Thursday, September 15, 2016

Points North Live This Autumn


September 28, 2016
Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, California
7 PM

OPENING FOR MR. BIGThis show almost needs no introduction.  One more off the bucket list for us...Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan truly paved the way for the kind of guitar/bass interplay that underpins so much of what we in Points North do.  Hometown hero Eric Martin still has some of the sweetest pipes in rock and roll.  Join us as we try not to giggle like schoolgirls while supporting some of our childhood heroes, at the amazing Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.

Advance tickets recommended and available directly from the Regency using the following link:

A little video teaser :Let's get all our fans out to this one!


October 6, 2016

333 11th Street
San Francisco, California 94103
7 PM


In our "Fred Barchetta" incarnation, we're partnering with Bay Area YES tribute Shine Delerious to bring you "RUSH vs. YES - an evening of epic music from two of the world’s most recognized names in progressive rock".

Our second "Rush vs. Yes" date - this time, in San Francisco, at one of our favorite spots, Slim's!

Discount advance tickets recommended and available at


October 14, 2016
Brick by Brick

San Diego, California
7 PM


A SoCal Fred Barchetta headline show at Brick by Brick, as part of a "Rock 4 Autism" benefit - with us, Lords of Sabbath (Black Sabbath Tribute), Up the Irons (Iron Maiden tribute), and Get Groovin'.

Proceeds from this show will go to benefit special needs childen.  For more details check out Carly's Cause.

Discount advance tickets available at our store!


October 15, 2016
Tiki Bar
1700 Placentia Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
7 PM

A rare Orange County headline show!  We'll be joined by our SoCal brethren Pet Shark, Taz Taylor, and RDG for a guitar show extraordinaire.  For those who have seen our support slots at the Coach House over the years, come see us play a full set where we get to play ALL the notes!Discount advance tickets available at our store!

Points North

“Points North” is the self-titled, second album by this primarily instrumental rock band. Spearheaded by guitarist Eric Barnett (a finalist in Guitar Player magazine's Guitar Superstar competition), bassist Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake) and drummer Kevin Aiello, Points North stands on the shoulders of iconic artists Rush, Cream, The Police and Dixie Dregs - but expands upon these influences and clearly cuts its own artistic path. 

Points North

Listen Spotify: "Points North" on Spotify

Listen on Pandora: Points North on Pandora

Friday, September 2, 2016

Dave Martone Live in September and around Vancouver BC

Sept 2 - Bif Naked - Eagle River Casino
Sept 3 - Bif Naked in Whitecourt
Sept 5 - Fairmont Pacific Rim 
Sept 5 - Pan Pacific Cascades Lounge 
Sept 9 - Fairmont Pacific Rim
Sept 9 - Wedgwood Hotel Bacchus Lounge
Sept 10 - Bif Naked Recovery Day Festival New Westminster
Sept 13 - Nicklaus North Golf Course
Sept 16 - Fairmont Pacific Rim
Sept 16 - Green Leaf Brewery
Sept 19 - Fairmont Pacific Rim
Sept 19 - Pan Pacific Hotel
Sept 23 - Fairmont Pacific Rim
Sept 23 - Wedgwood Hotel Bacchus Lounge
Sept 24 - Westin Bayshore Seawall Bar and Grill
Sept 24 - Hard Rock Cafe Unlisted Lounge
Sept 26 - Fairmont Pacific Rim
Sept 26 - Pan Pacific Hotel
Sept 28 - Terminal City Club
Sept 30 - Fairmont Pacific Rim
Sept 30 - Wedgwood Hotel Bacchus Lounge

Oct 1 - Hard Rock Unlisted Lounge
Oct 29 - Hard Rock Unlisted Lounge

More details and updates on Dave Martone:

... "Nacimineto": on Magnatude Records

... "Dream On" video: on YouTube

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Dave Martone August Live Dates

...Vancouver BC

Aug 26 Bif Naked Legends Valley Music Festival
Aug 27 Deep Cove Brewers
Aug 29 Fairmont Pacific Rim
Aug 29 Pan Pacific Cascades Lounge
Aug 31 Terminal City Club

More details and updates on Dave Martone:

... "Nacimineto": on Magnatude Records

... "Dream On" video: on YouTube

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tempest - Summer 2016 - some new dates

“The Tracks We Leave” 
"The band opened the first set with “September Jig,” an instrumental track from the new album, followed by a return to their first album, 1991’s Bootleg, with “Heather On the Moor.” While the band maintains much of the traditional style associated with Irish and Scottish folk music, they bring prog and hard rock sensibilities to it that serve to enliven and modernize their sound, carrying on a tradition in folk rock started by bands like Steeleye Span and Lindisfarne in the 60s and 70s. Likely most surprising to those seeing Tempest for the first time is Sorbye’s double-necked electric mandolin. The mandolin might not be an instrument that’s generally associated with rocking out, but watching Sorbye and hearing the sounds coming from it (as intense as any electric guitar) will change anyone’s mind quickly. For a trio of songs from the new album – “Fog on the Bay” (a new version of a song which Sorbye wrote with his previous band, Golden Bough), “Ganesh,” and a new arrangement of classic Tempest track “Surfing to Mecca” (originally the title track from the band’s third album from 1994) – Sorbye switched to Ian Anderson-influenced flute. They closed the set out with traditional Scottish song “Eppy Moray” and “Wizard’s Walk” from 2007’s The Double Cross."
Thanks to Matt Condon at ChunkyGlasses for this great review!
Read the rest of the review: Here

Watch Tempest "Rattlin' Roarin' Willie": YouTube

...::: TEMPEST | 2016 Tour Dates :::...

Fri. Sep. 9, Gold Run, CA
30870 Magra Rd. 8pm (503) 389-8221
Sat. Sep. 17 Fresno, CA FRESNO HIGHLAND GAMES Kearney Park, 7160 West Kearney Blvd. Show Times (559) 592-3992 Sat. Sep. 24 Dixon, CA DIXON SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First St. (Hwy 113) 12 noon (707) 678-8814 Sat. Oct. 1 Felton, CA BIG TREES SCOTTISH GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES Roaring Camp, 5401 Graham Hill Rd., 1pm (831) 359-2979

Sat. Oct. 8 Fresno, CA 
620 F St. 8pm (559) 264-6323
Casa de Fruta, 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy. 6pm (408) 847-FAIR

Fri. Oct. 21 Berkeley, CA
3101 Shattuck Ave. 9pm (510) 841-2082

Sat. Oct. 29 Laytonville, CA 
Special Halloween Show!
45020 N. Highway 101, 9:30pm (707) 984-6534

Sat. Nov. 5 Eugene, OR
Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Event Center, 796 W 13th Ave, 7pm (541) 252-0237

And lots more dates to be added!!!

Be sure to check our home page for updates and information!