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Friday, October 16  ·  Jack Russell’s Great White

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Jack Russell’s Great White

Jack Russell’s Great White represents the next phase of a legacy.

Rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum hard rock entity’s storied origins, Jack Russell set his sights on the future. In December 2011, Jack Russell’s Great White first bared its teeth. Since its inception, the frontman welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana—this time as a guitar player and keyboardist—lead guitarist Robby Lochner, and drummer Dicki Fliszar. Now, this group has a sharp, soaring, and slick new album on the horizon for 2014 boasting the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell and Montana icons in the first place.


Sledd is a five piece, hard hitting, Heavy-Alternative, Album Orientated Rock, Musical Group from San Diego, CA. The Band was founded by Lead Vocalist/Frontman Cary Rothman, Keyboardist/Vocalist Peter DeLuke Jr and Brother/Drummer Dino DeLuke in March of 1995.

Sledd has played with, opened for, or toured with such legendary Hard Rock Musical Groups as: Tesla, Great White, The Bullet Boys, Gilby Clarke, Blue Oyster Cult, Dokken, Quiet Riot, Queensryche, Ratt, LA Guns, UFO, Skid Row, Cinderella and Y&T.

Their latest and third Album “Insane Laughter” has received National Airplay in several United States Cities. In April/May 2009, Sledd members along with Executive Producer and Tesla Bassist Brian Wheat recorded a four song EP at “J” Street Studios in Sacramento, CA. All four cuts later appeared on the self produced Sledd CD “Insane Laughter”. Sledd’s second Album ”Crooked Smiles” was produced by Great White Guitarist Mark Kendall. Kendall also managed the Band from 2001 – 2003.

Saturday, October 17  ·  Dennis Jones

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Dennis Jones

High-energy stage performance. Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!

Dennis’s feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and contemporary style of American rock and blues.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and now based in Los Angeles, California, Jones continues to pursue his musical goal of becoming a top entertainer in his field. With four well-regarded CD releases to date, and a fifth to be released later this year, Jones’ vision has never been in clearer focus.

Dennis Jones also writes songs for other notable artists; he wrote Temporary Man for Guitar Shorty’s 2010 Alligator release, Bare Knuckle.

Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers

Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers are a high energy power trio playing all original blues-rooted rock & roll! Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers have appeared in concert with blues rock legends; Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya and Eric Sardinas to name a few. Daytona & The BlueSide Rockers deliver a unique sound that combines the Pulse of Rock with the Soul of Blues.

Friday, October 23  ·  Unwritten Law

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Unwritten Law

Even if you have all their albums and can sing all their songs, you don’t know Unwritten Law until you’ve seen them live.

With nearly 2 million albums sold and half-a-dozen radio hits, SoCal’s favorite sons captured one of these fiery performances on their first-ever concert LP/DVD, Live & Lawless. Recorded last March at the Key Club on Sunset Strip, Live & Lawless shows UL – singer Scott Russo, guitarist Steve Morris, bassist Pat Kim and tour drummer Dylan Howard – blowing the doors off with such power-packed rock hits as “Up All Night,” “Save Me (Wake Up Call)” and the Modern Rock No. 1 smash “Seein’ Red.”

“Unwritten Law is a genuine high-powered live rock band, and I don’t think there are a lot of bands out there like that anymore,” says Russo. “We just wanted to put it down on wax so fans would have a chance to take that experience home and so people can see us even if they live in Tasmania and wherever else they can’t make it out to shows.”

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Saturday, October 24  ·  An Evening with Strunz & Farah

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Strunz & Farah

When people first hear the music of acoustic guitar duo Strunz & Farah, they are often struck by the startling virtuosity of the musicianship — the impossible speed, the clean execution, the lyricism, the uncannily perfect improvisations, and their trademark tandem harmonies. Guitar Player Magazine has praised them as “two of the planet’s most gifted acoustic guitarists” and have referred to their technical prowess as “maximum acoustic shred”.

Improvisation is vital to the duo’s music— each piece has a solo section where each player freely improvises, capturing the spirit of the moment. They are spectacular live, and their fresh improvisations make each performance completely unique. They have been in the vanguard of an influential and innovative international style of virtuoso acoustic guitar playing, in a genre perhaps best described as World Jazz.

Renowned world, and classical musicians they have recorded with include Dr L Subramaniam, Hayadeh, Ashish Khan, Jihad Racy, Edwin Colon Zayas, and others; from the jazz world, Stanley Clark and Hubert Laws have recorded with them. They performed and recorded often with Jackson Browne; they have also recorded with Joan Baez, Joan Armatrading, Gerardo Nuñez, and Rodrigo y Gabriela (who claim Strunz & Farah as a major influence). They have appeared on showbills with Miles Davis, George Benson, Kenny Loggins, and Chick Corea, among many others.

Saturday, October 31  ·  Loudness

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Adv purchase: $25
Day of show: $30

For the 30th anniversary of the Loudness album ‘Thunder in the East’ they will be performing the album in its entirety.


