CalJam 2018 Thoughts & Photos

CalJam 2018 Thoughts & Photos

When I heard the Foo Fighters were bringing CalJam back to Glen Helen for the second year I knew I had to go. The first CalJam put on by the Foo Fighters was in 2017, although the name goes back to 1974 when the first California Jam was held at the old Ontario Motor Speedway.…more

Cal Jam Fest Photos

Cal Jam Fest Photos

The show was amazing, Foo Fighters got a bunch of their friends together to come out and rock the IE last Saturday night in Devore and even evoked the ghosts of IE festivals of long ago by resurrecting the Cal Jam name. Of course, our very own stud KCAL concert photographer (and Sunday morning DJ) Razz was there to take the shots. Enjoy!more

George Thorogood at the Fox PAC

George Thorogood at the Fox PAC

George Thorogood And the Destroyers are amazing live. I had been told that many times, by many different people. I think I knew they would be, I mean after all George is a legend, but when he hit the stage Tuesday night at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside I was caught off guard. This guy takes…more

Vans Warped Tour 2017 – Pomona

Vans Warped Tour 2017 – Pomona

Vans Warped Tour is still one of my favorite tours of the year. It’s one of the greatest, and longest running, festivals around. The first Warped Tour was in 1995, and that first one included such acts as the Deftones, No Doubt, and Sublime. The reason Warped has not only survived, but in my opinion thrived, is…more

Queensryche at the RMA – Photos

Queensryche at the RMA – Photos

Last Thursday night Queensryche hit the RMA, with openers Midnight Eternal and Armored Saint. It’s becoming a recurring theme that I have a hard time believing some of the acts coming to the I.E. It’s a great time to live here, and Riverside is quickly becoming the go to place for shows I was excited for…more

Steel Panther at the RMA – Photos

Steel Panther at the RMA – Photos

Last Friday night at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium was the KCAL presentation of Steel Panther, complete with Jimbo on stage for an early intro of the opening act. I have heard for years that this was an act I needed to see, and photograph, but I had no idea what I was in for. If you have…more

Parkway Drive and Guests at the RMA – Photos

Parkway Drive and Guests at the RMA – Photos

Monday night at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium was a night for Metalcore fans, as Australian band Parkway Drive hit the IE. It seems like there are a lot bands coming to town lately that are on my bucket list of bands to photograph, and Parkway Drive was one more. This is one of the tightest Metalcore bands I have seen, and they are great live. I loved the stage setup too – with no amps. It was just clean open space, and they used every part of it. Lighting at RMA isn’t always great, I sometimes think someone is just randomly hitting buttons, but for Parkway Drive …more

Daughtry at The Fox PAC

Daughtry at The Fox PAC

Wow! Last Thursday night was one of the best live performances I have ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot. When Chris Daughtry was voted off American Idol so many years ago, taking 4th place on Season 5, we all knew he was on his way to becoming a major talent. Well, fast forward to 2016…more

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – Photos

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – Photos

This past weekend, Ozzfest Meets Knotfest hit San Manuel Amphitheater for 2 days of metal – and it was a blast! We’re talking Black Label Society, Megadeth, Disturbed, Anthrax, Slayer, Slipknot, and of course Black Sabbath! I am still coughing up dust and dirt – that is the lasting effect of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – but the payoff is…more

Warped Tour 2016 – Pomona

Warped Tour 2016 – Pomona

Last Sunday the Warped Tour made it’s 2016 return to the IE, and it was a blast as always. As usual, the location was the Fairplex in Pomona, but this year there was grass, actual grass! If you haven’t been to see Warped Tour before, it’s a full day of music with tons of bands. Most of…more

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