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 »


SHIM MOORE – Shim

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“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… Read more »


AMARANTHE – Helix

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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… Read more »


FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE & JASON BONHAM’s Led Zeppelin Evening Live! – Juke Box Heroes Wrap Up Tour In Irvine

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Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening capped off a six-week run of dates together on Wednesday, August 1st.  FivePoint Amphitheatre was the setting for the final show of what was dubbed the Juke Box Heroes Tour.  The shared junket is presumably named after Foreigner’s iconic song about realizing one’s dreams of becoming a rock star, Jukebox Hero. … Read more »


EPICA – Epica vs. Attack on Titan Songs

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Turning Japanese anime and manga into symphonic majestic greatness isn’t an endeavor many bands could or would want to try and pull off.  However, Dutch powerhouse Epica did so with great success. Officially available for the first time outside Japan, Epica vs. Attack On Titan Songs features theme music from the popular anime series adapted and… Read more »


ANNI PIPER Makes First Southern California Performance

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Australia’s First Lady of Blues, Anni Piper, made her first ever Southern California performance on Saturday, June 30th, at the Arcadia Blues Club.  The statuesque brunette, who moved to the U.S. back in 2014 brought her sultry voice and grooving bass lines to a less than capacity room in the foothills of Los Angeles.  She was accompanied… Read more »


SONS OF APOLLO – Belasco Theater, Los Angeles

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The ancient Greek god of music and poetry Apollo came to mind when ex-Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian were looking to name their band, but thinking there may already be a band Apollo, they decided on Sons of Apollo, a name which encapsulates both the essence of the band and its members…. Read more »


BREAKING BENJAMIN – Ember Tops the Charts

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ember: noun  em·ber  \ ˈem-bər \ a glowing fragment (as of coal) from a fire; especially : one smoldering in ashes: the smoldering remains of a fire. embers plural : slowly dying or fading emotions, memories, ideas, or responses still capable of being revived the embers of his past Breaking Benjamin released their sixth studio album… Read more »


OVERKILL – Live In Overhausen

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Live In Overhausen captures the titans of East Coast thrash celebrating two album anniversaries.  A sold-out crowd of German Skullkrushers assembled at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen on April 16 for 25 years of ‘90s landmark record Horrorscope and 30 years of Feel The Fire. 30 years ago, the spark was lit and the world was… Read more »


LEATHER LEONE – II

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Leather Leone, Chastain’s ripping, roaring female throat of the ‘80s and early ‘90s blasts speakers with her second solo release, II.  The sonic, guttural, gravel licking rasp that made her a microphone reaping presence continues, blasting through 11 new tracks.  Like the Cruella de Vil of metal, Leather has been compared to powerhouses Dio, Bruce… Read more »