Event Reviews/Photos

 Holly Jessup

Múm @ Yost Theatre 11/7/09

Múm @ Yost Theatre 11/7/09

In what was a mutually felt declaration between the audience at the Yost Theater and the seven-piece Icelandic band múm, the lyrics: “We want to lock you in our house / we want to eat you with a spoon,” could not have expressed the sentiments of Saturday night’s audience more perfectly. Bearded men in toggle […]

 Holly Jessup

The Pixies @ The Hollywood Palladium 11/4/09

The Pixies @ The Hollywood Palladium 11/4/09

A mix of old-timers and youngsters were assembled for Wednesday night’s performance at the Hollywood Palladium, but as one older fan pointed out, much of the crowd was filled with people that weren’t even born before the Pixies’ first album came out over two decades ago. Once the roadies exited the stage, the packed floor […]

 Robert Fayette

Halo N’ Horns Festival / Halloween OC @ OC Fair – 10/30/09

Halo N’ Horns Festival / Halloween OC @ OC Fair – 10/30/09

Halloween OC took place at the Orange County Fairgrounds and Event Center for two days of spooks and fun. The first annual Halos N Horns Music Festival was held on Friday Oct 30th at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa that boasted 100 bands on 13 stages from 4pm till 1am. AHL Productions teamed with […]

 Holly Jessup

Skinny Puppy @ The Glass House 10/30/09

Skinny Puppy @ The Glass House 10/30/09

To kick off their 30-date “In Solvent See” tour, the Canadian industrial rock entity known as Skinny Puppy gave an intimate performance at Pomona’s Glass House the night before Halloween. Skinny Puppy has been around since the early 1980’s so it struck a satirical cord when vocalist Nivek Ogre made his slow, teetering entrance while […]

 Robert Fayette

Slipknot @ The Hollywood Palladium 10/29/09

Slipknot @ The Hollywood Palladium 10/29/09

Nearly seven years has passed since the last time Des Monies, Iowa nine-piece Slipknot played a club show in Southern California at SOMA in San Diego as they were in the midst of the “IOWA” record touring cycle. Since then, Slipknot has gone onto selling-out arenas and amphitheaters across the country in support of “Volume […]

 Kevin Norris

U2 @ The Rose Bowl – 10/25/09

U2 @ The Rose Bowl – 10/25/09

With the notion of being considered one of the biggest rock acts on the face of the Earth comes the daunting task of creating the biggest rock tour, ever. Luckily enough for U2 they have a devoted fan-base, put out enough multi-platinium albums, and have been around long enough to be able to accomplish the […]

 Paul Hebert

Our Lady Peace @ HOB Anaheim 10/20/09

Our Lady Peace @ HOB Anaheim 10/20/09

Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace brought their 2009 tour to Anaheim on Tuesday night to a late arriving crowd at the House of Blues. With the hometown favorite Angels playing a crucial game in the American League Championship Series, many were glued to their television sets. The die-hard fans that were situated at the venue […]

 Kevin Norris

Brand New @ Hollywood Palladium 10/16/09

Brand New @ Hollywood Palladium 10/16/09

With there usually being a three year interval between each album release, fans of the post-grunge meets post-hardcore act Brand New have become quite familiar with feeling impatient. So with no surprise, the same impatient wave of anxiety rolled through the Palladium in Hollywood on Friday night as the sold out crowd eagerly waited for […]