The Revolution: Two Nights at The Fillmore SF

The Revolution, the famously known band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1979 by Prince, came through San Francisco's Fillmore this last week and took us all back to the best of 1984.  The band was well know in its early years for rock music, but the creation that is The Revolution brought them into pop radio music with a blend of funk, and electronica. Before their official break-up, The Revolution had under their belt, two studio albums, two soundtracksand has created a lasting legacy. [...]

Deftones with Rise Against: Concord Pavillion CA

The Deftones ... the well known Bay Area alternative metal band brought an unstoppable night of music to The Concord Pavillion last week.  Hailing from Sacramento, California, circa 1988, founded by Chino Moreno (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), along with Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums) and Dominic Garcia (bass) these Bay Area artists have been filling the rooms for almost 30 years now and there is no sign of them stopping. The band came out all pistons hitting, playing many songs [...]

Tribute to Chris Cornell: at Slim’s SF with RustyChains & Corduroy

Slim's SF paid tribute to the late, great Chris Cornell, and BAM was onsite to be a part of this heartfelt and much needed night.  The event showcased Bay Area-based Seattle tribute bands Rusty Chains : Tony Malson (vox), Matt Stewart (bass), Thomas Cruce (guitar) and Randy Rice (drums) & Corduroy, that focused on the unique sound of the Northwest in the late '80s and early '90s. Bands like Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Mother Love Bone, Screaming Trees and Pearl [...]

BUSH: The Warfield SF June 1, 2017

The London born post-grunge band Bush made a recent appearance at San Francisco’s beloved Warfield. Almost 3 decades later these British rockers are still giving a performance reminiscent of the 90’s, as if time has stood still.  Bush is on tour in support of their 7th studio album, Black and White Rainbows, which released earlier in 2017.  The band is currently comprised of original members Gavin Rossdale (vox/rhythm guitar) and Robin Goodridge (drums), along with newer members Chris Traynor [...]

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. [...]

John 5 and The Creatures

John 5 and The Creatures creep through San Francisco's DNA Lounge for an intimate, fantastic and face melting night of music. John 5, the well known virtuoso guitarist who’s been sought after and recruited by many of the world's greatest musicians proved to those in attendance at SF's DNA Lounge exactly why that he’s a presence to be reckoned with.  John 5 grew up in Michigan and moved to Los Angeles, CA at the innocent age of 18, hoping to find [...]

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 [...]

Whores. : Live at Slim’s SF Nov 18 2016

Whores has been on a rampage ever since they released their debut EP Ruiner in 2011, through Brutal Panda Records, followed by Clean EP in 2013, which received attention from many music websites.  The band kicked off their latest US tour at San Francisco’s Slim’s as the first stop which stretches from Nov 18th to Dec 17th 2016.  You can find more info on dates on their website: http://whores.bigcartel.com/ Based based in Atlanta, Georgia and known as an American noise rock [...]

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 [...]