Reliving teen angst with Say Anything in St. Louis

Say Anything, one of the early 2000s pop punk bands that had my pre-teen years in a vice grip, recently toured in celebration of the 20-year anniversary of their second studio album …Is A Real Boy. As has been the trend with many emo and indie bands with albums reaching decade-long milestones, the band played […]

Busting a mission to celebrate The Movement in Columbia, MO

On the steamy afternoon of June 12th, fueled by anticipation and a deep love for good music, I embarked on a journey that took me two hours west down I-70 from the bustling city of St. Louis to the vibrant town of Columbia, Missouri. The purpose of this pilgrimage? To join fellow reggae enthusiasts and […]

Caifanes fills the Hollywood Bowl for a night of Spanish rock

Eagerness and excitement filled Los Angeles on the Wednesday night of June 5th, as an enormous line of cars quickly filled the multiple parking lots of the Hollywood Bowl. The Spanish rock legends Café Tacvba and Caifanes were in town! Before arriving at the Hollywood Bowl, there was a lot of traffic at the final […]

Echo & The Bunnymen at San Diego’s Observatory Theater

It was a chillier evening than you’d expect for June 10th in San Diego, as I stood shivering outside the Observatory Theater in North Park. Some would object to the chill, but I thought it only fitting for the ever-enticing Echo & The Bunnymen. You see, in my experience, Echo has always been mysterious. And […]

T-Pain welcomes Waukee, Iowa to his Wiscansin Mansion party

On June 4th, T-Pain’s sold-out Mansion In Wiscansin Party made a stop at the Vibrant Music Hall in Waukee, Iowa. This wasn’t merely a night of live music, it was a house party with 2,500 people and elaborate production, curated and hosted by the Nappy Boy himself. With support from up-and-coming rappers from his label, […]

J Boog brings island vibes to Rocklin, CA

The Quarry Park Amphitheater in Rocklin, CA transformed into a haven of irie vibes as reggae artists J Boog, Cas Haley, and L.A.B. graced the stage. Nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings of the park, this beautiful venue offered terraced grass seating that provided stunning views of the stage from every angle. Kicking off the festivities […]

Gogol Bordello explodes with folk punk energy in Santa Ana, CA

This marks the second time I have seen Gogol Bordello live, and — oh my god — I cannot wait to see them again! Gogol Bordello’s concert at The Observatory in Santa Ana on May 20th, 2024, was nothing short of an electrifying spectacle. Known for their high-octane performances and genre-defying sound, the band delivered […]

Boyz II Men gifts roses to lucky ladies in Lincoln, CA

In the heart of Lincoln, CA, The Venue at Thunder Valley became a time machine on Saturday, May 18th, 2024, transporting fans back to the golden era of R&B. With a lineup boasting the talents of Boyz II Men, Hi-Five, and Stokley, attendees were treated to a night of unforgettable performances that evoked cherished memories […]

Packing a [Santa Barbara] Bowl with country outlaw Cody Jinks

The “Hippies and Cowboys” of California got together and packed a bowl for Cody Jinks — the Santa Barbara Bowl that is! Country music’s biggest independent artist Cody Jinks is out on his Change The Game Tour, showing all the major labels that he can do it without Nashville. The outlaw attitude, passion, and hard […]

Alice Merton whips Nashville into an absolute frenzy

The year was 2016 and I was sipping an espresso in a small Italian cafe. There wasn’t anything particularly special about this establishment: the food was basic and unassuming, the coffee was okay. Suddenly, over the mediocre sound system came a song that immediately made me panic to find the shazam button on my iPhone. […]

Bryson Tiller turns up the heat in San Francisco

In the heart of San Francisco, amidst the vibrant energy of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Bryson Tiller brought his electrifying stage presence to the third stop of his 2024 world tour. With four albums, five mixtapes, an EP, and a multitude of singles under his belt, Tiller had more than enough material to share at […]

Asking Alexandria & friends shake up Seattle’s Showbox SoDo

Seattle’s music scene was ablaze on Sunday, May 12th, as the iconic rock band Asking Alexandria took centerstage at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle as part of their All My Friends North American Tour. It was a showcase of talent from start to finish, featuring opening acts NERV, The Word Alive, and Memphis May Fire, […]

Riley Green fills up Bakersfield amphitheater to the brim

Springtime on a Friday night in Bakersfeild at a sold-out Riley Green concert… it doesn’t get much better than that! A show that I’ve been looking forward to due to its great lineup had arrived. Dignity Health Amphitheater was full to the brim with cowboys, cowgirls, and country music fans of Bakersfield, ready to show […]

Kash’d Out melts faces in St. Louis with electrifying performance

The Old Rock House in St. Louis was packed with excited fans on May 9th. Anticipation rose as attendees eagerly readied for a night of infectious rhythms. The stage was set for an extremely fun evening, kicked off by the energetic and thrilling performance by Dale and the ZDubs. Dale and his band showed off […]