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Uli Jon Roth

Posted in Live Music, Rock, Schedule on December 19th, 2013 by Doug

March 22, 2019 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

Uli Jon Roth

Uli Jon Roth is a true multi-instrumentalist who writes his own musical scores and arrangements. He is also a music director, paints realistic oil paintings, writes his own poetry as well as philosophical treaties.

Uli invented his own unique instrument – the by now legendary 6-octave Sky guitar which is without peer.

He produces his own albums and directs his own videos. Artistically he has been an inspiration to many of his fellow artists as well as his audience and continues to be so. He has been cited by countless guitarists from all over the world as one of their main influences.

Widely recognized as perhaps the single most important protagonist of Neo-classical guitar playing, Uli is seen by many as a trend-setter who has often been considerably ahead of his time.

Pet Shark

Pet Shark is a progressive rock, instrumental band from Orange County, California featuring and co-founded by Keith Moreland on guitar, and Ted Morton on drums, percussion, keyboards and other various sound effects.

Bass Guitarist Matt Bissonette recorded on the first and second album, but because of his busy recording and touring schedule (with Elton John), he is not able to join the band for the live shows. So they’ve been joined by bass guitarist Russ Reshaw who has been on the road with the band Two or More for the last ten years, playing over 120 dates per year. Russ has also performed with Bobby Kimball, former lead singer of the band Toto. Russ is an amazing bass player, but best of all, he’s a great guy. The band is very pleased to have him.

They are all seasoned professionals both in the studio and at live performances. Collectively, they have played with such musicians as Crystal Lewis, Dennis Agajanian, Darryl Mansfield, John and Anne Barbour, Steve Camp, Terry Clark, Two or More, Bryan Duncan, Bobby Kimball, and countless others.

Taz Taylor

Taz Taylor was exposed at a very early age to the golden era of Rock Guitar playing. Michael Schenker in UFO and then in his own band MSG, Gary Moore in his late-70s/early-80s heyday, Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee and of course the early Van Halen albums, all left an indelible mark on the musical psyche of Taz.


Gary Hoey

Posted in Blues, Live Music, Rock, Schedule on January 22nd, 2013 by Doug

March 23, 2019 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

Gary Hoey

Neon Highway Blues, Gary’s latest release, carries its 11 tracks with the confidence and assuredness of a veteran,and the freshness of someone who’s still in the process of discovery and refinement –with the help of famous friends such as Eric Gales, Lance Lopez, Josh Smith and Hoey’s 17-year-old son Ian Hoey. The release of Neon Highway Blues will, of course, take Gary Hoey back on the highways and byways for plenty of touring and playing, well, the blues –and more. He can’t yet predict where the next road will take him, but Hoey is confident it will be an adventure.

Whether he’s playing scorching originals or classic rock covers, his solos are thrilling and reminiscent of Clapton or Stevie Ray in their fiery youth. One thing that remains consistent is Hoey’s impassioned command of the guitar. He can attack his instrument with feral intensity and then play something very soft and achingly beautiful. This ability to mix feeling, phrasing, technique and tone is the true mark of a master guitarist.


Brand X

Posted in Live Music, Progressive, Rock, Schedule on November 17th, 2018 by Doug

March 28, 2019 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

Brand X

BRAND X are recognized as true musical pioneers, as they helped create an entire musical genre and influenced a broad spectrum of musicians and bands.

Brand X were a British jazz-rock fusion outfit formed by Genesis drummer Phil Collins and Atomic Rooster guitarist John Goodsall as a side project from their regular groups. Their initial lineup also included keyboardist Robin Lumley and bassist Percy Jones (the Liverpool Scene, the Scaffold). Brand X’s debut album, Unorthodox Behaviour, was released in 1976; a live album, Livestock, and the studio effort Moroccan Roll followed in 1977. Collins left the group to concentrate on Genesis, and for 1978’s Masques, he was replaced by Al Di Meola drummer Chuck Burgi, as well as additional keyboardist Peter Robinson, who had played with Stanley Clarke. Three further albums — 1979’s Product, 1980’s Do They Hurt?, and 1982’s Is There Anything About? — followed before the group disbanded. In the mid-’90s, Lumley, Goodsall, and Jones reunited, issuing several live collections in the years to follow.

