Category: Live Reviews

TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET w/THE LAST GANG @ HOLY DIVER – SACRAMENTO, CA 11/3/21

Teenage Bottlerock with The Last Gang live review and photos from Holy Diver in Sacramento 11/3/21

JJ GREY & MOFRO at Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA

Photos and Article Written by Kevin Graft JJ Grey made his post pandemic return to Sacramento Sunday November 7th almost two years after last playing Sacramento in January of 2019 at The Crest Theater.  If you are not familiar with JJ, his career started over 20 years ago and he has a velvety thick smoky […]

CRADLE OF FILTH w/ONCE HUMAN – ACE OF SPADES, Sacramento, CA – 10/24/21

Cradle of Filth with Once Human photos and live review from Sacramento Ace of Spades on 10/24/2021

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY REVIEW & PHOTOS– ACE OF SPADES, SACRAMENTO, CA 10/1/21

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 […]

GHOST Leaves Sacramento Screaming for More

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) 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 […]

Slash w/Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators with Classless Act

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 […]

Styx With Tesla Sacramento 060218

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 […]

SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, BEHEMOTH AND TESTAMENT – SACRAMENTO, CA – 5/13/18

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) 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 […]

Steel Panther // Ace of Spades // Sacramento, CA // 4/13/18

STEEL PANTHER – ACE OF SPADES – SACRAMENTO, CA – 4/13/18 I don’t know that I can say anything that hasn’t already been said about Steel Panther, so I’ll just say what my experience has been like over the years and how it pertains to this particular show. Several years ago I was brought to […]

Hatebreed – Ace of Spades 05/20/2016

  Band: Hatebreed Location: Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA Date: 05/20/2016 Photos By: Josh Pierson Review By: Mark Keane It’s been awhile since the almighty Hatebreed have made a stop here in Sacramento, I want to say their 10 Years of Perseverance tour back in 2012 was the last time. Riding the wave of their […]

Behemoth – Regency Ballroom 05/06/2016

5 / 5 ( 2 votes )   Band: Behemoth Location: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA Date: 05/06/2016 Photos By: Kevin Clem Review By: Robert Gross Behemoth performed The Satanist in full, what more can I say? Oh, I know, FUCKING METAAAAAALLLLL!!! This was the best black metal show I have ever attended. Behemoth sounded […]

Killswitch Engage – Ace Of Spades 04/07/2016

TiffBand: Killswitch Engage Location: Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA Date: 04/07/2016 Photos By: Tiffanee Blue Setlist Strength of the Mind This Is Absolution Fixation on the Darkness Alone I Stand Beyond the Flames Breathe Life The New Awakening Hate by Design You Don’t Bleed for Me Always Just Let Go Rose of Sharyn Take This Oath My […]

Cradle of Filth – Ace of Spades 02/20/2016

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Band: Cradle of Filth Location: Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA Date: 02/20/2016 Photos By: Kevin Clem   Setlist: Heaven Torn Asunder Gilded Cunt Blackest Magick in Practice Lord Abortion Right Wing of the Garden Triptych Malice Through the Looking Glass Yours Immortally… Born in a Burial Gown Cruelty […]

Colours – The Boardwalk 02/13/16

Colours, a Sarasota, Florida-based alt-rock duo, embarked on its tour with one man band Robert DeLong Saturday night at the Boardwalk. Comprised of Kyle Tamo on vocals and Morgan Alley on drums, Colours is set to release their debut album, Ivory, on February 26th. Upon entering the normally loud and raucous Boardwalk, I quickly realized […]

Amaranthe – Ace of Spades 11/27/2015

Artist(s): Amaranthe Location: Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA Date: 11/27/2015 Review By: Mark Keane Photos By: Kevin Clem   It was a chilly evening in Sacramento but that wasn’t going to keep Swedish metal band Amaranthe away. They even joked during our pre-show interview that this was similar to their summer. Cold temperatures or not, Amaranthe […]

Butcher Babies – Ace of Spades 11/27/2015

Artist(s): Butcher Babies Location: Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA Date: 11/27/2015 Review By: Mark Keane Photos By: Kevin Clem   There was a definite buzz in the air as the Los Angeles based metal group, Butcher Babies, was preparing to take the stage. They were in town in direct support of the headliners, Amaranthe, but looking […]

Doyle

Artist(s): Doyle Location: The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA Date: 11/12/2015 Review By: Mark Keane Photos By: Kevin Clem   It was a night full of love songs, ones that we could all dance to. Punk rock legend Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein(ex-Misfits) brought his solo band to town in support of their album, Abominator, and to give us […]

Fearless Records Presents : Fresh Faces Tour

Artist(s): Ice Nine Kills, Wage War, My Enemies & I, The White Noise Location: The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA Date: 11/08/2015 Review By: Mark Keane Photos By: Cole Allen & Mark Keane   Earlier this year I got my first sample of Ice Nine Kills when they came to town with another Fearless records artist, Motionless […]

Marilyn Manson

Artist: Marilyn Manson Location: Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA Date: 10/24/15 Review & Photos By: Mark Keane Featured Photo By: Aftershock Festival &  Stephanie Cabral Photography Sketch by Cole Allen, 2015. www.coleallen.com Day 1 of Monster’s Aftershock festival was winding down, the day had been packed full of some great rocking music. The sun was starting to set […]

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