exist†trace live in NYC presented by Gotham Rocks

exist†trace (Exist Trace) Live in NYC March 2012

exist†trace live in NYC presented by Gotham Rocks Last night, Sunday March 18th at Hiro Ballroom, exist†trace came from Japan to NYC and rocked our faces off (and looked good doing it). Its not every day that you get a Japanese, all-female rock/metal band that sings in Japanese to...

Adrenaline Mob makes an offer you can’t refuse with their debut CD “Omerta”

Supergroups usually have a track record of making super-mediocre music. One would assume a bunch of superstar musicians working together would create something epic and life-changing; sadly, most of these groups rarely develop songwriting chemistry to live up to expectations. When drummer Mike Portnoy left Dreamtheater (and coincidentally recorded...
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NYC Rockers Ghosts Of Eden Give Us Something Rocking With “Something Kinetic”

Musicians are always a product of their influences. It is no wonder every few years a new sound comes out that has a familiarity of past music but done in a newer way. Much in the way that most grunge bands grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix,...
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Filter band

Filter Live at Gramercy Theater in NYC and The Trouble With Angels

Filter played Gramercy Theater in New York City on March 8th, 2012. To fully appreciate the show, A quick history lesson is useful: The band was formed in 1993 when Nine Inch Nails guitarist Richard Patrick left after the NIN Pretty Hate Machine Tour and started working with Brian...
Eye Empire

Eye Empire and Charetta at The Room, Brookfield CT

The Room is a really nice, intimate venue located in Brookfield, Connecticut which has hosted national acts such as Rev Theory, Eve to Adam and Crossfade.  Last night it hosted the up-and-coming New York City act, Charetta, opening for a supergroup of seasoned veterans, Eye Empire. The Room is...
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Eye Empire Dominates At Mulcahy’s

This past Friday night I took a ride to Long Island to see Gotham Rocks bands Craving Strange (for their catchy choruses) and Black Summer (with their modern rock presence). I stayed to catch For The Taking and the headliner Eye Empire. Truth be told, I was going to...
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new-tradition-2012

Dark New Day Is Back With A Dark New Album

The rock scene (and entertainment scene in general) has always been very incestuous. Most people have worked with a guy who toured with another band who worked with a producer who was the former roommate of an engineer who won a Grammy, etc. Dark New Day is a band...
Posted by ThorVanderbill | Reviews | 9 Comments
Van Halen live at MSG 2012

Van Halen Live at Madison Square Garden

On March 1st, 2012, Van Halen rocked their second capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York City. When asked how it was, I have a strangely hard time answering the question because so much of the answer depends on your expectations going into the show. We here...
Posted by Shogun Mojo | Reviews | 1 Comment

Tennessee Rockers Red Return With Another Solid Record, “Until We Have Faces”

Political, social, and religious lyrics have been part of rock and roll’s history since it’s formation and will continue to be part of its future. Unfortunately, these themes can have a polarizing effect on the public, especially lyrics that deal with religion. Christian rock is a large subgenre of...
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Canada’s Art Of Dying Gives Rock Fans Something To Live For

Oh Canada. The country is best known for ice hockey, maple syrup, and apparently a vibrant rock scene. Have you heard of this small group called Nickelback? Yep, they’re Canadian. What about Three Days Grace? They’re Canadian as well. Ok one more: Arcade Fire? You got it: Canadian. Well...
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