Tag: Live Review

MISS MAY I BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE IN SACRAMENTO!

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 […]

August Burns Red, We Came As Romans Bring the Heat to Sacramento

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 […]

40 Years of Anthrax with BLS and Hatebreed in Sacramento!

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 […]

“YOUNG GUNS” MAMMOTH WVH & DIRTY HONEY BRING THE ROCK – HARD IN SACRAMENTO!

Whether you’re a fan of classic hard rock acts or more modern hard rock acts, it doesn’t matter with this tour, as both Mammoth WVH and Dirty Honey bring unique freshness to what has been, in part, a fairly stale genre for some time.  Dirty Honey I’ve been lucky enough to catch one other time […]

Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red bring down The Warfield, SF!

Killswitch Engage and August Burns Red bring down the house in San Fran. Check out the review and photos!

SHINEDOWN BLOWS UP THE GRAND SIERRA!

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 […]

Fit For An Autopsy – Roseville, CA

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 […]

Ghost – Volbeat – Twin Temple tour kick off in Reno!

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 […]

EXODUS & TESTAMENT – FOX THEATER – OAKLAND, CA 11/27/21

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 […]

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 […]

JINJER at ACE OF SPADES, SACRAMENTO, 10/28/21

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 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

Newcomers iDKHOW rock Sacramento!

Article and Photo Credits: Jess Vincent As the room goes black, a tall dark character comes out on stage holding his bass guitar at the ready. His face decorated with glittery black dots on his cheeks. As he reaches the mic center stage, he begins to pluck out a empathy song for the opening bands. […]

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

  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 amazing. The energy was intense, I don’t […]

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

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 Brought Thee Orchids ENCORE Cthulhu Dawn Nymphetamine […]

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 […]

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 […]

GWAR

Artist : GWAR Location: Knitting Factory, Reno, NV Date: 10/26/2015 Reviewed By: Robert Gross Photos By: Kevin Clem “GWAR is NOT dead!”  Blöthar This show was amazing. GWAR played a solid 19 song set and fought a mighty foe! (I won’t spoil what they are fighting) GWAR stole my car and started a war! Every song, every […]

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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