Published by Bernard on 08 Feb 2019

Thursday – “Full Collapse” (Chain Reaction. January 30, 2019)

How often can you see one of your favorite bands play one of your favorite albums in full? In a venue that helped shape your younger years? AND on your birthday?

I may not have gotten candles, but Thursday helped blow the lights out!

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Published by Bernard on 11 Dec 2018

Minus the Bear: the Farewell Tour (the Observatory. December 10, 2018)

Minus the BearOver the years I’ve seen many bands hang up the microphones. Sometimes there was an announcement after time away, sometimes there was just an assumption of the end… but every now and then there would be a farewell tour – a chance to share in memories and emotions for one last time. Thankfully, Minus the Bear gave their fans that chance. And with the Observatory in Santa Ana packed up, Minus the Bear enjoyed their final southern California show.

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Published by Bernard on 20 Nov 2018

Thrice (HOB: Las Vegas. November 16, 2018)

Thrice

The bright lights of the Las Vegas casinos are a lure. Whether it’s gambling or entertainment that brings you to town, you’re sure to find plenty of it. 3 Southern California bands added themselves to the Vegas show potpourri by gracing the stage of the House Of Blues.

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Published by Bernard on 16 Nov 2018

Circa Survive (The Wiltern. November 14, 2018)

Circa Survive

The middle of the week isn’t usually associated with activities that get your blood pumping, but Circa Survive flipped that for at least one night in Los Angeles. With a venue change to the Wiltern, fans packed the venue early to claim a good viewing spot for the night.

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Published by Bernard on 04 Nov 2018

The Menzingers (the Regent. November 3, 2018)

The MenzingersTime seems to be flying this year. It wasn’t too long ago that the Menzingers were in town supporting Frank Turner’s headliner. But with their short set during that tour, the calendar bringing around their own headlining tour was a much-welcomed turnaround.

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