Loudness is a Japan-based heavy metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Akira Takasaki and drummer Munetaka Higuchi. They were the first Japanese heavy metal act signed to a major label in the United States, releasing twenty-three studio albums (five in America) by the end of 2009 and reaching the Billboard Top 100 in their moment of maximum international popularity. Despite numerous changes in their roster, the band continued their activities during the 90s, finally reuniting the original line-up in 2000. On 30 November 2008 original drummer Munetaka Higuchi died from liver cancer at a hospital in Osaka at age 49. Loudness replaced him with Masayuki Suzuki and are still active to this day


Bitch – The original leather S&M heavy metal band from the 1980’s on Metal Blade / Enigma Records

Sinners Rage

Sinners Rage is an all Original Power Metal Band from San Diego Ca. The musical stylings are reminiscent of the 80’s and early 90’s Metal with today’s brand of heavy assault. Although the music is very melodic, it has a heaviness that will grab the attention of their audience.

The guy’s will bang their heads, and the ladies will shake their hips. There is a fine line between sounding too commercial or too heavy. Sinners Rage has bridged the gap.

Monday, November 2  ·  Fates Warning

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Fates Warning

The legendary metal band Fates Warning began in the early 1980’s playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style influenced by Rush and are considered by many to be the first true prog-metal band.

While the band has subsequently moved in more melodic and ambient directions, they have remained a vibrant and well-respected cornerstone for the prog camp within the heavy metal strata.


Hailing from San Diego, California, Power/ProgMetal band Symbolic came together with one goal – to play their music the way they want to play it.

Refusing to follow trends or lower their standards, the individual members of Symbolic found their way through numerous years and various projects filled with both live shows and recording projects. With Scott Bruce on vocals, Steve Potts on guitar, Bobby Fernandez on bass, and Steve Elias on drums, Symbolic is gearing up with a new energy and excitement for what will be their fifth CD later this year.

Wednesday, November 4  ·  John 5 & The Creatures

Doors open at 7:00 pm

John 5

John 5 is undoubtably one of the hottest shredders on the planet right now. His impressive resume of working with frontmen such as Marilyn Manson, Rob Halford, Dave Lee Roth and his current gig as the right hand man for Rob Zombie, show he’s impressive skills have not gone unnoticed, but it doesn’t do him justice to label John 5 as a shredder – he’s a guitarist, a great guitarist – and there’s little he can’t put his hand to. More…

Dolan Brotherhood

Based in Southern California, Dolan Brotherhood is Arnold Sears (vocals) James Brady (guitar) Dave Garcia (bass) and Tom Wallace (drums). Their brand of powerhouse rock and roll is the result of a musical and philosophical approach best stated as “Deliver that vibe!”

No doubt that’s what the band’s self-titled debut does. It “delivers”. And everything starts with that “vibe”. Whatever a song requires, it gets. “Give it power, soul, groove and heart – with a twist”, was stated during one recent rehearsal. Each member knows this. One of the band’s main strengths is that each member contributes in the writing process – whether it be the music or the lyrics. The band’s sound reflects this versatility and is stronger for it. Another great Dolan Brotherhood strength is their vocal harmonies. Arnold and James put a lot of focus and effort into working together vocally. That effort pays-off in big ways and is immediately appreciated by listeners.

Collectively, Dolan Brotherhood members have a diverse background in musical tastes and accomplishments. Each is influenced by a multitude of musical styles – classic rock, progressive rock, Motown, metal, pop, folk, classical, etc… Elements of all these genres are found in Dolan Brotherhood’s music. Straight forward grooves that compel the listener to get up and dance or pump their fist in the air with the universal metal salute, can suddenly turn on a dime with some strange dropped-beat time signature. The band’s explanation for these strange and funky twists is simple, “Sometimes making the listener wonder, ‘What just happened?’ is a good thing. It keeps things interesting for the audience and the band.”

Twist, groove, metal, mood… it all comes back to the Dolan Brotherhood’s core belief, “Deliver that vibe”.


  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”

Taz Taylor

Taz Taylor was exposed at a very early age to the golden era of Rock Guitar playing. Michael Schenker in UFO and then in his own band MSG, Gary Moore in his late-70s/early-80s heyday, Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee and of course the early Van Halen albums, all left an indelible mark on the musical psyche of Taz.

Saturday, November 7  ·  Exodus

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Adv purchase: $18
Day of show: $23


Exodus Meet & Greet Package:

  • One general admission ticket
  • Meet & Greet with select members of Exodus
  • Photo with select members of Exodus
  • Exodus poster designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
  • Collectible Exodus laminate to remember your evening
  • Onsite check-in staff

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One cannot discuss the power and influence of EXODUS without going into the genealogy of metal music itself. Long hailed as the band that spawned the burgeoning Bay Area Thrash scene in the early ‘80s, the band’s most admirable quality is that the word “surrender” has never existed in lead guitarist/songwriter/General-In-Chief Gary Holt’s vocabulary. Surviving decampment (original guitarist Kirk Hammett left to join Metallica in 1983), death (original vocalist Paul Baloff died in early 2002), untimely disaster (long-time second vocalist Steve Souza abandoned the band in 2004 on the eve of a South American tour), dejection (original drummer Tom Hunting was incapacitated by panic attacks in May 2005), and drug abuse (guitar comrade-in-arms Rick Hunolt’s resignation in June 2005 was due in part to addiction issues), it would have been easier for many to interpret these events as a signal to retire, but then again, not everyone is Gary Holt.

