KaVaN Review–House of Blues, Anaheim, CA Monday April 22 2012.
Read anything you can find on the Internet about the band KaVaN (pronounced “cave-in,” by the way), and comparison to Iron Maiden comes up consistently. Given that, it’s not surprising that they ended up their set with a Maiden cover tune (more on that later). There is a natural tendency when describing a band’s sound… Read more »
Australian Rock Music Is More Than A Four-Letter Word.
Ask the average American music fan what they know about rock bands from Australia, and, chances are, they’ll shoot a four-letter word back at you: AC/DC. Well, there’s a rising force in music from down under, and you will need considerably more vowels and consonants to identify this band: Monks of Mellonwah. It’s Wednesday, February… Read more »
Public Enemies No. 1, 2, 3 & 4
You’ve got to admire a rock star who uses the word “serendipitous” in conversation. Of course, Dave Ellefson isn’t your average rock star. He has a bachelor’s degree in business, is a published author and is studying to be an ordained minister in the Lutheran church. Given that, chatting with him goes beyond the usual “let’s… Read more »
Leatherwolf Frontman Michael Olivieri Charts New, Different Course
Michael Olivieri has a new album out, the self-titled M.O.B. Michael Olivieri Band. However, hand anyone the CD with the title blacked out, and chances are they would never guess who the artist is. Leatherwolf was one of the hardest rocking bands of the 80’s, but Olivieri’s new work bears no resemblance to those long-gone days. An… Read more »
Xander Demos–The Unlikely Shredder.
Quick–when you think of a shredding guitarist, what comes to mind? A skinny dude with long hair, who’s been playing the instrument since he was just a toddler, perhaps? Think again. With a stocky build and short, spiky hair, Xander Demos looks more like a football linebacker than someone who has been featured on Steve… Read more »
The Best Band You’ve Never Heard Of.
What if someone told you there was a hard rock band that started in the UK in the late 60’s, a band that was on par with some of the great bands of the era like Cream, Black Sabbath and The Jimi Hendrix Experience? A band with the impossibly wonderful name of Iron Claw? A band… Read more »