Concerts

The Dollyrots rocked Vans Warped Tour and catch them now on their East Coast Tour!

August 2, 2019

  We had the great opportunity to catch The Dollyrots perform at the final Vans Warped Tour last month.  They delivered a high energy crowd pleasing set that included fan favorites, oldies as well as their new music.  Check out photos of their set: They recently released their latest album Daydream Explosion and it continues to garner high praise as they keep the power punk music alive and thriving! You can pick up the album here: http://geni.us/DaydreamExplosion   The Dollyrots are currently out on an East Coast Tour. Check out their performance on the Hurley Live Sessions:   Tour dates below: 8/2 • Milk Boy • Philadelphia, PA 8/3 • BERLIN at 25 Avenue A, New York, NY 8/4 • Cafe Nine • New Haven, CT 8/5 • The Ottobar • Baltimore, MD 8/6 • Gallery 5 • Richmond, VA 8/7 • Radio Room • Greenville, SC 8/8 • 529 • Atlanta, GA 8/9 • Jack Rabbits • Jacksonville, FL 8/10 • The Attic • Rock Brothers • Tampa, FL 8/30 • Moe’s • Englewood, CO [Read More]

Alternative

Concert Recap: Dinosaur Pile Up, Brkn Love and Leather Feather – San Francisco

August 2, 2019

  Last night, the Celebrity Mansions Tour kicked off in San Francisco at the Bottom of the Hill. The North American Tour features headliners Dinosaur Pile Up with support from BRKN Love and local favorites Leather Feather. It was a kick ass night of music that had the crowd pumped from start to finish. The night kicked off with local faves Leather Feather. The band delivered high energy alt-rock that featured masked band members that rocked the stage. The singer’s vocals shined in the spotlight as he brought such emotion with each note sung. It was incredible and had me from the get go. Check out some photos of their set by our Rockin Ryan: Next up was a fast rising band that you have to have on your radar, BRKN Love, from Toronto, Canada. These alt-rockers have been rockin  the Billboard charts with their killer track Shot Down. They are one of our featured artists who will be playing at Aftershock 2019 as well as many tours this year.   Check  out photos here: The [Read More]

Concerts

SHOW REVIEW: Maggie Rogers brings a magical soul touching performance to Fox Theater

April 21, 2019

We have been anxiously awaiting the return of Maggie Rogers to the Bay Area. Last year, she blew us away with her outstanding performances at Outside Lands and the Fillmore. Well, Friday night she returned with a phenomenal show at the Fox Theater in Oakland. The night kicked off with an impressive set by Melanie Faye. She captivated the crowd with funk and flash, rockin her guitar and having us applaud her  every note. I was grateful for the introduction to the new artist and I can’t wait to see Melanie once again. You can catch her return to the Bay Area on May 18th as she will be opening for Mac DeMarco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. As expected, when the lights dimmed, the sold out crowd loudly sang to Abba’s Dancing Queen, inciting energy throughout the venue. The set kicked off in high gear with a flawless intoxicating performance of Give a Little. From the first song to the last, the crowd was fully enveloped in the intense energy that Maggie gave to [Read More]

Concerts

An evening with Devin Townsend in Munich at the Freiheiz. By Alex Bock

April 8, 2019

In November 2018 Devin Townsend released some special tour dates for up, close and personal acoustic shows with Q&A’s for the fans afterwards. So here we were at the Freiheiz in Munich in April 2019. The show was, as was to be expected, sold out. Like many acoustic shows there were seats in neat rows and some bar stools on the side walls. The stage set up was simple, a chair, two acoustic guitars, a laptop, two monitors and a small sound effect board. But hey, you don’t need big amps, colorful lighting arrangements and loud music for a performance to be good. What you need is a musician who really loves what he’s doing and is an outstanding artist. With Devin Townsend we got everything we needed. The show lasted for three hours with a 20-minute break in-between. Devin performed songs like ‘Funeral’, ‘Sister’ and ‘Hyperdrive’, but also many from the Devin Townsend Project like ‘Bring Him Home’, ‘Ih-Ah!’ and ‘Let It Roll’. He also included one Strapping Young Lads song, ‘Love’. Although he’s [Read More]

Concerts

James Bay returns to Oakland, and shines at the Fox Theater with a phenomenal performance

March 28, 2019

    Fans  have been patiently waiting for the return of James Bay and his rescheduled date for the cancelled 2018 Greek Theater show. Well, they might have had to wait a bit for the rescheduled date, but James made sure it was well worth the wait! He delivered a phenomenal performance at the Fox Theater. The night opened with a stellar set by Noah Kahan and the crowd was more than warmed up.  James hit the stage at 150% and never let up throughout the night. He kicked off the set with a high energy performance of Pink Lemonade, followed by Craving and right into Just for Tonight.  The crowd went wild at such an epic start of a set.  The energy was released into the crowd as they reciprocated by singing loudly the entire night. The set was filled with songs from Chaos and the Calm, Electric Light, his latest single Peer Pressure and even a new unreleased song, Bad. songs. It was the perfect balance including the old, new, and fan favorites.  It [Read More]

Concerts

Noah Kahan captures the heart of fans at Fox Theater in Oakland with stellar set

March 28, 2019

It is so rewarding to see an artist progress through their music and to see their fanbase and popularity grow.  We had the pleasure of catching Noah Kahan perform last night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, as he is out on tour opening for James Bay. We first met Noah in San Francisco as he opened for Milky Chance at The Independent, a small intimate venue. He was a new artist on the Republic Records roster and had only played a handful of shows. His song, Young Blood boasted over a million streams in the first month, it currently has well over 9 million streams! We had the chance to chat with him briefly after his show in 2017 and you can check that clip out below:   Oakland Show Fast forward to last night at the Fox and the crowd went wild when Noah hit the stage. It was great to see such a warm reception for an opening act.  Noah performed with a full band and truly delivered a full bodied rich [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]