(hed) P.E. came in to San Francisco at the DNA Lounge for a nonstop mosh

Posted: May 19, 2014 in Bands, Concerts, Entertainment, Hard Rock, Metal, music, Music News, Tour
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On Friday, we went to cover the Born To Ride 2 Tour with SOiL and (hed) P.E. .SOiL put on an amazing solid set and you can read about that here. Then it was time for  (hed) P.E. and I was excited since was the first time for me to see them in their 20 year band history!  Yes, it is hard for me to even believe that I never had the chance to catch them live until now. Especially since after watching them, I was just calculating how many times I could have seen them before.

They are really one of the most energetic bands out there today. If you asked five different people what type of music  (hed) P.E. is, you just might end up with five very different answers. There is something so special about this band because making the music they want to hear and making what feels right is exactly what they do. They do not try and re-invent themselves or make carbon copy sound alike albums. Their creativity shines through each of their varied styles of music through songs. The styles may range from rasta, punk, reggae, soul, rap, rock, metal, and so much more. One thing is for sure, their music is definitely one that is deserving of your attention.

Their set was intense as the audience was literally in a non stop mosh pit from start to finish. We talked to several in the crowd and there were not only their die hard fans but many new fans, who had never seen them before but said they felt like they were right at home. Singer Jahred has a charismatic personality and his infectious groove has you moving instantly. Jackson on guitar is a beast and he can bust out any style of music with precision and finesse and completely have the music take control of him. Mawk on bass keeps the groove going the whole night without missing a beat. Then you have Trauma, the most animated and lovable character of the band (don’t worry guys, we love you all tremendously!). Watching Trauma pound on the drums is a show in itself, his expressions are priceless and fit each song so well.  Check out a slideshow of Rockin Ryan’s photos from their set:

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It was great to watch them and I really look forward to the next time they are coming in to town. We had the chance to talk with Jackson before his set and here is that interview:


There are still a couple dates left on the Born To Ride 2 Tour so check the dates and get yourself to a show. Also, they have just announced a whole new slew of tour dates, check our list below.


  • Columbia, MO Blue Note – Wed 09 Jul
  • Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room – Thu 10 Jul
  • Houston, TX Scout Bar – Fri 11 Jul
  • San Antonio, TX Backstage Live – Sat 12 Jul
  • Dallas, TX Trees – Sun 13 Jul
  • Destin, FL Club LA – Tue 15 Jul
  • Orlando, FL Bombshell’s Tavern – Wed 16 Jul
  • St Petersberg, FL State Theater – Thu 17 Jul
  • Jacksonville, FL Underbelly – Fri 18 Jul
  • Knoxville, TN The Concourse – Sun 20 Jul
  • Beckley, WV Muncheez – Tue 22 Jul
  • Thornville, OH Gathering Of Juggalos – Wed 23 Jul
  • Sauget, IL Pop’s – Fri 01 Aug
  • Lawrence, KS Granada Theater – Sat 02 Aug
  • Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium – Sun 03 Aug
  • Des Moines, IA Wooly’s – Mon 04 Aug
  • Ringle, WI Q & Z Expo Center Tue 05 Aug
  • Turtle Lake, WI St Croix Casino – Wed 06 Aug
  • Foud Du Lac, WI The Shack Event Center – Thu 07 Aug
  • Kokomo, IN Centerstage – Fri 08 Aug
  • Birch Run, MI Dirt Fest @ Birch Run Expo Center – Sat 09 Aug
  • Mishawka, IN Smith’s Downtown – Sun 10 Aug
  • Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar – Tue 12 Aug
  • Rochester, NY Main Street Armoury – Wed 13 Aug
  • Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance – Thu 14 Aug
  • Hartford, CT Webster Theater – Fri 15 Aug
  • Worcester, MA Paladium – Sat 16 Aug
  • Portland, ME Asylum – Sun 17 Aug
  • Patchogue, NY The Emporium – Wed 20 Aug
  • New York, NY BB Kings – Thu 21 Aug
  • Hagerstown, MD Hard Time Café – Fri 22 Aug
  • Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa – Sat 23 Aug
  • Jacksonville, NC Hooligan’s – Wed 27 Aug
  • Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s – Thu 28 Aug
  • Newport, KY Thompon House – Fri 29 Aug
  • Grand Rapids, MI The Stache @ The Intersection – Sat 30 Aug


(Hed)P.E.’s forthcoming album “Evolution” is currently being mixed and is slated for a summer 2014 release on Pavement Entertainment. This is the follow up to 2010’s “Truth Rising”. According to vocalist Jahred, the album will be “Some of the heaviest material we have ever recorded”.  We are looking forward to the new album and can’t wait for them to return to San Francisco!

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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