Friday, November 26

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(Concert Review) SILVERSTEIN & FOUR YEAR STRONG Live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (3/7/2020)
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(Concert Review) SILVERSTEIN & FOUR YEAR STRONG Live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (3/7/2020)

Luckily, we got to see Silverstein and Four Year Strong as Silverstein celebrated 20 years as a band with three sets with Four Year Strong providing support along with I, The Mighty!  It was a packed house as Silverstein has the reputation of absolutely delivering each and every night live!  Silverstein has also released "A Beautiful Place To Drown" while Four Year Strong is celebrating the recent release of "Brain Pain" via Pure Noise Records.  I, The Mighty was the first band on the bill. San Francisco's I, The Mighty were the perfect crowd to warm up the crowd for Silverstein and Four Year Strong.  Their vocals are soulful and versatile, and the guitars seemed to have provided perfect harmonics in order to create a fantastic alternative rock sound.  The songs "Pet Names", "Failures" an...
(Concert Review)  REFUSED Live at Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2/29/2020)
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(Concert Review) REFUSED Live at Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2/29/2020)

It was an extremely emotional night, a night where people come together to unite to let the powers that be that there's a lot more of us than of them.  A night where music had messages of rights for refugees, antiwar sentiments, pro feminism, and environmental and social justice.  Legendary punk rockers Refused with special guests Youth Code and Racetraitor took the stage in an extremely packed house at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Leap Year.  Interview with Denis of Refused is coming soon!  Racetraitor was the first band to take the stage. Racetraitor opened up the night.  Out of Chicago, the band displays a level of intensity that I haven't seen in quite sometime.  Lyrics that cut through you like a knife coupled with passionate screams, a rhythm section t...
(Concert Review) THE CALLING live at The Factory in Manchester, United Kingdom (2/10/2020)
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(Concert Review) THE CALLING live at The Factory in Manchester, United Kingdom (2/10/2020)

While the band name may ring a musical bell deep within my subconscious until I actually Youtubed the band's name and came across their classic track  “Wherever you will go” I was pretty much struggling to identify any songs in my head. After a traumatic few years which saw The Calling frontman Alex Band take a complete break from any music they are back,revitalised and indeed very re-energised. A quite extensive European tour saw them hit I think the only live music venue in Manchester that I have never previously set foot in.Factory or in its abbreviated form Fac 51 is a pure spit and sawdust venue which despite tonight's bill featuring a total of four bands and a very early doors time of 6pm- still managed to attract a very healthy turnout of Manchester punters on a very cold and wet Mo...
(Concert Review) ALTER BRIDGE with CLINT LOWERY live at The Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Illinois (2/14/2020)
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(Concert Review) ALTER BRIDGE with CLINT LOWERY live at The Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Illinois (2/14/2020)

It was a chilly Valentine's Day evening in Belvidere, Illinois as Alter Bridge's Walk the Sky 2020 tour came through. Both couples and groups of singles made it their destination for the holiday evening, as the balcony was completely sold out, and with very little room to spare in the standing room only general admission section.   Rock group Deepfall opened up the evening's festivities. They had passed through the Apollo Theatre AC just months before, as the opening act on Hellyeah's latest tour. They played a similar group of songs, with their cover of Journey's "Separate Ways" being the crowd attention grabber of the set.   Up next was Clint Lowery, who, known primarily as the guitarist of metal band Sevendust, has been involved with numerous other side projects where ...
(Concert Review)  SONS OF APOLLO Live at Gramercy Theater in New York, New York (2/6/2020)
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(Concert Review) SONS OF APOLLO Live at Gramercy Theater in New York, New York (2/6/2020)

