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  • Katarzyna Cepek

    In Photos: Red Sun Rising, Them Evils energized Boise

    On April 29, Ohio’s Red Sun Rising will grace the stage at the 2018 Monster Energy Fort Rock Festival in Sunrise, Fla. The show will be just one stop of the group’s current cross-country tour. The quintet recently released its sophomore record, Thread, which has already spawned the massive radio...
  • Pete Roche

    5 reasons to see Stacked Like Pancakes in concert

    Kellen McKay wants to make it clear that Stacked Like Pancakes isn’t just a ska band anymore. “We’re brass rock,” McKay told fans—stackers, if you will—at The Winchester Tavern in Lakewood, Ohio last night (April 18). “But that doesn’t mean we can’t play a ska song!” he added. So McKay’s Baltimore...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Khraungbin bring lofi psychedelia Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg

    The smooth soulful rock trio from Texas known as Khraungbin closed out their sold-out, two-night run at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday night. While the fans who packed the venue in north Brooklyn were more than ready to dance the night away following what was certainly...
  • Pete Roche

    The Darkness dynamic at Cleveland Agora

    The 33rd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at Public Hall in Cleveland on Saturday night. Among the honorees this year was Bon Jovi, The Cars, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone, and Dire Straits. As all the trophies were being passed out and long-winded speeches made, a very...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Welles and Wild Moon pump up the volume at New York’s Mercury Lounge

    Two fantastic upcoming bands took the Mercury Lounge stage on Monday night. Billed as the early show, fans were slow to fill up the more intimate New York City venue by the time the garage rock trio from New Jersey known as Wild Moon began their 40 minute set. Not a lot is known about the young band...
  • Pete Roche

    5 reasons to see Heart's Ann Wilson in concert

    Ann and Nancy Wilson have been making music together on and off for 45 years, notching their greatest successes in the late ‘70s (“Magic Man,” “Little Queen”) and early ‘80s (“These Dreams,” “Never”). The ladies rode out another wave of success in 2013 after their Kennedy Center Honors cover of Led...
  • Pete Roche

    5 reasons to see Robin Trower in concert

    Guitar fans know Hendrix, Clapton, Page and Beck…but unless you’re over 40 you’re probably less familiar with Robin Trower. That’s too bad, because the British guitarist is a living legend whose chops rank right up there with those of Jimi, Eric, Jimmy, and Jeff—the six-string demigods of the 1960s...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Black Lips and Black Angels unleash chaos at Brooklyn Steel

    Thursday night’s billing at Brooklyn Steel was pretty self explanatory. The Black Lips and The Black Angels were in town to wreak havoc with anyone willing enough to step into their world of heavily-distorted fun that could be categorized as either nouveau punk or the latest version of psychedelia...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Caroline Rose lives up to the hype with sold-out show at Rough Trade NYC

    Much has been said about guitarist, singer and semi-recorder flutist Caroline Rose and her recently released sophomore album, Loner. So much so that all the hype shared by nearly every well-known music blog has almost raised some hesitant speculation from those who may have missed her the first time...
  • Pete Roche

    5 reasons to flock to a Fozzy concert this year

    Fozzy isn’t Chris Jericho’s vanity project. Sure, the Atlanta band’s moniker may be a playful pun on Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne. And yes, the group launched its career playing lots of covers, back when Jericho performed under the alias Mongoose McQueen. But given that most bands do start...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Wolf! Feat. Scott Metzger bring guitar-friendly jams to Rough Trade NYC

    The role of the guitarist has certainly changed over the years, and has become blatantly evident within the synth and electronic-heavy instrumentation that makes up the majority of today’s musical acts. While the electric guitar may not leave as strong of an impression in the ears and interests of...
  • South Korean artist Zion.T kicks off tour with New York performance

    South Korean artist Zion.T kicks off tour with New York performance

    The night was blustery and cold in New York but that did not deter people from crowding outside of the Playstation Theater in anticipation for South Korean hip-hop and R&B artist Zion. T. The popular singer, composer and producer kicked off his North American tour with a packed house of excited...
  • Pete Roche

    5 reasons to see Judas Priest on their 'Firepower' tour

    1. They bang out several new songs from the just-released Firepower. Judas Priest’s eighteenth studio album dropped just last week, so they’ve updated their 2018 set list to accommodate four or five incendiary new tracks. In fact, they kicked off their concert last night (March 15) in Youngstown...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Nathaniel Rateliff starts new album campaign with lively performance at Apollo Theater

    Nathaniel Rateliff’s latest album alongside his Night Sweats comrades arrived onto streaming platforms early Friday morning. In the hours leading up to the midnight release of Tearing at the Seams, Rateliff and his wildly entertaining band were at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, where they delivered...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    KillThrax ll tour brings masters of metal mayhem to Rams Head Live in Baltimore

    Metalcore masterminds Killswitch Engage and legendary thrash metal masters Anthrax have just finished wrapping-up KillThrax II, their hugely successful 29-city tour of North America. They co-headlined the tour which kicked off January 25 in Montreal, Canada and zig-zagged across North America...
  • Pete Roche

    Joe Satriani's G3 brings extraordinary guitarists to Ohio

    Ohio was in air guitar heaven last night when Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Phil Collen brought their G3: 2018 Tour to the Hard Rock in Northfield. Renowned for his melodic sensibility and mind-boggling guitar technique, ringleader Satriani rose to fame in the “hair metal” ‘80s on the strength of...
  • Carly Rae Jepsen Carnival LIVE banner

    Carly Rae Jepsen plays free concert aboard Carnival Cruise Line ship 'Splendor'

    When passengers boarded the Carnival Cruise Line ship Splendor in Long Beach, Calif. on Feb. 17, they had a lot to look forward to. The seven-day cruise was headed for the Mexican Riviera and the ports of Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, and besides all the south of the border adventure that...
  • KPOPME Entertainment

    K-pop group ASTRO finish up their US tour in New York

    Adorable rookie group ASTRO embarked on their first US fan meeting tour earlier this month. The group made their way from coast to coast before finally ending in New York City at the Town Hall Theater. Fans gathered quickly and took their seats as they eagerly waited for the show begin. The lights...
  • Adam Ant stands and delivers the hits at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix

    Adam Ant stands and delivers the hits at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix

    Adam Ant’s “Anthems: The Singles Tour 2018” stopped at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix Jan. 28, where the New Wave darling played a generous selection of hits and favorites like “Stand and Deliver,” a cut that hit #1 on the charts in 1981 in Adam’s native United Kingdom. As they were throughout the...
  • Art Garfunkel shares sparkling songs, stories in Canton, Ohio

    Art Garfunkel shares sparkling songs, stories in Canton, Ohio

    It didn’t seem like Simon & Garfunkel were looking forward to their senior years back when they recorded “Old Friends” for their Bookends album: “Can you imagine us years from today? How terribly strange to be seventy.” But Art Garfunkel—now five years a septuagenarian—was in fine form at the...
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