R.E.M. celebrates 25 years of ‘Up’ with deluxe album re-release

1998… oh, what a year in music. While bubblegum pop ramps up for the teeny-boppers, alt rock is at an all-time high on the airwaves, dominating the Top 40 for the most part. Among the heavy-hitters of the genre, really titans of the entire rock industry, was R.E.M. — a band that need no introduction. […]

Thank you, Everclear, for 30 years of glorious music

The line wrapped around the building despite the cold winter weather creeping onto Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. Eager fans chatted while huddled together, reminiscing over the last time they saw Everclear perform and holding up the toy they brought with them as Everclear partnered with Border Kindness, a 501c3 nonprofit humanitarian-aid organization, for a toy […]

Dave Matthews Band blows minds in Mountain View, CA

When you see Dave Matthews Band, you know you are witnessing something special. I’ve seen DMB many times over the years and this night was no exception. Since 1991 (over 30 years now), Dave Matthews Band has been playing for adoring fans all over the world. The band still has three remaining founding members, including […]

BeachLife Festival 2022: Day Two

One good night’s sleep later, Day Two of the BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach, California kicked off flawlessly. Festival-goers paraded through throngs of artwork of different mediums to the sounds of Magic! to start the day. Over on the Hightide Stage, Sugar Ray was preparing to take the crowd back to the late 90s, reminiscent […]

Pearl Jam plays Oakland Arena: Night One

Thursday May 12th was night one of two at Oakland Arena for Pearl Jam’s Gigaton Tour, featuring support from Pluralone. Dressed in my best flannel, I made my way to the NBA Warriors’ old home at the Oakland Arena for a night of nostalgic 90s grunge. This was my first official arena show that I’ve had […]

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 […]

Chester Bennington lives on in Grey Daze’s “Soul Song” video

The iconic career of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington is far from complete, albeit postmortem. Nearly three years after the nu metal singer-songwriter met his untimely death, Bennington resurrects with a full-length album from his early 90s rock ensemble Grey Daze entitled Amends, out June 26th via Loma Vista Recordings. Bennington decided to reunite with […]