Collective Soul has Anaheim ‘Vibrating’

Atlanta-based rock band, Collective Soul, has been steadily making music since 1992. That’s 30 years, 11 albums,1,304 shows, – and, man, they still got it! On January 26th, Collective Soul rocked the Anaheim music scene. Playing to a packed house at the City National Grove of Anaheim, frontman Ed Roland shared his high energy with […]

Old-school punk rock band X brought moshpits to Santa Ana

Few bands have withstood the test of time for more than 45 years. Fewer bands have done it with the original members the entire time. Even fewer have done this in the punk and alternative world. And arguably, of those in that diminutive list, no one has done it better than John Doe, Billy Zoom, […]

Monique Powell of Save Ferris gets candid and personal in exclusive interview

COVID-19 ended live shows, diminished studio sessions and new album releases, put countless crew members on hiatus and it ruthlessly harmed one of the things so many of us love. No band nor venue was spared. But through it all, and many other life challenges over the years, Monique Powell, the radiant, charismatic, strong, and […]

Punk in the Park 2022: Day Two

On Sunday, November 6th the annual Punk in the Park Fest invaded Oak Canyon Park for the second day of beer, music and moshing. The fest provided another day of free beer tasting of more than 100 beers from dozens of differing breweries. By the time the sun set, everyone was ready for a second […]

Punk in the Park 2022: Day One

Punk in the Park came back for year two at Oak Canyon Park, a grassy, tucked away venue in the hills of Orange County. Day One was as wild a ride as any sold-out punk festival, with free beer tasting all morning and surging pits late into the night. It felt great coming out to […]

Punk in the Park 2022 is coming to Orange County

Attention all punk fanatics — Punk in the Park is almost upon us! This Saturday and Sunday, on November 5th and 6th, the greatest punk music festival on the west coast will take place once again at Oak Canyon Park in the heart of Orange County, California. Brew Ha Ha Productions presents an epic two […]

Wu-Tang Clan & Nas Bring N.Y. State Of Mind Tour to Irvine

New York hip hop legends Wu-Tang Clan and Nas brought their N.Y. State Of Mind Tour to the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, California on September 30th, 2022. Busta Rhymes was a special guest, delivering one of the best performances of the night. Founded in New York City’s Staten Island in the early 1990s, Wu-Tang Clan […]

Steve Miller Band captivates Costa Mesa, California

The mystifying and magical music of the Steve Miller Band is undoubtedly the concert tour where your longstanding wishes will come true. Abracadabra!! Artists with the experience and long-standing musical excellence of Steve Miller and his band are scarce, not to mention that his songs have become a pillar of our American culture.  Steve Millers’ presence on the American […]

Rap meets reggae with Atmosphere & Iration in Irvine

On August 26th, the Sunshine & Summer Nights co-headlining tour with Iration and Atmosphere made its Irvine stop at FivePoint Amphitheatre. They were supported by two other American reggae and rap icons The Grouch and Passafire.   The night started out with Passafire getting things warmed up. They have always have a high-energy set that really makes […]

Five Finger Death Punch welcomes Irvine to the circus

Welcome to the circus, motherfuckers! Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Th HU and Fire From The Gods came to Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine CA on a lovely SoCal evening for an outside concert! Unfortunately, we were outside the venue for Fire From The Gods and The HU, due to credentials issues, but we’ll still […]

Rebelution, Steel Pulse sell out the Orange County Fair

There is no better way to cap off a day at the annual Orange County summertime fair than with Rebelution. On August 3rd, that’s exactly what myself and many others did. The Pacific Amphitheatre was sold out, with attendees eagerly awaiting the arrival of Reb’s headlining run — the Good Vibes Summer Tour. Spanning from […]

Iya Terra plays postponed show at The Observatory, Santa Ana

Iya Terra closed out their nationwide tour, commemorating the release of their 2021 Ease & Grace album. Santa Ana warmly welcomed the hometown band back to The Observatory on July 16th. Fans were left eagerly awaiting the celebration last April, when Iya Terra was forced to postpone five of their southern California shows due to […]

TikTok star Emmy Meli at Santa Ana’s Observatory Theater

Emmy Meli, the Long Beach native and TikTok breakout artist, rocked a hometown show at the Constellation Room at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA, Monday, July 25, 2022. Opening the evening was indie pop artist, Gabe James. James, who recently relocated to Los Angeles by way of Colorado, played a dynamic acoustic set of original […]

A Wilhelm Scream at Santa Ana’s Observatory Theater

There are two rooms at The Observatory in Santa Ana. I was surprised to see the lineup of A Wilhelm Scream, Brendan Kelly of the Lawrence Arms and the opening band, MakeWar, in the smaller of the two rooms on a Saturday night. Okay, so these bands are recognized more on the east coast, since […]