BottleRock Napa

Who needs coffee, when you have The Helmets high energy set to fuel your day at BottleRock

June 4, 2017

  Once again BottleRock Napa had an endless supply of amazing musicians on four stages.  Whether you were tired or not on Sunday morning, you were ready to party when the festival was kicked off by a fierce set from The Helmets. The young group or rockers consists of Tye Trujillo on bass,  (12, son of Robert Trujillo of Metallica), Bastian Evans (12) on Guitar, Kai Neukermans (12) on drums, and Bryan Ferretti (13) on vocals. They came out with 150% and never wavered with the energy. It was like a instant punch of adrenaline as they rocked the main stage, playing their original tracks and covers that had the crowd singing along.   Check out the photos from their set by our Rockin Ryan: We caught them perform last year and it is amazing to see how they have grown with their musical talent. They blew us away last year and they continue to raise the bar with an even better performance this year. The endless energy was flowing from the stage and infecting the [Read More]

Concerts

TECH N9NE at UC Theatre in Berkeley. Contributed by Sean Liming

April 13, 2017

The “Strictly Strange” tour came to the UC Theatre this past Tuesday on 4/11/2017 and all the artists were putting their best performance for the crowd. The artist and management always supportive of their fans. The artists came out to the auditorium to talk and sign autographs after their shows. No matter how big they are, they are always nice and grateful to give back to their fans. I just wish other artist would do this rather than staying backstage and hidden from the general audience. Tech N9ne kicked off his “Strictly Strange” tour with 68 shows in 74 days!! With Tech N9ne’s new album recently released in April, he was sure to make his performance “Sriracha” hot!! Known for his spit firing rhyming lyrics from St. Louis Missouri, he was going to show you his good and bad side. Krizz Kaliko came on the stage to join Tech N9ne. With both artist on the stage, the crowd went crazy. After a couple of songs, Tech N9ne gave the stage to Krizz to perform his [Read More]

Concerts

Concert review: Freedom Call, Eden’s Curse and Veonity. By Alex Bock

February 22, 2017

  Munich, Backstage, Feb. 14th 2017 It was Valentine’s Day and a Tuesday. One might think, probably not the best evening for a live show. BUT…. German Power Metal band Freedom Call have made a stop in Munich during their ‘Master Of Light’ tour and their fans came. As to be expected they didn’t come alone. They brought two bands along on tour with them. First one to play that night were Veonity, a four piece from Vänersborg, Sweden. They started out in 2013 and released their first EP that same year. In early 2015 they released their first full length record, which was followed by their latest effort ‘Into The Void’ in 2016. Just like in Freedom Call their vocalist Sköld also plays guitar, which gives them a vibrant guitar sound. You should definitely check them out, when they come to town. Next on – Eden’s Curse. Based in Glasgow, UK, the members are a mixed bunch of five guys. Only the bassist and drummer are Scottish, their vocalist was born in Serbia, the [Read More]

Band

New Years Day are tearing it up out on tour with Crown the Empire

November 10, 2016

New Years Day are currently out on tour with Crown The Empire and their Renegade Tour. They made a stop into Sacramento this past weekend and prove that they are tearing it up on the stage with their high energy crowd pleasing sets! The tour kicked off on November 1st and will wrap up on December 4th in Dallas, Texas. The tour is presented by Hot Topic and also includes sets by Blessthefall, Too Close To Touch and Light Up The Sky. New Years Day are out on tour in support of their highly praised album, Malevolence. The album was produced by Erik Ron (The Word Alive, Motionless In White) and is the band’s first release on Another Century Records. Their set was filled with songs from the new album and the crowd went wild, singing along and a rush of crowd surfing. They had such an engaging audience that were dressed in their New Years Day merch. One thing is certain, they have a very dedicated and devoted fanbase and Sacramento was there in full representation [Read More]

Concerts

Pierce The Veil kick off The Made To Destroy Tour in SF

September 5, 2016

Pierce The Veil kicked off The Made To Destroy Tour this past weekend in San Francisco and it was amazing! The tour presented by Journeys started in SF at The Warfield Theater with a sold out show. The lines began early in the afternoon as everyone made sure to be in attendance for this high energy tour. The night started with I Prevail and they definitely unleashed full force of adrenaline onto the anxious crowd. Neck Deep came up and a dose of pop punk was served up and the crowd surfing began. The crowd began chanting Pierce The Veil as the anticipation grew to their arrival on the stage. They delivered an incredible intro which featured a video screen depicting the arrival or should I say landing of Pierce The Veil. I am not one to spill all the details since I want to encourage you all to get out to this tour and see for yourself. It was a grand “out of this world” entrance and the crowd went wild. The band put [Read More]

Alternative Rock

5SOS, Hey Violet and Roy English at Shoreline Amphitheater, a night of high energy and nonstop fun

September 3, 2016

The fans began lining up early in the day for the 5SOS (5 Seconds of Summer) Sounds Live Feels Live Tour with Hey Violet and Roy English.  It was going to be a packed venue and the excitement grew among the fans as the minutes neared to starting time. Roy English delivers an infectious blend of rock, alternative, hip-hop, and electronic with the emphasis being on fun feel good music! You can pick up his recently released EP, I’m Not Here, Pt. 1 on iTunes here. Hey Violet took to the stage amid thousands of screaming fans. From the second they hit the stage, they got the crowd moving, dancing and singing along with their contagious enthusiasm. It has been amazing for us to watch this band grow over the years and tonight their sound was bigger than ever. One thing is certain,this might have began as a band of teenagers ,but their music has definitely grown to a new level, they have honed in their crafts and deliver music that is enjoyable for listeners [Read More]

Concerts

Kawehi at the Hotel Café: smiles, trash talk and a loop machine.

March 30, 2016

(Hollywood) When Kawehi comes on stage it is her smile that first grabs you.  It’s a friendship smile…she is happy to be there and she is happy to be there with you – yes, you.  This is not just a gig supporting her new Kickstarter-funded album, Interaktiv; this is 250 friends kicking back and having a great time with their favorite artist in a sold-out concert at the Hotel Café Friday night.   Kawehi navigated her way around various pieces of musical equipment and technological gear as she came onstage, but all the while she kept that smile.  After getting settled in front of her keyboards, loop machines and computers, she greeted friends and fans with waves and shout outs.  We  were hooked, even before she played the first  note.   When she did play that first note, we were more than hooked; we were ecstatic.  She set the hook with “Smoke Screens”, launching a trap beat and then dancing around the stage, checking the connection to her guitar, putting her magic hands on the [Read More]