Event Reviews/Photos

 Paul Hebert

Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 9/17/10

Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 9/17/10

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR festival rolled into Irvine on Friday bringing with it a odd mix of bands, that worked pretty well. While many were obviously there for the return of local boys Avenged Sevenfold it was Disturbed who put on a surprising performance, however not in a good way. Fronted by David Draiman, […]

 Chris Williams

Primus @ Club Nokia 9/16/10

Primus @ Club Nokia 9/16/10

What does a Mariachi style opening band, a freakish looking clown on stilts wandering the crowd, inflatable spacemen (appropriately named Neil and Buzz), crowd surfing, and Primus have in common? The Oddity Faire has arrived in your town! Primus recently kicked off its second annual Oddity Fair with their second and third shows played at […]

 Paul Hebert

Pepper @ The Grove of Anaheim 9/15/10

Pepper @ The Grove of Anaheim 9/15/10

Hawaii’s rock-reggae trio known as Pepper kicked off their latest tour, “Like a Surgeon” this past week with 2 shows at The Grove of Anaheim. The Kona boys are fronted by dual vocals Kaello Wassman(Guitars) and Bret Bollinger (Bass) with Yesod Williams holding down the drums. The small Anaheim crowd was treated to the band […]

 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 […]

 Paul Hebert

AFI / Green Day @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8/31/10

AFI / Green Day @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8/31/10

AFI Setlist: Medicate / Girl’s Not Grey / The Leaving Song Pt. II / I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here / End Transmission / Beautiful Thieves / Dancing Through Sunday / Silver and Cold / Miss Murder / Love Like Winter Green Day Setlist: 21st Century Breakdown / Know Your Enemy / East […]

 Ryan Espinoza

American Carnage Tour (Testament / Megadeth / Slayer) @ Long Beach Arena 8/30/10

American Carnage Tour (Testament / Megadeth / Slayer) @ Long Beach Arena 8/30/10

The American Carnage tour thrashed its way through the Long Beach arena tonight! The line up was a metalheads dream including Testament, Megadeth, and the almighty Slayer. The night began with an old fashioned Heavy Metal Parking lot. Fans in the parking lot of the arena around their cars pre-gaming to the sounds of Pantera, […]

 Nathan Percy

Sunset Strip Festival 8/28/10

Sunset Strip Festival 8/28/10

For the second straight year, Sunset Boulevard was closed off for a few blocks in order to host the Sunset Strip Music Festival, which brought together a nice variety of rock and hip hop music that definitely kept thousands of fans happy throughout the afternoon and into the evening. With two outdoor stages in addition […]

 Paul Hebert

Sunset Strip Music Festival struggles to compare to last year

Sunset Strip Music Festival struggles to compare to last year

After a glowing success in 2009 that was topped off by a spectacular performance by Ozzy Osbourne, the promoters for the Sunset Strip Music Festival had the deck stacked against them if they wanted to make 2010 as successful. Unfortunately for them, they failed miserably. This year’s honorary artist, Slash, was not even granted the […]