B’z LIVE Review – Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA

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The city of angels got a special treat On Sunday, October 7, 2012, when Japan’s own B’z came to kick ass and take names, as politely as they could of course, at the Gibson Amphitheatre located in Universal City, CA. B’z (pronounced beez) ended their North American tour in L.A., practically selling out the 6,000… Read more »


LITA FORD – Rocks Southern California LIVE – Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA

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During the late 70s, a very young Lita Ford and The Runaways carved a path and set the stage for all other female rockers to follow.   Ford’s popularity gained momentum during the 80s when her solo career took off in the rock and metal world; her music was in heavy rotation on radio and… Read more »


KIX – Live In Baltimore

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What’s not to like when you think of the infectious rock n’roll that KIX are known for?  The hooks that grab you by the ears as you find yourself tapping your toes to Girl Money, Cold Blood or No Ring Around Rosie.  Incidentally, you get all of these three on their first ever official live extravaganza.  In front… Read more »


Throwing Gravity – Breaking Out

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So you want to grow up and be a rock and roll star? Do you even know what you are getting yourself into?  Sitting with founding member Nick James from Throwing Gravity, one ponders the path he has taken and continues to take for the love of his music.  James  is the only original member… Read more »


Just Like Vinyl – Black Mass

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Just Like Vinyl, fronted by Thomas Erak formerly of The Fall of Troy, has just released their sophomore album, Black Mass.  At first listen, their sound is very reminiscent of  Coheed and Cambria as they have a very similar progressive style and, at times, Erak sounds eerily like Claudio Sanchez.  That being said, there is… Read more »


Overworld – Perfect Anomaly EP

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From these fast rising Swedish modern rockers, you get five songs.  According to Andie the drummer in the band, they have an impressive collection of brand new songs that haven’t yet been unleashed, but this will be remedied in time as they continue to gather momentum with their debut EP, Perfect Anomaly.  At times frantic, adrenaline charged… Read more »


STEVE VAI LIVE – Mayo Performing Arts Center, NJ

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Guitar virtuoso and composer Steve Vai blasted into New Jersey with a sense of purpose and fury to perform for this sold out crowd at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, on September 8, 2012. His mission, to illuminate the audience about his 16th solo CD, The Story of Light, as well as dazzle all the… Read more »


The Last Vegas LIVE – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA

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The Last Vegas, has spent the previous three years opening for big name rock n’ rollers Motley Crue, AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses among others. The Chicago-area band consisting of Chad Cherry (vocals), Adam Arling (guitar), Nate Arling (drums), Johnny Wator (guitar) and Danny Smash (bass), is on a solo tour promoting their newest record… Read more »


Testament – Dark Roots of Earth

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Thrash metal titans Testament,  first emerged from the bay area in the early 1980’s playing alongside acts like Exodus and the highly successful Metallica. Despite their long history in the metal scene, the guys in Testament still haven’t missed a beat, and this album stands as testimony. Their latest studio release, Dark Roots of Earth,… Read more »


My Darkest Days – Sick and Twisted Affair

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My Darkest Days’ second album, Sick and Twisted Affair, was produced by Joey Moi, who’s worked with such artists as Hinder, Daughtry and Santana. Offering its fans the same 80s-style, sex-infused rock-n-roll sound as we heard on the first self-titled album released in 2010, if you were a fan of My Darkest Days’ first album,… Read more »


Project 86 – Wait for the Siren

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Project 86 is back with their latest release Wait for the Siren, their eighth studio album due out August 21, 2012. Project 86 is from Orange County, CA, with a progressive sound that is very common in today’s urban metal scene. Using a Kickstarter campaign, the band took to the fans saying that now “the… Read more »


Smash Mouth – Magic

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Isn’t it annoying when you’re walking down the street and a song for no apparent reason enters your mind?  Perhaps that isn’t the worse part, maybe it’s the fact the song won’t leave you alone!  Such a thing could happen to you once you’ve heard Live To Love Another Day a couple of times.  It’s… Read more »