Chris Loomis

Surf City Blitz Day 1 @ Huntington Beach – 10/27/2018

Surf City Blitz Day 1 @ Huntington Beach – 10/27/2018

One of the largest punk rock festivals took place over the weekend of October 27 & 28 at historic Huntington State Beach. Surf City USA hosted the first annual Surf City Blitz, a two-day event with some of punk rocks biggest bands with most rooted right in Southern California as well as the Roland Sands […]

 Chris Loomis

Insane Clown Posse @ City National Grove – 10/24/2018

Insane Clown Posse @ City National Grove – 10/24/2018

Juggalos swarmed City National Grove in Anaheim on Wednesday night October 24 as Insane Clown Posse played the second of their two Southern California appearances (San Diego the night prior). The Hallowicked Traveling Freak Show Tour Silver Jubilee is celebrating 25 years of ICP shows and this night lived up to the Freak Show hype. […]

 Chris Loomis

Strange 80s 2 @ The Fonda Theatre – 10/12/2018

Strange 80s 2 @ The Fonda Theatre – 10/12/2018

A super fun event for a super serious cause took place Friday night October 12 at The Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Blvd as the non-profit organization Charity Bomb’s Strange 80s 2 event benefitting mental health awareness was on tap featuring a rotating cast of rock stars & celebrities covering pop and rock anthems of the […]

 Chris Loomis

Judas Priest & Deep Purple @ Fivepoint Amphitheater – 09/27/2018

Judas Priest & Deep Purple @ Fivepoint Amphitheater – 09/27/2018

Two of Heavy Metal/Hard Rock’s most innovative and pioneering bands Judas Priest and Deep Purple made a stop in Irvine on Thursday night September 27 to Deliver the Goods to a capacity crowd at Fivepoint Amphitheater. These two iconic bands collectively equate to almost 100 years of making music and 150 million albums sold; they […]

 Chris Loomis

Dark Tranquillity & Amorphis @ City National Grove – 09/23/2018

Dark Tranquillity & Amorphis @ City National Grove – 09/23/2018

Anaheim got a healthy dose of European extreme metal on Sunday night September 23 at City National Grove. There is no better way to spend a Sunday night than with four bands from Finland, Sweden and Portugal – Amorphis, Omnium Gatherum, Dark Tranquillity and Moonspell respectively. With Dark Tranquillity and Amorphis sharing the co-headline spot, […]

 Chris Loomis

Richie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore & Gus G @ The Coach House – 09/20/2018

Richie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore & Gus G @ The Coach House – 09/20/2018

Guitar masters Gus G, Vinnie Moore and Richie Kotzen have teamed up for a short West Coast tour that has each axe-slinger playing a full set with their own band providing a diverse night of music ranging from Heavy Metal to Jazz and everything in-between. Very similar to Joe Satriani’s G3 Tour or The Generation […]

 Chris Loomis

INTERVIEW: Danny Stag of Kingdom Come

INTERVIEW: Danny Stag of Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come ruled the music world in 1988 with their platinum certified self-titled debut album and the hits “Get It On” and “What Love Can Be” and have decided to re-group and tour to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the self-titled album. SoCalMusicToday caught up with lead guitarist Danny Stag to discuss the success of […]

 Chris Loomis

SiriusXM Hair Nation Tour @ House of Blues Anaheim – 09/15/2018

SiriusXM Hair Nation Tour @ House of Blues Anaheim – 09/15/2018

The 80’s have come and gone but the music created during that era will live on forever and thanks to all the die-hard fans of ‘Hair Metal”, that genre remains as popular as ever in 2018. Announced earlier this year and currently rolling through the Western US is SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Tour featuring Enuff Z’Nuff, […]