Katchafire goes Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA

On September 16th, New Zealand legends Katchafire headlined at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach (a suburb of San Diego). They were supported by Ryan Gozo (of Tribal Seeds), who was showcasing his solo music. But, how did this all come together for me? Well, I was sitting on my couch one Friday afternoon […]

The Pretty Reckless rocks The Wiltern in LA

On September 9th, 2022, The Pretty Reckless headlined a show at a historic 90-year-old venue called The Wiltern in Los Angeles. They were supported by rocker Ayron Jones. I was really excited to have the opportunity to shoot at The Wiltern; I’d never seen or shot show here, so it was a cool new experience. The Wiltern and […]

California Roots 2022: Day Four

The fourth and final day of Cali Roots 2022 was one for the books. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we loved, we sang, we vibed and we all connected on a level that no one can describe quantitatively without sounding a little ‘woo-woo’. Simply put — it was magic. We were magic. Day Four […]

California Roots 2022: Day Three

Cali Roots Day Three arrived with a bang Saturday. Despite Rebelution’s blow-out 90-minute light show spectacular of a set the previous night, over 14,000 reggae lovers of all genres and walks of life lined up on Fairground Road and entered with newfound energy, fresh outfits and all the love in the world. The sun was […]

80s night in Anaheim, with The Motels & more

On July 1st, the 80s flashed back in Anaheim at the House of Blues. The Motels headlined with night with support from Gene Loves Jezebel, Bow Wow Wow, When in Rome and The Untouchables. The Untouchables hit the stage first, getting everyone warmed up with favorites like “I Spy (For The FBI)”, “Free Yourself” and “Wild […]

California Roots 2022: Day Two

“I’m gonna get you high today, ’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got shit to do…” Even though Ice Cube’s set wasn’t until Sunday, the famous words resonated Friday at Cali Roots and the pep in our step and stars in our eyes confirmed that magic was in the air. […]

California Roots 2022: Day One

Cali Roots 2022 came and went, and we are all the better for it. All the waiting, wishing, praying was worth it — just like we had faith it would be. Patience was a small price to pay for what we experienced Memorial Day Weekend and those hugs, smiles, laughs were the currency. Most of […]

Reverend Horton Heat at OC’s Garden Amp

On April 8th, Reverend Horton Heat headlined a show at the Garden Amp. They were supported by the Delta Bombers and 40 Acre Mule. 40 Acre Mule out of Texas started the night out, getting everyone moving with their mix of country, soul and rock sound. It was my first time seeing them and I was really […]

Pennywise at OC’s Garden Amp: Weekend 2, Day Three

On March 13th, Pennywise headlined their fifth night — and third night in a row — over a two-week span at southern California’s outdoor Garden Amp. On this fun and final night, they played the album Straight Ahead from front to back — it was straight up phenomenal! Sunday’s show was further supported by punk rock […]

Pennywise at OC’s Garden Amp: Weekend 2, Day Two

On March 12th, Pennywise had their second show (of their second weekend) at Garden Amp! For this night, the band announced that they were playing their album Full Circle in its entirety. Unlike the nights before, support for this show was Chaser, Authority Zero and Good Riddance. The energy was palpable and you could hear people who had […]

Pennywise at OC’s Garden Amp: Weekend 2, Day One

On March 11th, Pennywise headlined at the Garden Amp once again after selling out two nights the weekend before! This Friday night, the band played their entire About Time album from start to finish, with support from Dissension, Pulley and T.S.O.L. The Adolescents were supposed to play, but could not make it, so T.S.O.L filled […]

Cali Vibes Fest 2022: Day Three

On Sunday, February 6th Cali Vibes Day Three kicked off! It was another warm day with lots of anticipation in the air for yet another stacked lineup. Though everyone was moving a bit slower, we were all excited to see what the acts had in store for us. Ethan Tucker kicked things off, with an acoustic […]

Cali Vibes Fest 2022: Day Two

On Saturday, February 5th, Day Two of the Cali Vibes Festival kicked off. It was a warm day and you could feel the anticipation in the air as fans waited to get into the grounds to start yet another day of fun. Boostive kicked the day off, with amazing energy and great stage presence. Boostive […]

Cali Vibes Fest 2022: Day One

On Friday, February 4th, Day One of Cali Vibes Festival kicked off on a warm sunny day. It was the perfect weather to welcome all the out of town fans coming in for this massive festival. You could feel the anticipation in the air as people were walking past all the vendors, talking about which […]

HIRIE at San Diego’s Observatory North Park

On December 3rd, HIRIE headlined a show at the iconic Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA. They were further supported by two of the greatest local bands, Boostive and Tribal Theory, with live painting being done during each set by another amazing San Diegan, Jimmy Ovadia. Boostive was first… I got in a bit late […]