Event Reviews/Photos

 Alex Matthews

The NAMM Show: A Photo Gallery – January 2020

The NAMM Show: A Photo Gallery – January 2020
 Alex Matthews

Animals As Leaders @ NAMM Yamaha Stage – 01/16/2020

Animals As Leaders @ NAMM Yamaha Stage – 01/16/2020

On Thursday evening January 16th, 2020 Yamaha presented The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education, a fantastic concert in the courtyard of the Anaheim Convention Center featuring progressive instrumental band Animals As Leaders. Featuring Tosin Abasi (guitar), Javier Reyes (guitar) and Matt Garstka (drums), the band is a tour de force of instrumental talent and blends […]

 Paul Hebert

Gibson LIVE @ The Grove – 01/16/2020

Gibson LIVE @ The Grove – 01/16/2020

The new era of Gibson guitars continues to honor its 126 year history while bringing on new musicians both just starting out and seasoned industry veterans. The now annual live event “Gibson Live at The Grove” took place on Thursday night January 16 after the first day of the 2020 NAMM show at City National […]

 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 […]