Author: Hilary Mahoney

Hilary Mahoney is a live entertainment specialist and former lead music writer for Hoopla, an entertainment periodical published by the Cedar Rapids, IA Gazette newspaper as well as Pulse, a formerentertainment magazine based out of Waterloo, Iowa. On a daily basis, Hilary can be found in the trenches interviewing band members and attending live music venues. Hilary majored in music in junior college and in 2006, earned her BA in nonprofit administration from the University of Northern Iowa. Her background in music, theater and dance uniquely qualify her to write compelling, informative exposés as well as fueling her ongoing personal pursuit of the bass guitar.

DARK STATION – Down in the Dark – Album Review

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Getting ready to hit the road with Another Lost Year, Dark Station’s Down in the Dark is being released on October 25th to the anticipation of fans who have gotten to know the band through the four music videos the band has already shared.  Heroes, Obvious, No Life and Villain are the songs that have… Read more »


All Aboard! . . . to DARK STATION

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Dark Station haven’t even hit the road as a band yet and they are already blowing up YouTube with four music videos. The guys are now getting ready to begin a tour with Another Lost Year and their debut release, Down in the Dark will be available at the end of October. Let’s meet the… Read more »


SILVERTUNG – But At What Cost??! – Album Review

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Maryland’s own Silvertung recently released But At What Cost??! via Thermal Entertainment. While they may not yet be a household name, this is actually the fifth release the band has put out, starting with Devil’s in the Details in 2013, followed by Never Too Late and Out of the Box. 2017 brought Lighten Up, an… Read more »


Long Live Queen by Greg Prato – Book Review

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Queen has never really gone out of style, but they have certainly seen a massive resurgence, and probably an influx of new fans due to the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody. So what a great time for a new book about the band, Long Live Queen: Rock Royalty Discuss Freddie, Brian, John and Roger… Read more »


The 100 Greatest Rock Bassists by Greg Prato – Book Review

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Top 10 or Top 100 or Top Anything lists will always be subject to a multitude of opinions- “No, this dude should have been higher up on the list!” “You forgot about this fella/gal!” Unless the criteria is something specific, such as number of albums sold or top grossing concert tours, a list is essentially… Read more »


Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More – Book Review

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Type in a search for “Faith No More books” on your favorite search engine or online store. There will be a surprisingly short list- one came out in 1994 and therefore leaves much of the story still to be discovered, one (The Faith No More and Mr. Bungle Companion) which was also reviewed here in… Read more »


CLUTCH – Book of Bad Decisions

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For over 25 years now, the fellas from Maryland that came together to form Clutch have been producing their own unique brand of rock. At times bluesy, psychedelic and even punk; and at times irreverent and always witty and intelligent. Clutch recently released their 12th album, Book of Bad Decisions via their own label, Weathermaker… Read more »


VISTA KICKS and Their Booty Shakin’ Rock N’ Roll

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Four young men who have known each other most of their lives made the decision to pool their talents together and form a band. Those young men- Sam Plecker, Nolan Le Vine, Trevor Sutton, and Derek Thomas- released an independent EP in 2016 and began making waves on Spotify and YouTube. In the fall of… Read more »


MYLES KENNEDY – Year of the Tiger

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Myles Kennedy’s vocal prowess is well known in the world of rock, having been voted Loudwire’s Vocalist of the Year three times as a result of his work with Alter Bridge and Slash. After decades in the industry, Kennedy has finally released a solo album, Year of the Tiger. The album shows Kennedy taking 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 »


ADRIAN VANDENBERG – The Dutchman Returns

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Once upon a time, a young Dutchman rose to fame for his prowess on a six-stringed instrument called a guitar. He even had a band named after him (Vandenberg), and then joined one of the biggest bands of the 1980’s (Whitesnake). He traveled the world with that guitar, making hearts happy. But then that Dutchman… Read more »


VANDENBERG’s MOONKINGS – MKII

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Adrian Vandenberg’s newest project Vandenberg’s Moonkings has released their second album. Released November 3rd, via Mascot Label Group, MKII is evidence that there is no “sophomore slump” for the Moonkings. Right out of the gate, the album’s first video release and opening song, Tightrope provides a glimpse of what can be expected on this album,… Read more »