Pet Shark

Pet Shark is a progressive rock, instrumental band from Orange County, California featuring and co-founded by Keith Moreland on guitar, and Ted Morton on drums, percussion, keyboards and other various sound effects.

Bass Guitarist Matt Bissonette recorded on the first and second album, but because of his busy recording and touring schedule (with Elton John), he is not able to join the band for the live shows. So they’ve been joined by bass guitarist Russ Reshaw who has been on the road with the band Two or More for the last ten years, playing over 120 dates per year. Russ has also performed with Bobby Kimball, former lead singer of the band Toto. Russ is an amazing bass player, but best of all, he’s a great guy. The band is very pleased to have him.

They are all seasoned professionals both in the studio and at live performances. Collectively, they have played with such musicians as Crystal Lewis, Dennis Agajanian, Darryl Mansfield, John and Anne Barbour, Steve Camp, Terry Clark, Two or More, Bryan Duncan, Bobby Kimball, and countless others.

Gethen Jenkins

Posted in Country, Live Music, Schedule on February 28th, 2019 by Doug

April 5, 2019 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

Gethen Jenkins

With his powerful, gut wrenching, baritone sound, Gethen Jenkins is on a fast train to stardom. Gethen is an award winning singer and songwriter from Huntington, West Virginia. His songs are of considerable depth and meaning, driven by passion, and full of heart and spirit which are sure to run the gamut of human emotions.

“The relationship between the listeners and music is what I feed on.”

Gethen’s journey began surrounded by American music, from the purest of Bluegrass to whiskey soaked Honkytonk. Music took hold at the age of eight, beating on his dad’s Gibson guitar. His teenage years were spent in Galena, a rural indian village on the Yukon River, deep in the Alaskan tundra. After 8 years in the U.S. Marines, Gethen landed in Southern California. Returning from Iraq, determined to sing his own song, he found a home in Country Music with his five piece band The Freightshakers (since revamped as Gethen Jenkins). Over the next several years Gethen immersed himself in his music, working hard to create a unique sound keeping true to his roots.

“This hard-driving, honky-tonk group lead by Gethen Jenkins is a perfect way to spend any night, wherever it may take you.” – National Country Review

Sharing the stage with a range of artists from Marshall Tucker Band, David Allan Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, Red Simpson, Dale Watson, Junior Brown, Shooter Jennings, Wanda Jackson, and Asleep at the Wheel, this band is just getting started.

Farm Truck

Farm Truck is an original Alt. Country band based out of San Diego’s east county. Led by lead vocalist and principle songwriter, Craig Fischer and Lead Guitarist Tim Edwards, Heavily influenced by rock bands such as Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones, and The Replacements, as well as Texas Red Dirt artists Reckless Kelly and Cross Canadian Ragweed, Farm Truck delivers a new, yet familiar, rural rock sound that sound from San Diego’s backcountry.


Moonshine Bandits

Posted in Live Music, Schedule on November 1st, 2018 by Doug

April 6, 2019 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

Moonshine Bandits
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Moonshine Bandits

Backwoods bravado, patriot’s pride, country soul, keg-thumping beats — these are the qualities that Moonshine Bandits have championed since they began their journey. Armed with a hybrid arsenal of country and hip hop fusion, the California duo of Dusty ‘Tex’ Dahlgren and Brett ‘Bird’ Brooks are back with the grittiest, spirited and distinctly grass-roots release of their sixteen year campaign of musical badassery – “Gold Rush.”

Since their formation in Los Banos California in 2003 the Moonshine Bandits have continued a campaign of crossover genre-bending musical mayhem that appeals to the eclectic, color-outside-the-lines tastes of listeners, aka The Shiners, and they fiercely refuse to have their tastes confined and filed into categories. “Our musical style has always been full throttle and in your face,” says Moonshine Bandit Tex. Just like the rumrunners, bootleggers, smugglers and outlaws of old – the Moonshine Bandits provide a supply of the goods for the demand, defying the mandates and trends of mainstream pop culture.


