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  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Umphrey’s McGee close out night two of Beacon residency with heavy hits

    Umphrey’s McGee took the stage nearly right at their scheduled 9 p.m. start time for the second of their three-night residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Saturday. The dependability of the veteran prog-rock/jam band has been one of their strongest assets for the past 20 years, a was sublime...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    In Photos: On the road with Avatar and his majesty the King

    Sweden’s most exciting musical export Avatar is on the road in support of their seventh full length LP, Avatar Country, which was released on Jan. 12 via Entertainment One in North America and Century Media. The album features their latest single “Statue Of The King." AXS caught their spectacular...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    In photos: Night Ranger rocks Annapolis with rare acoustic performance

    For 35 years, Night Ranger has epitomized the arena rock sound and style with their powerful songs and dynamic stage performances. Wednesday night Rock fans at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Md. were treated to something a little different, two exceptional back to back acoustic gigs from these...
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    Writing's on the wall: Alter Bridge shows Aztec why it's one of top bands in rock

    When it comes to San Antonio, few artists can claim that each subsequent visit is better than the previous one. But Alter Bridge continues to demonstrate they are no ordinary group. Let this much be clear as Alter Bridge continues to put out stellar music -- it's time to stop thinking of the quartet...
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    All That Remains showcases its diversity supporting Alter Bridge at Aztec

    As a band that has evolved over its past several albums without abandoning the original emphasis on its metalcore style, All That Remains has found its touring opportunities expanding as a result. The latest trek sees the Massachusetts quintet supporting Alter Bridge, along with openers Sons Of...
  • Jay Nanda / AXS.com

    Sons Of Texas right at home opening for Alter Bridge, All That Remains at Aztec

    As the support act for Alter Bridge and All That Remains on Sunday at the Aztec Theatre, Sons Of Texas had every reason to feel at home inside the downtown San Antonio venue. But that wasn't any reason for the band to ease through its set as the first artist on the bill.    On the...
  • Hypercaffeinated Descendents go full circle at House of Blues Cleveland

    Hypercaffeinated Descendents go full circle at House of Blues Cleveland

    Forgotten about The Descendents’ impact on pop-punk? No worries.  It’s a forgivable, easily-rectified faux pas:  Even Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Kiedis goofed on the California quartet’s cult status, feigning ignorance on the 2006 Stadium Arcadium standout “Storm in a Teacup:”  “The...
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    Ministry closes book on U.S. tour with latest chapter of industrial metal onslaught

    The Jourgensen juggernaut made its way to the Aztec Theatre on Sunday night. Ministry's eccentric vocalist and industrial metal pioneer "Uncle" Al Jourgensen and his bandmates ended their U.S. tour approximately four months prior to the release of an album that's already finished but waiting for the...
  • Olivia Newton-John still a bombshell in Buckeye state

    Olivia Newton-John still a bombshell in Buckeye state

    Elementary kids in the early ‘80s sometimes referred to Olivia Newton-John as “Olivia Neutron Bomb.” Not very mature, but the intentions were more good than bad:  The English-Australian superstar singer wasn’t given the nickname because she looked cold. No, Olivia—who portrayed timid transfer...
  • Styx soars with new songs (and Tom Petty tribute) in Northfield

    Styx soars with new songs (and Tom Petty tribute) in Northfield

    Styx made some long-lasting friends in Ohio ten years ago, when the multi-platinum band teamed up with Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra at Blossom Music Center for a symphonic-rock spectacle.  The official DVD of that historic 2006 event, One With Everything, was lauded by fans—and the high...
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    Elton John brings 'Love' to Moline

    Taking a break from his Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace, Elton John filled the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill., last night for a show chock full of his greatest hits. The 70-year-old entertainer might not be fleet of foot, but his nimble fingers and near flawless vocals were a welcome treat...
  • Marianne Meyer

    Review: Niall Horan warms up a damp D.C. area night on 'Flicker Sessions' tour

    It was a rainy night as Niall Horan's 2017 tour, dubbed the "Flicker Sessions," after his chart-topping solo album, arrived in the D.C. suburbs at the Fillmore Silver Spring and, to no one's surprise, the crowd was overwhelmingly female. (Finding the few boys in the audience was like playing a game...
  • Fleetwood Mac's Buckingham, McVie make dynamic duet in Cleveland

    Fleetwood Mac's Buckingham, McVie make dynamic duet in Cleveland

    Friday’s team-up by Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie at the Hard Rock in Northfield was more or less a Fleetwood Mac affair—minus a couple key members—much in the same way the duo’s recent self-titled debut is a Mac record sans Stevie Nicks. Heck, even Mac namesakes Mick Fleetwood (drums) and...
  • Jay Nanda / AXS.com

    Tom Keifer's return to Alamo City stage a triumphant Cinderella story

    From the moment he hit The Rock Box stage with his six bandmates and emerged from a rally huddle, Tom Keifer was a picture of resilience and perseverance before he even attempted to hit one of his signature raspy, bluesy notes. And oh yeah, he did that with flying colors as well over an 80-minute...
  • Pete Roche

    Colin Hay keeps Cleveland in stitches...and song

    Colin Hay’s been busy these last few years (decades, in fact) remodeling himself from former Men at Work front man to solo acoustic troubadour.  The transformation’s been successful, but Hay himself would be first to admit he’s a constant work in progress. Hay’s always been a string-strumming...
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    Photos: The Used and Glassjaw at The Masonic in San Francisco

    Kicking off their headlining tour in San Francisco, The Used took The Masonic on a career spanning journey on Friday Oct. 27.  A more mature and introspective performance with the process of moving on from the pain of loss to the celebration of life as the recurring theme for the night. Opening the...
  • Photo by Sari Cohen

    Review: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and CNCO bring hope, fun and a whole lot of love to Los Angeles

    Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and CNCO are the perfect aphrodisiacs. Their Oct. 27 show at The Forum, in Los Angeles, brought on plenty of cheering and dancing in the aisles – even in between sets. With multiple sold-out shows, this is the second leg of the tour for Iglesias and Pitbull, which started...
  • Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy jam with Jeff Beck on DVD

    Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy jam with Jeff Beck on DVD

    Jeff Beck’s latest live set distinguishes itself from worthwhile predecessors Performing This Week…Live at Ronnie Scott’s, Live in Tokyo, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul by offering viewers (and listeners) a slew of guest appearances and a smattering of brand new songs. Recorded in Summer...
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    Primus presents tales of US tour kickoff from resurrected Sunken Garden Theater

    The trippy trio known as Primus may have seemed an odd choice to play Sunken Garden Theater's first rock concert in five years Friday night. But upon further review, that decision couldn't have been much more appropriate. Primus is a band you either get or you don't. When its singer dons a pig mask...
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    In Photos: Matisyahu returns to Wilmington with Broken Crowns Tour

    Reggae-beatboxing vocalist Matisyahu recently kicked off the Broken Crowns Tour. On Sunday, the Grammy-nominated artist played Wilmington, N.C.'s Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, with support from rising stars Common Kings. The tour comes on the heels of Matisyahu's explorative album Undercurrent...
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