At the beginning of their career, EXODUS gained huge notoriety in the international underground scene as a result of the tape trading community. Their dynamic guitar riffing, adrenaline-inducing drum work, and bloodied live shows made all the difference in the band’s mission to take Bay Area Thrash to a worldwide audience. By 1983, the band line-up included guitarist Rick Hunolt and bassist Rob McKillop and had inspired the likes of Metallica, Testament, Death Angel, and Vio-lence. EXODUS’ debut, the immortal, must-have, undisputed thrash classic Bonded By Blood was released in 1985 via Torrid Records (then re-released in 1986 on Combat Records), and a vast tour with Slayer and Venom propelled the band into a household name.



Up from the oppresive flanneled heel of the grunge movement arose a band so convicted to their craft, that to this day the fire for metal burns hotter than ever. With a sound that combines the familiar metal godlike elements, they have instilled their own distinct sound that puts the songs and the metal fans first. Will you bang your head, will you raise your fist in the air, will you be compelled to scream along to the power? hell yes you will, this is CAGE, THE AMERICAN POWER METAL KINGS!!!

Saturday, November 21  ·  Extreme Midget Wrestling

Doors open at 7:00 pm

In a country where everybody loves to get involved in different types of sports such as cricket, Ice hockey, basketball, baseball and football, sport events are bound to happen all year round.

How about watching unique sports that you probably haven’t seen live! Allow us to introduce Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation (EMWF). EMWF has been touring the country and packing bars and clubs nationwide since 2000. Rated #1 by Night Club & Bar Magazine for the best alternative act 3 years running.

Saturday, December 5  ·  Glisten Studio’s Student Showcase

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Glisten Studio Student Showcase
Adv purchase: $15
Day of show: $20

Glisten Studio’s Student Showcase

Glisten Studio is a women’s alternative fitness center offering yoga, pole fitness, strength training, burlesque and more!

The student showcase is an adult themed talent show, showcasing Glisten’s members through solo acts and group performances and the strength’s and techniques they have learned at the studio. It will be a full production from great music and lighting to full costume and makeup.

Friday, December 18  ·  Machine Head

Doors open at 7:30 pm
Machine Head
Adv purchase: $25
Day of show: $30
VIP Package

Machine Head

Metal is the music of the outcast, the rebel and the steely-eyed foot soldier. Its principles, values and atavistic power have made life worth living for millions over the last four decades and its inherent artistry continues to ensure that declaring oneself a metalhead is an act of intense, unerring pride. But every worthwhile musical subculture needs its heroes; its standard bearers and pugilistic defenders. For the last 20 years, MACHINE HEAD have flown the flag for truth, integrity and creative desire in metal, starting with the earth-shattering prescience of 1994’s classic Burn My Eyes and continuing through a series of albums that consistently redefined the very notion of heaviness and music while upholding an invigorating lyrical narrative that has turned the band into one of the few in modern times that can boast an unbreakable connection with the hearts and minds of the metal faithful.

Saturday, December 19  ·  Gary Hoey – Ho Ho Hoey’s Rockin’ Holiday Tour

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Ho Ho Hoey

In 1995 the first Gary Ho Ho Hoey album was released. Hoey’s idea to put a rock edge on Christmas classics was inspired by his mother’s love for Christmas and growing up in Lowell MA with his 4 sisters. “With the last name, Hoey, I decided one day to record an album called Ho Ho Hoey and re-do some of my favorite Christmas classics with a rock guitar.” It was an instant hit at radio and sold over 350,000 copies and has been a staple at most rock stations around the country ever since. “I love doing the Ho Ho Hoey Rockin Holiday Tour every year because I get to give back and help folks with various charities and toy drives. It allows me to help communities and have some fun at the same time. And it’s Hoey’s loyal fan base and his connection with them that keeps him going. “I come out after every show to meet the fans,” says Hoey. “I enjoy the feedback and interaction.”

Points North

Points North creates melodic guitar-driven instrumental music, combining musicianship and a modern aesthetic with classic tones, song structures, and pop sensibility.

Some of the diverse and noted artists Points North has played with across Northern and Southern California include:

  • Eric Johnson
  • Blues Traveler
  • KingsX
  • Al Di Meola
  • Allan Holdsworth
  • Steve Morse
  • and more


  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”

Taz Taylor

Taz Taylor was exposed at a very early age to the golden era of Rock Guitar playing. Michael Schenker in UFO and then in his own band MSG, Gary Moore in his late-70s/early-80s heyday, Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee and of course the early Van Halen albums, all left an indelible mark on the musical psyche of Taz.

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