They say talent begets talent. When you start with a core of extremely talented musicians they tend to work with likeminded and like-talented artists.This is especially true when it comes to the members of Sons Of Apollo. After recently releasing their sophomore album MMXX a few short weeks ago, the band went out for a short tour. I was lucky enough to catch the Sons of Apollo show at the lovely Gramercy Theater in NYC. Show openers Mass Extinction Event were a showcase of guitar sweeps and arpeggios not seen this side of Yngwie Malmsteen. More interestingly both guitarists play lefthanded.   Kicking off support was Tony MacAlpine. I have to say this was a particular highlight for me having never seeing him live before. And like SOA, Tony surrounds himself with some GREAT musici...
(Concert Review) KORN & BREAKING BENJAMIN Live at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois (2/6/2020)
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(Concert Review) KORN & BREAKING BENJAMIN Live at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois (2/6/2020)

It was a near sellout at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL for Korn and Breaking Benjamin's 2020 Winter Tour. Rock group Bones UK opened the show for the already mostly full arena. They mentioned it was their biggest tour yet, in terms of venue size. I felt that their vibe would be better suited for a smaller venue, but it's nice that they were able to showcase themselves for so many new faces on this large tour. They put on a short set, which included a cover of David Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans."   Breaking Benjamin hit the stage next, opening their set with their hit "The Diary of Jane." I'd wager to say that Breaking Benjamin may be one of the easiest bands to sing along with, as nearly all of their songs have a catchy chorus. The entire arena seemed to agree w...
(Concert Review)  CLUTCH Live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (12/30/2019)
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(Concert Review) CLUTCH Live at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey (12/30/2019)

There are few certainties left in this world.. however the band Clutch just happens to be part of two of them. 1) They put on a great show for their audiences and 2) They usually play aspectacular end of the year show in NJ at the Starland Ballroom. Clutchmas this year was actually a 3 night event happening in three different states: NC, NJ and then finishing up in Philadelphia on New Year's Eve.Lucky for me that I was able to be there for this year's CLUTCHMAS concert in NJ. The night began for me with Damon Johnson, who by name I was not familiar with. However he was the singer and guitarist for the band 90's southern rock inspired Brother Cane who had some popularity with the tune "And Fools Shine On" which was amongst his short set. He also made mention of the fact that he was hon...
(Concert Review)  HELLYEAH Live at The Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Illinois (11/26/2019)
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(Concert Review) HELLYEAH Live at The Apollo Theatre in Belvidere, Illinois (11/26/2019)

Thirty minutes after doors open, there is still a long line of fans waiting to get in. The freezing rain isn't turning anyone away from getting in as soon as possible to get up front for the show. I'm told security is increased for the night, and they're ready for a rowdy crowd.   Hard rockers Deepfall open the show for the already drunk crowd. They get a bigger reception to their cover of Journey's "Separate Ways," but the crowd isn't familiar with their original songs. While also being hard rock, they certainly aren't as wild as the other bands on the tour.    Next up is Nonpoint, a favorite of many, as they often play in the area. It's no surprise when the crowd begins their moshing, and things really pick up for the night. Despite being around quite a bit, I haven't s...
(Concert Review) “20th Anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip Tour” featuring STATIC-X Live at Sony Hall in New York, New York (11/24/2019)
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(Concert Review) “20th Anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip Tour” featuring STATIC-X Live at Sony Hall in New York, New York (11/24/2019)

It was an absolutely crazy night of metal and remembrance of one Wayne Static as Static-X with special guests Wednesday 13, Dope and Raven Black took the stage at Sony Hall in New York City this past Sunday night.   Raven Black kicked off the night with their somewhat demonic and twisted set of their Marilyn Manson meets a fucked-up carnival kind of rock.  The band's lead singer looks like she belongs as Sister Abigail from Bray Wyatt's Firefly Funhouse while the rest of the band looks like extras from a horror movie set.  With songs such as their latest single "He Is The One" along with "Dollhouse" and "Sticks and Stones", Raven Black definitely warmed up the night for the next band on the bill.  Wednesday 13 also took the stage on this Sunday night.   Wednesday 13 broug...