Bands

Interview with Justin of Blue October ahead of their stellar performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco

May 20, 2017

  Earlier this week we headed to the legendary Fillmore as Blue October brought the Heart Go Bang Tour to San Francisco. We have impatiently waited for this date to arrive. See, Blue October was not just another band for us to cover, they are a band that had provided the playlist to my life’s ups and downs for the past 20 years. Most recently in March, during my Mother’s hospice care at home, she would lay next to me and listen to Blue October, nearly silent for days, yet show would respond and tell me she liked the songs. Her favorite during that time, The Feel Again, (Stay).  What a heavy song and yet, I truly clutched to those words… Stay… selfishly I wanted more time with her.  After she passed away, I could feel the dark depression setting in as it had with my Father 5 years earlier. But I turned to music and once again to Blue October. Their latest album, Home which shot up the charts to a No. 1 spot [Read More]

Alternative Rock

MUST SEE SHOW: The Unlikely Candidates at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco – Thursday April 27th.

April 26, 2017

Another important reminder for you is to get to The Bottom of the Hill this Thursday, April 27th for The Unlikely Candidates show. I remember the first time we saw them perform in San Francisco, back in 2013 as they opened for Blue October at the Fillmore. Over the past several years, we have watched this band immensely grow as well as their fanbase. They have conitnued to deliver a strong alternative rock/grunge style that is complete with an energetic and charismatic live performance. They will be playing at the Bottom of the Hill, along with The Fame Riot and Cemetery Sun.  Tickets are only $12 and you can purchase them here: http://www.stubmatic.com/bottomofthehill/event/9277/.  We will make sure to bring you coverage of the show as well as a new interview. In case you missed it, make sure to check out their global video for Ringer, which was made with submissions from over 27 countries such as Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Mozambique to name some of the more interesting entries.   The video represents a massive global effort [Read More]

Bands

BottleRock Napa Featured Band of the Day is Michael Franti and Spearhead

April 5, 2017

  Michael Franti & Spearhead return to the BottleRock Napa 2017 Festival. This is one must see set as it is an experience that you will not soon forget. If you haven’t experienced a Michael Franti concert, then you haven’t truly lived. He brings out this bright ray of sunshine when he performs, drawing in each and every audience member as he awakens their every sense. His music feeds your soul with an abundance of love, good spirits and positive energy. You simply cannot escape the “goodness” and “beauty” that comes from the music. It is emotional, inspiring and truly amazing to be a part of, as you feel rejuvenated with each note. You are one in that crowd of many, yet you feel the audience joining together and become one strong force of change. You feel the power of all of you, and truly know that you can make a difference in this world and that It is Good To Be Alive Today!     At the end of the show, your exhilaration turns [Read More]

Bands

New Politics release new song, One of Us and it is soon to be fan favorite!

March 10, 2017

New Politics have been up to something really good… They have just released their new track, One of Us and it will soon become one of your favorite tracks! The catchy tune lets you know you are never alone, you are one of us! Check it out here: I can remember the first time we saw New Politics band in 2010 at Slim’s in San Francisco. From the first few seconds of their set, we were instantly hooked. They drew us in with their high energy set and infectious music. Over the years, they have truly developed their own style and sound that holds no boundaries. It is inviting to all and truly gets you amped.  We featured them back in 2011 as one of our Top Ten Bands. Check that article out here. New Politics will be busy playing at SXSW and we hope they plan a tour with some California dates. We are getting withdrawals! Have you ever seen our interview with them when they played at Uproar Festival a few years back. If [Read More]

Bands

Alter Bridge returns to San Francisco for show at Regency Ballroom. Photo Gallery

February 26, 2017

  Alter Bridge have been touring on another leg of The Last Hero Tour. They recently made a stop in San Francisco at The Regency Ballroom. The crowd was ready to rock as they took the stage and delivered an epic set filled with fan favorites and their new tracks that had everyone singing along. It also included a breathtaking acoustic performance of my favorite tracks; Wonderful Life and Watch Over You. Check out the full set list here: The Writing on the Wall Come to Life Farther Than the Sun Addicted to Pain Ghost of Days Gone By Cry of Achilles Broken Wings My Champion Ties That Bind Crows on a Wire Waters Rising Wonderful Life Watch Over You Isolation Blackbird Open Your Eyes Metalingus Show Me a Leader Rise Today   Check out the photos of their set by our Rockin Ryan:     Make sure  to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. ~ Marisol    Information & Links:  Website:  www.alterbridge.com Facebook:  www.facebook.com/alterbridge Twitter: www.twitter.com/alterbridge [Read More]

Bands

Falling In Reverse release celestial new track, Coming Home

December 19, 2016

Falling In Reverse have just released a new ethereal style song, Coming Home. The celestial track takes you on a cosmic ride of comforting emotion.  Ronnie’s vocals are highlighted with raw emotion and vulnerability, yet drawing you in with mesmerizing lyrics. Transmission from the stars A message from the atmosphere Etched into my heart Your purpose there is still unclear The ghost of you lives on Through everything I see and touch Even when you’re gone Even if it’s hard Even when I’m far I will always be there  Check it out  here:   You can pick up the new song by  heading over to iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/coming-home-single/id1186837757. We look forward to the new album and the new music. You can catch Falling In Reverse out on their “The End Is Here Tour” which kicks off January 13th in Tempe, AZ. Check the dates below and pick up your tickets!   We are happy to see a San Francisco date and look forward to bring you full coverage of the show. Make sure to visit Tunespeak [Read More]