Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr, and Jimmie Vaughan at The Forum

Eric Clapton Gary Clark Jr Jimmie Vaughan Date: September 15, 2017 Location: The Forum Story Eric Clapton performed four shows at The Forum this September in celebration of  making music for over 50 years. Clapton had been slated to perform at the venue earlier this year on March 25th and March 26th. Unfortunately those shows were…

Sin Bandera at House of Blues, Anaheim

Sin Bandera Date: August 30, 2017 Location: House of Blues, Anaheim Story Another tale of winning free tickets for a concert at the House of Blues, Anaheim. Though multiple individuals (including myself) entered a week prior for an opportunity to win four free tickets, emails declaring the winners were not sent until 11 am the…

Jenny and the Mexicats Cancel California Concert Dates

The band Jenny and the Mexicats a few hours ago canceled their two California shows. They were set to perform tonight at San Jose followed by a performance at The Echo in Los Angeles the following night. The reason for the last minute cancellations? Someone stole lead singer Jenny Ball’s passport! The singer posted a…

Dashboard Confessional and The All American Rejects at Pacific Amphitheatre

Dashboard Confessional The All American Rejects Date: July 13, 2017 Location: The Pacific Amphitheatre Story I contemplated attending this concert for days but ended up attending on a whim. Dashboard Confessional  had embarked on a second tour this year bringing The All American Rejects along with them. This show happened to be their first stop…

RIP Chester Bennington

News hit recently that Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington had committed suicide at the age of 41. I first learned of the news when I tuned in to MartyInYourEar on 98.7FM when he broke the news to the audience. One could hear how hard he tried to hold back the tears as he spoke….

Duncan Dhu at The Novo

Duncan Dhu Date: July 8, 2017 Location: The Novo Story I won tickets for this concert through LATV (thank you). The catch for this was that I had to pick up the tickets in their Santa Monica office. I busted a mission getting there, however it would be worth it in the end. Words cannot…

The Melvins and Spotlights at The Observatory, Santa Ana

The Melvins Spotlights Date: July 6, 2017 Location: The Observatory Orange County Story Thank you Metal Assault for the opportunity to see this band! I became the lucky winner of their contest to obtain free tickets for this legendary band’s concert. I could be mistaken but I think I did see the founder of the website…