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  • Neurosis and Converge slay a sold out crowd in SF

    Neurosis and Converge slay a sold out crowd in SF

    Wednesday, July 11, In what was a must catch tour for any self-respecting metal-head, Bay Area-based Sludge masters Neurosis played with Hardcore icons from Salem, Mass. Converge. The East coast meets West coast, Stoner vs Mathcore pairing created an easily sold out show at the Great American Music...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Rebelution provide Coney Island with a reggae-fueled beach party

    As New Yorkers began to celebrate the start of the weekend with a picturesque summer evening at Brooklyn’s Coney Island on Thursday, the southern California reggae group known as Rebelution was in town to help provide the beachside neighborhood of New York City with an abundance of fitting island...
  • Chris Griffy

    5 reasons to see Sawyer Fredericks live

    Sawyer Fredericks is best known for winning Season 8 of The Voice in 2015 at age 16, but it's what he's done since that time that is most interesting. After signing to a label and releasing one album, Fredericks surprised everyone by leaving his label for his follow up, 2018's Hide Your Ghost...
  • 5 reasons to see John Fogerty with ZZ Top

    5 reasons to see John Fogerty with ZZ Top

    Youngstown, Ohio was treated to a hefty helping of swamp rock and Tex-Mex boogie-woogie Tuesday (June 19) when Rock and Roll Hall of Famers John Fogerty (Class of 1993) and ZZ Top (2004) brought their Blues and Bayous tour to Covelli Centre. Musically speaking, the evening was half backyard BBQ and...
  • 5 reasons to see Jukebox the Ghost live

    5 reasons to see Jukebox the Ghost live

    After years as a band and a few albums under their belt, piano-rock trio Jukebox the Ghost has proven over and over again that they can also deliver a stellar live show. Here are five reasons you won't want to miss them when they hit your town. 5. The opening act For some, the opening act at a...
  • Tom Shackleford

    Photos: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong keep it loose on opening night of Brooklyn Bowl residency

    Pigeons Playing Ping Pong kicked off their three-night residency at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday with two sets loaded full of dance-friendly jams that had the entire venue partying hard until the early hours of Friday morning. The wildly fun psychedelic funk/rock quartet from Baltimore...
  • 5 reasons to see Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Friends

    5 reasons to see Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Friends

    Some fans of Andrew McMahon have grown up and come of age with his music. From rock band Something Corporate in the late '90s and early 2000s to the piano-heavy Jack's Mannequin to his current solo incarnation, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, McMahon has been making music for years, with plenty of...
  • Photography by Kim Allegrezza

    In photos: Ministry, masters of metal and mayhem

    Monday night Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland was ablaze with the sights, sound and spectacle that only Ministry can deliver. Led by the one and only Al Jourgensen, with Sin Quirin, John Bechdel, Tony Campos, Derrick Abrams and Cesar Soto by his side, this Ministry tour is one metal fans will...
  • 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...
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