Category Archives: Festivals

Cathouse Live: Long Live Hair Metal!


Whether you’re reliving this HOT (both literally and figuratively…we’re seriously wondering how some of these rockers braved leather pants) day of killer rock ‘n roll, or just living vicariously, we hope you enjoy this collection of highlights at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in SoCal by some talented photographers! PRETTY BOY FLOYD  Photos by Diana Gualda   BANG TANGO  Photos by Diana ... Read More »

SXSW Sound Bites

We took a whirl around SXSW, and here’s some of our favorite artists from the week: Best band with every song that sounds like it plays at that moment of a coming-of-age film: Magic Man. We caught Magic Man at the Chevy Showcase, and were blown away. They even outperformed seasoned headliners Young the Giant. Best up-and-coming party-pop kids: The ... Read More »

Guitarists Unite! Randy Rhoads Remembered


Randy Rhoads Remembered, the tribute concert to Ozzie’s guitarist who passed over 30 years ago, didn’t fail to showcase rock’s superstars of yore. Skill and dexterity were on display as multiple hard rock and metal heavy hitter guitarists like Rudy Sarzo, Alex Skolnik and Brent Woods (along with special appearances like Korn drummer Ray Luzier) owned the stage in the ... Read More »

Bonzo Bash! Enough Said.


The Bonzo Bash is a NAMM tradition (and highlight!) and their site sums up their mission best: “A celebration night for the ultimate drummer, John Henry Bonham of Led Zeppelin.” The annual show, held at the Santa Ana Observatory (a concert venue not to be confused with an astronomical one), offers up a night of unique and innovative arrangements for ... Read More »

Sunset Strip Music Festival 2013: Finding My Inner Badass

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (Photo by Diana Gualda)

All photos by Diana Gualda I gotta ‘fess up right away: It’s not like I did this on a dare or anything, but I would never have gone to this event on purpose. A friend was in need of a writer, however, so I signed on for the adventure, even though I’m totally the wrong person to cover a gig ... Read More »


Ah, music festivals. One ticket. Dozens of bands. Thousands of free spirits. A lifetime of kick-ass memories. There’s nothing like running from stage to stage to stage, gaining mad set scheduling and porta potty skills along the way. And, of course, coming away with that new favorite band and that song you just can’t stop singing. The warmer weather and ... Read More »

MUSINK Festival Foto Frenzy

Photo by Harmony Gerber

The 6th annual MusInk Festival was held earlier this March at the Orange County fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA.  The festival brought us three days of jam-packed entertainment; with tattoo artists from all over the world “ink-ing” up many fans & friends, to live music from such acts as punk rock vets, Bad Religion, to rockabilly threesome Reverend Horton Heat. ... Read More »

MUSINK Day 2 – Reverend Horton Heat

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MUSINK Day 2 – Lucero

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MUSINK Day 1 – The Vandals

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