Rob Zombie’s Freaks On Parade Tour sets off in St. Louis

Rob Zombie brought a packed lineup of artists to the opening show of his Freaks On Parade 2022 tour in Saint Louis. Teaming up with the ever-elusive heavy metal legend Mudvayne, this show is guaranteed to be a high octane thrill of a time. Starting the show was late 90s rock staple, Powerman5000. The band […]

Tash Sultana entrances Oakland’s Fox Theater

The night of Thursday July 21st, I made my way back to Oakland for the second time in a week for multi-instrumentalist Australian artist Tash Sultana’s sold-out show at The Fox Theater. The show was in such high demand, the venue even added a second show for the following night! Tour support for Sultana’s North […]

Machine Gun Kelly takes Mainstream Sellout Tour to Oakland

On Tuesday July 19th, Machine Gun Kelly’s Mainstream Sellout Tour hit Oakland Arena with special guests Avril Lavigne and WILLOW. The anticipation for this tour was extremely high due to all three artists releasing new albums prior to hitting the road together, all featuring a collab of some sort, as well as Colson Baker (aka, […]

The Black Keys brings masterful blues rock to St. Louis

If you follow The Black Keys on Instagram, then you are undoubtably aware of the fact that they are currently out cruising the country on the Dropout Boogie Tour, promoting their newest album of the same name. You may also be aware of the fact that the band’s Instagram page was recently infiltrated by comedian […]

Puscifer abducts Pittsburgh into alternate dimension

If you need a little help finding yourself, as well as a better understanding of the world and the things in it, well, Puscifer might be able to help you out with that… although you might find yourself even more lost than before. Fair warning. After a six-year hiatus, Maynard James Keenan’s project Puscifer brought […]

Streetlight Manifesto brings serious ska to San Diego

Ska punk legends Streetlight Manifesto brought their upbeat, skank-pit inciting, horn-heavy performance to San Diego’s House of Blues on July 13th, with direct support from Elder Brother. Stoked to see these legends again live, it destroyed my soul when I realized that I had torn my knee — like, really messed it up. Didn’t matter, […]

The Interrupters step up for Flogging Molly in Pittsburgh

It’s a surprisingly beautiful day on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, PA. But the night was also a little different… aside from the usual black and gold painted on the city and its people, you could also find a collection of groups in combat boots, huge spiked mohawks and kilts lining up around Pittsburgh’s favorite […]

Starset packs the Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio

Starset absolutely annihilated hard rock fans in Warren, Ohio at the Packard Music Hall on July 8th, 2022. What was even more of a ride was openers Divide The Fall, Oni and RED — all of whom got the house moshing. It was then time for the main men (and cloaked women). Starset came out […]

Bright Eyes illuminates Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre

A cool breeze blew through The Greek Theatre, reminding concert-goers that summer had just begun just a few days ago. Cate Le Bon took the stage as fans trickled in. Her unconventional stage presence was noted immediately as conversations swarmed around her chain metal renaissance outfit, complete with purposefully smudged makeup worn by all band […]

A lovely night with Norah Jones in Los Angeles

It was calm and clear Wednesday night at The Greek when Puss N Boots walked onstage to a decently filled audience. With the headliner, Norah Jones, on the drums, the trio wove through songs from their Sister album and finished with a cover of Dolly Parton’s “The Grass Is Blue”. As the set began, with “Just A […]

Santana blows away St. Louis, with Earth, Wind & Fire

Seeing a living musical legend in person can be quite the surreal experience. On occasion, the shows don’t entirely live up to the hype and they tend to leave fans somewhat disappointed as they make their way back home… simply wishing and longing for the chance to see that same show, only 20 or 30 […]

An evening with Ann Wilson in Tampa, Florida

Ann Wilson, the legendary lead singer of Heart, rocked the house at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Florida on June 16th, 2022. Wilson tore through a powerful set with her band, The Amazing Dawgs, proving yet again that she is still the queen of rock and roll. She has been quite busy the […]

Circle The Earth hosts an industry showcase in Los Angeles

Circle The Earth hosted an industry showcase at SIR Studios in Los Angeles on June 22nd, complete with catered food and drinks to promote their unique blend of modern rock, including their new devilishly delicious pop rock single “Sweetest Pain”. The band has made it clear that they’re here to stay, even in a city […]

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 […]