Nothing More and In This Moment surprise, rock, shock and awe at the Grand Sierra in Reno, NV. Check out our review and live photos!
Revocation brought an absolute bludgeoning of melodic, thrashy, death metal to Roseville, CA. See live photos and review here!
Words by William K Images by Kevin Graft – #KGROKFOTO Adam brought his Witch Hunt Tour to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Wheatland on October 20th, 2022. This was the second show of the tour. It was packed with cover songs and a choice selection of his own songs. The set was exceptionally […]
I am a massive metal core fan, since the early days of the genre’s existence I’ve always found that the bands I gravitated towards were those that hit a few marks, combining old school metal, thrash, Swedish metal, and lyrics with meaning from vocalists that command the stage. Miss May I’s Levi Benton has the […]
Most people that know me or read my blogs know my love for August Burns Red runs pretty deep. They fell into the early metal-core scene for me and over the years have never disappointed between albums and live shows. I did recently see them with Killswitch Engage in San Francisco, but it was nice […]
Anthrax, Black Label Society and Hatebreed offered up several hours of complete chaotic destruction from the second Hatebreed came on stage on a sweltering hot day in the Sacramento sun. While I’ve personally seen every one of these bands several times, these are truly bands that you cannot miss live if you have the chance […]
Avatar bring their brand of Swedish heavy metal to Sacramento at Ace of Spades!
Dorothy, Joyous Wolf & Classless Act roar through Sacramento with a raucous crowd!
Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red bring down the house in San Fran. Check out the review and photos!
Words by WILLIAM K Images by Kevin Graft #KGROKFOTO SHINEDOWN blasts into 2022 rockin’ their sold out concert at the Grand Sierra Resort Casino in Reno after releasing the new single and title to their upcoming album “Planet Zero”. Opening the show was relative newcomer from Seattle Ayron Jones. I’ve been following Ayron for over […]
FFAA held nothing back in their first ever show at Goldfield Trading Post in Roseville, CA packed to the brim. Surprisingly this mid size venue sported some amazing lighting and good clear sound for its size. The second FFAA came on, it was an instant pulse through the crowd of roughly 500. Four giant poles […]
Review by William K Photography by Kevin Graft Twin Temple kicked off the night with their satanic lounge act. Hella kitschy and a lot of fun. They were well received by the crowd making many new fans. Volbeat blasted out of the gate ripping through a massive set of songs mainly from the last few […]
Before you say something, yes I know there is no Death Angel coverage in this article, that would be because of three hours stuck in traffic on the drive to Oakland from Sacramento, which realistically should only be about an hour and a half, but I won’t bore you with the details. After arriving in […]
Something told me walking in to Ace this night that I would be bored with three bands I really knew nothing about and have never really listened to, with the exception of Suicide Silence who I haven’t seen live since Mitch Lucker was still the singer. However, I ended up not just being thoroughly entertained, […]
Cradle of Filth with Once Human photos and live review from Sacramento Ace of Spades on 10/24/2021
Months ago when BLS first announced this tour, I whole heartedly thought it would get cancelled before it actually happened, but now we’ve seen several tours and festivals that have kicked off with mostly success in the wake of Covid 19, and boy was I happy this one happened. Not only is Zakk Wylde a […]
Frank Turner holds a special, weird, unusual place in my heart because when I discovered him it was a time in my life where I needed to hear a like minded voice, so I usually like to make every effort to see him when he comes to play live. I was leaving for the show […]
If you were to tell me that At The Gates were going to play a venue that only holds around 200 people in Sacramento on a Thursday night I would tell you you’re bat shit crazy. But, this was the case. And what a night it was to be had for everyone. In an absolutely […]
As I sit and watch the magnificent line of Struts fans slowly make their way inside, I’m reminded why I always show up about 30min after the doors open-because there is absolutely no need to wait in those lines in mid size venues, and I’m also pretty blown away by the incredible mix […]
Out of my comfort zone i went for a show that every person I know has told me they put on an absolutely monstress performance. I was not disappointed. On album, the band can sometimes seem to be a bit slow and unfortunately makes them slightly boring. This is not the case with their live […]
GHOST – 11/13/18 – SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY THEATRE Photo Credit: http://www.joshpiersonphotography.com I’ll be the first to tell you that I have no idea how or why Ghost has gotten as popular as they are, and in fact when they announced this tour and the incredibly large venues they’re playing I actually asked my friend “do you […]
It was the year 2000, Pantera was at the height of their popularity and it also marked the first and only time I got to see them live. They were a force to be reckoned with, a band with so much energy, passion and aggression that no one had seen before them or after them. […]
SLASH w/Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Hollywood Palladium – 10/16/18 When a person such as me spends time in LA, pretty much any amount of time in LA, I start to feel at home every single time. It’s amazing that after years of traveling back and forth from Sacramento to LA that I haven’t […]
EVERCLEAR – 6/27/18 – SACRAMENTO, CA Written By: Josh Pierson Photo Credits: Josh Pierson Photography Instagram I have very little context when it comes to Everclear live, or really, Everclear at all. In the 90’s when Everclear was at the height of their popularity with hits like “Santa Monica” I was dug deep into the budding […]
As I wandered into a semi busy amphitheater that sits about an hour north of Sacramento it was very apparent how many people were here for the opener – Tesla. And why not? They are after all hometown heroes to some degree, and definitely for an older audience that was more about the 80’s hair […]
My entire concert life has been riddled with Slayer, for good or bad, on and off days, they’ve just always been there lurking in the background as a band that I never went out of my way to see because they were always there, with the exception of one time at The Warfield in San […]
Wednesday 13 takes a break from preparing for the upcoming Everybody Still Hates You Tour to talk about touring, his latest album Condolences and answers some of your fan submitted questions. Check out what he has to say and grab your tickets to this can’t miss tour! The Everybody Still Hates You Tour kicks off […]
While it’s still fresh in my brain, I would like to speak to my experience at Aftershock 2017 here in our hometown of Sacramento, CA. It’s been several years now since Danny Wimmer Presents started bringing this monstrosity of a music festival to Sacramento and all in all it’s been relatively underwhelming year to […]
Aftershock festival is set to return once again to Sacramento, CA October 21st + 22nd and is stacked with a solid lineup that should please all. The lineup is highlighted by the return of Nine Inch Nails and a Perfect Circle for Saturdays lineup and the godfather of rock himself, Ozzy Osbourne, on Sunday. Tickets […]
Bringing their spectacular high energy to day 2 of the Monster Aftershock Festival is Australian metalcore legends Parkway Drive. Releasing their most recent album IRE last September the band has been on a meteoric rise playing some of the biggest stages and festivals around the world. They are making their return to the US […]
Monster Aftershock Festival is fast approaching and to help get you ready we will be counting down the bands playing this years festival. This years lineup is pretty diverse ranging from thrash metal to traditional rock n roll. So let us take you band by band and make sure you know exactly what you need […]
As we quickly approach our date of the Vans Warped Tour we wanted to share with you our list of the top acts you certainly do not want to miss this year. With the massive amount of bands featured on this festival lineup it can be hard to coordinate who you want to see, oftentimes […]
Preliminary list of onsite experiences and nonprofit organizations with a presence at Monster Energy Aftershock Festival
Complete lineup announcement for Monster Energy Aftershock Festival 2016 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA