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The Winery Dogs End 2015 on a ‘Hot Streak’

The terms “Supergroup” and “power trio” are extremely applicable to the band The Winery Dogs. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Adrenaline Mob, Metal Allegiance), Billy Sheehan (Talas, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Richie Kotzen (Mr. Big, Poison) build

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The Art of Buying Talent

As beautiful as The RockBar Theater in San Jose is, without someone to bring the right talent to the stage, Bay Area music lovers may not ever see the inside.  So owner Susan Cramer brought in longtime talent buyer Jimmy

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2015 The Vans Warped Tour

Pop-punk’s traveling rock-n-roll circus brings organized chaos to the masses

Kevin Lyman, of the event production company 4Fini Inc., created the Warped Tour in 1995 as a skate punk and third-wave ska tour. It has evolved to feature pop punk,

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Aquiles Priester

Out on the road with the PsychoOctopus

I was introduced to Priester’s playing a little over a year ago. As a drummer, I am amazed by his speed, level of skill and technique and have been a huge fan ever

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David Victor

San Francisco Bay Area native David Victor, didn’t start playing guitar until he was 16, but by age 18 he was performing with both original rock bands and rock cover bands throughout Northern California. He graduated with a degree

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