Event Reviews/Photos

 Kenny Connolly

San Diego Street Scene @ Downtown San Diego 8/28-29/09

San Diego Street Scene @ Downtown San Diego 8/28-29/09

For the last quarter-century, downtown San Diego has played host to Street Scene, a festival born in 1984 that featured headliners like Los Lobos, The Blasters and Joey Harris. 25 years later and San Diego is still rocking. Last weekend, thousands of fans flooded the streets of East Village to see a diverse lineup that […]

 Nathan Percy

Epicenter 2009 @ Pomona Fairplex 8/22/09

Epicenter 2009 @ Pomona Fairplex 8/22/09

The inaugural Epicenter festival, which calls itself “SoCal’s rock explosion,” was a huge hit with fans from the first act on the Monster Energy Stage, After Midnight Project, to the final act, Tool, on the Main Stage. The Main Stage started with former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello’s new project, Street Sweeper Social […]

 Paul Hebert

Green Day @ The Forum 8/25/09

Green Day @ The Forum 8/25/09

Musicians, like a nice expensive wine get better with time. This theory was proven last night, when Green Day closed out their U.S tour in front of a sold out crowd at The Forum in Los Angeles. Having been a chart topping band since their breakout album Dookie in 1994, Green Day has managed to […]

 Paul Hebert

The Darlings @ The Brixton 8/15/09

The Darlings @ The Brixton 8/15/09

South bay natives The Darlings returned home last week to play their first headlining show. Playing to a large crowd at t he Redondo Beach Pier’s intimate little hotspot the Brixton, The Darlings smashed through a mind-blowing set of crowd favorites. Working through a 15 song regular set, the band kept the crowd rocking with […]

 Holly Jessup

Marilyn Manson @ The Grove of Anaheim 8/24/09

Marilyn Manson @ The Grove of Anaheim 8/24/09

Monday night at the Grove proved to be a typical Manson experience to behold; Satan was of course mentioned, the good book was consumed in flames and tossed across the stage along with mystery liquid being spewed out from Manson’s big red lips and onto the already sweat moistened brows of the front and center […]

 Paul Hebert

The Black Eyed Peas @ OC Fair / Pacific Amphitheatre 8/07/09

The Black Eyed Peas @ OC Fair / Pacific Amphitheatre 8/07/09

The Black Eyed Pease got it started last night in front of a sold-out audience at the Pacific Amphitheatre during the OC Fair’s Summer Concert Series. The foursome pounded out a power packed 90 minute set. “Let’s Get it Started,” from the 2003 breakout album “Elephunk,” not surprisingly opened the show as the Peas bounced […]

 Paul Hebert

Judas Priest @ OC Fair / Pacific Amphitheatre 8/05/09

Judas Priest @ OC Fair / Pacific Amphitheatre 8/05/09

The “Metal Gods” shown down on Costa Mesa on Wednesday night, as British rockers Judas Priest steamrolled into the Pacific Amphitheatre as part of the OC Fair’s Summer Concert Series. The leather clad warriors are on tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1980 release “British Steel,” and playing the album in it’s entirety. The […]

 Paul Hebert

The Fray and Jack’s Mannequin @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 07/29/09

The Fray and Jack’s Mannequin @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 07/29/09

Famous for their piano infused ballads, Denver rockers The Fray came to town on Wednesday with a show that was full of power sans-piano. Lead singer Isaac Slade led the quartet through a 90-minute performance playing hits from the group’s two albums. Starting off the night with an a cappella version of “Happiness” off the […]