Author: Erika Thomas

SLASH feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – World On Fire

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A summer tour for 2014 put Slash, Myles Kennedy, Frank Sidoris, Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz on stage with Aerosmith as they hit 19 dates across the country.  The last three shows are took place at legendary Hollywood music venues: the Troubadour on September 23, the Roxy on September 25 and the Whisky on September… Read more »


FAITHSEDGE – The Answer Of Insanity

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Faithsedge returns with their second album titled The Answer Of Insanity.   The band has been called a super group which is led by power packed vocalist Giancarlo Floridia who also plays guitar.  He joins guitarist Alex De Rosso (Dokken, Vertigo), producer and bassist Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Lukather/Alice Cooper), and drummer Tony Morra (Rebecca St James, Van… Read more »


LULLWATER – Athens, Georgia Delivers Again

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On an overcast and drizzly day in Athens, Georgia, John Strickland of Lullwater says hello with a certain punch in his voice.  “I’m just taking a quick break and enjoying the rain,” he laughs.  The Athens, Georgia homegrown band formed in 2007 when John Strickland (lead vocals / rhythm guitar), Brett Strickland (lead guitar), Roy… Read more »


SKID ROW’s Dave “The Snake” Sabo – Opening the Pressure Valve

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Youth Gone Wild, I Remember You, 18 And Life; what powerfully written and performed songs from a debut album that was released 25 years ago this year by Skid Row.  David “The Snake” Sabo and Rachel Bolan met 28 years ago as mere young men at the age of 20 and 21.  This multi-platinum American… Read more »


Rewind Your Mind with Australia’s RAGDOLL

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It is so hard to believe that another year has passed since last year’s adventure for Australia’s Ragdoll.  Leon Todd/guitar, Ryan Rafferty/bass/lead vocals and Cam Barrett/drums returned to Pryor, Oklahoma for their third invitation to Rocklahoma to perform on the Retrospect Records Stage.  Before hitting the festival stage, the band again set out across the… Read more »


RAGDOLL – Rewound

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Ragdoll appeared on the Australian music scene just a bit over three years ago when Leon Todd and Cam Barrett met via MySpace and decided to jam together, adding Ryan Rafferty soon after.  Since their formation, they have taken independent music to a whole new level. Todd/guitar, Barrett/drums, and Rafferty/bass & lead vocals make up… Read more »


FRAMING HANLEY – Live – Backstage Bar & Billiards, Fremont Street

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More bands are popping into venues on Fremont Street in Las Vegas this summer.  Framing Hanley from Nashville, Tennessee are one of those bands to hit the stage at Backstage Bar & Billiards. Framing Hanley is Kenneth Nixon/lead vocals, Ryan Belcher/guitar, Brandon Wootten /guitar, Jonathan Stoye/bass and Chris Vest/drums.  This young, five piece band formed… Read more »


Ragdoll Rewinds at Vamp’d Vegas

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Friday the 13th, full moon, show number 21 for Ragdoll on their Rewind Your Mind Tour; what could be more perfect than that for Vegas?    Vamp’d Vegas once again opens its doors for an unbelievable night of music.  The crowd already gathered is intently waiting as band number one of four prepares with a… Read more »


DJ ASHBA & Friends – Body English – Las Vegas

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As Guns N’ Roses brings their second residency to a close at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, DJ Ashba hosts a night of DJ Ashba and Friends at Body English also located in The Hard Rock on Thursday night, June 5. Among the lights and the music,  a… Read more »


BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Shakes The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas

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Just three months ago The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas had its Grand Opening at The Linq, located between the Flamingo and The Quad in a new entertainment district which is also now the home of The High Roller wheel.   The 80,000 square foot venue offers a large standing room floor with balcony level viewing… Read more »


An Intimate Evening With BUMBLEFOOT w/ Very Special Guests

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After the opening show for Guns N’ Roses’ Evening of Destruction/No Trickery at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal hosts a show with special guests at Vinyl, also located in The Hard Rock the following night. Vinyl is a small venue just down from The Joint, with a 650… Read more »


GUNS N’ ROSES – An Evening of Destruction/No Trickery

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The Joint, inside The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas,  is once again being called home for Guns N’ Roses second residency.  The announcement was made in February about the nine shows, which began May 21st  and runs through June 7th. Fans were greeted outside the venue by dominatrix dressed girls on stilts grabbing the… Read more »