Bad Company and Joe Walsh

Bad Company And Joe Walsh by: Walter Morgan Photos by: Kevin Graft One Hell Of A Night Tour 2016 Concord Pavilion Joe Walsh 5/17/16 There is nothing better than to kick off the Bay Area Summer Concert season than with Bad Company & Joe Walsh, a co-headlining tour, the third night of the tour at the Concord Pavilion.A perfect pairing on this beautiful night, with a heat wave with temperatures in the 90's.  Tonight's crowd is an older, more mature lot, (the 45 and over [...]

The Best Jazz Festival hits New Orleans

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival   Story and Photos By: Paul Piazza There aren't many festivals that are comparible to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. This daytime event, which has been in existence since 1970, has 12 stages of continuous music. It happens annually during the last two weekends of April at the Fair Grounds Race Course, a 145 acre race track in New Orleans. This year was unique however, as weekend one began on the eve of the festival [...]


By: MAYA ELIAHOU In an uninhibited performance of raw, unprocessed sound, industrial rock band Filter kicked off their Make America Hate Again tour recently night at Slim’s in San Francisco. The show featured songs from their recently released album, Crazy Eyes. The performance began with deconstructed piano music intermixed with electronically distorted speeches from presidential candidate Donald Trump. The music was accompanied by projections and lighting effects, transforming the show from a performance to a multidimensional experience.   Filter opened with “Mother [...]

NorCal Tattoo and Music Festival

Death Angel Headlines the NorCal Tattoo and Music Festival By Jesse Amazeen   Cal Expo was the scene of last weekend’s NorCal Tattoo and Music Festival, a three-day gathering of tattoo artists, tattoo seekers, bands, and thrash metal aficionados. Featuring over twenty-five bands, the NorCal Fest wisely chose Death Angel to headline the festivities. Clocking in at well over thirty years in the Bay Area Thrash Metal business, Death Angel knows how to deliver the goods, and they didn’t come up short [...]

Generation Axe

A Night Of Guitars Fox Theater, Oakland, California Story By: Walter Morgan photos by: Kevin Graft    "The Generation Axe show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a 6-string extravaganza that is sure to amaze and delight,” Steve Vai.   I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd concert of an exclusive 27 date U.S. 2016 Tour. Five of the best guitar players of our time on one stage. Playing individually, as well as a mixture of them [...]

Celebrating David Bowie

Celebrating David Bowie: Artists Raise the Roof at The Regency to Raise Funds and Honor an Icon (The Regency Ballroom, March 22, 2016) On Tuesday night (March 22), actor Gary Oldman and musician / producer Scrote (Angelo Bundini) brought their music showcase “Celebrating David Bowie” to The Regency Ballroom. A fundraising event for the T. J. Martell Foundation ( which funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. After a sold out performance at The Roxy [...]


Nightwish Lights Up The City National Civic By Jesse Amazeen Being a Finnish symphonic metal band isn’t easy nowadays. Having spent two decades forging a new genre of metal, Nightwish has spawned legions of imitators. None however, have the staying power, nor the commitment to flawless performances as the original. San Jose was treated to one such performance Friday night, at the City National Civic. Following sets by supporting acts Delain and Sonata Arctica, Nightwish took the stage, suddenly emerging from the [...]

Talk with Frank Hannon of Tesla

A “Sit-Down” Interview with Frank Hannon aboard the Hysteria on the High Seas Cruise by Jamie Sackett   By now, you all know that a lot of pretty awful things happened on the Hysteria on the High Seas cruise.  It was definitely one for the record books and not in a good way.  Many of the artists were the saving grace for us cruisers and one of the BEST things about that experience was Frank Hannon.  His performances were both amazing and emotional [...]

Def Leppard’s Hysteria on The High Seas

HYSTERIA on the High Sea What REALLY Happened by Jamie Sackett It has now been one month since we set sail on the Def Leppard Cruise: Hysteria on the High Seas and I’m still at a loss for words. Those of us that were there have come to call it the Cruise Ship from Hell. I know that for me and my cabin mates, this was to be like the Titanic was intended to be…the Ship of DREAMS!! Although we did [...]


METALLICA FOR THE MILLENIUM By Kenny Wardell  The night before last Sunday’s “Super Bowl 50” featuring the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers battling it out in the biggest NFL game of the year at Levi’s Stadium, some 45 miles south of AT&T Park in San Francisco, there was a major rock concert in our City By The Bay that you may have heard about. The great Bay Area heavy metal rock band Metallica performed before a sold-out crowd in the cathedral/temple/mosque/stadium [...]

VH1 Save The Music

VH1 Save The Music Event in Napa Valley Article By Sandra Michaan Photos by Kevin Graft A heavy mist fell upon the serene and lush landscape at Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley when VH1 Save The Music threw its first Musically Mastered Menu event of the year. This SOLD OUT gathering came out to support a great cause that merges the music and culinary worlds for an intimate evening of raising funds to restore music programs in public schools across America. Matt Nathanson “Come [...]

Stu Hamm Band and Points North

The Stu Hamm Band Plays Harlow’s in Sacramento Story & Photos by Jamie Sackett Video by Elizabeth Becksted   On Saturday night, January 16th I had the great pleasure to sit down and chat with Mr. Stuart Hamm of The Stu Hamm Band. Stu in an insanely talented and renowned bass player and has been playing professionally for more than 3 decades. He’s played with the likes of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson just to name a few. He’s also been [...]

BAM’S BREAKING SANTANA/JOURNEY NEWS! was on hand for the Grand Opening of a extraordinary photography exhibit called “Jim Marshall- Seen Through The Eyes of Carlos Santana.” It is currently on display at Mumm Winery in Napa, California through March, 2016. Not only did we tour the show with the legendary Latin guitarist himself we also learned about Carlos’ new wine called “Savor” that is a benefit for Santana’s Milagro Foundation. That’s not all! BAM is happy to announce that Carlos and many of [...]