FAME ON FIRE – Welcome to the Chaos – Album Review

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The sound of footsteps and bells slowly morphing into a thumping Roland 808 drum machine, accompanied by a collection of brass instruments and guitars set the stage for Florida Rock outfit Fame on Fire’s newest release Welcome to the Chaos.  The opening track aptly named Intro showcases multiple layers of instrumentation and suspense that perfectly… Read more »


REO Speedwagon, Styx and Loverboy – Live! FivePoint Amphitheater

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There is a plot of land that is little more than a stone’s throw from the convergence of the 5 and 405 freeways.  On the very same soil where Marine pilots took to the skies to hone their skills in preparation for fighting the Cold War, the FivePoint Amphitheater served as a sort of portal… Read more »


DESTINED TO DIE YOUNG – Book Review

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In a time when the music industry churns out lackluster “music” daily, it is a treat to be reminded of a time when the airwaves were dominated by a new sound, one that acted as a catalyst to so many artists who would follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest to ever do… Read more »


CLASSLESS ACT – Welcome To The Show

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Welcome to the show! A very fitting statement as well as the title of the debut full-length record from the sort-of Los Angeles based Classless Act.  Although their band logo has Los Angeles, CA in it, this quintet hails not only from Southern California, but also Texas and Argentina.  It’s a fitting statement for the… Read more »


THE DARKNESS Live! – In Dallas, TX

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It’s not often that one has the opportunity to experience rock royalty in an intimate setting.  Fortunately for Screamer Magazine, this was the unexpected backdrop that staged the scene for a night of unforgettable spectacle and pageantry.  Hailing from Lowestoft, Suffolk, The Darkness recently trekked across the mighty oceans to resurrect their highly anticipated tour,… Read more »


THE BATELEURS – The Sun in the Tenth House – Album Review

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There’s a good chance that most of us in the United States have never heard of The Bateleurs. A band from Lisbon, Portugal on a record label based in Spain? That combination isn’t typically on American music radar, but one listen to the band’s new album The Sun In the Tenth House should definitely change… Read more »


MATT SORUM – Double Talkin’ Jive Book Review

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From his childhood in Long Beach, California watching Ringo Starr on the Ed Sullivan show  to his meteoric rise in the music industry in bands such as The Cult, Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, Double Talkin’ Jive takes readers through Matt Sorum’s entire journey of relationships, decadence and rock n’ roll.  We have all… Read more »


ALL THAT REMAINS Live! – At Ace of Spades

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Celebrating the 15th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed album The Fall Of Ideals, All That Remains rolled into Sacramento on April 18th for a stop on their current US tour.  Although their name was alone on the marquee, All That Remains elicited support from Pennsylvanian bands Tallah and Varials, plus Ohio hard-rockers Miss May I.  Overall… Read more »


MAMMOTH WVH & DIRTY HONEY – LIVE! at Dallas House Of Blues

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After securing the top two spots on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart, Dirty Honey and Mammoth WVH have been considered two of the best emerging rock bands of today.  And they are out to prove that rock n’ roll will never die on their co-headlining tour.  The “Young Guns” tour was dreamt up after an… Read more »


CHERRY BOMBS – LIVE! – with Them Evils

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Celebrating their very first headlining tour, the Cherry Bombs traveled from their home base in Las Vegas to Trees in Dallas, Texas.  It’s hard not to notice what an interesting venue it is for the dance group lighting the fuse to a new level of theatrical dance.  A performance known for jaw-dropping aerial stunts, eyebrow-raising… Read more »


THE UNINVITED – On The Road With The Greatest Rock Band You Never Heard

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Ahhh, the 1990’s, a ten year period when rock music suffered a serious identity crisis.  Amidst the musically confused landscape, there were numerous tales of success, both long and short lived.  There were of course several units that would emerge from the decade as household names with careers that continue to this day.  There are… Read more »


THE BLACK CROWES Live! – Shakin’ Their Money Makers 31 Years On

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Nineteen Ninety does not seem all that long ago.  I was a young man of 26 years when The Black Crowes debut album Shake Your Money Maker hit record stores.  Now a not-so-young man kicking 60 in the ass, I can still remember buying that record and listening to its raunchy guitars, slick vocals and the… Read more »