Music News

SHOW ALERT: James Bay at Fox Theater, Oakland March 27

March 18, 2019

  We are just about a week away from the rescheduled James Bay Greek Theatre concert. James was set to perform at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on October 7th, 2018. The show was unfortunately cancelled and rescheduled for March 27th, 2019 and has been moved to the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. You don’t want to miss this show as James continues to deliver high energy crowd pleasing sets that will have you begging for more.  You can head over to https://thefoxoakland.com/events/james-bay-3 and pick up tickets. In case you missed it, James recently released his new song, Peer Pressure ft. Julia Michaels. The infectiously catchy track has been on featured on our daily playlists. Check it out below:   We hope to bring you coverage of the upcoming Oakland show. For now, check out photos by our Rockin Ryan  of James 2018 performance at BFD.   Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news. Information & Links: Website: http://www.jamesbaymusic.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamesbaymusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesbaymusic Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jamesbayofficial Instagram: http://instagram.com/jamesbaymusic

Tour

TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 22ND FOR ADAM ANT “FRIEND OR FOE” TOUR

March 18, 2019

Pop icon Adam Ant is set to perform his iconic solo album Friend or Foe in its entirety, live for the first time.  He will be heading out on his Friend or Foe tour which will hit the US from September 4th to October 1st. Artist presale tickets are available from Tuesday, March 19 at 10 am local time through Thursday, March 21 at 10 pm local time. General tickets are available from Friday, March 22 at 10 am local time. For more information, visit http://www.adam-ant.com. Check out the tour dates below: Adam Ant “Friend or Foe” USA tour 2019 Wednesday, September 4, Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre Friday, September 6, St. Louis MO, The Pageant Saturday, September 7, Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre Sunday, September 8, Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre Wednesday, September 11, Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre Friday, September 13, Detroit, Royal Oak Music Theatre Saturday, September 14, Cleveland, OH, Masonic Auditorium Sunday, September 15, Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall Tuesday, September 17, Boston, MA, Boch Center Shubert Theatre Thursday, September 19, New York NY, Beacon Theatre Friday, [Read More]

Tour

Godsmack and Like A Storm hit Munich with an incredible show at the Tonhalle

March 12, 2019

  Originally this tour was set for November 2018, when unexpectedly the son of guitarist Tony Rombola passed away and understandably the tour was postponed. So here we are, only a few months later, the house is packed and Godsmack are back! As touring companions, they chose Like A Storm and they did well with that. Like A Storm are a four-piece band from New Zealand, three of them being brothers (Chris Brooks (vocals/guitar), Matt Brooks (guitar/vocals) and Kent Brooks (bass/add. Vocals), completed by Zack Wood on drums. The band hasn’t played any headliner shows in Germany yet, but they already shared the stage with well-known acts like Alter Bridge, toured with Black Veil Brides and Escape The Fate and they played several festivals over the last years. Although the majority of the people came for Godsmack, it’s safe to say the boys from NZ gained some new fans. They opened their set with ‘Pure Evil’ and ‘The Bitterness’ from their current record ‘Catacombs’, followed by ‘Wish You Hell’ from their break-through-album ‘Awaken The Fire’. [Read More]

New Music

SJae’s debut EP, FIRST:  listen and enjoy

March 12, 2019

Patrick O’Heffernan I am always curious – and sometimes a bit apprehensive – when a music producer decides to put out a personal record.  Many producers are good musicians and songwriters, but a smaller number actually have the voice, the songwriting and music chops, and the feel for a personal album.  FIRST, the debut album by long-time producer SJae (Sammy Jay) shows clearly that she has the songwriting and musical chops plus an extraordinary feel for what works and what grabs a listener.  FIRST is an expansive display of her talents and a musical and emotional delight. SJae was the UK’s first female music producer – and she excelled in a very tough business for a woman…all the way to a Mercury nomination, the UK equivalent of a Grammy.   After a decade in the UK, she moved to  LA, America’s music capital and a very competitive environment for anyone of any gender.  But despite the competition, she continued to excel to the point where she has been called  “the best in the business” by [Read More]

Concerts

Interview with Buckcherry’s guitarist Stevie D as they are out on their WARPAINT tour!

March 9, 2019

    We recently brought you coverage of Buckcherry’s show in Sacramento as they kicked off the US leg of their Warpaint tour.  The tour is in support of their new album, Warpaint which was released on March 8th.  The highly anticipated album had them reuniting in the studio with legendary producer Mike Plotnikoff (Chris Cornell, Nita Strauss & Halestorm), who previously produced the band’s platinum certified album 15. You can check out the review of the show here. Our colleague Ben Mitchell was able to chat with guitarist Stevie D prior to the show and you can check out the interview here: You can check out photos from their Sacramento show below:   The tour includes another rock favorite, new band to watch,  Joyous Wolf. Joyous Wolf is from Southern California and was formed in 2014 by vocalist Nick Reese, guitarist Blake Allard, bassist Greg Braccio, and drummer Robert Sodaro.   Check out some pix of their set: Make sure to check the dates below and get yourself to a show! WARPAINT TOUR DATES: Mar 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater [Read More]

Concerts

Buckcherry kick off their WARPAINT tour in Sacramento!

March 7, 2019

There is no better way to make it through the work week than rockin out at a Buckcherry concert. Buckcherry kicked off the US leg of their Warpaint tour last night at Ace of Spades. The tour is in support of their new album, Warpaint which is set to release tomorrow, March 8th.  The highly anticipated album had them reuniting in the studio with legendary producer Mike Plotnikoff (Chris Cornell, Nita Strauss & Halestorm), who previously produced the band’s platinum certified album 15. Buckcherry kicked off their set in high energy as they opened up with their cover of Nine Inch Nails  “Head Like a Hole”. They had the entire venue rockin out and Josh was once again captivating the crowd with his awesome dance moves. They continued the set with fan favorites and their new music. Have you checked out the video for their new song Bent yet? It will give you a glimpse of the uncontained energy at a show. Check it out below: Our colleague Ben Mitchell was able to chat with guitarist Stevie D [Read More]

Concerts

Magic Giant, Castlecomer, and Weathers bring the party to August Hall in San Francisco

March 2, 2019

San Francisco – It was standing room only as Magic Giant took the stage with their opening song “Glass Heart”. The indie folk band from Los Angeles continued playing hits such as “Jade”, “Hide Away” and “Disaster”.  The engird was contagious. Austin Bisnow continued to use every part of the stage to get the crowd to the energy and feel he wanted to feel. The highlight of the night was when Austin Bisnow asked the fans to make a path down the middle of the audience area. Fans much abide by his request and had fellow bandmates, Zambricki and Brian Zaghi follow him to the center of the audience. While Magic Giant were in the center of the crowd and Austin asked the fans “to come in closer” as they began to play “The Great Divide”. It was a unique experience as the entire fans came together as one while singing along and swaying to the music in unison. The Austin asked the audience to pull out their flashlights as the fans lit up the [Read More]