Chris Loomis

Ted Nugent @ City National Grove – 6/30/11

Ted Nugent @ City National Grove – 6/30/11

The MotorCity Madman Ted Nugent came stormtroopin through Anaheim, CA on Thursday night June 30 as part of the “I Still Believe” 2011 tour. This summer Uncle Ted’s band mates (better known as his funk brothers) include original Nugent co-vocalist/guitarist  Derek St.Holmes, bass player Greg Smith (who has previously played with Alice Cooper, Rainbow, Blue […]

 Chris Loomis

Black Label Society @ House of Blues-Sunset 5/6/2011

Black Label Society @ House of Blues-Sunset 5/6/2011

The Los Angeles Chapter of Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society packed the House of Blues in West Hollywood Friday evening May 6 for the second night of the Uranium Tour 2011 with opening band All That Remains. This was a benefit show with all proceeds going to The St Jude Children’s Hospital on behalf of […]

 Chris Loomis

Feature: Better Left Unsaid

Feature: Better Left Unsaid

During the second night of the Jagermiester Hed to Head tour featuring HED PE, Mushroomhead, Livan and Better Left Unsaid, SoCalMusicToday.com sat down with Adam Raffety (vocals) and Rob Fernandez (guitars) of the Modesto, CA based band Better Left Unsaid. Rob and Adam answer questions regarding the band, their music, touring and the state of […]

 Chris Loomis

Mushroomhead @ Galaxy Theatre – 4/16/2011

Mushroomhead @ Galaxy Theatre – 4/16/2011

The Jagermiester HED to HEAD tour featuring headliners HED PE and Mushroomhead along with openers Livan and Better Left Unsaid marched into Santa Ana at The Galaxy Theater on Saturday April 16. This being the second night of the tour, I was confident all participants would be fresh and eager to melt some eardrums. This […]

 Chris Loomis

Exodus @ The Galaxy Theater 9/11/10

Exodus @ The Galaxy Theater 9/11/10

Exodus marched into Santa Ana, CA on Saturday night September 11 to headline their March of Brutality tour alongside Malevolent Creation, HolyGrail and Bonded by Blood. Both Bonded by Blood and HolyGrail performed a worthy opening set. Bonded by Blood are a very fast paced “thrashy” band that put out a lot of energy and […]

 Chris Loomis

Slayer – “World Painted Blood”

Slayer – “World Painted Blood”

Slayers’ 11th studio album “World Painted Blood” is the second album with original drummer Dave Lombardo since 1990’s “Seasons in the Abyss.” This album proves once again that Slayer is as relevant today as they were in 1986 when “Reign in Blood” was released and that Dave Lombardo is the godfather of double-bass drumming. With […]

 Chris Loomis

Motorhead @ House of Blues Anaheim – 10/7/09

Motorhead @ House of Blues Anaheim – 10/7/09

On Wednesday night, the happiest place on Earth turned into the loudest place on Earth. Yes, Mickey Mouse and friends were kept awake into the night as Lemmy and the boys took the stage at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney . . . “We are Motorhead and we play Rock n’ Roll!” Opening […]

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