Saturday, May 20, 2017

Umphrey's McGee at The Observatory North Park

It's All About The Music
(article and photos by Stephen Anderson)

MARCH 19, 2017
Unlike some bands that pander to the social needs of their audience (by going out into the crowd and taking selfies with the fans); Umphrey's McGee is all about the music.UM hardly interacts with the crowd but instead focuses on playing one incredibly crafted song after another. I was down on the floor during the concert and I didn't hear any idle chit chat going on during the show. Instead of treating UM like they were props in their social scene, the sold-out crowd gave their complete attention to the music. UM have some serious music fans. In fact, some fans were so into the music that they rented headphones that were directly linked to the soundboard so they could hear the live music in its purest form! On one of the rare times, I heard the band speak to the audience, lead singer and guitarist Brendan Bayliss mentioned the name "San Diego" while UM was playing a rousing cover of "Reeling in the Years" by Steely Dan! The crowd gave out a hoot at being recognized and then went back to cheering the music that they came to hear. UM went on to play over two hours of intricately woven polyrhythmic driving music that pulled the crowd higher and higher until I thought the roof was going to blow off the old theater! So, on this night it was all about the music and music won!

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Reelin' in the Years
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Dump City
Call to Arms
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        2017 Tour Dates
May 20 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
        Hampton Beach, NH
  May 25 Three Sisters Park  Chillicothe, IL
  May 26 Three Sisters Park  Chillicothe, IL
  Jun 01 Augusta Common Augusta, GA
  Jun 02 Music Farm Columbia, S.C.
  Jun 07 Great Stage Park  Manchester, TN
  Jun 08 Great Stage Park  Manchester, TN
  Jun 17 Founders Brewing Company Grand Rapids, MI
  Jun 30 Red Rocks Ampihtheatre Morrison, CO
  Jul 01 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
  Jul 02 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
  Jul 07 Summer Stage Central Park New York, NY
  Jul 08 Levitate Music Festival Marshfield, MA
  Jul 09 Levitate Music Festival Marshfield, MA
  Jul 21 Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
         Chicago, IL
  Jul 22 Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at
         White River State Park Indianapolis, IN
  Aug 10 Montage MountainScranton, PA
  Aug 11 Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC
  Aug 17 Sloss Furnaces Birmingham, AL
  Aug 18 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
  Aug 19 Ascend Amphitheatre Nashville, TN
  Aug 20 Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN
  Aug 23 Infinity Downs Farm  Arrington, VA
  Aug 24 Infinity Downs Farm  Arrington, VA
  Aug 25 Infinity Downs Farm  Arrington, VA

Monday, May 8, 2017

Rock Legend John Waite on Tour

A tour stop at the famed music venue in Solana Beach, California. Tickets are on sale now for the Wednesday July 26th concert.

We first featured John Waite during his 2012 tour stop at Anthology, now the Music Box in San Diego.

So what has changed? He and his band mates are even better than before! Don't miss him this time around.

Here is the link to the site to purchase your tickets.  We are not a ticket seller. Purchase on the Belly Up Site.

From the Babys to Waite at Anthology

The sold-out house at Anthology was treated to the musical feast of John Waite's "Rough and Tumble" tour. The English singer-songwriter’s array of material and showmanship spanned 30 years.
Not only did he perform the 1984 mega hit "Missing You," but the set list included a rocking version of "All Along the Watchtower," "Head First," "Straight to Your Heart," and "Rough and Tumble." Thrown into the mix was the haunting ballad "Bluebird Café" and then the majestic "If You Ever Get Lonely." The encore of "When I See You Smile" was met with enthusiastic audience participation.
Waite made everyone feel at home in the Little Italy supper club. The blend of his recognizable voice — strong as ever — and tight guitar work were an engaging combination. Waite’s show was a generous mix of music from his band the Babys and his solo career. His performance was passionate and honest, a musical statement filled with style and verve. A performer of Waite’s caliber has the potential to make unforgettable experiences. This was one.
  • Concert: John Waite
  • Date: March 16
  • Venue: Anthology
  • Seats: Concert photographer

John Waite and uber fan Tina at his April 29, 2017 concert at Grand Oak Live in So. Ca.

Below Tina's John Waite tattoo.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Billy Bob Thorton and the Boxmasters at The Belly Up April 4, 2017

Catch The OrwellsBon JoviNEROBilly Bob Thornton & The BoxmastersPOND and much more on a special primetime episode of#SoundDiego TV! Saturday, May 6th! Tune in:#NBC7 at 8PM.

Below are our images from the show.

These and several more more iimages from the show can be viewed on the link below.


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The sold out audience could not get enough of Billy Bob Thorton  and the Boxmasters!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Around Town May 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017

This week at the House of Blues in San Diego:

***(Note we are not a ticket seller, but if you click on Find Tickets you will be directed to the seller)*** 

Friday, April 28, 2017


Death of A Bachelor Tour at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl in San Diego, California 3/26/2017

Brendon Urie ~ vocals
Dallon Weekes ~ bass
Kenneth Harris ~ guitar
Dan Pawlovich ~ drums

May 26 - August 5, 2017  Brendon Urie joins the cast of KINKY BOOTS at The Al Kirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y

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Colony House at The House of Blues Voodoo Room

March 24, 2017

The bands first headlining tour.

Band members:   Caleb Chapman - vocals and guitar
                Will Chapman - drums
                Scott Mills - guitar
                Parke Cottrell - Bass

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Lead vocals and guitar Caleb Chapman