Archive for the ‘Fillmore’ Category

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SomeKindaWonderful just finishedy entertaining crowds across the country with their genre-bending music that injects energy into every listener and brings them to life.  The 34 date US Fall tour opening for New Politics and Bad Suns wrapped up this past Sunday in Hartford, CT.  We brought you our coverage of their amazing set in San Francisco and performed at the legendary Fillmore. You can check out that coverage here.  It was amazing to see finally catch this band live. SomeKindaWonderful is:

  • Jordy Towers – Vocals/lyrics
  • Matt Gibson – Guitar
  • Ben Schigel – Drums
  • Justin Andres – Bass/Keys
  • Sarah Dryer – Vocals/Percussion

Check out our interview with SomeKindaWonderful here:

These five are pure entertainment when they hit the stage. You cannot categorize them simply by placing them in a genre checkbox, they bring so many great elements of alternative, rock, hip hop, soul, grunge and so much more. Their refreshing sound will become true music to your ears as they jump start your love of all music. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

 

Now that you are hooked on them, how about a chance at winning a hand written personalized note from the band?  Visit https://somekindawonderful.jammer.fm/posts/6084 for details about winning and how you can get their latest song, Rhinestone Melodies for free!

 

Pick up their self titled album which was released earlier this year. It is available on iTunes here. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. ~ Marisol

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The Bad Suns from Southern California just released their new video for their song, Salt. It is an amazingly powerful and impressive video. The song has a great uptempo uplifting vibe and yet carries such depth through the dark lyrics. The video truly brings those lyrics to life as it takes you on a tumultuous journey through a young transgender eyes as he struggles with gender identity. It is such a great video that I absolutely love! Check it out here:

The song is off their debut album, Language and Perspective which was released earlier this year. You can head over to iTunes here and pick it up. Bad Suns will soon be announcing dates for their headline tour of 2015 and I can’t wait to see them again. We caught them last month as they opened for New Politics at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. In case you missed it, you can check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

Make sure to check the dates below and see if they will be coming to a venue near you:

11/14 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club ( Tickets )
11/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre ( Tickets )
11/16 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues ( Tickets )
11/18 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s ( Tickets )
11/19 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom ( Tickets )
11/20 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ( Tickets )
11/21 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ( Tickets )
11/22 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall ( Tickets )
11/23 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House ( Tickets )
11/25 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza ( Tickets )
11/26 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ( Tickets )
11/28 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ( Tickets )
11/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts ( Tickets )
11/30 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater ( Tickets )

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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The Bad Suns from Southern California are relatively new band but have made quite a following in a short time span. They bring to life a blend of indie and alternative rock. We recently caught them opening along with SomeKindaWonderful for New Politics Sunday night at The Fillmore in San Francisco.They were awesome and I couldn’t believe how the majority of the audience knew almost every word to their songs! They crowd was singing along as they played fan favorites such as Cardiac Arrest and Salt. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

Make sure to check the dates below and see if they will be coming to a venue near you:

11/5 Vancouver, BC @ The Rio Theatre ( Tickets )
11/6 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ( Tickets )
11/7 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House ( Tickets )
11/8 Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre ( Tickets )
11/9 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre ( Tickets )
11/11 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre ( Tickets )
11/12 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant ( Tickets )
11/13 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater ( Tickets )
11/14 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club ( Tickets )
11/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre ( Tickets )
11/16 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues ( Tickets )
11/18 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s ( Tickets )
11/19 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom ( Tickets )
11/20 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ( Tickets )
11/21 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ( Tickets )
11/22 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall ( Tickets )
11/23 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House ( Tickets )
11/25 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza ( Tickets )
11/26 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ( Tickets )
11/28 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ( Tickets )
11/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts ( Tickets )
11/30 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater ( Tickets )

You can pick up their debut album Language and Perspective which is out now on Vagrant Records and can be purchased:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/languageperspective
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/languageperspectiveA
Store: http://smarturl.it/badsunsstore

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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SomeKindaWonderful are currently entertaining crowds across the country with their genre-bending music that injects energy into every listener and brings them to life.  They are currently out on the 34 date US Fall tour opening for New Politics and Bad Suns.  This past weekend, they made a stop in San Francisco and performed at the legendary Fillmore.  It was amazing to see finally catch this band live. SomeKindaWonderful is:

  • Jordy Towers – Vocals/lyrics
  • Matt Gibson – Guitar
  • Ben Schigel – Drums
  • Justin Andres – Bass/Keys
  • Sarah Dryer – Vocals/Percussion

