Bush: The Warfield SF

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Bush: The Warfield SF

The London born post-grunge band Bush made a recent appearance at San Francisco’s beloved Warfield. Almost 3 decades later these British rockers are still giving a performance reminiscent of the 90’s, as if time has stood still.  Bush is on tour in support of their 7th studio album, Black and White Rainbows, which released earlier in 2017.  The band is currently comprised of original members Gavin Rossdale (vox/rhythm guitar) and Robin Goodridge (drums), along with newer members Chris Traynor (lead guitar) and Corey Britz (bass). 

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The 20's version of me was so thrilled to cover this show... Below are some highlights of the night:

Check out the full review on BAMMagazine.com

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Chevelle with Black Map: The Fillmore SF

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Chevelle with Black Map: The Fillmore SF

I recently had a chance to cover Chevelle's latest show at San Francisco's famed The Fillmore and which happened to be their first stop on this latest tour.  

 

The band brought their recognizable sound song structure and well-known stage show to a sold-out Fillmore with unmistakably happy, head-bobbing, long-time fans.  Chevelle had our full attention and the entire room sang along with every tune. The guests seemed to be really feeling  the 11 years of long time gratitude for the music, and after the performance they gave on this first day of the tour, I’m certain this performance will have only positive feedback from all who were fortunate enough to be present on this night.  Here's a bit from the night....

Bay Area's own Black Map took up the supporting role this night, came out swingin' with all pistons blazing and showed us all what to expect on this tour from them!

I had a chance to catch up with Ben Flanagan of Black Map for a quick interview... find that and my full show coverage and review on BAM Magzine!

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Mark Blasquez: Promo Session

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Mark Blasquez: Promo Session

I had the opportunity to work again with my friend Mark Blasquez this time doing a shoot for his personal portfolio.  Mark a lifelong musician, songwriter and programming master, has performed around the world with his industrial band Death Ride 69, Spahn Ranch, and others. His experience has lead to behind-the-scene positions with Nine Inch Nails, Guns ’n’ Roses, Ministry, Berlin and many others as well as many other less visible work such as work on television series’ such as CSI: NY, Burn Notice, Smallville, movie trailers and soundtracks for Inception, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Libertine, Saw IV (2007), A-Team, and numerous other interactive and visual projects, such as the award winning American McGee’s “Alice”.  Most recently he has been well known for his work with the Bay Area's Fleetwood Mask,  taking up the almost impossible role as their Lindsey Buckingham.

Here's a bit from our day...

 


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Hall and Oates, Concord Pavilion Sep 18 2016

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Hall and Oates, Concord Pavilion Sep 18 2016

Daryl Hall & John Oates, better known as Hall and Oates, came through Concord Ca. this weekend.  The duo achieved their highest acclaim during the 70’s and 80’s, with hit after hit, selling over 40 million records, and are still considered the third top selling duo of all time. 

Best known for their top tracks, which all landed on the Billboard Hot 100: "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Out of Touch", Hall and Oates have been an ongoing piece of American Pop Music for now over four decades. 

In 2003, Hall and Oates were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 2014, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and most recently in 2016, they were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Given this dynamic songwriting and performing duo’s pedigree, years of relevant songs and the fact that they are still played on mainstream radio, this night at the Pavilion was quickly sold out and brought varying guests of all ages. 

They played many of the hits that we all were hoping for, including Maneater, Out of Touch, Rich Girl and I Can’t Go For That and surprised us with You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (The Righteous Brothers cover).

Setlist:

Maneater, Out of Touch, Did It in a Minute, Say It Isn't So, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (The Righteous Brothers cover), Las Vegas Turnaround (The Stewardess Song), She's Gone, Sara Smile, Do What You Want, Be What You Are, I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)

Encore:

Rich Girl, You Make My Dreams, Kiss on My List, Private Eyes

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Deftones: Live at the Greek Theatre Aug 26

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Deftones: Live at the Greek Theatre Aug 26

Alternative rockers, Deftones gave us a night to remember at their recent stop at the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre in Berkeley.  From their beginning in 1988 in Sacramento, California to the present, the Deftones are keeping true to the unique sound they’ve created and only seem to get better with time. The discography of Deftones consists of eight studio albums, three extended plays, one demo album, and twenty singles, The band has sold around 10 million albums worldwide, and have commercial and international acclaim.
 

Check out more of the show coverage on BAM Magazine

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HEART: ROCK HALL THREE FOR ALL TOUR- AUG 24 2016

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HEART: ROCK HALL THREE FOR ALL TOUR- AUG 24 2016

I had the pleasure to cover a recent stop on Heart's latest tour and as per usual the band did not disappoint.  

 

Heart‘s legendary sisters and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, rolled into the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain view, CA on August 24, 2016.  As the center of the band since 1974, Ann & Nancy Wilson haven’t lost anything that made them oh so special then, and all these years later. 

Check out more coverage from the show on BAMMagazine.com

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Dillinger Escape Plan: Thee Parkside SF: Aug 13

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Dillinger Escape Plan: Thee Parkside SF: Aug 13

The Dillinger Escape Plan brought a rare show to San Francisco's very own intimate and loved for it's "small size", venue where you can get your favorite band's sweat on your face or a foot to the head if you're lucky, on their latest tour of only smaller capacity sites.  

 

TDEP, who are on the verge of launching their sixth studio record Dissociation, due out October 14, 2016  just recently announced that they are going on “an indefinite hiatus” after the tour cycle for the upcoming album.  Their next and possibly last tour is set to run across the US and Europe before TDEP, just puts on the brakes for a bit.  Check out more show coverage on the full review on BAM Magazine!

