsessed with Ghost Adventures and everything else spooky, so the Ohio State Reformatory is a place that I’ve been wanting to visit for […]

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour hits San Diego, with Zero 9:36 & more

Zero 9:36 came to San Diego’s House of Blues Voodoo Room, with support from Garzi and Fame on Fire! I’m such a sucker for these smaller venues, because it’s so intimate and I feel like the bands are so much more appreciative of the people who comes out! GARZI kicked off the night, who told […]

Fan-curated Blue Ridge Rock Festival resurfaces for 2022

The 5th Annual fan-driven Blue Ridge Rock Festival returns this September 8th through 11th! After the mishaps of last year, I was really scared the fest wasn’t going to return… I’ve heard a lot of people left the fest unhappy and there were a lot of negative things to said about it. I can understand […]

Napa ready to uncork the next BottleRock for 2022

Wine meets music at the 8th Annual BottleRock Fest in Napa, California this May 27th through 29th! The three-day fest will include headliners Metallica, P!nk and Twenty One Pilots, with support from Luke Combs, The Black Crowes, Kygo, Pitbull, Greta Van Fleet, Mount Westmore, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, CHVRCHES, Banks, Bleachers, Alessia Cara, Vance Joy, Silversun […]

Trinity of Terror Tour takes over Phoenix

The long anticipated Trinity of Terror Tour kicked off in Mesa, Arizona to a sold-out crowd of 5,000 people! Fans have been asking to see these three bands — Motionless in White, Ice Nine Kills and Black Veil Brides — do a tour together for years and now it’s finally happening! This was the first […]

Louisville’s Louder Than Life is larger than ever for 2022

The Louder Than Life 2022 lineup has finally been announced!! This is said to be the festival’s biggest year yet and rightfully so, because the lineup is just… wow! The fest will return to the Highland Festival Grounds in Louisville, Kentucky on September 22th through 25th. Four full days of INSANE rock bands?!? The lineup […]