One by one Gemini Syndrome took the stage and the audience was ready. Brian Steele Medina (drums) was unleashed first, throwing himself onto the metal cages at the front of the stage to get within an inch away from the faces of their dedicated fans like a wild beast.
The Punk in the Park festival finally took place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California. The sold-out two day event, which included craft beer tasting from local Southern California breweries, turned out to be well worth the wait.
On November 22nd, GWAR’s 30th Anniversary tour hit the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. GWAR started the show with a monologue and then the blood started spewing. The crowd was screaming in excitement, especially those in the “splash zone."
The Devil’s Dozen was a livestream offering to fans sitting in conjunction with a similarly named, excellent, and thorough newly released documentary about the band, their forthcoming fifth album and second for Napalm, Ecdysis, and the fact they’ve spent the majority of the last two years off the road.
On November 18th, The Umbra Tour hit The Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, CA. This tour featured Grayscale, Girlfriends, Cemetery Son, and Young Cultures.
The line wrapped down the block, and some patrons were in costume and makeup, others just in regular street clothes. As we entered the venue to the sold out show, it quickly became apparent how crowded this show would be.
Halloween weekend is always enjoyable, and it regularly has some extra sugar and spice to make it pure perfection in LA and other big cities. Saturday was the night before Halloween, and this evening’s event was the Coming to America tour with All Hail the Yeti, Suicide Silence, and Jinjer at The Belasco.
Every day a tour is postponing to a later date because of the pandemic, and it still feels like dark days. SoCal rockers In This Moment with co-headliners Black Veil Brides and openers DED were also forced to make this hard choice, but the tour is on and not to be missed.
Supporting her just released debut album, Love Made Me Do It, the one and only Kat Von D recently embarked on a four date mini West Coast tour, wrapping it all up at San Francisco’s August Hall on a Saturday evening.
Pennsylvania metalcore heavyweights August Burns Red are currently celebrating the 10 year anniversary of one of their greatest records, Leveler, with a massive run across the USA with a stacked lineup featuring Fit for a King, Erra, and Like Moths to Flames.