Allison Chains

Posted in Live Music, Rock, Schedule on June 17th, 2014 by Doug

April 13, 2019 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

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Allison Chains

Allison Chains is the world’s only all-female tribute to Alice In Chains.

Based out of Los Angeles, the band delivers heavy metal riffs, hypnotic acoustic sounds, and unique harmonies, creating the haunting, tortured sound that put Alice In Chains at the forefront of Seattle’s early “grunge” bands. These extraordinary female rockers are seasoned, accomplished performers with many individual achievements and awards. They authentically recreate Layne Stayley’s wailing rage, Jerry Cantrell’s melodic guitar fervor, Mike Starr and Mike Inez’s powerful bass lines, and Sean Kinney’s grinding rhythms. Allison Chains performs songs from every classic album: Facelift, Dirt, Alice In Chains, Sap, and Jar of Flies. The Allison Chains AIC music tribute brings you back to the early 1990’s when hair bands were receding, grunge was all the rage, and flannel was in high fashion.

2Hot 2Handle

2Hot 2Handle (2H2H) is an all-female tribute to the legendary band UFO and also to the Michael Schenker Group. Based in Los Angeles, 2H2H was created in 2016 and immediately gained attention…even from U.F.O. themselves. Their energy, passion, and talent has earned the respect of those who said it couldn’t be done. They are fun to watch too, and some of the unplanned antics of band members have made for very entertaining performances!


Copper Chief

Posted in Country, Live Music, Schedule on March 13th, 2019 by Doug

April 25, 2019 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

Copper Chief

Copper Chief is a band out of Austin, TX with deep roots compromised of four country boys that just love to rock n’ roll. Made up of Mike Valliere on rhythm, Rio Tripiano on lead, Justin Lusk on bass and John Jamall II on drums, the band formed in the fall of 2015 and quickly after recorded their debut, self-titled album. Their music can be described as a breath of fresh air while puffing your favorite smoke. The band draws from every corner of the musical canon while touching on several southern sounds that come together to birth an unforgettable and unique sonic experience.

Last In Line – The original Dio band

Posted in Live Music, Metal, Schedule on August 19th, 2013 by Doug

April 27, 2019 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

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Last In Line – The original Dio band

What started as a casual Dio band reunion jam in a Los Angeles rehearsal room in 2011 has grown into a fully-fledged project that has taken on a life of its own. Last In Line, the band, takes its name from the second Dio album released in 1984. Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell were Ronnie Dio’s co-conspirators and co-writers on the “Holy Diver”, “Last In Line” and “Sacred Heart” albums – these records have gone on to become part of rock history. During that first jam it was apparent that the chemistry of the original band was very much intact – even after a 27 year hiatus.

The excitement generated by that rediscovery led to a second session, where this time they called in acclaimed vocalist Andrew Freeman. Hearing Andrew’s interpretations of the original Dio songs was a revelation and the inspiration to move forward as a band. Over the ensuing years a handful of local LA shows led to a handful of overseas shows in the U.K. and Japan, and eventually to an offer from Frontiers to record a new album of original material.

During the course of 2014 the band wrote and recorded with longtime friend Jeff Pilson as producer. Jeff very much captured the organic crunch of the band and the very best in Andrew’s voice and delivery. Last In Line’s acclaimed debut album, “Heavy Crown” was released in February 2016, with the singles “Devil In Me” and “Starmaker” leading the charge.

The release was preceded by tragedy, when bassist Jimmy Bain passed away, another great musician taken from us far too soon. Bringing in renowned and long time friend bassist Phil Soussan and keyboardist Erik Norlander the band went on to tour the world playing festivals and packed houses everywhere. Playing the classic Dio tunes and a mix of tracks from “Heavy Crown” fans got to hear the classics and future classic songs.

2017-2018 brings Last In Line into the studio to record “Last In Line II” an even stronger mix of original songs, again produced by Jeff Pilson. Tour dates coming for 2018/2019 in support of the upcoming release on Frontiers Records.

