Alex Matthews

Avatar @ The Observatory North Park – 10/02/2019

Avatar @ The Observatory North Park – 10/02/2019

Swedish heavy metal rockers Avatar brought their Avatar Country World Tour to the Observatory North Park in San Diego on October 2nd 2019. The band was actually on a larger summer tour opening for Babymetal across the US but also played a handful of solo dates. This was the band’s very last headline date of […]

 Alex Matthews

Wolfmother @ House of Blues San Diego – 05/16/2019

Wolfmother @ House of Blues San Diego – 05/16/2019

Wolfmother, the Australian heavy rockers led by wild haired front man Andrew Stockdale brought a super energetic weeknight show to the House of Blues San Diego on Thursday May 16th. The band is on a short run of West Coast gigs before heading to some larger festivals in Mexico and touring throughout Europe later this […]

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Taking Back Sunday @ The Observatory North Park – 04/06/2019

Taking Back Sunday @ The Observatory North Park – 04/06/2019

Taking Back Sunday, the emo/alternative genre-defying rock group, brought their 20th Anniversary Tour to The Observatory North Park in San Diego on Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th. The band is currently on the road celebrating their 20 year career so far with a year long worldwide tour and a new 21 song career spanning […]

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The Imagine Party Featuring Elle King @ Anaheim Convention Center – 01/26/2019

The Imagine Party Featuring Elle King @ Anaheim Convention Center – 01/26/2019

On Saturday January 26th, the NAMM Show was treated to a wonderful evening performance on the outdoor Grand Plaza Stage in front of the Anaheim Convention Center. The “Imagine Party” featuring Grammy nominated pop star Elle King was sponsored by The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. The bus is a mobile audio and video recording studio […]

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NAMM 2019 Highlights

NAMM 2019 Highlights

The 2019 NAMM Show was held from January 24th-27th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim California. Billed as a crossroads where music, sound, and event technologies meet, the invite only show is attended each year by over 115,000+ industry professionals and guests. Over 7,000 brands are represented at the convention and hundreds of demos, training classes, and […]

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Yamaha All-Stars @ Grand Plaza Stage – 01/25/2019

Yamaha All-Stars @ Grand Plaza Stage – 01/25/2019

On Friday evening January 25th the NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) was treated to an all-star performance of Yamaha musical artists on the aptly named Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage in the main courtyard of the Anaheim Convention Center. This was the 2nd annual iteration of this spectacular event and thousands of music industry attendees gathered […]

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91x Wrex The Halls @ Pechanga Arena – 12/14/2018

91x Wrex The Halls @ Pechanga Arena – 12/14/2018

It’s December and that can only mean one thing, Christmas themed radio festivals that feature current artists played on the station. On Friday December 14th San Diego Alternative Radio Station 91x (XETRA-F) held their annual Wrex the Halls concert at Pechanga Arena. This the year the lineup featured Death Cab for Cutie, Third Eye Blind, […]

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P.O.D. @ The Music Box – 11/17/2018

P.O.D. @ The Music Box – 11/17/2018

Hometown Heroes P.O.D. or Payable on Death, played a packed show at the Music Box in San Diego on Saturday November 17th. The intimate venue in Little Italy was crowded with loyal hometown fans on all three levels and there were plenty of P.O.D.’s family members and friends in attendance. Formed in 1992 the band […]