Regency Ballroom

SHOW ALERT: This Friday in San Francisco don’t miss Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel!

July 30, 2019

This Friday, August 2nd,  if you live remotely near San Francisco, I know exactly where you should be! You don’t want to miss an incredible tour that is coming to SF. You will be able to watch three amazing bands that truly defined the 90’s with their music and have continued to hold their position on today’s playlists. The SMIA LXXXV Tour brings The Alarm, Modern English and  Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel to the Regency Ballroom. Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel have stayed relevant over decades and continue to perform with much of the same lineup, (Jay Aston (vocals), James Stevenson (guitars), Pete Rizzo (bass) and Chris Bell (drums) – with Peter Walsh producing). For 30 years they have been gracing us with the infectious GLJ songs. They have also expanded their legacy with a new album that has not only captivated long time fans but have wrangled in a whole new batch of soon to be long time fans. More info: GLJ members have always been far more interested in moving forward artistically, rather [Read More]


INTERVIEW: Ariana and the Rose takes you on a synth pop musical journey with her new EP Constellations

July 26, 2019

Vans Warped Tour has been the summer staple event for music lovers for the past 25 years. Warped Tour came to a close with its final show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. Last weekend, we had the opportunity to catch the rising synth pop star Ariana and The Rose at the final Vans Warped Tour.  Ariana put out a great set that had new fans flocking to her stage and soon to become long time fans. We had the chance to chat with Ariana about her recent performance and the release of her new EP Constellations. Check out our interview below: * * * * * * * * * * MJP: It was a great set you put on at Warped Tour.  You got the crowd going and it was an incredible set from start to finish. Great energy from you and the crowd. Ariana: Thank you so much. Thank you for taking the time out to see it. I mean they didn’t know us and at the beginning I was like, “Oh God, [Read More]


EXCLUSIVE: Get your fix of Rare Americans and their infectious new video for Two Lives

July 23, 2019

  Vancouver BC based alternative rock  band, Rare Americans are set to capture your attention. The alt rock band was started by brothers James and Jared Priestner. It started by brothers James and Jared Priestner taking a trip to the Caribbean in the spring of 2017. Having never written a song together, James thought it might be a fun vacation activity to do and suggest it to Jared. Being a big-thinker, Jared said “A song? Fuck that, why don’t we write an album?” They laughed in the moment but sure enough ten days later the first 15 Rare Americans songs were born. The band is rounded out by long-time collaborator and guitarist Lubo Ivan, who grew up in the sticks of Slovakia and finally just got his Canadian PR after two long years of battling the Canadian government. On bass is Jeff Quinn. When you take a listen, you would think the band had a long history of writing songs. They deliver music that brings to life stories enveloped in catchy tunes that are soon [Read More]

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Killswitch Engage – release of their new record only a few weeks away

July 1, 2019

Killswitch Engage recently announced the release of their 8th record ‘Atonement’ for August 16th. They also shared a new song ‘Unleashed’. 01. Unleashed 02. The Signal Fire 03. Us Against the World 04. The Crownless King 05. I Am Broken Too 06. As Sure as the Sun Will Rise 07. Know Your Enemy 08. Take Control 09. Ravenous 10. I Can’t Be the Only One 11. Bite the Hand That Feeds   We’re not done with the good news yet. After their US tour in July with Clutch, the band will be back live in Europe/UK: 14.10.  Norwich, UK – UEA 15.10.  Bristol, UK – O2 Academy 17.10.  Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands 18.10.  Manchester, UK – Academy 19.10.  Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 20.10.  London, UK –  O2 Academy Brixton 22.10.  Brüssel, BEL – AB 23.10.  Amsterdam, HOL – Melkweg 25.10.  Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle 26.10.  Berlin, GER – Huxleys 28.10.  Helsinki, FIN – Circus 30.10.  Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset 31.10.  Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller 01.11.  Karlstad, SWE – Nojesfabriken 02.11.  Kopenhagen, DEN – Amager [Read More]


Korn announce the release of a new record

July 1, 2019

  Korn just announced the release of their new record ‘The Nothing’. It will be out September 13th.   1. The End Begins 2. Cold 3. You’ll Never Find Me 4. The Darkness is Revealing 5. Idiosyncrasy 6. The Seduction Of Indulgence 7. Finally Free 8. Can You Hear Me 9. The Ringmaster 10. Gravity Of Discomfort 11. H@rd3r 12. This Loss 13. Surrender To Failure   Check out the first single ‘You’ll Never Find Me’: Here’s a statement of Jonathan Davis on the new record Korn’s US summer tour with Alice In Chains starts July 18th. Make sure to catch them live with special guest Underoath and on selected dates Fever 333 and H09909. Get your ticket at For more information on the band, check out their social media: Contributed by Alex Bock,


Impericon Never Say Die tour dates announced      

July 1, 2019

The Impericon Never Say Die tour will be all over Europe/UK for the 13th time in November 2019. The participating bands are from four continents. The two headlining bands this year will be Crystal Lake from Japan and In Hearts Wake from Australia. The line up will be completed by King 810, Polar, Our Hollow, Our home, Alpha Wolf and Great American Ghost. Tickets can already be purchased at . Contributed by Alex Bock,


Dropkick Murphys announce tour dates for early 2020

July 1, 2019

  The band was founded in 1996 in Boston. They are, so to say, the legitimate successor of the british Pogues. A bit more punk and a bit rougher than the british group around the singer Shane MacGowan, that made Irish-Punk-Rock more socially acceptable in the 80’s. All the more fitting, that McGowan himself also sang for the Dropkick Murphys. They started their career in Boston, where St. Patrick’s Day has a similar significance than in Ireland itself. It’s only logical that the Dropkick Murphys play live at big festivals there. In 2006 the band was introduced to a larger audience, when their song ‘I’m Shipping Up to Boston’ was released on the soundtrack of Martin Scorseses movie ‘Departed’. Their latest record is called ’11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory’. It’s their 9th record and it landed some respectable chart positions so far. As always, it’s recommendable to get your tickets early, because they are usually selling fast. In the next few weeks a highclass support act will be announced. So keep your eyes [Read More]