Sledd

Sledd is a five piece, hard hitting, Heavy-Alternative, Album Orientated Rock, Musical Group from San Diego, CA. The Band was founded by Lead Vocalist/Frontman Cary Rothman, Keyboardist/Vocalist Peter DeLuke Jr and Brother/Drummer Dino DeLuke in March of 1995.

Sledd has played with, opened for, or toured with such legendary Hard Rock Musical Groups as: Tesla, Great White, The Bullet Boys, Gilby Clarke, Blue Oyster Cult, Dokken, Quiet Riot, Queensryche, Ratt, LA Guns, UFO, Skid Row, Cinderella and Y&T.

Their latest and third Album “Insane Laughter” has received National Airplay in several United States Cities. In April/May 2009, Sledd members along with Executive Producer and Tesla Bassist Brian Wheat recorded a four song EP at “J” Street Studios in Sacramento, CA. All four cuts later appeared on the self produced Sledd CD “Insane Laughter”. Sledd’s second Album ”Crooked Smiles” was produced by Great White Guitarist Mark Kendall. Kendall also managed the Band from 2001 – 2003.

Symbolic

As a heavy-hitting dynamic force hailing from the power/prog metal midst of the San Diego, California music scene, Symbolic combines their melodic energy and excitement for what will be their fifth CD later this year.

Since the first three years of their conception, increasingly impressive efforts helped build a strong following locally and internationally. Opening for well-known national acts such as Adrenaline Mob, Fates Warning, UFO, Brian Wheat (of Tesla fame), PHILM with Dave Lombardo, guitar legend Michael Schenker, Doro Pesch and others, it was no surprise that Symbolic found themselves in very close company of great music notables.

RDG

  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”


The End Of The World Tour ft. Gungor, The Brilliance & Propaganda

Posted in Live Music, Pop, Schedule on September 7th, 2014 by Doug

May 4, 2019 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

Gungor
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VIP experience at 6PM includes: a ticket to the show, early entry into the venue, an intimate acoustic performance, & a group conversation with Gungor, The Brilliance & Propaganda.

Gungor

Michael and Lisa Gungor are curators of the Grammy-nominated musical collective simply known as Gungor. The duo uses their skills as accomplished song writers and multi-instrumentalists to tell honest and forthright stories – some personal and some allegorical. Together they’ve tapped their considerable musical reserves to blur genres and break expectations creating a unique magnetic expression.

Gungor is in the midst of their most ambitious endeavor to date called One Wild Life, which is comprised of three full-length albums – Soul, Spirit and Body. On August 7, 2015, they kicked off the album trilogy with One Wild Life: Soul, which debuted as the #15 album on the iTunes Alternative chart. “One Wild Life: Spirit,” released on March 25, 2016. The final piece of the album trilogy concludes with One Wild Life: Body, which releases on September 30, 2016. While each record carries with it its own distinct vibe, the album series presents a body of work that celebrates the adventure and challenges faced by Michael and Lisa Gungor since the release of their album I Am Mountain in 2013.

The Brilliance


Queen Nation – A Tribute to Queen

Posted in Live Music, Rock, Schedule on January 5th, 2019 by Doug

May 11, 2019 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

Queen Nation

There is little doubt among the pure rock community that the legendary band Queen and lead performer Freddie Mercury earn high ranks as one of the most powerful and iconic groups in rock history. Upon his death in 1991, a huge void was left in the rock concert world, which to this day has not yet been matched.

Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, was formed in 2004 by David Hewitt / DMHE Music Agency. Queen Nation consists of: Gregory Finsley on vocals & keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts. In 2013 Queen Nation was recognized as The World’s Greatest Queen Tribute by Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest and their cutting edge network AXS TV. Queen Nation was given a 1hr LIVE national broadcast from the Roxy in Hollywood, to 40 million viewers. A coinciding compilation album was released by AXS TV featuring two tracks recorded by Queen Nation. Most recently, Queen Nation was selected by The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team to perform on the infield of Angel Stadium as part of their Flashback Weekend.

Queen Nation’s live 100-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as We Will Rock You – We Are The Champions – Bohemian Rhapsody – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – You’re My Best Friend – Another One Bites The Dust – Under Pressure and many more. They have performed in front of thousands of people at casinos, fairs, sports arenas and private affairs.


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