Larkin Poe | Summertime Sunset

Larkin Poe blazed through “Summertime Sunset”, the opening number of their set at the 25th Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza, Aug. 8. The four-day festival included Dirty Cello, Ghalia Volt, Zach Person, Lawerence Juber, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Robert Cray and many more.

The Sovereign Artist | Energy

This was the band’s first show after its lead guitarist Joey Cauthen left to pursue a college degree so all the pressure was on Chico to pick up the slack. Since then, SA has added another ax man and filled out its horn section. SA’s plays an all-original set that fuses funk, hip-hop, rap, rock and reggae.

Hurt and the Heartbeat | Whisky A Go Go

Shortly before the show, H&H founder and front man James Lewis (south OC’s favorite jammin’ UPS driver) added Michael Lara (MJ and the Space Jams) on guitar and veteran utility man Sky Lee Vague who has since taken over drum duties. The band recently rolled out its second album of new and previously unreleased material.