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Metal Allegiance NAMM Encore In Anaheim

METAL ALLEGIANCE return to Anaheim for another much-anticipated NAMM related show, this year appearing at the City National Grove of Anaheim on Jan. 20 for a monumental tribute to our fallen heroes. The all star who’s who of metal will bring the core four, bassist, Mark Menghi, David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS) and … [Read More]

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August Burns Red Celebrates Messengers in SoCal

Can heavy metal be an uplifting experience? Metalcore band August Burns Red constantly seeks to answer “yes” to that through their music and live performances. The … [Read More]

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Prog-Rock Hits SoCal With Stick Men

So-Cal prog-rock fans rejoice! Stick Men are bringing their one-of-a-kind live show to The Baked Potato in Los Angeles on Jan 24 and 25, The Coach House in San Juan … [Read More]

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The Melvins Let The Freak Flag Fly

Somewhere along the course of American history, the name, "Melvin," became associated with pocket protectors, questionably sized eyeglasses, bowl cuts, and feeling … [Read More]

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Stand Up And Dance – The English Beat Return

With a new album on the way and a never-ending tour, The English Beat’s Dave Wakeling took some time out of his busy schedule to talk music, politics, touring and … [Read More]

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Ghost: A Tale From The Photo Pit

Grammy Award winning band Ghost, who won for Best Metal Performance this year, recently played the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. For the past two years, there’s been a lot of buzz brewing for this band. I had the chance to see them at Coachella for the first … [Read More]

Concert Reviews

Beach Goth Day 2

Beach Goth Day 2: The Music Saves A Rainy Day

For the uninitiated, Beach Goth is a two-day festival put on each year at The Observatory in Santa Ana by surf-garage kings The Growlers. It’s a hedonistic, grimy (in the best way), mutant display where people dress up in gory costumes and groove along to … [Read More]