Articles in the 2018 Issue
People outside the music industry think that being a music journalist is exciting and glamorous because we get to hear music before it is released to the general public, we receive invites to exclusive parties and events, and we have backstage passes to hang out with rock stars at concerts. Sounds cool, right? The reality is that advance music happens
Since the early ‘80s Canada’s Voivod have cranked out 14 records that are strong in heavy prog, thrash and sci-fi storytelling. They have cemented their spot as the Rod Serling of metal, introducing fans to strange and different music of the macabre and unexplained. The Wake is new music and the second recording with this lineup. “It’s pretty much a
Nothing More has been on the success train since the release of their fifth studio album The Stories We Tell Ourselves just over a year ago on September 15, 2017. Receiving three Grammy Award nominations this year for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album alongside The Foo Fighters and Avenged Sevenfold, Texas-based band Nothing More is
Amaranthe started in 2008 with a different approach as a three-voiced metal band with pop, metalcore and rap influences establishing them as a unique breed from the beginning. They’re often taken as a symphonic metal band with Elize Ryd supplying female vocals with Nils Molin and Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson supplying clean male vocals and growls respectively. Though, they’re nothing close
After splitting with Australian rock group Sick Puppies in 2014, singer and guitarist Shim Moore is finally releasing his first solo album self-titled Shim on September 14th. This is the first music Moore has put out in four years and during the time in between, he faced some pretty dark times. It wasn’t until he admitted to himself and realized
The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood became the hottest spot in town on Wednesday, September 12th when singer/songwriter/guitarist Shim Moore took the stage to promote his first solo record titled Shim which was released a few days later on the 15th. For those who have seen him perform with his previous band Sick Puppies, this was surely a different side of
“People have different pieces to their personality and feel a depth of emotions at different points in their life. It doesn’t make sense as an artist to only dive into one emotion so I decided to incorporate different styles and sounds and fit them together.” – Shim Moore Australian born singer, songwriter and guitarist Shim Moore, formerly of the rock
Helix is album number five for Finnish melodic metal outfit Amaranthe. After establishing a strong social media and YouTube presence they’ve brought audiences their unique genre bending mixture of musical evolution. While visually compared to symphonic metal bands, their sound is high energy metal, seasoned with pop and rap influences not quite fitting into a conventional bag--and they like it
On November 16th, 2018, Mascot Group will release 'Circles,' P.O.D.'s debut for the label. The album is the San Diego band's first since 2015's The Awakening, and comes at a time when the group is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. In the last few years, P.O.D. have performed at the Download Festival, Hellfest, Rock on the Range, River City Rockfest,
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have released the clip of their new song “When The Seasons Change” today, Friday, September 14 (ET). Written by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist ZOLTAN BATHORY, the video is dedicated to those Police Officers and First Responders around the world who selflessly put their lives on the line every day. Amongst them a hometown hero of
Greta Van Fleet - Jake Kiszka/guitars, Sam Kiszka/bass & keys, Josh Kiszka/vocals, and Danny Wagner/drums - is very proud to announce the upcoming release of the band's debut album, Anthem of The Peaceful Army, due out October 19 on Lava/Republic Records. The album is available for pre-order now by going HERE . Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat track,
Bud Light River City Rockfest Performance Times Announced - Nine Inch Nails, Primus, STP, Bush & More & Charity Ride
Performance times have been announced for the 6th annual Bud Light River City Rockfest, set for Saturday, September 22 at the AT&T Center Grounds in San Antonio, TX. South Texas' only rock festival will feature a headlining performance from Nine Inch Nails, and will also feature Primus, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Chevelle, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Clutch, Yelawolf, Living
KINLIN featuring former Yngwie Malmsteen drummer Patrick Johansson have released a new music video for the track ‘Stand Or Fall’ off their latest album “The Last Stand” released via Sonic Night Music Club. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpicEbq9UMg&feature=youtu.be KINLIN is back with a vengeance and bringing it down heavy with their third powerful release, The Last Stand, which some are describing as “in your
The hard rock band Kingdom Come was formed in1987 and quickly signed to Polydor Records. Kingdom Come released their first single "Get It On" which held a stranglehold on rock radio in early 1988, prompting their self-titled debut album to ship gold. The quintet, comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, and
Photos - SHIM Live! - Hotel Cafe CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - SLASH & MYLES KENNEDY Live! - The Whisky CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - HILLBILLY HERALD Live! - The Whisky CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - DAUGHTRY Live - Thousand Oaks, CA CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - SCORPIONS Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - QUEENSRYCHE Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - OPERATION: MINDCRIME Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - MADMAN'S LULLABY Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - Guitar & Whiskey Club Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Eight years ago, Slash dropped his debut solo record solidifying him as one of the most influential rock and roll guitar players in the business. With that, came the culmination of the star filled ensemble, Slash: Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Proving themselves as a solid group over the good part of the last decade has made the anticipation
Chris Daughtry was an American Idol quarterfinalist from way back in the show's fifth season. The show, being just a mere toddler at the time of Daughtry's competition, is now a teenager and has spawned a few superstars. Aside from a few winners, notably Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, few of the winners have experienced stardom-level success from their victories on
Rock singer-songwriter Savannah Pope, formerly the lead vocalist of SpaceCream, is proud to announce the release of her new video and single, “Creature,” on September 21. Also on 9/21, she’ll be performing live at her video release show at one of LA’s hottest new rock clubs, The Study Hollywood (6356 Hollywood Blvd, 90028). “Creature” is an explosive, operatic, and hard-rocking song featuring lyrics
The German band that helped usher in the guitar laden, heavy rock that would become known as 80's hair metal helped usher out summer for a crowd of 10,000 or so at FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine, CA. The Scorpions, along with special guest Queensryche delivered a reprieve from a holiday weekend barbecue in the form of the Crazy World tour.
Geoff Tate, the original lead singer for Queensryche, brought his band Operation: Mindcrime to the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills on August 17th. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their namesake record, Tate and his current band played the breakthrough album in its entirety for a ravenous Canyon Club crowd. Operation: Mindcrime catapulted Queensryche into the stratosphere, priming the engines for
"Growing up in the Valley, I always knew L.A. was bitchin'. Read this book and you'll know it too." - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsFU8RUprd0&feature=youtu.be The Who's There Group and Knock Knock are thrilled to announce a very special evening at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, celebrating the launch of This Is (Not) L.A.: An Insider's Take on the