Bay Area loved NAME opened the night...

 

 

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ZED: Trouble In Eden, Album Release: Bottom of the Hill SF: Aug 19

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ZED: Trouble In Eden, Album Release: Bottom of the Hill SF: Aug 19

The Bay Area based ZED Rocked The Bottom of the Hill recently in San Francisco.  This night was a night of friends, great musical performances and of course, their newest album, Trouble In Edenwhich was released Aug. 26th on Ripple Music

The members of Zed: Pete Sattari (Guitar/Vox), Rich Harris (Drums), Greg Lopez  (Guitar), and Mark Aceves (Bass). Zed will be on the road again this fall with stops in Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona.  Make sure to catch them soon if you haven't already, as this band will always make you sway and groove to their unique sound and give you 110% each and every time.  

Check out more of the review on BAMMagazine.com

 

Blackwulf was main support this fine evening and played a great set... here's a bit from the night

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Jason Newsted & The Chophouse Band

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Jason Newsted & The Chophouse Band

Jason Newsted & The Chophouse Band graced the intimate stage at RedHouse Studios recently for a night of surprise guests, friends and just good old rock n roll!  

See more from the night on BAMMagazine.com

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Cobi: Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA

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Cobi: Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA

I had a chance to sit and chat with Cobi prior to the night’s performance, and do a little lighthearted interview which he actually didn’t know was scheduled, but humbly endured...

What I found out was that the Minnesota born singer, Cobi is very modest, he didn’t gloat during the interview about winning a MTV Video Music Award (with his former band Gentlemen Hall) or how he just came off the road as a guest singer with the huge progressive trance group Above & Beyond, playing some of the world’s best venues such as Sydney Opera House and Royal Albert Hall…

Check out more of the review, interview and performance on BAM Magazine.

 

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Royal Jelly Jive: live at The Independent SF

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Royal Jelly Jive: live at The Independent SF

Royal Jelly Jive came out Swingin' at SF's Independent!  The day was a special one for this fantastic group, (if you haven't caught these guys.. you must!), not only were they just featured at Bottle Rock 2016 but their latest album "Stand Up" also dropped today!  I was onsite to witness the magic these fine musicians bring to the stage and got an exclusive interview as well.  Check out more coverage on BAM Magazine.  

With support by Growwler & Kendra McKinley... this was a night to feel the music and dance!

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Buzzcocks Celebrate 40!  Live at Slim's SF

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Buzzcocks Celebrate 40! Live at Slim's SF

The Buzzcocks.. 40yrs into it and still rocking the stage... live at Slim's SF!

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The All Time Highs: Bottom of the Hill, SF...BAM Magazine Review

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The All Time Highs: Bottom of the Hill, SF...BAM Magazine Review

All Time Highs, not just another San Francisco Rock band... well they are locals but definitely a power house of performers... fronted by singer, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), rolled through the famed Bottom of the Hill SF last week....

Check out the review and photos up on BAM Magazine.

Here's a few shots from the night:

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Violent Femmes, "We Can Do Anything Tour": The Fillmore SF

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Violent Femmes, "We Can Do Anything Tour": The Fillmore SF

I had the pleasure to cover the Violent Femmes on May 10, 2016, night 1 of 2 Sold Out dates at San Francisco's Fillmore on their We Can Do Anything tour!  And what a night this was... from the first verse, bass riff to the last drum hit, the Femmes entertained us off our happy nostalgic feet!  

Check out more photo coverage and my review on BAM Magazine:

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Candlebox, Disappearing In Airports 2016 Tour: Slim's SF

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Candlebox, Disappearing In Airports 2016 Tour: Slim's SF

Candlebox and a packed house found themselves at Slim's SF on April 16, 2016 for a night of the beauty & misery of grunge, (cuz we all know that that juxtaposition is the sweet, sweet spot) that lured us all into that little box of Pandora's... and Thank Goodness we opened it with welcoming arms!  Kevin Martin (vox), brought a timeless performance, with spot on vocals.  Check out the night's review on BAM Magazine from Walter Morgan.  

Below are a few visual highlights from the night:

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Filter "Make America Hate Again Tour" 2016: Slim's SF

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Filter "Make America Hate Again Tour" 2016: Slim's SF

Filter kicks off their Make America Hate Again tour and lands, kicking and keeping the crowd fervently screaming at Sim's SF; this all on the cusp of the launch of their newest album release, Crazy Eyes.  With nationwide and later European stops, with support from Orgy,  Vampires Everywhere and Death Valley High, Filter dropped in and pounded us into a frenzy for yet another taste of what makes them a band to still take time out to see.  More coverage from the night on BAM Magazine.


Below is a little bit from the night:

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Fleetwood Mask: Yoshi's Oakland, CA

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Fleetwood Mask: Yoshi's Oakland, CA

The Bay Area's own...and one of America's best Fleetwood Mac tribute bands...(hell they are even endorsed by Fleetwood Mac themselves); Fleetwood Mask took the stage and did something that does not happen at the world famous Yoshi's... They sold out the night!  

Claudette Rodriquez captures Stevie as close as they come...bringing her spirit, essence and vocal styling to the stage along with a band of talented musicians and this is Fleetwood Mask.  The photos only give you a glimpse, so do yourself a favor.. find a show they are playing and get yourself there.. promise you will not be disappointed.  

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Anti-Flag live at DNA Lounge

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Anti-Flag live at DNA Lounge

Anti-Flag For more than 20 years the spirited Pittsburgh punksAnti-Flag have worked tirelessly to make their music count for something more thank cheap thrills and mindless rebellion ~ DNA Lounge
More show coverage on DNA Lounge


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