Alex Matthews

Music Gear at NAMM 2015

Music Gear at NAMM 2015

The first official day of the 2015 NAMM Show was held on Thursday January 22nd at the Anaheim Convention Center. Thousands of music merchants, owners, suppliers, employees, endorsed artists, and guests made the trek into Anaheim, battling large crowds to witness all of the latest releases in musical instruments, audio products, and music technology. This […]

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Misfits @ House of Blues San Diego – 11/16/2014

Misfits @ House of Blues San Diego – 11/16/2014

Legendary horror punk icons the Misfits brought their manic musical energy to the House of Blues San Diego on Sunday November 16th. With a stage setup featuring blood red lighting, a medieval drum riser, and plenty of “Fiend Skulls,” the mood for this concert was set before the band ever took the stage. For a […]

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Festival Supreme @ Shrine Auditorium – 10/25/2014

Festival Supreme @ Shrine Auditorium – 10/25/2014

Tenacious D held their 2nd Annual Festival Supreme on Saturday October 25th at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.  This one day comedy and music festival featured a wide array of musical acts, comedians, and lots of mixes in between. Headliners included organizers Tenacious D, comedy legends Cheech and Chong, animated metal […]

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The Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! @ House of Blues San Diego – 09/30/2014

The Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! @ House of Blues San Diego – 09/30/2014

Punk Rockers Against Me! brought their own Transgender Dysphoria Blues to the House of Blues in San Diego on September 30th.  The Florida based punk band delivered a short but powerful set of tunes, many of them from the 2014 concept album of the same name which frontwoman Laura Jane Grace wrote about a transgender prostitute, with […]

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Aftershock 2014 @ Discovery Park – 09/13/2014 – 09/14/2014

Aftershock 2014 @ Discovery Park – 09/13/2014 – 09/14/2014

The 2014 Aftershock Festival presented by Monster Energy was held on Saturday September 13 and Sunday September 14 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA. The two day festival hosted 45 bands on four stages with headline sets by Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Weezer and The Offspring. SoCalMusicToday.com covered the Coors Light Stage on both days which […]

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Arcade Fire @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre – 08/05/2014

Arcade Fire @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre – 08/05/2014

Arcade Fire brought their elaborately staged Reflektor tour to Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista CA on Tuesday August 5th. The large indie rock group hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Canada performed an amazing show featuring intricate lights, projections, and various costumed characters throughout the evening. All the way through their 2 hour plus set they encouraged […]

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Channel 93.3 Summer Kickoff @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre – 05/09/2014

Channel 93.3 Summer Kickoff @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre – 05/09/2014

San Diego radio station Channel 93.3 held their annual Summer Kickoff Concert on Friday May 9th at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA. The concert brings together a diverse lineup and varying styles of music from pop to rock to EDM.  Each act at the show played a relatively short set of hits as […]

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Willie Nelson and Family @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay – 04/04/2014

Willie Nelson and Family @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay – 04/04/2014

Country music legend Willie Nelson is out touring the US for the majority of 2014 and even though this “country outlaw” has been making music for more than 35 years he is still a huge live act as proven by his SOLD OUT show Friday night April 4. Nelson joined by his son Lukas who […]