DRAGONFORCE To Kick Off North American Summer Tour This Friday

July 5, 2017

Long-running metal goliaths DRAGONFORCE will kick off a near-month-long North American tour this Friday with support provided by Once Human. Slated to commence July 7th in San Francisco, California and run through July 29th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the tour includes a stop at Chicago Open Air in Chicago, Illinois which features Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Amon Amarth, Megadeth, and Clutch, among many others, as well as Rise Above Festival in Bangor, Maine with Korn, Stone Sour, Seether, Crobot, and more. See all confirmed dates below.   DRAGONFORCE w/ Once Human: 7/07/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA7/08/2017 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA7/09/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ7/11/2017 The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX7/12/2017 Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill – Dallas, TX7/14/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO7/15/2017 Chicago Open Air @ Toyota Park – Chicago, IL *7/17/2017 El Club – Detroit, MI7/18/2017 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC7/20/2017 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY7/21/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA7/22/2017 Rise Above Festival @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, ME *7/23/2017 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC7/24/2017 Opera House [Read More]

Triple Vinyl Tuesday

TVT No. 2 features Humble Pie, The Shelters and My Life With Thrill Kill Kult

July 4, 2017

Here we go, for another Triple Vinyl Tuesday.  Let’s get down to spinning!   Our Old or Vintage Vinyl is: Humble Pie – Smokin Label: A&M Records       Release Date:  1972 This album was the first one after the Peter Frampton’s departure. It was great to hear the band deliver such a well rounded album that also accentuated the blues and soul roots of founder Steve Marriott. It also became the band’s best selling album. Peter Frampton flourished in his solo career and Humble Pie as well. It is a great reminder to bands of today that you may go through line-up changes but it may also lead to some of the best work for all the musicians; past and present. Features: Bluesy rock with some tasty licks, sweet keys, pyschadelic swirling organ on Hot ‘n’ Nasty, soulful vocals Favorite Tracks: 30 Days in the Hole and Hot ‘n’ Nasty   Our New or Current Vinyl is:   The Shelters – The Shelters Label: Warner Bros.       Release Date:  June 10, 2016 This debut LP [Read More]


SOMO Concerts Announces Full Summer Season of Day-Long Festivals ROHNERT PARK, CA

July 3, 2017

We are very excited to share the news that SOMO Concerts have announced their full summer season of day-long festivals. Check out the news below: ROHNERT PARK, CA (July 5, 2017) – Second Octave and the 2017 SOMO Concert Series are pleased to announce the full summer series at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park. Tickets are on sale now at On Tuesday, July 11th, ​California Roots and SOMO Concerts bring a night of reggae, hip-hop, punk and good vibes with renowned crowd pleasers Dirty Heads, Grammy-nominated reggae band SOJA, Hawaiian Roots Reggae stalwarts The Green and Washington D.C.’s Indie-go-go trio RDGLDGRN. Doors open at 5:30pm with a 6pm show start. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at On Saturday, July 29th, ​SOMO Concerts and California Conscious Music Festival invite you to a day long pop-up festival filled with 2 stages of high energy positive reggae, roots and fusion for lovers of legends and locals with reggae icon Maxi Priest, reggae ambassadors Third World, high energy North Bay favorites Sol Horizon, Chico’s reggae fusion rockers Mystic Roots, San Francisco’s island soul [Read More]


Catch RAVEN BLACK out on their Hex O’Clock Tour

July 3, 2017

Alternative metal band RAVEN BLACK are hitting the road and I hope they are coming to a venue near you. Now is your chance to catch this impressive band bringing together a blend of metal, rock, alternative and more. Dipped in dark mystery, theatrical debauchery, commanding vocals and infectious melodies! Their tour kicks off on July 8th in Guadalajara, MX, the tour winds through the Midwest and up the East Coast before finishing up in Las Vegas, NV. Check the tour dates below: The Hex O’Clock Tour Dates: 07/08 @ Voodoo Roadhouse Bar – Guadalajara, MX 07/14 @ Jack’s Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX 07/15 @ Dirty 30 – Dallas, TX 07/16 @ Thunder Alley – Oklahoma City, OK 07/17 @ The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO 07/18 @ Phoenix Lounge – Sioux Falls, SD 07/19 @ Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE 07/20 @ The Back Bar – Janesville, WI 07/21 @ Top Fuel Saloon – Chicago, IL 07/22 @ The Token Lounge – Detroit, MI 07/23 @ MUSIC LYNX (NEW) – Mentor, OH [Read More]


Alt-Hardcore Band COVE Unveil New Video SOLIS Band To Hit The Road in July/August

July 3, 2017

COVE  will be heading out on tour this week. They have released a new music video for their song, SOLIS which is serving up heaping helping of British heavy music. They comment about the track, The meaning of the song Solis is subjective to the listener, everyone in the band helped contribute to it and in a way we all have our own definition of what the song is about. To some it may hint at the idea of when one door closes another opens and to someone else it may point at something far more emotive, the loss of a loved one for example. We feel song values are compromised when the outright meaning is spelled out too easily, it’s like telling someone the end of a film before they’ve watched it. Our way of thinking is that the meaning is personal to the individual/individuals listening at that moment in time. We believe this gives the audience a way to have their own personal connection with a song and not be persuaded into what they [Read More]

Music News

Tierra Blanca Arts Center Kicks off Lincoln Park Theatre Festival with Baño De Damas

July 3, 2017

  Who? Tierra Blanca Arts Center in Partnership with The Bilingual Foundation of The Arts present the acclaimed and controversial play by Rodolfo Santana, “Baño de Damas.”   “Baño de Damas” brings to light stories such as the dysfunctional relationship between mother and daughter, a woman abused by her husband, women of the good life, lesbianism and drug addiction. Featuring an outstanding cast including Emmy-nominee Jackeline Cacho, Blanca Araceli (Pixar’s Coco), Ileana Ruberté, Nitzia Chama and Valeria Maldonado among many others.   What?   Fundraising Event for TBAC, kicking off Lincoln Park Theatre Festival presented by The Bilingual Foundation of The Arts.   For ticket Info:    (323) 394 1010   When? Friday, July 7, 2017   Red Carpet 6:30 pm Reception 7:00 pm Showtime 8:00 pm   Performance by Legendary Sonora Santanera La Nueva Sangre 9:30 pm   Where? Margo Albert Theatre Plaza De La Raza 3540 North Mission Road Los Angeles, CA 90031