TAKING BACK SUNDAY Live! with The Maine

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Twenty years is a long time to do any one thing, but one decade-defying band from Long Island, New York has been captivating audiences for that long and counting.  Taking Back Sunday (TBS) is currently celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new greatest hits album, two new songs and a year-long, worldwide tour. On the… Read more »


L.A. GUNS Bring The Strip to Cincinnati

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On Friday April 5, Riverfront Live hosted a jammed evening with two bands from California’s warm, Western shores.  The Darbies and L.A. Guns brought the goods, with the young blood starting the evening in up and coming fashion. The youth gone wild from L.A. started the show with four guys keeping the music of the… Read more »


L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know

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L.A. Guns carry the distinction of being a survivor of the Sunset Strip era, coming to prominence during the MTV generation.  Over the years and decades they’ve released new material with various lineups, touring consistently.  Though many of their counterparts faded away, they rejuvenated their sound with returning guitarist Tracii Guns on 2017’s The Missing… Read more »


NEAL MORSE BAND – LIVE! The Great Adventour in Whittier

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The Neal Morse Band, nearing the end of the U.S. leg of their Great Adventour world tour, took the exit off the road called home in Whittier on Friday, March 8th.  The Whittier Center Theater in conjunction with Cal Prog has hosted numerous Neal Morse projects under various names for years.  On this evening, Morse… 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 »


THEM GUNS – From The Shadows

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Them Guns, a quartet formed in Santa Cruz, CA in 2013 have released their latest offering, From The Shadows.  Them Guns consists of founders Navarone Garibaldi on vocals and guitar and Kyle Hamood on keyboards along with Chris Hudson on drums and Chuck Holiday on bass and vocals.  The four of them have been busy playing… Read more »


METAL ALLEGIANCE Goes Black At H.O.B.

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Metal Allegiance, a band that could be called a “super-duper group,” played their annual NAMM show at the House of Blues in Anaheim on January 24th.  M.A. is the brainchild of Mark Menghi, a music industry executive and bassist.  Menghi is one of the “core 4”, along with Alex Skolnick of Testament, David Ellefson of Megadeth and… 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 »


SHIM MOORE Live! – At The Hotel Cafe In Hollywood

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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… Read more »