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This is part 2… The Headliners!

Last weekend the Mayhem Festival hit San Manuel Amphitheater to kick off the 2014 tour. This was my second year shooting photos at Mayhem, and the fact that they kick it off in San Bernardino is fantastic. If you’re into heavy music, then you are most likely familiar with the Mayhem Festival, but if not, I will try to sum it up for you…

July 8, 2014 at 5:24 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Lifestyle | No comment

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This is part 1… The opening acts!

Last weekend the Mayhem Festival hit San Manuel Amphitheater to kick off the 2014 tour. This was my second year shooting photos at Mayhem, and the fact that they kick it off in San Bernardino is fantastic. If you’re into heavy music, then you are most likely familiar with the Mayhem Festival, but if not, I will try to sum it up for you…

July 8, 2014 at 5:22 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Lifestyle | No comment

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Last Saturday I had the pleasure of doing photos at what many considered the most stacked fight card in kickboxing history. The Forum was the location for Glory 17 – Last Man Standing. First of all, I have to give props to Glory for choosing LA as the spot for such a great event. The night started with five undercard fights, and then was simulcast on Spike TV for the Glory 17 portion of the night. After that, it switched to PPV for the Last Man Standing 8 man tournament. That tournament was crazy. Three fights in one night to win it, and these guys brought it!

The undercard was great. A number of the fighters have also fought locally for Dennis Warner’s WCK, and to watch them on this kind of stage was exciting…

June 26, 2014 at 2:27 pm | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Martial Arts, Sports | No comment

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Last week, the Vans Warped Tour hit the Pomona Fairplex for a full day of Metal, Metalcore, and fun. This was my 3rd year shooting photos at Warped, and it was by far one of the best. Someone asked me recently if the Warped crowd was mostly teenagers, and the answer is yes, but that doesn’t leave the rest of us out.

“Warped offers one complimentary parent admission to accompany a minor (under 18) that has purchased a ticket to a 2014 Warped Tour show.”

The reason that matters is…

June 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks | No comment

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Last Thursday, KISS performed an Acoustic – No Makeup show at 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.

April 7, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Lifestyle | No comment

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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…

March 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Lifestyle | No comment

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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…

February 20, 2014 at 2:59 pm | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Martial Arts, Sports | No comment

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This kid is good. 11 year old Aidan Fisher perform as Eruption and You Really Go Me with Steel Panther:

December 29, 2013 at 6:39 am | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, Lifestyle | No comment

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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, and 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”…

November 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Lifestyle | No comment

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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’s a combat sport from Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. It 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”…

November 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Martial Arts, Sports, Sports News | 4 comments

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