Last Thursday, KISS performed an Acoustic – No Makeup show atÂ at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. A week before they are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, this was a special event. With the new LA KISS Arena Football Team, the band wanted to say thanks to San Manuel for their support.
If you have ever been to one of our Rock & Roll Bingo nights, you’ll know the room. The crowd was pretty small – for a KISS show, and the setting was nice and intimate. Now, before anyone calls it out, yes… Gene’s bass isn’t acoustic. Still, the show had a nice relaxed feel. Paul shared some stories, and the set list was great. In case you were not able to be there, below are a few photos from the night.
Last weekend the Self Help Festival hit San Bernardino’s National Orange Show Event Center with a great selection of bands. Some would argue that rock, and metal in particular, has too many sub-genres. Well, last weekend covered them all – ranging from Metal, to Deathcore, Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Pop and Punk. The headliners were A Day To Remember, and they put on a great show, complete with confetti and fire. I’ve wanted to shot photos of this band for some time and finally got the chance. Joining them was a lineup including A Skylit Drive, Attila, The Story So Far, Of Mice + Men, and Bring Me the Horizon, along with a few more. 19 bands in all performing on 2 stages – one inside, and one outside. Below are a few photos from the day…
Last Saturday, WCK Full Rules Muay Thai hit the Pechanga Resort & Casino for “Matter of Pride”. If you are a fight sports fan, and haven’t seen Muay Thai, you are missing out. Muay Thai is one of the most exciting fight sports out there. While I love MMA too, and appreciate the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game, Muay Thai is non-stop, stand-up action – and Saturday’s card was full of great fights, including a number title fights. For results & photos hit Read More…
This kid is good. 11 year old Aidan Fisher perform as Eruption and You Really Go Me with Steel Panther:
Last weekend I had the chance to see something special. Bass Player LIVE! 2013 was a 2 day event in Hollywood, including musician clinics and exhibitors during the day, andÂ an awards show and concert Saturday night at the Fonda Theater. I knew going in that the list of players nothing short of impressive, but I had no idea what I was in for. Starting with the Red Carpet arrivals, it was a Who’s Who of Music, Metal, and Bass. That’s Zakk Wylde above, with Black Label Society bassist John “JD”…
Last year I had the pleasure of shooting a great night of Muay Thai in Las Vegas when WCK hosted a USA vs China night. When I heard it was happening again this year I had to try and get photo access again.
If you are not familiar with Muay Thai, it’sÂ a combat sport fromÂ Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with variousÂ clinchingÂ techniques. ItÂ uses fists, elbows, knees, shins, and feet in a ring similar to boxing or kickboxing. If you have watched any MMA, then you may be familiar with some of the techniques, because many of the fighters come from Muay Thai backgrounds. The difference however is that there is no “ground game” here. It’s not stop on the feet action, think “Shins to Chins” or “Knees to Nose”…
Riverside Mayor Rusty bailey with K-1 Fighter Joey Pagliuso
I have been into Martial Arts since the late 80′s, and the son of the owner where I train has become one of the world’s best. Riverside native Joey Pagliuso has risen to the kickboxing world’s elite ranks. Pagliuso will be representing the United States in the prestigious K-1 “World Max Final 16″ in Mallorca Spain on September 14, 2013. K-1 has, for nearly 20 years, held tournaments in 38 countries. As the first American fighter in over 10 years to advance to the K-1 Final 16, Pagliuso is also only the second US fighter to ever qualify.
The son of Joe & Sandra Pagliuso, founders of Riverside’s respected..
When is a concert is more than just entertainment?
I was going to write this post over a week ago. I actually started writing it too. Really, I did. Then something interesting happened. Last week I was on-the-air for Daryl, and when I came in after Kelli we started taking about this concert. I shot the show at The Greek, in LA, on Friday. She had seen it in Indio the night after I shot it. It seems I am not the only one that loved the show.
I have shot Heart 3 times now (The first two are here, and here), and this was the second time shooting JB’s LZE (the first is here). As I first started writing this, I started thinking… “You have posted these guys before, so why again? What makes this something that deserves another set of photos?” I had to sit on that for awhile. I knew I had an answer, but wasn’t sure what it was just yet. Then it hit me…
Last weekend, The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicked off it’s 2013 season at the San Manuel Amphitheater – right here in San Bernardino. I had never been to a Mayhem Festival before, but I have wanted to shoot photos there for a long time. It lived up to the hype.
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I love this time of year. Summer has just started, Kegger Season is under way, and it’s Festival Concert Season. I love photographing any concert, but festivals are the best. Last year I was able to shoot the Vans Warped Tour for the first time and had a blast – you can look back at that post here if you want. This year Warped hit the Pomona Fairplex for two days, last Thursday and Friday, with 9 stages, and more bands than I am willing to count. But in the list was a great selection of metalcore bands, so I decided to shoot the Thursday show.
Warped is different than…