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by Robert Thompson Guest Writer – April 26, 2012 at at The Intrepid Fox in London, U.K. It was another rainy day in London and yet again I was soaked through by the torrential downfall which has been April and with no work tonight I was finally free again on a Thursday evening wondering what [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – April 5, 2012 at Purple Turtle in London, U.K. Keeping in step with the perpetually changing underground rock scene, the famous Purple Turtle bar in London’s Camden Town is now hosting a radically different breed of rock star candidates compared to 5 or even [...]
by Jimmy Millard Guest Writer – March 29, 2012 at THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO, UK It was Thursday night and I and a few mates decided to head down town for the Hornet show with support from The Burning Crows and Black State Highway at The Intrepid Fox. After reading a live review from last months [...]
by Cynthia Jo Staff Writer – March 2-4, 2012 OC Fairgrounds Costa Mesa, CA The 5th Annual Musink festival rolled around last weekend March 2nd through the 4th to celebrate anything music and ink. Compared to previous years it seemed less populated, yet, fans were there to enjoy the tattoos [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – March 9, 2012 at Vampd in Las Vegas, NV Jack Russell made a special appearance with his new version of Great White in Las Vegas at Vampd on March 9. They say you have to live the blues in order to sing them and in the past Jack Russell has surely paid his dues. But [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – February 17, 2012 at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, NV Back by popular demand, Styx returned to Vegas for a sold out performance at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, NV. This was my first time at the venue and the acoustics were perfect for this outstanding [...]
by Erik Tweedy Staff Writer – Monsters of Rock Cruise Recap: Cinderella, Tesla, Night Ranger and UFO Headline Festival Party at Sea – February 25 – 28, 2012 The first annual Monsters of Rock cruise kicked off with a huge pre-party on land in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, February 24th with [...]
by Elsie Roymans Staff Writer – February 29, 2012 at Rockhal in Luxembourg, Belguim When it comes to progressive metal bands, they don’t come much bigger than Dream Theater. The band’s 25-year career has garnered more than 10 million worldwide album sales. Tonight, they were at [...]
by David Cox Guest Writer – February 23, 2012 at THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO, UK Until the other night I hadn’t previously been to a SED Records UK gig at The Intrepid Fox, however I recently heard great things about their monthly live nights and thought it was about time that I attended. This [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 22, 2012 at The Underworld in London, UK Currently in Europe road-testing his new self-titled album, the guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine is proving yet again that his solo records remain his most exciting work. After keeping busy touring as a member of [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – February 15, 2012 at The Joint, London in Las Vegas, NV On Feb. 3, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman declared it Motley Crue day. One of the most notorious bands in metal, they raised the bar high as metal’s finest and just wrapped up a three-week residency at [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 16, 2012 at The Islington O2 Academy, London, U.K. There comes a time in every rock musician’s life to stand up and deliver on their own. And the way you respond to this challenge is telling in more ways than one. Your chops, your songwriting, and [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 13, 2012 at The Underworld, London, U.K. Think of the late 19th century French libertines, but this time clad in leather and animal print, and using music as their weapon of choice instead of literature. That doesn’t mean, however, that our heroes [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 11, 2012 at Brixton Academy, London, U.K. There couldn’t have been a greater difference between the finely wrought, multi-layered sound of Mastodon’s latest album and the way they sounded on the London date of their current tour. While most [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – January 23, 2012 at House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV The second leg of the Anthrax/Testament Tour kicked off on Sunday, Jan. 23 in Las Vegas at the House of Blues. What better way to end a long day of NFL football playoffs then with a little headbanging from what [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer January 14, 2012 at Brixton Academy in London, United Kingdom This was Chickenfoot’s second ever show in London, the band having played here previously in June 2009. During between-the-songs banter Sammy Hagar shared that the band loves coming to the UK, while for [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – January 13, 2012 at Vampd in Las Vegas, NV Every once in a blue moon a band comes along and makes you take notice. Newly formed California based band Hotel Diablo is comprised of veteran musicians Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), Rick Stitch (Ladyjack ex- Adlers Appetite) [...]
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