These five are pure entertainment when they hit the stage. You cannot categorize them simply by placing them in a genre checkbox, they bring so many great elements of alternative, rock, hip hop, soul, grunge and so much more. Their refreshing sound will become true music to your ears as they jump start your love of all music. The crowd went wild at the Fillmore and even more so when they performed their hit, Reverse which is a love story gone wrong – written chronologically backwards.  “I don’t think anyone’s ever written a song backwards before,” Jordy explains about writing Reverse. “It was the first song we wrote together as a band, the night we met; that was the song we wrote and we didn’t even know each other. We met in the bar writing that song. It kind of set the tone for us. Before we even thought of putting out a single or doing anything…that was our song.” Each member stands out on the stage with their magnetic personalities exhibiting captivating stage presence. For an opening band, you could not have asked for anything more as they really pumped up the crowd and started the night off right.  We had the chance to interview them before their set and are going to be bringing that to you later this week. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

Check the tour dates and see if you can get yourself to a show:

  Fri 11/7 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
Sun 11/9 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Tue 11/11 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
Wed 11/12 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Thu 11/13 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
Fri 11/14 Milwaukee, WI The Rave/Eagles Club
Sat 11/15 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
Sun 11/16 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Tue 11/18 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Wed 11/19 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
Thu 11/20 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Fri 11/21 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Tue 11/25 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Wed 11/26 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Fri 11/28 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Sat 11/29 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Sun 11/30 Hartford, CT Webster Theater

Stay tuned for our interview with SomeKindaWonderful later this week. I will leave you with their new song, Rhinestone Melodies.

 

 

Pick up their self titled album which was released earlier this year. It is available at the shows as well as on iTunes here. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. ~ Marisol Information & Links:

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The new album World On Fire from Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators is out now! This is one album that I was waiting for and it definitely exceeded all my expectations. The album features a complete 17 songs that do not disappoint, each one ready to rock your world. You can’t help but rock out to the signature crunchy riffs of Slash, the most powerful vocals of Myles and songs that will take you on a rockin ride.

The album truly has a more cohesive band element and not a feature alone of Slash. It is truly a full body of work that will capture your attention from start to finish. The first single World On Fire garnered a lot of great attention since it’s first release, and the rest of the album followed suit and did not falter in any way. Some of my faves so far are 30 Years to Life, Stone Blind, Dirty Girl, Too Far Gone, and Avalon. It is also so hard to choose because it is such a complete body of work that contains a vast array of songs to choose from. When Slash puts out his albums, he treats his listener to a FULL album, not just 10 or 11 songs, he brings the full buffet of rockin songs!

You can stream the album this week through USA Today by heading over here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/09/16/slash-conspirators-world-on-fire-album-premiere/15692315/

SiriusXM is hosting “SLASH Week,” the week-long special on SiriusXM’s Octane channel celebrating the release of WORLD ON FIRE. SLASH and his band performed a private show last night (Sept 15) at Santos Party House in New York City. The concert is available on SiriusXM On Demand via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at Siriusxm.com. “SLASH Week” also features SLASH hosting a live special from the SiriusXM studios–with special co-host MYLES KENNEDY, lead singer of SLASH’s band The Conspirators.  Every hour today (Sept 16) Sirius Octane will debut tracks from his new album WORLD ON FIRE. On Friday, September 19 at 6:00 pm ET, SLASH will guest host on Ozzy Osbourne’s SiriusXM channel “Ozzy’s Boneyard.”  SLASH will spin tunes from his storied rock career and tell the stories behind the songs.  Hear SLASH with Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, and tracks from his new album WORLD ON FIRE all weekend long.

Beginning Tuesday, September 23, SLASH will celebrate the release of WORLD ON FIRE by returning to the iconic guitarist’s stomping grounds with a series of three very special sold-out club shows: September 23 (The Troubadour) and then, moving up the hill to the world-famous Sunset Strip, September 25 (The Roxy) and September 26 (The Whisky A Go Go).

We were lucky enough to catch Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators when they performed a last minute show at The Fillmore due to Aerosmith having to cancel their Concord show for health reasons. It was amazing to imagine that the concert was only five hours in the planning and it went off without a hitch. The crowd included many fans who were supposed to be at the Concord show and raced over once they heard the official announcement as well as fans who were not able to afford the Concord show or get good tickets. They were then treated to a night full of stellar rock n roll that included a set that lasted well over 2 hours. Check out a slideshow of photos by our Rockin Ryan of their set:

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Make sure to head over to iTunes and pick up your copy of World on Fire, it is pure aural porn and will have you in a dizzying rock n roll spell.  Visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.  I will leave you with a video of Slash and Myles performing an acoustic version of Bent to Fly at Planet Rock Live Sessions.

~ Marisol

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Yesterday we received word that the Aerosmith/SLASH concert at Concord Pavilion was cancelled due to illness of drummer Joey Kramer. No more than a couple hours after, we received word that SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have confirmed a show for the same night at The Fillmore San Francisco.  Slash made sure to LET ROCK RULE as they quickly put together a show that would takeover San Francisco!

