L.A. Guns- The Missing Peace

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How many of your favorite bands that debuted in the 80’s are still putting out new music? Sure, there are a handful, but those numbers are fairly low. Well, after years of lineup changes, and even two bands using the same name for a period of time, L.A. Guns are back with The Missing Peace… Read more »


SLEEP SCIENCE – Sounds of the Underground

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Being in an indie band is a tough gig—literally. With no label to provide financial support for recording, promotion or touring, it’s all on your dime. Add to that the proliferation of streaming media services and you’re competing with hundreds—if not thousands—of other bands, all trying to get noticed. Given all of the above, many… Read more »


AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL – Sacramento, CA

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Day 1 Review The Monster Energy Aftershock Music Festival is an event that music fans in Northern California look forward to each year. The band lineup is always the talk of social media, and this year was no exception. Before one even gets in the gate, there’s the issue of parking to deal with. It’s… Read more »


GRETA VAN FLEET – From The Fires – Double EP Review

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When Greta Van Fleet exploded on the music scene earlier this year, there probably wasn’t a conversation about the band that didn’t include the words “Led Zeppelin.” And while the group (brothers Josh, Jake and Sam Kizka, and family friend, Danny Wagner) would usually downplay the comparisons in interviews, the resemblance was indeed striking. Lead… Read more »


The Metal Alliance Tour Wreck Necks in Dayton

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The loud, nasty, skid row screech and smile of New Jersey’s green and black attack came to Dayton Saturday September 29 headlining The Metal Alliance Tour, Overkill, the band that claimed the sewer home, years before Pennywise.  The 20-date run featured New Orleans sludge lords Crowbar as well as speed demon thrash heads Havok, Black… Read more »


REVOLUTION SAINTS – Light In The Dark

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After debuting in 2015, the Revolution Saints are back with their sophomore release, Light In The Dark. If you aren’t sure who the Revolution Saints are, the band is comprised of some well-known musicians: Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees), Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey, Bad English), and Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, DIO). Blades on… Read more »


FOZZY – Judas

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Fozzy has returned with their seventh album Judas, filled with eleven songs of house shaking, crowd moving melody and drive.  What started as mostly a cover band with WWE superstar Chris Jericho has come into its own gaining fans, respect and longevity.  If Five Finger Death Punch and Skillet had a street fight, Fozzy could… Read more »


EXODUS – Waltzes Through Dayton

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“Remember, heavy metal forever!” Steve “Zetro” Souza yelled to the packed venue on Saturday September 13 as a piranha filled sea of fists and screaming voices rejoiced.  The Oddbody’s crowd appreciated their metal history, celebrating the set with a nearly show-long pit, honoring classics to the newest headbangers.  The bay area forefathers delivered, bringing a… Read more »


MORSEFEST 2017 – Cross Plains, Tennessee

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Dateline, September First and Second, 2017, Cross Plains, Tennessee:  In a church just off Interstate 65, about 30 miles north of downtown Nashville, the now annual convening of progressive rock fans that come from literally all over the world gather for Morsefest 2017.   This once-a-year event offers fans of Neal Morse and his band… Read more »


UFO – The Salentino Cuts

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Legendary British rockers UFO released their take on 12 classic tunes originally performed by other artists.  The band currently consists of original members Phil Mogg, lead vocals; Andy Parker, drums; longtime keyboardist/rhythm guitarist, Paul Raymond; lead guitarist Vinnie Moore; and relative newcomer, Rob De Luca, bass guitar.  The Salentino Cuts rose out of a suggestion from Cleopatra… Read more »


THEORY OF A DEADMAN Closes Ink in the Clink 2017

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The sun rose on day three of Ink In The Clink 2017 as the weekend warriors bravely still standing in the prison’s shadow returned for one more all-day go around, while for others it was a one or two day affair.  Day three’s individual ink exploits went to best realism, most unusual, black and grey… Read more »


THREE DAYS GRACE Headlines Day Two of Ink in the Clink

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The second day of Ink In the Click 2017 continued the tunes and tours, with the first tests of stamina, effects of sleep deprivation, and signs of sunburn were felt.  Saturdays celebrated ink experiments included best large black and grey, color and traditional (5X7 and bigger) and color portrait. Saturday brought 16 unshackled bands to… Read more »