A strong work ethic has never been a problem for G-Eazy, so maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that, in less than 18 months, he has followed up his breakthrough 2014 album, “These Things Happen,” with the recently released “When It’s Dark Out.”
Jon Pardi’s musical journey started humbly in the watering holes around Solano County and the greater Sacramento area, where three-hour gigs of cover tunes were the norm. But now, the Dixon native has the top country record in the nation.
We the Kings' tour bus is parked in a Scranton, Pa., lot, positioned next to a line of Warped Tour fans that stretches out of sight. Travis Clark, frontman for the 11-year-old Bradenton, Fla., heavy-guitar pop band, is in the front compartment, behind tinted windows, watching the customers. "People keep using our mirror by the windshield," he says from his cellphone. "They come really close and are checking their makeup, and dudes come by and are checking them out. They have no idea we're all staring at them."