Blue Ridge Rock Fest 2022: Day Three

It was BRRF Day Three! By this time, we had been monitoring the weather all weekend. So far, the stormy weather kept getting pushed back and we’ve had great weather. Yes, it was hot and humid, but not too bad. Today, the weather said rain and thunderstorms… Hopefully, we’ll get lucky and it will stay […]

Cole Swindell sells out Warner Theatre in Erie, PA

People with their flannel shirts, baseball hats and cowboy/cowgirl boots lined State Street in downtown Erie, PA on October 20th, 2022 for the Back Down to the Bar Tour which featured Cole Swindell and special guests Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe. They played at the newly renovated Warner Theatre to a SOLD OUT show. People […]

An intimate evening with Jack Johnson at the GRAMMY Museum

It was a brisk evening on a rooftop deck in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, California. However it was also a special evening… one where you could see GRAMMY-nominated and former professional surfer Jack Johnson and producer Blake Mills perform live and discuss Meet the Moonlight — Jack Johnson’s eighth studio album that came […]

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros astound in Los Angeles

My eyes were barely open as I stretched to reach my phone. Bad habits develop when your phone and your alarm are one in the same — bad habits like spending 30 minutes scrolling through Instagram before even getting out of bed in the morning. I didn’t make it to Instagram that morning, though. Instead, […]

Tim McGraw shows Ventura, CA a good time

On October 14th, Boots and Brews in Ventura was proud to host country legend Tim McGraw with special guest Michael Ray. Michael Ray started the evening off serenading the crowd with hit after hit; he’s one of the next big stars, so keep an eye out for him. After his set, I was very fortunate […]

The Black Angels gets trippy in Nashville

It was another beautiful fall night in Nashville as I headed downtown to the best venue in the music city, the Brooklyn Bowl. The anticipation I felt going into this evening was at an all-time high as two of my favorite bands would be performing, The Vacant Lots and The Black Angels. The Vacant Lots […]

MUNA sells out The Fillmore in San Francisco

On Monday, October 24th, 2022, I made my way up to San Francisco for night two of MUNA’s back to back sold-out shows at The Fillmore, where the Los Angeles trio packed the historic venue. I had never seen The Fillmore this full before. I’ve also never felt the ground shake as it did while […]

Experiencing San Diego’s first Mission Bayfest 2022

A sunny, warm day at Mariner’s Park was the setting of the first-ever Mission Bayfest in San Diego. An offshoot of the wildly successful original Bayfest, held at Waterfront in Downtown San Diego since 2019, this all-ages, one-day festival was an eclectic mix of mostly reggae, with the world-renowned sonic chameleons Thievery Corporation thrown in […]

ONE OK ROCK brings Japanese jams to Oakland, CA

Subarashī! That means ‘amazing’ in Japanese, by the way and is one word we could use to describe the night in Oakland, California on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022. Thousands of fans lined up around the famous Fox Theater hours before the doors opened, many wearing ONE OK ROCK shirts. It was very cool to see […]

HIRIE brings her ‘Mood Swing’ to St. Louis

Even with the crisp air of autumn in full swing and the frigid chills of winter right around the corner, the unmistakable sensations and atmosphere of that sizzling summer heat was still rocking like it was the Fourth of July in the middle of October, when citizen of the world and singer-songwriter HIRIE brought her […]

Bumpin’ Uglies returns to St. Louis with Kyle Smith

In their much needed return to St. Louis, the road dogs known as Bumpin’ Uglies continued on their pursuit for the setting sun. The reggae-infused boys played to a pretty good sized crowd for a Wednesday night on October 19th at The Old Rock House, just south of the famous Gateway Arch. It was a […]

Blue Ridge Rock Fest 2022: Day Two

It was a beautiful day in Virginia for the second day of BRRF. As we were walking by the tour buses to the gate, I was thinking to myself, “Candlebox is playing, so maybe we’ll see them!” Sure enough, I look up and see guitarist Island Styles and lead vocalist Kevin Martin of Candlebox hanging […]

Bring Me The Horizon gets spooky in Minneapolis

Fans packed into The Armory in Minneapolis to watch Bring Me The Horizon, one of the biggest bands in heavy music right now, play a headlining show on October 12th, 2022.  If there is one thing that is always true about Bring Me The Horizon, it’s that they bring an insane lineup of openers on […]

Big Wild makes Los Angeles feel alive

Big Wild brought his Efferusphere Tour to the beautiful Shrine Theater in Los Angeles, California for a night of BIGs (featuring Biig Piig) and, boy, was it a treat! This EDM singer-songwriter-producer (born Jackson Stell) has been gaining lots of traction since his debut full-length album, Superdream. In his highly anticipated follow-up, The Efferusphere, the […]

Steve Lacy sells out the Baltimore Soundstage

Steve Lacy’s Give You The World Tour is a SOLD OUT TOUR — let’s start there. With the highly anticipated album Gemini Rights released back on July 15th, Steve Lacy landed his first #1 spot on the Billboard Top 100. Shaking the Internet with his song “Bad Habit”, the singer-songwriter-producer showed off his limitless vocal talent […]