Pepper invades Long Beach’s Fingerprints Records

A meet-and-greet is always an exemplary time with your favorite artists. Now, add in the insanity that comes with the territory of all three rowdy, ridiculous members of Pepper in an intimate setting, such as a mid-sized record store in Long Beach, and you’ve got quite an evening. Fingerprints Records, a beacon of light for […]

Ziggy Marley at Pacific AMP

It was a real roots reggae night, as the sweet sounds of Jamaican legends Ras Michael, Toots and the Maytals and Ziggy Marley entertained ecstatic fans at Southern California’s Pacific Amphitheatre on July 19th, 2019. Ras Michael, born Michael George Henry, and his immensely talented band and beautiful backup singers captivated the audience. They infuse […]

Death Cab for Cutie at the Hollywood Bowl

Sunday might be a sleepy day to some, but for Los Angeles alternative music lovers, staying home the night of August 11th, 2019 was simply out of the question. Two major alt bands collided for one evening of wining and dining at the Hollywood Bowl, a venue that actually encourages you to bring your own […]

Irvine welcomes Iration’s Live From Paradise Tour

Five Points Amphitheater was on fire as the Live From Paradise Tour arrived in Irvine, CA. Bringing a festival-caliber lineup of Katastro, Fortunate Youth, Pepper and headliners Iration to Orange County, fans packed the venue for a fun-filled evening with friends and their favorite bands. Katastro took to the stage first, pumping people up and […]

Blink-182 & Lil Wayne in San Diego

Blink-182, Lil Wayne and Neck Deep hit San Diego’s North Island Credit Union Amphitheater on August 7th, 2019. Neck Deep, a Welsh punk rock band, kicked off the night with “Motion Sickness”, “She’s A God” and ended with “Where Do We Go When We Go”, warming up the crowd for Lil Wayne. DJ T. Lewis […]

Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World in San Diego

Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World, with special guests Ra Ra Riot closed out one of the last few dates of their Summer of Gods 2019 Tour at North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in San Diego on August 1, 2019. Ra Ra Riot, an American Indie band from New York, kicked off the show […]

Jah Mex & The Translators in Laguna Beach

As the July crimson and amber summer sun dipped down behind the lush green hills of the Laguna Canyon skyline, the smooth, mellow sounds of Jah Mex and The Translators wafted ever so sweetly through the historic, eclectic and unique Sawdust Festival grounds in Laguna Beach, CA. Nestled back into the hills, amongst the whimsical […]

Rebelution at the OC Fair: Night Two

The warm summer sun and the sweet scent of fried foods enticed fans for Day Two to the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. DJ Mackle, Iya Terra, Collie Buddz and Rebelution lit up the stage for the second night of rocking reggae. DJ Mackle spun mad reggae mixes, as […]

B-Side Players at San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern

Celebrating 25 years, San Diego natives B-Side Players hosted a sold out dance party at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. Cumbia Machin, a single entity to what sounds like a 10-piece band, kicked the night off with electronic dub-style cumbia music that quickly got people movin’. Using original samples, loops, sequences and live […]

Slightly Stoopid’s How I Spent My Summer Vacation Tour: Chicago, IL

How have you been spending your summer vacation? If you haven’t yet seen Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds and HIRIE on the How I spent My Summer Vacation Tour 2019, then you better snag up a ticket! The four bands were recently at Huntington Bank Pavillion in Chicago and the show was fire! HIRIE brings […]

Khalid & Clairo in Pittsburgh

Khalid’s Free Spirit Tour stopped at Pittsburgh, PA’s PPG Paints Arena on Monday, July 29th. Khalid performed hits from his new album, including “Talk” and old favorites, such as “Young Dumb & Broke” and “Location”. Opening the show was singer-songwriter, Clairo, performing songs from her upcoming album Immunity. The Free Spirit Tour continues through North […]

Zac Brown Band at Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre

It was a crystal clear, sunny California evening that kicked off with a furiousness as New Orleans-native Trombone Shorty took immediate command of the stage at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. Opening for Zac Brown Band on July 25th, 2019, Trombone Shorty (born, Troy Adams) and his wily band surprised the crowd, kicking off the night […]

Unwritten Law & Authority Zero at Glass House Pomona

On Friday, June 21st, energetic and eager fans packed the historic Glass House Theatre in sunny Pomona, CA in high anticipation of seeing The Last Gang, Authority Zero and Unwritten Law light up the stage. The three-piece Orange County-based female-led band The Last Gang stormed the stage with a vengeance. Brenna Red, with her brightly-colored […]

Rebelution at the OC Fair: Night One

Rebelution’s Good Vibes Summer tour, with special guests Collie Buddz and Iya Terra, made the first of its two-night stop at Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa on Friday, July 12th, 2019.  Rebelution came to the stage and the packed crowd lit up, dancing and smiling to every song Starting the night off, openers Iya Terra […]

A talk with Taj Weekes at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl

I had the opportunity not only to attend Taj Weekes & Adowa, but also had to chance to speak briefly to Weekes himself! Blessing the Brooklyn Bowl with root reggae vibrations, Taj Weekes illuminated the stage alongside his opening acts, Allinor and Te’La.  Allinor blessed the stage with melodic sounds of traditional roots reggae music. […]