A talk with LA rock band TWIN XL

Los Angeles-based rock trio TWIN XL have been up to big things so far coming out of quarantine. As a band, you’d think that they have new music or they’re touring… well, they are doing that and THEN some! They’ve even developed their own immersive video game! From music to multimedia, TWIN XL is climbing […]

Napa Valley readies for Bottlerock 2021 this Labor Day Weekend

Bottlerock Napa Valley is back!!! After a long two year wait, northern California’s Bottlerock Music, Food and Art Festival is returning to the Napa Valley Expo this upcoming Labor Day Weekend (September 3rd through 5th) and their lineup does not disappoint! Miley Cyrus is still playing (per last year’s canceled lineup), plus Megan The Stallion, […]

Ice Nine Kills: an introspection from a true metalhead

Do you like Ice Nine Kills? That seems to be a question everyone struggles with. Straight out of Boston comes another heavy metal band with tricks up their sleeves. Fronted by Spencer Charnas, Ice Nine kills is a band who gets their inspiration from literature and horror movies, such as 2018’s The Sliver Scream album, which […]

Knotfest announced for Los Angeles November 2021

Knotfest, a touring metal festival from renowned metal heavyweights Slipknot, has announced an LA addition for 2021! Gracing the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on November 5th will be, of course, Slipknot, with direct support by Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange, Vended and special guest Cherry Bombs. Bring […]

Aftershock Festival set to return to Sacramento Fall 2021

After a concert-less year in 2020, festivals are making their comeback! One of the biggest festivals each year is Aftershock in Northern California, who announced a larger than life lineup for 2021! Presented by Danny Wimmer, the return of Aftershock (a.k.a. the west coast’s biggest rock festival) heads back to Discovery Park in Sacramento this October […]

Desert Daze set for mystical metamorphosis November 2021

After this past 18 months, all of us need a break. No… we need an outlet. We need to let loose wildly, uninhibitedly in the purest form of human expression. As festivals return to planet Earth from their forced COVID-19 hiatus, it seems that an energy shift has happened. We’re attending live shows out of […]

Goldenvoice announces Just Like Heaven 2022

Leave it to Goldenvoice to bring back exactly what we want for live music post-quarantine. Now that the mask mandate has been lifted, venues are back to full capacity and vaccines are everywhere, it’s time to get back to festivals. After a slew of announcements, Goldenvoice — more hard at work than ever — decides […]

Fan-curated Blue Ridge Rock Fest returns to Virginia fall 2021

Festivals are finally making their long-awaited return! What better way to welcome festival-goers back than a complete ‘fan driven’ festival!? Blue Ridge Rock Fest has everything — from artists to vendors to even pricing — get voted on by the consumer! That’s right, Blue Ridge 2021 is going down in Danville, VA this September 9th […]

First ever Rebel Rock Fest to hit Florida this fall

Having to delay their inaugural fest from 2020 to 2021, Rebel Rock Festival is finally (almost) here!! This new rock and heavy metal fest will take place September 24th through 26th at Orlando’s Central Florida Fairgrounds, kicking off on Thursday with a Taco Metal Party hosted by Jose ‘Metal Ambassador’ Mangin. Volbeat just got announced […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: Starcoast “Scroll”

After a year inside and 17 months isolated from others, another pandemic has risen… and this one could arguably be the most life-consuming and contagious of them all. We are, as a nation, now hooked on our phones. The endless feeds, the mindless scrolling, the limitless screen time have us at a national standstill, especially […]

Angels & Airwaves returns with “Restless Souls” single

It has been over seven years since Angels & Airwaves released a new album, but we are finally getting a new one this fall! Lead vocalist and guitarist Tom Delonge has been working on other projects of late, including chasing aliens and directing a coming-of-age sci-fi feature film titled Monsters of California, yet fans are most thrilled to […]

Big Atomic explodes with social unrest in funky ‘Body Politic’ EP

Big Atomic is on the side of the people. This funky five-piece from Louisville, Kentucky does not idly stand by while injustice reigns supreme. We might be enjoying the start of summer in a brand new post-COVID era, taking vacations and attending concerts without a care in the world. But, remember last summer? Remember the […]

Goldenvoice’s Cruel World Fest to span two days May 2022

Announced mid-February of 2020, Goldenvoice’s Cruel World was supposed to capture the hearts of retro rockers everywhere in May. Well, the world had other plans (as we all are aware). The inaugural event — hyped beyond belief, with headliner Morrissey alongside Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo among others — offers a title even only more applicable now […]

Top Shelf Music News: Episode 15

Top Shelf Music News returns for summer, with hosts Kristy Rose and PJ Sweeney, subbing in for Matt Cook who had a bad case of gout. With the mask mandate officially lifted and vaccine juice pulsing through everyone’s veins, it’s time to get back out into the world of music! How excited are we? Just […]

Sealegs at the Beach welcomes Mic Dangerously & The B Foundation

On June 6th, Sealegs was invaded by Mic Dangerously & The Royal We and The B Foudation. Either of these bands solo would have made for a great show, but put them together and you end up with a whole lot of awesomeness! Mic Dangerously was the headliner, but went first. Seeing Mic is always awesome, […]