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Jane's Addiction Doing What They Do Best at The Shindig

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We were sitting at the picnic table, back at the PRS Guitar tent after checking guitars out with J. Roddy Walston and the Business, just reflecting on how very good Baltimore’s Shindig Festival had been to us when we saw the golf carts racing towards the Jane’s Addiction trailer and knew it was time to make our move. Last time we had seen them was in Hells Kitchen, NYC back in 2012 and couldn’t wait to be re-energized with some of that old Perry/Navarro magic... Read More



Halestorm Blows Up Baltimore at The Shindig

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I was looking down, fumbling with my camera, but I didn’t have to look up to know what just happened: the crowd caught a glimpse of Lzzy walking towards the helm of the stage. I knew this because the place erupted. The Shindig Festival in Baltimore was in for the best Halestorm had to offer as they ripped through hit after hit. I haven’t seen Halestorm live since my old band had played a couple shows with them over a decade ago in the basement of an Allentown rock club... Read More

Rebel Inc. Lights a Fire at The Shindig

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It didn't take me long to realize that the Shindig in Baltimore, MD was serious about music…. I got to the park to check out the stages and layout, when at noon I heard the first band start. It was simple. It had groove, and the lyrics spoke loud and clear to me, the guy with the tattoo of an exploding capitol building wrapped in an anarchy flag on his chest. The band was Baltimore’s own Rebel Inc. I had never seen them or heard of them before, but it was like being reunited with an old friend I hadn’t seen in awhile... Read More



Weezer Takes MusikFest 2014 Back To The Shack

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Weezer headlined the penultimate SteelStacks Stage concert at MusikFest 2014 to a exuberant and nearly packed crowd of fans. 2014 is MusikFest's thirtieth year and one of the most varied, in terms of musical genres featured on the main stage, to date. The SteelStacks Stage also saw performances from the Craig Thatcher Band with special guests Mike Dugan and The JoEs (they were booked after ZZ Top had to cancel their concert due to Dusty Stone's kidney stone surgery), The All-American Rejects, Jason Derulo, Sheryl Crow, The Moody Blues, Steely Dan, The Avett Brothers with special guests Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, Alan Jackson, and Keith Urban with special guest Brett Eldredge closing out the annual festival held in the heart of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania... Read More

Rock Lives! The Adarna – Jet City Rock At Its Finest

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Hidden away in the Pacific Northwest is an incredible band, The Adarna.  Born in Seattle, Washington and expanding their reach across the United States, these incomparable musicians can really rock the house!  The Adarna, named after a Filipino Mythical bird much like the Phoenix, have truly risen from the ashes of the greatest rock legends ever, but with their own unique modern rock sound.  Each original song has a very different feel and flavor one from the next.  The hard driving rhythms and pop smoothness truly give their musical sound an original vibe... Read More



The Slants at SaikouCon 2013

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The Slants were truly a highlight of the SaikouCon experience.  It was SaikouCon's first year and having the Slants was the best musical decision!  The Slants made the Convention a great party!  The Slants, travelling show band, are Aron Moxley, lead singer and front man, Will Moore, lead guitar, Thai Dao, bass, and Tyler Chen, Percussion/Drums... Read More.

Metalachi Mutherfu@&er!

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It started with my friend telling me “You have to hear this!”, and playing what can only be described as, 'A total train wreck of awesomeness in your face!' Read More.



Sick Puppies show the Lehigh Valley how hard Aussies Rock

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The air was thick with anticipation, thicker even than the heavy August heat on the evening of the eighteenth, among the crowd gathered in the somewhat hidden gem of a venue that is the Maingate Nightclub in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Said anticipation was for Australian rock trio Sick Puppies, the band's fans had the rather intimate nightclub packed... Read More.

The Gods of Rock have landed at MusikFest, Bethlehem, PA Part One:
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes / George Thorogood and the Destroyers

The concerts were phenomenal I do not know who my favorite was.  On the first night we were privileged to see Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes open for the incomparable George Thorogood and the Destroyers.  Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes started their performance with "Harder than it Looks".  He sang "Walk Away Renee", "Without Love", "Talk to Me Tell Me that It’s Over"... Read More.



The Catholic Girls Concert at the Living Room ((Part of the Exposed Tour))

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The Catholic Girls, an Eighties New Wave Rock Band, certainly can Rock America!  The concert was small and intimate giving the audience an up close and personal view of the music as Gail Petersen, lead singer and guitarist and Roxy Andersen, lead guitarist and back up vocals quipped back and forth about songs, as well as, adventures in the rock music industry... Read More. 

The Sherman hosts Volbeat

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What other band do you know of that after playing an amazing set, returns to the stage by order of the screaming fans not only to encore with one song but a nearly complete second set? If you’ve never heard the subtle-Elvis inspired sounds of Volbeat before then I highly recommend you do so after reading this article. However let’s start at the beginning... Read More.



The Tubes: Beautifully Rebellious

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It is not very often that you get to see legends on stage and take a quick trip back in time, but when The Tubes took the stage at M-15 in Corona, CA, that is what happened. However, they were not the only band to grace the stage this night... Read More.

Cheers to 41 Years Rainbow Bar and Grill

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The Iconic Rainbow Bar and Grill on the Sunset Strip is the place that rockers and stars mingle. Ronnie James Dio, Guns 'n Roses, Motley Crue, Lemmy, Led Zeppelin, LA Guns, Mandy Lion, Black Sabbath, Ron Jeremy, Lita Ford, and countless other Rock legends are just some of the folks who have called the “bow" their spot... Read More.



Skid Row and Dive Bomber Blast the M15

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The M15 (formerly the Marquee 15) in Corona, CA; if you don’t know this venue it is what I like to call the House of Blues of the IE. This place has the best stage, lights and sound around. They also have many nationals and great up and comers hitting their stage weekly. The show on April 19th was a Rock 'n Roll extravaganza thanks to a killer lineup that included: Swirl, Jetset Rejects, Pandemic Unleashed, Dive Bomber, and the legendary Skid Row... Read More.

Three Days Grace ft. Pop Evil: A Night to Remember

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The Sherman Theater, which began as an outlet for local bands to perform in hopes of getting their names out, has begun to host several well known artists that have strong followings... Read More.



Lizzy Borden: Cheers to 30 Years

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It is rare you get to see a stadium sized show in the intimate setting of a club, but the Lizzy Borden show at the legendary Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood was a show 30 years in the making. That is what the fans got at Lizzy Borden's 30th Anniversary show... Read More.

The Roxy Gets Adrenalized

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It is rare to see a show where every band that plays could be the headliner. That was the show at the Roxy, officially headlined by Adrenaline Mob, held Saturday March 30th. The line up, in order of appearance included: Killset (sadly we missed this set), Blackmore, Faded Sun, Nothing More, and Adrenaline Mob... Read More.



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