Sum 41 Shows Transformation in San Francisco

Sum 41 Shows Transformation in San Francisco Article & Photos by Nick Gumas One of the defining moments in the relationship I have with music happened many years ago when I saw Sum 41 perform live for the first time. Years later, I can still tell you with absolute certainty which songs they opened with, closed with, and most of the ones in between. I remember the anticipation of looking up at a red tinted stage and waiting for the show [...]

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 [...]

Good Charlotte Debuts New Music in San Francisco

Article and Photos by Nick Gumas The year 2016 has been somewhat of an anomaly in the world of music. We began the year with the loss of David Bowie, then we lost Maurice White of “Earth, Wind, and Fire,” and not soon after, even Prince left us much sooner than anyone could have expected. In many ways, this has been a year of great loss for the music community. The lows of this year have been hard, but on [...]

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, [...]

Heart: Rock Hall Three For All Tour- Aug 24 2016

Heart‘s legendary sisters and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, rolled into the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain view, CA on August 24, 2016.  As the center of the band since 1974, Ann & Nancy Wilson haven’t lost anything that made them oh so special then, and all these years later.  They bring their well-known ferocity, huge vocals and distinct guitar playing to the stage each and every time.  These ladies have proved that they are still true rock goddesses! The Rock [...]

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 [...]