Flogging Molly’s Shamrock Rebellion

Flogging Molly’s Shamrock Rebellion Oak Canyon Park Silverado, California March 16, 2024 Don’t pinch me. I’m Irish! Flogging Molly at Shamrock Rebellion The spacious grounds of Oak Canyon Park, a pleasant venue nestled in the Santa Ana Mountains of eastern Orange County was the site for the first date of Flogging Molly’s inaugural Shamrock Rebellion. […]

Lizzy Borden Slays the Whisky a Go Go

Lizzy Borden Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood, California February 23, 2024 It has always been a pleasure driving up to the Sunset Strip to see bands play The Whisky. Thanks to Kelli at Metal Blade Records, Liz at Earsplit PR, and Larry at KNAC.COM, I obtained a ticket and photo credential to see Lizzy […]

G3 Reunion: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson – Orpheum Theatre – February 10, 2024

G3, in guitarist Joe Satriani’s words, is a celebration of the electric guitar. For rock guitar heads—and especially those who appreciate instrumental players who shred—G3 is an exciting event. For the uninformed, G3 is a periodic concert tour which features three premiere guitarists, a backing band, and a lavish supply of amplification. Since the event’s […]

Punk In The Park: A Recap

Punk in the Park November 4th and November 5th, 2023 Oak Canyon Park Silverado, California Consider this an overdue recap (with a bunch of righteous photos included) of the third annual Punk In The Park festival that happened last month. The two-day event was held at Oak Canyon Park—a beautifully wooded venue nestled in the […]

Project Angel Food’s “Angel Awards” Gala

On September 23, 2023, Project Angel Food’s highly anticipated summer gala, the Angel Awards, returned after a three-year pandemic hiatus, and took place under the stars just outside the agency’s kitchen on Vine Street in Hollywood. The parking lot was transformed from the launch pad of 125,000 meals per month, to one of the most beautiful event […]

Alice Cooper | August 11, 2018 | Pechanga Resort & Casino | Temecula, CA

From my music journalism archive. This review (with photo gallery) is featured on VintageRock.com.  While wildfires were scorching vast swaths through residential neighborhoods and the countryside in record Southern California temperatures, Pechanga Theater in Temecula was heating up with one of rock’s fiercest acts. Alice Cooper performed a “Paranormal Evening” of classics to the packed […]

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