Aftershock Festival 2015

Aftershock Festival 2015 - The Year of Change By: Micheal Gianni The 2015 Aftershock Festival returned to Sacramento October 24th and 25th in a whirlwind of change that had fans buzzing long before the event even posted this year’s lineup. In a move that can often spell disaster, the organizers decided to change up the recipe that had brought them so much success in previous years though that didn’t seem to be the case this time. Gone was the river front [...]

Photos: Primus New Year’s Eve at the Fox Theatre

An Evening With Primus & The Chocolate Factory w/The Frog Brigade Ensemble Dec. 31, 2014 Fox Theater, Oakland Primus Set One: Seas of Cheese  | John the Fisherman  |The Toys Go Winding Down  | Frizzle Fry  | Over the Falls  |Lee Van Cleef  | Jilly's on Smack  | Del Davis Tree Farm  | The Heckler Set Two: Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers  | Last Salmon Man  | Southbound Pachyderm  | Too Many Puppies (with Enema snippet) | Eleven | My Name Is Mud  | Jerry Was a [...]

New Video Releases: James Brown

James Brown Live at Boston Garden April 5, 1968 Extended Edition Shout! Factory Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown(2014) Director Alex Gibney Currently airing on HBO There are currently two revealing documents pertaining to how American music was forever changed by James Brown. James Brown Live at Boston Garden April 5, 1968 is the actual concert footage that was broadcast live that night on WGBH in Boston, exactly one night after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. While many cities across the United States were [...]

Miranda Lambert takes the Shoreline by the Horns

Platinum Tour: Miranda Lambert, with Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett August 9, 2014 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View She isn't very old (30) and she isn't very big (5'4"), but Miranda Lambert has been been a huge presence on stages since 2005, when she released Kerosene, her first album, which debuted at Number 1 on the Country Music charts before being certified Platinum. Along with an impressive number of awards and accolades, she has won five Female Vocalist of the Year awards from [...]

Soulfly at the Fillmore

Soulfly and Lody Kong Saturday, July 26, 2014 The Fillmore The Fillmore was only about half-full when we walked in before the show. People seemed to be in good spirits, and everyone in the room had something "Soulfly" attached to them: shirts, wristbands, flags, hats--you name it! Under the leadership of Max Cavalera, who formed the band in Phoenix in 1997, Soulfly is known and loved for its unique blend of metal with Brazilian tribal and world music, and bludgeoning anthems about [...]

OUR OLYMPIANS COME HOME!

Arriving in South Lake Tahoe Friday night with no snow in the trees, the creeks half full and not many people on the road it was looking to be a low key weekend. Saturday morning 8am, with clear skies over shoulder, I was ready to hit Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort for whatever kind of snow it had to offer! Wasn't expecting anyone to be there… boy, was that a mistake! Only open for an hour and already the lot was filling [...]