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by Ed Esposito - Photojournalist – September 6, 20132 at Bergen Performance Center in Englewood, NJ – Kix, the “old road warriors” made a successful return engagement at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ. While other bands of their genre are out playing and to be [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – September 15, 20132 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV. – The Carnival Of Madness Tour rolled into Las Vegas at The Joint with a vengeance. As I pulled into the garage parking lot the drummer from Shinedown greeted patrons. The concert bill featured some of [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – September 14, 20132 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. – Sebastian Bach made a rare intimate appearance at Vamp’d with the Sin City Sinners on Sept. 14. Fans arrived early for this special packed house event. One of the hardest working bands in Vegas, The [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – August 31, 20132 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV. – What better way to bid adieu to summer than with a free Puddle Of Mudd Concert on Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas? Fremont Street Experience wrapped up its very successful Rock Of Vegas [...]
by Cynthia Jo - Columnist – AUGUST 26, 2013 at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA. – Avenged Sevenfold is back with what might be the crowning to their career. Their fifth full-length studio album Hail to the King was released on Tuesday Aug. 27 and is set to be their second No. 1 [...]
by Jonna Ambur - Senior Photojournalist – AUGUST 17, 2013 at WOLF DEN in UNCASVILLE, CT. – Puddle of Mudd is not a band without their fair share of turmoil. However, when Wes Scantlin took the stage there was nothing but support and cheers from a packed house. The line for the Wolf Den [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – August 9, 2013 at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass. – I made my annual trip back home to Boston to visit family and friends last Friday. Also, to cover the concert featuring Vince Neil, Dokken, LA Guns, and Steelheart in Brockton, Mass. at Campanelli [...]
by Jonna Ambur - Photojournalist – FEBRUARY 17, 2012, MOHEGAN SUN ARENA, UNCASVILLE, CT – Aranda The Oklahoma City-based brothers Dameon (guitar/vocals) and Gabe Aranda (vocals/keyboard), along with Mike Walker and B. Webb comprise Aranda. The band formed in June 2001, and its first [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – August 26, 2012 at the Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards After Party at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV One of the hardest working bands in Las Vegas, The Sin City Sinners performed at the Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards After Party at Vinyl on August 26th. The night was filled [...]
by Deb Rao - Columnist – August 4, 2012 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV Fans were treated to “nothing but a good time,” as VH1 reality star Bret Michaels took the stage for a free concert at Fremont Street Experience on August 4th. Breaking all attendance records at [...]
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 Sara Mccarthy Staff Writer – February 29, 2012 at Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY Wednesday night the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY was filled to capacity with fans that grew up with Jane’s Addiction through the ‘90s. Looking forward to a night of good music and reminiscing [...]
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 [...]
June 16, 2009 The Riot Room, Kansas City, Mo. by John Kindred Staff Writer Orange Sky opened the evening with a blistering set of music that comprises a multitude of musical elements from hard rock, soft rock, punk and reggae which is ground into a metallic presentation. The band is led by lead [...]
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