PRONG, Rattlehead, Le Reverie – Grove of Anaheim

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The Grove of Anaheim waxed eclectic last Friday night with three musically-diverse bands sharing the stage. And despite the sparsely-attended event, the combination of varied musical elements proved to work well as the evening unfolded. The show opener was Le Reverie, a quintet from Los Angeles, utilizing hard rock and progressive elements to create a… Read more »


Goodbye Queensryche – Hello Operation: Mindcrime

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014, Geoff Tate’s Queensryche underwent a rebirth amid a wall-to-wall, sold-out show at Tailgaters Sports Bar and Grill in Bolingbrook, Illinois. While Geoff Tate’s Queensryche have been on their Farewell Tour since last year, it was this particular night where a culmination of decades of memories, performances and Tate’s signature sound lamented… Read more »


L.A. Rocks for Ruben w/ All-Star Concert at Hollywood House of Blues

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Ruben Velasco has been along time friend of artist Rick Springfield as well as having performed as Springfield’s guitar technician for years. Sadly in 2014, Velasco has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. Now in the fight for his life, Springfield and a host of talented artists came together on August 20th at the Hollywood… Read more »


SHAMAN HARVEST – Smokin’ Hearts and Broken Guns

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A little over fifteen years ago, in the heart of Mid-Missouri, the inception of Shaman’s Harvest began with current members Nathan Hunt, Matt Fisher and Josh Hamler.  Starting with the extremely rare 1999 release of Last Call For Goose Creek, followed by Synergy in 2002, and March Of The Bastards in 2006, Shaman’s Harvest has… Read more »


ACE FREHLEY – Space Invader

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While the former “Space Ace” of KISS makes soft headlines with his thoughts about the current KISS line-up and how amazed he is with his past contributions, it’s easy to forget about his solo career.  Anomaly back in 2009 was well received and contained some strong material, so expectation could understandably be high for this… Read more »


MR. BIG – …The Stories We Could Tell

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Despite their journey reaching bumpy ground from time to time with line-up changes and the musical climate surrounding them being in constant flux, Mr. Big have soldiered on regardless and are ready to unveil their 8th studio album.  In 2011 they released What If… which was greeted with critical acclaim and presented the band with… Read more »


WINCHESTER REBELS – Warrior

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Santa Barbara’s Winchester Rebels came out of the gate with a blazingly popular independent release in 2011 when they dropped their debut album titled Three Sheets To The Wind. They captured the ears of the hard rock faithful with songs that bordered on classic MTV-era arena ready tunes and the deep gut rhythms and styling’s of mid 90’s… Read more »


BUCKCHERRY – F**k E.P.

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This new E.P. presents some interesting thoughts.  Firstly there are two versions of this E.P. with one containing an extra track which is a cover version of the Aerosmith classic Mama Kin, and the other version containing six tracks which all incorporate the F-bomb.  Is this adolescence gone mad or is it purely attitude-driven hard… Read more »


GODSMACK – 1000hp

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After the success of their last album called The Oracle in 2010, expectations are high for the follow-up.  Lead vocalist Sully Ema stated earlier this year how the band had recorded 15 tracks, and from the batch they committed in the studio you get 11 tracks on 1000hp.  Ema is yet again backed up by… Read more »


BIG ENGINE – Shot Like a Rocket

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Straight off a stint at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota, southern rockers Big Engine have just released their fourth studio album, Shot Like a Rocket via Pavement Entertainment. Bandmates Tony Mikus and Hans Oellerich have put together 14 tracks of good-time party rock with a Southern twinge. When you read a track… Read more »