Alex Matthews

Buckethead @ The Music Box – 12/15/2017

Buckethead @ The Music Box – 12/15/2017

The mysterious masked musician known as Buckethead brought his most recent live tour to The Music Box in San Diego on Friday December 15th. Thankfully joined by other musicians on this trek, Buckethead has for the past several years relied on backing tracks for his solo guitar concerts. This time around the addition of talented musicians […]

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Green Day @ Valley View Casino Center – 04/08/2017

Green Day @ Valley View Casino Center – 04/08/2017

Green Day played the last date of its US Revolution Radio Tour at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego on Saturday April 8th.  The band seemed thrilled to be back in California at the end of this portion of their touring cycle and the huge sold out San Diego crowd was thrilled to see […]

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Bad Religion @ House of Blues San Diego – 03/18/2017

Bad Religion @ House of Blues San Diego – 03/18/2017

LA based punk rock legends Bad Religion played their very first live show of 2017 on March 18th at House of Blues San Diego. Starting as a group of teenagers in the early eighties, this talented band has managed to churn out their own progressive brand of punk for over thirty years, and they have […]

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The 2017 NAMM Show Review Part 2

The 2017 NAMM Show Review Part 2

The NAMM Show 2017 continued with its two busiest days, Friday and Saturday then concluded late afternoon on Sunday. The new product announcements, artist signings, product demonstrations and celebrity sightings continued in full effect throughout the weekend. There was something for everyone . . . She ROCKS Award honoree Ronnie Spector performed at the John […]

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RSO: Richie Sambora and Orianthi @ NAMM -01/19/2017

RSO: Richie Sambora and Orianthi @ NAMM -01/19/2017

Kicking off the outdoor night time music on the Grand Plaza Stage Thursday night, January 19 at the 2017 NAMM convention was rock duo RSO: Richie Sambora and Orianthi Panagaris. Each a respected guitarist in their own right, Sambora and Orianthi displayed a captivating stage presence, marking the duo’s first NAMM performance together. Each artist […]

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The 2017 NAMM Show Review Part 1

The 2017 NAMM Show Review Part 1

Photos by Alex Matthews and Chris Loomis The 2017 NAMM Show produced by the National Association of Music Merchants was held again this year at the Anaheim Convention Center from January 19th-22nd. This year’s show was another massive gathering of all things musical instrument related and featured thousands of new products and innovative designs from all […]

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Festival Supreme @ The Shrine Auditorium – 10/29/2016

Festival Supreme @ The Shrine Auditorium – 10/29/2016

Festival Supreme, the 4th annual comedy and music festival curated by Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D was held again this year at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on Saturday October 29th. Featuring a diverse array of comedians and musicians, this year’s theme The Final Frontier, brought out a ton of enthusiastic fans sporting a wide […]

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Gary Clark Jr. @ House of Blues San Diego – 03/11/2016

Gary Clark Jr. @ House of Blues San Diego – 03/11/2016

Blues guitar master Gary Clark Jr. brought his “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim Tour” to the San Diego House of Blues on Friday March 11th. This Grammy award winning artist drew a sold out crowd to the downtown San Diego venue and left everyone in attendance in awe of his amazing skills at coaxing soulful […]