Event Reviews/Photos

 Chris Loomis

Metal Allegiance @ House of Blues Anaheim – 01/16/2020

Metal Allegiance @ House of Blues Anaheim – 01/16/2020

If you are a thrash-metal fan, this is the show for you . . . Metal Allegiance is the all-star team of heavy metal musicians, spawned from the Metal Masters clinics by former Marketing Director at Samson Technologies Mark Menghi. Metal Allegiance started as a live revolving door of musicians from the metal brotherhood of […]

 Chris Loomis

NAMM 2020 Returns to Anaheim – 01/16/2020

NAMM 2020 Returns to Anaheim – 01/16/2020

It’s that time of year again . . . The 2020 NAMM Show produced by the National Association of Music Merchants is happening Jan 16 through Jan 19  at the Anaheim Convention Center. Once again the 2020 show is a massive gathering of all things music industry related and features thousands of new products and […]

 Chris Loomis

Tool @ Viejas Arena – 01/12/2020

Tool @ Viejas Arena – 01/12/2020

Progressive Metal juggernauts Tool kicked off 2020 with two shows in San Diego, the first on Friday January 10 which had the band pay tribute to Rush’s Neil Peart whose passing was announced earlier that day. On Sunday night January 12, the Tool Army showed up for a SOLD-OUT show at the SDSU based Viejas […]

 Tamara Igleheart

Hellyeah @ The Regent Theater – 12/18/2019

Hellyeah @ The Regent Theater – 12/18/2019

Hellyeah paid respects to their fallen brother Vinnie Paul by dedicating their 2019 winter tour to him as well as honoring other wonderful musicians we have lost too soon. Hellyeah: A Celebration of Life made a stop at the Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on December 18 and scores of fans came out to […]

 Chris Loomis

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest @ The Observatory – 12/13 & 14/2019

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest @ The Observatory – 12/13 & 14/2019

After a successful Metal & Beer Fest in 2018 at The Wiltern in downtown Los Angeles, the world’s most extreme metal publication, Decibel Magazine returned in 2019 with another loud, heavy and extreme Metal & Beer Fest 40 miles south of Los Angeles at The Observatory in Santa Ana (Orange County). The two-day Fest featured […]

 Dan Siebold

KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2019 @ Honda Center – 12/08/2019

KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2019 @ Honda Center – 12/08/2019

Link to Night 1 coverage here. Having sold out much faster than night one, the final evening of the KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2019 on Sunday, December 8th was notably the more anticipated night of the weekend. The influential Los Angeles alt rock station stacked an eclectic lineup—offering fans ample reasons to pack Honda […]

 Dan Siebold

KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2019 @ Honda Center – 12/07/2019

KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2019 @ Honda Center – 12/07/2019

Link to night 2 coverage here. Returning to Anaheim for the first time in 20 years, the KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas 2019 SOLD-OUT two nights at Honda Center on Friday and Saturday December 7th and 8th. After a string of successful years at the Forum in Inglewood, the iconic alt rock radio station moved […]

 Chris Loomis

King Diamond @ City National Grove – 12/03/2019

King Diamond @ City National Grove – 12/03/2019

Heavy Metal legend King Diamond made his triumphant return to the stage for a 23 date trek across North America in November/December 2019. Supporting his new single “Masquerade of Madness” (to be included in his 2020 release The Institute), this marks his first shows in this part of the world since Mayhem Fest and his […]

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