Two impassioned nights of Iron & Wine in LA

Iron & Wine’s two-night engagement at The Bellwether in downtown Los Angeles was nothing short of magical. Held on June 28th and 29th, the concerts offered an unforgettable journey through Sam Beam’s rich catalog, highlighted by the enchanting tracks from his latest album, Light Verse. Opening the show was Amythyst Kiah, entertaining with her captivating […]

blink-182 performs ‘One More Time’ at San Diego’s Petco Park

Blink-182’s sold-out homecoming concert at Petco Park on Sunday, June 30th was a wild ride for 40,000 fans. The night was packed with nostalgia, with original members blending their signature humor, raunchiness, and a surprising amount of heartfelt moments as part of their One More Time Tour. It was excellent to see the San Diego […]

Melanie Martinez’s insanely expressionistic Trilogy Tour hits Anaheim

Melanie Martinez’s Trilogy Tour has been a tremendous success, selling out arenas throughout North America. On June 27th, it was brought back to SoCal once again, giving fans at the Honda Center in Anaheim a chance to witness Martinez’s expansive creativity, expressed in a way she has never done before. A tour featuring her three […]

Tropidelic drops new beats on St. Louis

Six-piece Ohio-based reggae band Tropidelic made it out to Old Rock House — one of my favorite venues in St. Louis — on June 27th, bringing along with them electronic reggae-dub trendsetters Jon Wayne & The Pain and fellow Ohio rockers, The Quasi Kings. All three offered the people of STL their unique fusions of […]

Third Eye Blind shows Mountain View, CA how’s it going to be

On Saturday, June 15th, Third Eye Blind played their very first show at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Singer Stephan Jenkins posted to the band’s Instagram account that even though he grew up in Palo Alto and frequently went to this venue, this was the first time for the band to play here — […]

Soul Asylum joins Stone Temple Pilots & LĪVE this summer — with more in store

Multiplatinum GRAMMY-winning band Soul Asylum is renowned for their dynamic and momentous live performances. They are a charismatic group with impeccable musical prowess, matching poignant lyrics that move you. And it just so happens Soul Asylum is hitting the road throughout Summer and Fall 2024. The band’s energetic live set will grace multiple festival stages, […]

Vampire Weekend wows at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre

As the sun set behind the Greek Theatre, Vampire Weekend took the stage for the first of two shows in Berkeley, California, marking their return to the Bay Area for the first time in 10 years (excluding their festival appearance at 2021 Outside Lands). Known for their live performances and an impressive 17-year career, Vampire […]

Sitting down with StrateJacket at Welcome to Rockville 2024

Sunnyvale, California consists of rugged ocean cliffs and a hidden music gem of a band — StrateJacket. Self-defined as “basement dwelling alternative”, this up-and-coming band might play your backyard or living room… or a festival in front of 200,000 people! The sky’s the limit for StrateJacket — go check em out! This unique three-piece rock […]

Wonderfront Fest 2024: Day Two

Despite the persistent May gloom, Wonderfront Festival 2024 in San Diego managed to keep spirits high, enveloping fans in its unique and captivating atmosphere. The festival grounds buzzed with a sense of community, a shared excitement and joy, as attendees delved into a myriad of vendor booths and interactive installations, each offering a distinct experience. […]

UK solo artist LiVES releases “Come Together”… no, not that one

I am obsessed with the Brits, let’s get into it! UK solo artist LiVES (aka, Peter Chisholm) released another single, “Come Together”, for his upcoming album co-written by James Morrison and produced by John Cornfield (Muse, Oasis, The Verve, New Model Army, Supergrass, Catatonia, Razorlight, Robert Plant, Stone Roses, Ride). This would be the second […]