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 […]

Royal Blood rocks San Diego’s Observatory North Park

Royal Blood sold out San Diego’s Observatory North Park on their North America Tour, with support from Cleopatrick on May 8th. Sometimes less is better and that was definitely the vibe of the night, for both bands were made up of two man bands. The night kicked off with Cleopatrick, made up of childhood friends […]

Tech N9ne turns up St. Louis, Missouri

Tech N9ne recently travelled across Missouri from his hometown of Kansas City to perform for a packed crowd at The Pageant in St. Louis. Tech has played this venue at least 10 times over the years and it was clear he felt right at home. This night, the full room of rap fans were in […]

Boston Manor at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kansas

Boston Manor brought their headlining tour to the historic rock-and-roll venue The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kansas on May 4th, with support from Trash Boat, Higher Power and Anxious. Three of the four bands on the bill were formed in England. A long way from home, the bands were eager to put on an entertaining show. […]

The Movement sells out yet another night in St. Petersburg

On Saturday April 30th, The Movement came back to St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live again for yet another sold-out show, alongside reggae rock’s finest, Pacific Dub and Seranation. It was sold-out long in advance and fans showed up early, trying to catch the bands before the show. Everyone was hyped for the night to begin and […]

James Arthur & Nina Nesbitt get Nashville singing

James Arthur did not disappoint fans at his sold-out show at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom. The 2012 X Factor UK winner played a well-rounded setlist that was sure to please every one of his concertgoers’ setlist wishlists. Nina Nesbitt opened the show solo and played a mix of songs on keys and guitar. Nesbitt showed her […]

Pearl Jam brings new & old hits to San Diego

Pearl Jam returned to San Diego on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at Viejas Arena since rescheduling their Gigaton Tour due to COVID-19 back in 2020. The sold-out show was filled with past and present fans who came together to celebrate one of their favorite bands. Pearl Jam gave fans an incredible nearly three-hour show, with a […]

Bay Strikes Back Tour with Testament in San Diego

The Bay Strikes Back Tour finally rolled into San Diego on April 12th, 2022! This tour — with thrash metal legends Death Angel, Exodus and Testament — started in February 2020 and was in Europe at the start of the pandemic. Unfortunately, they had to cancel the tour and get back home to the US. […]

Lil Durk & OTF crew leaves St. Louis lit

Hip hop fans in St. Louis gathered in the open air as Hollywood Casino Amphitheater opened its 2022 season with Chicago’s newest rap superstar, Lil Durk, and the rest of his OTF (Only The Family) crew. The energy in the venue was high before the show even started. As the crowd began to fill in […]

Knocked Loose rivets West Des Moines, Iowa

In celebration of their EP released in 2021, hardcore band Knocked Loose brought their A Tear In The Fabric Of Life Tour to the Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, Iowa on April 28th. Supporting them were Movements, Kublai Khan and Koyo.  Koyo started their set jumping. Despite their guitarist having injured his foot […]

The HU hits San Diego’s Humphrey’s By The Bay

The HU came to San Diego’s Humprey’s By The Bay during their Black Thunder Tour, supported by The Haunt! Having just played Coachella the day before, I would say this was the first ‘real’ stop on their headlining tour. The Haunt is a band from South Florida and consists of siblings, Anastasia Grace Haunt (lead […]

Trevor Hall leaves St. Louis full of love & light

When Trevor Hall made his long-awaited return to St. Louis on April 21st, he was determined to bring with him his trademark aura of good vibes, along with his unbelievable positive energy. There was so much love and inclusivity in the air at The Pageant that night; it was so welcoming to feel when there […]

First night on tour with The Offspring in San Diego

The Offspring kicked off their tour in San Diego at Cal Coast Amphitheatre on the SDSU campus. I love seeing the opening night of a tour, especially after a pandemic; everyone is just stoked to be back onstage doing their thing again. That said, The Offspring did play Blue Ridge Rock Festival in 2021, but this is […]

Lights & tiLLie take over St. Louis

Even a broken foot couldn’t stop Canadian alt-pop musician Lights from making her way through Delmar Hall in St. Louis on April 26th. Strapped up with a rockstar-worthy walking boot, this multifaceted talent took to the stage and owned every inch of it, all night long. That intense level of dedication really came through in […]