A night with the masked men of Magic Sword

It was a cold and frigid night in Nashville this past Tuesday as I made my way to one of the hottest venues in the city, Brooklyn Bowl. It would be a new experience for me, as this is the one place in the city I had yet to see a show. One part bowling […]

How Tool overtook Sacramento

It was the first Sacramento show for Top Shelf in 2022! Tool and Blonde Redhead were a hit — let’s get after it! Fans were very excited and eager to enter the arena. There were many fans walking around wearing Tool merchandise, even concerts shirts from 2012. Some fans had mohawks and others wore all […]

Skillet unveils eleventh album, ‘Dominion’

The impact the band Skillet has had on modern rock is substantial. For those unaware, Skillet is a band that has been around since 1996 — that alone is not only crazy, but impactful! Known for many hits, such as “Forsaken” and “Out of Hell” to their name, there doesn’t seem to be any sign of […]

Falling in Reverse releases first single from ‘Neon Zombie’ EP

Falling in Reverse is back with the new song “Zombified”, the first single from their upcoming Neon Zombie EP. The opening riff hits immediately — it’s one of their hardest riffs to date. Shortly after, the opening lyrics kick in: “The monsters are living under your bed // Cause they are the voices in your […]

Donavon Frankenreiter rings in 2022 at The Venice West

After two fantastic hometown New Year’s shows, Donavon Frankenreiter and his band put on a unique and intimate show in Venice on January 2nd at The Venice West. I had the chance to chat briefly with Donavon, who expressed what a special and emotional night this was for them: this was to be drummer Jara […]

Reflecting on Papa Roach & their forthcoming ‘Kill The Noise’ LP

If you’ve been living under a rock, Papa Roach is one of the most soul-crushing established rock bands out there. Known best for their hit “Last Resort” off of the band’s first album, Infest, Papa Roach is here to stay. It was that album released in 2000 that helped the band climb to fame, featuring […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 63: Teague Bass

Our guest for this episode is David Teague (aka, Teague Bass). Touted as one of the most talented bassists in Asia, this “bassist” for hire is a versatile musician whose vast repertoire spans across blues, rock, R&B, jazz, hip hop, house, reggae, ska and pop. A dynamic and energetic performer, Teague’s onstage performance and showmanship are […]

A wild night with Waterparks at SOMA San Diego

Pop rock fans rejoiced on Saturday, December 4th at SOMA San Diego, as Waterparks brought their Night Out on Earth Tour to southern California for their second-to-last stop (last being up in Los Angeles). Not only did Waterparks bring incredible vibes and our favorite songs off their newest album, Greatest Hits, they also brought LA-based […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Shahar Mintz “Red”

Singer-songwriter Shahar Mintz, Israeli born and current resident of New York, expresses a somber swan song to the city he has grown so accustomed to in this exclusive world video premiere of “Red”. After 23 years of living in Brooklyn, Mintz has decided it’s finally time to move back to Israel to be with his […]

The Buckleys reveal rockin’ “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” video

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a cool Santa Claus! This year, Australian country rock siblings The Buckleys have created their own rockin’ twist to the holiday classic, “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus”, originally released by Mabel Scott in 1948 before ramping up in fame with Patti Page’s 1950 radio version. Sarah Buckley comments, “We are so […]

Angels & Airwaves homecoming show at SOMA San Diego

Angels & Airwaves packed the house at SOMA San Diego on November 7th, marking an epic conclusion to the Lifeforms 2021 Tour. Some could consider this a full-circle moment for frontman and guitarist Tom DeLonge, after debuting his new band “Blink” at 18-years-old at SOMA San Diego in 1993. (Soon, the band changed their name […]

Action-packed short film to feature Angelo Moore of Fishbone

Renowned videographer Jeff Pliskin, founder of Raised Fist Propaganda, has just let the world know that he is segueing back into filmmaking with the announcement of Skull Kiss, a crime-ridden, gangster-style action vignette featuring the talents of many music industry titans! Starring Peter Greene (aka Zed), one of New York City’s finest character actors Skam […]

The night I reached for Starset, but got a tornado

Lightning cracked across the sky as crowds gathered at Delmar Hall to see American rock band Starset on a balmy 70-degree day in December in St. Louis. The ominous weather painted the perfect backdrop for the absolute otherworldly experience that was about to unfold. The small venue felt packed almost immediately, which is uncommon for […]