Mac Sabbath makes mouths water at the Observatory OC

On Friday, March 22nd, Mac Sabbath invaded Orange County, California, headlining a show at The Observatory in Santa Ana. The eccentrically garbed, McDonald’s-inspired band was supported by the Venomous Pinks and O.C. veterans of punk, D.I. Venomous Pinks, the all-female punk band from Arizona, kicked things off with their high energy, getting the crowd in […]

Hippie Sabotage entrances San Diego

When brothers Kevin and Jeff Saurer roll into town, you know it’s going to be a party. Formally known as the alternative EDM duo Hippie Sabotage, these talented brothers bring the laser lights and kaleidoscopic visuals associated with the deejay scene — yet so much more. Between switching off on live guitar and bouncing into […]

Shamrock Rebellion packs punk pride into St. Patrick’s Day 2024

On March 16th, Silverado Canyon in Orange County, California played host to the inaugural Shamrock Rebellion festival: a celebration of music, culture, and unity that left an indelible mark on all who were fortunate enough to attend. With a lineup that spanned genres and generations, the festival showcased the incredible diversity and talent of today’s […]

GRAMMY-winning hit by Miley Cyrus gets reggae makeover

Miley Cyrus’s GRAMMY-winning hit “Flowers” has been given a vibrant reggae makeover, courtesy of Doah’s Daydream and Sol Turpin (of Safety Orange). This unexpected collaboration between the soulful singer-songwriter and the latter musical mastermind behind Reggae Hit Masters has resulted in a fiery rendition that is sure to set all playlists ablaze. Doah’s Daydream infuses […]

Crosses ††† shreds & screams up Sacramento’s Ace of Spades

It was a beautiful night to hear Chino Moreno scream and Shaun Lopez shred at Ace of Spades in their hometown of Sacramento. The sold-out show was the 20th city and third-to-the-last show on Crosses’ Familiar World Tour. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Ace of Spades so packed! The setlist: During “Found”, Chino stopped mid-song and […]

An epic night with Enanitos Verdes in Anaheim

Excitement filled Anaheim as fans eagerly waited outside the House of Blues in the rain. The line was so long that security had to redirect people inside the 4th floor of the parking garage in the Garden Walk! Although rain was falling, it did not bring down the moods of eager Enanitos fans. As soon […]

Sierra Ferrell serenades a sold-out country crowd in Monterey

Hailing from West Virginia, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sierra Ferrell brought her unique blend of country bluegrass and amazing stage presence to the historic Golden State Theatre in Monterey, California. Sierra’s Shoot For The Moon Tour promotes her upcoming album Trail Of Flowers, with the sold-out crowd getting a taste on March 7th. Ferrell treated fans […]

Half Hour Late puts a new spin on dreaded “Gloomy Days”

Half Hour Late, a San Diego-based band, paints a vibrant, sonic canvas with their latest track, “Gloomy Days”. This upbeat anthem is a breath of fresh air, injecting positivity into the listener’s soul with its infectious energy and laidback vibes. The lyrics — simple, yet evocative — capture the essence of lazy days… when the […]

New Diplomat headlines Noise Pop festival at Bottom of the Hill

Never miss a Sunday show; festival-going-music-lovers know this. Personally, I’d like to also add, “never miss an opener.”  Thankfully, I didn’t. The night before Thanksgiving last year, I found myself at The Independent in San Francisco, drawn by the allure of covering the headlining band, We Are Scientists. Among the roster of performers were two […]

Treaty Oak Revival fills up Fresno with wild country energy

A loud, rowdy, energetic and in-your-face show is what Treaty Oak Revival brought to Strummers on the Friday night of March 1st. The Texas country rock band is out on the west coast for the first time and sold out the show in Fresno, California. First off, if you’ve never heard of this band and […]