Five Fave: 2020 Rock Albums

2020 has been an atypical year for the music industry. The usual album and tour cycles have been turned on their heads. Some bands chose to hold their albums for when touring starts up again. Some bands found creative ways to release their albums, many with livestreams to go with it. Other bands took the opportunity to record and release unexpected music, and much more of that will be coming in 2021. This year, we …

Symbolic Opens Eyes at Ramona Mainstage

San Diego’s top progressive metal band Symbolic opened up for Adelitas Way at the Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, California on August 16, 2019. Symbolic always delivers an entertaining and mesmerizing set, with 5 albums worth of material to pack into their allotted time.

Drummer Steven Elias and bassist Bobby Fernandez are in total sync, locking down the low end with flair. Guitarists Louie Borja and Steve Potts provide a twin guitar attack reminiscent of Iron …

Adelitas Way at Ramona Mainstage

 

Hard rockers Adelitas Way returned to San Diego, California to play the Ramona Mainstage, a wonderful club up in the hills. The crowd in Ramona is always ready to rock and sing along with their favorite bands. On this night, they were treated to 2 very talented local metal acts, Unsung and Symbolic. Each band easily won over the room with their fast guitars and powerful vocals.

 

The fans were totally warmed up …

33-1/3 Best Hard Rock Albums Of 2018

2018 was one of the best years in recent memory when it comes to quality album releases from some of the biggest names in hard rock. The most common theme was struggling with the past couple of years, both internally and externally, while searching for a path to better days and a hopeful future.

Most people don’t listen to music on hard media these days, but if any of you happen to have any of …

LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival Announces Updated Performance Lineup

LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival
Announces Updated Performance Lineup

Otherwise & New Years Day Join
A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Ghost, Judas Priest & more
Friday, April 20 & Saturday, April 21
At The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

KOMP-FM & Smash Magazine Launch
‘Battle Of The Fans’ Contest For Opening Performance Slot
Deadline To Enter Is January 31

Sin City’s premier rock and metal festival, Las Rageous, has released an updated performance

ShipRocked Family Reunion – A Decade Of Vacationing Harder

FIRST SHIPROCKED CRUISE
The very first ShipRocked was a five day floating rock festival on the MSC Poesia that departed from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 15, 2009 and featured onboard performances by Queensryche, Tesla, Ratt, Skid Row, Broken Teeth, EndeverafteR, Lynam, Niki Barr Band, Stereoside and StoneRider. The original ShipRockers controlled half of the ship, with the other half manned by silver-haired retirees, making for some very interesting and confusing conversations at the buffet …

Adelitas Way and Joyous Wolf Deliver Holiday Gift to San Diego

Images by Johnnie Crow

Words by Melissa Butterfly

Adelitas Way brought a musical gift to the Brick By Brick in San Diego, California on December 15, 2018. The show was a very soulful experience, with performances by Down North, Of Limbo, and Joyous Wolf. All of these bands played their hearts out and gave San Diego a winter’s night to remember.

Seattle’s Down North kicked off the show with a soulful funky rock with energetic …