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Sports!

Do you know what today is? You do. It’s July 5. That means that here in the Bay Area, it’s Huey Lewis’s birthday.

Speaking of the heart of rock and roll, let’s talk about this week’s concerts. Here’s what we’ve got coming up this week in the Bay Area: symphonies, troopers, and remembrances.

So, we’ll preview this now. Previewing now. Let’s preview and go ahead and preview. Preview go!

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Rob Zombie and John 5 want YOU to come back to Aftershock 2015!

Rob Zombie and John 5 want YOU to come back to Aftershock 2015!

Across the Midwest and Southeast United States, from the last weekend of April through May 31, were seven Monster Energy Drink sponsored rock music festivals dubbed “The World’s Loudest Month”.  Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock, RockFest, River City Rockfest, and Rocklahoma collectively entertained hundreds of thousands of hard rock and heavy metal fans in Columbus, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, Kansas City, San Antonio, and Pryor (OK), respectively.  Music fans most certainly traveled long distances to attend these festivals, with their amazing 1-3 day lineups featuring the likes of Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Guns N Roses, Limp Bizkit, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Slayer, Deftones, Twisted Sister, Staind, and Godsmack, just to name a few.

A few years ago, Monster Energy Drink and their promoter partners decided that the West Coast needed a hard rock and heavy metal music festival.  Discovery Park in Sacramento became the place, and Aftershock was born!  While it may be difficult to plan a cross-country trip to attend one of “The World’s Loudest”, it is not as hard to leave one weekend open in mid-September and drive that incredibly long 90 minutes to Sacramento.

It actually IS still tough to plan, because the beginning of September through the end of October is an extremely busy time at the day job, but for the second year in a row, the weekend of Aftershock was work-free!  Of course, the time after Aftershock was not, and so there should be no mystery as to why this photo gallery review was posted one month after the show.

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