Future Villains Performs in the Viper Room Anniversary Week Line-up

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Making a second appearance in the same week as part of the Viper Room 21st Anniversary Week Celebration, Future Villains warmed the stage for Steel Panther on August 14th, 2014. With their mass appeal creating quite a stir, the band bears resemblance to the ideological description of a Sunset Strip Hard Rock Band with black… Read more »


hIPNOSTIC – Live, House of Blues, Anaheim, CA 8-17-14

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The first thing one notices about the hard rock band hIPNOSTIC is the jarring visual image. Two rock star-looking guys out front with a drummer appearing every bit a nerdy high school science teacher on the drum riser in back.  Blake Hastings, lead vocals and guitar dressed all in black; long-haired Rob Swanson on bass… Read more »


The Viper Room Turns 21 – Celebrates with Steel Panther

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It was a secret show; announced on the Social Network and promoted as the band name Jam Prancer, but those in the know were quick to share that the band was none other than the historically and politically incorrect kings of sexual perversion – Steel Panther. Known for their well rehearsed debauchery and having less… Read more »


311 – Live, West Des Moines, IA

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On August 7, 2014, 311 brought their reggae/rap-infused rock to Val Air Ballroom in West Des Moines, IA , partially in support of their 11th album Stereolithic, released on March 11, 2014 (3/11 not coincidentally). The newest album contains 15 tracks, and combined with their older material they had more than enough songs to fill the… Read more »


SEVENDUST/GEMINI SYNDROME – Live, Des Moines, IA

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Sevendust and Gemini Syndrome stopped in the music venue Woolys in Des Moines, IA on August 6, 2014 as part of their summer tour. Rounding out the bill on this leg of the tour was Kansas City-based band Sidewise and Boston-based band Crash Midnight. Local Des Moines area band Green Death opened the show. On… Read more »


GEOFF TATE-Ryche Brings Queensryche’s Music to L.A. One Last Time

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Yes it’s been confirmed by Tate and his management that this is the end. Yes, the name has been confirmed as changing to Operation Mindcrime and yes, what fans are witnessing on tour now is the end of a legacy in rock and metal music fronted by one of the genre’s most unique and easily… Read more »


13th Annual Hollywood Cruefest at the Whisky A Go-Go

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Event promoter Nick Culves has been showcasing some of today’s top rock talents on stage at the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood for thirteen years with astounding benefits for cancer research. Founded in 2001 by Culves, with the aid of Motley Crue fans around the world, the annual Hollywood Cruefest event held by Culves… Read more »


TESLA Returns to the Canyon Club with Simplicity

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Touring in support of their seventh studio release, Tesla performed to a sold out crowd at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA on August 2, 2014. The new album, titled Simplicity, features 14 original songs with two bonus tracks on the Japanese released version of the CD. Gaining immediate traction upon release, the straight… Read more »


L.A. GUNS Marks 30 Years with a Return to the Whisky A Go-Go

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The world famous Whisky A Go-Go played host to a night of local favorites with a headlining show by L.A. Guns, a band that got it’s start on the very same stage 30 years ago. While the names have changed, as far as the performing line-up goes, the sound remains the same; and fans in… Read more »


FOZZY – Do You Wanna Start a War

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In 2012, these Atlanta-based metal warriors touched on their most commercially successful album release in the shape of Sins and Bones.  Naturally therefore, some pressure and expectation surely lurks in the backdrop as they unveil their follow-up. Joining main brain Chris Jericho on vocals is the same line-up consisting of Rich Ward, Paul Di Leo,… Read more »