Mirage (A tribute to Fleetwood Mac)

Feeling so lucky to have come across Mirage!  Being a Fleetwood Mac fan for decades,  going to a tribute show wasn't easy for me.  After sitting through a couple of songs I then realized this band was playing from the heart and delivering what our passion is all about! We and everyone there had so much fun dancing singing smiling and just plain enjoying an evening of love for the MAC!  I'm not a writer as you can see. [...]

Chevelle & Black Map: Kick off new tour at The Fillmore SF

Chevelle kicked off their latest tour at San Francisco's The Fillmore last Friday night! Chevelle, the well known American rock band from the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois started out in 1995 and has sold over four million albums in the United States.  Their first studio album Point #1, was released on Squint Entertainment; followed later by their second album, Wonder What's Next (October 8, 2002) and contained long lasting fan favorites, "The Red" and "Send the Pain Below"; ended [...]

Planes Mistaken for Stars & Retox: Bottom of the Hill SF

Planes Mistaken for Stars  the well known project from Denver, Colorado recorded their second release for Deep Elm, Knife In The Marathon in 2001, signed to Gainesville Florida's No Idea Records to release Fuck with Fire in 2002, brought a raw epic night to San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill. In 2003, Planes recorded Up in Them Guts was released the next year on No Idea with A. J. Mogis, whose most notable work is with Saddle Creek artists Bright [...]

Combichrist: US Tour Fall 2016 at Social Hall SF

Combichrist, ended off their US Fall Tour at San Francisco’s Social Hall  with an energetic show that was a flood of lights, heavy guitars and beats which kept the crowd dancing throughout the night.  This latest tour is in support of their  new album titled, “This Is Where Death Begins” which released on June 3rd 2016; a three-CD and DVD version includes audio and video from the Summer Breeze Festival in 2015, making this the band’s first official live [...]

Alice In Chains: The Masonic SF

Formed in 1987 in Seattle by Jerry Cantrell and Layne Staley; Alice In Chains one of the forefathers of the Grunge movement are still alive rocking the fans and selling out shows on their latest tour. The band now comprised of Jerry Cantrell (Guitar/Vocals), Sean Kinney (Drums), Mike Inez (Bass) and William DuVall (vocals) are one of the most successful artists in their genre.  By the 1990s, they sold over 20 million records worldwide and over 14 million records [...]

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic: Oakland Fox Theater 2 nights 9/15 & 9/16

P Funk and the Mother Ship landed at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA bringing the funk for two nights!  Formed in the 1950’s and still headed by George Clinton, the band known as Parliament Funkadelic is still hosting a lineup of  top-notch musicians at every show, politically charged lyrics, outlandish concept albums and keeping the pure funk alive, all these years later. George Clinton led the band, consisting of about 30 people, including horns, keys, percussion, bass, guitars, and dancers. [...]

Deftones: Greek Theatre Berkeley- Aug 26 2016

Alternative rockers, Deftones gave us a night to remember at their recent stop at the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre in Berkeley.  From their beginning in 1988 in Sacramento, California to the present, the Deftones are keeping true to the unique sound they’ve created and only seem to get better with time. The discography of Deftones consists of eight studio albums, three extended plays, one demo album, and twenty singles, The band has sold around 10 million albums worldwide, [...]

ZED: Trouble In Eden- Album Release at The Bottom of the Hill SF-Aug 19 2016

San Jose California based ZED shook the hell out of The Bottom of the Hill recently in San Francisco.  This night was all about their newest album, Trouble In Eden, which was released Aug 26, 2016 on Ripple Music.  This latest record has all the great elements that we have come to love about Zed’s music – but holds a bit of a message of warning or maybe an observation of recent times, with touches on society, religion and [...]

The Dillinger Escape Plan Rips Open Thee Parkside SF-Aug 13 2016

New Jersey ‘s The Dillinger Escape Plan made a stop in San Francisco’s Thee Parkside during their recent tour of smaller-sized shows.  TDEP are known and loved for their rowdy crowd-participating stage antics, such as singer Greg Puciato and guitarist Ben Weinman walking the audience and climbing the rafters.  Fans at this intimate venue were given a rare treat tonight, and they came out in masses to capacity at this venue and are selling out numerous stops on this latest [...]

Death Cab For Cutie drives it home at BottleRock

BottleRock 2016 Death Cab For Cutie By: Walter Morgan Death Cab For Cutie was playing on the major stage at Bottlerock, right before the headliner Saturday night. This Seattle alternative rock band really stole the show this day. This really is a band that every age group here could identify with. They had a little of everything, soft pop, with lots of melody, and some spacey instrumental work. Vocalist Ben Gibbered has a very low key demeanor; he also plays guitar, and piano, [...]

Lamb of God Rocks the Fox!

Lamb of God by: Paul Piazza Lamb of God rocks the Fox, but COC pulls off the night's biggest surprise There was a palpable buzz in the air as people began heading into the Fox Theatre in Oakland the night before Memorial Day. The Lamb of God/Clutch/Corrosion of Conformity triple-header had intrigued many heavy music lovers for some time. Anticipation was high. The trio of groups had joined up for a wildly successful tour run that had just killed at the legendary [...]

The Santa Cruz American Music Festival

The Santa Cruz American Music Festival brings a remarkable line-up to the redwoods By: Paul Piazza The Santa Cruz American Music Festival takes place annually at the Aptos Village Park. It's a beautiful setting for a concert. The stage is built in a meadow is a natural amphitheater surrounded by thick groves of oaks and redwoods. This year marked the second year of the event, which featured blues, jazz and funk on Saturday and country and Americana on Sunday. Overall, the event [...]

Ziggy Marley fires it up at BottleRock

by: Walter Morgan One of the biggest, if not the biggest Reggae star of our time is indeed Ziggy Marley. His lyrics can be political and social, much like his father and Reggae giant Bob Marley. Ziggy has risen to create his own name, and is such a talented singer, songwriter, and musician. His band featured two good background female singers, and a fantastic backing band. His modern day Reggae music is very easy listening; his voice matches the style [...]

Lenny Kravitz brings it, at BottleRock Napa!

Lenny Kravitz was not only one of the best bands to play on Friday, securing the Main Stage, before Stevie Wonder, but one of the best bands of the entire festival. Lenny has it all, his music transcends all ages at BottleRock. From the young to the elder age group, he really put on a great show. He’s  previously won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row. His voice can change according [...]