New Kids On The Block brings the 80s back to Wheatland, CA

Tuesday, July 2nd was a very, VERY HOT day in Wheatland, CA at the Toyota Amphitheatre. With the temperature soaring around 110 degrees, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Paula Abdul, and New Kids On The Block pressed onward with the Magic Summer Tour, ready to transport the packed house back to the days of their youth. Only this […]

Ziggy Marley endorses One Love at the Marin County Fair

On Saturday, July 6th, 2024, eight-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Emmy-recipient, musician, producer, author, humanitarian, and philanthropist Ziggy Marley brought his Circle of Peace Tour to the Marin County Fair in San Rafael, CA. Walking into the fairgrounds, everyone was talking about seeing Ziggy.  It was a sweltering hot day, but people came in droves for the positive […]

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 — […]

T-Pain’s mansion somewhere in Wiscansin… the festival

The historic Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee was transformed into T-Pain’s Mansion in Wiscansin Fest — and everyone was welcome. For the third consecutive year, the iconic venue was packed to the brim, filled with hip hop lovers of the 2000s-2010s ready for a legendary lineup. From the moment the doors opened, fans were treated to a […]

California Roots 2024: Day Three

The 13th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival came to a close on Sunday, May 26th at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. To kick off Day Three on the Cali Roots Stage was DMP (aka, Doorman’s Project), direct from the Solomon Islands. Island vibes were high with DMP, who proved to us just why they […]

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 […]

ODESZA immerses Los Angeles in two nights of magic

The ODESZA concert at BMO Stadium on June 7th, was a transcendent experience. As a longtime fan of ODESZA, having followed them since their early days in Bellingham and Seattle, I felt electric for this show. Before the concert, I had the chance to immerse myself in the ODESZA Last Goodbye Cinematic Experience; this documentary […]

No Values Festival 2024

No Values Festival on June 8th, 2024 was a celebration of punk rock, capturing the raw energy and rebellious spirit that has defined the genre for decades. With four stages and a lineup featuring both legendary acts and emerging talents, the festival presented by Goldenvoice took place at the Fairplex in Pomona, California; it was […]