NEAL MORSE Shares His Life & Times in Solo Acoustic Show

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Neal Morse is like the rolling stone which gathers no moss.  Working seemingly constantly, whether it be creating an epic concept record, touring with The Neal Morse Band, or being involved with any number of other projects he stays pretty busy.  So what does one do when they need a break from the hectic pace… Read more »


THE DEAD DAISIES – Burn It Down

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The Dead Daisies are musical kinfolk to the bands that reigned in the ‘70’s as new record Burn It Down’s 11 songs are inspired by the hammer of the gods along with a few rolling stones.  It’s a ‘70’s classic rock sound with an updated, upgraded chrome job and dose of modern mojo with vintage… Read more »


ROBERT PLANT & the Sensational Space Shifters Carry Fire Into the L.A. Rain

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Robert Plant is no stranger to the term “reinventing oneself.”  After the demise of Led Zeppelin, he wrought a new version of his creative self, with two different solo bands compiling three albums each.  After that came a brief detour from solo work for musical exploration with pal Jimmy Page on an album and tour.   The early… Read more »


JUDAS PRIEST – Firepower

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British metal legends Judas Priest are set to release album 18, Firepower, March 9.  The leather-clad legends are still cranking out new, heavy, valid metal.  With a 40-year library of classic albums, not many bands can say they were part of metal’s formation. Lightning Strike and Firepower are the first tastes of new electricity from… Read more »


WATAIN – Trident Wolf Eclipse

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Even if one is not familiar with Swedish Black Metal band Watain’s  music, they have probably heard rumors about their stage shows, which often feature decapitated goat heads on spikes, giant upside down crosses, fire, and generally satanic epicness. The rumors are true, the band is a force to be reckoned with live, but they… Read more »


The Witching Hour Tour – In This Moment, P.O.D., New Years Day & DED

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Friday February 2, the 20-date The Witching Hour Tour featuring In This Moment, P.O.D., New Years Day and DED played Express Live in Columbus.  It was a four-punch West Coast package with fans stacking the venue, many dressing as ‘Blood Girls’ or in Maria Brink attire. Hardcore, nu metal from Phoenix poured out the speakers… Read more »


NEW YEARS DAY – Diary of a Creep

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New Years Day has tailored their vision from the beginning, dangling inner skeletons and personal demons for the world to see. With infectious sights and sounds vocalist Ash Costello has left her mark in every ringing ear and devoted eye.  Like a haunted house she’s painted grim portraits with harsh decayed brushstrokes. Diary of a… Read more »


SAXON – Thunderbolt

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After 40 years, Saxon is still going strong, releasing their 22nd album, Thunderbolt. Battering Ram in 2015 was their latest release, and although there have of course been a few line-up changes throughout the years, Biff and the boys don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon as they embark on leg one of their… Read more »


THUNDERMOTHER – Thundermother

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In their nearly decade of existence, Sweden’s all female Thundermother have gone through trials and tribulations, enough to put a permanent pothole in the road to success.  Sole original member guitarist Filippa Nässil has soldiered on, carrying her vision high with pride along new blood in vocalist Guernica Mancini, bassist Sara Pettersson and drummer Emlee… Read more »


BRIAN FALLON – Sleepwalkers

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So often in the music industry, we see artists leave the comfort of their past lives.  They leave the bands that grew with them as musicians, sometimes it’s amicable other times it is in a fiery explosion that rocks their fanbase to the core.  In Brian Fallon’s case, we find a lead singer who has in many… Read more »


WILDESTARR – Beyond the Rain

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London Wilde and Dave Starr of WildeStarr  released Beyond the Rain, on December 8, 2017, the third record in their trilogy and the most personal, telling the story of Wilde’s late brother Gary.  Lyrics and music tell the tales of the highs and lows he went through before the tragedy. Wilde added excerpts from his journals… Read more »


MELODIC CANVAS – Melodic Canvas EP

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Every once in a while, you’ll hear an album that instantly gets under your skin. Melodic Canvas’ self-titled debut EP is one such an album. Falling in line with musician Evan Alderton’s origin of Michigan, Melodic Canvas evokes times of biting cold, frosty greenery and breath that hangs in the air. From sorrow to fear, this… Read more »