The line circled around the block as die hard fans were glad to be there for the just announced concert. It was amazing to imagine that the concert was only five hours in the planning and it went off without a hitch. The crowd included many fans who were supposed to be at the Concord show and raced over once they heard the official announcement as well as fans who were not able to afford the Concord show or get good tickets. They were then treated to a night full of stellar rock n roll that included a set that lasted well over 2 hours.

I have seen Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators about five times and each time, they seem to outdo themselves. They are such a solid band that delivers pure epic sound that surpasses studio quality. Myles’ vocals are superb as they deliver emotion and power through each note. I have often said that man could sing the menu at Starbucks and sound amazing! He truly excels at his art. Frank was a madman on rhythm guitar and yet he makes it look so easy. Brent on drums, once again delighted us with his precision and solid drumming. Todd is a bad ass bassist and highlights his magnetic personality with his charismatic stage presence. Last, but never the least is Slash who performed at a 150%, bleeding the passion and energy into his playing. He is just jaw dropping to watch, when he solos –  you listen! You are just held captive by his prowess and his impeccable playing. It was one amazing set.

Set List:

  • You’re a Lie
  • Nightrain
  • Halo
  • Standing in the Sun
  • Back from Cali
  • Stone Blind
  • You Could Be Mine
  • Doctor Alibi
  • You’re Crazy
  • Not for Me
  • 30 Years to Life
  • Rocket Queen
  • No More Heroes
  • Starlight
  • World on Fire
  • Anastasia
  • By the Sword
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine
  • Slither
  • Paradise City

Check out a slideshow of photos by our Rockin Ryan of the set last night:

 

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Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their upcoming shows. This is one concert you don’t want to miss.

~ Marisol

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When Train released their sixth studio album, California 37 on April 13, 2012 they once again hit out of the ballpark with the great songs. I absolutely love 50 Ways To Say Goodbye, Marry Me, Bruises and Mermaid. But just last week they released the video to my favorite song off the album, Feels Good at First.

Feels Good at First not only has a sweet melody but it tells of the seasons of life, how with good might come the bad, with happiness the pain. This video is a great representation of this emotionally stirring song and I absolutely love the overlay video which is the perfect touch. Check it out here:

 

We understand the band is working on a new album and I can only imagine what gift of music they will give to us  next! For now, visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Also make sure sure download the free app for their game “50 Ways To Survive” which is a fun game and play on the lyrics of the song, 50 Ways To Say Goodbye proceeds from sales to support Family House, Inc.

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~ Marisol

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You can check out more videos from their San Francisco show in 2012.

 

 

 

 

The San Francisco band Train came back to their hometown and made a welcome stop.  Train made a 5 day stop in San Francisco starting with their show on April 11th at Great American Music Hall, Bimbo’s on the 12th, Slim’s on the 13th, Independent on the 14th and finishing it off at the historical Fillmore on the 15th.

Since I was at the Golden Gods Awards most of last week, I had the pleasure of enjoying their final show at the Fillmore. We got there around 5:30 and were not surprised to see a line that had formed since 9 am earlier that morning. The one thing Train is known for is having very dedicated fans!  We got in around 7:30 and got to enjoy a great local band; Finish Ticket. I will have my own review of them in the coming days. They were great!

At right around 9 pm, Train came on to perform “We were Made for This”. I knew right off that it was going to be another stellar performance by these guys! The set list for the night went like this:

We Were Made For This
This’ll Be My Year
If It’s Love
Save the Day
To Be Loved/Landmine/Rat
50 Ways
Bruises
Angels
Free
Soul Sister
Drum Break
Drive By
Mermaid
Finally Meet My Mom
For Me Its You
Save me San Francisco – joined by Barry Zito
Don’t Stop Believin’ joined by Barry Zito and Matt Cain
Virginia
Sing Together
Drops

These guys continued to perform everyone’s favorites from albums’ past as well as the soon to be new hits from their latest CD California 37. My personal favorite is “50 Ways to Say Goodbye”.  Also later in the show, Pat invited Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants to join him in singing “Save me San Francisco”. It was incredible energy filling the room. Then right after it went full blown energy overload as Matt Cain from the San Francisco Giants joined Barry Zito and Train to perform Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”. It was a surreal moment that is exactly what Pat promised it would be!

Well, tonight their new album “California 37” is out and I got mine right away and am loving every second of it! Make sure to start your week off right by getting your copy!

If you are a wine drinker, make sure to check out their signature line of wines which I have heard only great things about!

So enjoy!

~ Marisol

Here are some videos from last night’s show.