music

Christmas Legends On Stage at the Reedley Opera House

by Terrance McArthur


Looking for that warm, cozy, Christmas-y feeling on a cold, dark night? Head for the historic Redley Opera House and the River City Theatre Company’s Christmas Legends, playing through December 18.
This show is different than earlier Legends shows in Reedley, where performers paid tribute to musical artists by emulating the styles and singing classic hits. This time, you are invited to a slightly rowdy Christmas party where fun is had by almost all, and holiday tunes run rampant . . . with a storyline.

Pipe On the Hob Bringing Celtic Holiday Music to Woodward Library

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This Valley is filled with talented artists of various kinds--painters, musicians, actors, writers, etc. Here at KRL we enjoy putting the spotlight on them and this week we chatted with Karana Hattersley-Drayton who is the lead singer/keyboard/bodhran and business manager for local band Pipe On the Hob from Fresno, who happen to be performing a Christmas concert at Woodward Library next weekend.

Daughtry Rocks the Tachi Palace

by Steven Sanchez



Chris Daughtry, with the name of the band being Daughtry, who is remembered as being a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol, came to the Tachi Palace Casino & Resort in Lemoore on Saturday, November 19, and completely rocked the joint. The American Idol alum may not have taken the award, but since then he’s released six studio albums and an EP, several chart-topping singles, and platinum record sales, proving that he forged a path all on his own.

Scorpions Rock Fresno

by Steven Sanchez



The rock band, Scorpions, rocked the Fresno audience like a hurricane on Friday, October 7, at Save Mart Center. Kings River Life had the privilege of witnessing it. The German rockers have been at it since the early '70s but achieved their greatest success in the '80s, but on this night, they proved that they’re still going strong.

Lamb of God & Killswitch Engage Bring the Metal to Fresno

by Steven Sanchez



This past year, ever since events have been taking place since the pandemic lockdown lifted, there hasn’t been too many options for the metalhead crowd in the Central Valley for live entertainment. Then lo and behold, on Tuesday, October 4, at Selland Arena, the prayers of local headbangers was answered when Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, along with Motionless in White and Fit For An Autopsy came to town and tore the stage up. This breed of metal is known for its dark themes and ear pulsing beats, so it was fitting that this show took place in the beginning of October to kickstart the Halloween season.

Rogue Festival Reviews: Return of the Son of One Hit Wonders

by Terrance McArthur


One Hit Wonders—Bands that had one song that you heard every time you turned on the radio…and then you never heard from them again. The Excursions assembled almost forty of them for their Return of the Son of One Hit Wonders Rogue show. They can’t play all of them in an hour, but they pick and choose a collection of about twenty of them for each show, and each performance has a different mix.

Rogue Festival Reviews: Jaguar Is a Liar/Thinking Out Loud/Blood Harmony/The Real Black Swann

by Mallory Moad
& Terrance McArthur


Here are 4 more Rogue Festival show reviews-Jaguar Is a Liar/Thinking Out Loud/Blood Harmony/The Real Black Swann--with more to follow today and tomorrow! Be sure to head out to weekend two of this year's Festival starting today! You will be able to find all of our Rogue Festival Reviews in our Rogue Festival Section here on KRL!

8 Iconic Pieces Of Classical Music Everyone Should Know About

by Staff



Did you have a really tiring day at work and want to unwind all the stress? Or are you cramming for an upcoming exam and wish to take a break? So instead of putting up your old go-to indie play list, why not try some classical music? You may think that it must be boring or stuffy. Classical music sure does give such vibes as it was created by old-school guys who used to wear funky wigs and fancy clothes.

Down in the Valley: Pop-Punk Nostalgia with Mindless Society

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


Nostalgia is the musical mood of the moment here in the Central Valley, as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on into its second, devastating year. And bringing back that iconic pop-punk sound is Fresno band Mindless Society, including lead vocalist/guitarist Vic Cappelletty, bassist/vocalist Josh “Shua” Lara, and drummer Nico “Wizzle” Jacinto.

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