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!
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 […]
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 […]
Teenage Bottlerock with The Last Gang live review and photos from Holy Diver in Sacramento 11/3/21
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 […]
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, […]
Review of the new album Fever Dream by Horseneck!
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 […]
After welcoming a sold-out crowd of 60,000 peoplein 2018, Aftershock returns even bigger this year, expanding to three full days of performances from some of the most popular music acts, including a mix of chart-topping headliners and up-and-coming buzzworthy bands across the rock spectrum. The eighth annual edition of California’s biggest rock festival takes place Friday, October 11, Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 at Discovery Park near […]
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 […]
They’re coming and they’re bringing their very unique brand of hard rock from Sweden to Harlow’s in Sacramento this weekend 2/17 Sacramento!! Below is the press release on their most current record: New DANKO JONES Album ‘A Rock Supreme’ Due April 26; ‘Dance Dance Dance’ Single Out Now Acclaimed hard rockers’ U.S. tour with Nashville […]
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 […]
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 […]
Cresca Skype Interview Conducted by: Mark Keane on 09/20/15 Mark from Loud and Heavy had the chance to chat with Cresca, a female fronted experimental rock group based out of Sacramento CA, and discuss their local music scene, influences and their upcoming full length release. They might be young by age but this band represents […]